An Icy Christmas in August

 "Icy" poses with my Buddy, the Christmas Husky book!
Today we are joining in the "Awww Mondays" with this (p)awesome shot! Thanks so much to Cathy Armato of for this great photo of her beautiful Siberian Husky "Icy" with my book Buddy, the Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle!
This book was based on the true story of beloved Buddy (who became quite famous and you can follow over on his Mama Shay's Buddy, the Christmas Husky Facebook page HERE). Buddy was abandoned and abused and hardly recognizable when found. He could barely walk, was all alone, in the snow on a busy street where passersby beeped at him and never stopped. Thankfully, he saved by a Good Samaritan on Christmas morn. I recently shared a fond #FlashbackFriday post all about Buddy's visit to join me in a Book Signing - if you missed that post, you can read all about it and see the video HERE.
This book is a heartbreaking-to-heartwarming tale of how love can heal a dog. It is beautifully illustrated by the talented artist (and my dear friend) Barbara K. Slocum, and also contains actual photographs showing Buddy's journey and transformation into a gorgeous boy. 

My #FiveSibes Wolfie is joined by our friend Mickey Padesky's beautiful "Mishka" the Therapy Dog in this advert for the book!


And...$2 from the book was donated to Buddy's Fund to help other homeless Huskies rescued by MUSH Rescue in Atlanta, GA, where now-furangel Buddy's Mama Shay carries on Buddy's legacy by volunteering and fostering many MUSH Huskies in need.

We have a VERY limited numbered of Buddy books left. You can purchase one below through our Buy Now button (where you can choose PayPal or a Credit Card or Debit Card). You may also visit HERE on our FiveSibes ArcticHouse Books & Gift Shoppe to add other books or items to your shopping cart (please indicate "For Friends/Family" so we can make a donation), and $2 from each Buddy book purchased will be donated to the Mama Shay's Buddy Fund for MUSH Rescue!

Many thanks to Icy and her hu-mom Cathy for purchasing a Buddy book (we donated the $2 already to Buddy's Buddies fund) and for sharing this great pic with us! 
Sending out my thanks to the "Awww Mondays" blog hop host,



  1. Aw, what a great shot and what a fun read.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  2. Dorothy thank you So much for including Icy's photo in your post! I love the story of Buddy the rescued Christmas Husky. It brought tears to my eyes immediately, and as always your story was so well written! I wish all rescue dogs could get the kind of second chance Buddy did. What an extraordinary final chapter he had.


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