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Woo! It's Our 13th Blogiversary!

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  February 23, 2010 - the date that I launched this blog with a post on Pet Dental Health. Now, here I am celebrating 13 years of blogging! Wow! In some ways, it seems incredible that I've been writing this FiveSibes™ blog for that long, and in other ways, it feels like it was only yesterday.  So much has happened over the past baker's dozen of years--from talking about our every day lives to sharing videos of my fab five singing (and Gibson's famous hip-hop dance style!), to the announcement of my books and articles based on and/or inspired by them, their YouTube videos, the launch of my "The Sibe Vibe" show on Dog Works Radio, to our Canine Cooking Corner, to poetry and stories, to being recognized with the Dog Writers Association of America's prestigous Maxwell Medallion for Excellence, to becoming the top-ranked Siberian Husky blog, and so much more! It's all so incredible. My celebratory mood is dulled as they are no longer with me, but their persona

February Challenge ❤️ Love Your Pet (Every)Day!

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  My Fabulous FiveSibes in their favorite spot on our deck. Always (and Now Forever) Together FiveSibes is  joining in Zoolatry's February Challenge! Says Zoolatry, "We tend to think of Valentine's Day, love and friendship when February arrives.  We arbitrarily chose Wednesday ~ and are suggesting that on February 1 - 8 - 15 and 22 ~ we celebrate in our blog postings, through images and words ~ love, friendship, kindness, caring."  I'm so in!  These Five of mine, were so loved and fill my days with so much joy. They always were close together, and here they are in their fave spot on our deck and how I see them in mind's eye today. February is love, and they truly embodied what love is for me, and they gave so much love in return. This photos is in honor of yesterday's "National Love Your Pet Month," to share how we loved our pets, which really is every single day, isn't it? Hope you all have a fun, loving day!     ❤️           Back to o

I Carry Your Hearts With Me on a #FlashbackFriday

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  #Flashback ~ Harley, Chloe, Wolf & Bandit ~ 2018   Since this week was Valentine's Day and February being the month of L❤️VE ... I thought this flashback was perfect. I miss these days, and always will. Forever in my heart and forever bringing me smiles, my dear FiveSibes, for I carry your hearts with me for always.   "I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)." ~E.E. Cummings   💛 Memories Are Visits For the Heart 💛     You're Invited...to a Blog Hop!         Blog & FiveSibes Photos       Come join us each week and share your fave   Memory Lane pics from yesteryear or yesterday!  Simply grab our badge, be sure to link to us, join the linky list  below so others can come and visit your blog, and have some fun joining in our weekly Flashback Friday Blog Hop!  Link open all week!             Visit our FiveSibes Fac

February Challenge ❤️ #SiberianHuskies in Love

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  The FiveSibes OG Love Birds ~ Gibson & Harley "Will You Accept This Rose?" FiveSibes is  joining in Zoolatry's February Challenge! Says Zoolatry, "We tend to think of Valentine's Day, love and friendship when February arrives.  We arbitrarily chose Wednesday ~ and are suggesting that on February 1 - 8 - 15 and 22 ~ we celebrate in our blog postings, through images and words ~ love, friendship, kindness, caring."  I'm so in!  Nothing said "In Love" more than Gibson's love for Harley! He was smitten by her from the moment he came home at four months!     ❤️           Back to our Home Page and Our Other Pages, inuding Our About the Breed Page and Our #LiveGibStrong On-Line K-9 Epilepsy Resource Page, ArcticHouse Books & Gifts Shoppe & so much more!  Just click on "More" Pages at top of blog .      

Did You Know ...? Get Your K9 Epilepsy Info Here!

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This year, International Epilepsy Day celebrates its 8th anniversary, being founded in 2015. And since it falls so close to Valentine's Day ...it's a great reminder to show a whole lot of love for our Epi-dogs (dogs with epilepsy)!  After years of experience with Gibson, my Epi-dog and 14 years of research as a result, I created my FiveSibes FREE online #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Online Resource Library to help other families who are on the epilepsy journey with their dogs in an effort to let them know:  A) They are NOT alone, and  B) Help is just a keyboard click away!   Who is Gibson of #LiveGibStrong? Gibson was a beautiful wooly Siberian Husky and a beloved member of the FiveSibes family. Diagnosed with idiopathic Canine Epilepsy at age three in 2009, he is the beautiful face behind the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, created by author and "FiveSibesMom" Dorothy Wills-Raftery. The idea behind #LiveGi