Welcome to the FiveSibes™ website, a virtual dog park where our motto is “If it’s about a Siberian Husky and/or Canine Epilepsy, we’ll chat about it!” Many of you already know of the FiveSibes ~ five Siberian Huskies named Harley, Gibson, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit ~ from the FiveSibes™ blog, the FiveSibes Tales books, social media sites, as well as from conversations with their “FiveSibesMom,” award-winning author and photojournalist Dorothy Wills-Raftery on air during the “The Sibe Vibe” show she hosts on Dog Works Radio. This website brings all the different FiveSibes facets together under one doghouse roof so you can easily connect with any or all of them! You can get to know each of the FiveSibes and the FiveSibesMom a little better (in the bio section), check on what book or project is coming up next, view FiveSibes videos, and be able to purchase one of Dorothy’s books.
Please be sure to visit the Canine Epilepsy section for lots of information and resources on seizures, the FiveSibes Epi-boy Gibson, and the #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign for information, links, and fundraising events to benefit Epi-dogs worldwide.
There is also a section for information on the Siberian Husky breed, Siberian Husky rescues, resources for if you’ve lost or found a Siberian Husky, current pet food recalls, how to tune in to “The Sibe Vibe” Dog Works Radio show, visit ArcticHouse Publishing to purchase books and FiveSibes items, and check out the library of Dorothy’s published canine articles and product reviews.
Have a book or pet item you’d like reviewed and shared on our social media? Would you like FiveSibes as an affiliate sponsor? We can do that, too! If we don’t use it or believe in it, you won’t find it on FiveSibes! Interested? Check out our “Bark About It” Press Kit for details!
We hope you’ll bookmark our site, come back and visit often, and make FiveSibes.com one of your go-to resources!
Meet the FiveSibesMom
Dorothy Wills-Raftery, known as the “FiveSibesMom,” is an award-winning author, writer, editor, photographer, and public relations specialist with vast experience in the educational and pet care fields. She and her family share their home with five full-blooded Siberian Huskies, as well as a rehabilitated feral cat that adopted them. The Huskies, fondly known at the FiveSibes, are Dorothy’s inspiration for the FiveSibes™ blog – the globally top-ranked Siberian Husky site at http://fivesibes.blogspot.com, where she shares a peek into the lives of the FiveSibes, talks about canine healthcare, Canine Epilepsy, Siberian Husky and canine news, hosts a Flashback Friday Blog Hop, Merry Meme Mondays, shares recipes and her Canine Cooking Corner videos and features, and book and product reviews. She also administers the FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews community Facebook page, and is a member of BlogPaws.
Dorothy’s published canine-related books include EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy; the FiveSibes™ Tales illustrated children’s books - What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy (Awarded “Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016), and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness (“Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine in 2015 & 2016); and Buddy, the Christmas Husky (“Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine in 2014, 2015 & 2016). Her books are available through www.ArcticHousePublishing.com and on Amazon.com.
Dorothy is a long-time member of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and the Pet Photographers of America Alliance, and is a member of BlogPaws. Dorothy is a contributing writer to American Pet Magazine, Ruff Drafts, The Sled Dogger Magazine, 4Knines.com, Hudson Valley Paw Prints, and Kings River Life Magazine. She is a DWAA 2015 three-time “Excellence” award nominee, was named “Best in Print Author 2015” by American Pet Magazine, and chosen as “Best Author 2015” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
Dorothy works closely with several Siberian Husky and northern breed dog rescues on behind-the-scenes projects, as well as with the ASPCA® on various dog advocacy media campaigns.
As an official Ambassador for the international Purple Day® for Epilepsy since 2012, Dorothy founded the #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign to bring awareness and hope to others about dogs living with Canine Epilepsy. She has raised funds for Canine Epilepsy Resources (www.canine-epilepsy.com) Epil-K9 Foundation’s “Emma’s Seizure Fund” housed at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and for The Wally Foundation (TWF) for Canine Epilepsy, where she is a volunteer Case Manager helping other Epi-parents in need. Dorothy has conducted several Canine Epilepsy research surveys that she shares with NCSU in the hopes of helping to find important links in dogs with Canine Epilepsy. She has partnered up with House Woof Dog Biscuits from Vermont who used Gibson as their model to create a new, wholesome treat specially formulated with the Epi-dog in mind, called “Gibbie Snacks,” where $1 from each bag sold is donated to The Wally Foundation that offers possible financial assistance to rescues/fosters/parents of dogs diagnosed with idiopathic Canine Epilepsy.
In Memory of Gibson
Our FiveSibes DzGibsondz Les Paul of Mystic Mountain
January 6, 2006 ~ December 16, 2015
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