We had the most wonderful delivery come via snail mail just the other day...It was a book! Not just any book, Dears...oh no. It was What's Wrong With Gibson?, written by Dorothy Wills-Raftery and illustrated by Michelle Littler. It's a touching children's book about canine epilepsy, told with love and compassion from the FiveSibes mom herself.
|"Look at our awesome new book! So many pictures of my cousins!"|
The story unfolds in rhyme, sweetly illustrating the FiveSibes pack at play. I won't spoil it for you, but I will tell you that through their seizure experience, they teach us some great information. The story is moving and actually had me choking back tears - I'm a big sap after all. Harley knows just what to do, and shows her pack to act with care and love in supporting big brother, Gibson.
|"Come here, Fenway, I'm going to read you a story about seizures..." "Seizures?! They sound scary!!"|
I remember watching my first seizure as a vet tech. I can still see that poor Rottweiler's body shaking and tensing, while her head hit the hard floor. We placed a towel under her until it was over, waiting anxiously for the electrical storm in her brain to stop. My heart goes out to all those that suffer from epilepsy and are forced to endure it alongside their kiddos.
|"I'm too scared to look..."|
|"Nyxie, do we have to be worried about epilepsy?"|
Please support Dorothy by heading over to ArcticHouse Publishing and buying a copy. Please visit my friend, Dorothy at FiveSibes to read more about her fantastic pack, and please buy What's Wrong With Gibson - a percentage of each book will be donated by the author to Canine Epilepsy Resources!
|"I've got you covered, Little Brother. Let's read it together..."|
|"We don't have to be scared! Thanks to The FiveSibes, we know how to handle seizures!"|