FiveSibes™ #LiveGibStrong/#Paws4Purple Highlights Purple Day®

FiveSibes™ #LiveGibStrong/#Paws4Purple Highlights Purple Day®

With TWO Special Events For You to Participate In!

It’s that time of year ~ Purple Day® for Epilepsy, where we here at FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong advocate for the awareness and education about dogs living with Canine Epilepsy, and Purple Day is a day to share all things Epilepsy, both K9 and Human. And we have a lot of fun things going on to help educate and support others going through this journey, and we hope you’ll join in!

First up…

I am so pleased to announce that, with the support of North Carolina State Companion Animal Epilepsy Research Lab (, and through my #Paws4Purple Canine Epilepsy Initiative with Purple Day® Every Day (, we are excited to announce a Call-Out for “Creative Caregivers in Canine Epilepsy” submissions, and they can be your creative artwork, journal entries, essays, and photos relating in some manner to Epi-dog Caregiver Support that we will then put into a video format to share publicly via blog, social media, etc.! So through your CREATIVE submissions, whether it is artwork, photography, essays, dog journal entries, however you would like to share in a creative way (nothing explicit, please), tell us about caring for your Epi-dog ~and~ caring for ourselves, the caregiver.


#FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong #K9EpilepsyAwareness


“I know this journey can be so hard-but it also can be filled with connection, growth and other opportunities.” 

 ~Julie Ann Nettifee, RVT, MS, VTS (Neurology) 


North Carolina State Companion Animal Epilepsy Research Lab


2020 American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse Award Winner


However you’d like to show what a Caregiver goes through, or how to feel supported as a Caregriver,  whether by art, photos, essays, or journal entries, we will be happy to share. This is the first time we are highlighting the Caregiver, and we looking forward to your entries!

As Julie Ann Nettifee  RVT, MS, VTS (Neurology) at North Carolina State Companion Animal Epilepsy Research Lab notes, “I know this journey can be so hard-but it also can be filled with connection, growth and other opportunities.”

These entries that you send us we will help 

us help other Caregivers of Epi-dogs!

And that is what we are all about – offering informational resources and links to support services for those who are on this journey with a dog who has Epilepsy, like I was with my beautiful boy, Gibson. Information is just a keyboard click away! Be sure to check out our FREE FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K9 Epilepsy Online Resource Library for links to lots of important information and our #Paws4Purple Purple Day® Every Day Initiative for FREE digital downloads or you can request FREE informational hard copies of bookmarks and poster to have at home, or share with your vet, groomer, dog day care, dog walker, shelters, rescues, etc.  (Simply Email: The important thing is, You are not alone! Information is just a keyboard click away.

Go To FREE Library HERE

WHAT TO SEND: For all entries, please include:

  • your name,
  • your Epi-dog’s name, and
  • state/country you live in.

NOTE: Submission grants us permission to use your art/story ~and~ constitutes that you are the owner/copyright owner of the submission, granting us permission to use it in the above manner.

We are excited to see what you send in! 

Next Up…



March 26th is the day! 

WE GO LIVE ON MARCH 26, 2023 at 12:01 AM EDT

Grab Our Special Badge here! Put on your

Post and link up with our blog!


 Look for the March 26 Post at:


Join Us! Link up your blog post on Canine Epilepsy, or Human Epilepsy, and share your purple photos in support for these brave dogs and humans living with Epilepsy and use our badge above to follow along! Our hashtags are:










According to Purple Day® founder Cassidy Megan, this is a day to not fear those who have seizures and break through all the misconceptions. Here at FiveSibes, we focus on dogs. So let’s join together and show our support for Epi-dogs and their Caregivers! Your blog/social media posts do not have to be just about dogs with Epilepsy, they can also be about Humans! We are all in this together.


How to Link Up?

Simply come back to this blog at on March 26th any time after 12:01 EDT and link up to our post! Link will be open all week!

We all can then share our post so others can “hop around” and visit all

the blog/social media posts to share our stories, whether in

words, art, or photographs!

See you all then!

Dorothy Wills-Raftery of the FiveSibes & #LiveGibStrong

Purple Day Ambassador Since 2012

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