Jeanaann Barnaby has lived and worked with dogs her whole life. She has both worked professionally & as a volunteer in several animal clinics and animal rescues in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. At present, in addition to being Hu-Mom to Suzy Q the Rotti/Hound cross, G.G. the pot-bellied pig, and cats Dottie and Jerry Underfoot, she is also the Hu-Mom of Olivia, a Bull Terrier/Lab mix who was adopted from a shelter in February 2011, and is an Epi-warrior and Canine Epilepsy ambassador whose Facebook page, Oh, the Life of Olivia, has over 11,000 followers.
Jeanaann began making hemp toys for Olivia, and then for friends’ dogs, and soon launched her own home business, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs, where she says Olivia is the CEO (Canine Executive Officer)! In addition to her store, Jeanaann also shares information on Canine Epilepsy Awareness in her blog as well as on Oh, the Life of Olivia page, and she donates a portion of her Knotty Toys sales to The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy (TWF), where she is also their online communications director. TWF is a non-profit organization that offers possible financial assistance for much needed anti-seizure medications to families, rescues, and fosters of dogs diagnosed with idiopathic Canine Epilepsy.
You can follow Jeanaann and her Epi-dog, Olivia, at:
Oh, the Life of Olivia on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OhTheLifeofOlivia
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs – https://knottytoysforgooddogs.wordpress.com/
Other Links for Resources in this Show:
FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FiveSibes/
FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness – www.fivesibes.com/k-9-epilepsy-awareness.html
The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy – www.TheWallyFoundation.com
The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thewallyfoundation/
Host, Dorothy Wills-Raftery’s Bio:
Dorothy Wills-Raftery is an award-winning photojournalist and author of EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy; the FiveSibes™ Tales children’s books What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness; and Buddy, the Christmas Husky~Based On A True Holiday Miracle (ArcticHouse Publishing). She is the creator, writer, and photographer of her award-winning international FiveSibes blog. Dorothy and her Siberian Huskies have been featured in American Dog Magazine, and her work has appeared in American Pet Magazine, Ruff Drafts, The Sled Dogger, and Kings River Life Magazine. She is a regular author contributor to the 4Knines blog and Hudson Valley Paw Print Magazine. Dorothy is the writer and host of “The Sibe Vibe,” which debuted on Dog Works Radio in August 2012, where the motto is, “If it’s about a Siberian Husky, we’ll chat about it!”
Named “Best Author” in 2015 & 2016 by Hudson Valley Magazine, and all four of her books named “Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine, Dorothy is a 5-time Dog Writers of America Association “Excellence” nominee, including a nod for “Excellence” for the “Talking Canine Epilepsy” episode of The Sibe Vibe featuring Dr. Karen Muñana and Julie Nettifee of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, Dorothy was awarded the prestigious Maxwell Medallion for her blog article on rescue dogs in FiveSibes.
An official International Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambassador since 2012 and a volunteer case manager for The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, Dorothy is the creator of the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness campaign inspired by her own Epi-dog, Siberian Husky, Gibson.
In addition to her Siberian Huskies, Dorothy shares her home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and new grandson. You can follow Dorothy and her FiveSibes on their website at www.FiveSibes.com, on Facebook at FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews, on Google + and Twitter (@FiveSibesMom).
Links and Resources for Dog Works Radio:
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- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
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