On today’s show, we welcome back Nanette Willis, owner, creator, and baker of Sassy’s Goodies in Springfield, Missouri, a US Military wife, and Siberian Husky parent to Sassy (her company’s namesake), Bentley, Jake, and Sassy’s little girl, puppy Bella.* Nanette, who has joined in our FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness and Educational Campaign, is the baker behind the new “Gib Nibs” – a wholesome, gluten-free, dog treat created with healthy ingredients with the Epi-dog in mind that was debuted on International Epilepsy Day, the second Monday of February. The treats are handcrafted with organic oats, homegrown veggies, and homemade beef pureé. Nanette also says they are low in fat, gluten-free, and contain no salt, rosemary, sugar, or preservatives. The “Gib Nibs” recipe is based on the FiveSibes wooly Siberian Husky Gibson’s diet, that Nanette says are also good for dogs with diabetes, and a treat that all dogs will love the taste of!
Nanette will also be perennially DONATING a portion of sales from each bag of “Gib Nibs” to The Wally Foundation (TWF) for Canine Epilepsy. TWF offers possible financial assistance to help families, rescues, and fosters of dogs diagnosed with idiopathic Epilepsy.
Links for Resources in This Show:
To order “Gib Nibs” and other Sassy’s Goodies, visit their Website and Online Store at: http://www.sassysgoodies.net/
To read more about the debut of “Gib Nibs,” and listen to an earlier show featuring Nanette, check out the FiveSibes blog post here: https://fivesibes.blogspot.com/2018/02/epilepsy-day-debut-of-gib-nibs-to.html
For information on Siberian Husky Breed and Canine Epilepsy, visit FiveSibes Website at: www.FiveSibes.com
For more info on The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thewallyfoundation/ or visit their Website at: www.TheWallyFoundation.com.
To read more about International Epilepsy Days, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/public-awareness/international-epilepsy-day
FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FiveSibes
FiveSibes on Twitter: @FiveSibesMom
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. Her book, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy was selected as the NYC Big Book Award for 2017 in the Pet Category.
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 and educational 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, new grandson, and an adopted feral kitty. You can follow Dorothy and her FiveSibes on social media over on their website at www.FiveSibes.com and at FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews on Facebook.
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