Thursday, 17 December 2015

#LiveGibStrong North Of The Rainbow Bridge With His Silver Harness

If you follow me on my personal Facebook page, or my blog Facebook page, you may have already heard... it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a very special Siberian Husky named Gibson. I know a lot of you reading this know who Gibson is, but for those of you who don't, I will fill you in.

Gibson was an Epi-dog. He was a strong soul, and a loving pup. He shared his story of Canine Epilepsy all over the world, through books, social media, and his hu-moms website. With his hu-moms help (Dorothy from the blog Five Sibe's Mom) did their very best to help educate others on epilepsy. However, as Dorothy lovingly mentions, Gib's epilepsy did not define him. He was a dog on a mission, and each challenge that came his way, he always pulled through, because of his Siberian strength, and the love of his family and friends. I also want to be clear that even though Gib suffered many challenges with his epilepsy... in the end, that is not what took his life. It was discovered that Gibson had a tumor... which had spread.... badly. It was his time to go North of rainbow bridge, and he went peacefully. 

#LiveGibStrong North Of The Rainbow Bridge With His Silver Harness
For you, my dear friend Dorothy, and sweet pup Gibson, in loving memory.

Gibson, in your honor, I created this graphic for you. You have earned your silver harness North Of Rainbow Bridge. Rest easy sweet boy.

Most of you are familiar with the Rainbow Bridge poem for our pets who have passed, but there is a different version of the Rainbow Bridge for Siberian Huskies, which I will share with you now, in honor of Gibson, the Siberian husky. 

North Of Rainbow Bridge

The time comes. A Siberian Husky lifts up its head.

There is an untested adventure beyond. Time to go.

Across the Rainbow Bridge is a place for all dogs.A river runs wide and shallow with tennis balls that fly with their own wings;That is the place for a Labrador or Golden to await its master's arrival.

The Siberian is not content here. Northward is its trail.

There are soft pastures for Aussies and Border Collies, with sheep and geese to pen.Agility equipment grows like trees amid Frisbees and flyball.

But the North continues its sure wild call,And the Siberian's journey continues.

Now the air is colder. Now the moon is always full. Now the light is silver and it breaks and shimmers on fields of bright snow. 

Now there are no roads, no walls, no pens, just endless space to run.This is where Siberians gather, North of the Rainbow Bridge.

They wait in this beautiful place, happy, but not complete.Suddenly, a howl begins, as one dog senses someone coming,Someone very special.

All the Siberians raise their heads and join in the ancient chorus.They dance like moonbeams and sing like winter winds.

There are red ones like dawn streaks, black ones splattered with many colorsAnd silver ones like the first strange hour before light.They line up as if in harness and run together,In a scintillating, many-colored streak.

The leader of the team guides the others past the fieldsAnd river, with racing feet and racing heart.They rush to greet the new arrival at the Rainbow BridgeWhere the leader is rejoined with its beloved person, never to be parted again.

The glory of the reunion is celebrated by allThe Siberians dwelling beyond the Bridge,A glimmering, multicolored team leaping and whirling with joy.

The light from that scene is what we see on magical eveningsIn the northernmost parts of this Earth:The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights beyond the Rainbow Bridge

Today, it is our Pet Parade blog hop. We are all very sad with Gibson's passing, but lets take this time to celebrate his life, and all he has accomplished. So for today, on this Pet Parade, please take a moment to send prayers to Dorothy and her family, and celebrate all life - as it is a precious, precious thing to have. 

Pet Parade blog hop is hosted by Rascal and Rocco
Co hosted by: Bionic Basil, Barking From The Bayou, and me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky. 


  1. I was so sad to learn of Gibson's passing. He was a gorgeous boy and he will definitely be missed! I didn't know there was a different version of the Rainbow Bridge for huskies, that was beautiful! <3

    All my love to Gibson's mom and the rest of his family.

  2. Oh no, how sad! Poor Gibson and his loving family. Hugs.

  3. Oh, we didn't realize there was a special Rainbow Bridge for snow dogs...but how wonderful! That is where several of my Husky friends must be, along with Gib.

  4. So very sad. We had not heard. He went through so much in his life and the tumor. So not fair! Great tribute to him.

  5. So very sorry for your friends loss. I saw this the other day on FB very very sad. Beautiful tribute.

  6. We have been following the Five Sibes and they are such a wonderful bunch. I cried when I read the news of Gibson. Losing fur friends is the hardest part of pet blogging. This is a beautiful tribute. ♥

  7. That is a beautiful tribute to, Gibson. Fly free dear boy.

  8. It is one of the hardest things ever to lose a sweet pup. That is a beautiful poem.

  9. So sad to hear Gibson has crossed the bridge. I feel for his family. Lovely tribute to him ~RascalandRocco

  10. Your graphic is beautiful, and I had never heard that version of the Rainbow Bridge...it brought tears. We are so sad for Gibson's family.
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. We heard about Gibson going to the bridge. We send comforting purrs to his family.

  12. Everyone loved Gibson - he was such a strong dog!!! We are so very sad for Dorothy and her other sibes. Gibson will truly be missed. Soft woos and gentle hugs to his family.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  13. Gosh I am very sorry to hear that Gibson passed.

  14. This is such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful and special dog. Dorothy and Gibson helped so many people and dogs dealing with Canine Epilepsy. My heart goes out to Dorothy, she's had a tough time these last few months and now this. Goodbye Gib, you beautiful Sibe, enjoy playing Epi-Free at the Rainbow Bridge!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  15. Thank you for your kind words everyone. Gibson will definitely be missed by all :(


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