It’s March & you pawsitively must mark your calendars on March 26th. It’s Purple Day!
Purple Day is the internationally recognized day of epilepsy awareness! It was an idea created by Canadian Megan Cassidy who was motivated by her own struggles & journey with epilepsy. It was her hope that Purple Day would get people talking about epilepsy, share personal information, educate, support & inform those living with epilepsy & let them know they that they are not alone. With the help of ‘The Epilepsy Association of The Maritimes‘ Megan Cassidy’s idea was developed in 2008 & is now know as Purple Day.
Like humans, we dogs & cats can also live with epilepsy. I, CEO Olivia have been diagnosed & living with Idiopathic Epilepsy for just over 9 years. As we are often known for sharing, ‘When someone in the family lives with epilepsy, everyone in the family lives with epilepsy.’ That’s why we ‘Show our Purple & invite you to Show your Purple!’ during the month of March. It’s a pawsome way to get people talking about epilepsy.
We have already been contacted by our friend & fellow Epilepsy Warrior Sasha Pina about her Purple Day event, ‘Lace’EM Up For Epilepsy’ (race will be ran May 2, 2021). Dot & Jerry Underfoot have been working on something for Purple Day which we will bark about at another time & I am pawsitive The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy will have a Purple Day announcement as well. We always want to hear from you & what your Purple Day plans are. Do you have an event you would like to share with us? Go ahead, we’re can’t wait to hear about it!
In the coming weeks we have some wooftastic epilepsy related topics to share with you so sniff your way back & get the dirt on this neurological disorder & see me always looking furbulous in purple.
CEO Olivia ❤
Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. I’m still recovering from my last fight with the Epi Monster, but I did manage to sniff out some pawsome artwork by artist Martin Wittfooth. He is a painter who was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Finland, but now calls New York City his home.
Wittfooth’s oil paintings are set in atmospheric landscapes rendered over many paint layers on canvas, linen, or wood panels. The worlds created in Wittfooth’s paintings implore the viewer to question the status quo, to challenge that which is taken for granted, & to proceed with caution.
Have a pawsome weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian 🇨🇦 followers.
Remember to get your human to take your picture with a sign showing your “Bark Out” for November’s Month of Canine Epilepsy Awareness. Then send it to me by messaging my Facebook page, “Oh, the Life of Olivia“. We will then share them to with the world.
CEO Olivia ❤
Today we are remembering with love BFF Epi Warrior & Ambassador Ruger & send 💜gentle nose nudges💜 to his Mom & Dad🐾
Ruger was a purebred English Staffordshire Terrier born in Australia on March 28 2010. Ruger created his Facebook page December 2013. He became an Internet Pup Sensation. Ruger loved to make people smile, laugh & make people love one another.
More importantly, he created his page to raise awareness of canine epilepsy. Ruger developed canine epilepsy in August 2013 just past his 3rd birthday. Ruger showed the world that even with epilepsy he lived a full & happy life. Ruger lived life to the fullest & brought endless joy & happiness to everyone he met pup to face & through his Facebook page ‘Ruger The Staffy’.
Ruger lived his life by his mantra, ‘There are no disabilities in life, only ignorance & bad attitude.” He made every day ‘THE BEST DAY EVER!’
Ruger we will never forget you, never stop missing you, loving you, & we will continue to raise & support those effected by epilepsy or any struggle in your honor – Ruger’s Mom & Dad.
🐾💜RUGER THE STAFFY 💜 March 28 2010 – June 30 2015💜🐾