Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. If you don’t already know, November is Canine Epilepsy Awareness Month. Yes, I know it’s early October, so you must be wondering why I’m barking about it so soon. I have a good reason.
This year I’m asking all my fellow Epilepsy Warriors & wagnificent supporters to help me raise Canine Epilepsy awareness globally. Here’s what I want you to do. Get your human to take your picture with a sign showing your “Bark Out” or motto against this horrible disease. Then send it to me by messaging my Facebook page, “Oh, the Life of Olivia“.
Once November arrives I will begin posting the pictures I’ve received. Let’s show the world how strong The Canine Epilepsy Community is.
I will also be holding another auction to raise money for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. They are our charity of choice because they help families who live with canine epilepsy.
My huMom & I are already getting a prize line up prepared. Of course it will include some of our wooftastic Knotty Toys for Good Dogs & Cool Cats. If you would like to donate an item for the Auction, please contact my huMom through my Facebook Page before October 27th. We already have a pawsome donation from Shop Zoo Crew & Beast Bag Boutique. I’m keeping it a secret for now.
CEO Olivia ❤
Five years ago huMom took on the role of Director of Communication for The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy but our story starts a year before that. As Knotty Toys for Good Dogs developed as a brand & company we deligently searched for the right charitable organization to promote & share a portion of our profits with. Given that epilepsy was a issue close to our heart, we wanted to connect with that community.
It was a year into our search when The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy posted they were seeking someone to assist in their online promotion & presence. When Rick selected huMom for the pawsition we were dog gone excited. It was a pawfect fit.
Rick Selwood is the founder & Executive Director of The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy. Although you rarely see him he is responsible for running the behind the online scene components of this wagnificent organization. That means he processes all our applications, speaks directly with many of our applicants & donors, receives & distributes all donations, liaisons between volunteers & donors, as well as handling all our administration responsibilities. Plus so much more. Rick does this while working a full time job, raising a family of both 2 legger’s & 4 legger’s, being a pawsome husband & furbulous friend to many.
We wanted to take this opportunity to bark out, ‘Thank you Rick’ 💜nose nudges💜for all that you & The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy do for us Epi Warriors.
I’ve barked out previously about the Wally Foundation, here & also here.
My huMom & I connect with many online in the canine epilepsy community. We’re grateful for the pawsative, supportive friends that we have met while sharing experiences & resources.
Every day, people having just learned their dog has epilepsy seek out these groups looking for help, emotional support & knowledge, just as we did & continue to do.
It’s been a few years now but we haven’t forgotten what it was like to be new to canine epilepsy. Today we would like to share an earlier blog post entitled, Are You New To Canine Epilepsy?
Your not alone, just reach out a paw.
CEO Olivia ❤