Olivia’s Barkday Auction Begins Today

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today is tail wagging exciting for us at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. That’s because my Silent Barkday Auction begins today. I hope you’ll pawticipate because the money raised goes to a good cause, our charity of choice, The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy.

Here’s how to take part in the auction. Starting today (June 17th), on my Facebook page, Oh, the Life of Olivia, you’ll see the post for the auction pinned to the top of the page. You will see pictures of each prize being auctioned with a minimum bid. Click on the picture of the prize you wish to bid on & like a silent auction, you can post your bid in the comments. If someone outbids you, just post again with a higher bid. We have decided to extend the auction, so we will cut off bidding at Midnight, June 23rd & will announce the winner next Monday. Payment can be done through PayPal or eTransfer.

I bet you’re now wondering what you can win. Well, you’ll just have to visit my Facebook page to sniff out the prizes. Best of luck to all who pawticipate.

CEO Olivia

Olivia’s Barkday Auction

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Good day everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. As many of you know, I was adopted from a shelter, the Quinte Humane society  My actual birthday is unknown, but we know it was sometime in late spring/early summer, so my huMom decided we would share one. That makes June 21st, the first day of summer, my official “Barkday”.

This year I’ve told huMom that I would like to celebrate by holding another auction & we will once again donate the money raised to the Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy.

You’ll be helping a good cause. The Wally foundation helps qualifying families, shelters & rescues by helping to cover the costs of AED’s (Anti epilepsy drugs). They also redistribute unused medications that have been donated.

Here’s how you can participate. Starting next Monday, June 17th, on my Facebook page, Oh, the Life of Olivia, you’ll see the post for the auction pinned to the top of the page. We will have pictures of each toy being auctioned with a minimum bid. Click on the picture of the toy you wish to bid on & like a silent auction, you can post your bid in the comments. If someone outbids you, just post again with a higher bid. We will cut off bidding at Midnight, June 20th & then will announce the winner on my Barkday. Payment can be done through PayPal or eTransfer.

Best of luck to all who enter.

CEO Olivia

Are You New To Canine Epilepsy?

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CEO Olivia

You’ve adopted a good dog, that’s wooftastic. You’ve enriched three lives, yours, the new good dog & the good dog you just made room for at the shelter. But when adopting, often the history of the dog may not be known. What if your new dog has epilepsy? Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Hello, my name is Olivia & I live with canine epilepsy.

My huMom had worked in the veterinary field for many years & had some limited experience with epileptic dogs, yet my first seizure was still terrifying for her. Don’t feel bad if your frightened. At the first opportunity after that first seizure, you should get your good dog to the vet for an assessment. If you get the diagnosis of canine epilepsy, don’t despair, it can be managed. Ask your vet lots of questions & if you’re not satisfied, seek out a vet more experienced with canine epilepsy.

Having a good dog with epilepsy requires devotion, patience & a huge heart. Strict regimes must be followed for medications. Those regimes may change several times over the years as may the medications. Finding the right cocktail may take time & what works now may not work later.

You must be prepared for an event 24/7. A degree of selflessness is always required when caring for a companion animal, more so if this includes battling epilepsy. It’s not about you, in fact, you must leave your ego behind & your emotions in check because you have to remain focused, calm & attentive.

Knowledge is power, so learn all you can, there is an abundance of information out there & research is ongoing. There are many support groups that can be found on the internet.  Many families are fighting the same fight as you.

Follow me on my Facebook page, Oh the life of Olivia. There you can connect with other epi-warriors like myself & their families.

The Wally Foundation is our charity of choice because they help qualifying families with the cost of epilepsy medications & medical costs.

Canine Epilepsy Resources is a site with an abundance of information.

You can also download my free eBooks, there are more coming soon.

Just remember, you’re not alone. There are many, many dogs living with epilepsy. Reach out, educate yourself, be flexible to change. Your good dog is depending on you.

CEO Olivia