Today Is International Epilepsy Day

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CEO Oliva observes International Epilepsy Day

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here, as you know, I live with idiopathic canine epilepsy. Today is International Epilepsy Day. It’s observed annually on the second Monday of February.

International Epilepsy Day began in 2015. Organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy & the International League Against Epilepsy. It’s a day for humans who live with epilepsy to share their experiences & stories with a global audience. The day also calls for all people to advocate for appropriate legislation that will guarantee human rights of people with epilepsy & encourages those with epilepsy to live to their fullest potential. I’m sure they feel the same about us good dogs.

Today, I want to remind everyone of two things.

1. Knotty Toys for Good Dogs donates a portion of our sales profit to the Wally Foundation for Canine Epilepsy, a non profit who educate, advocate & assists qualifying individuals & organizations such as rescues & shelters with the costs of medication & medical costs.

2. We have free eBooks about living with canine epilepsy. They were written for those who are new to living with canine epilepsy. If you’d like to download them, just paw the eBooks link in the menu at the top of this page.

How will you be observing International Epilepsy Day? I hope you’re wearing purple.

CEO Olivia

Olivia’s Barkday Card Drive

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CEO Olivia

Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Very soon it will be June 21st. Not only is it the 1st day of Summer, it’s also my Barkday! I will be turning 8 years young this year. To celebrate I’m asking everyone to join my card drive on behalf of our charity of choice, the Wally Foundation. They help qualifying families, Rescues & Shelters with the costs of AED’s (anti epileptic drugs)& also collect & redistribute medications that have been donated.

I have been blessed to be shown such love & support, through social media, from all over the world. I want to give back & help my fellow epi-warriors. They are the good dogs & cats that like me, live with epilepsy.

So here’s what I’d like for my Barkday this year, please send me a Barkday card with a $1 donation for the Wally Foundation. You can also make your donation digitally through PayPal, the account is wally@thewallyfoundation.com  If you use PayPal leave a note & just say, “Olivia’s Barkday”. Either way, in return, I’ll enter you into a draw for a Knotty Toy for Good Dogs prize pack that will include:

  • A Big Gnaw from Knotty Toys for Good Dogs
  • A Pack of delicious Gib Nibs donated by Sassy’s Goodies
  • A copy of, “What’s Wrong with Gibson”, donated by Dorothy Wills-Raftery of FiveSibes
  • A Purple Bracelet donated by epi warrior Lexi & her HooMom, Yvette of Feathered Sunsets
  • A Purple T Shirt designed by Dean Russo & an engraved Dog Tag donated by Critter Comforts.
  • A $25 USD Amazon gift card donated by Rick Selwood, executive director of the Wally Foundation

Although the Wally Foundation is in the U.S.A. it helps out worldwide, so together we can help the global community of Canine Epi-Warriors. I believe that no family should be forced to decide their good dogs fate due to financial stress. Epilepsy is costly to manage & there is no shame in needing assistance.

You can send your card to me at:

Olivia c/o Knotty Toys for Good Dogs

P.O. Box 125, Coe Hill, ON.

K0L 1P0, Canada

Thank you everyone.

CEO Olivia in a Purple ScarfCEO Olivia

 

 

 

 

It’s Olivia’s Gotcha Day

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CEO Olivia here. Today I am most excited. It was on this day that I was adopted by my huMom from the Quinte Humane Society back in 2011. I had been there for three long months before she showed up looking for a companion for my late fur bro Micky Moo Man.

While at the shelter, everyone called me Molly. My huMom renamed me Olivia after Olivia the Pig. Olivia has an “I can do anything” attitude that comes from knowing she’s loved.

It was a long time ago but I do remember that upon arriving at my new home, as soon as I found it, I leaped on my huMom’s bed, declaring it mine too. My huMom took this picture of me, capturing the moment. You can see I’m still wearing my pink collar from the Humane Society.  The picture at the top is from later that day after huMom removed “Molly’s” collar. 💜

Since that day, my huMom has been the light of my life & she tells me she feels the same about me. I know that I’m loved, I have my pack & I know I never have to fight that epi-monster alone.

I’m off to celebrate with a run in the woods followed by a special cake & then a nap, on my bed. 😉

CEO Olivia

Until Midnight tonight, February 19th, we will be donating our sales profits to the Wally Foundation for Canine Epilepsy, a non profit who educate, advocate & assists qualifying individuals & organizations such as rescues & shelters with the costs of medication & medical costs.


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