Friday, September 21, 2018

Goodbye Summer! Welcome Autumn!


Flashback Photo: Gibson, Autumn 2015



"And all at once, 
Summer collapsed into Fall." 

~Oscar Wilde



While today is the last official day of Summer here, Mother Nature sure does not want to let go! We are greeting Autumn with yet another muggy day. As my gif above says, bring on the cooler days already! Meanwhile, our Harley is enjoying the last of the summer pool days!


Today's Flashback Friday photo up top is such a special memory. My beloved Gibson had just rallied (again) from hind end weakness due to his epilepsy medications. He also had slipped during the winter, which only added injury to insult. Together, we rehabbed slowly each day with Gibson in a sling harness so I could help him walk by taking the weight off his hind end. On this gorgeous day in Autumn 2015, he conquered the yard yet once again all on his own, harness-free! I think the joy and freedom in his face and body while he crunched around without a harness in the fallen golden leaves just says it all! My heart surged right along with this amazing, brave, and determined boy! He was my inspiration for sure! Little did I know, this would be my last Autumn with him before he left for the Rainbow Bridge that December. 

That photo, that memory, that very special dog...fills my heart with so much love. I sure do miss him. I am thankful for these precious times and Flashback Fridays to relive those joyous moments!




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Friday, September 14, 2018

#FiveSibes Photobombed on a Flashback Friday!


"Let life surprise you!"

If you know about Siberian Huskies, they can be real characters! Silly is their middle name, and they love to interact with each other and their humans. Today's Flashback Photo is from July 2017, when an unexpected visitor photobombed the FiveSibes, who were pretty unimpressed! Only Harley was happy to see the old toy, a favorite of her love, Gibson's. Perhaps she recognized it? Or, the girl just wanted to have some fun playing with it! Wolf thought it was all pretty silly, and Chloe, well, nothing gets her up out of bed except food! BOL!

Do your pets like surprises?


Come join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane in our weekly FiveSibes Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Whether you share a photo of your pet (fave family, vacation, and landscape flashback pics welcome, too) from yesterday or yesteryear, let's have fun looking back over the amazing lives of our pets and past memories! What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend, too! We know how busy everyone one is, so the blog hop is open all week, so join in any time! Simply grab our badge below and add to your post along with a link to us, and let's see those wonderful photos! Be sure to hop along and visit other blogs, too!


Thursday, September 13, 2018

May All Be Safe In Hurricane Florence's Path & Our #FiveSibes Safety Tips


We here at FiveSibes are keeping everyone who will be affected by Hurricane Florence in our thoughts and prayers.  If you are evacuating, please be sure to take your pets to either wherever you are going, or safely with a friend out of the hurricane's path. 

Above we share a few important tips to keep in mind. Please feel free to share! It is also posted (and you can share) on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page.

Our #1 Tip: Please, do not leave your pet(s) behind. If you need to evacuate, please call ahead to the shelter or place you will be staying to be sure they accept pets. Some do not permit animals.

Our #2 Tip: When traveling, please be sure to crate or safety belt your pet in the vehicle.

Our #3 Tip: Be sure to have both tags and microchip info up-to-date (including at the vet's office where the microchip company calls),  just in case they escape from you.

Our #4 Tip:  Bring along a fully-stocked "to go" First Aid Kit, and include meds, supplements, pet's ID, health records, emergency contact information, extra harness and leash, and bottles of water, food, treats, and dishes. Don't forget your pets favorite "lovey" stuffy or blanket to help keep them calm.


In the event your pet becomes lost (and we sure hope not), or you find another lost pet in your travels, check our listing of Lost & Found resources on our website at FiveSibes.com


Above all, please be safe. 


Today we are joining in the weekly Pet Parade Blog Hop hosted by Dash Kitten, Bionic Basil, and Barking From the Bayou. 


Sadly, Basil, one of the co-hosts of The Pet Parade, has crossed The Rainbow Bridge. Today's blog post is dedicated in his memory. Please stop by Bionic Basil's blog to read a touching tribute and leave some warm memories or words of comfort for Basil's family.
Run Free Forever, Basil.



Friday, September 7, 2018

Lovely September Token on a Flashback Friday!



"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer."
~Helen Hunt Jackson

September is my favorite month! It's not just because it's my birth month, but because it truly is a lovely time of year giving us both Summer and Autumn in one month! While still summer for most, the morning air becomes tinged with a coolness hinting at the soon to arrive Autumn with its crisp air and Mother Nature's beautiful palette of colors, a glorious time of year! With our oppressive summer heat wave finally coming to a close just yesterday after two months of the highest humidity we have seen in long time, I am looking forward to Autumn's arrival even more! While long days of summer bring about a relaxing time, when no one seems in a rush and happiness is lounging around with iced drinks and splashing in the pool, this summer with all of its hotter-than-hot heat and humidity did not seem to allow much more than quick dashes between the cool house and the refreshing pool. Our Huskies wanted nothing more than to snooze in the air condition, but even that can lead to boredom on a hot summer's day and night, and day, and night, and well...you get the idea about our summer! Even so, I like to take away special moments from the season: splashing in the pool with my 20-month-old grandson as we listen to the cicadas sing and playing in the hose spray with my Huskies. There are always beautiful moments in every season to cherish and remember.

Today's Flashback Friday photo above is one of those wonderful moments from Summer of 2015 when we were getting pool floats out for the season and I had some fun with my FiveSibes. In this photo, my boy Gibson peeks his beautiful face out from a float and seems all ready to do a little doggy paddling in the pool! Oh, how he sure loved the pool! A special memory indeed, and one of those "lovely tokens" of a Summer past I will always cherish!

Do you have a special moment from this Summer 
you are fond of?


Come join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane in our FiveSibes Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Whether you share a photo of your pet from yesterday or yesteryear, let's have fun looking back over the amazing lives of our pets! What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend, too! We know how busy everyone one is, so the blog hop is open all week, so join in any time!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Heat Wave on a #FiveSibes Flashback Friday



Wow! This summer sure is one for the record books! After a short break from the heat, the past few days the temperatures rose as the humidity snuck back in at almost 100% giving us days with a heat index reaching a sweltering 105℉, which is unusually high here in the Hudson Valley. No one wanted to be outside, especially our snow-loving Huskies! They even have to be convinced to leave the cool air conditioned house when it was potty time, and then it was a quick trip out to do their business, a run through the pool (except for Chloe who hates water!), and then right back inside! 


Today's Flashback photo above is from last summer when one day after the Sibes were back inside and I stayed out on the deck to freshen their pool water and hose down the area, I turned to see Bandit had opened the kitchen door to peer out at me as though she was worried about me staying out in the heat! I guess it is a role reversal when your dog thinks you need to come in from the heat instead of you asking them to come in! BOL!

Q. When it is hot and steamy out, 
how do you and your pets stay cool?





Come join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane in our FiveSibes Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Whether you share a photo of your pet from yesterday or yesteryear, let's have fun looking back over the amazing lives of our pets! What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend, too! We know how busy everyone one is, so the blog hop is open all week, so join in any time!









Sunday, August 26, 2018

It's a National Howliday for Us Dogs!



Woo! While every day is Dog Day here at FiveSibes, who are we to argue with a national holiday just for canines, right? I mean, what dog wouldn't want extra hugs and some special treats, and doesn't that all just go paw-in-paw with it being a holiday?! Today, we are enjoying the "howliday" by just lazing on the shady deck poolside enjoying the beautiful breeze together, which is a real treat since the weather had been so steamy and humid the past month. So this is a real treat! 


National Dog Day was created by lifestyle expert and pet advocate to encourage people to Colleen Paige, who also is tops in our books as she also created some other pretty special bark-worthy howlidays, including  National Cat Day, National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day, National Horse Protection Day, National Kids & Pets Day and National Specially-Abled Pets Day, and one I just did an article on for 4Knines, National Beach Day!

"National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage." ~Colleen Paige, Founder of NationalDogDay.com


How are you spending National Dog Day?



We are joining in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop 
hosted by The Cat on My Head Blog!