Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy 8th Birthday to Our Queen, Harley!

Today is a very special day here in our FiveSibes™'s our Harley's 8th Birthday - the leader of our pack! Woo! It's so hard to believe that it was eight years ago today we brought the tiny little eight-week old pup with the intense mask and bright blue eyes home! This beautiful sassy little pup - who captured my daughter's heart immediately (ours too) -  grew into a beautiful, super smart, and still sassy adult, and is credited with being the first, and future leader, of the FiveSibes! After Harley became part of our family, we definitely came down with the Siberian Husky Potato Chip Syndrome! At the time, we had a then 13-year-old rescued Akita/German Shepherd, Chelsey, who we had since a pup, and she was sadly starting to get Canine Alzheimer's and arthritis, and pup Harley was just too rambunctious and rough for her, so Hu-Dad suggested getting Harley a play mate...and that's when Gibson joined our family and he has had a mad crush on Harley since that first day he came home at four months old! When the three Pupsters came along, Harley immediately took them under her wing and became their surrogate Momma, a role she still cherishes to this very day. 

Harley loves being the alpha "Queen" and she truly commands all the other Sibes' attention and respect. Plus, she still thinks she's a puppy and can just about outrun them all (with the exception maybe of Bandit!) And with a floof of her fluffy tail, she knows she is the royalty of the house! And how we love her so! Here's to many, many, many more happy and healthy years of this amazing girl being part of our family!

First, our updated annual video to celebrate our little girl from the moment she came home to now! We hope you enjoy our fond look back over the past eight birthdays!

For her birthday, of course, we celebrated with toys and the FiveSibes favorite treat - an ice cream cake with fresh ice cream from our local dairy! Of course it was a lip-smackin' good time!

Everything's all set...bring in the Birthday Girl!


Here comes the fur family to join in...

Wolf leaves...Bandit joins in...

Hail! Hail! The gang's all here!

"Don't take it away yet, Mom..."

"Wooo, that was yummy. Do I have ice cream on my face?"

"I just love birthdays, don't woo?"


  1. It is one special day. Happy Birthday Harley
    Benny & Lily

  2. OMD! You guys have the BESTEST pawties!!!
    That 'cake' looks really good...I thinks I'm droolin' now..
    Happy Happy Burthday Harley!!! {{{hugs}}}

  3. Happy Birthday Harley... you don't look a day over 2! What a great day for me to have discovered your blog!!! What a beautiful bunch of pups!!!

  4. Oh Happy Birthday Harley!!! What a party and with ice cream, what could be better. Here's to many more wonderful year!!! Wooooo Woooooo

  5. Happy Birthday!

    Stop on by for a visit

  6. Happy happy 8th birthday Harley! Yum on that ice cream cake! Enjoy!

  7. GREAT Video! We loved watching you grow up!

    Hap-Pee #8, Harley!!!

    (I want cake!)


  8. happy birthday to beautiful queen harley!
    you still look like a young lady and your video is georgeous!
    its sooo nice from you to share your cake!
    thats a ReAL queen!!
    congrats and kisses ,sweet baby
    from sammy and buddy and mommy

  9. Happy Birthday to the very beautiful Harley - she makes a lovely Queen. Amazing how similar our stories are. We became a Siberian-loving family in much the same way. Dakota so needed a pupmate - and you know the rest of the story:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. HAPPY BIRFDAY TO YOU HARLEY.... We hope that you have a super special day!!!

  11. OMD! Happy Birthday, Harley. Look at what a spectacular party you had!!!!

  12. Happy happy birthday what an amazing party and love the crown

    urban hounds

  13. That was precious!!! Happy Birthday Harley!!!

  14. Happy birthday to your Harley girl! Isabella's been our "alpha girl" since the day we brought her home, and she makes sure everyone knows it (like they could ever forget, haha)!

  15. Harley, we may be very late but our wishes for a new year filled with pampering, good health, bounty, pack loyalty and family...and of course, always, love...are no less sent from our hearts! You are a divine diva and natural leader beautiful girl, believe me, I know! Siku and the White Dog Army

  16. She looks so beautiful in her tiara! Happy birthday!

    Holly & Khady

  17. Happy Belated Birthday Harley! :D
    Luved y'all's faces when you were eating your ice cream - your eyeballs said OMD OMD OMD - BOL!
    Wonderful birthday video - cool :)

    Waggin at ya,