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Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! This wonderful captured moment from 2008 was when our three Pupsters Wolf and Bandit (Chloe off screen) first met their big brother! Gibson was just two and Harley three (mere pups themselves as we all know Sibes fortunately never grow up)! While Harley took to being surrogate mom immediately, big bro Gib was not quite sure of what to make up the puppy invasion of not one, not two, but three new baby siblings! He had been enjoying his bachelor days with his soul mate, Harley.
Oh, but looking back, I laugh. I'm not quite sure how we handled three puppies at one time...but my daughter was an amazing puppy momma. I worked out in the field at the time as a photojournalist and editor, and they actually came home while I was working on a project with a tight deadline. But we managed! My daughter took the day shift and we both shared the night shift. (I mean, five Huskies, three of them puppies in the house, we loved every minute of it!) I remember coming home from work one night and my daughter called me out on the back deck and said, "Mom, watch this." She had been sitting with all the Huskies with a puppy pile up on her lap. She stood up and pointed toward the yard and said, "Potty off the deck. Go potty off the deck." Suddenly, all three puppies jumped up and tandem style, the three pranced off the deck keeping time like canine Rockettes, and did their business. One of life's defining moments in the new FiveSibes household. I am truly proud of my daughter for her role in their lives and training. To this very day, we co-parent, and when it's bathroom time, all we have to say is "Potty off the deck" and there they all go! It's truly something to see!
While raising three puppies with two young Huskies was definitely a lot of work, and a little challenging at times, but it is one of those wonderful experiences of a lifetime we will always cherish. And knowing those three puppies would never have to be dirty, or go hungry, or not be loved, warms my heart to this very day.
Looking at our pack family today, so many traits from their puppyhood remain and they are so bonded, they are always together sleeping, eating, and playing. They may not be puppies any more, but they don't know that!
To read our interview with the very talented The Frenzied Fox Artwork artist Maria Montreuil, click HERE.
And we here at the FiveSibes would like to say "thank you" to Maria for sponsoring this great giveaway!
Thank you for joining our Flashback Friday and please do visit our co-host Love is Owned by A Husky, who just happens to be doing a countdown to Christmas handmade jewelry sale! This mother-daughter duo creates really lovely work, and they have a seasonal sale going on for what would make some great holiday gifts! Stop by, and be sure to tell them Santa's FiveSibes elves sent you!