Friday, April 3, 2015

A Fond Flashback To A Friend-Filled Easter Parade, Easter Safety Tips & A Tribute to a Dear Furpal

Spring is finally in the air here! Although Mother Nature gave us an inch of snow the other morning, clearly reminding us that she's in charge, today, although overcast, is a comfy 64℉ and all the Sibes are relaxing out on the deck in anticipation of the Easter Bunny arriving this weekend! And in honor of that, on this FiveSibes Flashback Friday, this is a photo of our Easter Husky, Gibson, from several Easters back, and we thought what better flashback is there than to stroll down Memory Lane, revisiting furpals and furangels from around the world who were featured in our Easter Parade from 2012?!

It's also a great time to review some innocent looking dangers:
  • Easter plants and flowers, i.e. lilies are pretty, but they are toxic. Go faux!
  • Easter basket grass (better yet, don't use it; use crumpled up tissue paper).
  • Easter basket toys - watch out for those small parts and toy batteries!
  • Chocolate (and be careful where those chocolate eggs were hidden so none are left behind after the hunt).
  • Sugar-free candy, gum, cakes, etc. containing Xylitol (and watch those open purses or coat pockets where dogs can get into).
  • Sugary desserts, candy, cakes, and jellybeans
  • Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Fatty gravies and foods
  • Onions, garlic, avocado,nuts, raisins, and grapes.
  • And keep pets behind gates, doors, or in kennels as guest arrive & depart to avoid stressing them out, and also so they don't pull a Houdini and escape.
With a little caution and care, we can all have a wonderful and safe Easter!

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*For Phantom* I'm dedicating today's post to a dear furpal and one of our first blogging friends who was also featured in our above Easter Parade - handsome "Phantom" of the OP Pack at the Chronicles of Woos blog. Learning of Phantom earning his furangel wings yesterday brought tears to my eyes. Phantom and his pack family have been dear long-time Blogville friends of ours, dating back to when we first joined this amazing Blogville community. So many of us have laughed and smiled with them over the years, watching these beautiful Sibes bask in "sun puddles," patiently wait for treats while sitting so beautifully for the camera, dig up their Hu-Mom's plants, have fun in the snow, and really take care of that amazing always-white carpet! Their photos are mini essays - slices of their lives they have graciously allowed us all to be part of. Their mom is one of the most supportive, kindest people I've come to know. My heart breaks at the loss of Phantom, who joins fursiblings Thunder and Dakota, North of the Rainbow Bridge. While Phantom was a true trooper with recent bout of tail issues, he lived a very happy, wonderful life with a loving family he was truly blessed with. He will be sorely missed here. Our hearts and woos go out to his Hu-Mom, Hu-Dad, and sibelings Ciara and Lightning. Run free, beautiful boy. You will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved you always. 

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Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our new co-hosts, Love is being owned by a Husky (who are currently hosting a giveaway, so check it out!), each Friday. We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our blog hop each week! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week!



  1. Happy Easter everyone. Boy, we were sure sad to learn about dear Phantom today and we've been thinking of him and his wonderful family all day long.

  2. You are just so sweet. Thank you for this magnificent tribute to our sweet boy Phantom. It made us smile as we read your reminiscing about our posts. A very tough loss, but one with no other option. We miss him so much, and we thank you again.

    Hugs and Woos - Ciara, Lightning and Mom Kathie

  3. I was SO sad when I read about sweet Phantom. I have followed their blog for some time now, and always loved seeing his beautiful furry smile :(
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!