Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Birthday Fit For a Queen - Happy 11th Birthday, Harley!

Today, March 10th, is a very special day here at FiveSibes homestead, it's our pack's alpha queen Harley's 11th Birthday! Eleven years ago today this gorgeous girl came into our lives as my daughter's best friend, stole all our hearts, and have brought us so much joy! I can remember the drive home after we picked her up...it was a pouring rain outside when we went to check her out. My daughter had wanted a Siberian Husky for a very long time, and when she turned 17, and after years of caring for our adopted dog, Chelsey, and dwarf bunny, Sugar, we decided the time was right for her to pick out her own dog, her Husky. Once back in the car, cuddled in my daughter's arms, we began to make the trip back home, when this little black and white fluff ball with bright blue eyes climbed up my daughter's shoulders and made herself comfy in the back window of our car and slept all the way home! 

Harley is gorgeous, strong, sassy, and (too) smart! She has fully accepted her role as queen with great grace and ease. Our first Siberian Husky, she started us on the "potato chip syndrome" and our wonderful journey of the FiveSibes! A born leader, she became later became the love of Gibson's life, and an amazing surrogate momma to three crazy puppies! 

Harley, you rock! We love you so! 

Let's Get This Party Started!

Party preparations are always fun. And the doggie birthday pupcake cookie treat bags and party hats are from Sassy's Goodies Birthday Club! (Click HERE to find out how to sign up!)



So today's birthday party was filled with a FiveSibes favorite - ice cream cake! Today, I made them Peanut Butter Vanilla Crunch Cake! Yummm! Recipe is below...and the delicious crumb topping is none other than our Gibson namesake treats - "Gibbie Snacks" - from House Woof Dog Biscuits in Vermont! (And with every bag of Gibbie Snacks ordered, House Woof DONATES $1.00 to The Wally Foundation for Canine Epilepsy that offers possible financial assistance for Epi-meds to help families, fosters, and rescues of dogs with idiopathic Canine Epilepsy!)

"Happy Birthday to woo, Happy Birthday to woo,
Happy Birthday dear Harley, Happy Birthday to wooooo!"



Everybody join in! 

It's always fun to have them all  join in the Birthday pup. Be sure to check out the slurpy fun in the video!



 Recipe, Please!


 Present Time!

Then it was present time! There was only one thing we could get Harley - her ultimate favorite - a brand new Peeps® in hot pink to add to her collection! We don't know why, but a few years back, Harley took Jenn's stuffed blue fuzzy Peeps and made it her own! 

The Birthday girl and her new Peeps®!


Since I am posting this late on Thursday, her birthday, after a fun party, I'm also combining it with my FiveSibes Flashback Friday (as it will be midnight soon!) While we had a wonderful party, we sure did miss Gibson, her honey. I know he was with us in spirit, but his presence is always missed. How he looooved birthday parties and ice cream cake. So Flashback Friday is of a photo of Gibson with Harley from two years ago, on her 9th Birthday. You are always in our hearts, Gibson, and your love, Harley, had a few licks of the ice cream cake in your honor!


Harley & Gibson

 
Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our co-host, Love is being owned by a Husky, 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! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box. We hope you'll come join us!
 

And we're also joining in the Pet Parade!


Hosted by Rascal And Rocco
Co hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking From The Bayou, and Love Is Being Owned By A Huky

33 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Harley, looks like such a fun celebration! Cute photos!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Harley! She is so beautiful! That looks like a fantastic celebration! <3

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  3. Happy (belated) birthday to Harley! Her birthday is the day after mine. It looks like she really enjoyed her special day.

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  4. Awe! I love how they share so politely with each other! Loving pups! Happy birthday Harley!

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  5. I LOVE the husky bowl in the first picture. Too cute! Have a very happy birthday Harley! Eat all the cake!

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  6. Happiest Birthday wishes to Harley! Love all the adorable pics!!

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  7. What a great birthday bash - happy birthday!!!

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  8. Happy day Harley!!

    Nuk & Family

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  9. Gracie says happy birthday to Harley from one Alpha Queen to another :)

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  10. Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl Harley!!! We hope you and your sib sibes all get cake!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  11. Happy Birthday beautiful Harley from all of us!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday Harley with a woof from Layla

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  13. What a wonderful celebration for such a special girl.

    Thank you for your words. It makes such a difference when someone understands. <3

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  14. Happy birthday Harley - sending purrs and headbonks from the cats.

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  15. Happy Birthday! That is quite the cake, the dogs look like they loved it.

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  16. Man, I love that peep toy! I may need to look for those.

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Harley! Whata an pawsome paw-ty that you had! We just discovered that peanut butter is one of Bentley's allergies. He is major bummed! LOL! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  18. Happy Barkday Haley, your party was totally purrfect for the lovely queen you are.

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  19. Happy birthday Harley. Great cake. Looks like a good time.

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  20. Happy 11th Birthday, Harley!! We hope you had a wonderful day, and we hope for many, many more birthdays for you!

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  21. These are great pictures! Happy Birthday! That cake looks yummy.

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  22. Happy 11th birthday Harley. That sure looks like a fun party. Glad you got treated like royalty with presents and treats.

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  23. Oh happy birthday! She is so pretty!!! They all looked like they had a great time!

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  24. Happy Birthday Queen Harley! You are one special lady. I can't wait to get our paws on that ice cream cake recipe, thanks for sharing!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  25. This is the best dog bday party set up I've seen! Love the cake and all the accents! Happy Birthday!!

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  26. Aww Happy Birthday Pretty Girl! Hope you have many many more. That cake looks amazing..I pinned your recipe to our doggy recipe board. And that big peep is awesome.

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  27. Happy (belated) Birthday to Harley! It looks like she had a fun day. I know that you all missed Gibson and I hope that gets easier with time.

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  28. Happy 11th birthday Harley. We hope you have many more!

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  29. Happy Birthday Harley, here is to many more wonderful Birthday's to come!!! :)

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  30. Looks like a wonderful birthday pawty! Happy birthday! Lovely photos too :)

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  31. Happy 11th Birthday, Harley! Such a cute gotcha story. :) It looks like you guys had a ton of fun to celebrate. I love the giant peep.

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