Ohhhh, that face. That sweet face. Gibson's face still melts my heart whenever I see a photo of him. It is hard to believe this is our third Autumn without my big, silly, loving, wooly boy. While Harley is the alpha queen, his true love, and the Pupsters' surrogate momma, Gibson was the glue that held them all together as pack. Where he went, they all followed. If it was chilly, they all huddled around him. If it was hot and he dug a massive hole under our maple tree, they all followed and dug neighboring holes to lay all around him. He was Harley's "hubby" and the Pupsters' big brother. While Huskies are known to be pretty silly, Gibson was the king of making me laugh. And he always seemed to know exactly when a laugh was needed. Even with all his challenges of living with Canine Epilepsy, if he was a human (and at times I believe he thought he was), he would have had a brave smile on his face, making sure everyone around him was laughing and feeling happy. That was my boy.
Oh, how Gibson loved stuffed toys, and he really loved holidays; from their birthday parties (with ice cream cake) to Christmas season, and even Halloween, he enjoyed it all! Here in this Flashback photo from four years ago, I had just gifted all FiveSibes with stuffed pumpkins for Halloween, and Gib kept a (polar bear) paw on his!
While Harley, Wolf, Bandit, and Chloe are doing well and keeping me entertained and loved, Gibson's essence and personality is always missed. But, how nice to be able to look back at the many photos journaling their lives and be able to see him once again, like a brief visit, and relive his amazing qualities and the many, many smiles he gave me over his almost 10 years. How blessed I feel to have had such a special dog in my life, and to be the FiveSibesMom.
Five Little Pumpkins for my FiveSibes, especially for my silly Gib:
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