Sunday, March 10, 2019

A Birthday Fit For Our Queen Harley!

Woo! It is such a special day here at FiveSibes homestead ~ our beautiful, super smart, sassy, and bossy alpha queen Harley is celebrating her 14th Birthday! 

Our FiveSibes alpha queen "Harley Nanuk Mari"

It is amazing to me that my daughter, who is married with a family of her own, was just 17 years old when we travelled in the pouring rain to bring THE most beautiful Siberian Husky puppy home! She has always been in love with the breed, and when our rescue Akita/German Shepard Chelsey was in her golden years, we opened our hearts and home to the stunning Husky puppy with such an intense mask, fulfilling not only my daughter's dream, but she would also soon become the leader of the future FiveSibes pack family, who all have added so much joy to my life!

While Troy may have Helen, our Harley single-handedly was the gorgeous face that launched the FiveSibes and my love for this amazing breed. Gibson sure knew exactly what he was falling in love with when he joined our family about a year later and was totally smitten with Harley from the moment she Husky-bumped him head over fuzzy butt, rolling him into the side of our pool! Ah, true love!

Over the past 14 years, Harley has been the stunning subject of my many photoshoots, and featured along with the rest of my pack in our FiveSibes™ blog. In addition to being the star of my book, a FiveSibes Tale titled Getting Healthy With Harley, Harley has also been a cover dog star over the years for the Dog Writers Association of America's Ruff Drafts posing with our Gibson, and she has graced the cover of American Pet Magazine, and was my feature model for my article "Every Picture Tells A Story: Tips on Photographing Your Pet" in the July 2013 issue of American Pet Magazine. I am so proud of this little lady!

Naturally, for her birthday, the FiveSibes and I partied in a celebration fit for our queen! And...of course there was cake!

Ready to make the cake under Harley's watchful stare!

(Note: For "crunch" I used Gib Nibs, and a portion of every bag sold will be donated by Sassy's Goodies to The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy. You can read about Gib Nibs HERE.

 Putting the ice cream in the mold sure got Chloe's attention!
(She's always all about the food)!

The finished masterpiece!

"Well, Mom...are you going to serve it?!"

"Woo! Vanilla Crunch Cake, my favorite!"


All join in for some licks!

And as I promised on our Facebook post,
here is the easy-peasy recipe for Harley's cake:

And the best gift of all? SNOW!!! Woo000ooo!

At 14, Harley is still a snow dog pup,
 enjoying the fresh new carpet of the fluffy white stuff!
How she makes my heart soar just to watch her.

Wishing the Happiest of Birthdays 
to our alpha queen, Harley! 

Sure do love you!


  1. Happy Birthday from all of us sweetie Harley!

  2. Happy birthday puppy dog! Play bows,


  3. *♪ღ♪Happy★Birthday, sweet girl! ♪ღ♪* We hope you had a snowfilled day for romps after your very cool birthday bone. Talk about a cutie-pie puppy! You were and still are something very special. 🐕

  4. Happy Birthday, Harley!!! You ARE a beauty!!!

    Hope the Five Sibes Mom is doing better.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Belated Happy Barkday Harley!!! You are so beautiful inside and out. Your friends at ATCAD Fenris, Tuiren, Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang and Mom Alasandra