Friday, December 6, 2019

FiveSibes #FlashbackFriday Returns! Remembering a House Full of Huskies

Our FiveSibes™Flashback Photo ~ Christmas 2014

We are happy to be back with our #FiveSibes #FlashbackFriday Blog Hop just in start for the howliday and snowy season, to the tune of 18" of the fresh white sparkling powder! This Christmas will truly be a different is the first Christmas without our alpha queen Harley and pupster Chloe.

To suddenly be down to a pack of two is indeed a very strange thing. It's been sad and surreal to go through our daily routine with Wolfie and Bandit and no sister Chloe or "mama" Harley...I still have a hard time without my beloved Gibson, and this month it will be four years he has been celebrating Christmas at the Rainbow Bridge, along with my dear mother.

This card sums up my feelings perfectly.

Now that our Harley and Chloe have joined them, and as you know from my last post and the reason for our blogging break, it has been very difficult to adjust to their passing both for me and for my pupsters Wolf and Bandit. Wolfie still has some severe anxiety attacks, but we are all trying our best. They seem a bit lost without Harley, the matriarch of the FiveSibes. She really was the glue that held the furfamily together. Bandit and Wolfie have come to depend on each other, but they do not cozy up to each other as they all did when there were four and five. They each had their special one to snuggle up to that wound up being a giant fluffy puff of Huskies, but my two remaining pupsters have not yet gelled in that manner. They each prefer to have their own bed--while lying close to each other, just not all snuggled up. I am hoping in time, they will close that gap and become snuggle buddies.

So, to kick off this Christmas season of our weekly FiveSibes #FlashbackFriday, I am paying tribute to the days of old, when this house was full of five furry fantastic Sibes that filled me with so much joy and laughter. Today's comeback Flashback photo dates back to Christmas 2014 as my FiveSibes did their daily evening ritual of bedding down (on beds, chairs, and sofa of their choice) all around the Christmas tree! Talk about making the holidays bright! And that warm holiday feeling will shine on brightly forever in my heart and memories.

I have to say, it feels good to be back in Blogville, my home away from home.

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  1. It's so hard to go through holidays without loved ones, furry or peoples. Our hearts are with you.

  2. We are so glad to see you back and we've been missing you.

  3. Welcome have been missed. May the "howlidays" be kind to your spirit and the snow plentiful for the remaining Sibes to enjoy. Sending hugs and tail wags your way.

  4. Welcome back, Layla woofs she missed you as much as I did and with the Howlidays around the corner it is the hardest as I miss Baby also over this time. The poem you put here does sum it up and hopefully in time your pupsters will sleep close to each other but they also have an incredible Mom in you. Sending you a big big hug

  5. Welcome back! The holidays can be so hard when we have to celebrating them with loved ones missing. Thinking of you and your pack.

  6. Welcome back, and the memories are always wonderful!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. I love flasbacks. We still enjoy watching old videos of Jasmine and even older footage of Cookie.

  8. You must have had no room ti dot down. The dogs have ALL the best spots!!! Happy Flashback Friday!

  9. The howl-i-days are hard for anyone feeling loss of a loved one furred or not. I hope your heart is comforted by your memories. And the excitement of your grandbaby’s first Christmas.

  10. The toughest part of getting older is missing loved ones, especially during the holidays. Are you considering adding more Huskies to the pack in the future? My 3 dogs are all technically seniors, and I hate that they have more years behind them than in front of them.

  11. I know it must be tough adjusting to life without your furry companions. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort and that you can enjoy this holiday season.