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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Happy Birthday Party for Harley at the Bridge!


Today would have been our beautiful alpha queen Harley’s 15th Birthday. Our first Husky. Queen of the #FiveSibes. How I wish she was here to celebrate with us and have her ice cream cake! I am so glad we celebrated her 14.5 Birthday back in September as we knew at the time, her journey to the Bridge was nearing. It still does not feel real that she is no longer physically with us, but she will always and forever be with us in our hearts.  


Enjoy your day at the Rainbow Bridge with Gibson and Chloe, Momma Har. Things are not the same without you. 
We miss you so.
 
A Bridge Called Love
It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from Earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.
~Unknown



Sunday, January 19, 2020

Happy 12th Birthday, Pupsters!




 
We are popping in from our blogging hiatus as our Pupsters celebrated their 12th Birthday! It was a bittersweet day as this was the first Pupsters' birthday without sister Chloe, who made her sudden journey North of the Rainbow Bridge this past June, and the loss of our pack's alpha queen, a/k/a "momma."

It is still so hard to believe that our beautiful big FiveSibes pack family is now two--Wolf and Bandit. But, we braved on to celebrate their special day and recall so many fond memories of all three pupsters celebrating in past years together, while looking forward to the future.


Those were the days, my friends...
we thought they'd never end...


My grandson is an amazing constant source of joy not only for this proud Nanny, but for Wolf and Bandit, too. They have become very good friends and he has helped them come out of their grieving! There is something about seeing him and Wolf and Bandit forge a close bond that just really warms my heart. 


I will always forever feel so lucky to have been able to bring home three fluffly little littermates and raise them together forever. Naturally, we had their favorite cake - vanilla ice cream topped with crushed treats -and where there was a birthday cake, sweet chatty Chloe would be wooing up a storm...so this year was eerily quiet.

We have had a lot of changes since, too, including relocating. So we all have been adjusting to life in a new place, and without our beloved Gibson, Harley, and Chloe. 

Wolf and Bandit may be 12 and some arthritis is showing up...but, bless their hearts, they still act like puppies and I hope they always will. 

I am embracing this golden stage of their lives and hope that they will be with us for many more birthdays to come. 


Oh, and Mother Nature gave my two snow dogs the best birthday gift--snow! Maybe those snowflakes were a sign that sister Chloe, along with big brother Gibson and "momma" Harley were indeed with them on their special day.
❄️ 




Friday, January 10, 2020

Feelin' Frisky on a #FiveSibes #FlashbackFriday!


If you know Siberian Huskies, you know all about that rough-looking Husky play! Here, in a Flashback photo from 2015, siblings Bandit and Wolf are having a bit of fun, or are they singing?... under the watchful eye of alpha queen Harley!

Let's have some fun...

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We'll Be Back...


 Our FiveSibes "The Sibe Vibe" Radio Show will be on break until Spring 2020. See you then with new shows!

And our Blog will be on break, too...

 


 

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Monday, January 6, 2020

✨ Happy Heavenly Birthday, Gibson ✨




A Birthday Message for My Beloved Furgangel Gibson:

Happy Heavenly Birthday to you my sweet, big, fluffy boy, Gibson. My heart dog, my inspiration. Today would have been your 14th Birthday, and we'd be celebrating with our pack family and my special ice cream bone-shaped cake you all loved. It is so hard to believe it has been four years since I last held your big polar bear paw in mine, or that you plied me with your famous Gibbie kisses, or wooed "Love you" to me. You were a true epilepsy warrior and an amazing ambassadog who helped so many others on their journey with epilepsy. I sure do miss you today as much as always. Have a great birthday, my Gibbie boy, and romp and play in the snow with your true love Harley who has now joined you and little sis, Chloe this past summer, leaving this broken heart even a little more broken, but knowing you all are all together helps. I do see those snowflakes you are sending my way today, G-man, ❄️ and know you will always be with me, forever in my heart!  
Love you always.


"Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow." 
~Dan Gemeinhart






Friday, January 3, 2020

Celebrating the New Year on #FlashbackFriday

FiveSibes Flashback of party boy Gibson ~ New Year 2015. Oh, that beautiful face still melts my heart.

We here at FiveSibes look back and fondly remember, with smiles and tears, our furangels Gibson, Harley, and Chloe. This year was so quiet as we welcomed in a new year with just Wolfie and Bandit as Harley and Chloe spent their first as the Rainbow Bridge. While our hearts miss our beauties, I am focusing on looking ahead to a new year filled with joy and adventures and hoping Wolfie and Bandit will be with us for a long time to come.

This year, in memory of my beloved cousin and childhood best friend, Debra Ann, who passed way too young earlier this year quite suddenly from an illness, I made her delicious recipe--using whiskey featuring Huskies of course--for homemade Irish cream liquor in her honor (sorry pups, this on is for humans only). While most in the family knew her as "cousin Debbie," I fondly nicknamed her Dabs way back when we were just kids and it stuck. Every Christmas season Dabs would call me and ask me if I made the Irish cream and tell me to "get to it!" I really missed her phone call this year, but made sure I made her recipe. I then raised a glass in a toast to her, her first New Years in Heaven, and hoping she was busy catching up with my mom (who she always thought of as a second Mom and called her "Ma"), my dad, our cousin, uncles, and grandparents. If I know her, she has her glass all ready and making everyone laugh. She had that magical way about her, no matter the time of day or night (she lived her life by no clock!), good mood or bad, she could just make you laugh with her by a simple a turn of a phrase in a manner only she could do. I miss that, and her. Forever.
 

 
To you, Dabs, with love.


"Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For long, long ago.
We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we've wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago.
We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago.
And there's a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we'll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.
For auld lang syne."
 
So, here's to turning that page and making new memories with Wolf and Bandit and their best little human buddy, my grandson, and new granddaughter, and going on new life adventures. May 2020 bring us all smiles, much happiness, and good health for many years down the road.

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity. And its first chapter is called New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 Wolfie and Bandit and I say Welcome 2020! Bring with you joy, happy memories in the making, and good health for all.

 Our FiveSibes "The Sibe Vibe" Radio Show will be on break until Spring 2020. See you then with new shows!

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