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.
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.