Monday, June 22, 2020

Remembering Chloe

How can it be one year ago already that our dear pack sweetheart, Chloe, suddenly left us for the Rainbow Bridge? Always happy, chatty, and hungry, Chloe was the sweetest dog. She loved to talk, and she loved to eat. When she suddenly stopped both, it was an alarming sign. To think she suddenly succumbed to advanced liver disease that had never even shown a sign in any previous tests, still just blows my mind. The phone call that said, "it's bad" and then the urgently needed vet visit immediately following. How? But if there is any comfort, it is in knowing we were able to let her gently and peacefully make her journey in the familiar, loving surrounding of our home and her siblings and "mama" Harley. Above is a favorite photo of our girl, who was my girl's best furry friend, with a handmade FiveSibes snowflake from their Auntie Holly. Oh, how Chloe loved to pose upon the couch or on one of our chairs! She was truly a princess pup.

“Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment...!” ~Unknown

Sweet Coco, we will forever miss you. 
May you be happily chatting and running 
with big bro Gibson and "mama" Harley in those forever snowy fields north of the Rainbow Bridge. 


Saturday, June 20, 2020

A Health Scare For Bandit

Hello dear Blogville friends! As you know, it's been awhile since we have been blogging. If you follow us on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page,  we do continue our updates, but my muse apparently hit the road! After losing our beloved Harley just three months after losing our sweet Chloe, I needed to take a step back and my creativity went on hold. We also had some big life changes to adjust to and help our Wolfie and Bandit adjust as well, especially to the loss of their beloved sibling and "momma." And...since we last "spoke," the world has certainly changed. So much illness, chaos, unrest, and unhappiness...we sure do hope this post finds you all safe and well. 

Many things have happened during our blogging and The Sibe Vibe Dog Works Radio show hiatus, including adjusting to the loss of Chloe and Harley, and a big move! We also recently had a health scare with our girl Bandit. I hope to soon be back blogging more regularly, and soon restart my #FlashbackFriday and #WaitingWednesday (highlighting adoptable Huskies) blog hops. I sure hope you'll come back to visit and participate! For now The Sibe Vibe show is still on hiatus as we get into a new normal swing of things, but you can visit the website and listen to the library of podcasts and I will keep you posted of any new news.

Uppermost news, our girl Bandit has gone through a medical issue--but, cutting to the current, she is doing well. Back in April during a vet visit for an ear infection, a pretty good size mass was discovered inside her mouth. With our move to a new location and having to find a good vet (after a 20+ year relationship with my amazing vet team) was no easy task. Add that our "Pupsters" are now 12.5 years old, the Covid-19 pandemic, and having to hand our dog over to a complete stranger, this  was not easy to do! Talk about a nervous Husky mom! However, I was able to have them become patients of a wonderful and caring mobile vet who does house calls, which was important to me as they were used to home visits from our previous long-time vet team. Upon finding the mass, she recommended a surgeon in our area, who after several conversations (and no face-to-face due to Covid-19), I felt confident and we arranged a surgery date for our girl.

Bandit did great during surgery and they were able to cleanly remove the mass. It was sent away for pathology and Bee came home with us and to her worried brother, Wolfie. She has been healing nicely, I am happy to report. And Wolfie is very happy to have her home for Sibe sibling snuggles!

It took five weeks, but we just received the results of the report, and while it is not benign, it is also not high-risk. At this time, with the blessing of the vet surgeon, we will be keeping a close eye on her, but no further medication or treatments are needed at this time. I pray for no return of any masses and that she and Wolfie may enjoy many more healthy years together.

I know many of you follow us over on Facebook and Instagram (@FiveSibesMom) and have left prayers and positive thoughts, and I want to say "thank you" from the bottom of my Husky-loving heart!

We'll be back again soon! Until then...stay safe.