Friday, September 18, 2020
Remembering Our Beautiful Queen, Harley ❤️
Flashback: Our Beautiful FiveSibes alpha queen "Harley" ~ October 2018
Time is indeed surreal. One year ago, on September 13th, on a beautiful sunny pre-Autumn day, our beautiful beloved Nanuk "Harley" Mari, our FiveSibes alpha queen, earned her furangel wings at home, in her favorite place--in our yard out on our deck, with her hu-family and fur family beside her.
Our family's first Siberian Husky, my daughter's beloved dog, Harley was an absolutely amazing girl. She knew just how beautiful she was, too! Super smart, she ruled the Husky roost at our house! Harley was full of sass and spunk, and could chase her tail until the sun set! She loved Fetch! and never wanted us to stop playing! She accepted every Husky we added to our family after her, becoming Gibson's true love (oh, was he ever smitten with her!), and a wonderful "momma" to the three pupsters Wolfie, Chloe, and Bandit when we brought them home.
This beauty queen could at times be "Snarley Harley" when she needed some quiet time of her own, but always loved her pack family and would snuggle up with them. She howled proudly on top of her lungs, out of tune to the point neighbors once thought she was injured! The pack would woo and bark at her until she howled first. Then they would join in the chorus, but never without her leading them in song. Her favorite things were running in the snow in the winter and splashing in the pool in the summer! In my daughter's words, "She was the most bad-ass dog ever."
When she grew older and went deaf, you'd never know it. She understood sign language perfectly! I had always thought Harley would live really long, and while we were blessed to have her for 14-and-a-half years, it's just never long enough.
Harley loved life, her pack family, and us ~ and oh, how we loved her. There will never be another dog like her. Always a part of our hearts, we miss our girl dearly.
On this one year anniversary of her earning that silver harness, may she and Gibson and pupster Chloe be having some fun zoomies, and be snuggling up together, in those forever snowy fields, north of the Rainbow Bridge, all the while feeling our infinite love.
Thank you for all the joy, fun, and love you brought us. We miss and love you for aways, Momma Har.
“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?”
~Sir Walter Scott
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