Friday, October 30, 2020

Bandit's Gift of Snow

Wolfie received a surprise today...a sign from his sister, Bandit--snow!
"Snow!" enjoys Wolfie.
One week ago tomorrow, our dear Bandit girl made her journey to the snowy fields north of the Rainbow Bridge, a place where Siberian Huskies go to find their family and friends in the forever snow. Bandit loved the snow, as most "snow dogs" do. Huskies were born for snow. Whenever it snows, it is truly natures gift to the Siberian Husky and many of their dog friends.  
In Bandit's memorial post, I mentioned that our girl was strong, tough, and resilient, and like a Husky, was easily distracted by passing birds, fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees, squirrels, opossums, cats, and other dogs. This distraction, I noted, would most likely delay her arrival at the Rainbow Bridge, where our dearly departed Harley, her big brother Gibson, and her pupster sister Chloe would all be waiting for her. 
 How I picture my four furangels reuniting
in those snowy Rainbow Bridge fields...

Bandit with Harley and Gibson above, 
and Chloe below,
north of the Rainbow Bridge!

In true Bandit fashion, it took her almost a week to get there, and today, she let us know she had arrived by sending us October snow! 

"Wish you were here, Bandit."

Wolfie has been grieving. The loss of his sister so suddenly has left him with no appetite and bouts of crying as he looks for her in their familiar places. A sign is what not only he needed, but this bereft hum-mom really needed. Then, early this morning, a beautiful, heavy, perfect kind of snow greeted Wolfie and I as we stepped outside. His ears perked as his body filled with excitement--the first signs of joy since she passed--and he began to trot around our snow-covered deck and immediately began eating the pure white fresh snowflakes. 

If Bandit were here, she'd be having happy, wild snow zoomies, and I longed to see her running all around our yard. Then, as I looked up to the snowy sky with the white flakes falling all around Wolf and I, I knew she was doing just that...running wild Bandit-style, zooming all around those snowy fields north of the Rainbow Bridge as she reunited with Harley, Gibson, and Chloe. And as she was running, my girl sent us down a message--some of the snow she was kicking up--to us to let us know she had arrived and was doing just fine. 

"I'm here, Hu-mom and Wolf! 
Did you get my snow message?! 
Love you all!"


"Got it, Sis! Thank woooooo! 
Hu-mom and I are so glad you arrived okay 
and we really miss you.
Woos and love to you and Harley, Gib, and Chloe."

No better sign and gift to give her brother and I than some new fallen snow to help us start to heal our freshly broken hearts. Thank you, Bee. đź’™


Dear Readers:

Thank you all for the thoughtful and heartfelt condolences messages you have been sending for our girl, Bandit. I am reading each of them and it warms my heart to know Bandit and all of my FiveSibes have touched so many lives. This is truly a lovely dog-loving community we are proud to be part of, and your kindness has truly touched us all. I wanted to share today's sign from Bandit with you all, and if you received some snow, too, know it is sent with Siberian Husky love. While I am still taking time to help Wolf adjust to his new normal without his sister, I will be back to blog once again and share Wolf's adventures and memories of all of my FiveSibes. In the meantime, stay safe, be well, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ~FiveSibesMom


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  1. That was such a sweet thing of your Angel girl to do, a message in the snowfall is special.

  2. What a perfect sign from Bandit...a snow message. Sensing the peace this snow message brings. Thank you for sharing.


  3. May your October sow provide your heart some much needed comfort. Thinking of you and the snow dogs' message.

  4. Awww, Bandit sent you all a beautiful sign. Hugs.

    Happy Howl-o-ween.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber