Friday, May 28, 2021

Wolf on a Full Flower Moonglow's Night


Flashback Photo ~ Wolfie & Full Moon ~ May 26, 2021


Woo! We were lucky enough to be outside during the recent "Super Flower Moon" a full moon and lunar eclipse. What a show! Some areas had cloud coverage, but Wolf and I were lucky enough to enjoy the lunar beauty, which appeared starting in the daylight into dusk, under our big sky area! It's spectacular events like these that remind us how lucky we are to bear witness to such beauty. I love this first pic of Wolf I shot with the full moon overhead behind him while it was still light out. As I saw him there, I thought of a haiku that is so very appropos for my boy, the lone wolf calling out to the spirits of his Siberian Husky family--what once was a FiveSibes pack family. I hope you enjoy and I hope you did get a chance to see this beautiful full moon!

"Wolf howls longingly
under the full moon he waits
calling to his pack"
~Dorothy Wills-Raftery

Full moon peeking through trees.

Now, you may be asking "Just what is a flower moon or a flower blood moon, as it is also called?" According to, "The full moon was particularly stunning around the globe, as Earth's natural satellite was nearly as close to our planet as it ever gets during its orbit. That phenomenon, called perigee, made the moon appear just a smidge larger than usual." And where does it get its red glow from?  "The moon slid into the deepest shadow cast by the Earth and picked up a reddish sheen, the glow of every sunrise and sunset occurring at the time." The "flower moon" also symbolizes spring time and the appearance of May flowers!

No matter the history or tale, it was truly a sight to be seen. My only wish is that I had my 35mm with me on our walk as I captured the pics on just my little ol' iPhone 8! But, I guess instead of studying it through a lens, I paused and really took in the sight, letting the moonlight cast its glow over Wolf, me, and the land. And that was a beautiful thing.

Full Flower Moon before lunar eclipse.


 Were you and your pet able to see this month's full flower moon?


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Friday, May 21, 2021

#FlashbackFriday: We All Woo for Ice Cream!


Flashback Photo ~ Bandit & Wolfie ~ 2019


"The best time for ice cream is always." ~Unknown 


My FiveSibes--Harley, Gibson, Wolfie, Chloe, and Bandit--always loved ice cream and always seemed to sense when I brought some home as a special hot weather treat for them. Their birthday cakes I made with all-natural vanilla ice cream and crushed dog cookies. But the thing about my Huskies and ice cream I loved the most was how they would come together and share even the smallest lick off a spoon. No growling. No snarling. Just five heads smooshed together with five tongues flicking away at the bowl, cup, cone, or spoon of vanilla ice cream! To this very day, Wolfie still loves that yummy ice cream! I mean, just like the quote says, always is the best time for ice cream! (Note: All five of my dogs shared one small ice cream, and it was always all-natural or dairy fresh vanilla. *Some dogs have a dairy intolerance, so only give if you know they can eat dairy, and also only just a taste due to sugar content).
Do your dogs like to lick ice cream like our FiveSibes?

Flashback Photo ~ FiveSibes ~ 2015


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Friday, May 14, 2021

#FlashbackFriday: The Season of Wolf


Flashback Photo 2016 ~ Wolf with his Wolf.


“The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they’d lost, to focus instead on what was yet to come.”  ~Jodi Picoult

 Today's quote is appropos considering all the loss we here at FiveSibes have experienced over the past several years, especially with losing both Wolf's sister Chloe and momma Harley the summer of 2019, then sister Bandit last fall. Now, while my sensitive boy may bear the name of the magnificent canis lupus, or wolf, we are trying to embrace the philosophy of the wolf and not be lost in what is behind us, but rather enjoy the present and look ahead to each day.
 This new joy after such loss is something that did not come by easy for Wolfie. They say that with great loss comes the fact that there was great love. And boy, there sure was. It was an epic time. But when a close-knit pack family suffers loss, one after another, such as my FiveSibes, being the last Husky standing is not an easy place to be. 
I am thankful that after a very long and worrisome six-month solo grieving period (and being physically ill) after Bandit's passing, my boy is finally once again filled with a new joy. His days now are spent with just us humans. While he no longer has canine family members to snuggle with, eat alongside, and play with, he does have me and my family. Our two little grandhumans are now his favorite companions, and in that my senior boy has found new joys to fill his days with lots of toddler hugs as well as walks, chasing bubbles, and sharing of treats in his golden years. 
And that warms my loss-weary heart.



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Friday, May 7, 2021

#FlashbackFriday: Celebrating Momma Dog


Flashback ~ "Momma" Harley and pupsters 
Wolfie, Chloe & Bandit ~ 2008

With Mother's Day this weekend, I thought it was a perfect time to reflect back on our FiveSibes beautiful "momma" Harley for today's Flashback Friday. While Harley did not actually birth the Pupsters--Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit, she took them under her paw and treated and trained them as her own from the moment we brought all three puppies home. It truly was a wonderful thing to see her relationship with the Pupsters over the years, and how they always listened and respected her as their momma and the pack's alpha queen!

 "Momma" Harley and her pupsters: Wolf, Chloe & Bandit ~ 2016

“Motherhood: All love begins 
and ends there. ”  
~Robert Browning

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Welcome to the Merry Month of May!



Happy May featuring our beautiful (now furangel) “Harley,” our #FiveSibes alpha queen. 

 Our forever queen momma.

Always loved. Always missed.


"Step aside to a brand new day, in the month of May I feel, I can start again. Life is feeling new, This is hope, this is love, this is where we all won, if you call, I will hear, I will listen for you."  ~Mychal Simka


What plans do you and your pups have planned for May?! 


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