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.
 
 
 

 
 

 

(You'll have to screenshot it!)
 

 

11 comments:

  1. I love that quote as it is so true, we cannot live in the past but must look towards the future. Thanks for the blog hop

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  2. So glad your boy is looking more to the present and future than the past. A heartwarming post with a 'pawsitive' quote to start it out. Well done! Wishing you both happy and healthy days.

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  3. That's a sweet flashback and we so glad some normal is returning for you.

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  4. That's a beautiful photo of Wolfie. Our pets leave us way too soon, but their paw prints live forever on our hearts.

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  5. Oh Wolfie, we are so glad you are feeling better. Grieving hurts so much. We are glad you have your human family around you. It is kind of nice to get all the attention! ♥

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  6. I'm glad he is finding joy again! It is always hard losing family. Give him a hug from my crew!

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  7. It's not easy to move forward when we're faced with loss like that. However, I feel like you're approaching it in a great way based on this - acknowledge the pain, grieve, allow yourself (and your pets) to feel the loss, but then also look at the opportunity and possibility in the future. Sending love to Wolfie!

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  8. Great loss and great love go paw in paw. You are so right. Your losses have been so grievous and upsetting its tough to pick up and carry on but we do, don't we? Every day I miss Dash and Harvey and Dot. very single day.

    I am glad Wolfie is full of joy once again. Enjoy life Wolfie and embrace it with all paws!

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  9. Oh Dorothy, it really has been so difficult for your pack these last few years. That quote is so perfect (which of Jodi P's books is that from?) . It does us no good to dwell on what we've lost. It's important to dwell on the wonderful times and how blessed we were to have them. I'm glad Wolf has the kids to play with and to cuddle. Kids and dogs are a magical combination, aren't they? I just love that photo of Wolf with his little stuffed animal, it's so precious!

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  10. I'm happy to hear that your boy is doing better. Grief can be very hard on both humans and animals.

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  11. We love that photo. And yes, it is very hard to lose your pack, special bonding time with just one pup is pretty lovely too.

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