Remembering Our #FiveSibes Pupsters on Their 14th Birthday
This is a day that was always filled with fun, anticipation, and lots of Husky hijinks as it is the birthdate of our FiveSibes Pupsters Chloe, Wolfie, and Bandit. Today, my pups would have turned 14. I expected to be celebrating with our last pup of the pack, my sweet boy Wolfie and remembering his sisters Chloe and Bandit...but, as you probably know by now, that was not to be. I had to help my boy journey across the Rainbow Bridge on December 4th due to worsening age-related health issues. I even have a few bags of special treats sitting here I have not had the heart to give away yet. I was in the process of ordering him some of his favorite Sassy's goodies as well.
Wolfie was never much into toys, not like Bandit! That girl loved to live up to her moniker by stealing all of the other Sibes' toys and laying on them! Losing her suddenly to hemangiosarcoma last year was tough, and losing Chloe so, so fast to acute liver disease in 2019 was also a gut smasher...but to now lose Wolfie, the last of not only the Pupster siblings, but also the last of my beloved FiveSibes. He was my baby boy (to know him is to know that he has always been a spoiled momma's boy and quite the baby always), is making today, his first birthday at the Bridge, heartbreakingly difficult.
I could go on and on about all the amazing, crazy, wild, happy, silly, and memorable times spent with my Pupsters, and how proud I am that they starred in a music video and were in several magazines! I am so thankful that a)we chose to bring all three home so they always had each other, and b) that my daughter and I had the privilege of being their caregivers. Raising FiveSibes together will always be something so special and memorable we did together, and c) that I have so many beautiful memories~the good and the oh-my-dog moments! I will always recall with such fondness, love, and pride how close they all were with each other.
I learned so much from raising littermates together and from each of our FiveSibes. They will be etched in my heart forever.
I won't lie...there will be tears today. Heck, there already have been as I am writing this. My heart still aches over Wolfie...it has not even been a full two months yet. And then the other losses are right there married to his loss for he represents them all. The love I have had for each, while different, is and always will be immense. I've talked about how their older brother Gibson was my heart dog. He absolutely was. But little bro Wolf tried his darndest to steal that title! I loved my boys so. The girls, while technically were my daughter's, shared that special place in my heart with my boys.
So, rather than wallow in sadness, which believe me is an easy thing to do when grieving so many losses...I am going to celebrate their lives today...and all the happy, fun, crazy, wild, silly times I had sharing life with five Siberian Huskies--three of them littermates--. Oh, and how fortunate have I been to have been able to do that; to be their FiveSibesMom.
Happy Birthday my dear, sweet, crazy, goofy, amazing Pupsters. I hope you are all having ice cream cake and fun snow zoomies north of the Rainbow Bridge with big brother Gibson and "momma" Harley.