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Friday, June 9, 2017

Just Cruisin' on a Flashback Friday!


Pre-FiveSibes, our family (and daughter's first) furry best friend was an Akita/German  Shepherd mix we adopted from our local SPCA. Or rather, she adopted us! When we saw her, it was love at first sight - for all of us!  My daughter was just five, and this little puppy started following her all over the shelter, right into our hearts and lives! Chelsey and my daughter grew up together, the very best of friends. She was the best trained dog, always listening to her commands, and always, always right by my daughter's side. 

"No symphony orchestra ever played music like a (little) girl laughing with a puppy."
~Bern Williams

Chelsey was about 12 when Harley and then Gibson joined our family, and she was able to engage in a few games of fun with them before she started showing symptoms of canine Alzheimer's. Once the symptoms increased, she retired to resting in sunbeams under my daughter's bedroom window until it was time for her to leave us. It's been 11 years since our beloved Chelsey crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and we still miss that sweet, beautiful, loyal girl very much. I like to think of her romping and playing in the sunbeams with my sweet boy Gibson. 

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*You're Invited!* Do you have a photo from  your pet's past that you'd like to share? Come stroll down Memory Lane with us here at FiveSibes and join in our Flashback Friday blog hop (we are open all week)! Just post your pic on your blog, grab our badge (yes, that's Gibson & little bro, pupster Wolfie!) & link to our blog, then join the blog hop below so others can come visit and see your flashback photos, too! A fun way to relive past fun times with our pets, present and past, and a great way to kick off a weekend! We hope you'll join us for some Friday fun! (To see past posts, put "Flashback Friday" in our Search bar at top of blog).
 


 


We are also joining the Pet Parade Blog Hop hosted by
Rascal and Rocco, Bionic Basil’s Blog, and Barking from the Bayou. It's also open all week so be sure to hop on over to the hosts blogs and visit all the pet paraders!




 

9 comments:

  1. This sounds so similar to my story, about our first family dog, also a puppy from a shelter!

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  2. I had to go look, I knew I posted about her somewhere!

    http://collie222.blogspot.com/2012/09/shelter-dogs-need-homes-too.html

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  3. That is seriously cute and one cool ride too!

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  4. Chelsey was beautiful as is your sweet daughter. Beautiful photo for a lovely memory.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  5. Oh what a sweet story - love hearing/reading about kids and their pets and these two were real cuties.

    For some reason I just now found out about this blog hop - read about it over on Facebook and decided to do a quik post about it and my newest addition, Miss Maizie. I am also now following you (thought I already was) so I can get a reminder if I need it :)
    Mom Kim

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  6. What a sweet flashback to recall. Happy weekend!

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  7. What a sweet story! Chelsey reminds me of my childhood dog Ginny. We had a really special relationship too. We grew up together as well. It's been decades but I still miss my beautiful, sweet girl.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  8. What a sweet story! Chelsey reminds me of my childhood dog Ginny. We had a really special relationship too. We grew up together as well. It's been decades but I still miss my beautiful, sweet girl.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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