November 14, 2009

White Dog knew with exactly two weeks until the Recommitment Ceremony that today was going to chockful of activity. She was ready to "go" when Steve returned from teaching and rushed him through lunch. Now that I can get around easier, White Dog especially loves going for car rides because we all go together. First stop was the Dollar Store to pick up baskets we would need for the party favors. Although we didn't find exactly what we wanted, White Dog and Steve agreed--and convinced me--that another approach would work just as well. Next up was the Pet Store where White Dog was in charge of choosing the "Thank You" gifts for our special honor guard. Instead of a bridal party, Steve and I will be escorted to the site of our vows exchange by a Canine Honor Guard: White Dog, Dragon, Prinnie, and Digby each wearing a beautiful hearts and red ribbon necklace specially made for the day by Hana's mom. In choosing gifts, White Dog took her time and deliberated quite a while before coming up with just the perfect combination of things. Next stop was the final discussion with the cake baker...the orange dark chocolate flavored cake with orange Bavarian cream filling is heavenly and the design is just what we wanted. There is even a tiny version of White Dog on the top, complete with Honor Guard necklace! While we were licking crumbs off our fingers (and White Dog puff pastry and cream off her snout), I casually said "too bad there isn't a little more time before Thanksgiving, I would have really liked to tile that awful counter top." At this point I didn't expect it was at all a possibility but White Dog looked at Steve and he at her and the next thing I knew we were headed to Home Depot to choose tile! When we got home Steve immediately started working on the counter. I worked on wedding stuff. White Dog pointed out that since the kitchen was now "under construction" wasn't it too bad that we could not cook dinner and maybe we should order Chinese carryout. As she chowed down on beef in oyster sauce and mixed mushrooms with chicken she looked at me and winked...so that was why she encouraged the counter project!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes, wink wink nudge nudge!


Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds as though its all comming along beautifuly.. I think there could have been a little conspiricy going on there.. Hugs GJ xx

The OP Pack said...

She is one smart cookie, isn't she? Your ceremony sounds like it will be so beautiful and the cake sounds sinfully wickedly good.

Woos, the OP Pack

Teddy Bear said...

A pup honor guard? Wow, this is going to be a pawesome Recommitment Ceremony. We are so excited to see pictures, especially of little Siku on top of the wedding cake. I know you will be a great supervisor while your Daddy works on the countertop. What tile did your Mommy and Daddy choose? Good call on the Chinese takeout, Siku. I bet it was delicious!!!

Teddy Bear

Kim and Shar said...

Siku - are you as exhausted as me?? My parents had me hopping all day in preparation for the "Big Day" too! First, mommy started working on the pies, and I had to help her with the crust - good thing my fur is white with all the flour flying around - and while she and I worked on the pies, Mom went to California's Winery of the Year to get some fun juice, I think. Anyhow, I bet it was great getting to help mom and dad pick out the cake, tile, and of course, the Chinese take out! 10 more wake-ups until I get to SEE you!!! I am so excited.


ps: Mom said that your dad isn't to do any more until she gets there!! Something about some list.... :)

TwoSpecialWires said...

These should be a wonderful two weeks, in anticipation! It sounds like White Dog has it all in control. Follow her lead. Including daily naps and ample time to stop and enjoy the moments!

Counting down with you.
Jake and Fergi xxoo