November 8, 2009

White Dog, Steve and I went for a ride in the country to make final arrangements at the bed and breakfast where we will hold our Recommitment Ceremony in a scant three weeks! This is the ceremony rescheduled from July when I was very ill in the hospital so we are especially excited to be at this point. Today I didn't even need oxygen!

Gregg, Candace and Richard came along so that the chefs could check out the kitchen; Candace helped Steve mentally chart out locations on the property where each part of the ceremony is to take place. White Dog marked the outdoor perimeter so all would know it was "ours" but eventually ran dry. She thoroughly checked out our room and announced the bed comfy and the room as meeting her standards.

Everywhere the giant cottonwoods glowed neon yellow and the leaves blanketed the grassy courtyard. White Dog did zoomies and rolled in the crunchy bits of autumn under a warm afternoon sun...then she dragged Steve and his camera over to see a beautiful bright green preying mantis resting on the sandstone stucco wall.

White Dog rested her head on my lap as we two sat under one of the cottonwoods both of our noses upturned, breathing in the smell of leaves being burned and imagining what our day will be like. I practiced saying the vows I have written without getting teary halfway through...and once again failed...White Dog told me I'll be fine on the DAY but for now to wipe my eyes because the rest were returning. She took one more peek at our room and then we went on to Santa Fe for fish tacos and pupusa for lunch!


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

She is khwite the event khoordinator!

PeeEssWoo: Yum, fish takhos!

Ginger Jasper said...

White dog you are doing so well for your mum and dad.. Mum had a lump in her throat when she read about your mum saying her vows.. LOvely.. Hugs GJ x

TwoSpecialWires said...

That sounds like the most perfect day ... until the next perfect day comes along (and one is assured to be coming up in the next few weeks!) How special for White Dog to have such an integral and important part in the Recommitment Ceremony. After all, she is much of who has helped her moma and dad become who they are ... to each other, and as a family.

We'll look forward to your special day ... and wish you many more perfect days between now and then!

Jake and Fergs

Teddy Bear said...

WHat a lovely day! The ceremony sounds like it's going to be pawesome. We hope to see some pictures.:) SIku, you're going to make a fabulous MOH!

Teddy Bear

The OP Pack said...

We didn't know you and White Dog back then, but this sounds like a wonderful and special day. We can't wait to hear and see more about this special day.

woos, the OP Pack

Charlie said...

This is very exciting! Im glad that Siku's a part of it. I just hope you would post pictures of the event. Pretty please Siku's mom...


Ariel said...

This post made my mom teary.White dog you are so sweet and I love the way you take care of your mom & dad.
I know the ceremony will be lovely and I wish you much happiness....Hugs

Hansel said...

sounds like a beautiful day- and the mantis- that must be a sign to mom that it's the perfect place!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

That is so cool...give your Mom a big hug from us will you, Siku? We think it's so special that your Mom and Dad are having a Recommitment Ceremony! I'm sure it'll be a wonderful day...*grins*


Kim and Shar said...

What a great day - AND no oxygen!! Now that your special day draws near, we are more excited than words can express. Siku - you are the PERFECT maid of honor...well done.


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