March 12, 2010
White Dog was surprised and delighted when Steve walked in the door at his usual time instead of his Friday late class time (school is on semester break)! I finished up what I was doing and went to join the family for a pre-dinner group cuddle but no one was to be found. I went looking and found them all sitting in the dark in the bedroom talking softly. Conversation stopped when I turned on the light and all three (White Dog, Steve, and Quinn) looked a little guilty. "What's going on," I asked? "Oh nothing, just hanging out" Steve replied and was backed up by two of the most innocent pairs of Eskie eyes imaginable. At that, Michael joined the group and all four exchanged wink and nod glances. "Let's go have dinner," Steve announced a little too brightly and as they passed into the living room I heard the word "birthday" mentioned. White Dog woofed a "quiet!" warning. I am pretty sure I accidentally interrupted a strategic planning session for my upcoming 53rd...so I smiled to myself and didn't press.