November 9, 2010

White Dog and Steve went out early this morning and sat in our old car. It had been stripped of all our imprints and seemed very empty. They thanked the SUV for the miles and adventures it had carried us safely to and from. Steve reminded White Dog that this was the car she came home in when she arrived to us. They remembered trips to Los Angeles where White Dog became famous for "speaking" during Hamlet; carrying Steve's bike to hundreds of Sunday morning Bosque rides; driving to Phoenix to bring Quinn home to live with us; taking Hansel's mom and dad for their first horse back ride; driving to our Recommitment Ceremony last year; bringing me home from Rehab when I could barely climb into the seat. White Dog rode "copilot" on the console for one last trip to the Park and left a golden leaf on the seat as a goodbye.

At lunchtime, Steve and I drove the 320 to his mechanic who has promised to give our MB a loving home. Then we headed to to the dealer to claim "Pumpkin," the minivan which will meet the new challenges in our lives...especially those of our growing family size. None of us is crazy in love with it yet although we do admit we like the way it's spirit feels...but it doesn't quite smell right...and we haven't found our favorite spots...and the noises are different...but we know in a very short time it, too, will be truly a part of the family.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Snarting!


TwoSpecialWires said...

... truly part of a WONDERFUL family. And we'll be anxiously awaiting stories of the first big trip!

Jake and Fergi and Family

Teddy Bear said...

Pumpkin looks pawesome. We've heard minivans are very comfy.:)

Teddy Bear

The Thundering Herd said...

Just needs to be broken in a little - grins. Congratulations on the new wheels.

Brian said...

That was so sweet to leave a leaf!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful! I like the new van. Im sure the pups will get settled once they realize how much room they have.

Mack said...

I bet you guys are gonna LOVE your new ride! Just think of all the interesting places it is gonna take you!!


Remington said...

We certainly love our minivan! I am sure you will too!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ah yes, we understand the feeling. The pups here still can't figure out where to sit. For the most part they are content on the floor:)

Lots of luck to you with the new vehicle.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

You never really think of all the memories you do have in a car. They sure do get us a lot of places. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

I love the new car's name :)


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

What a bittersweet post! I know change can be scary, hard, and sad. What wonderful memories your old car holds for all of you, especially you, Siku Marie, as it brought you to the amazing, loving life you now live.

But this is a new chapter of your lives together and the pumpkin is ripe and fresh and ready for all of you to start writing and living your memories! I agree with Teddy Bear, the mpkin looks pawsome! And although it will be a new experience, the pumpkin will one day too hold millions of memories and smells from your lives!

Let the new chapter with the pumpkin begin!


Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

Hey my BFF - it looks like you have a new nifty console to ride on! Do you?? Did you request your own Captains Chair? Don't worry, in no time Pumpkin will smell "just right" and will be perfectly covered in white!

Just think - now you have all the room you need for when you have mom and dad bring you to my house!

I miss you!