May 1, 2011

White Dog grumbled at the heavy low hanging clouds and snuggled closer as the gusting winds banged on the dog door. The Sunday Plan had been to take Michael to the big pet adoption event that Water Mountain Ranch was attending and then for The White Dog Army, Steve and I to head out into the sunshine for some fun at the Park. It was 43 degrees F and threatening snow in the foothills. And there was the wind issue.

After a hurried discussion with Quinn, Nuka, and Puff, we revamped that Plan. They would sleep in and enjoy the cozy, safety warmth of home while we dropped off Michael and went for groceries. When we returned they could supervise the final preparations for YoYo's arrival. Then we would take the WDA to the Park (in the afternoon when it was warmer and the wind had blown itself out) before we all went for a ride to pick up our teen animal rescue volunteer.

Well, the wind never calmed and by the late afternoon it was raining. SAWD was coughing the scary sounding congestive bark-gag that seems to arise from the cold and from blowing dust. Even Quinn, who loves wild weather did not like the silty rain that left his eyes stinging and his coat clumpy. Steve cancelled the trip to the Park and got few complaints.

Fortunately Dragon and Sen-ge came for dinner...a warming aromatic Middle Eastern feast scented with mint tea and Candace's cinnamon pudding. After, the honorary White Dogs lightened the mood with their brotherly sumo-wrestling...we all chuckled at Sen-ge's body slam into his brother and Dragon's deft twist to pin the pup. Nuka was an excellent referee. In response to their family's need, White Dog handed down the bed stairs she used as a pup and spent a little time teaching Dragon and Sen-ge how to use them.

All too soon Gregg pointed out that it WAS a school night for him, Michael and Steve so we sniffed and hugged and bid each other a good week...as we do each of you!


Teddy Bear said...

Sounds like a great day. We hope the rain stays away next weekend so you all can go to the park with your new Brother.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Maxie said...

I can't wait to see YoYo. Please post pictures of your growing pack!


Remington said...

Sounds like a great day! Pictures please!

Brian said...

Me too, me too, YoYo pictures!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Can'ts wait to meet da YoYo.

You hads a nice day if you don't count da wind, da wain, and da clunky wedder!

Kari in WeHo said...

Have a good week, I am officially in the bay area so there is no worry of me accidentally keeping Yoyo ;)


Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

What a bummer about the weather and canceled park trip. But furry happy that you salvaged the day and had a great time with family, friends, and yummy food!

I am so excited about Yo-Yo's arrival, as I am sure all of you pups are! More pups mean more adventures! ;->


Bailey Be Good! said...

So glad to hear that YoYo is on his way! Can't wait for him to join his new family. :)

Woofs & hugs,


Prints the Cat said...

Oh boy, tomorrow is the big day to meet and greet Yoyo!!!! I can't wait to hear how it all goes!

ra husky said...

:) what a beautiful post, we just can't wait to meet little YoYo!! Play bows,

RA & Isis

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are SOOOOO excited!


Mr. Pip said...

Can't wait to meet YoYo!!!

My mom makes that coughing, gagging sound during allergy season. No fun for her or me.

Your pal, Pip

ForPetsSake said...

Finally catching up here...
Sometimes the best plans are those that come from improvisation. Sounds like it ended well. Congrats to Michael for being a good citizen!