March 30, 2013

White Dog plopped down on the bed next to Steve. "Curried turkey salad?" "Done." "Bleu cheese dipping sauce for the baked fingerling potatoes?" "Done." "Cheese pastries, almond cake, panna cotta?" "Done, done, and done." "Easter baskets?" she looked at me. "Assembled and the salad and cheese tray must wait until tomorrow. We are done with prep." I told her.

The White Dog Army had been supervising all evening as we prepared our at-home picnic fare for tomorrow's Easter celebration. We had a selection of beautiful bright potted flowers and already had pretty floral table cloths ready for the table. Not the mountain vista of Cochiti Lake but a celebration that would contain all of the vital ingredients being together, sharing a meal of Spring favorites, and love.

Nuka has continued to inch forward toward health. Today we added a bit of baby food to the nutrition drink, thickening it up. She still needs to be syringe fed but she is turning her head willingly to accept the next "bite" and seems grateful to eat. While still sleeping an awful lot, she does make a point of coming out and being social when she is awake. We are seeing progress and feeling hopeful.

White Dog and The White Dog Army wishes you a weekend filled with the special gifts of the season: hope, renewal, growth and joy. May tomorrow be filled with a celebration of love and togetherness...and the knowing that even in the darkest moment no one is truly ever alone.

Please, too, remember to share your gratitude with those who may be lost or without or in need...there are so many these days and a kind word or a silent prayer of support goes far.

Happy Easter.


Jeanne Pursell said...

It sure sounds like you have a terrific day planned!! Happy Easter to you all! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and Jeanne

Jo's World said...

You guys know how to do it up right, I must say that!

Healing pats for Nuka and hoping she continues her road back to wellness.

Happy Easter,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Random Felines said...

that sounds wonderful and VERY yummy....

Have a wonderful day and kiss Nuka and the WDA for us

Piappies World said...

Happy Easter from all of us! Hope Nuka gets better soon.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Ginger Jasper said...

It all sounds fabulous.Happy Easter dear friends.. Hugs GJ xx

Brian said...

Keep getting better sweet Nuka! happy Hoppy Easter dear friends!

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

One day at a time to get better is what it takes.
Happy Easter to you.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Happy Easter mates. Sounds like a wonderful day will be had by your family. We had a BBQ with all our hu-siblings and it was sooooo good being altogether. Take care. Special gentle hugs to Nuka. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

K (Suka's Mom) said...


My prayers are going out for Nuka. I am sorry she is going through such a difficult time but with the Power of the Paws and so many sending positive thoughts and prayers I know she will pull through. Such a sweet, strong spirit she has! *Hugs to Nuka!!

Your Easter celebration sounds fabulous! Wishing all of you a very joyful and Happy Easter! And I hope the Easter Bunny brought all of you lots of yummy treats, and special healing power for Nuka.



Sagira said...

Sounds like a great day planed. Happy Easter.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like a hippity, hoppity, happity and blessed Easter celebration to us! We're still purring and praying for Nuka, and sending healing energy!

Kari in Alaska said...

Um I would like some curried turkey salad please

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