December 22, 2016

White Dog is 12 years old today. I look at the Little White Dog of my heart and wonder where the time has flown. Then I rest my forehead against hers and together we close our eyes; I follow the journey we have traveled and realize we have in that short time faced challenges, accomplished miracles, risen from the ashes, evolved and morphed into an incredible now. Truly my daemon, my connection to heaven, she is my inspiration and tenacity. She is the embodiment of all that is good in the World.

Today, as part of her celebration, she was Steve's "date" for his day at work and the office Christmas Party.
Still work time
Let the Party begin!
Hi, I am Siku Marie, the White Dog!
Heading to a place in the buffet line
Tami baked a special orange cranberry cake for the party...White Dog's birthday cake!
WD and Petunia, the cheesecake eater

Tonight, her family greeted her return home with lamb schwarma in coconut milk and special treats sent by Andy (her longtime fiance) and family. He sent her a new lambie to cuddle with as well as mini versions of his Welshie sister and himself. The rest of the White Dog Army shared in the feasting. Then all sat to hear the Siku Marie arrival and naming story.
I love lamb!
Opening pressies
I love Lambie! Thank you Andy! No Zso! You CANNOT have it.
Mini Andy actually walks and barks!
And so does Mini Sally Ann but Sachi wanted to wrestle her so she is safely on the mantle for now.
Birthdays are fun but I am SO tired!

A dreary rainy day and White Dog's day of partying cut short the dancing that was planned; she was tired. A few songs from her siblings and a touching tribute speech by YoYoMa leaves the entire WDA napping side-by-side across the room.

"Happy Birthday, Siku Marie," I whisper smiling over her sleeping form at my shoulder. "We wish you many many more years and blessings." Quietly all around me I heard the Army respond "Amen."


meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Siku Marie! We love you lots, and are so glad you had such a terrific, celebratory day. :)

Barbara said...

Happy birthday, Siku Marie!!

Wyatt Airedale said...

Happy Birthday dear Siku! You don't look a day over 5. Party On, little miss!

Brian said...

Dang, sorry I'm late. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday Siku Marie!! Purrs and cheers to many more.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Bubba and Sissy are sure glad their minis' were polite. Andy and Sissy send comforting nosey pokes to the rest of the extended family. Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark

24 Paws of Love said...

Happy Birthday Siku Marie! With many more to come.