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!|
|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."