Lucy: After all the fun all day Saturday,
my new boyfriend Achilles got put in Xena’s kennel, Xena got put in Lexi’s kennel, and Ella and I got to play in the house while the peeps headed off to the church.
OK, so this is us playing outside, but you get the picture, right? (he, he, the picture, get it?)
Xena: Mom and Dad went to get married, right? Or to get their bowels renewed? I don’t remember which. And Achilles
is my boyfriend likes me, not you, Luce the Deuce.
Lucy: You are wrong times three, XeePee. It is a Renewal of Vows at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. And I thought you didn’t like Achilles. All you did was complain about his attention when we were at his house. Oh never mind, that’s not what we’re here to bark about today.
Mom told me that Father Robert started out by telling how he met Mom and Dad, and invited their guests to do the same. Maria (L) owned a ballroom dance studio and Dad became her
bookie bookkeeper and office and studio manager while taking dance lessons from her. Auntie Jen (R) had Piper the schnauzer, who looked a lot like Lexi. She saw Lexi’s picture on the front page of the newspaper and wondered why Piper’s picture was there. After reading the article about Lexi starring in the Wizard of Oz, and seeing that they came from the same breeder, she contacted the breeder, got Mom’s e-mail address, went to the play, and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. *sigh*Here’s Mom and Dad, dressed in the same clothes and jewelry that they wore ten years ago at their wedding, and with the same people (except the priest) as when they got married. Father Robert included some other unexpected touches, such as wrapping their hands with his stole and reading a blessing and having each person serve communion to the person next to them. Mom said it was both solemn and fun all at the same time.
Afterwards, Mom and Dad and Auntie Jen and Uncle Bill came back home and drank a bottle of champagne while everyone toasted each other. That means they clinked glasses, not that they put each other in the toaster. They
gobbled down ate the supper that I drooled over Mom had prepared on Friday all “home made”: pulled pork and pulled beef, potato salad, cole slaw, sauerkraut, and a gluten-free chocolate chip bundt cake that Dad bought.
Xena: Achilles found my tennis ball and played with it by himself all evening. I hid behind Mommy’s chair so I didn’t get squished. But I still saw him making eyes at me.
Lucy: Dream on, little girl.
A word from Achilles: Don’t fight, girls. There’s enough of this bad boy to go around. All the way around. *wink*
Love and wiggles, Lucy (hi-i-i, Achilles)
Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess Bride
Achilles (come back tomorrow for more about me)