06 December 2007

"You need to come take a look at Bob..."

After dinner tonight The Reluctant Farmer got his boots on and said, "You need to come take a look at Bob. He has a lump on his neck: I didn't get a good look at it when I saw him earlier but you better check ... bring a flash light." The dogs do get tangled in barbed wire fences every so often, and it wouldn't be the first time we had a puppy with an infected scrape.

So, I got a flash light and my parka and my boots, and we headed outside. The dogs came trotting over to us when we reached the shed, and I quickly grabbed Bob's collar. I felt around, but didn't feel any matted fur or anything. The Reluctant Farmer felt around the opposite side and said, "Oh, here, it's right here ...."

... and from under Bob's collar, he pulled a silver ring.

"Will you marry me?"

I grinned.

I also said yes.

The ring's a temporary placeholder: he had seen some pretty ones on line but since he was going into town today he decided to just pick something out at a jewelry store in town. After visiting six different places and finding nothing in my size (nothing at all ... I have very tiny fingers), he settled on a plain silver band from Walmart as a placeholder.

We did just find the perfect long-term band online, and it should be on it's way from Ireland in short order.

The wedding will be in Canmore on May 17, 2008.

Marriage: I've finally found the person I want to annoy for the rest of my life.


  1. Anonymous8:25 pm

    WOOHOO!!!! How exciting!! Congratulations to ALL of you! We are so happy for you!!

    Love, AC & UT

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Anonymous2:41 am

    Yippee! Congratulations! The ring is absolutely beautiful. I've always liked the Trinity knot, and reminds me of the trillium (Ontario provincial flower). Can't wait to see you both in person. Oh, and we are glad that Bob is OK ;)


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  5. Anonymous9:34 am

    yaaay!!! Let me know what you need me to do!

  6. Anonymous8:47 am

    Huge congratulations to you both.Love the style of the ring...saw many versions of the "knot" in Scotland. We wish you every happiness....it's fun to be annoying !!

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