Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A True Story About the Husband and the Hound

   Cashmere Sweater, Skirt: Consigned at Periwinkle (Vintage Saks made in Scotland, Old Navy) / Bracelets:  F21 & Christmas gift (J Crew) / Leather Bracelet & Earrings:  DC Holiday Street Market / Crystal Necklace: Grandmother's

Once upon a time there was a lonesome non-Husband working his way through long hours of medical school in Missouri. One day, he saw an ad for beagle puppies and thought, "Hey, that would be fun!" Upon meeting the seller, he found a mess of tri-colored pups in the back of a pick-up. He paid the man $50, plucked out the wiggliest, squiggliest, smallest Hound-pup of the bunch, and put her in his car.

She whined and whimpered on the ride home till the non-Husband put her in his lap. Then the Hound-pup was very contented. They lived happily the next couple of years, learning to howl at rabbits and having adventures and such, providing one another quite good company.

Then one day the non-Husband had to go away for his internship and residency and couldn't take the Hound-pup, who was practically all Hound by this time. So she moved to Nevada with the non-Husband's brother, and then to Utah with the non-Husband's parents after the howling didn't work out too swell with the Vegas neighbors.

Meanwhile, the non-Husband completed his intern year in Arizona, and then went off to West Virginia for his residency. This is where he semi-met Girl by asking her to play football at a picnic. Girl declined, by the way, so he arranged to pick her up for a trip with mutual friends to jump off of a waterfall the next day. This was a surprise for Girl.  Pretty soon, the non-Husband was showing up at Girl's apartment and asking her to go for ice-cream. Where he told her stories about his Hound, kept her out to the wee hours on a playground, and tried to teach her to drive a stick at the end of the night. Girl is pretty sure that last part was because he didn't want the night to be over. She didn't either.

The weekend of Girl's birthday, the non-Husband flew to Utah for his sister's wedding. He'd invited Girl to go with him. He'd even offered to pay halfsies. But that Sunday was Girl's birthday and she was expecting family. And she'd only just begun to date the non-Husband, after-all, and didn't want to appear presumptuous.

The non-husband returned on Girl's birthday, bringing the Hound with him. They arrived in time to both be big hits with Girl's family. Pretty soon, the Hound was whining at the door for Girl after she left from visiting the non-Husband at his place. Then the Hound began staying the nights with Girl, whose job allowed her to walk the Hound throughout the day. It wasn't long before the Hound moved in with Girl, and not long after that the non-Husband became the Husband, and he moved in too.

And that, friends, is a true story of how the Husband became the Husband, the Hound got a mama, and the Girl found herself with a Husband and a Hound fighting for snuggle space in her bed.

  Clockwise from top left:  non-Husband and Hound-pup, Girl jumps off waterfall and is photographed by non-Husband on that fateful day, non-Husband becomes Girl's Husband, Hound takes over Girl's bed

And you thought this post was going to be about my outfit...

P.S. It's black and white day at Everybody, Everywear! C'est très chic, le noir et blanc, n'est-ce pas?*

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BiblioMOMia said...

Everything about this post made me happy. Mostly because it sounds SO MUCH like my life! I also have a doctor Husband, and he also has a Hound. And therefore I have become a Hound Mama, too!

And...because this post is kinda sorta about your clothes, too...that skirt is absolutely gorgeous. Looks great, chickadee! Come by and say hello if you have a moment.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I kept trying to find your blog again so I was so happy it came up at EBEW! Aha glad to know my French is still somewhat there- I can understand quand vous ecrivez en francais! (pardon the absence of accents-can't get them to work on my laptop!)I loved your hound and non-husband post-persistence pays off (plus how adorable that your hound is sleeping in her bed, on top of you!) Love tha maxi skirt-very chic indeed!

Ki said...

Bien sur, c'est super chic! J'adore ta jupe :)

Sara said...

Thank you for your nice comment and following! This outfit is really nice, and I like that skirt a lot! :)

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Annie said...

Gorgeous pictures...and love that skirt :)

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tiny dancer said...

J'adore ton jupe! It's gorgeous and so unique. I've never seen anything like it, note to self: go shopping in Scotland ;) hehe

Thank you so much for visiting my blog <3

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I love that amazing skirt, the print is to die for!

Anonymous said...

That skirt is beeeeautiful!

Cathy said...

Fun, fun story! I discovered your blog about a month ago and have enjoyed "catching up" with all your posts. Your husband's photography and your cute outfits make the most of the local scenery of the basin.

Anonymous said...

What a cute story! I have a big soft spot for pups and pup stories of just about any kind.

I think you are the first person I've ever seen wear a plaid maxi skirt and I love it.

Meagan said...

awww, that's such a great story! and I love your long skirt!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! The outfit is wonderful. too.

Mrs. Dork said...

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!

This story is absolutely precious! I love reading how people meet the love of their life!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I loved reading the story of the non-husband and the hound. I especially love the pic where your pup is taking over the bed - so cute! Also, your skirt is awesome...I love the elegant outfit you've created with it!

Anonymous said...

I love the skirt and the story was way cute. :) I love how animals bring us all together.

Kayla said...

Beautiful skirt! I'm visiting from EBEW and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

Cassi said...

Thanks everyone! Dogs are the best :)

Kayla- I'd love to join you! I only get to do outfit photos on the weekends because of my work schedule, but I'll try to work one in on time. What a fun idea :)

Linda Z said...

That is an adorable story! And the outfit is very cute, too. :)

Cathy said...

I'm absolutely in love with your skirt and your story. Hmm, great memories, eh. :)

Cathy@Looking Fashionable in All-White Nursing Uniforms

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