June 17th 2010 8:11 am
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The crisp chirrup of the white-winged swallow beckoned her onward. The iridescent blue-green wings, neck and head shimmered in the sunlight and created a mesmerizing contrast to the stark white underparts and rump.
An hour earlier, while relaxing in the tall grass, this spirited little swallow had swooped down and chirruped right in her face. It was at that moment a friendship had been born. For Rosie, her interest in watching birds had started many years earlier. While on earth she had loved to watch these elegant and graceful beauties soar into the clear blue sky and effortlessly dance on the crests of the wind.
This same fixation was now leading her through the dense brush of the woods and past a meandering creek. The world around her disappeared and she lost herself in the magnificent beauty and summoning song the swallow was performing.
Out into a large open field she followed, never breaking her stare. The tall, dry grass swayed back and forth like the arms of the crowd at a rock concert during the performance of the band’s love ballad. To the top of a gently slopped ridge she went and when she reached the top she came to a stop.
Waiting for her was Vermont Labbie, Remy. With her arrival, his head rose high and his ears perked up. Despite his large size, he spritely jumped to his paws, his tail wagging. The white-winged swallow glided past him and hung in the air just beyond his shoulder. Next to the lab was a blanket and upon it were plates of fresh fruit and veggies; a delightful assortment of some of Rosie’s favourites.
“Remy!” Rosie exclaimed in surprise.
Normally full of confidence and machismo, Remy now approached with a gentleness and vulnerability. He extended his paw toward her and she took it as he led her back to the blanket.
“I can feel your paw tremble,” she said to him.
He released his grip and gestured for her to sit on the blanket.
“Nerves, I guess,” he replied.
“You shouldn’t feel nervous around me, Remy,” she quickly countered, wanting him to relax and feel at ease.
The lab sat next to her and presented a plate of strawberries and asparagus. A strange combination, but one that Rosie loved.
“This is a very special day,” Remy said as Rosie took a strawberry. “One year ago today I first set eyes upon you.”
Rosie took a bite of the strawberry and looked up into Remy’s eyes. He was gazing at her with a tenderness that melted her heart. He had always had that affect upon her.
“From the moment you arrived at the bridge . . . ” he paused, searching for the words. He had rehearsed this moment many times, but now that it was upon him, he had trouble recounting the elegant prose he wanted so badly to recite to her.
Rosie leaned forward and nuzzled her head into his neck. He closed his eyes and wrapped his large, bear-like paw around her shoulder.
“Remy,” Rosie broke the silence. “I always fell safe with you.”
Remy’s tail thumped against the blanket.
With a chirrup and flap of its wings, the white-winged swallow did small circles only a few inches from their heads. Rosie broke the embrace and laughed at the silly antics of the swallow. She turned back and gazed into Remy’s eyes.
“I just want you to know, Rosie,” he said. “That you coming to the bridge and us meeting has made me very happy. I wanted the two of us to share some special time together before the party tonight.”
The two sat together and finished off the strawberries and asparagus. They laughed and talked and play wrestled. The sun moved across the day sky and Rosie and Remy lost track of time, the hours passing so quickly.
Before they knew it, it was time to head back to the farm for the party. Rosie was celebrating her one-year crossing anniversary and Alex was celebrating his four-year anniversary.
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YAYA!!!!!!!! A new story and it isn't blocked on moms work computer cause it doesn't contain the word "Sirius"...BOL!!!! OFF TO READ!!!!!!!
Ummmm.....is it just me or does Remy have a little thing for Rosie? I'm going to ask Stryker!!! :)
I am practically Rosie's brother in law and our family affairs are not discussed...even with you; my beautiful mini-me. But just know that Rosie is happier than I have ever seen her and tonights party is going to be extra special! AROOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo
P.S...I saw Bean bite you last night. I am not happy about that! You better learn to show that cat who's boss!
**Awe How sweet... Lovin this...
That is so sweet--and I know you know that today is Rem's mom's birthday!
Awww, these Bridge love stories make my Yorkie heart soar with happiness. Rainbow hugs!
Oh boy anohter wonderful Bridge story!! Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Remys' Mom and hugs for Rosie on the Anniversary of her Bridge day.
Strawberries and Asparagus...... oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I'm enjoying this story---except for the part about liking birds.LOL
Awww, sweetie. How wonderful is this?! I just stopped by to check in and I found this beauty. Off to Cookie's page to learn how the party is going :)
Thank you for thinking of Alex, sweetie.