A Special Valent-ersary
Must not be tonight, then. The flowers and music box delivered earlier had already confused and delighted her. He was about to escort her to dinner. And he does hate to be a cliche. She decided she could wait.
The young man, still earning the fat yellow lab's adoration, then extended his other hand to his "pretty lady." He offered a black, velvet box, the sort that needs no further description.
Her narrowed eyes popped wide in surprise. She snatched the box, opened it, and said...
"You propose while you're petting the dog?! You'll never live this down!"
Well, not really. He asked, she accepted, they went out for some Cajun food. Three months later they married. Eleven years, three children, many adventures, and one different fat dog later, they continue their unique and abiding love story together.
(He contends that he'll never be able to top that Valentine's gift, so why try?)
(She still ribs him about the dog.)