One of DH’s best friends got married this weekend at The Westin Maui in Kaanapali. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony complete with birds singing and a waterfall in the background. I was in charge of taking some candid shots of the ceremony since DH was occupied with being the Best Man.
During this time, we had a friend of ours keeping an eye on the kids as they played in a grassy area. However, since she doesn’t have any children of her own, she did not know that you shouldn’t let kids get too close to the koi fish pond especially when they’re carrying precious cargo.
Next thing I know, I heard Baby Bug screaming at the top of her little lungs. Of course, this caused a little commotion as everyone stopped to see what was going on. Baby Bug had accidentally dropped Meow into the pond and the current was taking it away as the koi fish tried to eat it. I instantly saw my life flash before my eyes and tried to prepare myself for future tantrums and sleepless nights. **For those who don’t know Meow, she’s Baby Bug’s best friend and has to go everywhere with her. They’re inseparable!** DH looked at me as if to say, “Should I try to retrieve it now?” I imagined him falling into the fish pond fully clothed in his tuxedo and said, “No, do it later.”
Luckily, Meow’s escape was halted by a huge rock which prevented her from floating away. Once the ceremony was over, DH found a broom and fished her out. Needless to say, Meow was wet and stinky! Yuck! The hotel’s Wedding Coordinators were really helpful and took Meow to the laundry department and cleaned her good as new.
Meow and a very happy Baby Bug were eventually reunited. Crisis averted!
Spotlight Comment by Matt of The Pet Haven: Those koi fish are no joke, either. I remember feeding them at Sheraton where we stayed and they were crazy. Iâ€™m glad they didnâ€™t rip meow to shreads.
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