We just got out of court! Everything went well. Melody walked in saying, "Where's the judge? I want to be the judge!" and was disappointed that she didn't get to testify as well. Dixie curled up in a chair in the jury box and sneered at me with twinkling eyes the whole time. She really doesn't like to hear people talking about her and she kept giving me her 'I'm happy trouble' look.
The judge looked thrilled for us. I got to answer a few questions and then they looked over paperwork. Her name is officially changed and filed on record with the county clerk's office. We're done! She's ours!!!!
We congregated out in the hallway for a bit to celebrate and I had just made the comment, "We're getting a little loud. We should probably go outside to finish our party" when the girls took off down the hall screaming at the top of their lungs. The people holding court in another chamber came out looking less than thrilled with us. Because of the building layout, we couldn't find the girls! There were so many twists and tunnels that I couldn't figure out which hallway they were down.
So we're celebrating with Sonic Happy Hour drinks and SpongeBob.