Saturday, April 30, 2011

So Much to Celebrate

Who doesn't love a good wedding celebration? Throw in Britain and a fairy tale as well into the mix and I'm a sentimental fool. I didn't quite make it up to watch the Royal Wedding in "real time" yesterday but recorded the whole thing on my DVR, made myself a big cup of tea and then watched it at 7 a.m. I made my husband and daughter re-watch it with me in the evening but I FF through some of it to spare them.

I don't usually enjoy hoopla much, but this was different. Nobody does pageantry like the British - and I sure would have loved to have been there for this hoopla. I watched Diana's wedding - and funeral. My heart broke for those boys then and I'm so glad we finally got to watch a good celebration, even if it meant having to see Camilla sitting up there. It was so much fun wasn't it?  I feel very lucky that I was able to visit London years ago and actually see Westminster Abbey up close.


Oh, the lovely, silly hats! The church bells! Her Majesty's Chapel Royal choir! And Kate's dress - I have to say I was very pleased because it was so romantic, traditional and old fashioned. I guess I expected something strapless or off the shoulder, more modern. It reminded me of my own wedding dress - simple with long lace sleeves, except mine had a higher lacy neckline. I preserved mine with the silly thought that my daughter might someday want to wear it but she's always laughed at it and said she would never wear anything as old-fashioned as that. Who's laughing now? Maybe 26 years ago Mom was in style after all . . . Or maybe Romantic is always in style.


Almost every bride feels like she's in a fairy tale on her wedding day, doesn't she? We didn't have a Cinderella coach/carriage, just a Honda, but hey, I still felt just like royalty on MY wedding day. And I married a Prince too . . .



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More to celebrate - I received a wonderful gift on Friday afternoon. I took my dog to the Veterinary Specialist hospital for a recheck after his last visit and round of medications. The news was good! Very good, in fact. The "cancer" in his lymph nodes turned out NOT to be cancer after all. Two months ago the nodes were enlarged, and the biopsy report said there was a "suspicion of cancer." I found out that  Vet # 1 read that report as stating that there DEFINITELY was cancer in the lymph nodes. And so when he passed on the news to us, that's what he told us.  

Rigby's ultrasound was read by a different doctor yesterday and it was determined that the nodes were no longer enlarged and had almost returned to normal. Vet # 2 said that if it were cancer, the enlarged nodes would not have diminished in size that quickly. So I was right all along - he had a serious infection with inflammation and the drugs (and my own special treatment) did the trick. The Vet who originally examined him and referred us to a specialist for more tests had a dog that recently died from cancer and she said it looked like Rigby had cancer too - she recognized the symptoms. She was wrong, however.


Does this dog look sick to you? Tired, maybe, after his latest exam and ordeal.

The latest Vet's report: "Rigby seems to be doing well, is healthy and playful after treatment. His prognosis is GOOD." Poor Rigby - he has no idea what has been going on all these months. He has selective hearing: Blah, blah, blah, Good Dog, blah blah, blah, Sit, blah, blah, blah, Daddy's home, blah, blah, blah, Walk?, blah, blah, blah . . . . He must have thought he'd already died and gone to heaven because of all the chicken and hamburger he's been getting recently, LOL. There's more of that to come - so much to celebrate now.

23 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Yippee happy dance happy dance, such good news I am so relieved for you and yep I know how that feels too LOL. Our Sam got spoilt throughout his ordeal too, he still does. He is going to have his lymph nodes checked again next time he is at the vet for his annual injections later this year, fingers crossed he is still okay. Here's to many more happy years with our dogs. Hugs.

Sue said...

Wow! such good news about your dog. I am so happy for you on that great report!

I loved that wedding too and her dress was perfect! It did remind me of mine 29 years ago except that my neckline was a bit higher also. I think that was more popular back then. I still have mine too, but would never fit into it today. I only wish :P

Diane H said...

Wonderful news about Rigby! We do love them so.

Rebecca P said...

Oh I'm glad to hear the good news about Rigby!!
I recorded the wedding because it was just too early. I got up to watch Dianna's but now with DVR, I could watch it later.
It was wonderful, & Kate's dress was simply beautiful. It reminded me of Grace Kelly's & Julie Anderew's dress from Sound of Music.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Kathleen, That is wonderful news about your darling pooch. It's so sad when animals are sick they don't know what's going on.I loved the wedding. The future Queen of England looked beautiful and her dress was simple and beautiful.It also reminded me of Grace kelly.Cheri

Anonymous said...

Happy for you for Rigby's good news.

Darlis

Lori said...

Ah Rigby! What terrific news!

Jan said...

So happy to hear that your pup is healthy!!

Heartsdesire said...

Very very good news about your darling Rigby. Hope his health continues to improve. I did get up at 1 a.m. (pacific time) to watch the wedding and was not disappointed. Everything was beautiful including the dress. So classic and romantic. And it was great to see those boys at a happy event at Westminster Abbey.

Merilyn said...

I am so happy for you and Ridby!!!! That is the best present anyone can get, a clean bill of health, whoo-hoo!!! What a relief!!!!
Of course you know that you will have to continue to treat him like royality LOL!!!
Thankyou for sharing your wedding photo too!!!
My mother's wedding dress had a lace dress over a satin strappy underdress, my grandmother made it for her!! I think everything old is new again anyway LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy about your pet companion! That is the best news!
Beth
Eagleville, TN

Merilyn said...

Opps! sorry for the typo, that should have read 'Rigby"!

Lyn said...

Fantastic news about your dog!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Merilyn, that's okay, don't worry. Rigby can't read . . .

Me and My Stitches said...

Great, great news about Rigby! You have to just be elated! So happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I'm so Happy Happy Happy for you and Rigby!! Your a great nurse. Karen in IL.

Mary A said...

Hooray for Rigby!! Let the party begin! Mary A.

Sue Robinson said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so happy for you and Rigby! You must be SO relieved. I'm glad you enjoyed THE wedding;it made me proud to be British for a whole day! Your sentiments were the same as mine about Kate's dress (and Camilla - the friend I was watching with and I shed a tear or two for Diana's absence). Let's hope they go on to enjoy a long and happy marriage.

Frauke said...

danke für deinen Kommentar, da warst du ja schnell wie der Blitz
und einen wunderschönen Blog hast du
Frauke

mimi'sdarlins said...

I'm so happy to hear that your pup does NOT have cancer! What a relief for you all....now you can get on with your lives :-)

Piera said...

I'm very very very happy for you and your sweet dog! I wish to Rigby a long and happy life with its family. Ciao. Piera

Cheryl said...

Beware, Rigby may put on an act to get a repeat performance of all the treats. Seriously though, I am overjoyed at his latest prognosis!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news about Rigby!Wonderful news!

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