Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy News...

Miss Bowles
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
"But if the while I think on thee dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end."
Shakespeare, Sonnet 30

Earlier this week, we received the happy news that the pathology on the section of bone removed from Gracie's mandible showed very clean margins, free of cancer. While her prognosis remains guarded, this result was more than reason to celebrate! The Colonel and I opened a bottle of claret and drank several toasts: the first to Gracie who is healing well and reached her 9th birthday on the the 18th, the second to all our other pets --Lucy, Paddy, & Deusey, the third our veterinarians, and finally to the extra wing we have probably added to the AU Vet. School!


Betsy said...

That is very good news indeed! Yay! :)

alaine@éclectique said...

That is wonderful news, Firelight! Have another claret on her homecoming!

Love your Waterhouse header!

FireLight said...

Thank you, sweet Betsy! I saw those cookies you have been baking! Yummers!

Oh, she has been home, Alaine. I brought her home on April 9th. Thank you for stopping by!

Lesley said...

I'm so happy for you. What a relief. I've looked at your blog every day for news, hoping for the best and dreading the worst. It's made my day. Blessings from the UK to you and all your family and pets.

R.J. said...

That's great news. I love the photos too. Your heading is outstanding.

JC said...

Glad to hear that the results came back ok. I've spent so much $$$ on my pets lately that I'm sure my vet is giving out bonuses this year with a note that says due to the Elliott Family.

Sandra said...

Most Excellent News Indeed! Thank God! My pathology report was also benign, thank God! Good news all 'round.

willow said...

Cheers!! Pour me a glass, too!! This is fantastic news. xx

Lyn said...

Bless the pets, and bless the soul of beautiful Miss Bowles!

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Firelight!

It's been a while since I dropped by. I'm so happy that it is to good news that I return.

Cheers to Gracie and to her splendid docs (and to you too!)


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