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Just want to say a belated ‘hi’ and let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying reading about everyone’s spring gardens. Here we’re enjoying a beautiful calm autumn (my favourite time of the year even knowing that winter isn’t too far away.) The vine harvests have been very picturesque and are nearly completed everywhere.
I am catching up with everyone’s news – sorry to have been silent for so long. I had another surgery just over 2 weeks ago, and although there is now rather less of me and this second surgery turned out to be more complicated than hoped, everything went very well and I am making a speedy recovery.
We also became grandparents 2 weeks ago (the only plus to being in hospital then was having my son turn up in my ward with a wheelchair 15 minutes after our beautiful granddaughter’s birth and being taken down the 2 floors to the delivery suite...a very special time!)
Sadly sadness as well 3 days later in losing a beautiful dog. He was less than 2 years old (a loving white retriever) but developed a lung tumour and died on the vets’ xray table. Remus (our cavoodle) is still looking for his very best buddy.
So am still very much in recovery mode – but what an excellent opportunity to catch up on the Coo! ... And today is Mothers Day in NZ and I am being well and truly spoiled!

Posted at 8th May 2010 - 11:19PM   Posted by Sumarell   Enjoying catching up Comments: 13

Sorry to hear of your surgery, Sumarell — thought you'd been awfully quiet lately. Glad to hear of the addition (trusting the your granddaughter's arrival outweighed your discomfort). Hope you are soon well-healed.

So sorry about your dog. We had a beautiful Standard Poodle (our first) who died about the age of one year. We're now on our third Standard Poodle, Miss Sadie. Yes, Bear had gone to the dogs. Sad

Best from the Bear at the other end of the world (and Commonwealth).

Posted by: Rob-bear on 9th May 2010 at 12:32AM

Frances's Avatar Best wishes to you, Sumarell. It is grand to hear from you.

Hoping your recovery from the surgery will be easy and speedy.

Congrats on the new grandchild. I am so sad about the loss of that pup. I know the pain that comes with such a loss.

And ... Happy Mother's Day! xo

Posted by: Frances on 9th May 2010 at 12:48AM

Toady's Avatar Get well soon and welcome to the granny club.

Posted by: Toady on 9th May 2010 at 07:59AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Lovely to hear from you again, Sumarell. Sorry about the bad parts - the surgery and the great sadness of losing a beloved dog. Congrats on the Grandchild and wishing her a long and happy life. Lovely to meet her so soon after her birth.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 9th May 2010 at 08:08AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Glad to hear that your are on the road to recovery - there's nothing like a new grandchild to give bit of zest to life. Congratulations.

Deep sympathy over the loss of your pet - I know what that feels like.

It's good to see you back here.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 9th May 2010 at 08:50AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Lovely to hear from you and to catch up with the good and the bad. Sending positive thingies and hugs across the miles.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 9th May 2010 at 09:03AM

Faith's Avatar What a truly stunning but calm photo. Sorry to hear about your dogSad but how lovely to be a grandma, and see the little one so soon after birthVery Happy

Posted by: Faith on 9th May 2010 at 10:19AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Hi Sumarell I bet you are now very relieved that both sets of surgery are finally over. I hope you recover quickly and can get out and enjoy your favourite time of year as well as being a Grandmother - congratulations.

So sorry to hear about your dog. Always difficult to lose a pet - but more so when they are so young.

Big hug to you.


Posted by: Westerwitch on 9th May 2010 at 10:53AM

Mollygolver's Avatar A beautiful picture. So glad that you are recovering from the recent surgery. Wonderful to be on the scene when your little grand daughter was born. Really sorry to hear about you losing your lovely retriever - that was sad.

Posted by: Mollygolver on 9th May 2010 at 01:36PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Sumarell, so pleased to hear you are now recovering from your operation. Many Congratulations to you on becoming a grandmother Sumarell, what wonderful news for you and you were able to be there very soon after her birth.

Sincere sympathies to you on losing your beloved dog, know how sad it is to lose a pet, and especially so young.

Big Hug to you dear Sumarell.


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Posted by: Camilla on 9th May 2010 at 04:49PM

Camilla's Avatar My best wishes to you dear Sumarell in your recovery, so sorry to hear about the loss of your darling dog. Hoping that the card and flowers I have posted will help to cheer you.

Love and Best Wishes,

Posted by: Camilla on 9th May 2010 at 04:51PM

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