We had a lot to celebrate this past weekend.
The last post was about Lena. We took Lena to a Meet ’n Greet on Sunday, and a previous VAGA adopter came with her two girls, and went home with three. She had recently lost her boy, Tristan, who we fostered for about 4 months. First time in a while it’s just been our kids at home.
It was our 10th anniversary on Saturday. We opened a bottle of wine we purchased right after we got married. It was a 2nd Grand Cru, so it held up quite nicely. Still had some tannins left. A well rounded Bordeaux.
Just so happens that our anniversary is also Ms. Jenny’s birthday. She turned double ones. As is tradition in our house, we cooked up steak.
Lets just say that everyone licked their bowls clean. Even Stella, who had just passed her 6 month Ampuversary.
Monday was my birthday, and we celebrated by going to a beer dinner at Magpie with Trina and Jason.
On a sad note, we noticed a new lump on Stella’s hip. On Monday, we took her to our regular vet who took X-rays and a biopsy. It was inconclusive, but considering where it was, what it didn’t show (osteo), and that Stella is a greyhound, the diagnosis was fibrosarcoma. We verified this on Tue with a trip to Stella’s oncologist. Stella has been pampered all year since her amputation and eating whatever she wants (roasted chickens and turkey, grilled steak). So the prescription is more of the same with some pain pills added in. She is in good spirits and doesn’t seem in any pain for now. We cherish every day we have with her.