Monday, 9 May 2011

Royal Wedding and Royal 'Share the Love' Competition/Prizes

Hello all,

We are a bit delayed in writing this post and we can only blame D.  She is a bit slow - but she does try her best and she has a lot of work to do - so we do not give her too much of a hard time!

Well as you know it was Easter and that is Paddy's Gotcha Day (of sorts) - he is doing well, he has had no further trouble with his eye - thank DOG.  He had one minor pancreatic attack - but D & C got him to the Emergency Vets on time for lots of pain killers and anti-emetics!  So he was right as rain very quickly!  So far no more problems, paws crossed he stays that way for a long time!  Here is a photo of him in his Easter outfit - the scarf was a gift from the Rocky Creek Scotties - we think it suits him - don't you?  We would take  picture of his Birthday supper - but because he has such a restricted diet - we didn't think you would want to see a plate of steamed white fish!  Not sure he was that thrilled either....

Also the following weekend was the Royal Wedding - it was on the 29th of April, 2011 - just in case you were cloistered in a convent and did not see the news!  Well, D is not a royalist, BUT she does love a celebration.  Well, we enjoyed all the excitement and build up to the Wedding and we watched it with Billions of other people. (I got to attend with my sweetheart Jake - I was so thrilled to be part of this wonderful event - D and Paddy sat on the couch in front of the TV ooohhhing!! and aaahhhing!)  Here I am with darling Prince Jake...

You can see all of the fun on Asta's Blog, or Scruffy, Lacie and Stan's blog  - and I do not think Royal Events are the same without us doggies!

It was a great event and after all the bad news you hear every day - we really enjoyed all the good vibes!  We thought they really cared for each other and were in love and we wish them all the best.  Well, D isn't one to let an occasion pass and went on a spending spree of buying all things 'Royal' and British - its a sickness she just can't stop.  She went to her favourite sushi restaurant - and ordered the Royal Nori wrapped hand cone - sorry no photo - she devours sushi quickly I am afraid!  But she got to keep the dish...

She even bought Washing Up liquid (Dish soap) because it had a Royal Wedding theme to it!!!

BUT we have all decided that she should share all this Royal bounty with our friends on the blogs.

You see, we have missed you all terribly, and enjoy reading about your exploits and adventures.  We are a little sad that people don't blog as much (this includes us!) - we understand - but we miss our friends nonetheless.  We have so much to be thankful for - and we are tail wagging happy to be part of this community.  So we have decided to share the love!  Yes, D has put together 3 Royal Prizes to give away.  They are all royal themed and a souvenir of the wedding too!  And maybe a few extra surprises thrown in before we post them!  Here they are:

The rules of this competition are easy  -  all you have to do is leave a comment telling us what you love and / or are thankful for!  Thats it!  We want everyone to tell us their Good news - the things that make you happy - and if you are happy that makes us even more happy!

Somewhere around the 20th of May- we will put all the names in a hat and pick out three randomly.  We will post on our blog the winners and post the goodies anywhere in the world!

Now that has put a smile on all our faces!  Good Luck !

Lots of licks


  1. Oh we loved the royal wedding. My mom person & I got up at 3:00 AM to watch live here in the USA.

    Your post made us very thankful for blogging friends. We love reading about friends all over the world. Our fingers are crossed for that pawsome contest.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar & Pam, too!

  2. Hi Sally, good to see you and thank you for your comment on our blog. We are glad to hear that Paddy is doing well. The vet thinks Phantom may have chronic pancreatitis or chronic IBD, but we all love that he is feeling so much better this week and hope it continues when his meds are done.

    We all loved watching the wedding too, good to see something so good and special happening instead of all the bad news in the world.

    We love blogging and meeting new furiends and getting to know everyone better.

    We hope you and Paddy will continue to blog too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. We love our blogging pals - whether they blog frekhwently or just from time to time -

    In fakht, one of my tasty purry pals GJ had his mum send my mom some khlotted khream fudge fur the wedding!

    Mom and I got to watch some of it since it was one of her work days and she khomes down by 5:30 here in the East -

    It is furry nice to see woo - and the updates of what woo've been up to!


  4. It is so good to read the good news that Paddy is doing so well. and we thought the wedding was soooo beautiful. and we are thrilled that the newly weds are coming to visit America in July!!!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya, Maggie and M.O.M.

  5. Happy belated gotcha day to Paddy. He looks so cute in his bunny ears and beautiful scarf!
    We got to see some of the royal wedding too! We wish Kate and William a wonderful life together!
    We are very thankful that our dad is so much better than he was!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. We are so thankful you are up and blogging again!! And we love having The Sweet Babes for a few more weeks. Please stop by for a visit sometime.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

  7. Hi Paddy gald to hear you are doing well. You look handsome in your bunny ears to ;)
    I'm just happy that I get to go on walks evey day, fed, watered and loved :)oh and Guinness froth!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  8. Peoples do seem to get busy this time of year - I guess the nicer weather draws them out of their winter shells. Thankfully my Mom is a bit of a recluse so we are ALWAYS around and happy to be so. For me I am just happy to have my Mom back. She spent most of last year in hospital and I didn't see for weeks, even months on end so the fact she is home with every day and we get to go on long walks together and she tickles my ears again - that makes me soooooooo happy.

  9. PS - My Mom was born in Nottingham but lived in Australia most of her life - until marrying my Dad and we now live in the USA - but she knows all about the Royals.

  10. Oh Paddy, you look so cute in your bunny waggit ears!! We are so very thankful for all of our dear blogging friends, whether they blog often or not, it doesn't matter. Not everyone has much free time to blog or comment and that's ok. And Mama is thankful that Butchy is still with us, even though he has those nasty seizures.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

  11. Yoohoooooo!!! Wagging to see you again. But Paddy, you do look super dooper cute but I'm really over the moon I didn't have to wear those bunny ears!

    Awww. Wasn't the Royal Wedding well wicked?Smashing and kind of you to share the love. M Square says she was well happy it didn't seem to be a put up job!!! And that the royal wedding collectable stuffie was actual tasteful and not the usual dross!!!Good old Marks and Barks and John Lewis. Hope Sally has kept lots of those thingies for herself? Course 'xpect you are both are eating off your own royal china as well as dunking bonio's in your UJ mugs?!!

    Wiry love Eric xxxx

  12. We just love the big bunny called Paddy, we are glad to hear he was not ill for long and hope he does not have another attack.
    Those look good prizes, Brenda was watching the wedding. we were not going to watch John said we will go to the beach then he sat down and watched it all the way through.
    Tyler was upset him being a King Charles he thought he should have an invite. DAFT DOG.
    Licks Bobby

  13. Glad Paddy be doing well and you got the attack sorted.
    My Mum loves the Royal family and got very excited about the wedding but ended up having to work! We think this a great competition!
    I is thankful for my Grandpawents who look after my after Lunchtime whilst Mum be at work so I doesn't get lonely and I love when Mum comes home again and we go for a walk then back to our house for dinner!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  14. Why aren't you two cute!! Just had to stop by and let you know. :)

    Woofs & hugs,


  15. Sally and Paddy
    Thank you fow joining us in ouw ciwcle of love fow Butchy.
    I want him to have many mowe days of good times wifout pain and I know all ouw cawing will help.
    I hope the two of you awe fine and having a lovely spwing
    smoochie kisses

  16. Tanks fow da bisit! Wees following you..loved Paddy's Eastew duds! We ouw going to sniff awound you bloggy!

    Chloe, Cecil and Winston too!

  17. Sally! Sweet Sweet Sally! Only now has Moma let me on the computer to properly thank you for accompanying me to the wedding. We've been pretty much banned from the computer ... seems she thinks there are things that need to be done before we take off on another trip. Grrrr. But we think about you sooo much! Did you see that I packed up all my Royal specialties for my trip to see you last month? Now that I'm home again, it is all still on our kitchen counter.

    Tee hee! A message just came in from D! Lit Moma's iPhone right up as she sits here in the dark with me.

    Gonna send this now, and see what D had to say.

    More soon,
    Love and kisses,
    Jake (and Fergs)

  18. Continued.

    We are so happy to know that Paddy is doing better. Well, even. We all LOVED seeing you all on your Brighton walk. (Is there a blogpost about that? We haven't looked yet.) THAT is something that makes us wag our tails and get excited. Such good news. Very very good.

    You've got some great collections of royal themed goodies that are going to make some friends smile. We know whenever we see the special things you've sent us, we feel happy and warm inside. Moma has even let me play with the double decker bus and royal guard stuffies (under a close eye!) And about those cashews? They're long gone. But Moma bought six pots of marmite (she had a big coupon) and she's gonna try and make some herself.

    BTW ... we've got those socks for you. Sooner or later (probably later, knowing Moma) D'll get them.

    We'd better go to bed. It's time.

    Happy Monday.
    Much love, Sally, with special tail wags and cuddles for Paddy,
    Jake (and Fergi)