Once again I'd like to thank-you for your remembering Hamlet today and keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. I heard from the surgeon a little while ago that Hamlet has come through the surgery and was resting. He said it went as well as could be expected, and he had removed as much of the infected tissue and tumor as he could. Hamlet still has a few hurdles to get over, but I'm hopeful that we have cleared the biggest one with the surgery. I'm to call in the morning because he may be able to come home.
As I mentioned earlier today, I met a friend for lunch whose dog was also having surgery. (Bella did just fine too!) We met at a place in Purcellville called "Magnolias at the Mill." The mill was built in 1905. It served in the production of pasture seed for the Contee Adam Seed Company, and was operated by the same family for three generations. In the middle of the last century, Loudoun County Dairy Business was booming and the mill filled the need for grass seed. During the second World War, much of the Virginia Orchard Grass seed produced here was shipped to Europe as packing for artillery shells and armaments. 'Magnolias' was also a flour mill in the 1940s. It's a lovely place that still retains the original woodwork and equipment for the decor. Lunch was delicious (a roasted pumpkin bisque to warm me up and flank-steak caesar salad) and the company of a good friend was enjoyable too.
Afterwards I stopped by "Southern States" and once again admired the chicken houses...I still think I need chickens. But I think (or rather I know) I need to get Hamlet home and back on his feet first.
THANK YOU all again for your kindness, support and your friendship; it has provided so much comfort! I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend!!