Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
This week marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee--her 60th year on the throne.
Most, if not all, of the Jubilee events are over now. I found the excitement enthralling. People all over the world have been celebrating. Our
news shows sent reporters
there to film the celebrations and talk about them. There’ve been flotillas on the River
Thames. Speeches. Dinners.
I admit I’m not one of the people who watches or reads about
celebs much. Paparazzi aren’t my best friends, nor are
they, or their stories, of particular interest to me. So why am I so interested in what goes on in U.S. ? England
Well, I admit it. It’s largely because I met my first Cavalier King Charles Spaniels on my first trip to
many years ago. I was hooked.
On the dogs, at least. And I was
impressed by the country that gave birth to the breed. London
Now, I have to say I’m a bit put off by the fact that the queen’s celebrations didn’t seem to include her own dogs--her Corgis. At least not publicly. I haven’t seen any at the events marking the queen’s anniversary. Maybe they’re celebrating quietly at home, treated well by their staff. But I’d like to see them. Hear from them. Get their take on what’s going on.
In any event, I’ve watched some of the celebrations on TV with my Cavaliers at my side. I told them that their ancestors came from the place that’s being featured so colorfully.
Their reactions? Mostly to demand that we play ball, put them outside, or let them watch out the front door... in other words, they’re not impressed.
But happy Diamond Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth, and may you enjoy many more celebrations to come.