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On The Road With Rommie & Michele

Good Tuesday morning!

It’s Rommie and I’ve taken over the computer once again so I can tell you about an adventure Mom and I had on Sunday.

Family Reunion

Sunday it was just Mom and me along with 120+ people and 80+ of my cousins at the second-annual Golden Retriever’s In Need (G.R.I.N.) Bark in the Park.  We gathered together at a park for a walk, lunch and other canine activities. Below is a picture of the park’s entrance.


I got to see Auntie Jane, Michelle, Ann and a lot of other people.  Plus I met Aunt Nancy and Uncle Ron this year.  They were very nice and watched me while Mom went and got her lunch.

“And We’re Walking”

There was a guy who spoke about the importance of Memorial Day. Mom along with the rest of the people recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the “Star-Spangled Banner.” I did not pay much attention to what they were doing as I was there to walk! Mom had a hard time keeping me still during the brief program.

After the program everyone set out on a 1, 2, or 3 mile walk.  I on the other hand decided to lie on the grass in the cool shade.


I had done my walking during the program..  Mom did eventually get me up to walk. Here is a picture Mom took along the walking path.


For some reason Mom was fascinated by these twisted branches and vines.

Mom did not win anyone of the baskets filled with goodies that were raffled off (nothing unusual about that).

I also had to put my paw in some type of white goop so Mom has my paw-print to frame.

“Nasty, Nasty, O You Nasty Boy!”

One of my cousins and I started sniffing noses and then something happened and he and I exchanged some nasty words. So nasty I showed my teeth to him. Mom about passed out because she can not recall a time when I snarled at anyone. According to the nice people that own him, my cousin has some aggression issues. After lunch they walked him around the outside of the park. His Mom said he is a work in progress.

Another Butt-Sniffing Good Time

Mom and I enjoyed our time at the park and seeing our fellow G.R.I.N. buddies.  Don’t worry, while I did a lot of butt-sniffing again this year, Mom did not sniff any.

Love, Hugs, and Sloppy Wet Kisses to all,



P.S.  Mom tried to get more pictures but I kept her too busy.

Coming Saturday – “A Gooseberry Weekend”

Rommie’s Recipes For A Butt-Sniffing Good Picnic

Mom and I went to Golden Retriever’s In Need’s “Bark In The Park” (G.R.I.N.) fundraising event.   There were about 100 people and 60 dogs.  That’s means a lot of butt-sniffing going on.

Mom and I had a good time but boy were we tired when we left.  I got to see my Aunt’s Jane, Mary, MicheLLe and Lisa as well as my Uncle Lennie (he is married to Aunt Jane).  I also met a lot of people as I would just walk up and introduce myself.

We paid tribute to all those who gave their lives for this country so the rest of us can enjoy our freedom.

1, 2, 3 Miles 

Most people went for a long walk, up to 3 miles, but Mom and I kept it short.  She could tell I was hot and tired.  Except for Lacey Jane’s water dish, I would only drink out of the one Mom brought.  Lacey Jane’s is my friend and I knew she did not have any cooties.

After a walk, we had lunch in a covered pavilion. For lunch I had a potato chip.  Mom was amazed I ate that as I have this phobia about eating in public, must be the cootie thing again  😉    Mom and everyone else had turkey wraps, potato chips and a 7 Layer cookie, plus their choice of drink.

The wrap was extremely delicious according to Mom.  Her and Aunt Jane figured out how to make it.

Salad Turkey Wrap


  • Whole wheat or multi-grain tortilla’s
  • Sliced turkey
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • Salad dressing of your choice


Shred the lettuce, carrots, onions and cheese in a bowl.  Then add in dressing and gently toss to coat.

Lay the tortilla on a plate or cutting board.  Put a slice of turkey on the tortilla.  Add a little bit of salad on top of the turkey.  Roll the tortilla and cut in two.

The amount of ingredients needed will depend upon how many people you are feeding.

7-Layer Cookie Bars


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Place butter in 13 x 9 inch pan and melt in oven. Swirl to coat bottom and sides with butter.
  3. Spread crumbs evenly over bottom of pan. Layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and nuts over crumbs. Pour condensed milk over nuts. Sprinkle coconut over condensed milk.
  4. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool.


All in all Mom and I had a great time and hopefully G.R.I.N. raised lots of money for my cousins who are in need of furever homes.