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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”

Memorial Day Weekend Wisdom: How To Honor The Dead

Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.

Jennifer M. Granholm 




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Memorial Day Weekend Wisdom:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy 


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