Rommie & Michele’s Backyard Safari Adventure – It’s Spring!

Hi everyone!  Mom might not have words for blog posts but I do.

Today it was in the 60’s, if not warmer.  That means one thing – It’s Spring!  Just because we lost an hour of sleep last night did not stop me from playing today.

So here’s to Spring!  May it be filled with lots of joy.



Rommie & Michele’s Backyard Safari Adventure – Michele Loses Rommie’s Balls

Good Monday Morning.   Hopefully everyone had a fantastic weekend. There is another special post over at OgleOhio.com today

Yesterday’s Adventure

Our adventure yesterday was playing tennis outside and setting up Rommie’s swimming pool.  We played for about an hour and then came in because of the heat.  Rommie does have 2 fur coats and running around in 80+ degree weather makes for  a very hot dog.


It was during our playtime that I put not one but 2 tennis balls in the woods behind the fence.  When balls go over the fence, I use Joe’s ball retriever to get them back.   They are apparently buried in bushes because I could not see them.  I did however see one of Joe’s golf balls.  It under some vines but still visible.

What This Means

My getting two balls over the fence today means Rommie only has 7 balls to play with instead of 9, poor baby.           😉

Rommie spent the rest of the afternoon zonked out on either the couch or the hardwood floor.  She even slept 22 minutes past dinner time.  Normally she pesters me to feed her 4o minutes early.

Labor Day Weekend

We are going to plan for a great labor day weekend.  So next Monday’s post will be the last Rommie & Michele’s Backyard Safari Adventure for this summer.

Have a great week everyone and stay safe this coming weekend.

Coming  Tomorrow:  Michele’s Reformation – So big it takes up both JoyReturns and OgleOhio.com


Rommie & Michele’s Backyard Safari Adventure – HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!

Rommie was 10 yrs old yesterday.  

Her birthday weekend started off Friday, with a trip to the groomers.  She loves the people, tolerates her bath, but HATES the blow-dryer.   The groomer removed those mean nasty nozzles and put the blower on low.  After that Rommie was fine with the blow-dryer.

After we got home, we played a round of tennis and then I went to the grocery store.  When I got back this is what I found.

Nap Time

Rommie zonked out on the couch!

Then she realized Mom was home so that means –

Belly Rub Time

rub my belly!  Rommie just loves her belly rubs.

Saturday Night Dinner

She got a little less of her fish and sweet potato dog food than normal.  However, CHICKEN replaced what she did not get in dog food.  I made the chicken in the crock pot and it come out nice and tender.  She did her normal tap dancing as I put the chicken in her dish.

Sunday – Actual Birthday

Her birthday started off with a bang – literally as a thunderstorm rolled through at midnight.  She jumped on my bed and slept with me until the coast was all clear.  Not sure what time she got down to go sleep on her bed.

I made sure we got plenty of play time in with the tennis balls this afternoon.  The morning was rainy off and on but the sun shone bright this afternoon.

Dinner was her normal food as all the chicken is gone – for now.

My Wish

Then after more play time, I went to get some ice cream at Dairy Queen.  Hopefully during the time I was gone, God allowed Daddy, Grandpa B., Uncle B., and Grandma & Grandpa Q. to come visit and wish her Happy Birthday.

While she has adjusted well to these family members not being in her life anymore, I know she misses them.  So that is why on special occasions God will allow them to come back and spend a little time with her.

My Golden Girl

Words can never accurately explain how much she means to me.  God worked through her to get me out of bed in the mornings that first  year without Joe.  Yes, we got her from a breeder but God knew she was what we needed.


You are my golden girl. 

Love Mommie.