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W.W. – National Dog Biscuit Day

For those of you who have a dog in your life, spoil them rotten today. I miss my Rommie, my golden girl.

Also for those of you who do not have dogs, this quote is the truth. Those of you who do have dogs already know this wisdom.

 “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.”

Author Phil Pastoret

Below is a favorite recipe of Rommie’s. Oh and there is no reason you can’t eat it either.

So enjoy with a furry friend today!

Opening Day at the Pool!
Rommie Kearns (August 5 2002 – July 31 2015)

I originally found this recipe in either Your Dog or The Whole Dog Journal as those were the magazines I subscribed to when Rommie adopted Joe and me.

Marvelous Mutt Meatballs“Real Food For Dogs” by Arden Moore


½ lb ground beef or sirloin

1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 carrot, finely chopped

½ cup bread crumbs

1 egg whisked

3 T tomato paste (low sodium)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

Scoop out by the spoonful and roll into min-sized meatballs.

Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonfat cooking spray

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool and store in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Your Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween!

I know not everyone celebrates Halloween so today’s post has something for everyone.

Today was Rommie’s favorite holiday. We got her on Columbus Day and then 2 1/2 weeks later she learned about Halloween and became a fan of all the people who came to see her every year. She did not care whether they were rich, poor, young, old, middle-aged, white, brown, yellow or green. She showed the same love to everyone…and everyone showed the same love back to her.


Howl-o-ween 2013

No Treats For The Kiddo’s 

I will not be passing out treats to kids as I am working until 7 p.m. and Trick or Treat is from 6 – 8 p.m. After work, I will probably join the neighbors and their 2 teenage boys who LOVE to scare the teenage girls. It is so funny to see the girls go running down the street screaming, sometimes with one of the boys chasing them. The little kids are left alone but teenage girls are fair game.

Treat For You 

You, on the other hand, are getting a treat – Timothy Keller’s speech at Q Ideas. He is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and the author of the books Hidden Christmas, The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ and The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms among many others.

Please don’t skip watching this video. You will know if you are truly saved after listening to Tim’s speech.

Halloween Fans

For those of you who celebrate Halloween, here is a treat from 1964.

Enjoy your day, whether or not you celebrate Halloween.


Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.


A Golden Message From Heaven

Rommie stopped by last night to deliver a message to those of us who are struggling with various adversities. Rommie embraced life every day. She lived out Psalm 118:24

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

She rejoiced and was glad every day, despite having hip issues. Every day was a beautiful day to play ball, chase squirrels off her fence and bite skunks on the rear end.

So wherever you are and what ever skunk (grief, divorce, unemployment) is spraying you remember

Life is beautiful2

Rommie Kearns (8/5/2002 – 7/31/2015) 

May your day be filled with lots of love, hugs and sloppy wet kisses.

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