Imagine my surprise when I got a package last week and inside was a present with a tag that said…
To: The Wieners
Before I tell you what was in the box, I think it is necessary to give you a little of the back story…
Tucker didn’t really send the box – his “mom” did.
Hip and Cool Friends
And this is a tiny preview of how long I’ve known Tucker’s hip and cool mom.
Take in all that is hip and cool in that picture.
Kerri is my oldest friend. Even though she is a year younger than me. 😉
We met in the 4th/5th grade combo class we were in together way back when.
Kerri and I spent a lot of time together and we were quite the fashion plates.
Okay, so really Kerri’s mom was hip and cool because I think these were all her clothes. I don’t remember having white go-go boots but Scary Baby would really like those if I had saved them!
We were in charge of the record player while my hip and even cooler sister and her friend sang to The Carpenters at a festival in town. Karaoke before karaoke was cool.
Hip and Cool Dads
Our dads played golf together.
As you can see, Kerri’s dad was ultra hip and cool.
Side note: I hear he still grills a mean chicken. He did blackened before blackened was cool. Except it wasn’t hot and spicy it was just black as in burned. And then made us eat it. Always a fond memory. Hi Dean!
I lived in Rockford, Michigan from 3rd grade through 7th grade and have some of my best growing up memories there.
I went back and visited Kerri a few years ago and Rockford is just as charming as I remembered.
One of my most favorite places is this one…
The Corner Bar was a totally appropriate hangout for kids and adults. See the order window? That’s so kids could order without having to go in the smoky bar. Not that we didn’t spend hours in there with our dads.
Plaques line the walls with
wiener hot dog eating records.
Chili dogs aren’t the most photogenic food but I’m telling you right now if you are ever near Rockford, Michigan you MUST have a Corner Bar hot dog.
Okay, thanks for indulging my trip down memory lane – it was related to wieners in a very roundabout way.
Back to the gift box Kerri sent which really was for our wiener dogs.
It contained these adorable homemade dog treats.
Crazy cute little dog crackers/biscuits/treats made with earthy crunchy ingredients fit for human consumption. I encouraged Roger Leroy to try one but she wouldn’t.
Look at the cute names with all the healthy ingredients listed.
Even better, Kerri and her niece do it all for the American Cancer Society.
I’m helping her launch a dog blog and I’m encouraging her to turn this into a profitable business with a portion of her dog treat empire going to charity.
I’ll keep you posted and maybe in the next few months you can all order adorable and delicious dog treats too!
Sabu and Dudley give them 5 stars and love them.
Thank you Kerri for sending the wiener dogs the fun treats! Thanks too, for continuing to be my oldest friend.