Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon,
Little dude, you are a hoot.  I read your blog all of the time.  I mean, up here in the cold – what else is there to do?  All of my buddies come over at least once a week so we can read your page together.  You are so funny little man.  You should go on the road.  What do you think?  We’ll buy tickets!  Signed Sealed and Funny

Dear Signed Sealed and Funny,

Thanks my friend.  I appreciate those kind words.  Everyone here at the Hotel Thompson has a tendency not to take life too serious – just go with it and have some fun.  It makes life so much more interesting!  I’ll let you know about any future road dates. 🙂


Dear Bacon,
You really should overcome your anti-nature fears.  It’s great out outside!  Look at this great picture that my older brother took of me on the beach.  You gotta come here and put your hooves in the sand.  Once you do, you’ll never go back!   I’ll save a beach chair for you – come on down!  Signed Chillin Tiny

Dear Chillin Tiny,

I will keep that in mind my friend.  You do look so very comfortable and that picture really pulls at some heart strings.  I’ve seen pictures from mom of the beach as well.  They make me almost want to rethink my anti-nature policies.  I am working on it.  When I make that leap of faith, I’ll be sure to let you know.  Don’t be surprised if you get a call from me somewhere in the near future my friend!  Thanks for the invite.

Dear Bacon,
Oh little man – purr – come on down to the desert and play with me.  I’m just like one of your purr things there at the Hotel Thompson.  I can help you get over your outdoor phobias.  Trust me, I can.  Growl – Signed Playful

Dear Playful,

For some reason, I just don’t get the same love and desire of you wanting to help me like my friend Chillin Tiny. As you said, you are like the purr things here.  With that in mind, I’m thinking your parting words of ‘trust me’ would be like something Hemi would say here before he swats me on my piggy fanny.  But, I appreciate the invite.  I think I’ll stay in the south and continue to be a member of the Hotel Thompson.  Take care of yourself my friend.  Be sure to use sunscreen.

Dear Bacon,
I bet you had to look twice at this picture, didn’t you or did you?  This thing called Photoshop is amazing.  I could even Photoshop you in my pouch.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  I could take you everywhere!  Signed Hop n’ Fun

Dear Hop n’ Fun,

PLOL (Pig Laughing Out Loud).  That does look like so much fun!  Perhaps I do need to come see you in real life so we can have so much fun down under!

20130601-000845.jpgDear Bacon,

Since all of the Harry Potter movies are done and over with, I have a lot of time on my wings these days.  Most days now, you can find me skateboarding along the boardwalk.  Watch out Tony Hawk – I’m coming for you with some of my tricks.  Signed Hedwig

Dear Hedwig,

I was just wondering what you were up to these days.  I just watched a couple of the Harry Potter movies last weekend.  You’re looking good.  They must be right about the camera adding 10 pounds plus because you look a lot smaller in this picture!  Be safe my friend.




Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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Journey with Friends – Week 29 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, July 16, 2017 –   Day of rest.  We did absolutely nothing this day.  We rested.  We slept.  We watched television.  We took our medicines and played nice.  We spent time between the sofa in the room and taking naps in the bedroom.  I think this really paid off.

Monday, July 17, 2017 –  I’m feeling so much better today.  I think we may live!  I think I only had a coughing fit one time today.  That is a great improvement for sure!  I broke my walk into two walks today in/around the office.  I didn’t do the walk outside.  The humidity is still horrible and we had showers on/off all day.   Miles Moved: 2.52

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 –   Finally I’m feeling like human again – it’s a miracle! LOL.  Feeling better physically and then what hits me?  A toothache.  Whoever could think that something so small as a tooth could cause so much havoc and bring you to your knees?  I can not win lately – shaking my head.  I’ll just see if I can walk away some of this pain.  I think by having RA, I’m used to having some type of pain every day.  But I think I’ve had my share lately.  Miles Moved: 2.71

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 –   When life gives you lemons, find a friend with Vodka is what I say.  I’m just going to keep walking.  My body is going to have to do more pain than this to keep me down.  Here that Karma?  Find another friend.  Must keep swimming!  Miles Moved: 2.09

Thursday, July 20, 2017 –  Today there were lots of doctor appointments – walking not so much.  It seemed like one continuous test after another.  Give me a break is what I said by the end of the day. I was ready to close my eyes and sleep off everything.  (More about tests/results next month when everything comes back – just pray for me.)  Miles Moved:  0.60

Friday, July 21, 2017 –   Must get lots of things done at work.  It seems if you turn your back to the ocean, the ways seem to try to overcome you.  Not going to happen.  I am the queen of paperwork.  I will survive! Miles Moved: 2.37

Saturday, July 22, 2017 –  Spa Day I don’t think I’ve ever needed you as much as today.  Come to me sweet Chow and take care of me like you always do ❤ Miles Moved: 2.51

Thoughts for the week:  I find that when life keeps throwing things at you, the best thing to do is be kind to you.  I live with constant pain.  It’s not a matter if, “Are you in pain today”.  The more adequate question is, “How bad is the pain today?”  I think living like this rises my threshold of daily obstacles that gets thrown at me constantly.  Never underestimate what you are capable of handling.  You would definitely be surprised ❤

This week walked: 13.80

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  353.00

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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National Parent’s Day

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

Today, July 23rd is National Parents Day.  Everyone has a parent – 🙂  Today is a special day to honor your mother and father – biological or adopted.  I know Bacon appreciates the time he spent with his biological mother and father.  If it wasn’t for them, he wouldn’t have the great parents he has today.  Bacon’s biological parents wished nothing but the best for him and I think he has it here at the Hotel Thompson with his human mom/dad.

All of us here at the Hotel Thompson are very lucky to have mom/dad.  There’s so much love!

Today, National Parents Day, brings the real meaning of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Spend some time with your parents doing something fun and most important showing them how much they are loved and appreciated.


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So Cool

We tried and it works!!


Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Bacon


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Play Dad

Courtesy of Pinterest


Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Bacon


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National Junk Food Day


Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

I think this is a day that we *all* have been looking forward to all year long – National Junk Food Day.  Today, July 21st, we can eat all of the junk we want – hopefully without calories!  Today being National Junk Food Day gives us a chance to eat anything and everything we can put our greedy little hands/paws/hooves on and not feel one bit of guilt.  Potato chips, dips, Cheetos, pretzels, ice cream, nuts, french fries, milkshakes, pizza – what’s your pleasure for today?

Personally, I think today is going to be a race here at the Hotel Thompson to see who can eat more junk food – Bacon or his daddy… oh and don’t think Bacon’s mom won’t participate.  She’s been doing that four lettered bad word – DIEt – I’m sure she will enjoy her own as well!


Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel


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Paw Time with Houdini

 Okay admission is the first step.  Mom has stepped over the line.  Is it sanity or insanity?  She kept telling daddy that she ordered some ‘special’ pillows for the living room chaise.  Dad was like whatever okay.  But mom continued to say they were ‘special’.  Well they came in and I guess they are special.  They look somewhat familiar.  Of course I’m under strict orders not to touch them, look at them or go near them.  What kind of pillows are they if I can roll all over them, right?

Of course mom was oohing and awwing and telling daddy all about them.  I just say give me five seconds with them… alone.

Do you have ‘special’ pillows that you aren’t allowed to touch?


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