Journalist Rocky the Squirrel
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Today, August 26th, is a great day for all of the pooches in the world. Today is National Dog Day. Today we shall recognize and honor all dogs, to appreciate the importance of having them in our lives. Whether you have them as a personal pet, a working dog or you work in a place homing dogs, take this day and let them know how much they are valued. Even if you don’t have a dog of your own, perhaps today is the day to fix that and adopt a dog for your household.
Remember, dogs as well as other pets ask for nothing but love in return of you taking care of them. They are always there when you are having a good or a bad day. They lean their shoulder when you have a good cry and make you laugh with all of their antics. They keep you company and protect their home. Be sure today and every day – give them some extra hugs and cuddles and perhaps a favorite treat or two.
Hello friends. How was your week? We continue to live in hell here in the south. The weather has gotten much better. It’s still so very hot. Of course, we have had a couple of thunderstorms here/there. And yes, my Mellow Shirt is great comfort. But these storms don’t bring much relief in the heat. Being in the south with all of this humidity, after the storms it is so much worse with the clammy heat. I know I talk about the heat a lot but it’s hot! I can’t even walk to the mailbox with mom without huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf. Relief has to be soon… I hope.
This week I thought I would leave you with some of my philosophy in a picture. I hope that you enjoy it my sweet friends. Here’s to a fantastic weekend with lots of snuggles and extra treats!
Welcome my Friends to August – Bacon’s Show and Tell
This month we are talking about that ONE thing that you had growing up that impressed your life all of these years that you still think about it? Something that maybe perhaps you still have somewhere put away in your home? Something that when you look back at and think of the times you had with this ONE thing that it makes you smile so wide and your heart just glows?
Today I want to talk about one of mom’s things that has touched her all of her life. Something that she has kept and would never do without. See this little dresser – three deep drawers with foxes/bears on the front. This little dresser has been in mom’s life close to 46 years. You see, shortly after mom was born her daddy built this little dresser for her. And mom has kept it all these years.
It has lots of dings and scratches and some of the stickers on the front are even starting to come off. But still mom has it and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It sits in my and Houdini’s room and we treasure it too.
In fact, currently it is being used to store all of Houdini’s clothes. So you can kind of say that it’s second generation now doing it’s thing.❤
Hello sweet friends. I have to share something with you that has made mommy squeal with delight. And we all know that if mommy is happy, we are *all* happy. Am I right? Well mom is hot. Okay well dad says that all of the time – rolls piggy eyes. But I’m talking about another kind of hot – like the temperature outside. H.O.T. It doesn’t help that it’s in the middle of the Summer and outside there are temps – Hot and H.O.T.T.E.R than hell here in the south.
Mom has been doing a lot of research on bedding for her/dad’s king size bed. She came across two things that she said had to help her out at night when trying to sleep in this heat. The first was Dri-Tec sheets. Now these sheets are like those shirts that guys wear when they are working out – the ones that pull the moisture from their body. These sheets are like that. So you can sleep and not worry about feeling ‘wet’ from being overly hot. I mean heck if it works for those moisture wicking shirts, why not bedding right? I mean the air conditioning is on here but mom is going through that change – wink wink – if you know what I mean. Okay I don’t know what I mean. I just keep hearing mom say that to daddy. If you know, let me know okay.
Then mom found a special pillow that she had to have. This pillow has cool/heat touch technology. I know you are asking yourself what the heck does that mean – cool/heat tough technology. I’m glad you asked because I had to ask daddy too. Supposedly in theory, the memory foam in this pillow is such that you don’t have to keep turning your pillow over and over in the middle of the night AND the pillow actually stays cool to the touch – not cold but cool.
So mom tells daddy to fork over the credit card because desperate times call for desperate measures. Since mommy is going through the ‘change’ thing, daddy was smart and said go for it. Mom went to the store and bought these two items. Immediately when she came home, she remade the bed and was all giddy about going to bed early that night. Now, I don’t get it. You just changed sheets and added a pillow and this made mom smile a mile long with excitement. Women.
So do they work? It’s been almost three weeks now since mom over indulged and bought these sheets and her special pillow. Instead of asking mom does it work, I asked dad. Because I knew dad would give me an unbiased opinion. Dad said the sheets feel awesome on your body. They are smooth and silky but not like silk sheets where you slide off to the other side of the bed. These like comfort you and hold you. And as far as mom’s special pillow. Daddy laughed at my question. He said that mom’s head touches her pillow and within minutes she is out like a light in the deepest sleep that he can remember. Dad’s conclusion is that the sheets and pillow were expensive but making mom happy while sleeping is priceless.
Please note: we at the Hotel Thompson were not compensated in any way for our opinion on these products.
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
UPDATE: This post was already set up to highlight my sweet friend Ali. Then we heard about her passing on Friday 08/12/2016. We were all so upset to hear the news just as everyone else was. We went back and forth trying to decide to post this today but then thought YES. Let’s celebrate the life of our good friend Ali. She had a tough life but was such a fighter. She brought such happiness to her humans Ruth and Tim. We just know that she is running over the Rainbow Bridge looking down at everyone now.
Today let blogville unite and share our love to Ali’s parents by leaving messages of comfort during this horrible time of grief. <3
Age: A little over 6 years in human years
Location: out on the Washington Coast
Web/Blog Page: http://www.ruth7933.wordpress.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was scared because my Mama had given birth to me and my sister in a wood pile and she had died and left us alone. The people who found us loved us and got us healthy and then found us homes.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I knew I was in my forever home when my daddy picked me up and I snuggled into his neck and he held me and cried. I tried to lick the tears off of his face.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? I ate the christmas tree and had to go to the vets and have surgery to remove the glass from the pretty colored christmas tree balls that were in my belly.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? MY daddy cause he lets me have the whole left side of the bed that used to be mamas.
Other Comments? I want to tell you that I was born with a terminal illness called feline auto immune disease. My mama and sister both died from it. My Mama kitty passed it onto us when we were born. My mama and daddy got me spay and all of my shots and feed me good and I am an inside kitty. When I turned two, I got really sick and almost died. My nose was falling off like raw hamburger and my throat was filled with ulcers. The pads of my feet were also covered in sores from the feline auto immune disease. My vet had surgery on my nose to take off the part that was falling off. This all happened in a two weeks period. The vet said she understood if they wanted to let me go, but my daddy cried and i looked at him and started fighting to live. My mama had to feed me through an oral syringe and give me water that way too. She did this for over a year until I could eat again. I have to have very expensive crystal cat litter and food and my medicine is expensive too but my mama and daddy always make sure i have it. My vet said she did not think i would live past a year with this and I have been living with it for over four years now. I have been in remission for over a year now and I love my mama and daddy and they love me.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Oh snorts! I recently saw this on mom’s Facebook account and I just had to share my friends. How many of you can relate to this too?