Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dear Bacon


Dear Bacon,

My humans think I have been watching Merkat Manor too much.  I don’t know why they would think that?  It’s one of my favorite shows.  Have you watched it?  Signed Sitting Tall

Dear Sitting Tall,

Snort – I have no idea where your humans would get that you were watching too much Merkat Manor.  I mean, you sit really tall for a d.o.g.  I haven’t watched the show myself but Bashful loves the Animal Planet.  Follow your heart my friend – follow your heart!



Dear Bacon,

We get a lot of snow and unlike you I have to go out in nature to do my business.  I don’t understand why the neighbors don’t think I’m friendly.  I come over to the gate to get their attention so they will pet me.  I haven’t had any takers though.  What is wrong with me?  Signed Tiny

Dear Tiny,

I see there is a LOT of snow there on the ground my friend.  With the several inches in that snow, the fence being so low and well you being so ‘friendly’ in trying to get their attention, maybe that has something to do with the neighbors not wanting to come over and pet you.  It’s their loss.  Don’t let it get to you.  They just can’t handle all of the dog that you are.  Stay friendly my pooch!



Dear Bacon,

Don’t even ask.  This is just the way I am.  I get so many comments and remarks that it’s not even funny.  Signed Twisted.

Dear Twisted,

You know you sound like it bothers you.  Don’t let it bother you – embrace it.  When mom drives her little Smart car, people stare at her all of the time, pointing and laughing.  She just embraces it.  No sense in letting that worry you.  Embrace the skin you’re given and go with it.  You’ll be a lot happier with yourself ((HOGS AND KISSES))



Dear Bacon,

My human – he is the smartest thing since the TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) show.  He made me this little skateboard to have fun with.  Isn’t it the greatest?!  So psyched!  Signed TMNT in Training

Dear TMNT in Training,

That is totally fab!  I’m so jealous.  I wanna skateboard too – not that I could look as cool as you.  I would probably fall down A LOT – but it would be so neat!  Be safe and have fun!  High fives to your human.


20130417-084326.jpgDear Bacon,

You’ve posted a picture of yourself in the past when you were small next to a Pepsi can.  I’m more of a Coke can myself.  I think I was smaller than you.  What do you think?  Signed Big Bark.

Dear Big Bark,

You are adorable my friend.  Personally mom prefers the Coke over the Pepsi as well.  It’s just when I was on the farm, that’s all they had for comparison.  As far as cuteness, it’s like comparing oranges to apples and apples to oranges.  We’re just different and that makes us both cute next to our cans.


Posted by on 04/30/2013 in Uncategorized


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On the Road with Bashful!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH BASHFUL… the rolling stone





Greetings my friends!!  My name is Bashful and most of you know me as Bacon’s pet rock.  I’ve really grown attached to living at the Hotel Thompson and I like to think I’ve come into my own here.  I’ve been working with Bacon and mom/dad in what I can bring to the table.  I wanted to do something because everyone kind of participates here in Bacon’s blog – even the purr things.  Well, we all put our heads together and come up with “Out and About with Bashful… the rolling stone”.   I’m going to get to go on field trips all over the place and then report back with pictures on what I did.  This is my first in a long series.  I hope you enjoy and please leave comments – I love to hear from you!


This past weekend, mom/dad took me for a small field trip to Wally World.  You probably know it better as Walmart.  But don’t let me get too ahead of myself.  I got to ride in the Smart car.  That was so much fun!  Here I am playing on the front windshield.  You can see me in the  middle near the wipers.  I thought it was a hoot hanging out here until mom/dad got ready.  I like this car – it’s small like me! 

Dad eventually told me I had to get down.  He was afraid that mom was going to turn on the wipers and send me flying across the yard.  That would have been fun… well except for the landing.  The landing would have sucked.  Oops, I gotta put a pebble in the swear jar.




So finally, I got into the little Smart car.  Did you know there is a great spot for me to sit right there on the dash?  It was the coolest thing.  It was like it was made for little me.  I was thrilled… that is until mom took the corner and I went flying on the floorboard near dad’s feet.  I shook myself off and realized that it was kind of fun to go “WHEE WHEE” at a high speed.  Mom said I couldn’t do that again.  I could lose an eye doing something like that.  So, I got buckled in for the rest of the trip.




Before you knew it, we were at Wally World!!  I’ve heard about this place but had never been.  Mom/dad put me in the buggy for the ride – I didn’t know there would be rides at the store!  I was so excited. 

My very first field trip.  Half of the fun was in getting there.  You’ll have to stay tuned in what got me in trouble at Wally World.  I was bad – but I was a good bad – hee hee.

Hope you enjoyed my little teaser. 

Toodles – Bashful


Posted by on 04/30/2013 in Uncategorized


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Heads Up –

Bashful, my pet rock, will be starting a new series tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy it.  The little fellow has put a LOT of work into this project.  Let’s all help him out and give him a great start tomorrow.  Thanks my friends! 

Hogs and kisses – Bacon


Posted by on 04/29/2013 in Uncategorized


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Sunshine Award – Thanks – Thanks – Thanks!

Saturday, April 27, 2013, I was sitting all snuggly with mom on the couch.  She was watching crime stories and writing while I was snoring.  I got a ding on my i-Pad stating I got a message on my blog here.  I immediately woke up because these are very, VERY important to me.  When my friends leave messages, I have to check immediately and respond.  It’s what I do. 

Do you know how surprised and tickled I was that I got a message stating that I got an award!  I started snorting so loud that mom stopped writing to see what I was excited about.  Then she started snorting!  No – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud), she was thrilled too.  I am so very, very thankful!  This piggy LOVES awards. 

My friends over at (Agata, Lilly, Bunk, Ode and Mr Ginger) sent me the Sunshine Award.  I can’t say thank you enough for thinking of me.  I am so in awe and touched.  Big giant hogs and kisses from the Baconator!!!

Here are the rules:

1.  Include the award’s logo in a post on your blog.

2.  Link to the person who nominated you.

3.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

4.  Nominate 10 bloggers

5.  Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog letting them know they have been nomimated.

Questions about me – the pig – snort snort

  1. Do I sleep the entire night?  Yes, I do.  Every since I was 3 weeks old when mom adopted me, I sleep the entire night.  I will only wake mommy up if the midnight munchie monster wakes me up.
  2. What is my favorite television show? Green Acres – what?
  3. Are pigs dirty?  Nope.  Just the opposite.  This little piggy likes clean. 
  4. Do I like sports?   I love sports.  I have a long line of ancestors that played in football. 
  5. What is my favorite food/snack?  I can’t just pick one.  Watermelon, Cheerios or strawberries – yum
  6. How fast can I type?  Well, I’m not as fast as mom because I don’t have fingers.  My hooves tend to slow me down.  But, I can type faster than some.  You know – practice, practice and practice.
  7. Am I a friendly pig?  I am friendly to people but I’m also a little on the shy side with first meeting people.  On the other hand, I’m also a one pig person.  I love my mommy and I’m very possessive over her.
  8. Do I get along with the other fur things at the Hotel Thompson?  Yep, we all get along.  We love to chase and play with other through the halls and rooms.
  9. What do I have in my que on Netflix?  I have all kinds of shows on my Netflix.  I love mysteries, crime shows and ghost shows – oh my! 
  10. Do I like to be held?  If I jump on the couch and snuggle beside mommy, I love to be gently squeezed and loved on.  I don’t particularly like to be picked up anymore.  It’s scary for a pig when their hooves don’t touch the floor. 

Nominees (it’s hard to pick “just” 10!)

Thanks again for the award!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful and happy Monday.  XOXO – Bacon


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What I Do On The Weekends –

20130417-074132.jpgMy weekends try to involve a lot of mommy/piggy time. If it’s up to me, you can always find me on the couch with mommy stretched out and sleeping. How trusty am I of mom? Take a look at this picture.

I’m stretched out asleep. My back hooves are normally pushed up to mom’s hiney and my front hooves are touching her feet. Why? Because that way I know if she moves 🙂 This position also gives her access to rub my belly and side – smart huh?

I normally start out watching television and then the next thing you know – I’m snoring. I stay this way as long as possible all snug as a bug next to my mommy. It’s what I do. It’s our special time. Did you hear our in that statement? It’s a no daddy zone. If he remotely comes over into my turf, I grunt until he goes away. It’s what I do.

Oh, and don’t think the other kids are getting left out. Hemi and Mouse Girl always snuggle with daddy. That’s their special time. And Bashful, he also gets his time. Mom took him for a walk out in nature – which he has grown fond of – to wear him out for a nap. So you see, we all get our special time.


Posted by on 04/29/2013 in Uncategorized


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No to Nature

It’s no secret – I don’t do nature.  It’s as simple as that.  There are things out there on the other side of the door that I don’t want touching me.  I’m a spoiled pig in that aspect.  I can admit that.  I’ve never been except in crossing from the mini pig mobile to the house when going on a field trip.  I’ve never spent the night ‘outside’.  I don’t even like the way the grass feels on my hooves. 

Do you understand – I don’t do nature.  I’m house trained – why do I really need to go out ‘there’?  And let alone, the luxuries of my bedroom are not in nature – you know like my bed, my television and the magical food box in the kitchen.

 And just to make another point about nature.  Did you know that there are slithery things out there?  I know – I was shocked too!  I thought my back yard held things like the pollen bunny, mysterious unicorns and beautiful butterflies.  I learned this weekend that there is creepy crawly things in that back yard that are not so nice.

We have a wonderful neighbor – he acts like Mr. Rogers 🙂 – who cuts our yard for us.  He is so sweet and nice to do this and we really, REALLY appreciate that.  He let us know that he found a….a…. are you ready for this… a SNAKE in the back yard.  Oh gracious shivers to mergatroid piggy faint.  What happened to the butterflies and unicorns in the back yard?  I’m not sure which one of us hit the floor first – me or mom.  She just doesn’t do snakes.  In fact, I heard her tell Big Daddy next door that unless it has four legs and fur, it doesn’t need to be in the back yard.  I kind of feel the same way.

See, if I was out in nature in the back yard, I would have come snout to wiggly tongue to that thing.  OOOHHH yucky.  Just another thing to add to my list of why I don’t go outside in nature. 

XOXO – still quivering with fear Bacon




Posted by on 04/28/2013 in Uncategorized


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Okay – Enough Dad but Thanks for the Help Really

Dad is so helpful.  He learned of my desire to lose a little weight to get ready for swimsuit season.  What does he do?  Threaten to put me on the family treadmill.  Really? 

He actually had the nerve to put my little fanny on the treadmill and turn it on low.  I didn’t know what to do so I started walking slowly.  He was all excited and thought he was doing something fabulous.  He was laughing so loud that mom came in to find out what he was doing.


Talk about having a fit.  Mom can squeek pretty loud when she wants to.  I never knew that – PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).  I wasn’t in any harm and in fact I was kind of digging the treadmill.  It wasn’t going too fast, just good enough for me to keep up with on my short chubby little legs.  Well, mom didn’t like it.  She said no to the treadmill.  She turned it off and told me told get off.  I was all “aaww mom” but she didn’t want to hear it.


So, it’s back to pig aerobics in front of the television.  You know really, I think I can have this entire problem solved in just a few minutes.  If mom would just make me that cape, I could be Super Pig and get plenty of exercise!  Start my theme music please, “Here I come to save the day…”  Okay, that’s Mighty Mouse but I think it would work for me, don’t you?

XOXO – Bacon


Posted by on 04/27/2013 in Uncategorized


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Time to Get in Shape


I hope I haven’t waited too late.  I must get into shape – summer will be here before you know it.  I’ve got to get this winter hibernation weight off of me and get ready for swimsuit season.  What?  I gotta look good too to catch the ladies.  I can’t let my friend Maxwell be the only happening pig.  He has the west coast.  At least I can have the south.



So bring on the jumping jacks and running.  The purr things here at the Hotel Thompson have been so kind and said they would help me.  Of course, Bashful is already stealing food off of my plate to help me out.  That little devil!


Mom and dad have even jumped on the band wagon and said they were trying to do better in front of me.  No more sweets or other goodies.  That’s hard on a pig! 

Mom said I could borrow her inner core ball to help strengthen my inner core.  Have you ever tried one of these silly balls?  OMP (Oh my pig!)  They are the devil!  How in the world do they expect me to balance my 45 pound pot belly on that little wiggly ball?  I’m trying.  I mean, I would love to have a six pack but at this point I think I’m solid with a keg with this belly! 

I still have to have mom help me with this.  Of course, Bashful being the ever loving pet showed me how to do it.  Sure, for someone that weighs less than a pound it’s easy.  Give you a pot belly and four hooves and see how you do smarty rock. 

So, I’m off to exercise for my beach body.  I wonder if it counts if I watch people exercise on television?

Wish me luck my friends.  XOXO – Bacon


Posted by on 04/26/2013 in Uncategorized


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Something Pig is Coming – PLOL

Daddy is going to be so excited. This is too funny. I had to share. Daddy is such a HUGE Angry Bird enthusiast. I found this on Youtube and laughed my little pig tail furiously. It was so funny!  Even Bashful has gotten to the point that he hums that Angry Bird music constantly.  He rolls up and down the halls singing.  Sometimes the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson toss him at me trying to knock this pig down thinking they are playing Angry Piggies – Snort – PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud). 

I just love these piggies.  Don’t you??


Posted by on 04/25/2013 in Uncategorized


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