Daily Archives: 06/07/2013

National Donut Day


Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!



June 7th.  What a wonderful day.  Not only is it Friday but it’s also National Donut Day!  Who could ask for anything more?  It doesn’t matter what kind you like – partake in a doughnut today.  There’s many places even offering a free doughnut just for this one day – National Donut Day.  In our area, Krispy Kreme is offering a free one.  So for today, splurge and eat one to celebrate.  But the main question is – can you just eat one?

History of National Donut Day – did you know that this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938?  It was created as a fundraiser to help the needy during the Great Depression and to honor the women who served doughnuts to military members during World War I.  About 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to America troops in France during the war.  And the kicker – Salvation Armys’ Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying the doughnuts in the troops’ helmets.  How creative!

Whatever flavor you decide to pick – enjoy this holiday.  I’m sure that little chompers we call Bacon will enjoy a couple.  Heck, I might even too if the Hotel Thompson throws me out a couple – hint hint.



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Bashful Has Met a Few Friends

That Bashful – he has really adapted to living at the Hotel Thompson. He has also learned how to use my laptop and get on Skype. His favorite past time these days is his little chat group that he belongs in called the Rock Clan. Rolls piggy eyes – he stays up late sometimes at night chatting along with them. But, he’s met a lot of friends and that’s good for the little booger.

This is Pinky Rock. When I tell you that she is definitely a girl, that is not lying. She talks and talks and talks and talks. And her laugh, OMP (Oh my pig), I tell you it can shatter glass. She is the reason that little Bashful now has a curfew at night to get off of the Skype and go to bed.

But on the other hand, she is a very sweet kid and very caring. She really is good with Bashful and listens to his constant banter.


And you know there is *always* that friend that knows everything. This is Einstien. He always has to put in his 2 cents worth on anything and everything.

Deep down, he is a good kid. He just needs to step back sometimes and listen more than telling advice.


This is Wolfy Rock. He’s just like your kid next door. He’s always willing to help Bashful with his homework and answer any kind of questions about growing up. He likes to play video games with Bashful too – they are constantly competing with each other.

They like to play Frogger, Donkey Kong and their favorite – Pac Man. Which is funny because some of the games are mom’s favorite as well. Cool, huh?



Then you know there is always that one rocker kid that you just shake your head at and wonder why. This is Rocker Rock.

She’s a little out there and looks scary but really has a heart of gold. Remember, it’s what is on the inside not the outside that matters.

So, you see I’ve had my hands full just a little bit lately with Bashful and monitoring his computer. He likes to push the buttons sometimes to see how far he can go.


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