Monthly Archives: August 2013

International Bacon Day 2013

A day all to myself – International Bacon Day 2013!

I’ve had several friends remind that today is my day – Bacon day.  Heck, I’m honored to have a day all to myself.  How many people are actually named Bacon, right?

I was talking to my friend Fozzie’s mum 🙂 over at yesterday.  She was telling me about today being International Bacon Day and how I should be the – are you ready for this – the HAMbassador of the day – snorts.  And it gets better 🙂  Sammy at should be the court jester.  Double snorts.

I thought to myself, “Self, why not?”  I’m sure that today is not in any form or fashion meant to be what “WE” want it to be but why not?  Other people can celebrate their way of International Bacon Day and we can celebrate OUR way of International Bacon Day.  Right friends?

So, as HAMbassador of this day, I proclaim it my day – International Bacon Day!  This is me getting my “hams” massaged by mommy.  Noticed the smile on my face.  I’m as happy as a pig in mud.  No, wait a minute.  What does that saying mean?  “As happy as a pig in mud”.  Isn’t that dirty and messy AND outside?  Why would I be happy dirty and messy and outside?  That doesn’t make sense.  Let me rephrase that.  I’m as happy as a spoiled rotten miniature pot bellied pig that stays inside and has his own room and his own television and his own bed.  There – that’s more exact, you think?  Snorts.

On this day, I proclaim it’s me day.  I shall do nothing.  I shall be cuddled.  I shall be loved.  I shall be waited on hand and feet (literally).  I shall be fed grapes off of a stem.  I shall have control of the remote control.  I shall do no wrong.

uum… wait a minute.  I get all of that every day, not just today on my special day.  Let me rethink real quick.  Okay I got it.

I proclaim today International Bacon Day.  A day of no wrong.  Sammy – come here my court jester.  Let’s celebrate this special day with all of our special friends here!  All hail Bacon Day!


Posted by on 08/31/2013 in Bacon


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Ways to Pet Your Cat

Okay my purr things, I found this funny and immediately thought about you. I’ve seen some of these actually being done with the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson. Can you think of any that need to be added?



Posted by on 08/30/2013 in Bacon


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Street Names

Me and mom were spinning around in the Smart car the other day throughout the neighborhood. We actually found a street named Easy Street. Right under Easy Street, it said No Outlet. For some reason, me and mom just couldn’t stop laughing. Yes, it was that funny. I know, simple things easily entertain us – snorts.


When we got home, I just had to see if I could find anymore strange and interesting street names. I went on line and sent out some emails to some family members in different places of the world. They sent me the following:

First off – Butthole Lane.  WOW – call it like you see it, huh?  I imagine this road can be very popular at times – snorts.  I know some people that need to go there, do you?  PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).




Second off – No Name Road.  I know this has got to cause some confusion, especially when you do your bills – or tell people your address.  “I’m sorry, what was your address?”

“555 No Name Road”.

I’m sorry, what was the name?”

“No Name Road”.

“Come again?”

Back and forth it would go like some old Laurel and Hardy movie.  I don’t know about you but I think I would just eventually give up – snorts.


I saved my favorite for last:

The intersection of Lonesome Road and Hardup Road.  OMP (oh my pig).  Really?  Wouldn’t you *hate* to (A) live at either road and/or (B) live at the intersection.

Let alone if you get a date and you have to tell them where you live to pick you up – snorts.  I think I would just meet them somewhere.  You?


Snorts. So tell me, do you have any funny street signs in your area? Do share – 🙂  Oh, and think about driver’s licenses with any of these wonderful signs.  Wouldn’t you just die?!


Posted by on 08/30/2013 in Bacon


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I *Know* Something is Going On


 There is something strange going on at the Hotel Thompson.  I can’t put my hoove on it.  I took yesterday off from my blog.  The purr things said they had something they wanted to post.  I was fine with that.  They didn’t tell me what and I have no clue how to check.  But it couldn’t have been interesting because well they are purr things, right?  Anyone want to tell me what boring thing they posted about?

Anyway, I took the day off and was in my magical back yard all day helping Journalist Rocky the Squirrel with some housekeeping to get ready for the winter months coming up.  Let me tell you something about that squirrel, he is a pack rat – literally!  It was hard day of work and afterwards, this picture is as far as I got.  I couldn’t even jump on the couch for snuggles with mom!  I was worn out from my adventures outside.  And let me add, it was H.O.T. outside yesterday.  I’m not used to life without air conditioning.  Me and Rocky kept going underneath the deck to get out of the sun.  I had to ask him – how does he do it every day outside in the elements, no television and no room service?  He’s the squirrel, I’m telling you.  I’m just not accustomed to that kind of living.

When I came in, I had dinner and then crashed on the floor.  Mom/dad and the purr things were talking about something and they stopped.  I’m not sure if the purr things got into trouble or what was going on.  But the purr things, they were real stand offish the rest of the night.  They kept going back to my room and getting on the computer on/off all night.  I’m not sure what’s up with that.  Maybe they finally found some friends?  Maybe they joined Kitty Kat Harmony?  I’m not sure.  It was strange behavior to say the least.

Well, yawn, it’s time for my afternoon nap.  Hope everyone had a great day yesterday and a more fabulous day today.  XOXO – Bacon


Posted by on 08/29/2013 in Bacon


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MMOOOMMM – Is My Pool Ready?

Mom, sweet dear mom, is my pool ready? I have witnesses here – right my friends? You said that if I went outside into the wild you would get me my very own pool to play around in.

You didn’t say how many times I had to go outside. You said *when* I went outside. I think I have you there, right friends?

So, mom, I have all my play things ready.  I have my floaties, my tiger tube, my suntan lotion – I burn easily20130819-191007.jpg you know.  My invites are going out soon.  Is my pool ready?

It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. Something big enough for all of us to play in. Just keep in mind, I have a lot of friends on my blog that I’m going to invite.  And yes, this is what I want too – a slide with a drink in my hand.  Hey, I gotta have some fun with my pool.  You know you are going to use it too. 🙂


Posted by on 08/29/2013 in Bacon


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Blog is Being Purr-Jacked Today…



Hello friends.  You probably know us as the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson.  I’m the gorgeous Princess Mouse Girl (to the left) and this is Master Hemi (to the right).  Say hi Hemi.  – Hey buds! 

We secretly know that we run things around here.  We just let the pig *think* he does – purr.

We do give him a lot of credit though.  For instance, his blog here.  He has really done a great and wonderful job in keeping it up and coming up with some great stories. I wouldn’t believe too much of what he writes about us purr things.  – Yeah, especially me swiping him on the fanny.  Would I do that?

Anyway Hemi, let’s get out what we came here for okay.  The pig is taking today off from his blog.  Something about him meditating to clear his mind to come up with some better stories.  Personally, I think he’s off playing with that Journalist Rocky the Squirrel in the back yard getting into trouble.  And, he might be cleaning up Bashful’s part of the bedroom where he took over while Bashful was in France.

Where has the time gone? Bacon will be turning TWO next month.  His birthday is September 15, 2013.  It just seems like yesterday mom/dad brought him home.  Amazing how fast we grow so quickly.  – I know what you mean Mouse Girl, look in the mirror – chuckles.  Really Hemi?  Not now.

So we are inviting all of Bacon’s friends to his surprise party on Monday, September 16, 2013.  I know – you are probably asking why Monday, September 16, 2013 if his birthday is Sunday, September 15, 2013?  Well, Sunday he is going to celebrate with us and he won’t have a clue that he is going to be celebrating with all of you – his friends in blogville the next day.  He will be shocked for Monday’s posting on September 16, 2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013 we are dedicating his blog to “Happy Birthday Bacon”.  We are going to have pictures and cute stories and we want you there for it all.  Bacon has no clue that we are throwing him this surprise birthday party.  It’s a secret so don’t tell him okay.

If you would like to share a story or send him birthday wishes – send us an email at with HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the Subject Line.  OR if you would like to video tape him a greeting, put it on youtube and send us the link or send us the video.  OR if you just want to ‘drop in’ sometime that day, be sure to mark your calendars for that as well.

We will put everything together in his special post for Monday, September 16, 2013.

But remember – ssshhh – he doesn’t know about this.

Princess Mouse Girl and the other cat – Hemi –


Posted by on 08/28/2013 in Hemi and Mouse Girl


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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon,
What? Don’t hate. You know you want a hat just like mine so you can play outside with it. Right? Signed Scooter

Dear Scooter,

Yeah, sure. I would absolutely LOVE to have a hat like yours to wear outside and make the funny thing on top go around and around Maybe if it was real windy, I could fly. I like the sound of that! So, yes two please my friend 🙂


Dear Bacon,
This is just me telling my friends on how to get more seed and nuts from the humans. Any suggestions for us? Signed Cute as Can Be

Dear Cute as Can Be,

Well you can also take tips from Journalist Rocky the Squirrel. He knocks on our back door frequently asking for a cup of nuts for him and his family. Mom even throws leftover bread out to them to help them out. You know, you do what you have to do. This economy has hit us all! Take care my friends. If you are ever near the Hotel Thompson, knock on the back door. 🙂


Dear Bacon,
I’ve read about your adventures in your magical back yard. Now this is what *I* consider a magical back yard… with drink in hand! You’re mom promised you a pool. Make her pay up pal. Signed Simple Puss

Dear Simple Puss,

I like the way you think my friend! My mommy made a lot of promises to get me outside. Although its only happened once so far, I think I need to make her pay up with one of the promises being a pool. Do you think I would be pushing it to be able to lay in a chair with a drink and food like you have?


Dear Bacon,
I love to play music. I can bang that keyboard with the best of them. This is me practicing, “Unleashed Melody”. It’s a sad and soothing song to us pooches. Have you ever heard of it? Do you play any musical instruments? Signed Wolfgang Pooch

Dear Wolfgang Pooch,

You do have some talent – way to go my talented young friend. I haven’t heard of that song yet but I will be sure to Google it on the internet and listen to it. I know it has to be amazing! As for this little piglet’s talent. Let me see…. I’m thinking…. mommy says I rip some good ones… but I don’t think she’s referring to a musical instrument for some reason 🙂 I’ll keep thinking about that answer. Take care and maybe we shall see you soon in the Hollywood lights!




Dear Bacon,

Don’t even say it. I know – I know. Yo Quiero Taco Bell. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s really funny. Ha Ha. My humans think it’s funny to dress me up as a taco. How would they like it if I dressed them up like a hot dog? BOL (Barking out loud)! Signed TB

Dear TB,

First off, tell me they didn’t name you Taco Bell – TB for short. Now that would be funny. Oh, I’m sorry. But look on the other hand. You are cute. AND, I bet if they took you to a Taco Bell inthe drive thru, you would get free food. Free food – that’s good, isn’t it? Be proud little guy. Wear it with pride.


Remember friends – keep sending you pictures and questions to me at


Posted by on 08/27/2013 in Dear Bacon


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Mystery Solved!


Call off the FBI invitation to the Hotel Thompson for fingerprinting.  Call off calling Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote.  Call off calling Mystery Inc from Scooby Doo.  Call off calling Columbo.  Call off Joe Rogan from Joe Rogan Questions Everything.  The mystery has been solved!

You’ll remember last week that dad’s “holey” t-shirt mysteriously disappeared here at the Hotel Thompson along with the front room television remote.  They have been found unharmed!

We, as in everyone – mom/dad/Hemi/Mouse Girl/me and even Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, helped with the search.  We searched rooms, drawers, cabinets, corners and even closets.  Apparently when daddy was putting away clean clothes, he happened to have his favorite t-shirt and remote in hand.  He put them with my clean towels and clothes in my dresser.  Not a place that we go into every day.  They have been located, unharmed and they have been returned back to their normal places.  Yep, that means daddy is still wearing the old holey t-shirt that is being held together by only a few threads.  Really daddy?

And this means that *I* have my television remote back now for my room.  Hello remote – I’ve missed you so much this weekend!

Thank you so much friends for my hunt and find mission!


Posted by on 08/26/2013 in Bacon


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National Dog Day


Rocky the Squirrel

here –

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.

At the Hotel Thompson, we no longer have dogs that run around the back yard and house.  But, the human mother has had that need longing again for a baby to add to the house.  Who knows what will come of this.  The last time, they got the oinker.  🙂

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.


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Relaxing Sunset Anyone?

20130724-221548.jpgLike everyone else, sometimes mom/dad just need some time alone to regroup and breathe.  Yesterday afternoon, they left me alone for a couple of hours.  I know – I wasn’t too keen about it before hand.  But, they fed me early, loved on me, tucked me into my bed with the remote for my television and said they were going out on a ‘date night’ and not to wait up.

They ended up going to Lake Lanier Islands and having a night time picnic.  Look at this amazing picture mom took of the sunset.  Beautiful isn’t it?  Almost – ALMOST made me want to go… if it wasn’t outside – snorts. 



Posted by on 08/25/2013 in Bacon


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