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Nose trick – HA HA

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PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).  You might have remembered the posting I did a while back on my mommy teaching me new ‘tricks’.  She had put this delicious strawberry flavored gummy Lifesaver on my nose.  She wouldn’t let me flip it off until she said so.  This took much training.  Really, I caught on fast but the more “training” I had, the more gummies I got.  Smart huh?  I thought so.

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Well a friend of mine had to go one step further.   They actually used a real strawberry.  Had to show me up there huh my friend – snorts.

So when mommy goes to the market, I wrote on the list for her to get me some strawberries.   I see a lot of training coming up in my piggy future.

Thanks pal!

 
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Posted by on 08/17/2013 in Bacon

 

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Friday’s Foto Fun – Meet My Friend Bacon

aaww – Everyone needs to go meet my friend Stuart 🙂 I was totally passed out in this picture! XOXO – Bacon

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BaconShhhh! My friend Bacon is sleeping.

Is this the cutest picture you’ve ever seen? Yes. I knooooow! I love it. All tucked in and taking what appears to be a Stuart-quality snooze. Good job Bacon.

Bacon is a miniature pot-bellied pig who rules the roost. Go visit Bacon’s blog! And you’ll be hooked, too.

Thanks, Bacon, for sending in your photo. We couldn’t bring Ourselves to disturb your nap by putting a hat on your head or something like that.

What You Learned Today:

  • Bacon is a friend of mine.
  • Sometimes the fotos y’all send me are so fun or cute that I instruct the peeps to leave them alone. Don’t add anything silly. Like this one.
  • Send me YOUR foto and you can be like Bacon (who wouldn’t want to be a pot-bellied pig?)
  • Send it to StuartTheScottie@hotmail.com.

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Posted by on 08/16/2013 in Uncategorized

 

easyblog FINDING FRIDAY

Bashful’s having a ball! I do hope he’s not the culprit on that misplaced poop.

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GIZMO and FINN invited all peeps&pets of Blogville to GEODOG DAY on 16th of August. The Head Cheerleader is Mayor Madi, so it must be a fabulous event!
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Comeonandwin,comeonandwincometothetop and searchthe  thing!
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Yesterday Bashful, the staff and me were on tour again to find a Geocache. We picked GC19FVK, in ROHAN. We walked along the channel Nantes-Brest  where you can sail through whole Brittany.
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Unfortunately our timing was not the best, because it was Maria Full Of Grace and the parking lot was directly near the church. We came punctually as  ALL people of France went to the church, so we had no chance to find a place for the Elephant Skate. But my dad knew no mercy and parked the Ruesselsheim…

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Posted by on 08/16/2013 in Uncategorized

 

National Tell a Joke Day

Journalist

Rocky the Squirrel

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Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Today, August 16th, is National Tell a Joke Day.  YAY!  Today should be filled with chuckles and laughs all around.  Participate in this laughable day and tell some jokes.  Do it in person, pass it along in a few emails or blog about it.  The more jokes you tell today, the more fun today will be.  Start the laughter and keep it flowing.

In honor of this day, Bacon has decided to tell a few jokes that he has heard.  Get ready to laugh friends.

Joke 1 –

One of my neighbors owns several cats.  On a recent visit, she introduced them to me.  “That’s Astrophe, that’s Erpillar, that’s Aract and that’s Alogue.”

“Where on earth did you get such unusual names?” I asked

“Oh, those are their last names,” she explained.  “Their first names are Cat.”

Joke 2 –

Why are sharks mostly salt water creatures?

    –  Because pepper would make them sneeze.

 

Joke 3 –

Why do seagulls fly over the sea?

    –  Because if they flew over the bay they’d be bagels.

Joke 4 –

What do you get when you cross a flower and a dog?

    – A Collieflower (cauliflower) – snorts

 
 

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I’m so glad to see that Bashful is eating his protein. He’s a growing rock – I just hope he doesn’t eat them out of house and home – snorts. Why don’t we get the cool parades here like this? Pigpersonally, I think Easy should have been in the head tractor – kind of like the master of the ceremonies. I’m off to write my mayor – XOXO – Bacon

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Today is a holiday here, it’s Maria Full Of Grace for the  catholic areas. Here in my Kraal is also Fête du battage  (Treshing Feast) and we had a parade with old farm machinery, BBQ&Booze.
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After lunch, we had turkey breast, carrots an rice, we were ready for the great show.
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Me and Bashful had the best places on my window .
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I barked at them while Bashful “gravelled”, so we had a cool cacophony together with all the noise of the old tractors and the screaming people on the trailers. Do you have your popcorn and your beer and a good place?  So, let’s start:
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HAVE A TOP THURSDAY ALL

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Posted by on 08/15/2013 in Uncategorized

 

Snorticles on Daddy

This is a little funny about one of mom/dad’s recent grocery adventures. There is never a dull moment with either of them when I let them out in the wild by themselves. Tsk Tsk – will they ever grow up?

Mom is a coupon clipper from way back. She says that the more money she saves, the more she can keep me in the life that I’ve grown accustomed to. I like the sound of that so I always help her clip.  She kind of makes it a game every week to see how much money she can save.  Here is an example of this adventure.

Before coupons:                       After coupons:                              How much in coupons:

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So as you can see, she has fun every two weeks keeping two humans, one oinker and two cats.  It’s kind of like a little game for her.  But that’s another posting altogether my friends 🙂

So mom and dad are in search for a product in the store that mom has a FREE coupon for.  Up/down the aisles they went just looking and finally they find it.  Of course, dad being well dad, questions mom as to what kind she got.  She tells him it was beef stroganoff.  He made a funny little whimper sound like he was being choosey.  Snorts – yeah right in our family, choosey gets you nothing.  Dad, when will you ever learn?  So mom tells him that she will fix it, it will be wonderful and he will like it.  His reply, “Whatever you say.”  Shakes piggy head, dad really? Who – ask me who – just happens to be within ear shot of this entire ordeal?  The store manager.  He looks at dad and tells him, “You know my friend the wife is *always* right.”  Dad doesn’t miss a beat and replies back, “Are you married to my wife too?”  Snorts – way to go dad.  Twist that size 10 shoe fully into your mouth.  I’m thinking I might get to sleep in the Sleep Number bed tonight while you have my toddler bed – snorts.

Onward to the produce department they shuffled where they met a woman at the potatoes.  This woman, let’s just say she doesn’t get out much.  She was making the biggest deal over the ‘size’ of the potatoes.  She just kept going on about how they were the biggest she had ever seen.  Mom rolls her eyes and keeps shopping.  No, not that dad of mine.  He has to encourage her with the biggest she has even seen prompting her in saying, “Yep, those are some big potatoes.”  Does it help to know that said woman fawning over the potatoes is well gorgeous and somewhat endowed herself?  She strikes up the conversation over the said potatoes that mom swears sounds more like a porn prologue than potato shopping.  Eventually, mom couldn’t take it anymore and went to grab rescue dad from Ms. Potato Porn mumbling something about going and finding her own Mr. Potato Head.

Dad oh dad of mine.  Remember when you got married what that glorious friend of yours that had been married for 40 years told you?  Let me help you out.  He said,

Either you can be right or you can be happy.  You can’t be both.

That great and sound advice has worked for you now what altogether going on 26 years.  Keep that in mind tonight when you’re sleeping in my bed and I’m in the Sleep Number bed.  Just do me a favor okay.  Set my side to 65 when you get your pillow 🙂  snorts.

 
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Posted by on 08/15/2013 in Bacon

 

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I.am.so.gullible.

Okay, I admit it. With mom’s work schedule and our ‘regular’ per say television shows during the week, we get behind on other shows and activities. I think that is so normal.

Tuesday night, we didn’t have much going for us on television on our ‘regular’ line up so we ventured out to the Animal Planet. It’s a great channel – it has animals on it – how could we ever go wrong?

So after dinner, mom reviews the television guide and we chose a show called “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives”. We at the Hotel Thompson absolutely LOVE shows like this. They are educational, interesting and by George they are scary! Shivers – think about it. Do we really know everything that is under that vast ocean? I think not.

Mom/dad have been deep sea fishing several times in the past. They’ve often wondered with them being in such a tiny boat – compared to how big the sea is – what is under them. Heck, they have even thought this when they have traveled on cruise ships. The ocean is HUGE and very, very deep. And, scientists are finding new animals all of the time.

So, the title of this show on television last night, “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives” didn’t sway us to think that it wouldn’t be good. I mean yeah, megalodon sharks were prehistoric, right? Let’s reflect on some of the things we learned from the show last night.

Megalodon means roughly giant tooth. This term is really true when you think about the size of their teeth. A megalodon tooth was 7 inches long. Seven.inches. That’s over a half foot long. Watch out Freddy Kreuger.

A megalodon’s bite is fierce. It’s force when biting is enough to crush the skull of a prehistoric whale. This is compared to like you and I biting a grape – that easily. Shivers to mergatroid.

A megalodon is big. Do you understand that? B.I.G. Like 60 – 100 feet long big.

A megalodon’s closest relative per say is the Great White Shark. Okay, count me out on that family reunion. I’ll pass – enough said. Shivers.

So we invest some time in this great and wonderful show last night. It starts off with four people on a boat in the middle of the ocean in South Africa. They are all happy, taking videos, laughing and having a great time. The guy goes fishing and feels something on the line. It shows him reeling and reeling and reeling in the line…. flash forward 2 hours later. Whatever was on the line breaks off and it is now night time. Then, BAM, something hits the boat but never fear the video is still running. The camera is shaking, the video is jumping, everyone is screaming. It kind of reminded me of that old scary movie, “Blair Witch Project”. Then, something completely destroys the boat and the people disappear.

Days later, miraculously they find the video and are able to adjust the jumpy, screaming footage enough to hear, “Oh no shark”. Alright, I know. This should have given us some clue. When they are able to revive a video camera that was in the water, submerged fully, for who knows how long and then to pick up on, “Oh no shark”. At this point, daddy started laughing. Me and mom was ssshh’ing him to be quiet so we could hear. We were mesmerized to say the least. Daddy tried to talk and we both gave him the all knowing raised eyebrow look of hush. He finally conceded and sat in silence with a smug look on his face.

Me and mom were spellbound. What the heck was this huge shark in the water?! Then they started showing coverage from all over the world and calling some sharks submarines. Okay, just because we’ve never heard of a submarine shark, doesn’t mean anything. I mean, we are not marine biologists so we didn’t know. This show was good.

Okay, maybe not really good. Some of the so called biologists were in some way kind of weird on camera. We just chalked that up to them not being actors – snorts. The last five minutes of the show, this little blurb runs on the screen:

“Though certain events and characters in this film have been dramatized, sightings of ‘submarine’ continue to this day”.

What? Huh? Okay, we knew that megalodon’s didn’t exist but this wasn’t a ‘real’ documentary show. We looked over at daddy sitting so smug on his couch. He finally said, “Can I talk now?” Well yeah, this show bites now please do. That’s when he proceeded to tell us about this show being on the Discovery Channel a couple of weeks ago and people were upset because of the ending. Well, dad, you could have told us this an hour ago! I’m sorry, what channel were we watching? Sci-Fi? Comedy channel? Nope, sweet ole Animal Planet.

Snorts – what’s on the television next? Oh, that’s another blog in itself. We made the mistake of wasting another hour of our lives watching, “Voodoo Sharks”. This show was about the mysterious ‘Rookin’ who is a killer shark in the bayous of Louisiana. And, I kid you not when I tell you the captain of the hunt was… drum roll please… Captain Blimp.

Did I mention we have no lives on Tuesday nights?

 
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Posted by on 08/14/2013 in Bacon

 

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Mickey Mouse

I admit that I’m intrigued with Mickey Mouse. The little magical rodent that wears the white gloves seems to make mommy smile and therefore that makes me happy. I do admit that she goes over board at times. I’m not saying all of the time – but there have been a few times that I’ve had to second guess her decisions.  You’re probably asking yourself what I mean by that statement.  Let me show you a few examples to clarify what I mean.

A good example –

20130806-111423.jpgMommy bought stock in the Walt Disney Company.  This was definitely a great example of something good.  She bought in cheap and it has been religiously going up every since.  She even gets a dividend check every December.  The check is not much by any means but at least she’s getting a check and not paying anything out, right?

She has her stock certificate all nicely bounded and framed.  It’s hanging in her office behind her desk. A lot of people inquire about it and make comments.  No one is shocked because well it’s Disney.

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In the frame on the bottom, is a small plaque that daddy had made special.  Can you read it in the picture to the right here?  Sweet huh?

Mom also has a big thing on the Seven Dwarfs.  A little tidbit for you – mom has all Seven Dwarfs here at the Hotel Thompson.  They are about 3.5 feet tall each.

That is definitely a story for another time.  That’s my mommy – Disney crazy.  Of course, daddy just says she is keeping her stock going up in value.

Another good decision –

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Mommy went to the store one time and found Mickey Mouse shaped cheese.  Now this is awesome and I agree with it wholeheartedly.  It’s fun to eat.  I prefer to eat the ears first and work my way down.  I know – it’s sick but I like it.  One time, she also found Mickey Mouse shaped hamburger patties.  I bet that was hard for the cows to make huh?  But they were fun too, especially with the little wedges of cheese.  And when she fixed hamburgers with the beef and cheese, she cut her bread with the Mickey Mouse bread cutter.  That was a fun night for dinner.

Now, a bad decision –

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If you’ve read my blog in the past, you might have heard me mention that mommy has a tattoo.  First of all, you have to know mommy.  She is as straight-laced as they come.  When people find out she has a tat, they are amazed.  Heck, I know I was when I first saw it.  WOW mom – you went all out there huh?

I agree it’s different and does show her love towards the mouse.  Every tattoo has some meaning and hers does as well.  And it’s some place where the normal person would not see it unless mommy wanted them too.

So there you go, good decisions vs bad decisions.  I’m not saying mommy’s tattoo is a bad decision.  It was strictly up to her and I do somewhat find it fascinating.  I think it’s the brilliant colors.  Even though she has had it for years, the color is still so bright.  I was able to snap this picture the other day when she came out of the shower.  It is totally mom.  And with knowing mommy has a tattoo, snorts – there’s not much she can say when I come home with my very own tat. 🙂

Hope you had fun with my posting.  Have you ever made good decisions vs bad decisions?

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 08/14/2013 in Bacon

 

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Awards –

Oh my – oh my – I feel like I’m on the red carpet this morning and my name got called.  Ajaytao at http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com sent me a message this morning that he nominated me for some awards and that I could pick 2 out of the 13.  Thud – that’s what this little oinker thought – How very thoughtful.  AND, he said I didn’t have to do any linkbacks.  Happy piggy dance – happy piggy dance.

I know – I know.  That’s breaking all of the rules but aren’t rules suppose to be broken? PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).  So I’m picking two to post.  It seems kind of like I’m patting myself on the back with picking my own 😦  I hope that doesn’t look like the way it feels my friends.  I’m very appreciative over any award or acknowledgement.  If I’ve made you laugh – that’s my award in itself.

If any of you my friends out there have not received these awards, please feel free to know that now you have 🙂  All from your little piglet friend with hooves.  Much love!

 
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Posted by on 08/13/2013 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

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You’ve caught us.  This is what we do when the humans aren’t looking.  ssshh – kind of keep it to yourself okay.  You’re welcomed to join us anytime – just bring your lightsaber.  Signed Squirrel Wars

Dear Squirrel Wars,

Hey – I’m in!  This looks like fun.  Party in the back of the Hotel Thompson this weekend.  I’ll call Journalist Rocky the Squirrel to get the invites out.  Thanks my friends!

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Part of fitting in is the disguise.  I’ve been hanging out on the pier now for two whole days and no one has noticed me.  I think it’s the hat – maybe the fishing rod.  So I now know the answer to life’s greatest problem – blend in with the humans.  What do you think?  You want me to get you a rod and hat to come out with me?  Signed BirdGilligan

Dear BirdGilligan,

WOW!  I’m glad you told me who you were, I would have never guessed it!  You do blend in so well.  I’m wondering if I wore that outfit would humans ever think it was me?  How about I try to meet you soon and we can test that theory?  But first of all, I have to ask.  Can you lift 45 pounds?  Because if the humans catch on, you gotta get me out of there before they start looking at you as a two piece and me as bar-be-que.  Shivers.

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Dear Bacon,
I’m in the police academy trying out for a police officer.  I think I have the gun stance down.  You think?  Why don’t you come join me?  I’ve heard it runs in your family and perhaps someone in the family can put in a good word for us?  Signed Stop or I’ll Shoot

Dear Stop or I’ll Shoot,

That is a good stance.  I’m impressed.  I don’t think that I’m ‘police officer’ material in that way though.  My hooves – well they just get in the way when I try to hold some heat.  I’m more of a Pig9… you know something like a K9 but with me, an oinker.  With this snout, I think I can be trained to smell out all of the bad things out there.  But hey, what if we were partners?  You the bad cop and me the good cop – raises eyebrows.  That would work partner!

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HELP!  There’s something on my noise and I can’t see it.  It tickles.  Hurry, what is it?  Is it dangerous?!  Signed Crossed Eyes

Dear Crossed Eyes,

Snort giggles.  Never fear my purr friend.  It’s just a lady bug.  They are good luck.  I think she likes you.  Maybe be nice to her and make a new friend.  There’s nothing to harm you little guy.

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Dear Bacon,

I think me and my friend are twins!  We both have some of the same characteristics – you know like being devious and mischievous – purr laugh.  I think it’s the constant smile that pulls the humans into our lives.  There’s only one small, tiny, little difference.  My friend can reshape his body to frighten peeps.  I can almost do that… not the way he does but I’m learning.  Signed Cheshire in Training

Dear Cheshire in Training,

WOW – I almost couldn’t tell the difference between you two.  That smile – it’s almost identical my friend.  Perhaps you can play his stunt double in real life?  That’s always an idea.  Just think of the fame and fortune you would have.  Carry on my friend and keep smiling.

 

Remember friends – keep sending you pictures and questions to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 08/13/2013 in Dear Bacon

 

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