Bashful Came Home From France!

06 Sep

For those that don’t know about Bashful my pet rock – he is a traveling stone always out for adventure. When Bashful is at home, he goes on field trips with mom/dad all over town taking pictures and videos. He then posts them on my page under “On the Road with Bashful – Field Trip”. He begged and begged me to let him go and visit one of my friends. I had mom make a few contacts and the next thing I knew, he was traveling over 4,000 miles to visit Easy in France. You can read about his adventures at And if you haven’t met Easy yet, you should. He is the bestest pal a pig could ever have. I mean that from the deepest parts of my pot belly.

Bashful came back with the cutest French accent. He has been talking non-stop since he got home a couple of days ago. It’s taking me this long to listen to all of his stories and for him to get over his jet lag from the long airplane ride… and might I add he went first class. Only the best for my little rock 🙂

While he was gone, he got into all kinds of antics with Easy. Personally, I think this is my favorite picture of his trip and he has a lot of explaining to do. That’s right, he smoked the tomato plant in a homemade bong. Tsk-Tsk you are in trouble little guy. You know where mommy works! This picture has circulated around at her worky place and you were almost put on a WANTED bulletin – PLOL (pig laughing out loud). They said they could forgive you though since you were wearing that adorable hat.


Bashful had a wonderful trip with Easy. They watched a parade together. They ate delicious meals together. They rode in the Elephant Skate together and went on a scavenger hunt for a Geocache. Bashful even got to be the Rock Scout (GPS). They communed in nature, wrote poetry and helped put together Easy’s new bed. He has done things that I’ve always wanted to do and perhaps one day will. I can’t thank you enough Easy and Staff for taking him like your own, giving him an awesome time and showing him all of your wonderful sights. He has been talking non-stop about his adventures. In fact, he’s been talking so much that he hasn’t even met Princess Coralena yet – that’s how excited he has been. That post of them two meeting will be another day. Thank you my friends from the bottom of my piggy heart.


AND, thank you for all of your gifts. You so didn’t have to! You know when your box got delivered to the Hotel Thompson, daddy made me wait until mommy got home to open up. I could hear Bashful and someone else talking and they were having a ball, laughing up the storm.

Mommy finally got home and opened the box. WOWSER! I was so piggy excited that my tail wouldn’t quit shaking back and forth. Easy and Staff sent me the softest blankie I have ever put my pot belly on – you can see it in the picture. It’s the burgundy blankie everything is sitting on. Can you believe after this picture was taken, I grabbed it and took off with it down the hall. I *knew* it was mine so I put in my bedroom. That makes sense, right? PLOL (pig laughing out loud) Mommy read a letter that Easy and Staff sent. I loved it! I told mommy that I want to put it in Bashful’s Book of Adventures that we are keeping here at the Hotel Thompson. That way, we can go back and read and see pictures from everywhere. I loved it!

Oh, and that cute lizard/froggy thing. It’s mine. I claimed it. It’s squishy. I like to throw it up in the air and play with it. Mommy is going to have to take a video of it. Easy and Staff even remembered the purr things here. They sent them some treats and everything was in French. I was awesome listening to mommy read French with a southern slang – snorts.


And there was a ball cap that had France written on the back of it. I tried to get it but I think daddy is going to wear it. He loves ball caps!

Some of the items in the box mommy wouldn’t let me see. I’m not sure why. She said something about me having to wait which is so unfair because you know us piggies don’t do very well waiting. And to make it even worse, she gave those items to the purr things to handle. What is up with that?! I knew those purr things were up to no good. This just goes out to prove that they are up to something. I need to know so if any of ya’ll know, send me an email or let me know please. Kthanxbai – you can help a little pot bellied pig out, can’t you?



And, remember I told you that I heard Bashful in the box talking to someone? He was! He has a friend that came home with him with a green card. We are going through the system now to see if he can stay here with Bashful at the Hotel Thompson. This is so cool! It’s really good that Bashful has friends that he can relate to in person, you know. This gives him people that he can talk to, listen to and go to when he has rocky problems in his life.



Without anymore delay, let me introduce you to Manny. This picture was taken with him on my new soft blankie. His coloring is remarkable – and look at that mustache! He is so full of knowledge. He reminds me so much of Mr. Belvedere. Do you remember that show that used to be on television? Snorts. We love him so much here.

He has told us many stories about his time in France, his rock climbing days and even the time when he was in a rock band when he was younger. He is so full of stories that keep us entertained for hours. In fact, he often tells Bashful a story when they go to bed at night. It’s a blast!

And no, he hasn’t met Princess Coralena yet either. Hopefully, they both can this weekend!


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22 responses to “Bashful Came Home From France!

  1. Ruby

    09/06/2013 at 2:36 am

    Glad to hear Bashful made it home safe and had a great time!! I don’t which I love more, Manny’s mustache or Bashful’s awesome rasta hat!

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:05 am

      PLOL (Pig laughing out loud) – I know, right? I love them both. Both of them have such terrific personalities! XOXO – Bacon

  2. speedyrabbit

    09/06/2013 at 2:40 am

    good to see Bashful Home with a new friend,this week end is going to be interesting!xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:06 am

      Oh, I think it will too my friend. Just wait until they meet Princess Coralena. Hubba hubba. XOXO – Bacon

  3. squirrelrealness

    09/06/2013 at 4:38 am

    I always thought I would never see a stone smoking any plant with a homemade bong while wearing a reggae beanie, but clearly I was wrong.

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:07 am

      Clearly – snorts. That was so funny, wasn’t it? A stone was getting well stoned – double snorts. They are quite the little characters my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  4. gentlestitches

    09/06/2013 at 4:44 am

    Welcome home bashful!

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:07 am

      Thanks my friend. I know he has been talking non-stop since he got back. It’s like Manny fits right in at the Hotel Thompson – almost like he’s always been here! XOXO – Bacon

  5. onespoiledcat

    09/06/2013 at 6:50 am

    Bashful certainly did have an amazing time with Easy in Brittany didn’t he?! Easy is a super host and always has fun ideas of things to do – obviously some a bit more illegal than others…HAHAHAHA Anyway, what a GREAT pile of FUN STUFF came in that box with Bashful back from the trip including a French friend with a moustache! One day I hope to visit Easy – I have a feeling my life back home would be WAY boring after that!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:13 am

      I so agree my friend. I would love to visit him in person one day. Hey, if Maxwell the pig from the Geico commercial can fly, why can’t I, right? Bashful has been talking non-stop and having such a great time with Manny. They haven’t even met Princess Coralena. That should be interesting this weekend! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Miss Harper Lee

    09/06/2013 at 7:25 am

    Good morning, Bacon. In honor of your recent great-outdoors adventure, I have nominated you for the Explorer Dog Award. I know you’re not a dog, but I have decided to make you an honorary dog just for this special award. You can read all abut it here: Congratulations!

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 9:16 am

      Oh my goodness beautiful! I am so piggy excited that I can barely stand it. Me – an honorary dog?! Who would have ever thought. I was already in love with you gorgeous but now I’m about ready to get down on one knee…. if only I could find them over my pot belly – snorts. Thanks so much!! XOXO – Bacon

  7. easyweimaraner

    09/06/2013 at 10:39 am

    I’m glad Manny can stay in the U.S. , at least one of us crossed the pond :o) I hope the next time we all could meet us in pawson, that would be great! I’m sure sometimes this dream comes true and meanwhile I will water my tomatoplant for the great pawty!

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 12:21 pm

      Oh please do water that plant my friend! Snorts – Bashful is *still* talking about his travels. I can’t wait for this weekend for him and Manny to meet Princess Coralena. It should be a hoot! XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        09/06/2013 at 1:38 pm

        I’m sure that will be a great event. Please keep me informed :o)

  8. The Dancing Rider

    09/06/2013 at 6:15 pm

    OMG, Manny is darling! What an adventure for Bashful. Welcome Home!

    • PigLove

      09/06/2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much my friend. It’s good to have him home for a couple of days. Where will be go next? XOXO – Bacon

  9. Misaki

    09/07/2013 at 6:07 am

    glad he’s home safe and that he had a great time!

    • PigLove

      09/07/2013 at 9:03 am

      I really think he did. Thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Pix Under the Oaks

    09/10/2013 at 8:23 am

    I am happy Bashful is home, AND with a new friend!

    • PigLove

      09/10/2013 at 8:39 am

      We were so grateful that he had the best time! He and Manny have been non-stop with talks about their adventures. XOXO – Bacon


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