Daily Archives: 10/08/2013

Dear Bacon – Sleepy Hollow Special


Dear Bacon,

There’s just so much in my little life that I don’t want to miss.  I just don’t have time to sleep.  I might miss something.  What am I to do?  Signed Sleepy Pooch

Dear Sleepy Pooch,

Oh little fellow.  You have to sleep.  You’re not going to miss anything.  You need to sleep to grow as big as you can.  Everything will still be there waiting for you to explore the next day.  Happy dreams my little friend.




Dear Bacon,

Do you ever just have one of those mornings when you just can’t get out of bed.  I really tried this morning.  It didn’t work out so much for me.  I just fell over backwards and went back to sleep.  Signed Backward Pup

Dear Backward Pup,

AAWW – you’re just too cute there my friend.  I really don’t have those kinds of mornings.  My pot belly won’t allow it.  It has needs and when it is time for food, I’m up and eating.  Now afterwards, oh yeah.  My bed calls me to come back to take a little nap.  Sleep on my friend.




Dear Bacon,

Sometimes you just have to curl up wherever you are and call it nap time.  It doesn’t matter where.  You feel like this?  Signed Treecat

Dear Treecat,

Well, if you fit you must sit and sleep.  I’ve been known to crash on the front room floor once or twice.  Sometimes the Sandman just hits you and you have to go down.




Dear Bacon,

I didn’t fall down.  There’s no way I would do that.  The floor actually came up and hit me.  After that, I just had to take a nap.  It just happened.  What can I say?  Signed Carpet Cat

Dear Carpet Cat,

Hey, whatever you say.  You don’t have to make excuses if you want to take a nap in the middle of the day on the carpet wherever you are – snorts.




Dear Bacon,

Really, it’s not what you think.  I’m working on an experiment.  If I ‘look’ like I’m sleeping, maybe the birds will come.  When the birds come, I have hopefully a two piece for lunch.  What do you think?  Signed Smart Kitty

Dear Smart Kitty,

Personally to me, you look like you sleeping.  Why eat that little Woodstock or Tweety Bird.  Let them be and stick to your kitty chow.  I bet you will enjoy it more anyway.

Remember my friends, keep sending your pictures and questions to me at

Thanks and have a great day!


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Guest Blogger Today: Bashful

sniff sniff – my Bashful is growing up so fast. Such the little caretaker. He’s had a wonderful time visiting Stuart. Friends, make sure you bounce over and tell Stuart to get better soon. He’s a little under the weather – XOXO – Bacon

The Scottie Chronicles - Winston's World

bashful with piggySince Stuart is under the knife under a mild sedative having his teeth cleaned today, I thought I’d help out and say how much fun I’ve had visiting him.

I miss him. He’s brought me out of my rock. Our visit has just been tremendous and I appreciate all he did to show me the sights.

Even though we did have a spate of trouble. He really didn’t mean any harm, though. Too bad his people got so mad at him. (Between you and me, I think he’s been in a bit of trouble before.)

It’s quiet here at his place with him not here. His people are gloomy. And they’re trying their best to cheer me up with me being so bashful and all. They introduced me to a new pebble friend who’s going home with me! Can’t wait for you to meet her. Or is she a he?…

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31 Days of Spook – Day 8

Hello my fellow horror friends.  Count Baconula here.  So you decided to come back and read the finish of the my special Okefenokee scare?  Remember to go and visit my new friends, Steve, Jo and their black cat Tequila, at – tell them that Bacon sent you for a hello.  They gave me special permission to use their stories and pictures from the Okefenokee Pastimes Inc. – just in time for my 31 days of Spook.  Be prepared to be spooked, frightened and perhaps even sleep with a nightlight on again tonight.  Remember these are true stories from deep in the swamps.  You never what might go bump in the night or splash in the swamp.

Today, I want to bring you tales of a creature that goes by many names such as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, Yeti and such.  Tales of this huge creature have been seen all over the world in remote places.  In the southeast corner of Georgia, Okefenokee has it’s own creature.  Here are some true reports from the Okefenokee X-Files.  Are you brave enough to read them?


The Okefenokee Swamp was truly a land of mystery in June 1829, when the Milledgeville Statesman published a bizarre story about it. The tale was related by a John Ostean, “residing on the borders of this swamp in Ware County,” and others who lived on the opposite side in Florida. Locals had long heard from Creek Indians of an enchanted island inhabited by “mortals of super-human dimensions and incomparable beauty.” The story goes that two men and a boy had taken advantage of a long dry spell and pushed deep into the swamp for two weeks to seek this island. However, “their progress suddenly arrested at the appearance of the print of a foot-step so unearthly in its dimensions, so ominous of power, and terrible in form,” that they paused. The print was eighteen inches long and nine inches across, the stride of this giant over six feet. The party hastily returned and spread the tale of the “Man Mountain.”

Hearing the story, nine Florida hunters ventured into the swamp. After several days’ journey, they found a similar print and others. The men followed the tracks for several days and had camped on a ridge when two of their members “simultaneously discharged at an advancing and ferocious wild beast” whose screams made the swamp “reverberate with a deafening roar.” The creature came “full in their view advancing upon them with a terrible look… Our little band instinctively gathered close in a body, and presented their rifles. The huge being, nothing daunted, bounded upon his victims, and in the same instant received the contents of seven rifles. But he did not die alone; nor until he had glutted his wrath with the death of five of them, which he effected by wringing off the head from the body.” The four surviving men examined the prostrate giant as it died, “wallowing and roaring. His length was thirteen feet, and his breadth and volume of just proportions.” Fearing the struggle might have alerted similar beings; the men gathered their comrades’ guns and fled for home.


This report was forwarded to the Georgia Swamp Ape Research Center, GSARC and detailed an encounter in the Okefenokee Swamp. While a fourteen-year-old boy and his family were camping on the West side at Stephen Foster State Park in 1972, the boy was walking along a waterway when he heard footsteps behind him, drawing closer. He assumed it was his siblings. “I figured they were going to scare me, and I decided to let them sneak up and I would jump out and scare them.” Moments later “a thing that looked like a cross between a chimpanzee and a little man” approached along the path. “It saw me and let out a sound like from hell,” then crouched down and nimbly sprung on the boy. “It knocked me down and tried to get its teeth in (to) my neck. I screamed. I thought I was dead.”

Fortunately, the youngster’s parents heard the scream and shouted back. “It raised up real slow and sniffed the air for a few seconds,” he continued. “Then it just got up and walked into the canal and swam across to the other side,” disappearing into the woods.


It has been many years since a sighting, but old swampers would call him the South Georgia Pig Man. Over the years reported sightings have persisted in and around the South Georgia swamp areas, especially deep in the remote recesses of the Okefenokee swamp.

Reports describe the creature as a large ape like being, that walks upright, has abundant hair and a nose similar to a pig. Observers have commented on a skunk like odor that has accompanied the sightings. There have been no reports of hostility or aggression, in fact the creature was referred to as timid and shy with sad expressive eyes.

These Okefenokee area sightings have many details in common with creature sightings documented in the Everglades. A very similar missing link referred to as the Florida Skunk Ape. Could it be possible these beings are related genetically?

Before development transformed Florida, these man like creatures might have migrated. One of their routes could have been by way of the Kissimmee River Valley up along the Lake Wales Ridge to the extensive game rich swamps associated with the St. John’s River Basin.

The migration would have passed right by what is today the city of Jacksonville onward to the Okefenokee and beyond.

Who knows?  Maybe I’m related somehow in some fashion or form to this Pig Man?  It could happen… we could have matching snouts. 

I want to send huge hogs and snout kisses to my friends Steve, Jo and their black cat Tequila at

You’ve made these past two days really scary and had me on my hooves.  Next time mom/dad are down your way, I’ll have them call you for a proper thank you.  Friends, if you are near – tell them Bacon sent you 🙂  Happy horror day!


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