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National Margarita Day

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JOURNALIST ROCKY THE SQUIRREL HERE – Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. How could this day almost pass me by without reporting it?  I could tell you I was participating in the day too much – chitter chatter.

It doesn’t matter what kind of Margarita you partake in. Bacons mom likes a Habenero Margarita.  She says it’s cool and refreshing and then has a slight heat when swallowing. Yep that sounds like Bacons mom. Sweet and hot. Chitter Chatter. Don’t tell the oinker I said that.

Enjoy a Margarita today my friends!

 

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Standing in Line

 

 All I have to say is thank goodness this little piggy is house trained and I have a huge magical backyard.  I don’t think I could take standing in line to go tinkle.  Mom said that humans even stand in line for this.  WOW – bless your hearts!  I guess we need more trees for you humans.  Snorts

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Posted by on 02/22/2014 in Bacon

 

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Piggy American Idol

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WOW – Can you believe this is Season 13 of American Idol?  Where has the time gone?  I know that sounds funny coming from me.  I’ve only seen what two years of it so far?  But mom/dad, they’ve seen all of the seasons.  Thirteen years has flown by so fast!

This year the judges are Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

I think I’m cute enough to get a golden ticket to Hollywood.  I’ve been practicing my singing and twerking.  That’s right, I said twerking.  I’ll have you to know Fozziemom that my twerking practice is going to pay off for this little piggy.  Last Wednesday while watching the show, there was actually a contestant that told Ms. Lopez that *he* could beat her in twerking.  He did pretty good too.  But we shall never know how good Ms. Lopez is because she said she didn’t have her twerking outfit on – snorts.  I call a cop out.

So, I think I should enter for Season 13.  What shall my entrance song be?  Let’s ponder for a moment, shall we.

Should I sing the this Piggy Song?  You think it’s too Christmasy this time of year?

Help?  What do you think I should sing at my try outs?

 
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Posted by on 02/21/2014 in Bacon

 

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Really Mother Nature – Really?!

So, it’s not enough lately that Mother Nature has been flexing her power in the south. We heard this morning that rains are coming in tonight AND there could be tornado’s.  WTP (what the pig) are you thinking Mother Nature!?  It’s not enough that you torture us with cold weather, snow, ice, no electricity, AND earthquakes.  Now you are going to throw tornado’s into the mix.  Really?

Stomps piggy hooves.  No more!  This is so wrong on so many different levels. Let me remember the safety rules for tornado’s now…. okay that’s it.  We go to the most centered place in the house with no windows – like a bathroom – and hide in the tub.  Got it.  Let’s see here.  Two humans, two purr things and a piggy in a regular sized tub.  Makes sense to me.  Will we all fit.  I don’t think so – shakes head.  Darn.  I guess those purr things can have the toilet.  Snorts.

And guess what I’m picking for the movie tonight?  I think it’s a great time to show The Wizard of Oz.

Double Snorts!

 
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Posted by on 02/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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Super Sweet Award

Squeal!  You know the only thing that I love almost as much as food is an award – double squeal!

Awards just make me want to get up off the couch and do a happy dance.  They excite me that much!  Sometimes when dad sees me dancing, he gets up and dances with me too.  It’s only awkward when mom walks into the room.  But I digress, that’s a story for another posting.

Back to the award.  My friends Piggy and Puggy at http://iarxiv.com/2014/02/14/awards-for-fellow-bloggers/ gave me the Super Sweet Award.  aaww – they really like me and think I’m sweet.  Thank you my kind dear sweet friends.  If you haven’t met Piggy and Puggy, you *have* to visit their web page.  Tell them that Bacon sent you.  Piggy and Puggy are piglets in art.  That’s kind of soft part in my little miniature piggy heart.

They gave me this award on what better day than February 14, 2014 – love day.

5 super sweet questions I have to answer:

1. Cookies or Cake?  I love me some cookies – chocolate chip are my favorites!
2. Chocolate or Vanilla?  I don’t get a lot of chocolate but I love me some vanilla!
3. Favorite Sweet Treat?  Oh my – there are so many to choose from.  I want to say Animal Crackers.  Mom and Nana buy me huge containers of them – snorts
4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  All.of.the.time – snorts.  I am a piggy.
5. Sweet Nick Name?  Ssshhh – don’t tell anyone okay but mommy calls me Piggalicious.  Rolls piggy eyes – it’s so embarrassing.

  Today, I’m offering this award to everyone who doesn’t have it.  Why?  Because all of you my kind friends are so sweet!  If you don’t have this award or even if you do, please accept this as my gift to you for this month of love.  Come in for a snout kiss and hug my friends!

 
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Posted by on 02/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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Operation Hot Date – UPDATE

My little friend Nylablue at http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/ is feeling a little down under the weather.  I can’t have that.  I need Nylablue feeling better.  Cause I’ll tell you a secret… come closer.  We’re keeping it a secret for a bit longer but I’ll tell you my friends.  When Nylablue feels better, she has accepted to go out on a date with me.  That’s right.  My first date with my Nylablue – I am so pigstatic!

But, we have to get Nylablue feeling better.  Can you help me out friends?  Can you cheer her up, send her some messages, email – anything.

And Nylablue, if you are reading this.  Please get better soon.  I’m praying for you.  You work on getting better.  Sending you hogs and snout kisses my sweet friend!

UPDATE –

Just got an email from Nylablue’s mother.  She says that Nylablue is having a flareup of bowel disease and needs prayers.  Please my friends – let’s get that prayer chain going out.  Thanks!!

 
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Posted by on 02/19/2014 in Bacon

 

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The Revenge of Mother Nature

I want to start by saying that I live in the south right here in good old Georgia, about 20-25 miles from Atlanta.  Winter months are not usually that bad for us.  We may get cold but nothing drastic.  Some years, we can even still wear shorts and sandles in so called winter months.  This year though, Mother Nature has been playing games with us and not in a good way.  Shame on her – bad Mother Nature.

A couple of weeks back, I got to see my first snow.  Yep, I said first snow.  You see, I’m only two years old and up until that point, this has been a no snow zone here in the south.  Then, the weather people called for snow.  We were hesistant in believing that it might actually happen.  In the past, the weather people have yelled snow and then we ended up with nothing.  You know, kind of like the Fairy tale about the boy yelling wolf for nothing.

But this time, the weather people were right. It did snow.  We got maybe two inches – three inches max in some places.  And remember I said we lived in the south.  Well that 2-3 inches literally shut us down.  In the south, we can’t deal with snow… or ice… or really cold for that matter.  Our highways looked like parking lots with abandoned cars.  Heck, mom’s worked even closed down for non-essential personnel for two days.  I wasn’t upset.  A – I’ll take mommy at home any day with me.  And B – we all bundled up, watched television and ate like there was no tomorrow.  It was great for this little oinker.

Then almost a week later, the weather people on television went a little bizarre.  They kept reporting that we were going to have a storm that could be catastrophic.  What?  Do you know I had to look up the meaning to that word.  The dictionary says it means: “Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering”  Really?  Surely you joke Mr. Meterologist.  It can’t be that bad.  Right?  Suffering and all – Mother Nature you wouldn’t, would you?

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So mom goes to work last Tuesday and around noon she gets word that her office is again going to be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the inclimate weather.  She looked outside and it was beautiful.  Not bad really for winter. But she was all for it.  Heck, she considered herself lucky because she was already scheduled to be off Friday.  We were all excited knowing mom was going to be home for FIVE days with us.  Joybells.

The next morning, we all woke up early for some reason.  There was a sound that woke us but none of us could figure out what it was for a few minutes.  Then, we realized what it was.  Around 8:30AM, our power went off.  Uh-oh, this can’t be good.  But hey, it’s gone off before so it’ll be back on soon.  It happens.  We’ll give it an hour tops.

Mom looked out the back door into my magical backyard and saw this in the picture to the left.  It makes me shiver just looking at it and remembering.  It was C.O.L.D.  And no, I didn’t want to go outside and play in.  Shakes piggy head forcefully.  I learned a valuable lesson the last time with the snow.  I don’t like it.  It’s pure and simple.  And this, this was snow mixed mainly with ice.  Yuck.  So mom thought heck if this is what the backyard looks like, what in the world does the frontyard look like?  I’m glad you asked because mom took pictures there too.

20140216-182624.jpgJust looking out the front door, what caught mom’s attention right off were these lovely icicles.  Notice how long they were.  Notice the tree that looks like it’s leaning like the Tower of Pisa.  Notice the ice/snow wonderland?  Rolls piggy eyes.  Wonderland – snorts.  This can’t be good.

I looked at mom and oinked.  I had too.  My miniature pot belly tummy was rumbling. What?  I’m a pig.  It’s what I do and I hadn’t had breakfast yet.  I looked at mom and snouted her ankle.  She looked at me and said, “Bacon, this is not going to turn out good.  Mark my words little piggy.”

I had no idea what she was talking about.  I just wanted my morning breakfast followed by a little television and a little snuggling.

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 So mom finally got the drift after taking this last picture of icemageddon take two out front of the Hotel Thompson.  Also by this time, dad had emerged from the bedroom and thankfully his belly was hungry too.  He looked at mom and asked her what was for breakfast.  I learned something new this date.  No power means no homemade spinach omelet for me which mom sometimes makes for me on her off days.  No power also means no lights.

But mom, she has skills.  She went into the kitchen with her little lantern and whipped up an amazing breakfast of tuna fish sandwiches with chopped up green olives and spicy pickles.  And no, she’s not pregnant – snorts.  That’s how mom rolls and fixes our tuna sandwiches.  And let me say, it was delicious.  Chef Emeril Lagasse would have been so proud of mom and her creation of breakfast.  She gave me and the purr things, Hemi and Mouse Girl, little plates as well.  It was most excellent.  Also no power means not being able to see to wash dishes but she did well.

Do you know what else no power means?  No television.  No cable.  No internet.  Now we are talking about hard times. Do you know what else makes it worse?  No heat.  If I wanted all of this, I would live in a barn somewhere on a farm.  I’m not that type of pig.  I have a certain quality of life that I have grown accustomed to – stomps hooves.

So, we sat in the front room and did something the old fashioned way.  We talked.  Without emails, without texts, without telephones – just talked.  That lasted for all about ten minutes – Snorts.  It was starting to get cold so I jumped on the sofa with mom.  I was fine there with mom but she got cold.  So she threw the two purr things on the couch with us for extra heat.  I told you mom was smart.  So there we were all bundled together wrapped in blankets.  We fell asleep.  What?  What else was there to do?  We all had full bellies.  It was kind of a competition at that point to see who could snore the loudest.  I think daddy beat me.  Yep, that was it and I’m sticking to that comment.

We all woke up a bit later hoping that the power would be back on but it wasn’t.  I can’t explain to you what a disappointment that was to us.  The temperature  was dropping fast in the Hotel Thompson.  We snacked on Cheez-Its for lunch.  Again no power afterwards.  We all went back to sleep.  What else was there to do, right?

A bit more time passed and we woke up again.  By this time, mom was beginning to feel like an icicle straight from outside. Maybe it was just knowing that you didn’t have heat that you thought it was getting colder?  I’m not sure.  Mom went and put on her Sock Monkey onesie.  I do believe that was the only thing that saved her during this power outage.   She finally got warm.  I would like to say the same.  This little piggy was cold.  Shivering cold.  So mom did what she knows best.  She wrapped me up in a blanket and carried me to the big bed with her.  Even daddy was complaining about his ‘piggies’ being cold.  He actually had to put hoof covers on his piggies… you know a pair of mom’s socks – snorts.

Do you know it dropped well below 50 degrees in the Hotel Thompson.  The power didn’t come back on until around 7:30PM that night.  By that time, all we wanted was HEAT.  BBRRR.  We all called it a night, turned on the heat to the Select Comfort and we all slept together in the big bed.  In order for me not to steal dad’s blankets, he gave me my own blanket.  Good move daddy.  He’s finally learning.20140216-182645.jpg

The next day on Thursday, the roads were a little better.  Mom and dad went out for a bit and they saw something that I’ve been telling you about.  We have a Bigfoot in this area… okay so he looks a lot like the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer but we have proof.  Snorts – it’s a great picture nevertheless.  Talk about photobombing – double snorts.

The power was back on at the Hotel Thompson and that was fantastic.  On the other hoof though, the cable was out.  What’s a piggy to do?  Thankfully, we had internet so mom accessed Netflix and we watched Investigative Discovery shows all day.  Nothing like watching murder and mayhem on a cold snowed in day, right?  I like to extend a special shout out to my Aunt Tina for access to Netflix.  At least this little oinker didn’t die of boredom without his cable television.

So all of this icemageddon started melting today on Thursday.  It was almost like it was raining it was melting so fast.  Mother Nature wouldn’t be that cruel to cause us a flood as an aftermath – nah.  She wouldn’t do that.

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 This brings us to Friday.  The day of love.  It was a wonderful day.  Mom and dad had their special date.  Rockelle and Benedict had their special date.  All was going great this day.  What could possibly go wrong?

That night, dad leaned over and kissed mom in the front room.  At about that time, the house shook.  It wasn’t a huge rumble but it was enough to feel.  Mom asked daddy if he felt that.  He said quote, “After 26 years, I still rock your world huh?”  Nice try daddy.

It was an earthquake.  Really Mother Nature.  It wasn’t bad enough with snow, with ice, with no power, with limited food and with no cable.  You had to throw in an earthquake in South Carolina that was felt all the way here in Georgia?  I gotta say it.  “Go.to.your.room.”  If mom makes me serve the time for the crime, then I think you should too.  Sounds fair, right?   20140216-182655.jpg

But you know, I’ve learned that Mother Nature just doesn’t play nice.  After all of the icky weather in late January and February, this is our forecast for the week.  Notice the temperatures here in so called winter – 63, 65, 69 and 71 degrees.  Pull out your bathing suits and hit the beach my friends.

Cold – hot – do you think Mother Nature is going through ‘the change’?  Perhaps that explains our weird weather lately here in Georgia?  Can I send you a bottle of Midol to help you out?  Some ice cream?  Some chocolate?  A spa treatment perhaps?

I can’t think of anything else it might be.  You?

Snorts.

 
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Posted by on 02/19/2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Happy Birthday Nana!

 

Today is a very special day –

Today is Nana’s birthday!!  I love my Nana!!!

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY

NANA!!

XOXOX – Your Favorite Grandpig

 
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Posted by on 02/18/2014 in Bacon, Uncategorized

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,
We just wanted you to see that you weren’t the only cute miniature.  Look at us – we rock this barn here at Old McDonald’s farm.  Signed Goat Twins

Dear Goat Twins,
OMP (oh my pig!)  You two are the most adorable things I’ve seen in some time.  How does your humans not just pick you up and squeeze you?  Rock on my friends.  Ya’ll are totally cute as buttons!

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Dear Bacon,
I’ve heard you talk about wanting a cape.  I always wanted one too so I thought I would share with you what my humans did for me.  They took an old sheet, cut it and tied it around my neck – there you go – instant cape.  I highly recommend it.  They made me two so when one is dirty I will always have a back up.  You gotta try it.  Signed Puppy Power

Dear Puppy Power
That is totally awesome!!  I doesn’t require any sewing – snorts – so I think mommy can do that for me.  I’ve gotta show this to her and see what she can do.  Thank you so much for sharing this with me.  I feel a cape coming my way very soon!  Piggy power!

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Dear Bacon,
I was on my walk the other day in the neighborhood minding my own business when I came across such a weird animal.  I’m not sure what it was.  It hopped and made little sounds.  We got nose to nose.  Do you know what this thing was?  Signed Boo

Dear Boo,
It’s a rabbit!  Look at those ears and that adorable little cotton tail.  WOW – I have rabbits in my magical backyard but nothing like that fancy one.  So cute!

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Dear Bacon,
It’s not what you think.  That pesky cat in the house dared me to stand upside down and then bet me I couldn’t put my paw in my mouth.  What I didn’t know at the time was that he had a camera and took my picture. Shakes my head.  I fall for it every time.  Suggestions?  Signed Pupbusted

Dear Pupbusted,
Give me a second to get myself together… snorts.  That sounds like something the purr things here would do to me – and have tried.  Sometimes you need to know when to walk away from a scam.  Hopefully, this is as far as the picture goes.  I would recommend finding it on the camera and deleting it.  You wouldn’t want it to show up on this years Christmas cards – snorts.

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Dear Bacon,
I’m a wild hog.  I live outside on my own.  I gather my own food.  I take care of myself.  This is a very rare picture of me in my freedom.  You ever thought about becoming a man pig?  I would teach you the ways of living like a real pig.  Signed Pumbaa

Dear Pumbaa
Shivers.  Why would I want to do that my friend?  I do appreciate the offer but even *I* know that I have it made here at the Hotel Thompson.  I’ve kind of grown accustomed to my bedroom, my toddler bed, my television, my laptop and room service.  Why would I want to live in the wild?  But hey, we all have different goals in life.  Mine is to stay spoiled treasured here with my human mommy.  You rock it though and take care of you!

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Remember to send your questions and pictures to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 02/18/2014 in Dear Bacon

 

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Mom and Dad’s Valentines Day

Benedict and Rockelle weren’t the only one having a fabulous Valentine’s Day.  I assure you of that.  Valentine’s Day was also the day that mom and dad got engaged.  Yep, engaged after 16 years of dating.  In fact when dad popped the question, why would you expect yes or no.  Nope, not from my mom.  She said, “What’s the rush?”  Silly mommy!

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So daddy did good.  He got mommy a new sock monkey for her Smart car Albert.  This one is going to be called Sock of Love.  Cute huh?  He fits right in with the other sock monkeys in Albert.

Daddy is also got mom this “small’ box of chocolates.  Snorts – I like how daddy thinks “small”, don’t you?  I mean take a closer look at the picture with the comparison of mom’s hand and the candy box. 

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Oh, and I forgot to post this picture of Rockelle and Bashful this morning.  This is a wipe they got after eating at Hooter’s.  Kind of appropriate huh?  Snorts.

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Posted by on 02/17/2014 in Bacon

 

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