Something happened last night. We had friends over and of course you know I had to put on a performance – snorts. Hey, it’s what I do. The topic turned to my blog. We all took turns reading past articles from it and snorting – alcohol may have been involved with the humans – snorts. Our friends made the comment that *I* could not be serious. What? Is that a dare? Cause you know it sounded like a dare to this little oinker. So today, I will be serious. This post will be about something that happened to me and mom this morning. You just read and see. Cough-cough-oink-snort- here comes my serious side. Stop laughing. I’m being serious.
This morning instead of me getting mom up for breakfast, she woke me up for a change. It was early. I couldn’t understand why. She told me that she had to show me something that was special. Something without electronics, without technology, with just me and her alone. I just looked at her and yawned but hey I was game. We walked to the kitchen and I sat on the floor yawning while mom fixed her a cup of coffee. Then we did something strange. We went out the back door of the Hotel Thompson. The back door leads us to my backyard… my kingdom that I like to call it.
We sat down on the deck, mom cross-legged and I climbed up in her lap. I kept looking at her waiting for an explanation. It was dark out here overlooking my magical backyard and it was kind of chilly. I couldn’t see anything but darkness. Mom told me, “Wait for it Bacon.” Wait for what? I sat and continue to listen. That’s when I noticed the sounds.
I could hear crickets. I could hear frogs near the swamp. I could hear a dog barking in the neighborhood. I could hear Journalist Rocky the Squirrel chatting away with his family in the trees. I even started hearing birds chirp. WOW – I’ve never heard these noises so close before. Then I started to hear a rooster a couple of doors down. I looked at mom in complete awe and amazement. She told me, “It’s not done yet Bacon. Keep waiting for it.” Again this wait for it. Wait for what? What could be that interesting to get up at this ungodly hour? Then there was a shift in the atmosphere. Something changed but I couldn’t put my hoof on it.
I slowly got up out of mom’s lap and walked to the edge of the deck overlooking my backyard kingdom. That’s when I saw it. I looked at mom and she looked at me. The blackness of the night started slowly fading away. A white tinge was started to peak out from the night. It was slow at first but as we watched minute by minute it started getting lighter outside. Before I knew it, the night time had disappeared and the daylight had appeared out of nowhere. WOW! I could see my magical backyard in full light. I looked at mom, did a little wiggle and pleaded, “Do it again mom!” I went back and snuggled up in mom’s lap again. We sat there for a long time, mom drinking her coffee petting me and I looking at the amazement of another great day.