I had to share this my friend. It was kind of funny. I saw this on Facebook under 98.5 All Country. Reminds me of something my mom might do. But don’t tell her I said that okay. Snorts.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Paw Time with Houdini
Welcome my friends to another week of Paw Time with Houdini. A lot has happened this week here at the Hotel Thompson. Mom has been talking about getting me a big boy bed for the living room. You know something I can sleep on when she’s not holding me. I have my lobster bed for my bedroom but I needed something special for the living room.
Well mom dad went shopping and found me something wonderful. She didn’t think it was big enough but it might just be. Do you see the size of it? Mom got dad to hold it up to show the size. Now some peeps think that mom needs help with math because I’m six pounds and that’s a huge bed – it doesn’t equate. Mom said they are wrong and she has it all solved mathematically. She says that I may be six pounds but I think and act like 600 pounds – which I am. So mom says that she was helping to bolster my confidence by getting me the bed the size that I think I am. So there you go. Math problem solved huh? Barks!
And mom and dad have taught me to share. This bed can hold all of us Anipals here. It’s a great fun place to hang out in the living room with mom and dad while watching television together.
Yawns. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend my friends. Barks out!
Shopping Around the World
My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World. We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA:
Items to price this month:
- Olives – Mom ❤ her olives. Sometimes during the day, she just eats them straight out of a jar. And she likes to put them in her Bloody Mary’s. She buys the huge jar – 21 ounces – of pimento stuffed olives from Walmart, it’s called Manzanilla, for around $4.00 a jar.
- Light Bulbs – Light bulbs are so expensive these days! It seems like we are forever replacing the ones in the kitchen. We have two light fixtures in the kitchen that have three lights each. They take 65 watts and they are made kind of like a flood light. She can buy a three pack at Home Depot for $19.99 – expensive huh?
- Air Spray – Mom keeps a bottle of Lysol in my room – shrugs shoulders – I don’t know why. But she says that little can is almost $5.00 on sale! Throughout the house, she likes to use Febreze. She can usually get two bottles for $5.00 on those.
- Lettuce – How much is a head of lettuce? Here in the market on sale, we can buy a head of lettuce for 99 cents. If we are lucky, sometimes they are HUGE.
- Random Item of your choice. My random choice is bananas. Mom can usually get them in the store for around 79 cents a pound. Why can’t they be cheaper? I *need* my bananas. They are one of my all time favorite snacks.
Hope you had fun!!
Mommy’s Food Blog Reminder
Friends – If you get a chance, you *must* check out mom’s food blog here. You will NOT be disappointed. Those pictures of hers just make me want to lick the computer screen. YUM-YUM! Don’t forget to let her know what you think. ❤
Pay it Forward – Mark Your Calendars
DON’T FORGET – REMINDER!
Hey my dear sweet friends. I was recently talking to my friends at Nikitaland about paying it forward. This is something that stemmed from mom’s article that she wrote on living with disabilities. If you missed that article, please read it here. It is well wroth a read!
Paying it forward is is something that we want to start in the new year of 2015. You know the old saying of, “Do onto others as you want them to do onto you?” Well, let’s put it in action in 2015. Every month on the first Wednesday of the month, I’m going to host Pay it Forward with my friends from Nikitaland.
Paying it forward is simple. You do something for someone out of the blue, not asking for anything in return just because you can. It’s little things that count. Karma comes around for all of us.
Here are a few examples:
Pay for the person behind you at a drive thru – could be as simple as a cup of coffee or breakfast.
Help someone take their groceries to their car at the grocery store.
Give extra as a tip to your waiter/waitress.
Visit a elderly neighbor and spend some time with them. Read to them or bring them lunch. Listen to them as they talk.
Pay for the person behind you at a toll booth.
Put money in a parking space for someone whose time is getting close to expiring.
Make a donation.
Cook lunch or dinner for a neighbor in need.
Offer to babysit for free to a couple who needs a night out.
See, it’s the little things that count that make the most. Just being there for someone to see their smile can bring great karma your way. So in the new year of 2015 – let’s Pay it Forward.
You have an entire month to Pay it Forward. Do little things. We will meet back here on my blog on February 4, 2015 to post about what we have done and how we have touched someones life in 2015. I hope this inspires you my friends ❤
National Corn Chip Day
Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”
January 29th is mandated as National Corn Chip Day! Corn chips are right up my alley if you know what I mean. Who can turn down a good chip? Can you believe that 50 years ago (way before this journalists time), few Americans even knew what corn chips were? That’s amazing to me. Today, we can’t imagine life without those tasty little morsels. They were first marketed in 1961 and have been going strong since.
So, in honor of today being National Corn Chip Day – go out and eat some chips… with salsa… with dip… plain… with a friend… yeah, I know the pig is going to get his share! I think I even heard his humans saying they were going to put corn chips in their chili for dinner tonight. Now *that* does sound lip smacking good!
We Had a Funeral Here Today
This is dad wearing his favorite Angry Birds shirt. You might recognize it. He does it wear it a lot. Mom picked him up for dinner one night last week and he was wearing it. When they got to the restaurant, she noticed it had a hole in it. Do you see the hole in it near the neck? She couldn’t believe he wore it out like that. She kind of fussed at him. What would people think? She doesn’t clothe daddy? Daddy told her not to worry about it because it was a holey but it was HIS special shirt, HIS lucky shirt if you will.
But today was a sad, sad day here at the Hotel Thompson. We had to have a funeral. For who? It was for dad’s favorite Angry Bird shirt. Mr Hole got worse and then it became several holes in the shirt. Dad was wearing it around the house and refused to throw it away. He told mom he wouldn’t wear it out again. But now, it was time.
It was time to put dad’s favorite shirt to rest. May it rest in holey heaven. In honor of his favorite shirts passing, he hung up his other shirts at half mast.
Don’t feel too sorry for pops though. Mom knew this shirt was his favorite so she had a back up one ready for him as a surprise. Daddy was happy as Houdini with a new toy after that.
Do you have a favorite shirt or toy that you don’t want to give up?
Bacon’s Show and Tell
This month we are highlighting something comical – not necessarily a toy – that happened sometime in your life that is hilarious. Mom and dad have the perfect story that I’m going to share today. Gather around my friends for a belly buster.
Let’s go way back – WAY, WAY back around 25 years. Mom and dad had not been dating that long. Mom had a Dodge Omni at the time that was less than dependable. Lot’s of times, mom would go over dad’s house (who lived with his parents at the time) and have dinner. After dinner, dad would drive with mom home and his parents would follow to bring him back. They did this because her car just wasn’t to trusty. She actually named this car Squeaky for a reason. He would squeak all.of.the.time. Kind of comical but mom was young and broke, still living at home with her parents trying to safe money.
So this one particular night was a late Friday. It was dark outside and the same routine. Dad would drive with mom so they could talk and dad’s parents would follow behind. They always went the same route. This one night though, dad’s parents got caught by the red light. Mom kept going and broke down. Squeaky took a huff and puff and just quit. Mom got a flashlight out of the glove box and gave it to dad. Dad had this scared look in his eyes and said, “What do you want me to do?” Mom’s reply was priceless, “Hold the flashlight for me silly.”
So there they were on the side of the road, hood up, daddy holding the flashlight and my grease monkey of a mom tinkering underneath. And guess who rolls up beside them? Snorts – dad’s parents. They started laughed hilariously because usually it’s the man working on cars. But you see mom has lots of bigger brothers and her dad taught her the basics of car repair. So dad’s parents are nagging him and laughing and that’s when it happened. Mom told dad to get in the car and try turning it on. There were doubts from daddy and his parents but guess what. It cranked!
Everyone still laughs to this day that it would have been a perfect Christmas card – snorts.