Valentine’s Day Aftermath – a Note From My Daddy

16 Feb

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with Valentine’s Day.  This afternoon I want to talk about great times with the big day of LOVE.  Think over the years – or if it was this past weekend – to your most memorable Valentine’s day.  What happened?  Today is the day to share and tell me about it.

I asked my mom and dad the same question.  They reminisced about all of the happy Valentine’s Days they have had.  There were many, MANY to pick from but mom and dad picked one that really meant a lot to them both.

They said years and years ago in a time way before they were married and they were still dating.  Daddy was working at the hospital on night shift 3pm-11pm.  Mommy was working for the school system 7am-3pm.  So during the week, they pretty much didn’t see each other physically although they did talk to each other a couple of times during the day.  And remember this was way before the cell phone era – snorts.  (I tell you my humans are older than dirt.)

So Valentine’s day fell on a Wednesday this one year and both were working.  They just knew they were not going to see each other at all.  But daddy – he is a romantic at heart that you wouldn’t believe.  He went by mom’s apartment before she went to work and put a GIANT Scooby Doo stuffed animal in the passenger seat of her car and left.  When mom came down to get in her car, (after she almost had a heart attack because she thought someone was sitting in her car) she oohhed and aawwed.  She got in the car and Scooby Doo was holding a giant heart box.  She opened the giant heart box and there was a card from daddy telling her sweet nothings, chocolate and a jewelry box.  She opened the jewelry box and it had one of the most beautiful jade necklaces that she had ever seen.  Of course she cried.  And then cried some more.  And then cried more and went to school wear she wore the beautiful jade necklace all day.

She had called daddy went she got to work and she made plans to see him at his job later that day for when he went to dinner.  So that night rolled around and mom met dad at the hospital.  Dad told mom he was taking her to a fast food restaurant called Arby’s.  Not a place they went to regularly but dad was insistent.  What she didn’t know was that dad had received information about something special Arby’s was doing that night.  That night just for Valentine’s Day, they had brought in a baby grand piano and hired a guy to play and give out roses to the patrons.  Mom cried again and said it was so romantic and thoughtful.

So there you go my friends, that’s ONE of mom and dad’s most memorable Valentine’s Day.  Now is the time for you to share one of yours – go.



Hi everyone – Bacon’s dad here.  We would have loved to have said that this past weekend was the most memorable Valentine’s day for me and my bride.  And in a way, I guess it was.  Bacon’s mom has been fighting this awful cough since December.  The kind of cough that just makes you choke, can’t catch your breathe and she has even passed out from it once.  She went to the hospital in December and they gave her a bunch of medicines and sent her home.

Sunday IMG_1844morning when I got up, she told me she needed to go back to the emergency room. (And being a Sunday, we are very fortunate that the insurance we have has a built in ‘hospital emergency room’ right in the building.)  She was having difficulties in breathing.  We immediately went.  Once there, she got X-rays (we were totally afraid that she had gotten pneumonia) and they came back clear.  She had a breathing treatment and afterwards they put her on a fluid IV and gave her steroids directly in her IV.  They also drew a bunch of blood.  She started feeling a little bit better and didn’t cough for almost 20 minutes.  This was such fantastic news to us after she had been continuously coughing for what seemed like forever.  She got to come home after about 7 hours in the ER being looked at.  She started bruising up last night from the IV’s and where the blood pressure cuff kept coming on so often.  She looks black, blue, yellow and very sore.

Her blood work came back and lot of her numbers were low – iron, potassium, red blood count.  They gave her a bunch of medicines to get filled and start taking which she has.  She still had a really rough night last night sleeping.  Night time is the worse time for her to rest.  We are all taking care of her here at the Hotel Thompson.  I will be helping out Bacon in the next couple of days to get caught up on his blog visits.  So please don’t think we have forgotten about you – we definitely have not.


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47 responses to “Valentine’s Day Aftermath – a Note From My Daddy

  1. speedyrabbit

    02/16/2015 at 1:00 pm

    Mummy June get well soon,we got to have fighting fit,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 1:40 pm

      thanks my friend. Mommy feels somewhat better if that pesky cough would disappear for good. XOXO – Bacon

  2. KDKH

    02/16/2015 at 1:01 pm

    Breathing is a good thing, so I hope that she continues on the mend. Keep up the good work taking care of Mom. Thanks for keeping us posted so that we can send loving thoughts!

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks my friend. Breathing is one of those things that are not to be overrated for sure. Luckily she can now breathe better. Now it’s to get rid of this cough from you know where that won’t leave residency from her chest. XOXO – Bacon

      • KDKH

        02/16/2015 at 3:18 pm

        Hang in there

  3. easyweimaraner

    02/16/2015 at 1:04 pm

    that was a great idea to surprise your mom that way… and he even placed Scooby as a guarding dog in her car. well done! Oh noooooo…what a bad weekend you had… it’s good your mom is back at the hotel Thompson and I hope the dogtors find a way to send that bad cough to nowhere.

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 1:43 pm

      I feel you brother. Mommy doesn’t seem as pale today – well somewhat but better with all of the wonderful bruises she picked up at the hospital. Your mom knows – hospitals SUCK. You go in feeling bad and then get beat up with treatment. XOXO – Bacon

  4. The Canadian Cats

    02/16/2015 at 1:57 pm

    I was almost in tears from all the nice things your dad has given your mom How sweet.

    Thank goodness you’re mom was loaded up with meds and perhaps she can get rid of this cough. It doesn’t sound good. The hospital is great when you’re really sick but to get better….you best go home.


    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 2:44 pm

      That is the truth! Home is the best place full of furbabies and hubs to take care of you. There’s a lot of years with us that have been special. It’s so hard to pick just one 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. Reilly & Denny

    02/16/2015 at 2:09 pm

    we have our paws crossed that your Mom is feeling better soon – coughs are just the worse.

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks my friend. That cough has really played with her asthma. We gotta make sure the mommy can breathe right. XOXO -Bacon

  6. katsrus

    02/16/2015 at 2:54 pm

    Please get well. Sending prayers and purrs from our house to yours.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 3:39 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. This really does mean a lot to us. It really does! XOXO – Bacon

  7. purrfectkitties

    02/16/2015 at 3:16 pm

    Your poor mommy! We’re praying for her to get better soon! All the best! ❤ Much love, Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks my friends. She is more black and blue today but she is breathing and feeling somewhat better. Hopefully she is on the upswing. We all hope so here too! XOXO – Bacon

  8. Nylabluesmum

    02/16/2015 at 3:23 pm

    Wunderfull storey bout yur Pawentss Unccle Bacon…
    That Pappaw of yurss iss a true row-mantick!!!!
    Pleese get well soon LadyJune!
    Luv an **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxxx

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 4:49 pm

      aaww he is definitely a keeper little buddy. Mommy is feeling better – trying not to overdo it which is hard for her. She is constantly on the go. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Nylabluesmum

    02/16/2015 at 3:25 pm

    Sounds like some Anaemia going on there too June…might be time to invest in Some chewy Vitamins…or else 1,000 mgs daily of chewable B12…
    Please get well soon!
    Love Sherri-Ellen ❤

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 4:52 pm

      Yeppers – you are so right and so very smart my friend. Mom and dad got some wonderful chewy things yesterday on the way home. Gotta have a healthy mommy! XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        02/17/2015 at 5:35 pm

        Excellent Unccle Bacon….wee gotta get Lady June all bettur an soon! Pleese tell her mee an LadyMum iss sayin purrayerss fur her an mee iss purrin fur her dailee too 😉
        **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry
        {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen aka LadyMum

      • PigLove

        02/17/2015 at 7:45 pm

        Aaww. Y’all are so sweet. Mommy is feeling those vibes and prayers. She is feeling so much better today. Taking easy but she actually worked today. That tells you a lot. About bumps. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Nikitaland

    02/16/2015 at 4:30 pm

    Oooooh my goodness, I hope you start to feel better soon! I hear ya on that breathing thing, because our Mommy deals with her asthma on a daily basis. Breathing is kinda important, ya know. If you need anything, let us know, but we hope you get better real soon. Virtual hugs being sent to you right now! {{{{{Hugg Hug Hug }}}}}

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend. I really appreciate that. I am feeling so much better tonight. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nikitaland

        02/16/2015 at 10:10 pm

        That is so good to hear! {Hugs} Get some much needed rest my friend.

  11. The Mad Hooligan Chronicles

    02/16/2015 at 5:01 pm

    Good grief! How did I miss this post? I hope your mum is feeling better soon!! Ellie

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 9:20 pm

      She has been resting all day and feeling so much better. She can actually breathe. That’s awesome for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  12. philosophermouseofthehedge

    02/16/2015 at 6:08 pm

    Oh, my! All paws on deck sending warm hugs …can’t send sunny shine as there is none here – wait….we’ve got memories of sun! Those work just as well…ok, you can’t get vitamin D that way, but maybe some cheery laughter will help, too!

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 9:21 pm

      Snorts. You know it does my friends. Thanks so very much!! XOXO – Bacon

  13. Lori Fontanes

    02/16/2015 at 6:53 pm

    Whoa, I missed this one! Please tell your mom to take good care!!! You guys need to step up & help her out!!!

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks my friend. We have been snuggling and helping her all day in getting better. XOXO – Bacon

  14. fozziemum

    02/16/2015 at 8:44 pm

    Very romantic Bacon…we are so sorry mum has been so unwell sweetie…we hope she continues to get better and that the meds kick that big to the kerb and the vitamins and things get mums levels back up to healthy range…we have been awol too sweetie so we understand,….loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      02/16/2015 at 9:24 pm

      You need to get better as well my friend. We have all been so sick lately. Hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/16/2015 at 10:29 pm

        Thanks sweetie..poor Forrest is off to the vet today…urghhhh ..loves Fozziemum xx

      • PigLove

        02/17/2015 at 8:53 am

        Oh no!! I hope Forrest is okay my friend. Give him some hogs and snout kisses for me okay. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/18/2015 at 9:53 pm

        All good sweetie..some fluid on his wrists and a knot in a shoulder muscle so some meds and he is feeling better 🙂 loves fozziemum xxx

      • PigLove

        02/19/2015 at 10:04 am

        YAY! I’ve been thinking of ya’ll as well. We need to all go to a GET WELL CAMP together and hang out. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/19/2015 at 8:30 pm

        We sure do my with lots of food..and sand..and water….;) loves Fozziemum xx

      • PigLove

        02/20/2015 at 8:24 am

        My mom says AMEN really, really LOUD to that. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        02/21/2015 at 8:45 pm

        Hahahaah 🙂 xxx Fozziemum

  15. gentlestitches

    02/16/2015 at 10:07 pm

    Great romantic story but real love is when dad is there for Mom when she is sick! Get better soon!!
    XXX ❤ ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      02/17/2015 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Auntie Sharon. Mom is feeling so much better this morning. That’s definitely great news. XOXO – Bacon

  16. Basil

    02/17/2015 at 4:20 am

    What a romantic guy your dad is, you should take notes!! Sorry to hear your mum isn’t so good. paws crossed for a speedy recovery!

    • PigLove

      02/17/2015 at 8:56 am

      Thanks my sweet friend. Mom is getting back to her old self. We are so excited about that. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Molly The Wally

    02/17/2015 at 5:03 am

    How romantic. Hope mum is better soon. Sending healing vibes and POTP. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      02/17/2015 at 8:56 am

      Thanks my dear sweet friend. Mom is feeling a lot better this morning. Yay!! XOXO – Bacon

  18. Nylabluesmum

    02/20/2015 at 7:53 pm

    Yippee…thee purrayerss have werked!!! Get ALL bettur Lady June!!!
    Wee ❤ LUV ❤ you!!
    An mee luvss you too Unccle Bacon 😉
    ***nose bumpss*** Siddhartha Henry an (((hugss))) LadyMum

    • PigLove

      02/23/2015 at 11:17 am

      Thanks my buddy!! Mommy is feeling so much better and is FINALLY back to her old self. We are so thrilled here at the Hotel Thompson. We’ve missed ya’ll friends! XOXO – Bacon


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