It has been so totally busy here lately at the Hotel Thompson. We had the demolition and renovation. We had the cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning from all of that. We had new furniture and everything has been out of place – and we are *still* putting things back together. Mommy really pushed herself too much during all of this time. And THEN Bashful came home from his visit with Fozzie in Australia. That’s when all hell broke loose. Yep I said hell. HELL broke loose here at the Hotel Thompson. You don’t believe me do you? Okay I’ll tell you.
Do you remember the first time Bashful went to Australia to spend some time with Fozzie and her anipals way back in December 2013? You can read about some of that trip here. I’m talking specifically about that trip when he made a movie called Rockodile Dundee co-starring Bimby. Let’s just say that we thought some things got out of control with that
bimbo – I mean co-star Bimby.
Well upon Bashful’s return trip to Australia in December 2014, he had some problems to take care of in the deepest forms. You see, Bimby was pregnant after the making of the Rockodile Dundee movie. Shocker huh? Well she carried the baby for nine months and when Bashful returned to Australia, she said he was the rock daddy. Now you can imagine Bashful’s shock from that. BUT, can you imagine the shock of Fozzie calling me (Bashful’s daddy) and explaining (A) Bashful was now a father and (B) I was now a grandfather?! Oh dear piggy heavens – I can tell you that was one interesting phone call to say the least.
Not only was Bashful a father but Bimby was in trouble. Bimby had started hitting the bottle – hard. And she was letting herself go not taking care of the baby. So what to do huh? First things first.
Bimby went into rehab. There was long conversations about what to do and the biggest thing was to put the baby first. Of course a rock DNA was conducted just to make sure that Bashful was the father. The results came back and they verified 99.9% that Bashful was the father. Then Bashful and Bimby had a long talk about the welfare of the baby. The baby was 3 months old and Bimby decided that she didn’t want to be a mother – she was to young to settle down. And putting the best interest of the baby first, paperwork was drawn up by the attorney’s and Bashful now has custody of his son.
So everyone here at the Hotel Thompson had to get everything ready for a new baby that would be soon arriving. The nursery had to be set up, a pediarocktrician had to be lined up and of course everyone here had to be told what happened. All of the rock clan were excited to have a new baby. And I admit it. I was rather excited to be a grandfather and to see my grandchild. What would he look like? What was his name? Would he resemble us? A lot of things were going through our minds.
Then the little tyke arrived here at the Hotel Thompson. Oh my piggy heavens! It was love at first sight with all of us. The ooh’s and aaawws. WOW! So without further ado, let me introduce you to Chip. Look at him! How could we ever doubt his DNA? He is quite the chip off the old block – you think?
05/28/2015 at 2:09 am
Aw!! he is just so cute! Hi Chip! Half American, Half Aussie rock!
05/28/2015 at 10:09 am
Snorts. He does have dual citizenship now for sure. Thankfully he will be potty trained soon – I’m so over the diapers. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 11:51 pm
05/28/2015 at 2:28 am
Oh my indeed Bacon…we were super shocked when she fronted up here on Bashfuls visit and had the little tyke with her..no doubting that smile though..we are glad he arrived well and know that the paperwork was pretty straightforward..the bonus is Chip has dual citizenship..now that is pretty cool! we really tried to keep Bashful on the straight and narrow but you know these film sets..a hot bed of ..well..trouble…oh my….;) hugs and loves Fozziemum xx
05/28/2015 at 10:12 am
It was shocking indeed my friend. You just absolutely can not deny they are related. I’m so glad that ya’ll got Bimby some help and put her in rehab. She really needs it for sure. The little tyke is fitting in here nicely. No more midnight feedings so at least we are all getting some sleep now. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 10:14 am
I am glad..he was a bit of a night owl..all the way home on the plane..see Bimby showed up while we were up North..tracked us down..that is when we knew she needed help..and the little guy came home with us..lucky we did not need to buy another plane ticket hahahahha 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx
05/28/2015 at 12:35 pm
Totally glad she did the right thing and gave over custody to Bashful. Who knows what would have happened if she didn’t, right? XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 2:50 am
bro…. I bursted with laughter while reading… Welcome to the hotel thompson, Chip!!! That’s 100% rock n’ roll!!!
05/28/2015 at 10:13 am
Snorts brother! It’s been a big secret but there has been so much that we had to get done – the nursery, lining up a rockpediatrician, shots and now potty training. I’ve kind of had my hooves full being a granddad. That has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 10:24 am
oh the potty training could be interesting… make sure to take a strong bowl, best made of steel…a common platic potty could be “de-rocked” :o)
05/28/2015 at 12:36 pm
This is true brother. We are hoping that this phase gets over really soon. His accidents are HUGE. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 2:57 am
Reblogged this on All Fur One and One Fur all and commented:
Oh my the news is out…Bashful really did have some explaining to do to our Mum too when this little guy rocked up at the door BOL BOL..
05/28/2015 at 4:23 am
Oh my Dog. Congradulations. Me and Nellie are very suprised but pleased to read of the new addition to Hotel Thompson. Just remember “The apple does not fall too far from the tree”, Mummy didn’t understand this statement until sister reached her teenage years and now it all makes sense. Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in the land.
05/28/2015 at 10:15 am
Thanks my pals. My hooves have been full with the little tyke. He is growing up so fast! It’s been kind of fun being a granddad. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 5:00 am
Chip is a beauty. So I guess what happens in Australia doesn’t always stay in Australia…. Congratulations, Grampy!
Live and licks,
05/28/2015 at 10:18 am
Snorts! That is true buddy. The little tyke has squeezed his way into my piggy heart. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 5:44 am
Chip is absolutely adorable and I can see a LOT of his father in him ! Cupcake’s right – what happens in Australia obviously doesn’t always STAY in Australia……..I foresee a lot of interesting adventures ahead for little Chipperooooo!
05/28/2015 at 10:19 am
Oh cousin – it’s already happened. He has my little heart and he’s so full of child spunk. He asks a thousand questions of why. Now we are just trying to get him potty trained. XOXO – Bacon
Midwestern Plant Girl
05/28/2015 at 6:25 am
Chip had such beautiful green eyes! Congrats on the new family member!
05/28/2015 at 10:20 am
aaww thanks my friend. He is full of life. You should see the little tyke on the playground! XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
05/28/2015 at 7:04 am
he is a chip off the old block – do you think he will grow up with an aussie accent? If he misses his Aussie Mom he can always borrow ours for a time 🙂
05/28/2015 at 10:21 am
aaww thanks my friends. He is awesome. You can hear the slightest accent when he giggles and talks. He’s learning so much. This is a great time to be with him for sure. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 7:38 am
Awwww Baby rock is so cute,Congrats to Bashful,Hmm time for a carrot rum just to wet the baby’s head,xx Speedy
05/28/2015 at 10:22 am
Snorts! Yeah, he is growing like a little weed. I love his curiosity about everything. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 9:26 am
Congratulations! Chip is very cute 🙂
05/28/2015 at 10:24 am
aaww thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon
Will and Eko
05/28/2015 at 10:29 am
A perfect addition to the family – plus Chip won’t add to much to your grocery bill. He doesn’t look like he eats much.
05/28/2015 at 12:36 pm
Oh but you are wrong. Those rocks eat up a storm in sand. You just wouldn’t believe it! XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
05/28/2015 at 11:52 am
What a beautiful pebble Bashful and Bimby have. He is a handsome rock. You handled this potential tale of woe with great dignity my friend with such a happy ending. We love it and Chip has made our day! Way to go friend.
(((Shoko, Kali and mom)))
05/28/2015 at 12:38 pm
Thanks my friends. He is definitely a Chip off the old block. He’s such a character and we all love him. Especially Houdini who gives him rides around the house. XOXO – Bacon
Lowryder's Animal Tails
05/28/2015 at 12:20 pm
05/28/2015 at 3:39 pm
What happens when Bimby straightens out her act and demands custody. That will put you between a rock and a… Bimbo. I mean Bimby. 😉
05/28/2015 at 4:42 pm
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. Let’s just hope that Bimby does get better in rehab but the attorney’s drew up paperwork that she signed giving all parental rights to Bashful. I’m hoping this is rock clad. Which is good. I’ve kind of gotten used to the little Chip. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 5:15 pm
She is probably stoned right now. 😉
05/29/2015 at 9:36 am
Snorts! I hope not with being in rehab. I just hope she’s chilling with some classic rock and roll and getting better. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 4:24 pm
what a little cutie 🙂
05/29/2015 at 9:33 am
aaww thanks my sweet friend. He is really awesome. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 5:17 pm
Hello CHIP!!! You are the cutest little pebble boy! Welcome to Hotel Thompson…..you are going to love it there!!
Congrats Bashful & Bacon / June & Jim……isn’t a new family member the coolest???? 😉
05/29/2015 at 9:37 am
awww shuffles hooves. Thanks my friends. He is a great addition here to the Hotel Thompson. At least now he is sleeping through the night and we almost have potty training under control. He even said his first word the other day – pebbles. It was really cute. XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 8:07 pm
Watch out Chip – if you were in my house, you would have been eaten by now! Congratulations!
05/29/2015 at 9:38 am
Snorts – let’s hope not. No eating the babies in the nursery – HA! He is growing. The little guy has really gotten me. I love being a grandpa! XOXO – Bacon
05/28/2015 at 10:48 pm
♪ Rock-a-by pebble♪ to little ‘Chip’……. may he have a wonderful ‘pebblehood’ with y’all in Georgia.
05/29/2015 at 9:39 am
aaww – thanks my friends. He is growing up so fast. We took him out for a walk the other night in his stroller. So darn cute he was! XOXO – Bacon
05/29/2015 at 2:01 am
MAZELTOV!!! WOW, that was quite a shocker butt we can just imagine what fun you are all going to have with the new addition!
Wally & Sammy
05/29/2015 at 9:48 am
Oh my friends. He is such a lovely little guy. Great personality – such a sweet baby. Finally he is sleeping throughout the night. We are still working on potty training but he’s getting there for sure. XOXO – Bacon