Monthly Archives: August 2015

Scrub Daddy

I gotta share something my friends.  I think this is simply hilarious.  Really I do.  This is it:


You see it looks kind of funny, right?  Mom bought it this weekend for daddy to use when he washes the dishes… you know since he is her personal dishwasher – snorts with piggy laughter.  Apparently you can put your fingers through the eyes and the mouth and it helps to ‘grip’ the sponge.  Mommy told daddy about it and he was like yeah sure.  

So later in the day, daddy uses Sponge Daddy.  And you know what?  Daddy absolutely LOVED it.  It’s kind of hard at first and then when it gets all soapy, it gets cushiony.  Daddy says you can hear the squeaks in the glassware cause it was cleaning so well.  AND daddy said he loved being able to put his fingers in the eyes and mouth to ‘grab’ it better.  He said he would highly recommend this product.  

Now we were not paid to endorse or not endorse the Scrub Daddy.  Mommy actually saw him at our local Home Depot store and bought one for less than $3.00.  She has since done research on it and saw where it was actually on Shark Tank – unbelievable huh?  

The next time you are out and about, you might want to look up a Scrub Daddy for yourself.  It seems that daddy really likes doing dishes now and has nicknamed his scrubber Smiley.  That’s original dad…. really it is – snorts.


Posted by on 08/31/2015 in Bacon


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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Welcome my friends to this months Bacon’s Show and Tell.  We are highlighting a picture from your childhood.  Something that you have fond memories about and/or a story behind.

My dad when he was younger had a love for cowboy things – hats, boots, etc.  He wore them all of the time and would hardly take things off.  He even told his mother when he was younger, he wanted to wear this attire for his yearly Christmas picture.  So off they went.  Him in his cowboy hat, boots and winter coat.

He climbed up on Santa’s lap and told him what he wanted for Christmas.  Of course, more action figures, toys and you guessed it – more cowboy stuff.  You can see from Santa’s face how enthralled he was at the information and for dad’s details of exactly what kind of everything he wanted.  Looking at the picture, daddy’s mom *almost* felt sorry for Santa… almost.


And this is mommy.  She is all decked out in a handmade shawl and hat that I believe was what her grandmother made.  She was a happy baby and excited for most picture days.   I think this picture was actually taken around Easter one year.

And hey look at those chubby cheeks – you want to pinch them don’t you?  I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s Bacon’s Show and Tell.  See you next month!


Posted by on 08/31/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell


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Olive You!

 Olive you my friends!


Posted by on 08/30/2015 in Bacon


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Waiting in Heaven


Posted by on 08/29/2015 in Bacon


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Happy Friday

  Happy Friday my friends!!

Can you believe that the weekend is finally almost here… just a couple of more hours and we will all be home free for two entire days of freedom.

Mommy says that she needs a drink after this week.  She’s thinking that this “one” might be enough for her.  What do you think?  Anyone want to share?

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?  This is our down time weekend – we are doing nothing but hanging around the crib here at the Hotel Thompson.  Perhaps I can get mom to get caught up on some of my paperwork?  It’s a thought?  Have fun my friends and be safe!


Posted by on 08/28/2015 in Bacon


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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks!  Hello my friends to another weeks edition of Paw Time with Houdini.  This week I have lots to share with you.  This week I got to go to work with mommy!  Let me tell you – that is some fun stuff.  All week long she kept telling me that one day this week she would bring me.  Every day, I kept waiting at the front door.  Finally the day came.  She got my “work” shirt out and changed my clothes.  Then, it was off to the worky place!

But first, we went through a local drive thru for some breakfast.  When they saw me in my “work” shirt, they asked if I could have some nuggets for breakfast.  Mom said yes and they gave me my big boy breakfast too just like mom’s.  It was so cool.  I gave them a high five and then we went to worky place.  Of course, I came in and made it be known that I was on patrol now – no more games today – barks!  I ate my breakfast and made some rounds with mom.  Peeps kept talking about how skilled I was.  I would walk around with mom and when she stopped to chat, I would stop at her feet and sit.  They said I was ‘trained’.  I say I gotta act right because I like coming to the worky place, right?  Every once in a while, mom would make sure we did our rounds, took potty breaks and checked in with everyone.  You know – just to make sure everyone was behaving – barks.

And then when I wasn’t on patrol, I crawled up on mom’s desk to help her out.  You know with counting and typing and keeping her organized.  It’s a hard job but someone has to do it, right?  She got a lot done this day because she had my toes to help with her counting.

I also helped her make her phone calls, type correspondence and gave it all my paw of approval.  After a while, more of her co-workers came in and checked me out.  They were all taking a break later and went into the huge garage area to play some b-ball… you know basketball.  I asked mom if I could go too and she let me.

   It was a great time!  I got to run with the big boys and practice my dribbling.  I even shot a ball off the rim… of course with some assistance from one of my teammates.  Who says little dogs can’t jump.  Look for me soon in the NBA my friends!

Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.


It’s time to start working on another awesome month of Paying it Forward.

This month mom is going to challenge you again to pick one day and give every person you meet some type of compliment.  Whether it be they look terrific, they did a great job, they are a great friend, hold the door open for them and talk to them about having a great day.  Tell everyone something for one entire day.  Do YOU accept this personal challenge? 

My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be September 2, 2015 – mark your calendars!

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Posted by on 08/27/2015 in Pay it Forward


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Who is This Woman in MY House?

Hey friends – Let me introduce you to my mom in the picture to the left.  That’s her in all her glory.  She has long hair past her shoulders – one length you know except for her bangs.  Over the weekend, she told daddy she needed a change.  A change for what I didn’t know.  She said her mane was H.O.T.  Again, I didn’t know what she was talking about.  It is summer outside… is that the hot she talks about?  She pondered off/on Saturday morning…. should she or should she not.  I had no idea what she was talking about.  Daddy told her that he couldn’t make the decision – it was hers alone.  With him saying that, I knew it had to be serious whatever she was trying to decide.  Then mom/dad left the Hotel Thompson.  Me and the other anipals kept trying to come up with what was going on with mom.

 A couple of hours later, dad and this woman came back home.  I’m not sure where mom was.  But this woman, us anipals couldn’t put our hooves or paws on it but there was just something about her that was almost familiar but not quite.. you know what I mean?  So we all did what we do best.  We sniffed this woman.

And you know what?  This woman that we didn’t recognize.  Guess what?  She was MOM!  Squeals with piggy delight.  Mommy got her hair cut.

What do you think my friends?



Posted by on 08/27/2015 in Bacon


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Shopping with Mom/Dad

You know my dad has issues.  I’ll be the first to admit that to you.  He is special.  Mommy says it all of the time… that and he is a treasure – snorts.  One of his favorite things to do is shop.  I know – for a man that is hilarious because mommy  She would rather do it on line than to go into a store – shakes piggy head.  There is no hope for her.

But sometimes on the weekends, mom does like to go to our local pet store.  Sometimes she brings me and sometimes she brings the little pooch Houdini.  This past weekend was Houdini’s turn.

Now this is where mom made her first mistake.  She told daddy to find Houdini a bone.  Now Houdini is 5.5-6 pounds.  Daddy came back with a bone and said, “What about this one?”  Can you visualize mommy rolling her eyes at daddy with this picture?  I know I could!  Really daddy?  That’s T-Rex you have there.


Posted by on 08/27/2015 in Bacon, Houdini


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National Dog Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!


What a great day to celebrate – National Dog Day!  Today’s celebration has two goals:

* To honor our glorious friends the dogs AND
* To rescue dogs from homeless shelters and abuse

Dogs are loyal and great companions to so many people.  They give us unquestionable love and are always there to cheer you up.  They offer free kisses (like Houdini here at the Hotel Thompson).  Humans and other anipals count on them in so many different ways.  There are dogs that are pets.  There are dogs that are working dogs – like those that help lead the blind and help in search and rescue.  Regardless of what type of dog you are, most humans count you as family.

Today, let’s celebrate the dog in your family.  If you don’t have a dog in your family, visit a friend that has one.  Or for that matter, why don’t you visit a shelter and visit with a dog there… maybe even take one home with you 🙂

And P.S. my friends –

We would like to send out a speedy recovery to our pal Easy’s dad.  We are so glad to hear that you are back at home and recuperating – now we can finally breathe!  It seemed like we were all holding our breath waiting to hear something about your condition.  Mom wanted to jump a plane to come be by your mom’s side so bad.  Please take it easy and take care of YOU – and hey – NO MORE ROOF TOP ADVENTURES okay.  XOXO


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