My mom. She can be really sneaky when she wants to be. We all know that. But no one here was more surprised than daddy when she told him something that she wanted to do. Something that was new and adventurous. Between me and you, personally I was done with being adventurous since being at Summer Camp last week – snorts.
Well when sneaky mommy smartypants gets a bird up your hiney (what dad likes to call it), she doesn’t play. You know how much that woman loves Albert her Smart car. She would zip and zap all over town in it. The only down side to Albert was that he didn’t have much support in the suspension department. I know this first hoof. When mom would roll over the smallest bump, you would feel it. The small bump could be the size of a penny, you would know about it. And let’s not even talk about railroad tracks or bumps in the road. One time, I thought mom was going to literally fall into the hole – shivers – that was so scary!
And of course, the Smart car only held two humans and a pig… maybe a dog too at times. That’s why we also had Tank the Equinox. Mom used Tank when we had family outings with Nana or vacation. But being that mom was the only that drives here, the economical sense of having and maintaining two cars just didn’t make sense… so she told me when she picked me up from camp.
So this is where she got the bird up her hiney. She wanted to trade both cars into the dealership and get an awesome car that she (1) she always wanted; (2) would hold all of us anipals and Nana and (3) would financial be more beneficial to the family. So what does she do? She buys a new car.
She went to the dealership, told them what she wanted and after much paperwork and running around for titles and standing her own for what she wanted, she got what she wanted. Now do you know where I get my pig-headiness from – snorts? And of course, mom gets things while still smiling like the Southern gal she is. She was able to cash in 7 years of extended warranty that she didn’t use on Albert. She also stood firm for what she wanted for Albert. AND she was able to stand firm on what she wanted for Tank. And of course cutting back to only one car in the family, she was able to cut her insurance in half. AND, she was able to pocket some money for the offer on the vehicles. That’s the best part cause she can buy me some more Animal Crackers that Scout ate at Summer Camp 🙂
So let me introduce you to our new ride – a Jeep Patriot Latitude. Mom has named him Casper.
I know – I know Casper is white. But she says that the blue in the car reminds her of Casper’s beautiful blue eyes. Shakes piggy head. My mom is so crazy!
08/04/2015 at 1:15 pm
Oh Bacon we saw on Facebook about your Mom’s new car and I wondered what you’d think of it when you got back from camp! It’s a NICE car and you have some room to squirm around in it!
08/04/2015 at 2:22 pm
I really do cousin. I was shocked and surprised but OMP – the room in the back is ALL mine. It’s great to wallow in and I can stretch! XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2015 at 2:52 pm
A guy likes to stretch his hooves out right????
Tails Around the Ranch
08/04/2015 at 1:45 pm
Congrats on the new set of wheels. That mama of yours is so smart. Enjoy and don’t forget to buckle up!
08/04/2015 at 2:23 pm
Thanks my sweet friend. I kind of think she’s smart too. I love my new upgrade. It was getting kind of tight in the back of the Smart car for me – that’s just our little secret okay XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2015 at 2:22 pm
That looks nice. Congrats. Sounds like you have a pretty smart mom.
08/04/2015 at 2:24 pm
Thanks my friend. It’s a sweet ride indeed. XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2015 at 3:33 pm
WOOHOO !!! A wonderful new ride !!! We will all miss the ‘Albert’ tales … So Casper better get busy and keep us entertained ! 😉
08/04/2015 at 4:05 pm
Oh my friend – you know Casper will step up and have some travels. In fact, there is a trip scheduled at the end of this month… does it count that it’s a food trip far away? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
08/04/2015 at 5:08 pm
Casper looks like he be perfect for many adventures to come
08/04/2015 at 7:22 pm
Mee-you Unccle Bacon an Lady June that iss sum snazzy ride youss’ have now!!!
Wee welcomess Caspurr to yur furamillee……just fink now there can bee LOTSS of furamillee tripss!!!
***Hi-5’SS*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
08/04/2015 at 7:49 pm
That’s a pretty snazzy new ride.
08/04/2015 at 8:30 pm
Oh I do admire your Mom. I have been driving the same car since 1995 and have to get another one soon. I dread it because I know nothing about cars. Actually I ride a bicycle and get public transport a lot of the time but my son will be 16 next year and I would like something sturdy for him to learn on. Your Mom has inspired me and also I like the way she decided what she wanted and stood firm. That is what I will do too. I have no idea what I want YET. I shall have to think about it. Your Mom has made me feel excited instead of dread. ❤ ❤ ❤
08/05/2015 at 10:18 am
Oh Auntie Sharon. YOU CAN DO THIS! My mom she gets hard on financial stuff like this. She says the first step is research. Go on line and find the kind of car you want. Have in mind what it should cost. Then find a dealership for a test drive to make sure you and the car are compatible. Then it’s time to barter for a fair price. Stand FIRM here and don’t cave. Be ready to walk away. Mom has done that in the past. If they want to make the sell, they will move the world for you. Good luck – YOU CAN DO THIS. XOXO – Bacon
08/05/2015 at 7:59 pm
Thanks Bacon. You have given me courage. I will keep you posted. I have started looking online. I have no idea yet because although I will drive it, I need to choose something that is good for my son to learn to drive in. I asked my son and he says “you decide Mum”. OK.
08/06/2015 at 9:22 am
aaww – he is a good tyke Auntie Sharon. My mom says she would buy a tank for me to learn to drive – if I was driving age. I don’t get that – snorts. You will find something that sings to you. When you do, you will know that’s the one. XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2015 at 10:20 pm
Casper is a beauty! Best of luck with him. I hope you enjoy many many fun road trips.
Love and licks,
08/05/2015 at 10:19 am
aaww thanks my sweet friend. He’s fun to ride in. We took him out last night for a quick run to a local drive thru. Me and Houdini got to come along. I get the entire back and Houdini gets the back seats. It’s perfect! XOXO – Bacon
08/05/2015 at 1:28 am
Pretty wheels, Bacon!
08/05/2015 at 10:21 am
Thanks my friend. We are all loving it! XOXO – Bacon
08/05/2015 at 2:28 am
Welcome Casper! Please bring all peeps and pets of the Hotel Thompson (including Nana) only to wonderful places… have always all wheels on the road and never get a scratch on your fabulous shiny fur :o)
btw: is Casper an automatic?
08/05/2015 at 10:22 am
YES – Casper is an automatic with off roading capability. This is going to come in so handy when mommy sees sales this Christmas – snorts with piggy laughter. It is for sure a sweet ride. XOXO – Bacon
08/05/2015 at 10:28 am
we are stick-fans, but that IS SURE a brilliantargument brother… black furryday isn’t far away so we should be well prepared right?
08/05/2015 at 2:06 pm
08/05/2015 at 3:08 pm
Thanks my sweet friend. It’s awesome riding in the back of it! XOXO – Bacon