There I was last night all cuddled up in my Egyptian cotton sheet on my toddler bed in my bedroom. I was writing some stories and doing research for my 31 Days of Spook – which I hope you are enjoying. Someone sent me a video about selfies. I opened it and watched the video. Oh.my.piggy.heavens. Are you kidding me?! I peed on my bed. I can admit it. It scared me that much. You don’t believe me? Well, why don’t you watch the attached video in its entirety. It’s relatively short. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though – it’s not for the weak. Maybe you’ll think about it the next time you take a selfie.
Barks! Well friends there was a lot going on here at the Hotel Thompson this week. Let me run them down for you –
First – mom weighed in last weekend. She is down a whopping 12 pounds! She weighs in again tomorrow. I’m hoping that the scales are still going in the right direction for her – DOWN. Isn’t that awesome? And she hasn’t lost her temper and beat dad up for some chocolate yet. That’s a lot in itself – barks!
Second – I have my monthly groomers appointment tomorrow. I’m excited on one paw but upset on the other paw. You see, mom wants me to be all pretty and everything – that’s a given. But she also wants me pretty because next weekend is the dreaded yearly shots. Can you believe it’s been a year already? You know what the vets visit means? I better get extra treats because I’m going to be violated. That’s what that means. Pouts.
Third – Bacon has been really pounding his keyboard on his laptop this month in getting his 31 Days of Spook out. We all hope that you are really enjoying his blog postings. He has worked hard on them. The other night – he even scared himself. It was hilarious! And I’m not sure if you have noticed, but me and the pig have a journal on line now that we are keeping. Thanks to our good friends Easy and his Staff, they got us started here. We hope that you visit it and read about the inside makings at the Hotel Thompson.
And lastly, I got in trouble this week here at the Hotel Thompson. Can you believe that? Me in trouble? You see, I was sleeping with mommy on her chaise. Mouse Girl climbed up on daddy and wanted some loving. Let’s just say it didn’t go well from there. But that Bacon – he videotaped it all. Busted I was! Hope you enjoy the video. I guess mom was right to put my t-shirt on that day that said, “It’s all about ME!”
Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well. Happy weekend!
Mom and dad take a vacation usually every year in historic Savannah, Georgia, I thought today I would focus on a wonderful cemetery in Savannah. Mom/dad have been here often and walked among the graves and tombstones… and perhaps some living and unliving. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
The cemetery I’m focusing on today is the Colonial Park Cemetery. It was established in 1750 and has been restored. It is located at the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets in Savannah, Georgia. What an amazing archway they have to enter into the cemetery. This cemetery is amazing – so mom/dad says – snorts. I wouldn’t know first hoove but mom/dad did give me a lot of information by phone last night.
There are over 10,000 people buried here; however, there are only around 1,000 grave markers. Many people were buried in mass graves, others have had their grave markers knocked over and/or destroyed. The cemetery was actually closed for new burials before the Civil War and there are no confederate soldiers buried; however, the war did leave a mark. Federal troops took over the cemetery grounds during their occupation in Savannah. Many of the graves were looted and desecrated. It’s said that a lot of the union soldiers changed the dates on many of the headstones. Some dates look like the persons died before they were even born! Can you imagine with a lot of this information why some people are not having their final rest in peace? I’m sure some are still looking for their grave markers wanting to be remembered. Others are perhaps upset over the desecration of their headstones. It makes you wonder really who is walking beside you that you can’t see while you are visiting.
This cemetery closes at dark and there’s a good reason. Savannah has many Voodoo practitioners still living in and around the area. Before the cemetery started closing at night, it wasn’t uncommon for early morning visitors to find remnants of Voodoo rituals from the night before. Sometimes the soil from the graves was used in rituals and sometimes graves were raided in order to obtain human bones.
And, we can’t forget the story of Rene Asche Rondolier. He’s one of the most famous ghosts of Colonial Park Cemetery. Rondolier was a disfigured orphan who was said to call Colonial Park Cemetery his home in the early 1800’s. He was accused of murdering two young girls and their bodies were found in the cemetery. Rondolier was dragged to a nearby swamp, lynched and left for dead. More dead bodies turned up in the cemetery in the days that followed. The people in the town were convinced it was Rondolier’s ghost. Some even say that the cemetery is Rondolier’s playground.
Shivers! If that’s not enough to make you jump at things that go bump in the night! I’ll leave this cemetery for mom/dad to explore.
Oh, and before I go. I want to share something I found on YouTube on the Colonial Park Cemetery. A family was actually on vacation and caught something on camera. Their video made it on the news and is kind of intriguing. Here is the news clip from what they caught. Do you believe? What do you think now?