Daily Archives: 12/08/2015
A couple of weeks ago, I gave mom/dad a list of things I just needed to send off this year for Christmas around the world. Now, mom looked at the list and just dreaded it because the woman *hates* shopping. Can you believe that my friends? A woman that *hates* shopping? Rolls piggy eyes – I know unheard of. Now on the other hoof, dad LOVES shopping. He can’t get enough of it. In fact, personally I think he was a woman in a previous life – I’m just saying.
But daddy had this bright idea to come over him Sunday morning. He said to mom, “You know, I bet the post office won’t be busy today. Let’s go play Santa and Mrs. Claus and mail everything off.” You know friends that this is not going to end well, right?
So mom went through all of the shopping bags, made out all of her Christmas cards that she could remember and started bagging things up. Of course, us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson tried to help. So friends, if you get a card or a package from us and it has some anipal fur in it, you my friends just got a bonus – snorts with piggy laughter. Now you need to figure out which one of us it came from because we were all trying to help mom out. She might of gotten a little frustrated to say the least in our attempts to help.
This picture here to the right is one of the many bags that was loaded up in the Jeep for transport to the main post office that is open on Sundays. You see, last Sunday mom/dad went there to get some customs declarations and there was no one in line. Thus that is why daddy thought no one would be there this week.
Let me tell you something my friends, daddy was wrong…
as usual. The post office was packed! There were 23 people in front of us and ONE teller. Yep 23 people – mom counted them. So they stood in line…and stood…and moved slightly…and then stood some more.
Finally mom had to walk because her back was hurting. She went outside and came back in laughing. Of course, daddy hadn’t moved that much in line.
He asked mom why she was laughing. She told him and I have to admit that it was hilarious. What was it? Okay outside of the post office there are several signs that fully enforces “Do not back into parking spaces.” The post office is really strict about this rule. Mom is standing outside, sees the sign and looks around the parking lot. That’s when she sees it and starts laughing… of course all the while whipping her camera out to take pictures of course.
On the other side of the sign is the car that is what – backed into a parking space. Oh dear Lord no. We better call the postal police on this situation STAT. What? Oh yeah – hits piggy forehead – *THAT* is the postal police backed into a parking space. What was I thinking? Talk about setting the example by leadership huh? Mom told this to daddy and he was just laughing up a storm. Why is that some people don’t have to follow the rules huh?
And we all know my daddy. He really doesn’t have a serious bone in his entire body. Maybe that is how he stays so young – acting his shoe size? There mom/dad are standing in the slow line progressing closer and closer to the one teller. Daddy gets this grin on his face, looks at mom and says whose envelope is this? Mom looks and tells daddy.
Daddy then says, take my picture. Mom says okay and clicks away. Daddy then tells mommy, “You can tell Fozzie I touched her package”.
Shaking piggy head. I told you my friends – he acts his shoe size!
Dear Bacon – We are all trying to do everything we can this time of the year to make more money for Christmas. I’m working on chaperoning humans around that kind of party too much. Hey, it’s just one of those things of giving and caring you know. And don’t worry. Those that I pick up don’t remember me driving them anywhere let alone the money I take out of their wallet – barks! Signed Duber
Dear Duber – Dude that is an awesome service. And you are right, no one will remember the great service that you are rendering. Stay safe my pal and drive between the lines!
Dear Bacon – It’s going to get cold soon in these parts. I gotta make sure we have enough wood for the fireplace to keep the house nice and toasty. When the humans go to work, so do I! But don’t worry, safety first with this ax. Signed Lineman of the County
Dear Lineman of the County – AWESOME! Bravo – bravo – bravo my friend. That is some thinking of ahead to make sure you stay warm. And if the humans stay warm – that means you get more play time and treats. That is a most excellent idea.
P.S. You know where I can get some of those boots in a pig size 3?
Dear Bacon – Talk about a hart day. I’m telling you beautiful life is so hard some days keeping up with all of the activities this time of the year. There’s the hairballs to fuss up. There’s the dogs to keep in line. There’s the hiding from the yearly Christmas card that goes out. There’s the singing at midnight to be scheduled. There’s the pouncing on the keyboards when the humans want computer time. Sigh – see – it’s a hard life being this good. I just want to kick back in my recliner at the end of the day with a glass of wine. How do you keep your sanity? Signed Kitty Pinot Noir
Dear Kitty Pinot Noir – WOW – You make happiness look so good my little purr friend. When you put everything down the way you did, your life is active. I myself try to take many, MANY naps during the day. This keeps me sprite and ready for mom when she returns home at the end of the day from her worky place. Cause we all know that when the homes get home, it’s game time!
Dear Bacon – It’s that time of the year! Finally all of the great movies come on television that scream HOLIDAYS. This is me from over the weekend. I looked at the television guide that morning and saw that my movie of the season was coming on that night. Got in my jammies, took out my contacts and had the popcorn ready for my netflix and chill – HOME ALONE. Dude, can that Kevin scream or what? I absolutely love that movie. It just shouts Merry Christmas!! Signed Dog Alone
Dear Dog Alone – OMP! That’s one of my mom’s favorites too. She says it’s not Christmas time until she watches that movie on television. What a coincidence you two have. I say go for it my friend and make the holidays happen for you. I myself love to watch Rudolph every year. That is my Christmas show to start the season. Enjoy and be safe!
REMEMBER my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send me your letters and pictures to my email. Thanks!