Monthly Archives: February 2016

Daddy is Going to Be a Happy Guy

  Snorts – mommy helped out some Girl Scouts weeks ago by purchasing some cookies.  Guess what came in today?  Yep, you are right – the cookies.  Now, remember mom is trying to change her eating styles – especially after the food she shoveled ate last week.  And yes, the Thin Mints are hers.  She says that she is going to put them in the freezer because they freeze well.

We shall see how many she gets of daddy’s Peanut Butter Delights/Tagalongs or his Caramel DeLites/Samoas.  I’m licking my piggy lips just thinking about those.  I’m sure mom will freeze some of dad’s stash too.  Why should she be the only suffering – snorts with piggy laughter.

Have you supported your Girl Scout yet?


Posted by on 02/29/2016 in Bacon


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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Hello friends!  

The week has finally come to tighten up the ship and get busy.  Our visiting friends left us last Friday so last week was a bust in changing our way of eating.  Trust me – the places we visited and the food we ate was definitely out of this world.  We will be highlighting that on Wednesdays during the next month for Travels of the South.  It is so worth looking for.

So with that behind us that means this week means business.  We went to the market yesterday and got everything ready for eating clean.  Hopefully next week, we should be at a better place and the scales should be happily DOWN for a change.  Thanks for sticking with me my friends.

How did you do this past week?


Posted by on 02/29/2016 in Journey with Friends


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Are You With Me?

 hhmm – who is with me on this?  My deviled bacon side is coming out to play.  Buy these shoes, put them on and walk around the neighborhood at night when everyone is asleep.  Then the next morning, look at the front door and watch for the curious looks and neighbors that go ballistic.  Snorts with evil piggy laughter.  


Posted by on 02/28/2016 in Bacon


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K9 High Five

 I guess even K9’s can get carried away apprehending the bad guys – snorts with piggy laughter.


Posted by on 02/27/2016 in Bacon


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Tell a Fairy Tale Day –

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”



February 26th is a day that fairy tales are made of – it’s Tell a Fairy Tale Day.  Everyone loves a good fairy tale – kids, adults and animals.  It’s a great way to bond with your friends.  Pick a story or make up a story.  Either way, it’s a great time for everyone!

It’s not a requirement to start with “Once upon a time…” but it is a requirement to have a happy ending.  There’s absolutely nothing better than to the end with “and they all lived happily ever after.”

So, cozy up with your selected loved one and read a fairy tale or make up one.  You all know that the pampered pig Bacon gets a bed time story every night when his mom tucks him up. (That pig is *beyond* spoiled!)  I asked him to share one of her stories with his friends here and he said this one is his favorite. We hope you enjoy!

“Once upon a time there was a four legged hooved piggy who was adopted by a human family.  We’ve all seen Stuart Little.  A little mouse that was adopted by the Little family.  Well, this family was just about the same.  They really wanted a baby of their own but circumstances just didn’t work out.  They did the next best thing and adopted a little runt piglet that was only three weeks old.  They took Bacon home and created his own little nursery for him, catered to him and taught him how to become a little man.

As Bacon grew more and more each day and learned the ways of being a little human, he also grew more and more in his parent’s hearts.  They wanted little Bacon to do nothing more than to blossom and be happy with his life.  Bacon caught on quick to the human ways and started watching television, surfing the net on his laptop and even created his own blog.  In no time, little Bacon became a little pig star in his own right!

Bacon adjusted to life at the Hotel Thompson and caught on so well with the schedule of the Thompson clan.  He knew when it was time to eat.  He knew when it was time to take a nap.  He even knew when it was time to go to bed.  He created his own little routine before bedtime every night.

Not only was Bacon happy at the Hotel Thompson, he brought happiness to the Hotel Thompson.  Little Bacon became such a happy part in his parent’s eyes that they couldn’t even remember life without Bacon.  He filled a void that his mommy had and made her the happiest mommy in the world.  His mommy fully loved Bacon and Bacon fully his mommy.

And to this day, Bacon and his parents are living happily ever after at the Hotel Thompson.”


Posted by on 02/26/2016 in Uncategorized


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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Mark your calendars my friend.  Bacon’s Show and Tell for January is scheduled for Friday, February 26th, 2016.

This month – the job was for us anipals in finding an embarrassing picture of our humans.  Oh my friends – I think I found the topper of all embarrassing pictures – one of my daddy.

And let’s just say that I could not have planned this one even if I tried.  O.M.P.  When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it.  I snorted so loud and said, “Pig, this is the ONE”.

You see, mom/dad went to a family restroom at our local Sam’s Warehouse.  Of course, the call of nature hit both of my humans at the same time.  Mom got the grown up facility while dad was forced to use the little one… and I do mean little one.

 Now you do realize with the showing of this picture, that I may have to go into hiding or back to camp.  Then again, maybe we should all just chuckle to ourselves and not tell daddy of his embarrassing call of nature – snorts with piggy laughter.

Happy day my friends – can’t wait to see what you found on your humans 🙂 ❤



Posted by on 02/26/2016 in Bacon's Show and Tell


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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Otto

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Otto Bahn Curtis

Age:  2 years old

Location:  McMinnville, TN

Web/Blog Page:  Instagram – Otto Bahn Curtis  (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Otto that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Who are these crazy IMG_4761characters and where in the world are they taking me in this crazy contraption?!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  The day Dad let me sleep in his recliner without asking me to get off.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I gather that chewing through phone cords is a big nono.  That, and farting when cuddling.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom, she lets me get away with anything.  Dad plays the bad cop, but he knows who’s boss in the end.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That it was me who farted. *side eyes Dad*


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Otto – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

Posted by on 02/25/2016 in Spotlight Thursday


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Journey to Israel – Part IV

Welcome my friends to our final Journey to Israel.  There have been so many things to share and it was so hard to pick just a few choice pictures of exploring.  Today I’m going to highlight some of the sites we saw and some of the wonderful food we tasted.   (If you missed any of the previous Journey to Israel postings – check them out here – Week 1Week 2 and Week 3

From left to right –

King David Tower in the Old City and View from Herodium





Posted by on 02/24/2016 in Travels Around the World


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Shopping Around the World

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!

This month we have a suggestion from my brother Easy.  This month we are highlighting PASTA – what is your favorite PASTA dish?  How do you make it?  What kind of noodles do you use?  What is in your PASTA?  There is no limit count on ingredients – Share your recipe and picture!

I’m going to let mom take care of this recipe this month – she mumbled something to me about not being around while she cooked it.  So we all know what that means.  It must contain P.O.R.K.  Snorts with piggy laughter – take it away mom.

One of our favorite pasta dishes to make here at the Hotel Thompson involves Cavatappi pasta – which translated from Italian means corkscrew.  As you can see by looking at the shape of the pasta – it does have the twisted look.

So we take a box of Cavatappi and put it on to boil in a pan (a box of Cavatappi is $1.00 for the entire box and that’s a lot of food!).  In doing this so we add salt to the water and a little oil so the pasta doesn’t stick.  Now some peeps will argue about the oil and the salt – you do what you think is best.  Here I prefer to do this.  While the pasta is boiling, you are going to fix the base of the pasta.

In a skillet you are going to add some thick cut chunked pancetta – which is an Italian bacon made from the pork belly that is salt cured and seasoned.  If you don’t have pancetta, regular chopped up bacon or chunks of leftover ham will do.  Cook it until brown.  (Pancetta can be a little pricey – we always keep some in the freezer.  We usually will get two pounds at a time at $10.99 per pound.  For this recipe, we will use an entire pound – $10.99)

When finished, add some chopped tomatoes, pepper, a few pepper flakes and oregano (or any other seasonings you want) to the party.  (Seasonings are something we usually keep on hand and tomatoes run us $0.99 a pound – a pound for this recipe).  Let this all marry together and by this time, your pasta should be al dente.  Drain your pasta and add it straight to your skillet.  Mix all of these ingredients together and let simmer for about 5 minutes.  Right before serving, top with freshly grated parmasean cheese (we also keep this on hand and it ranges $4.99 for a pound – use as much as you want)

Total cost for the meal is around $14.00 and this meal will last us several nights for the two of us.  In the long run, the price far outweighs the servings.


Posted by on 02/24/2016 in Shopping Around the World


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One Final Concert – Who Would You Pick?

 Okay friends – this is going to be hard but if you could bring back ONE person for a final concert, who would it be?  My mom/dad picked the same person although it was a tight call between three.  You see daddy LOVES him some Freddie Mercury – who does’t like Bohemian Rhapsody huh?  Even my mom belts that song out in the car when it comes on the radio.  And everyone has to agree that Michael Jackson knew how to rock.  But our winner here at the Hotel Thompson was Elvis Presley.  Mom said it was something about those eyes and hips.  I don’t get it.

So who would YOU bring back for one final concert?


Posted by on 02/23/2016 in Bacon


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