Anipal Appreciation Day

15 Feb

Welcome my friends to blogville’s first annual Anipal Appreciation Day.  Me and my Cousin Sammy have collaborated together to initiate this day every year on February 15th.  What better time to get together and share the love than the month of February.

Rules for Anipal Appreciation Day:

  1. Post your Anipal Appreciation Day blog on FEBRUARY 15, 2016.
  2. Title your blog Anipal Appreciation Day.
  3. Put the badge below on your blog post for the day.
  4. Give shout outs not only in the posting of your blog but throughout the day with the comments you may get.  There is no set number of shout out’s you are required to do – let your heart lead you.  We are *not* leaving anyone out.  If you don’t make the post on a blog, be sure to check messages and comments throughout the day that people and anipals might leave.
  5. If you can, link back your shout outs in your blogs for them to find.
  6. HAVE FUN!  This is the most important rule – have FUN and share the LOVE!

Cousin Sammy – I’ve known him for years now.  He is a great guy – a bestest friend and always willing to lend a helping paw.  He goes out of his way to make you feel loved and welcomed even though at times I know he doesn’t feel well.  And you know what?  He gets that from his humans.  And technically, he and I *may* be related somewhere down the road with his parents and my parents being second, third or fourth cousins or something.

Brother Easy – Dude!  He is funny, he is kind, he is a hoot and he has the hardest job keeping his staff in line with their own antics.  And you know what?  Any time you need something, he is always there for you with a helping paw.

Felix – Now we all know the regular guys from Fozzie’s world – Dinnermintz, Doc, Forrest, Marbles, Cleo, Jacque, Pickles and Oscar (Did I miss anyone?)  Do you know Felix?  I mean all of this clan hold a special place in our hearts here at the Hotel Thompson but Felix especially.  Why? Because Felix gave up some wool and Fozzie gave it to another person that is special in our hearts – Auntie Sharon.  Auntie Sharon then spun that beautiful wool and made Fozzie, herself and my mom a scarf to keep their necks warm in the cooler weather.  In fact, my mom calls her scarf Felix.  Cool huh?  You gotta love this bunch from down under ❤

Shoko and Kali – WOWZER!  These are the coolest cats I’ve met in Canada.  You know what is even more cool – if that’s possible?  My mom/dad have met their mom/dad in real life.  Yep nods head.  They have and they had a BLAST together. Talk about laughing until your tummy hurts.  They are all a cool bunch!

Reilly and Denny – They are an awesome duo that live in a wonderful place full of beaches, sand and the sun.  They are beyond creative in finding their adventures from trails, their backyard (minus the snakes please) to roaming the beaches looking for trinkets to keep.  I would love to hang out with these and have fun running and exploring.

Cupcake – I’ll let everyone in on a secret with something about Cupcake.  The little pooch here – Houdini – has a *thang* for Cupcake.  He loves her.  He pulls her blog up and watches her picture for hours dreaming about running, playing and watching the movie Lady and the Tramp together.  Shakes piggy head.  He has it bad.

Dante – You talk about big things coming in little sizes – this is that.  Dante is what maybe 6 pounds (kind of like Houdini) and has the biggest heart.  He is always inspiring us to be nicer – to do more – to smile and give love.  And in this day and time, we need all of the love we can share.  Right?

Little Binky – Smiling and shaking my head.  I love Little Binky and his granny.  I watch him in his backyard looking around and playing around his new house.

Sam – Did you know that Sam is part of a therapy team with his mom?  He brings smiles to patients in a hospital and hospice care.  I’m telling you my friends, Sam brings a smile to my face just reading his blog and his adventures.  He’s a friend that is always giving and giving.

Of course, the list can go on and on and on for days.  These are just ‘some’ of the people that have touched our lives here at the Hotel Thompson.  It is in no way – ALL.  In fact, throughout the day, I’m sure I will be adding more and more here and there and in the comments.  We love you ALL here in blogville.  And believe it or not, YOU have touched our lives here.  You bring smiles to our faces, you touch us when we are down, you make us laugh/snort.  We talk about you to our friends – which is hilarious to here.  Yes, YOU are a HUGE part of our lives.  Each and everyone – from being listed to those that maybe we don’t even talk to but every couple of days.  YOU inspire us.  YOU hold a special place in our heart.  We grieve with you.  We laugh with you.  We joke with you.  YOU ARE FAMILY MY FRIENDS.


Posted by on 02/15/2016 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl, Houdini


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31 responses to “Anipal Appreciation Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/15/2016 at 10:03 am

    oh you picked some fabulous furfriends brother! and yes, Cupcake is great, no wonder that Houdini loves to read her blog… and there is a lot of wisdom behind some things Cupcake shares with Blogville :o)

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:35 pm

      Yes it is brother. This has been a fantastic day shared with so many friends – mentioned in my blog and not. And Squeals!! I forget to mention my nefkitty Siddhartha Henry at He is totally a cool purr thing.
      XOXO – Bacon

  2. onespoiledcat

    02/15/2016 at 10:04 am

    HAPPY ANIPAL APPRECIATION DAY COUSIN! I do believe you can chalk this one up as a SUCCESS…….I’m reading tons of blogs with Anipal posts and that’s because of YOU YOU YOU! This will be a date that people look forward to from year to year and has given a lot of us a chance to toot the horns of our friends and their blogs too. Thanks for giving ME a shout out – I linked to you on mine………..congratulations on a SUPER idea……….and sending you and your family love because I just plain WANT TO!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:37 pm

      Back atcha cousin – Happy Anipal Appreciation Day!!! This has been overwhelming with the responses and anipals that participated – I’m really touched. It’s a wonderful day to be so appreciated by everyone in blogville and to share stories. Thank YOU for being an awesome cousin/friend. We love you! XOXO – Bacon

  3. Hailey and Zaphod

    02/15/2016 at 10:14 am

    Thanks so much for organizing this day Bacon. It is a great one!

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:37 pm

      aaww – thank YOU for participating and being part of this wonderful day my friends. We all love you! XOXO – Bacon

  4. angelswhisper2011

    02/15/2016 at 10:30 am

    Happy Anipal Appreciation Day, my dear furriend Bacon. What a wonderful event to express our feelings ❤ We don't know all of your furriends, but we are going to visit each one of them. Extra Double Pawkisses for this special occasion 🙂 ❤ ❤

  5. pilch92

    02/15/2016 at 10:39 am

    Happy Anipal Appreciation Day! Great idea of yours 🙂

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:38 pm

      aww thanks my friend. Hope your day is as great as your friendship to me. Love you my friend to the moon and back! XOXO – Bacon

  6. All Things Collie

    02/15/2016 at 11:09 am

    This was a very nice idea!

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:40 pm

      aaw thanks my friends!! Your friendship means a lot to us here at the Hotel Thompson. Thank YOU for being such a wonderful friend. XOXO – Bacon

  7. The Florida Furkids

    02/15/2016 at 11:47 am

    Happy Anipal Appreciation day! We hope to find lots of new friends today!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you my friends for participating in this wonderful day full of LOVE. XOXO – Bacon

  8. kandykid

    02/15/2016 at 12:19 pm

    Bacon, you are the greatest. Skoko and Kali send their love. Hopefully, we will get to meet you some time. It is our time to look for adventure.

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:41 pm

      Snorts and oinks! Most definitely my sweet friend – we love you to the moon and back here at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Skyler Braveheart

    02/15/2016 at 12:25 pm

    Bacon, great idea and great pawticipation! Keep those great ideas coming! Skyler

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:42 pm

      aaww blushes. Thank you my sweet friend but you know what? This date wouldn’t be complete without friends like YOU. Happy Day my sweets! XOXO – Bacon

  10. katsrus

    02/15/2016 at 2:50 pm

    Happy Anipal Appreciation Day. Sounds like some great blogs.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:47 pm

      aaw thanks my friend – there are so many wonderful anipals out there. Love you! XOXO – Bacon

  11. The Swiss Cats

    02/15/2016 at 3:35 pm

    What a pawsome idea ! That’s great to find new furriends thanks to you ! Purrs

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thank YOU my sweet friend. Friends like YOU make Anipal Appreciation so much fun. Thank YOU for being our friends. Love you! XOXO – Bacon

  12. Cupcake

    02/15/2016 at 4:17 pm

    Sweet! Lots of these pals are already our friends. We will check out the others, for sure. And thanks for the shout out!!

    Love and licks (an extra lick for Houdini),

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:50 pm

      Oh mercy me – I gave Houdini your lick. I think he wet himself. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Nylabluesmum

    02/15/2016 at 4:40 pm

    Luvley tribute to all yur furendss Unccle Bacon!!!
    Happy Anipal Day to you an Mouse Gurl an Hemi an Houdini ❤
    ***nose bumpsss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxxxx

    • Piglove

      02/15/2016 at 4:51 pm

      You too my sweets. I mentioned you in the comments section 🙂 I could never forget my favorite nefkitty – evah! XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        02/15/2016 at 5:19 pm

        Aaahhh fankss Unccle Bacon! Yur thee BEST!!!
        ~~~head rubsss~~~ neffkitty Siddhartha Henry~~~

  14. Jean Dion

    02/15/2016 at 5:09 pm

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy to join in!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  15. gentlestitches

    02/15/2016 at 8:15 pm

    What a TOTALLY wonderful idea and what fun it has been. I am permanently amazed at the powers of the blogosphere. I LOVE Felix and his fleece too. 😀 ❤


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