Monthly Archives: March 2016
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 new series!
Age: 12 1/2
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Web/Blog Page: lexitheschnauzer (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Lexi that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Holy Cow, what’s that big dog doing with them?
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I was so little, only 8 weeks old, and the first time I had ever been away from the only family I knew, including my doggie mommy and siblings. It was a bit scary at first, especially having to jump under chairs to avoid being flattened by the big, playful GSD. Then, an inspiration hit! I pulled all the dog towels into the middle of the room, piled all the dog toys on top of them, and climbed aboard, claiming everything for ME. That’s the point I knew this was MY home!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Hmm, there was the third pair of Mom’s flip flops that I chewed up in the same summer. She was furious, but really, how many did I have to chew up before she learned? Or maybe the time I caught a baby bird and Mom chased me the entire way around the outside of our house screaming for me to drop it. When she finally caught me the bird was dead and Mommy cried. Or maybe it was the time I got up on the kitchen table while everyone was gone and ate an entire bowl of red cherries. Mom made me vomit when she came home. Yep, pick one.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I would say Mommy, because we have always been together, through everything, and I know she probably loves me best. But I have to say Daddy, because when Mom doesn’t take me to work, I am able to control his day from his home office. Stop what you are doing and…let me out, let me in, give me a treat, pay attention to me, let me out again, let me in again, give me lots more treats, it’s go to the mailbox (GTM) time, more treat time, etc. It’s so much fun, I can’t imagine why Daddy begs Mom to take me to work with her.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? That I’m sweet, BOL! When people say that, Mom just rolls her eyes.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Lexi – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. We have been talking about our visit with our great friends Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats. If you have missed the previous editions, please check them out here: Red Lobster; Fogo de Chao; Stately Oaks; Spa Day.
Have you been having fun enjoying our visit together? We had so much fun visiting and we hope that fun is showing through our weekly postings. Today, we are going to share a tour that we went on at the World of Coca-Cola right here in Atlanta, Georgia.
Can you believe that mom/dad grew up here in the south and had never been to this facility and tour? Shakes piggy head. It takes visitors to visit all of our local places. So funny!
And check out the picture to the left of the entrance to the World of Coca-Cola. That’s a giant top of a coke bottle that is on the outside. we thought that was totally cool.
After the tickets were purchases, mom and Jean kind of got side-tracked. They saw one of the trash
receptacles that I do believe Jean wanted to take home with her to put in her garden. Snorts with piggy laughter. It is kind of neat huh?
Now with the admission of the facility, you really do get a lot of “bonuses”. For instance, as soon as you pay admission and go into the waiting room for the tour, you get free coke (diet, regular, sprite or coke zero).
Now that is so totally cool. These freebies were in aluminum type bottles – even more neat.
Once the tour starts, you enter into the ‘loft’ area of the building. This houses history items of Coca-Cola throughout the ages. Funny story – while we were waiting for the young man to begin his speech in the loft area, Jean opened her free coke – you know the ones we got when coming on the tour. Unfortunately when she opened her bottle, it spewed all over a man in front of us. Lowers head – we were so embarrassed. Of course, we all apologized profusely and began talking to the man and his family. They were visiting all the way from Saudi Arabia – can you believe that?
Do you recognize some of these older advertisements with Coke? There are signs in the loft area from all over the world that advertises Coke. Some we had seen and some we had no idea about. It was so totally cool to see these.
And do you remember the advertising with the Coca-Cola polar bear? Do you know the history of the bear? The polar bear first debuted in a Coca‑Cola advertisement in France in 1922.
And you ask yourself – why a polar bear? It was to let people know that even if the weather was cool outside, coke was still the right choice in their drinking delight. Did you know that?
After a short speech from a Coca-Cola associate in the loft, then you go into one of the theaters where you see a short movie on Moments of Happiness. After this movie, it’s on to the Vault of the Secret Formula. Bring it on my friends – we are here to find it. I’m leaving you today with some assorted pictures from the vault. And then next week, I will continue with the tour.
Hope you enjoyed it my friends!
This month we are highlighting appetizers or snacks.
This gives us so many choices to pick from and it was really hard for us to pick one. But after I thought long and hard about it, I had to go with dad’s crack. Snorts – no not that kind of crack. Dad actually has a snack treat that we call crack. Why crack? Because he can’t keep his hands out of the container when mom fixes it – snorts with piggy laughter. And when mom makes this, she fixes a whole bunch because it goes fast. You can use it as a snack or bring it to a party. So now, all of you can fix it and get hooked to on it. Enjoy my friends.
1 bag of short pretzels (dad prefers these but you can use any kind of pretzel you want). For a bag of pretzels, we pay $1.29
2 bags of peanut butter morsels. You find these on the baking aisle. We paid $1.50 for each bag on this shopping trip.
2 boxes of movie theater sized Reeses Pieces (you know the kind they showed in the movie E.T – ha) These were $1.00 each in the store
Optional – a bag of toasted coconut. Sometimes dad likes this and other times he doesn’t. A bag of coconut costs $2.49 in the store.
Now, first up. If you are going to do the coconut you need to do this first. Put the coconut on a tray and stick it in the oven. Mom puts it under the broiler for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it because it will burn quickly. Toast the coconut and then set it aside to cool.
While your coconut is cooling, get a BIG bowl. Yep the bigger the better in this case. Pour in your entire bag of pretzels followed by your Reeses Pieces and peanut butter morsels. When your coconut is cool, throw it into the party as well. Then stir everything together and make sure it is nicely mingled. Mom then packages the crack into individual containers for dad’s destruction.
So you see, it’s an easy snack that goes a long way and peeps love it! The final cost for this snack is less than $9.00 (with coconut) and that should last either a couple of weeks, one night at a party or two days with dad – snorts. And never fear, if you don’t like peanut butter, just substitute items for what you do love. For example any kind of chocolate candy and any kind of baking morsels. Happy crack my friends.
You have got to be kidding me. Those were the exact words I told mom and dad this past weekend when I saw this picture. Are you asking yourself what is this fried delicacy here in the south? Before you get to licking your lips too quickly, remember me? You know the cute little piggy that blogs okay.
This southern delicacy is – are you ready – fried bacon… literally. Fried Bacon. I’ll give you a minute to wrap your mind around that. Now quit looking at me like that. I’m not that type of bacon… you know food. Snorts. I’m the cute wiggly my tail and blog kind of pig.
Now have you ever had this? Of course you know my dad jumped right in and started stuffing his mouth with it. He says that it was pig heaven. Rolls my piggy eyes. Yep that would be my daddy. The monster. Snorts with piggy laughter.
Dear Bacon – What can I say? The ladies love me. And you know what? I love them too. They flock to me and we hang out all of the time. Do you have a following like this? Signed Chick Magnet
Dear Chick Magnet – You do have the talent my friend. That’s a lot of chicks chasing you. There is no way I could please that many at one time I’m more of a one piggy kind of man.
Dear Bacon – Bullies suck. I was at the watering hole and a bunch of teenagers were picking on me calling me twerp and ugly. How could they say I’m ugly? Do I look ugly to you? I came home and cried to my mom. She told me that one day I would grow up to be bigger than them and then we should see who is ugly. Have you ever been bullied? Signed Rhino
Dear Rhino – Dude you are so not ugly or a twerp as they called you. Bullies like to push us around because they have nothing else to do in their lives. Yes I have been there my friend. It is better to turn and walk away knowing that you are more classier than their childish behavior.
Dear Bacon – Oh my goodness! I get it now why these humans play these video games. Dude, they are so totally awesome. I wait until my humans leave for work and then I play for hours. They never know and think their ranking is all by their doing – purrs! If you get a chance, you must play this game. Signed Mario Cart
Dear Mario Cart – That does look like fun my friend. I believe dad has a gaming system around here. I must find it and play. Thanks for the tip. Happy carting!
Dear Bacon – Sometimes you have days that you just don’t make it too far into the house betore you pass out. This was one of those days. I was just dead tired from chasing the mailman all day. You ever have one of those days? Signed Bluejean Bandit
Dear Bluejean Bandit – Yes. I’ve had those days. So has my human mom. Usually they are followed by a glass of wine – snorts. Get some rest my friend because tomorrow is another day!
REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send me your letters and pictures to my email address.
There we were this past weekend, errands were taken care of and mom and dad finally were resting in the living room. There wasn’t anything “good” on television so they decided to watch the cartoon channel. Yes I’m glad to report that they are not that old yet – snorts with piggy laughter.
So they were watching their cartoons, laughing and acting like two year olds. They started talking about Saturday morning cartoons and what they used to watch on television. That made us all think. What were some of your favorite cartoons while you were growing up?
Mom and dads were: Scooby Doo (mom still loves this show today), the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, Thundercats, the Looney Tunes, the Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear, Jonny Quest, Speed Racer, Hong Kong Phooey and Jabber Jaw.
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!
Another week of maintaining. I’m good with that. Of course I would like to be down – who wouldn’t, right? But baby steps win the game in the long run. I hope LOL.
Things have been trying to get back to normal here at the Hotel Thompson. I think we all finally got to say goodbye to the flu last week. Thank goodness for that. We are all tired of being sick – trust me on that. Now we are fighting the pollen levels. This is one of the great things here on the south – not. Pollen in the spring kills us all. We walk around not being able to breathe, watery eyes, sneezing and wheezing. One day last week, the pollen level hit over 3,700! I didn’t think we would survive the day. Do you fight the pollen in your area? How are y’all doing my friends?
Sometimes we just need a good chuckle, a great laugh – something that starts in your belly and makes your snort. With that in mind, let me see if I can make you laugh, snort or pee on yourself just a tad little bit – snorts with piggy laughter.
Are you ready? Okay – here they come. 🙂 ❤
- Did you hear about the pig who opened a pawn shop? He called it “Ham Hocks”.
- Did you hear about the piglets who wanted to do something special for Mother’s Day? What did they do? They threw a sowprize party.
- Why did the spotted pigs run away? They thought the traveling salesman told the farmer to put his name on the dotted swine.
- What’s that pig doing in the middle of the road with a red light on its head? Didn’t you tell me to put out a stop swine?
- Why did the pig run away from the pig sty? He felt the other pigs were taking him for grunted.
- Two pigs robbed a bank. Why were they caught so quickly? They squealed on each other.
- How does a mama pig put her piglets to sleep? She reads them pig tales.
- What was the name of the hog who was knighted by Sir Arthur? Sir Lunchalot
- Farmer asked the pigs, “Who raided my vegetable patch?” Piglet says,“Beets me.”
- What is a pigs favorite ballet? Swine Lake
- What do pigs drive? Pig-up trucks.