There I was minding my own business surfing the night to find the answers to all the questions. That’s when I saw this picture. There you go my friends. That’s the answer. What? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Okay think about it. Go back in time when you were in school and you had that math class that asked the answer. If Juan had watermelons, how many could he fit in the car. Snorts with piggy laughter. Now you get it?
Monthly Archives: July 2016
International Day of Friendship
Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Of all of the important holidays I can tell you about, today seems to be the most important in my book. It is International Day of Friendship. The world is filled with too much hate, too many wars, too much prejudice and way too many disagreements. Today, we should put all of that aside and reach out to each other and say, “Hello friend happy friendship day!”
This is just not a backyard problem or a school playground problem. This is a worldwide problem. A problem that needs to come to an end. Everyone has differences – we wouldn’t be individuals if we didn’t. But when you look down to it, we all want to be happy and what better way than to get along.
Today let’s make friends with different people, different cultures and different countries. Extend your hand – or an olive branch – and say hello friend. Say hello to your neighbor, to the stranger at the market and say hello to a person that you see everyday but you don’t even know their name. Today is the day to make a friend near and far.
To all of our friends, we at the Hotel Thompson would like to say thank you for being our friend – happy friendship day. And to those that don’t know us yet, Happy Friendship Day. May we get to know you better today and in the future!
Who will YOU say hello friend to today?
Paw Time with Houdini
Welcome my friends to my Paw Time with Houdini. Recently I received a package in the mail from France… my brother overseas Easy. He sent me a birthday present as well as Hemi here. First off I have to say a shout out to Easy and thanks for thinking of little old me here at the Hotel Thompson. You rock dude! I’ve been taking lessons on toy destruction from you and wanted to share a video of me getting one of my toys out of the package. Hope you enjoy bro and thanks!
And of course, I can’t leave today without sharing another video of Jokes with Dad. Enjoy my friends and have an awesome weekend!
Bacon’s Show and Tell
Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month. It takes everyone in blogville to have a party every month 🙂
This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting the funniest gift you have been given.
At Christmas when mom/dad were first starting to date, both sides of parents would have get together’s for dinner and presents. Around the 2nd or 3rd year of mom/dad dating, they were gathered at mom’s parents house for presents. They would pass presents around and each person would open them up while others watched. This particular Christmas had two funny gifts.
One was for mom’s mom (my Nana) that was from dad. One day dad heard Nana telling Grandpa that she absolutely loved pickles and she couldn’t get enough of them. Well, dad wanting to please her, fixed her up. He went to our local Sam’s Club and bought Nana the biggest jar of pickles he could find. One gallon of awesome dill pickles all to herself. What a guy huh?
The same Christmas, mom also got a present from daddy. She opened it up and it held nothing but band-aids and bandages of all assortment. Mom was confused at most while others wondered too what was this about. That’s when mom found the card in the box from daddy. It said, “You look as good to me as a bare ankle to a rattlesnake and I’m going to be all over you.” Various shades of red on mom’s face can not explain the embarrassment and trying to explain the box without reading the note.
Daddy is What?!
Shaking my head. Oh my friends – will I be having a new brother or sister?? Should I be excited? I saw this video and have been squealing every since. What do you think? Too soon for me to make plans? Daddy says he’s having a baby elephant because he can already see the trunk. Cool beans – I’m going to have a baby elephant as a brother!!
Spotlight Thursday – Meet Rusty
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: My name is Russet, but everyone knows me as Rusty.
Age: I was born on March 1, 2004, so I am twelve years young.
Location: Thomaston, Georgia, USA.
Web/Blog Page: https://jansfunnyfarm.blogspot.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Hey, thanks for getting me out of jail, but if I’m going to live here, would you please have the taxi driver (Jan) buy a bigger traveling crate! (She did.) Jan must have scraped off three pounds of floof and skin stuffing me into the original one.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I have actually had three forever homes. I lost my first one because my mom was elderly and I liked to rub against her legs and she was terrified one of us would get hurt. She took me to the shelter but she was prepared to take me back if no one adopted me. Jan saw my picture in the paper. I am front declawed, so she called the shelter to tell them she was on her way and to not adopt me out to anyone because I was going to be her mother’s Thanksgiving dinner! I wasn’t the meal. Jan paid my fees with their Thanksgiving dinner money because Miss Mother (I’m a polite Southern kitty!) had lost her two dog companions and was lonely. Miss Mother was elderly but in a wheelchair, so rubbing against her legs was not a problem. Then Miss Mother went away and never returned. Jan was sad and I was lonely. One day Jan brought me home and made me an official Funny Farmer.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Oh, that’s easy. I like to go outside and lounge in the yard. I was safe in the dog pen. One day Jan realized I was missing. She panicked, ran in the back door, put Merci on a leash and took out the front door to search. As she ran past the back corner of the house, there I was on the back steps, looking up and yelling for her to let me in, she’d locked me out. A few days later I went missing again. That time Jan didn’t stop to put Merci on a leash. The dog pen gates were locked, so she ran in the back door and out the front. As she ran around the side of the house, she saw me race from the flower bed next door, through an opening between the house and the pen, and start screaming at the back door she’d locked me out again. She cut off my Houdini route with a cinder block.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? There’s no mom or dad around here, just Jan. She’s ancient and poor, but she does her best to take care of all of us. When she rearranged the living room, she moved a big bookcase to the corner near a window. She put lots of books on top. I’m a big guy. I need room. I rolled over in my sleep and fell off the bookcase a few times. Guess who has the whole top of the bookcase to himself now?
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? I’m such a big guy, humans assume I’m slow and clumsy, but I’m agile and light on my feet.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Travels in the South
Thank you my friends for visiting for another edition of Travels in the South. Sometimes in our travels, dad behaves well like dad… somewhere in the neighborhood of five mom says – snorts with piggy laughter. As they recently got back from a trip to Savannah, Georgia, I was looking through some photographs on mom’s iPhone. I came across a couple that I just *had* to share. Why? Because this truly shows mom/dad’s craziness in public. You don’t believe me? Well you will – please observe exhibits A and B below. Hope you have an awesome day my friends!
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 are concentrating on salads and I present to you mom’s salad. It has a little bit of everything and mom/dad eat these several times during the week as their meal at night. Hope you enjoy it!
What you Need:
1 head of lettuce ($0.98); package of grape tomatoes ($0.99); croutons (package $1.19); shredded cheese (package $2.49); Cucumber ($0.98); sliced ham (2.49 for quarter pound); mushrooms (pack $2.49); chopped walnuts ($2.49 pack); Catalina Dressing ($1.49)
Everyone knows how to put together a salad. What’s interesting is what people put ‘in’ their salads. AND if this is what’s for dinner, you want the salad to be hearty. Mom/dad eat this salad usually 3-4 times during the week, especially here in the Summer where it’s just too hot to cook anything on the stove or in the oven.
Now mom will change it up sometimes and use chicken from the night before instead of ham, or sometimes she even puts spicy pickles in the salad. It just depends on what ingredients you have on your hand.
Mom fixes an entire bucket of salad and keeps it in the refrigerator for us at night. And yes, even I eat salad – wouldn’t you with all of these ingredients? Except mine doesn’t have ham – you know for obvious reasons but chicken night we all win.
When you think about the ingredients above averaging out for 2 people and 1 pig (snorts) over 4 nights, it only equals out to $3.90 for each dinner night. Now that’s not bad at all!
Snorts – You Are a What?!
Dear Bacon – I’m getting too old to be the party dog in the crowd. My friends are trying to have an intervention with me and took this picture. I really didn’t think I had gotten that bad but pictures don’t lie, right? Between the beer and the shots of tequila, I was out for the night. I guess it’s time for me to reach out for help. What do you suggest? Signed Boozer
Dear Boozer – You are right my little friend. Admission is the first step and you have taken that step in the right direction. There are group meetings that you can attend in your area with AAA (Anipal Alcoholic Anonymous). Make that phone call my friend and good luck with your recovery.
Dear Bacon – The big thing right now is to Netflix and chill. I’m all for it. This is me watching my favorite movie Willard. If you haven’t seen it, you must watch it. It’s amazing. And of course no movie is perfect without the snack of some cheese. What’s your favorite movie to chill? Signed Will Jr
Dear Will Jr – Well my friend. I looked up your movie. It is what shall I say intriguing for sure. My favorite movie lately is My Brother the Pig. This is also an amazing movie. And I like to watch it with snacks as well – my favorite is popcorn. You keep chilling little guy!
Dear Bacon – Cheap labor. That’s what I call this. Our human has a lawn service and dude he puts us to work for kibbles. We all have our assigned duties from leaf blower, raking and working the riding lawn mower. It’s unheard of but it does make for some interesting looks when the humans drive by. I’m hoping that one of the neighborhood ladies will take notice of our skills. What do you think – we got a chance? Signed Canine Lawn Care
Dear Canine Lawn Care – Hey, if you were in my hood, I would definitely hire you for sure my friends. However you get the job done, that’s key in my book. And once the ladies notice your working skills and the kibbles that you are bringing in, they will have to take numbers at your front door. Be safe!
Dear Bacon – Look dude, it was a spider on the ground. I don’t do spiders. Nope, not at all. And it was gigantic. There was no way I was staying on the ground with that monster. And those humans – they just walked around it like it was nothing. They are the strangest people. You afraid of those creepy crawlers too, right? Signed Spastic
Dear Spastic – Let me get this right. You are afraid of spiders but not height. That’s amazing. And what’s more amazing is that the humans are just walking by without a care not even paying you any attention. WOW. Too bad you can’t act like a bird and drop a little something if you know what I mean – snorts with piggy laughter. I do understand your arachnophobia. I myself don’t like the little pests with all of those legs either. No one blames you for that. Just be careful getting down off that limb okay bro.
Dear Bacon – Look at me – I’m a turtle. Barks! Okay maybe not a turtle. Maybe a cute little pooch. Yep that’s who I am – a cute little pooch. My human is always dressing me up different ways. I say go for it because they always give me great treats in return. Do your humans make you do anything stupid for treats? Signed Michaelangelo
Dear Michaelangelo – Once my mom put me near a carton of eggs and took my picture. She said I was the bacon and eggs in its original form. I don’t get it but mom/dad got a great laugh out of it. And like you as well – I got great treats. So hey, if it doesn’t hurt us then I say wear it with pride.
Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without *you*. Please remember to email me your letters and pictures ❤