Guess What Started Yesterday?

07 Jul

The running of the bulls!

WOW – Can you believe it’s already that time of the year again.  Starting yesterday and running through July 14th, starts the Running of the Bulls. Really? People really put their lives in jeopardy to run through the streets of Pamplona, Spain chased by B.U.L.L.S with HORNS. I gotta ask. Are you crazy?! This is not only for one day but it is a annual festival that starts today.

I understand it is a tradition. The first thing they do is take a statue of San Fermin and parade it through Pamplona. This saint is believed to ‘protect’ the runners as they are being chased by the mean bulls. And, it really did look festive on television. They even had musicians playing and singing. And they had people standing on balconies throughout the streets that watched the bulls chasing the humans. Now, I enjoyed the music, the singing and I could even watch.

But, this little pig doesn’t run that fast to participate in the running FROM the bulls – snorts. I would be a nice little snack for them. Shivers. And the actual bull run lasts about four minutes – but still I don’t think this oinker would have a chance.

So instead of ‘running’ from the bulls, I thought I would do it ‘my’ way 🙂

A couple of years ago, I started my own “Running of the Bulls.”  I carried my king size Egyptian cotton sheet from the bedroom into the front room. At times, mommy would hold it for me so I could run through it. You know, like she was fighting a ‘bull’ per say. She would call me a pigatador – snorts. It was fun and kept me busy for some time. Even daddy got into the game playing and would hold it up for me.

It was really fun. I’m not sure who it wore out faster – me, mommy or daddy. Even Hemi, the purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson, got into the action and would run through it. What can I say – we are so easily entertained!

This year, I think we are taking some of this fun out in my magical back yard.  If you see us out there, we are just practicing… nothing to fear yet – evil snorts!


Posted by on 07/07/2016 in Bacon


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16 responses to “Guess What Started Yesterday?

  1. CarolMaeWY

    07/07/2016 at 1:11 pm

    OMP! BOL!

  2. The Canadian Cats

    07/07/2016 at 1:38 pm

    haha…what is the running at the sheet called….*Running of the Bacon?* MOL


    • Piglove

      07/07/2016 at 2:15 pm

      Yes – snorts with piggy laughter. It’s a great game for sure! I love my sheet. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Daddy washed it today and I wouldn’t settle until it came out of the dryer – snorts 🙂

  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/07/2016 at 5:33 pm

    Ole. That’s just brilliant, Bacon! Such a clever piggie.

    • Piglove

      07/08/2016 at 11:17 am

      aaww piggy blushes. Thank you my sweet friend. I have a lot of time on my hooves during the day while mommy is at work. It’s always interesting to see what I can find to entertain myself. Snorts! XOXO – Bacon

  4. gentlestitches

    07/07/2016 at 5:58 pm

    You would look dashing in one of those little black hats! 😄

    • Piglove

      07/08/2016 at 11:17 am

      squeals!! I gotta have! I’m off to find one and use dad’s credit card – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Fozziemum

    07/07/2016 at 11:32 pm

    You go for it Bacon..personally i love it when the bulls trample someone or give them a good jab..nasty old tradition..we could do with some new and more refined traditions i about the running of the politicians..;) Loves Fozziemum xx

    • Piglove

      07/08/2016 at 11:19 am

      oh squeals! Now you are talking my sweet friend. Running of the politicians. Now that would be something I could watch for sure and have a great time seeing – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

    • gentlestitches

      07/08/2016 at 10:04 pm

      How about the running over of the politicians.? BWA HAAA HAAA😩

      • Piglove

        07/11/2016 at 10:00 am

        ooohhh snorts!! Now that could be amusing… and fun for sure. XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        07/22/2016 at 2:07 am

        Oh now that i can get on board with my sweet friend 🙂 xxx

  6. easyweimaraner

    07/08/2016 at 2:12 am

    you are a super pigatador… and I hope the girls will throw with melon-roses or strawberries :o)

    • Piglove

      07/08/2016 at 11:19 am

      ooohhh squeals – that’s what I’m talking about brother! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    07/08/2016 at 11:22 am

    have never understood the point of running with the bulls – Darwinism at work I guess

    • Piglove

      07/08/2016 at 11:23 am

      Exactly! Mom says she only enjoys this little piggy’s running of the bulls… down the hall, in the kitchen and in my bedroom with my Egyptian size blankie. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon


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