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My friends – if you would like to be highlighted on my Spotlight Thursday, please send me an email to bacon.thompson@gmail.com

 

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2016 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Adventures with Mom/Dad

Hello my friends.  If you have been following my blog for any length of time, then you know that my mom/dad are crae-crae, crazy, over the top, not swimming with both oars or shall we say can not go out into public without getting into trouble.  You understand where I’m coming from?

This weekend was no exception.  I’m telling you, mom/dad left to their own devices not under anipal care, can be committed somewhere with matching white jackets that tie in the back.  At this point, you are probably asking yourself well what the heck did they do this time?

Dad had been telling mom all week that Saturday night, he was taking her somewhere special, somewhere with pizzazz with great food and that the place was very popular.  Come Saturday night, mom donned some special clothes and met dad in the front room.  Dad told her, “Honey you are way overdressed.”  So mom went and put on some jeans and a t-shirt.  That’s when she started thinking what kind of “nice” place was this restaurant.

They get into the Jeep and dad gives mom instructions.  That’s when… give me a moment to snort with piggy laughter… they arrived at the special restaurant with pizzazz – the local Sam’s Warehouse.  OMP – mom busted out laughing so hard and was thankful she changed clothes for this special outing.

Mom/dad entered the warehouse and had the person at the door check their membership.  That’s when dad told the greeter that he needed a table for two.  Mom just shook her head and laughed.

So mom/dad find the best seat in the house and decide what they want for dinner.  They chose pizza – astonishing huh?  But not just any pizza.  Dad referred to it as the best pizza this south of Atlanta.  And the picture really does not do it justice.  That one pizza slice is as big as a regular paper plate – or fine china as daddy called it that night.  So, two slices of pizza and two drinks for an astonishing $4.00 date night. Can you beat that?  Snorts with piggy laughter.  So, the next time you are at your local Sam’s Club, check out the amazing pizza… not that I would know personally because mom/dad didn’t bring me home a piggy bag.

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2016 in Bacon, Mom/Dad's Food Porn

 

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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 sweet friends.  How did you do last week in your Journey of Life?  I am still battling my flare up but it does seem to be getting better.  I even tried to walk a bit more than last week which was awesome – slow but awesome.  I ended last week with 6.68 miles.  It helped that one day I went to our local mall and walked the entire downstairs and upstairs looking for new nose rings.  I was lucky and found some that I really liked.  But you know, they just don’t make a huge variety of them.  And yes, I got up the nerve Friday night and actually changed my nose ring out for the first time.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  Yay for that!  And this week food wise is looking good.  I have our meal plans worked out which should help me getting home from work at night.

So friends – how did you do?

 

Miles Walked Since 06/13/2016:  52.21 miles

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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National Parent’s Day

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Today, July 24th, is National Parents Day.  Everyone has a parent – 🙂  Today is a special day to honor your mother and father – biological or adopted.  I know Bacon appreciates the time he spent with his biological mother and father.  If it wasn’t for them, he wouldn’t have the great parents he has today.  Bacon’s biological parents wished nothing but the best for him and I think he has it here at the Hotel Thompson with his human mom/dad.

All of us here at the Hotel Thompson are all very lucky to have mom/dad.  There’s so much love!

Today, National Parents Day, brings the real meaning of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Spend some time with your parents doing something fun and most important showing them how much they are loved and appreciated.

And did you know that this day was made official in 1994 by President Bill Clinton who proclaimed that the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents Day!

 
 

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Grandparents 

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Posted by on 07/23/2016 in Bacon

 

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Shopping Around the World – Reminder

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!

Since it is summer in most places and do I dare say hot, let’s concentrate on those easy meals.  When one says they made a salad for dinner, we are always amazed at what they put into their salads.  So this month – ‘salads’ is the key ingredient.  Keep in mind that salads can be tossed, Cesar, macaroni, turkey, chicken – the list is endless.  Share with us what is your favorite salad is along with the prices and pictures can.

Meet back here on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 to share recipes, pictures and prices!

 
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Posted by on 07/22/2016 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Paw Time with Houdini


Hey my friends – how was your week?  This week has been long and I’m really looking forward to mommy being home this weekend.  Now, if only there would be cooler weather – we would all be set.  You are probably looking at this picture and saying, “What in the world?!”

You see, mom gets these ideas in her head that when she needs (not wants – barks) something, she has to have it.  Is your mom like that?  Mom has been sitting on the sofa in the evenings because of her flare up.  She kept complaining to dad that they needed ottoman to put their feet up on.  So finally, she was like that’s it!  We are buying an ottoman.  She then told daddy to be ready in 10 minutes.  See, she’s like that.  Dad calls her high strung but he still loves her.  I’m not sure what that means.

So they left me in the house with the devil cat Hemi and Bacon and off they went.  About an hour went by and they came home.  Mom was all giggly and happy.  Daddy was lugging this gigantic ottoman in the house.  This is me trying out the ottoman.  I think it passes my comfort test.  What do you think?

And it’s a cool ottoman too.  It has a top and a bottom.  You can turn the top over and you have like a hard spot to eat off of place your drink or play a game – whatever you want to do.  AND it also has a great storage place.

And you know mom.  She’s a deal maker.  She got it 70% off at our local Ashley’s Furniture which we can’t say enough nice things about.  Way to go Mom!

Now I leave you my friends with Jokes from Daddy.  Enjoy and have an awesome weekend!

 

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National Junk Food Day

 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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I think this is a day that we *all* have been looking forward to all year long – National Junk Food Day.  Today, July 21st, we can eat all of the junk we want – hopefully without calories!  Today being National Junk Food Day gives us a chance to eat anything and everything we can put our greedy little hands/paws/hooves on and not feel one bit of guilt.  Potato chips, dips, Cheetos, pretzels, ice cream, nuts, french fries, milkshakes, pizza – what’s your pleasure for today?

Personally, I think today is going to be a race here at the Hotel Thompson to see who can eat more junk food – Bacon or his daddy… oh and don’t think Bacon’s mom won’t participate.  She’s been doing that four lettered bad word – DIEt – I’m sure she will enjoy her own as well!

 
 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Cupcake

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:  Cupcake

Age:  9 – but I’ve heard 9 is the new 5

Location:  New Jersey

Web/Blog Page:  Cupcake

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  When Mom walked by my cage, I was saying the word, “Please. Please. Please. Please….” The first 82 times, she didn’t hear me, but then finally, MAGICALLY – she did, and she said, “This is the one! This is my new dog!”

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After living on the street and in a shelter for the first few years of my life, the night Mom brought me home and I popped onto the couch, and she laughed at me and hugged me, I knew that cuddly place was the perfect home for me.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   One morning, when I first came here, Mom forgot to push in her chair, when she got up to get something from the kitchen. I hopped onto her chair, climbed onto the table, and TOOK HER MEDICINE. It was delicious. It was less delicious a few minutes later when ASPCA Poison Control told her how to induce vomiting. My advice: If you’re lucky enough to get on the table, skip the pills and go straight for the scrambled eggs.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I don’t have a dad, so Mom is wrapped double-strength around my paws. I can tell because whenever I turn my big brown eyes on her and stare with that blank look I have, treats and snuggles come my way. She thinks I’m irresistible!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People think I am tortured when Mom dresses me up. You know – because I’m a dog and dogs are…. well…. dogs. But the truth is that like my friend Houdini I LOVE dressing up! When Mom puts a dress on me, I know that means something fun is about to happen – we’re going somewhere, getting company, or doing something special. So bring on the tutus, bandanas, sundresses, and sweaters because this girl is ready to party.



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

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Here’s Your Chance My Friends

It’s that time of the year my friends.  The time that I start working on my 31 Days of Spook for October .  Every day in October , I will highlight everything spooky, things that go bump in the night, the “boo’s” that yell at you and I will ask you intriguing questions that keep you on the edge of your seat.   I hope that you enjoy it as much this year as you have in the past.  It takes a lot of time to work on so that’s why I need to start now.

I’m taking submissions for stories (true or not) that you have experienced.  Perhaps there is something spooky about an area in your town.  A supposed haunted house or spooky cemetery.  A legend that is known in your area.

I f you would like to be highlighted during my 31 Days of Spook, send me an email at Bacon.Thompson@gmail.com

I will need your name, blog address (if applicable) and story.  I will email you back a date/time that you will be highlighted on my blog in October .  Stories can be marked anonymous – but I will need your name for my records okay.  Can’t wait to see everything in October – BOO!

 

 

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