Do you remember the commercial for Tootsie Roll Pops back in the day. You know the one with, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?” And then the owl licks and counts, “One, Two, and then crunch – three.” Snorts with piggy laughter. That commercial kills me. I wasn’t born when it originally came out but the other night here at the Hotel Thompson we were watching old commercials. It was great – some of them were hilarious.
But it got me, mom and dad talking. What were some of your favorite flavors of the Tootsie Roll Pop? But better yet, what flavor would you have loved to have had for a Tootsie Roll Pop? Mom and dad came up with: Pineapple, butter pecan and coconut. What do you think about those flavors?
Tell me my friends. What flavors would you have loved to have seen and had?
Hello my friends to another great week of Paw Time with Houdini. This week I want to talk about something that is probably important to all of us. Something that us anipals don’t like. Thunderstorms. Shivers. I hate them. The rumble in the sky, the shake of the house, the loud “BOOMS”. Why does Mother Nature have to be so vocal? Why can’t she just thrown down rain or snow or flowers? Why does she have to echo nature outside and scare all of us? I get so bad that I shake and shiver like I’m freezing. I’m not cold. I’m just scared out of my little Yorkie mind.
I was so bad with these loud noises that mom got me what was called a Mellow Shirt from Amazon. I am in no way paid for my personal experience of this Mellow Shirt. The Mellow Shirt is just like the other more popular shirt on the market. This Mellow Shirt wraps around my waist and underneath my chin. It’s secure with Velcro – and who doesn’t like Velcro right? And the Mellow Shirt is not only for thunderstorms or fireworks. It’s also good for us anipals that maybe get a little scared or shaky when riding in the car.
Mom was doubtful that this Mellow Shirt would help me but in trying to make life better for me invested the $20.00 and bought my shirt. The first day she got the shirt, we had a somewhat okay thunderstorm – nothing major – but I was a little shaky. So mom called me over to the ottoman and I got into position for her to put my shirt on my little shaking body. Now, it was different from my t-shirts because it wraps around my waist and Velcro’s securely around me. I have to admit that it did make me feel more secure. And on this day with the slight thunderstorm outside, I didn’t shake. Can you believe that?
We’ve experience several more thunderstorms and this week had one that was on a 10 on a scale of 1 thru 10 with 10 being the worse. This storm had loud BOOMING thunder for about two hours in the evening when mom/dad were in the front room with us anipals watching television. Mom called me over to the ottoman and I knew what to expect. In fact, I beat her to the ottoman as if to say, “Mom, please my Mellow shirt.” And you know what?
I was able to lay down on the couch by myself and when the booming got too much, I found a perfect spot on dad’s shoulders. How was my shaking? Probably around a 2 which is a HUGE difference from before. So my fellow anipals. If you have a fear of thunderstorms like I do, check the Mellow Shirt out on Amazon and leave hints around your house for your humans to get you one. I think you will like it.
Now, may I present to you Jokes with Daddy. Have an awesome weekend friends! ❤