Monthly Archives: December 2016
There’s a yearly tradition that we do here at the Hotel Thompson that I thought I would share. It’s nothing difficult, really simple if you will. Mom/dad have done this for years and as they say, “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” I thought I would share with my friends here in blogville because one can never have too much of good luck, right?
On the 31st of December before midnight, place money outside on your porch. It can be a loose bill, change, or in an envelope. This stays on your front porch. Before midnight, everyone goes outside of the house.
At midnight, you open the front door and throw the money in over the threshold. This should be the first thing that crosses your door. This represents money coming into your home for the new year. Remember, you don’t step into the home until after the money goes in.
I’m not sure where mom/dad got this from but they have been doing it forever. I mean heck, we’ll take all of the help from everywhere we can, right? Happy money tossing tonight my friends 🙂
Hello sweet friends. How was your Christmas holiday? Barks – can you say that we anipals played too hard here at the Hotel Thompson. We were chasing each other up and down and all around the Hotel Thompson. It was a blast!
And do you like my new Christmas onesie that I got in my Christmas stocking? Can you read what it says on the butt? It says, “I Party With Santa”. Isn’t that so appropriate? HA!
Well I hope you had a great holiday and week sweet friends. I leave you today with the last Jokes with Daddy for the year. Hope you enjoy!
Shopping Around the World
This month it is scheduled for December 30th – after the holiday so we can all make plans. Since it is the Christmas holidays, this month we will again focus on appetizers, side dishes, salads, soups, main entrees or desserts.
This month we wanted to highlight a wonderful soup that mom/dad like to eat during the winter time. This soup is also a great jump start for their diet… but that’s another story. Here is what you will need:
♦ Steak Picanha – already sliced into bite sized strips – one package around $5.00 (note any kind of steak will work for this recipe. In fact, you can even switch the steak for chicken cut into bite sized strips.)
♦ One head of cabbage – $1.48 head
♦ One can of white/yellow corn – $0.48 can
♦ One can of diced tomatoes with green chilis – $0.48 can
♦ One package of beef broth or chicken brother – $1.50
♦ Two cups of water, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
Cut up the entire head of cabbage and throw in the bottom of the crock pot. Add your cans of corn, chilis, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Add in your stock and water. Add your meat to the top and put the lid on your crock pot.
Turn on your crock pot to low and let that crock pot do the work for you all day. When you get ready to eat, you will be amazed at the smell and taste. It’s hardy and wonderful. If you want it a little thicker, you can add a cut up potato with your ingredients.
Mom/dad often use this to jump start their diet. Why? Well the cabbage is an amazing item…. snorts with piggy laughter. This soup costs about $9.00 to prepare but lasts for a couple of days. It’s a little spicy but not so hot that you can’t enjoy it.
Hello friends. We have openings for Spotlight Thursday for 2017. If you would like to participate or know someone who would, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line stating Spotlight. Thanks so much!!
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: Andy and Dougy
Age: Five (we are from the same litter, born July 1, 2011.)
Location: Alliance, Nebraska
Web/Blog Page: Weggieboyg’s Blog
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? [Dougy] We have only one, but he was very kind to us! The biggest surprise was the water fountain that we barely were tall enough to use, but we still use that kind of fountain, which gives us filtered, tasty water whenever we want it!
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? [Andy] It had to be when I had to go to the veterinarian’s clinic to be treated for an intestinal parasite all of us kittens got when we ate an infected grasshopper. My brother Dougy was there and I was really happy to see him again! We played together all the time and had a great time. When it was time to come back to the human’s place, he brought Dougy with us, too, and that was when I knew I was home at last! [Dougy] Yes, my other littermates and I were still at the veterinarian’s with our mother when Andy was taken home. He was there only a few days when the human was concerned he wasn’t thriving. He called the lady who had our mother and brothers and sister (three boys; one girl) to let her know he was concerned Andy might not live. She offered to pick him up and bring him to the clinic (where she worked!), which she did. I was really, really, really happy to see Andy again! When the lady (who knew our human wanted a second cat for a companion for Andy) took me out to the front desk to ask our human if he wanted me, too, I could tell by his expression that he already loved me, too. That was when i knew I was going to have a new permanent home!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Andy & Dougy together: Ha! Ha! We get away with murder! [Andy] Dougy even destroys furniture with his scratching. [Dougy] Andy is a Mr. Goody Two Shoes, but, then, he’s named after the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Andy & Dougy: We have only one human to buffalo! [Andy] He feels sorry for me because I am so serious and good! [Dougy] He thinks I’m a comedian, which, of course, I am! I am particularly funny to him when I clean up because I stop and stare at him briefly as if I’m telling him “What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a cat lick himself before?” Don’t know! I guess you have to see my performance to appreciate it!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? [Andy] That we need to be lap cats when really all we expect from them is to feed us, play wand toy games with us, brush us, leave us alone when we aren’t in the mood to be touched, and “scritch” us the way we like to be “scritched” when we are in the mood to be toughed! I personally like being “scritched” in the little spot between my eyes I can’t reach safely with my claws…..! [Andy goes into a swoon thinking about it, and Dougy, strangely quiet other than a soft purring as he thinks about that wonderful “between the eyes scritch” he also loves, loves, loves!]
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Easy was my brother from a different mother. When I started blogging years ago, Easy was one of the first anipals I met. He was always there with a quick bark or comforting paw. His stories were awesome and we especially loved those about a certain little Whiskey in his hood – hilarious! Above is one of my favorite pictures of brother Easy. I think we all think about 2016 the same way!
Love ❤️ you brother – always!
Bacon’s Show and Tell – This month we are highlighting embarrassing Christmas stories. There wI’ll always be the story of daddy buying mom the endless love jewelry collection and wrapping it over and over box within box upwards twenty times. Thank goodness dad didn’t learn of the Saran Wrap wrapping method. Have you heard of it? You wrap the presents however many times and then proceed to wrap an entire box of Saran Wrap around the package. Yeah – mom would have hurt him.
But I digress. I think one of the funniest things was mom taking these pictures of dad without him knowing it n a restaurant. I would say the were priceless. What do you think?
Good riddance! Another year behind us with the freak gone. Shakes piggy head. I think I will need therapy this year to get over some of the antics that Don Juan did to us this year. He has no morals. No standards. Not anything good is in his twisted little body. He is bad. Real bad.
The night before Christmas, dad was going to set out donuts and a Coke Zero for Santa. I know that’s a weird combination but dad assured me that was what Santa wanted – Shakes piggy head. You know what they say, “Don’t argue with your elders”. Snorts with piggy laughter.
Dad went to go get the donuts and he found Don Juan was in his bag. The little brat ate all of the donuts but one. Daddy said Santa was *not* going to be happy.
So Don Juan – goodbye. Good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out of the Hotel Thompson. Until we see each again, may you see nothing but darkness. And watch out little guy – we will be prepared for you next year. Oh yes… we will – evil piggy snorts.