Daily Archives: 07/06/2017

National Fried Chicken Day – Oh Have Mercy!

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world! 


 July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day.  On this day, enjoy your crispy, tasty, finger licking good fried chicken.  Fried chicken has got be one of America’s favorite meals.  You know right up there with apple pie!  And you know what?  Fried chicken is good hot or cold right out of the refrigerator.

We all know that fried foods aren’t good for us but every once in a while, you just have to splurge on some great chicken. And today, I *had* to mention this national holiday because Bacon’s mom is a huge fan.  No, let me change that.  Bacon’s mom is a ginormous fan of the fried chicken.  And yes, even the little booger Bacon likes his share as well.  It’s tasty – however you get it.

And the good thing about fried chicken is that it comes in many different forms.  Almost everyone thinks that their recipe is the best recipe.  You have KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) when it was really KFC – not this newer lighter better for you version they are putting out there.  Heck, that’s another news update for another time!   You also have Church’s which is really good.  Their pieces of chicken are huge and oh so wonderful.  And, you even have a place called Bojangles that has really good fried chicken.

Then, you have Bacon’s parents favorite chicken – Popeyes.  You can get it either spicy or mild.  Mom likes it mild and dad likes it spicy.  That Bacon, he eats it either way.  Look at that picture of the chicken.  Doesn’t that fried chicken look just about next to perfect?  Can you tell that we are from the south and we adore chicken??

So, on this day – you enjoy some fried chicken from your favorite place – even if it’s your own kitchen.  I am totally sure they will be having Popeyes at the Hotel Thompson!


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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Jasper

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:  Jasper (a Fox Red Labrador who is full of life, love and bounce)

Age:  11 months

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

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What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  mmm, this one is tricky but I remember thinking that my mum was the softie (boy was I wrong). I picked my parents tho, so it wasn’t so hard for them. In fact the first day I met my pawparents I slept the whole time in my mums arms.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Definitely when I got my big boy bed and I get to roam outside my crate. I don’t but I like to have the option y’know.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  There has been a few, although not technically ‘in the home’ it was as far as I’m willing to push my paw parents. But there was one day we were driving out the beach (for me) and I managed to get under the passenger seat of the car and chew the entire way through the cables under the seat. One of these cables happened to be attached to the airbag. Safe to say, I was in trouble.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Easily my Dad and for so many reasons. My mum is the boss, so  that’s that. My dad is the play man he comes home from work just to play with me I think…. He gives me treats when I ‘kinda’ so the tricks my mums showed me. Other reasons include that if I want something if I bark for long enough my dad gives in, my mum just digs her heels in more or sends me to bed.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Interesting question. I think sometimes they think I need more exercise than I do to be sleepy. I actually really enjoy chilling out on my rug after a morning walk and sleeping all day. Don’t worry mum I’m not bored or under stimulated I am just genuinely dreaming of chasing rabbits and saving my energy for tug of war when dad gets home!

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


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