Really mom? It’s not enough that you and daddy left all of us anipals and went to Chicago, Illinois. But now I find this video on your phone that shows me ya’ll were having fun without me? Really, how could you? Then again, I’m not a trained dog like Sherlock Bones. I don’t ‘catch’. That’s only for amateurs – snorts with piggy laughter.
Sometimes you just want to try a new restaurant. Daddy has been seeing a certain restaurant on the television for weeks now and telling mom about it. With that being said, this another week that I’m going to let daddy discuss his thoughts – take it away daddy!
Thank you Bacon. I’m glad you understand these things when it comes to food. After seeing this advertisements on television and pestering asking the wife to go, we looked the restaurant on line to see where the closest one was to the Hotel Thompson. The closest one was about 25 minutes away from us several towns over. Now we tried to go on several different occasions but something always came up. Maybe that was an omen we should have listened to? You decide.
So we get to this place and it’s a barbeque restaurant where you order in one place, pay and then pick up your food. We told the person at the counter when we ordered we had never been there before. They said, “Ah, okay, what would you like”. And that was that. No smile, no welcome, no greeting. Okay, so customer service is not their best. Some of the best food can still be found in places like this.
I ordered waffle fries, potato salad (I know double potatoes – LOL), ribs, pork and brisket. The food came out lukewarm. It was okay – nothing to write home about or put on your list to visit again.
The wife unit ordered something called a frito pie. It had Frito’s on the bottom, covered with pinto beans and brisket and topped with onion strings and barbeque sauce. She ordered it the same time I did mine; however, it literally took them about 20 minutes to put something together that the ingredients were all ready. I personally think they forgot about her and was thinking the next person was going to do it, etc. It doesn’t look appealing but she really enjoyed it.
So this wasn’t a place we would visit again anytime soon. Maybe they were having an off day. We might try it again but it will definitely be some time.
Dear Bacon – I’ve been hiding most of the day from my brother. I ate his breakfast. There I admit it. I ate his breakfast. So what. He snoozed and he lost. Now though, I feel like he’s been stalking me all day. Every time I turn around, I can feel him watching me. He’s watching me right now isn’t he? Signed Big Trouble
Dear Big Trouble – Oh my friend. There are just certain things in life that we don’t do. Eating your brother’s food is one of them. There will be something to pay for this. You might as well just push your bowl of kibbles his way tonight to make up for it. Trust me, with the evil look he is giving you, it might be the right move.
Dear Bacon – There’s a standing rule in this house whether your are anipal or human, when one is sleeping you do not wake them. I have to go wizzle. I’ve had this strange feeling for a LONG time. But, as you can see kitty is sleeping on me. If I move, she will wake. If I wake her, she will be in a bad mood. So I wait with this pained look on my face. Signed Helpless.
Dear Signed Helpless – I know the feeling my friend. Well personally I don’t know the feeling but my mom knows the feeling. She has been in your position numerous times with one of us in her arms. Just keep your head up and those legs tight.
Dear Bacon – Who says that humans can be the only ones with teddy bears. Here is mine. He’s my buddy. We go every where together. We are playing patty cakes here in the picture. He’s slow in catching the patterns but he will learn. Signed Bear Times Two
Dear Bear Times Two – Hey my friend. Nobody can say anything bad about this. It’s totally cute! You always have a friend with you. Keep teaching him the patty cake song – he might just catch on soon. Did you see the movie Ted? It could happen!
Dear Bacon – What? It was Curious George and I am Curious too. I want to know what made George so Curious. He was totally full of fluff – I knew it. Nothing between those ears but white fluff. Guess he won’t be curious much longer huh? Signed Curious Too
Dear Curious Too – Now the world knows. White fluff is what put Curious George together. Hilarious. Looks like he might need some reconstruction surgery there. Does your house have a BooBoo Facility like here at the Hotel Thompson? If so, get him in surgery STAT.
Dear Bacon – Am I the only dog that has a snake for a sister? I mean, I know we both have the same body type but this doesn’t seem natural to me. I don’t think we look alike at all. I’m so confused and a little scared. Signed Confused Dog Brother to a Snake
Dear Confused Dog Brother to a Snake – WOW! First off, we need to talk about you my friend. Wipe that scared look right off of your face. Dude up right now. You are a MAN doggy. Ssnnaakkee – is a girl. You need to set up your area – start marking your territory. Don’t let her know that you are scared of her… because personally I would be too but we are men anipals. Show no fear. Then work your sister to your advantage. Treat her as such. Most men take care of their sisters. And in turn, they take care of YOU. Who in the neighborhood is going to mess with YOU now? If they do, bring your sister along. I can assure you, you will be king of your hood. Now, off you go to make nice with your ssiisstteerr. Let me know how things work out for you okay.
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BARKS! It’s not fair. It really isn’t. Why? Well one of my toys decided to blow up right out of the blue. I had absolutely nothing to do with it. It started on the couch, went to the floor and ended up under the sofa. I had nothing to do with it not whatsoever. Dogs honor. Have you ever had a toy do this?
Of course, mom was too happy to be taking shots at my rump. Like really mom. That was a private moment. What if I took a picture of your butt up in the air. Just sayin’. Barks with puppy laughter.
Now my friends, I leave you with Jokes with Daddy. I hope you enjoy this one – Barks!
Hello friends of the Hotel Thompson. This is Sherlock Bones reporting in from Chicago, Illinois. Do you remember who I am? I am Bacon, Houdini’s and Hemi’s cousin (my mom is Bacon’s mom’s sister). WOW – that’s a lot to follow isn’t it? Well guess what? The gang’s mom/dad are not at the Hotel Thompson. The gang of anipals are at Nana’s for a couple of days. Why do you ask?
Because I have kidnapped them and they are magically here with me… and my two purr things – Poseidon and Marmalade. Trust me, we are all taking good care of the pawrents. We won’t let them get into too much trouble… but considering Bacon’s dad I think that asks for way too much, right? And we all know where Bacon’s dad will be. At any spectacular restaurant he can find – howls with laughter! So stay tuned next week. I’m sure there will be lots of details to spill.
Dear Bacon – I’m just being friendly. That’s it. Really I am. He looked so lonely in the cage. I just thought I would pop in to say hey and you know give him a reassuring pat of assurance from me. That’s it. Really. Signed Felix the Friendly Kitty
Dear Felix the Friendly Kitty – Sure buddy. Whatever you say. Just remember though that the proof is now in pictures. That means no mistakes in your friendly ‘pats of assurance’. Just sayin’ my friend.
Dear Bacon – I’ve heard you come from a long line of football players. We know not players per say but footballs themselves – Barks! Well, we gotta game going in our hood all of the time. Next time you are in the area, join us. And don’t worry, we won’t deflate the ball at all. Signed Peyton, Tom, Eli and Brady
Dear Peyton, Tom, Eli and Brady – What guys you are. Thanks for the invite and I will definitely keep that in mind. Can’t wait for the football season to start this year!.
Dear Bacon – There was this pot that mom had on the porch. She grows beautiful things in it. So I was thinking that I’m a puppy and maybe for me to grow into something beautiful, I would pot myself. I jumped in and added water. Is it working yet? Signed Puppy Flower
Dear Puppy Flower – I don’t really think that is how it happens my friend. But on the other hoof, you look really cute in that bucket. And hey you got a bath out of it too. I say just be you. You are going to grow up soon enough. And remember one final thought buddy. You are already beautiful.
Dear Bacon – Sometimes no matter how small you are, one needs to draw the line. The humans put me in a wine glass. What.were.they.thinking? A wine glass. I’m not a wine glass kind of pup. I think I’m more of an oversized coffee cup kind of pooch. What do you think? Signed Small Barks
Dear Small Barks – I have to say my friend, either way I think you are cute in either a wine glass or a coffee cup. I think you should play it for everything it’s worth. Make the humans pay in so many different ways – extra treats, extra puppy chow. .
Dear Bacon – I have to say a puppy power nap is sometimes the best thing you can do. I highly recommend them any time during the day or night. Take notes from me pal. Don’t forget your blankie and pillow. Signed Sleepy Town
Dear Sleepy Town – WOW! You are the posted child for a puppy power nap my friend. I love it and trust me. I am so taking notes!
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