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Bashful in Nature

This weekend we took Bashful for a walk. He rolled away from us and we had to search for him. Thank goodness we didn’t have to look far. He was hiding out with some friends talking about his travels. He’s had a lot of special showings in the past week. This week he is headed off for his next destination. I wonder who he will visit next. Any guesses? 

 

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Field Trip with Bashful

Do you ever wonder what Bashful does in between his globe trotting around the world?  When he does land here at the Hotel Thompson, there are certain events on his calendar that he maintains.  But over the weekend, mom/dad decided to take him for the Penny Game.  You don’t know what that is?  Check out my blog here where I posted about it over the weekend.

So they gave the penny to Bashful for the flipping.  Let’s just say that was interesting all in itself.  Every time he flipped the penny, he flipped himself – snorts.  But he led them to an area that was full of restaurants and it was dinner time so they went to Longhorns Steakhouse.  They were celebrating Bashful being home and mom needed a fill out of food.

This is Bashful talking to daddy.  They were discussing what to order because it seems that little rock was starving as well.  He said that he was thinking of something hearty and delicious – he missed mom’s southern cooking – awe.  Daddy tried to explain to him that we all missed it too because mom hasn’t been cooking southern meals too much lately – snorts with piggy laughter.

So they talked and discussed the options of something delicious to eat.  They did decide on a drink order and let me tell you, that little Bashful was thirsty.  He nearly drunk this entire glass of soda in one swallow.  I hope there is a bathroom near by.

Mommy had a coupon for a free appetizer.  Leave it my mommy to save money wherever she can!  Mom/dad chose what they call here as a Texas Tonion which are little petals of onions, battered and then deep fried.  They are then drizzled with sour cream and served with a zesty sauce.  The sauce is not too spicy but yet just enough to say hey there how you doing.  Bashful could not get enough of these things.

Mom/dad kept telling him that he didn’t want to eat too much because he had a big dinner coming his way.  He said that he could do it – he had the stomach of a rock – snorts with piggy laughter.  So he ate and ate and ate.

 Then one time, mom excused herself to go to the visit the facilities.  As in good southern fashion, both of the guys (Bashful and daddy) stood up while she got up and left.  When mom came back, she couldn’t find Bashful.

He had moved from the onion petals and was now snorting down buttered bread straight from the oven.  It was still hot and so delicious that he jumped right in to the middle and was trying to eat his way out.  Shaking my head – I’m telling you that my rock can put the food away for sure!

Mom/dad were able to snag one or two pieces of that bread before Bashful ate it all.

 Then dinner was finally served.  OMP – look at that meal!  I would not be telling the truth if I didn’t tell you that I was a little bit jealous over that meal.  Look at it – grilled to perfection.  Mom hardly ever eats steak but her iron has been down and it was recommended that she eat one or two a month.  Let me tell you, she said this steak tasted and looked so like perfection she didn’t want to mess up the picture.  Of course, Bashful helped her eat it.  And it was delicious!  Looks at the marbling and grill marks – have you seen anything so beautiful?

 Afterwards, can you believe everyone still had room for dessert?  And really who wouldn’t with this dessert.  The staff brought Bashful his own little sundae and mom/dad had peanut butter cheesecake – licking my piggy lips now.

A special thank you to Longhorns and our wonderful server Lauren who also got to meet Bashful!  THANKS!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 11/09/2015 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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Friendship Day

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Who could ask for a better day?  The first Sunday of August is always Friendship Day.  Isn’t that a wonderful day to celebrate?  What is better than friends – whether they come in the human form or the animal form.  Friends are always there with us in good times and in bad times, to share special moments in our lives.  Sometimes all it takes is just a smile, holding a hand, a hug or just an ear or shoulder to cry on.

Friendship Day should be celebrated by phone, in person or by reaching out in an email or blog.  You don’t have to live next door to show someone how much you care.  Express your friendship in some way today and show the ones that you love what they mean to you.

NOTE FROM PIGLOVE –

We here at Piglove would like to tell all of our friends here how much we love and appreciate them.  You put up with our silliness, our sometimes seriousness (although it doesn’t happen often) and our whack-o ways.  We started Piglove as an outlet to share memories of Bacon… a cute little miniature pot bellied pig.  This blog has grown so much to include Houdini, Hemi, Mouse Girl (the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson) as well as Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and all of the rock clan. 

 You have helped me to personally grow and do something that I love, to write and make people laugh.  I would like to take this time on Friendship Day and tell each and everyone of you – Thank You for being our friends.  We cherish our times, our talks, our emails and phone calls.  We cherish your ‘go with this’ attitude when we come up with something whacky and new.  You can never imagine how much your friendship means to us.  Here’s to another year of great posting, inter-action with our friends and much laughter –  Bacon’s humans

 

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The BIG Announcement

 It has been so totally busy here lately at the Hotel Thompson.  We had the demolition and renovation.  We had the cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning from all of that.  We had new furniture and everything has been out of place – and we are *still* putting things back together.  Mommy really pushed herself too much during all of this time.  And THEN Bashful came home from his visit with Fozzie in Australia.  That’s when all hell broke loose.  Yep I said hell.  HELL broke loose here at the Hotel Thompson.  You don’t believe me do you?  Okay I’ll tell you.

Do you remember the first time Bashful went to Australia to spend some time with Fozzie and her anipals way back in December 2013?  You can read about some of that trip here.  I’m talking specifically about that trip when he made a movie called Rockodile Dundee co-starring Bimby.  Let’s just say that we thought some things got out of control with that bimbo – I mean co-star Bimby.

Well upon Bashful’s return trip to Australia in December 2014, he had some problems to take care of in the deepest forms.  You see, Bimby was pregnant after the making of the Rockodile Dundee movie.  Shocker huh?  Well she carried the baby for nine months and when Bashful returned to Australia, she said he was the rock daddy.  Now you can imagine Bashful’s shock from that. BUT, can you imagine the shock of Fozzie calling me (Bashful’s daddy) and explaining (A) Bashful was now a father and (B) I was now a grandfather?!  Oh dear piggy heavens – I can tell you that was one interesting phone call to say the least.

20140112-003228.jpgNot only was Bashful a father but Bimby was in trouble.  Bimby had started hitting the bottle – hard.  And she was letting herself go not taking care of the baby.  So what to do huh?  First things first.

Bimby went into rehab.  There was long conversations about what to do and the biggest thing was to put the baby first.  Of course a rock DNA was conducted just to make sure that Bashful was the father.  The results came back and they verified 99.9% that Bashful was the father.  Then Bashful and Bimby had a long talk about the welfare of the baby.  The baby was 3 months old and Bimby decided that she didn’t want to be a mother – she was to young to settle down.  And putting the best interest of the baby first, paperwork was drawn up by the attorney’s and Bashful now has custody of his son.

 So everyone here at the Hotel Thompson had to get everything ready for a new baby that would be soon arriving.  The nursery had to be set up, a pediarocktrician had to be lined up and of course everyone here had to be told what happened.  All of the rock clan were excited to have a new baby.  And I admit it.  I was rather excited to be a grandfather and to see my grandchild.  What would he look like?  What was his name?  Would he resemble us?  A lot of things were going through our minds.

Then the little tyke arrived here at the Hotel Thompson.  Oh my piggy heavens!  It was love at first sight with all of us.  The ooh’s and aaawws.  WOW!  So without further ado, let me introduce you to Chip.  Look at him!  How could we ever doubt his DNA?   He is quite the chip off the old block – you think?

 
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Posted by on 05/28/2015 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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Where in the World is Bashful

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And it continues.  Bashful sent me this picture just this morning.  It looks like he is in the heart of some festivities.  Where in the world can that rock of mine be?  It looks like fun wherever he is.  I wonder what he is up to?  It can’t be good – can it?  Snorts.  It looks like there is food there.  mmm – food.  Stomps hooves – now *I’m* hungry.  

 
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Posted by on 12/19/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Where in the World is Bashful?

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Where in the World is Bashful?

The little tyke sent me this picture from his newest destination.  Not much to go on but he looks like he is having a heck of a good time.  You know that rock of mine NEVER stays home for very long.  So I’m wondering with all of the festivities in the pic, where will Bashful be spending his Christmas and New Year?  He did give me three hints.  I’ll list them here for you.

1 – He is going on vacation and will be traveling with his host family throughout the holidays.  I guess some people have the traveling gnome – we have a traveling pebble – snorts!

2 – His vision is still strong.  Sounds kind of cryptic.

3 – He’s catching up with a past girlfriend.  Wonder who this might be?

There you go my friends.  You know as much as I do.  Where or where in this huge world will Bashful be spending the holidays?

 
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Posted by on 12/18/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Bashful’s Farewell Party

Hey my friends – Bashful is having a farewell party on Speedy’s blog.  Be sure to check it out here.  Speedy has lots of fantastic food, music and pictures.  I know Bashful is going to miss Speedy and his family but I sure can’t wait to hear about all of the ‘behind the scenes’ information.  Be sure to check out the pawty my friends!

Now, who wants to dance?

 
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Posted by on 09/04/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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What Has Bashful Been Doing Lately?

Bashful is still visiting my buddy Speedy in the United Kingdom.  He is having the bestest of all time.  He’s been hanging out with Pebbles – Speedy’s pet rock friend.  They are awesome.  And Speedy is still walking his humans on their leash – snorts – that kills me!  I absolutely ❤ it!

Speedy took Bashful back to the Cadover Bridge.  It is so beautiful there!  You gotta check out their story and see the gorgeous pictures.  And while you are there, check out Speedy walking his humans – 🙂

There’s plenty of pictures – and you can see Bashful exercising – shocker.  Guess he’s got to maintain that physique for the ladies huh?  Tell Speedy Bacon sent you over to check out his page.

Have a great morning my friends!

 
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Posted by on 08/11/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Friendship Day

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

.

Who could ask for a better day?  The first Sunday of August is always Friendship Day.  Isn’t that a wonderful day to celebrate?  What is better than friends – whether they come in the human form or the animal form.  Friends are always there with us in good times and in bad times, to share special moments in our lives.  Sometimes all it takes is just a smile, holding a hand, a hug or just an ear or shoulder to cry on.

Friendship Day should be celebrated by phone, in person or by reaching out in an email or blog.  You don’t have to live next door to show someone how much you care.  Express your friendship in some way today and show the ones that you love what they mean to you.

NOTE FROM PIGLOVE –

We here at Piglove would like to tell all of our friends here how much we love and appreciate them.  You put up with our silliness, our sometimes seriousness (although it doesn’t happen often) and our whack-o ways.  We started Piglove as an outlet to share memories of Bacon… a cute little miniature pot bellied pig.  This blog has grown so much to include Hemi and Mouse Girl, the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson, as well as Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and the rock clan (Bashful, Princess Coralena, Manny, Rockelle, Virginia, Benedict Cumberrock and Koishi)

 You have helped me to personally grow and do something that I love, to write and make people laugh.  I would like to take this time on Friendship Day and tell each and everyone of you – Thank You for being our friends.  We cherish our times, our talks, our emails and phone calls.  We cherish your ‘go with this’ attitude when we come up with something whacky and new.  You can never imagine how much your friendship means to us.  Here’s to another year of great posting, inter-action with our friends and much laughter –  Bacon’s humans

 

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Do You Want to See Something that Will Make YOU Smile?

Oh friends.  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  We did nothing really.  Well okay.  Mom and dad went on a little field trip that I will post about this afternoon but other than that – nada.  But, this morning I saw a video that will absolutely BLOW your mind.  It will make you oohh and aaww.  We have watched it here at the Hotel Thompson repeatedly.

It’s from my good friend Speedy.  You *have* to jump over to his page and watch the video.  He’s on a leash!  And he likes it!  And yeah, Bashful is in the video too but this time, it’s all about Speedy because he is simply AMAZING!  So, check him out here my friends.

AND while you are watching the video of the beautiful countryside – check out the horses in it too.  I want to live there!  I wonder if I can mail myself to Speedy?  A couple of air holes in the box should do it, you think?  Snorts

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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