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Bashful Is OFF!

Oh friends – guess what?  This is the magical box and guess what is in the magical box?  Yep, nods head.  You are right.  Bashful was sent off at the end of last week.  To where?  Of course, my piggy mouth is shut.  I know where of course but I’ve been promised to keep my lips shut until Bashful gets to his destination.

So where in the world is Bashful?  Could he be south?  Could he be north?  Could he be east?  What about west?  Where could that little rock to next?  And what adventures will be awaiting him?  Will he meet any more rocks?  What will he bringing with him?

Who is out there waiting for his arrival?  We shall see soon my friends – stay tuned!

 

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Guess Who Came Home?

You got it!  Bashful came home from his adventure visiting Sam from Tails Around the Ranch.  He has talked non-top about his fun times.  Cause you know some things that happened on his trip stay on the trip if you know what I mean.  Snorts with piggy laughter.  We had a rock party over the weekend to welcome him back home with his new ‘friend’.  That’s right my friends.  Bashful has brought yet another girl home.  Sighs – he is such a stud rock. ❤

img_7914Without further ado, please let me introduce you to Roxann.  Now Roxann is special.  Roaxnn is a naturalized rock via all the way from the beach in Cozumel.  Here’s the kicker.  Roxann is around 5,000 years old – stunner huh?  Who said with age comes disgrace.  Roxann is kicking it with her beautiful blonde hair, blue eyes and red lipstick.  Can you say hubba-hubba?  Her birthday is March 4th.

And here’s the kicker.  Sam found Roxann and Bashful in a corner snickering one day.  When they were asked what they were doing, they both blushed to the high heavens.  And when the box came to my crib, they were both snickering too.  But this time, they were in separate compartments in their packaging.  That might be good because who wants to see gravel appearing in 9 months?  Snorts with piggy laughter – I’m too young to be a grandpa again.

So my dear sweet friend Sam – thank you so much for hosting my little guy.

Where will Bashful go next time in his travels?  Stay tuned my friends!

 
 

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Travels in the South

Oh sweet friends – welcome back to another edition of Travels in the South.  Today we bring you some entertainment.  While Fozziemom and Fozziedad were visiting, all decided to go to Tybee Island, Georgia.  Once there, they were hungry and thirsty so went across the street to one of mom/dad’s favorite restaurants called Bernies.

Last week, on this post here – I showed you some of the food that they had at the restaurant – strips of bread and beer cheese and buffalo shrimp.  Who could ask for anything more?  Well these four would ask for something more – snorts with piggy laughter.

You see, Bernies sells an alcoholic concoction that they call Jell-O shots.  Not just any Jell-O shots but Jell-O shots in different flavors and topped with Pop Rocks.  Yep Pop Rocks – you know the little candies that pop in your mouth and was the roar years and years ago.  Well mom thought hey ya’ll, let’s do some Jell-O shots.  And everyone was like sure why not we’ve never had any before.  So the table of Jell-O virgins had shots all around all in different flavors.

You take a little stirring stick and break the Jell-O from the sides and then gulp in down in one or two swallows.  At the time of swallowing, you have the magical Pop Rocks popping in your mouth.  Well one Jell-O shot led to several Jell-O shots and the table was feeling great.

So great was the Jell-O shots that even Bashful had to get into the action.  And we all know that rock likes his alcohol for sure!  So everyone left the restaurant in good spirits and walked back across the street to their hotel.  Now last week, I hinted at something extra that my mom did with her circus wig.  So now, I’m going to tell you what she did.  Come closer.

Everyone went to their rooms and it was decided that they would change into swimsuits to go to the pool, which was right across their rooms.  So mom changes into her swimsuit and giggles like a school girl in the bathroom.  She comes out with her robe and tells daddy what she did.  Daddy falls across the bed he is laughing so hard.  Mom then goes over to the joining door to Fozziemom’s room and knocks.  Fozziemom answers and she tells Fozziemom that she needs her opinion in something.  Fozziemom was so quick to say sure what do you have.  Mom then opens up her robe showing her bathing suit.  And let’s just say mom put that wig ‘down under’.  She then proceeded to ask Fozziemom if she thought mom needed to shave before going to the pool.  Honest truth.  That shows you how whacked my mom is.  Snorts with piggy laughter.

So until we meet again – cheers!

 
 

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Bashful is OFF!

Bashful has been hiding undercover here at the Hotel Thompson for the past couple of months.  He’s gotten plenty of rest and is ready for his next adventures.  Of course, all of the rock clan gave him a send off party last night.  There was champagne and food, balloons and music.  It was the bestest send off yet.

This morning, mom/dad took him to the airport and he has set off for his next adventure.  Where will he land – well I can’t tell you that.  But I can say that it is in the United States.

And what adventures will he get into at his designation?  Only good time will tell that one my friends.  So let us all congratulate Bashful on his next adventure and give him well wishes on his travels.

Much love little tyke – take care of you and please behave – snorts with piggy laughter

 
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Posted by on 08/11/2016 in Pet Rocks

 

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Travels in the South

Hello friends – welcome to the next series of Travels in the South.  This series starts with the arrival of Fozziemom and Fozziedad all the way from Australia.  Today we highlight how the mom’s encouraged the dad’s to go to a baby hospital.  Something was mentioned about biological clocks.  I’m not sure what that means.  So the field trip was scheduled and everyone gathered in the Jeep headed to Cleveland, Georgia.  Does that town ring a bell with you?  How about if I show you a picture of the hospital.

Now is that a hospital or what?  The moms were so totally excited upon seeing this place.  Personally I think it was because of all of the mountain streets that the GPS was directing everyone to travel.  And yes, it was so hidden away near the mountains that dad said he thought he heard banjo music playing.  But again I digress.

Welcome my friends to Babyland General Hospital – home of the Cabbage Patch Kids.  Now if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that mom is not a huge fan of those kids.  In fact to refresh your memory, mom got one when she was a young teenager.  She completely hated it.  It might have been because mom was a tomboy.  It might have been because the freak had red hair and reminded her of Chucky.  It could have been just because.  But mom hated the freak of nature.

And upon getting fussed out repeatedly because she didn’t “play with it”, mom did just that one day.  It was a swift game of Indians and Cowboys with the red headed freak being tied to a tree and set on fire.  Don’t worry mom wasn’t hurt and the fire wasn’t huge… just big enough to take care of little Chuckette.

So knowing the story, you would think this would be the very last place mom would want to go for a visit.  But through conversations with Fozziemom, it just *had* to happen.  Strange huh?

When you pull up to the hospital, there are huge ceramic babies in cabbage leaves all along the front and sides of the building.  Some are boys and other girls.  Some have pacifiers while others don’t.  And look at this picture closely – do you see who showed up for the tour?  BASHFUL!  Can you believe that?

Now daddy said that there were more squeals coming from the girls than he had heard in a long time.  It wasn’t bad enough that the place looked huge from the outside but then you have all of these ‘babies’ sitting around the building.  Shaking my piggy head.  By this point, even mom was giving in to the hospital with anticipation and couldn’t wait to get inside of the hospital.

When you first enter, along the walls there are pictures of hundreds of celebrities who have autographed pictures to Xavier Roberts (the founder of Cabbage Patch Kids).  Also as you go further into the waiting room, there is a huge cabbage patch chair.  Oh don’t worry, everyone had to take a turn on the chair to get their pictures taken… you know for documentational purposes to prove they were there – yeah that’s it.

Now some people – snort oink – had a great time in that chair.  And mom and Fozziemom said the cabbage patch chair is way comfortable.

Of course the dad’s were forced to partake in picture time.  What?  You never know when you might be back and you want all of the picture opportunities you can get.

 

The hospital is set up in many sections.  The waiting room, the nursery, the baby room, the toddler room and then the delivery room.

The nursery had babies that were so young in their cribs.  Of course Fozziemom couldn’t help but to gather one up and rock in the rocking chair that was so handy in the nursery.  Look that picture – doesn’t that show ❤ ?  And a cool thing about the nursery and baby rooms – there was crying.  Babies that actually were heard crying!  What an awesome delight that was.

And the baby room for toddlers – OMP!  Mom said they had the toddlers in cribs taking naps, in high chairs, in bouncy chairs, on changing tables and in strollers.  Can you imagine that?  And there wasn’t just a few – there at least 50-75 babies in these couple of rooms.  It was a hoot – and daddy said mom was overwhelmed.

After seeing these rooms, everyone had to go into the main room which also housed the delivery room.  On this day, we were five minutes late or we would have seen the birth of a baby.  Mom just kicks herself for missing that.

All over the main room there were hundreds of babies in different stages in their babyhood.  These babies were sprouting from their cabbage patch leaves.  Some of their heads would move.  In another section, some babies were in their leaves and their bodies would come up and down out of the leaves.  But these babies, they were ready to be born yet. The babies are pollinated by fanciful Bunnybees and taken care of by the licensed patch doctors and nurses.

Did I mention that the staff of the hospital are all dressed in nurse outfits?  Of course they are – why wouldn’t they be, right?  I mean it is a hospital – snorts with piggy laughter.

Dad – bless his heart – thought he was going to pass out when mom told him joyfully, “Honey, I want a baby!”  He made her promise that it wouldn’t end up like the first one she had.  After she promised, he let her loose to find her perfect baby.

So while Fozziemom and Fozziedad searched the hospital for their liking, mom took off to find her baby.  Dad says he thinks that mom held at least 80% of the babies talking to them to see if any of them with bond with her.  Just when she thought she was going to give up – she found her baby – Haley Bree.

And look at Haley Bree – with her pink glasses, pacifier and ballerina outfit that mom just had to buy for her baby – of course completed with tutu.  And yes, that is a baby diaper in the picture as well that mom bought.

So my friends, what has the Travels in the South taught you?  Putting together Fozziemom and mom, there will be trouble.  You can’t even guess how much trouble because we will get more into that next week.  But this day also teaches us that a mom can change her colors.  Once mom saw exactly where Cabbage Patch Kids came from, she *had* to have one.  Now, she has fond memories of their tour this day and all of the oohhing and aaahhing that mom and Fozziemom went through with all of the babies.

Join us next week my friends as we continue with our Travels in the South with Fozziemom and Fozziedad.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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What? Really? No Way!

For Bashful’s birthday on Friday, mom/dad took him out to a local restaurant that has really awesome southern food.  He said that he was in desperate need for great food.

I tell you – in some ways that rock eats better than I do here.

In this picture, you can see that he ordered beef tips over rice, macaroni and cheese and sweet potato souffle.  Talk about southern comfort food huh?  Bashful said it was totally delicious and that he even licked his plate clean.  That’s my boy!

When Bashful came home, me and him had a heart to heart about some of his travels and his plans for the future.  That’s when he told me something that I couldn’t believe.  I think I actually fell over because it was totally unbelievable.  He told me a secret that I was shocked – astonished – I couldn’t fathom it to be true.  So I did what any piggy would do.  I ran to my mommy.

Mommy!  Bashful told me X-Y-Z.  Is it true?  My mom got this silly grin on her face and said, “It could be.”  WHAT?  I tell you I cried.  I literally cried like a little baby – look at this picture!

What the piggy heavens?  My friends.  You are so NOT going to believe this secret.  I’m dying to tell you but I can’t.  But Oh My Piggy Heavens.  You will absolutely WET yourself when you find out what it is.  Shaking my piggy head.  It’s like a dream come true.

So until I can tell you, you will just have to sit and simmer and hope that I don’t spontaneous combust from excitement.

 
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Posted by on 03/24/2016 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Happy Birthday BASHFUL!

Squeals my friends – can you believe that Bashful’s birthday is today?  He came to live with me on March 18, 2013  and things have never been the same since.  Do you remember when Bashful first came to me?  You can read all about it here.

I can’t believe he is three years old today!  It was just like yesterday that I received his box from the Pet Rock Company.  I could hear him clattering around in the box making noises but daddy would not let me open it until mom got home from the worky place.

Then she got home, opened up the box and we both looked in for the first time to see Bashful.  He was surrounded by straw and yawned.

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And now look at him – he has traveled all over the entire world.  He’s met some wonderful peeps and gotten to visit with them AND he started all of the other rock clan here at the Hotel Thompson.

AND he has a child – WOW – how time has flown huh?

So friends, let’s wish the little guy the bestest birthday ever – our little Rolling Stone!

 

 
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Posted by on 03/18/2016 in Pet Rocks

 

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Bashful in Nature

  Never fear my friends – have you been wondering about Bashful and his antics of late?  Well, I’m glad to report that he has been settling down here at the Hotel Thompson for a much needed rest these past couple of weeks.  He advised that he had jet lag something wicked from his last trip so rest for the weary huh?

But never fear.  He is still going strong and he and the other pet rocks have been putting their heads together to come up with a contest for very soon – so be on the lookout for that okay.  It should be a real hoot.

AND the rock clan has something BIG they are also working on for the end of May – doesn’t that pique your interest?  They never slow down – what can I say.  Just like Bashful taking time out to explore and have fun with some of his friends in this picture.  Can you spot him?

 
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Posted by on 03/11/2016 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Old Rock Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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January 7th is Old Rock Day.  Yeah, I shook my head at first because I was like what does that exactly mean?  Then I did some research and went aahh okay then.  Old Rock Day can mean several different things according to who you are.

Say you are a woman and you have a lot of ‘rocks’… as in jewelry.  Today can mean to get out something old and wear it today – show that rock off to the world.  I bet he’s been lonely in that jewelry box of yours – chitter chatter!

Today can also just mean what it says – Old Rock Day.  How about all of these pet rocks we have here at the Hotel Thompson?  They are by all definitions old due to their nature even though they are new here – does that make sense?  Perhaps they need to celebrate today and have a rock party.  That would be a blast wouldn’t it?

However you spend today, celebrate Old Rock Day and share with us how you will celebrate 🙂

 

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How Was Bashful’s Christmas?

Oh dear piggy heavens my friends in blogville.  What has my Bashful been up to you ask?  As you can see in this picture, Bashful is happy, smiling and have an awesome time in Florida.

My friends Reilly and Denny have brought Bashful to many outings with them in their parks.  Bashful seems to be having the time of his life with Sweet Pea.

In fact, both of them are learning about nature and other wildlife in Florida.  And in some pictures oh my!  Once they were reviewing the pictures at home, they saw something spooky!  It would be right up my ally in my Bacon’s Tales of Terror – shivers.

So go check out my Bashful’s activities my friends.  And remember, tell them that Bacon sent you! ❤

 
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Posted by on 12/28/2015 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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