Happy Birthday Bacon!

 Hey Bacon’s friends.  This is Bacon’s mom and dad here.  We are hi-jacking the little guy’s blog this afternoon for an important announcement.  Today is also our pig-son’s birthday.  Our baby Bacon turns the big 6 today!  Can you believe he was born on our anniversary?  Just one more little sign that his adoption was meant to be with us.


Bacon has brought so much joy here at the Hotel Thompson.  When I tell you there is *never* a dull moment, that is certainly the truth.  Bacon is like the little child we never had.  He’s very smart – as you all know from him writing his blog here – cough cough.  It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, how much stress you encounter in the world – he is always here waiting for you with a snort and oink.  I’m not sure what me or Jim would do without Bacon and our other ‘children’: Houdini, Hemi and Mouse Girl in our lives. They bless us beyond our imagination.

So today, we raise our glass with you our friends to send out a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best pig-son we could ever have.  And here’s to years and years of more happiness and adventures!  Help us out our friends in wishing Bacon the best of all birthdays!

Bacon – may all your dreams come true.  May you have more delights today than ever before.  We love you our boy!

And thanks to my bro across the pond – Phenny – for these awesome presents.  That card was almost as big as me!  I loved it.  Thanks bro ❤


Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Bacon


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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello sweet friends!  Have I told you that I’m going to Nana’s today?  I’m having a blast with Nana – me and my Nana and her poochie Dingo.  I’m running and playing and eating and sleeping – all without mom/dad.  Mom/Dad who is what I asked Nana this morning – barks with puppy laughter.  So I gotta keep this short this morning.  But don’t worry, I’ll leave you with Jokes with Daddy.  Enjoy sweet friends ❤



Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Houdini, Jokes with Daddy, Paw Time with Houdini


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The BIG Surprise Revealed

Okay go ahead. Can you guess what the BIG surprise is that was acheduled for September?   Let me show you one picture and see if that helps.

Mom and dad are in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 visiting Fozziemom and her hubby. Squeals with piggy excitement. Can you believe that!?  A great trip planned and kept a secret since Christmas.

And don’t worry folks, since my rolling stone Bashful has dual citizenship in Australia he went along for the ride. Bashful was used to that long flight – somewhere around 20 hours – so he talked to everyone that he might. In doing that, he got invited up to cockpit for a personal visit. And trust me friends, even that wasn’t his first time. We will be sure to post more information when mom/dad get back.




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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Boomer Beaglie Brown

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:  Boomer Beaglie Brown

Age:  12

Location:  On a farm on the western slope of Colorado   

Web/Blog Page:  or or

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  PLEASE KEEP ME!! I was a throw away and I ran to Mom and Dads farm

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Fuzzy said I could stay.  Fuzzy is my BFF.  He died four years ago….I miss him still.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Well, not in my home, but every time I roll in something yummy…I try to tell Mom it’s really cool.  SHE. DOES. NOT. GET. IT!

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom…she loves me to pieces…Dad thinks I’m a-okay.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Hummm I didn’t know they had bad thoughts about me.


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


Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday


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Travels in the South

Oh my friends.  This week daddy said he died and went to heaven.  I don’t think he actually died and went to heaven but he had that look on his face like he was somewhere far, far away from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson.  Heck, I think he was even smiling.  It was a strange time for sure.

You see there’s two things that dad really loves.  One is Utz potato chips.  Have you ever had any of them before?  Delicious.  And I can say that first hoof because he has shared with me when he’s had his Utz chips.  Nice of him huh?  The second thing he loves is Butterfingers.  That’s the top of his all time love of chocolate.  Now these days, he doesn’t get much of either one.  Cause you know he and mom are trying to be healthier.

But mom found something that she just knew daddy would – how did she say this?  Have kittens over.  Which was weird because I still haven’t see any kittens.

But here you go, two of dad’s favorites rolled up in one delicious combination.  Daddy says if you see them in a store near you, don’t just buy ‘a’ bag.  Buy a dozen or more.  Yes, you will thank him later – snorts with piggy laughter.


Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Mom/Dad's Food Porn, Travels Around the World


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Dear Bacon


Dear Bacon – Listen fellow swine.  How do you get it made so easily?  I live outside.  I don’t get my own room in the house.  Heck, the closest I get to the house is what they call a dog house.  I don’t get air conditioning or room service…let alone turn down service at night with bedtime stories.  Tell me pig – tell me how you got all that.  Signed Bushwhacked

Dear Bushwhacked – I’m sorry little dude.  My adopted parents didn’t have children and wanted a baby to nurture.  They picked me.  It was the best choice they could have made.  Some of us just get lucky that way.  You have nice things too.  You get to run and play outside and roll in the mud.  It’s not all luxury at Hotel Thompson.  I have to take weekly baths – can you imagine?!  I also have to live with 2 cats.  You think I got it made – those things think they rule the roost here.  I have to keep them in line.  Hang in there dude.  The grass is not always greener on the other side of the railroad tracks.


Dear Bacon – Welcome to the wild side.  I’m a wild crab.  I like to party.  I like to boogey.  What say you come to the beach and let your wild side down for a change.  Signed Crabby Cakes.

Dear Crabby Cakes – Uumm, no.  You really shouldn’t smoke dude.  It stunts your growth.  Look at yourself in the mirror.  Thanks for the offer though.  I respect your lifestyle.  I’m just not a party pig.


Dear Bacon – I hear you talking about your two purr brothers all of the time.  I would love to meet them.  They could take Catarate with me.  This is one of my moves that won me a medal at the CatOlympics.  I could probably even teach you a couple of new tricks.  Signed Catarate the Puss

Dear Catarate the Puss – Never underestimate my two purr brothers, especially Hemi.  I think they would definitely enjoy your classes.  I just don’t think *I’m* ready for the outcome of those classes… if you know what I mean.  Congratulations on your medal at the CatOlympics.  Keep up the hard work.  By the way, I’m digging your outfit.


❤ Snorts with piggy laughter ❤

Dear Bacon – I’m a heavy metal squirrel rocker.  Down to my squirrel collar and earring.  I’m bad to the bone.  When I’m in the neighborhood hunting nuts, people just hand them over to me.  That’s how bad I am.  Maybe we can come up with a look for you little man.  What do you think – punk pig?  Signed Punk Squirrel

Dear Punk Squirrel – Okay, I’ve seen it all now.  I do appreciate your Mohawk.  I sport one myself from time to time.  As for the ear ring – I leave those to mom.  The squirrel collar, I don’t care for.  I don’t like anything around my neck.  My mom learned that a long time ago.  The look is cute though.  You can lose the cigarette and still look punking.  Why burn down your home in the tree with all of that smoke?  Rock on!



Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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Journey with Friends – Week 36

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, September 3, 2017 –  Day of rest – LOL.  My RA is trying to really fight me these days.  I’m going to win though.  As soon as this RA realizes that, I will be fine.  So for today, I’m treating myself nice.  I plan on resting today/tomorrow.  I need the rest.  This hurt has to go away.  I have way too many things to get done this week.  Why?  Well there is a certain surprise that will be revealed the end of next week.  Curious?  LOL   Miles Moved: 0.80

Monday, September 4, 2017 –  Rest…rest… and more rest.  Okay I did do some things like housework, laundry and quality time with the babies.  And I did schedule in a nap somewhere in the day.  My RA pain is about a 7 today compared to off the charts last week.  My hips hurt so bad they feel like they can break.  I’m moving slowly but I am moving today.  That’s always a good sign.  Miles Moved: 0.79

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 –  I’m being nice to myself this week for lots of reasons.  The flare up is still here.  I felt like for a bit today I was trying to get a cold.  But then again, that could be from my immune system being challenged.  Then we have our ‘surprise’ coming up.  I need to be 100% for this surprise.  It will all be revealed soon.  Just be a little bit more patient my friends ❤ Miles Moved:  1.13

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  Irma the Hurricane needs to go away like NOW.  It’s going to interfere with a lot of things if it hits this far inland.  That’s all I can say right now.  Boo Irma! Miles Moved: 1.28

Thursday, September 7, 2017 –  Okay Hurricane Irma is not looking good at all anywhere.  Hurricanes suck big time.  It’s already leaving such tragedy in the bahamas.  Why?  Why do we have to  have these horrible things of nature?  Miles Moved: 1.73

Friday, September 8, 2017 –  Lots of work today.  These papers are not going to get moved off of my desk by themselves.   Miles Moved: 1.31

Saturday, September 9, 2017 –  Spa day for the Houdini – he so needs it.  Then it’s some finalization with some businesses for the surprise.  It’s going to be a busy day.  Miles Moved: 1.19

Thoughts for the week:  Can you feel that my friends?  The BIG surprise will be revealed towards the end of next week.  It’s huge.  Well, it’s huge for us.  I think everyone will be shocked.  I can’t believe we’ve been planning this since Christmas and that none of us have spilled the beans.  Soon my friends.  Soon all will be revealed.

This week walked: 8.23

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  435.22

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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