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Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

Today, June 18th, is just a special day – it’s Father’s Day!!  I have to say happy Father’s Day to my biological father, Champ.   If it wasn’t for him and my mom, Bertha, I wouldn’t be here with my adopted family at the Hotel Thompson.  So Happy Father’s Day Champ!

And then, my adopted dad.  What can I say?  He adopted me when I was a small tyke – I could barely walk!  I knew nothing about life at a mere three weeks.  I was still on formula and had to be taught everything.  Do you know to this day, dad takes care of me during the day?  While mom is at the worky place, dad makes sure that I get all of my nutritional food and that I’m happy until mom gets home.  Isn’t that great?  I guess you could call him my pigdad.

So, for today dad don’t worry about anything.  Me, the purr things and mom will handle it at the Hotel Thompson.  Heck, mom even said something about fixing your favorite food… and that I might get a taste.  Hey – it’s a win win situation today!

Enough of the seriousness though.  Let’s talk Bacon – oink chuckles.  Just for today dad, you can sit back on the sofa, enjoy your television and have the remote.  You don’t have to utter one word… especially the phrases I’ve heard you say around here.  Oh, you look shocked.  Let me remind you of some of the phrases – PLOL (Pig Laughing Out Loud).  How many have you heard from your fathers?

Just because I love you doesn’t mean I have to like everything you do.

Because I’m the Dad, that’s why!

I brought you into this world, and I can take you out! 

I’m a Dad, I know everything.

The sooner you learn to stand on your own two feet, the better off you’ll be. – which never makes sense to me since I have four feet – shakes piggy head

That’s just the way life is, son.

You make a better door than a window!

Were you born In a Barn?  well, yes I was

Do you think money grows on trees?  technically, it does 🙂

I haven’t developed gray hairs for nothing!

You are too young to understand this.

And my favorite all time one liner from dad –

Go ask your mother….. perfect… I will 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Kessy

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:  Kessy – Though – which real name the cat has is a secret among the cat community.

Age:  Nearly 8 (7 years and ten months), yes I am a big girl, no kitten anymore, no matter what my female slave says.

Location:  Hannover, Germany

Web/Blog Page:  I do not blog, I am a snob, I am a deity, after all, I let blog – my female slave does blog, though.  inhannover.wordpress.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Parents? Oh, you mean my slave? Strange fat human, why does she come over and disturb me in my basket when there are all the other cats she can interact with? Oh, she brings a present, good. Still, not showing too much appreciation, just a majestic nod – or what is the feline equivalent. Good, she leaves again.  Then a strange thing happened. The nice lady from the shelter shoved me into a basket (one of those things she took me and all my fellow inmates to the vet with) and brought me to a strange weird place. She let me out of the basket and I fled and jumped at the window, dang it was closed! But there was a second door. I sped past that fat human again and searched shelter under what I call now the big cat bed. There was a white and black tom, but he seemed ok-ish. He did not growl and not hiss. He just blinked. Cool guy. I settled there. I heard the slave say something to the not so nice any more lady from the shelter – and then they fell silent. We four waited with baited breath – but nothing happened. The humans let me be, The lady from the shelter even forgot me when she went home.  Later that day I heard the wood about my head creak and the tom went out and joined the fat slave on the bed. I jumped out and went into the third room of the apartment, where I found a Kessy sized cave, in which I curled up. All my friends were missing. Later at night I ventured back, the tom lay at the feet of the fat human. He was really friendly. The human spoke to me – so I fled again. That was my first day at the new home. And several days more.

What was  the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I hid from the human slave under the cover of the sofa and she brought me presents and laid them in front of the opening and then left me to it. Then I knew I had found my very own slave. She even played with me and gave me treats despite not being allowed to caress me at first.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I brought out a hairball on the freshly done covers on the big cat bed. I have done that several times, and the slave has the impertinence to try to shove me on the ground to vomit there. But most times she is too late.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? There is only one slave at my home and she is firmly wrapped around my paw. Unless she decides to take me to the vet. She should know better by now. I have left some very stinky reminders for her that I do not like being put into that box and being brought there. Last time they even stole my teeth! My pride and joy! But apart from this strange affinity to the vet she is a good slave and gives me treats galore and plays with me. She even feeds me grass stems now that I find it difficult to plug them myself (your own fault woman).  Ok, my teeth hurt that much that I refused to eat, so maybe she did have a point.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am tiny at heart. I am only tiny compared to human bodies. I am a tiger – or a lioness …Or maybe it is my fur colour (color in your part of the world) – it appears to be rather black-ish – but I am mainly red-brownish – which the sun reveals.



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

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Happy Mothers Day Moms!!

Today is a wonderful and glorious day – Mother’s Day.  I appreciate my birth mother, Bertha, and I love her very much.  If it wasn’t for her and my dad Champ, I wouldn’t be here, right?  Snorts.  So I’m very thankful for my mother – Happy Mother’s Day mommy Bertha.

 I’m also very thankful for my adopted mother.  Mommy Bertha gave me life but my adopted mom gave me a home full of love.

I’m also very thankful for my Nana.  If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have my adopted mommy.  See how these things work?

I am so excited to share this date with you my friends and wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with love and snuggable hugs.

Trivia Knowledge – did you know that the first Mother’s Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia.  That’s good trivia knowledge that I learned from Journalist Rocky the Squirrel.

So from me, Hemi, Houdini, the ‘rock’ clan and Journalist Rocky the Squirrel –

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY – WE LOVE YOU!!

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Thanksgiving Entertainment – You’re Welcome

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends.  My your day be full of food surrounded by family and friends.  We at the Hotel Thompson would like to send massive hogs and snout kisses to you all in wishing you a day full of love.  We will be celebrating today here and would like to leave you with the attached video.  Have fun my friends – much love – the gang of the Hotel Thompson.

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

Happy Thanksgiving to the best friends a miniature pot bellied piggy could ever have!

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I hope your day is full of love, family and hugs.  And let’s not forget food.  All kinds of food!  I found another funny for today.  I hope it makes you chuckle just a bit.

I also wanted to take this minute to express what I’m thankful for.  I’m thankful for my friends here in blogville.  I’m thankful for my family.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head and a soft bed to sleep in at night.  I’m thankful for the food provided for me every day.  I’m thankful for the love all the way.

I’m thankful for the purr thing Hemi (but don’t tell him cause it will go straight to his head.  I’m thankful for the little guy Houdini.  I’m thankful for Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and all of the pet rock gang.

I’m thankful for the shoulders I have to lean on and the laps I have to snuggle on.   I’m thankful to my birth mother who gave me to my adopted mother.

And when I count my blessings, I count all of you twice!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friends.  Love you bunches and bunches!

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Remember Me Thursday and Light a Candle

Today September 22nd is Remember Me Thursday.

This is a very important date to remember all of the lost animals that didn’t find their forever homes.  Each year, animals are euthanized because they are unwanted.

Today, let’s light a candle and keep it going to remember them.  It takes all of us to do our part in making sure animals get as much love as they need and find their forever parents.  Did you adopt your current anipal into their forever home or did they adopt YOU?  Maybe today, lean a paw at your local shelter and/or make a donation to help.

Hold your babies tight today and say a little prayer my friends.  Continue the light and be their voice!  It takes all of us doing our part.  Thanks my friends!

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Skyler Braveheart

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:  Skyler Braveheart

Age:  6 years old

Location:  Greensboro, North Carolina

Web/Blog Page:  http://skylerbraveheart.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I had been surrendered to a Scottish Terrier Rescue in Atlanta, so I was at a Vet’s there.  The Vet  had chipped and neutered me.  The Vet was also treating me for a raging ear infection.  I was greasy, tired and my ear hurt.   Mama came over to my crate and said, “Dude, you don’t know it yet, but I am going to be your new best friend.”  I was like, “Sure, whatever, go away”. However, the Vet Tech removed me from my crate and brought me up front where Mama was writing a check to cover my tab. The Vet looked at her and said, “He is a biter.”  Mama said, “Really?” and PawPaw said, “Who the hell cares”….that man was such a card! It was a cold, nasty day in January.  They put me in a kennel in the back of PawPaw’s Tahoe and away we went.  I started getting excited, even thimg_7658ough  I wouldn’t drink any water on way home. They stopped a lot so I could tinkle, etc.  Each time I got back in my kennel, I got a little more excited, but I played it very low key.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After about 6 hours of driving, we pulled in our driveway.  They let me sniff around a bit and then brought me in the house.  BAM!  It happened.  I knew I was home.  I jumped on all the furniture downstairs, ran upstairs and jumped on the bed, and when I came back downstairs, I had forgotten my woes, cause I knew I was home.  They were both laughing.  Then, I put my paws up on a shelf to see what was up there and it flipped over, breaking everything.  I froze!  Mama said….it’s only stuff.  No punishment, no scolding, nothing, nada. After all that running, jumping and breaking, I knew what Mama has said at the Vet’s was true.  She was my new best friend.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   The first day I was home, PawPaw forgot and left a door to the outside cracked.  I slipped out.  He looked for me for about 30 minutes, trying to figure out how to tell Mama he had lost her dog the very first day.  When he pulled in our driveway, I was sitting in the front yard.  Again, no yelling, scolding, etc.  I just wanted to see my new ‘hood!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  At first it was PawPaw.  Mama was good for paying my bills, getting my food and supplies, taking me to Vet, etc.  PawPaw shared his breakfast with me and since he was home and Mama was working, I gravitated towards him.  Sadly, about 7 months after I came home, Mama had to buy him a ticket for the Bridge.  After that, I got to know Mama, and she and I are a team !

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am a Schnauzer.  No offense but for Dog’s sake, get your eyes checked people!

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

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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