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National Parent’s Day

 

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

 

 

Today, July 23rd is National Parents Day.  Everyone has a parent – ūüôā  Today is a special day to honor your mother and father – biological or adopted.  I know Bacon appreciates the time he spent with his biological mother and father.  If it wasn’t for them, he wouldn’t have the great parents he has today.  Bacon’s biological parents wished nothing but the best for him and I think he has it here at the Hotel Thompson with his human mom/dad.

All of us here at the Hotel Thompson are very lucky to have mom/dad.  There’s so much love!

Today, National Parents Day, brings the real meaning of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Spend some time with your parents doing something fun and most important showing them how much they are loved and appreciated.

 

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So Cool

We tried and it works!!

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Play Dad

Courtesy of Pinterest

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Bacon

 

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National Junk Food Day

 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

I think this is a day that we *all* have been looking forward to all year long – National Junk Food Day.  Today, July 21st, we can eat all of the junk we want – hopefully without calories!  Today being National Junk Food Day gives us a chance to eat anything and everything we can put our greedy little hands/paws/hooves on and not feel one bit of guilt.  Potato chips, dips, Cheetos, pretzels, ice cream, nuts, french fries, milkshakes, pizza – what’s your pleasure for today?

Personally, I think today is going to be a race here at the Hotel Thompson to see who can eat more junk food – Bacon or his daddy… oh and don’t think Bacon’s mom won’t participate.  She’s been doing that four lettered bad word – DIEt – I’m sure she will enjoy her own as well!

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Paw Time with Houdini


¬†Okay admission is the first step. ¬†Mom has stepped over the line. ¬†Is it sanity or insanity? ¬†She kept telling daddy that she ordered some ‘special’ pillows for the living room chaise. ¬†Dad was like whatever okay. ¬†But mom continued to say they were ‘special’. ¬†Well they came in and I guess they are special. ¬†They look somewhat familiar. ¬†Of course I’m under strict orders not to touch them, look at them or go near them. ¬†What kind of pillows are they if I can roll all over them, right?

Of course mom was oohing and awwing and telling daddy all about them. ¬†I just say give me five seconds with them… alone.

Do you have ‘special’ pillows that you aren’t allowed to touch?

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Leia, Raven, Pepper, Michael and Precious

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:  

Leia: Well, there’s a lot of us, so who goes-

Raven: FIRST!

Pepper: Very mature, kid.

Michael: Have ya’ll ever noticed that your heads can fit¬†in my mouth? How weird is that?

Precious: Will this take long? I haven’t seen the inside of my eyelids in a¬†very long time.

Age:  

Pepper: Um, let’s see. Oldest to youngest? In that case Precious is –

Precious: Still young enough to kick your multi-colored tail if you finish that sentence.

Raven: I find it very odd that we all can tell time yet none of us can even read.

Michael: I’m sixteen months old. Not sure what a month is, but¬†I am sixteen of them.

Leia: Oh for crying out loud. Precious is 12, Pepper is 6,¬†I’m 5, and Raven is 8 months.

Location:  

Leia: I believe we’re in Houston.

Raven: Not exactly Houston. Well, it’s close enough.

Precious: Humble, we’re in Humble.

Pepper: Like, being humble, meek, lowly and that stuff?

Michael: Weird name for a place. I¬†think it’s pronounced “umble” though.

Raven: That’s not how you say “humble”.

Michael: Dude, I know. 

Web/Blog Page:  http://Walkingthroughpain.com

Leia: You should check it out. Or else!

Pepper: Did you just threaten the audience?

Michael: What’s an audience?

Precious: It’s the people who will be reading this later.

Raven: So why not just call them people?

ALL: Ohhhh……

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  

Michael: I was tearing it up with some of my bros, when all of a¬†sudden…

Raven: These enormous hands came in and grabbed me...

Pepper: Next thing I knew, these faces were looking down on me…

Leia: And they hugged me and gave me food and let me chase the¬†cats…

Precious: I infiltrated the male human’s domicile nigh on a decade ago,¬†feigning an injured paw and utilizing my notable skills of stealth¬†and deception in order to set myself up as the veritable queen¬†of this domicile.

Michael: Pepper told me you got beat up and sounded like a tiny little¬†kitten and daddy fed you scraps of –

Precious: Silence demon fluff dog!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?   

Leia: I’ve got an anxiety problem. I literally ate holes in¬†the walls. And, well, mom and dad still kept me around. ¬†That was unexpected.

Raven: I had a pretty bad rash on my side that really messed up the daily schedule for not only my parents, but for my brother and sisters. Sorry, guys.

Pepper: I think I’ve always known that mom and dad were going to be¬†there for me. Then again, I was the cat equivalent of a toddler when they¬†brought me home.

Precious: As my younger canine companion so eloquently stated earlier, I was in all senses of the word, a rescue. Dad found me one night with an injured paw, took me in, and the rest is history.

Michael: The first night I was brought home. They wouldn’t stop recording¬†me. They had these big, goofy grins on their faces.

Leia: Your head fit in my mouth back then.

What has been your¬†biggest ‚ÄúOh no, now I‚Äôve done it‚ÄĚ moment so far in your home? ¬†¬†

Raven: I really haven’t been here long enough to cause much¬†destruction. I did knock over the lamp a few days ago.

Michael: Did you break it?

Raven: No

Pepper: Doesn’t count.

Leia: I followed mom¬†¬†and dad into the garage one time and hopped¬†into the car. I thought we were going for a ride! Turns out, we weren’t. I¬†freaked when they tried to get me out, and well, I peed in the car.

Everyone else: Hee, hee, hee.

Leia: Grrrrrrr!

Michael: Now, see, I peed literally every single night when I first came home. I had an excuse: I was a puppy.

Leia: Shut. Up.

Pepper: So when we moved to the house from the apartment a few¬†years ago, we suddenly got these long, soft sheets hanging from the top of¬†the windows –

Leia: Curtains. And you obliterated them.

Pepper: Yeah….those were a lot of fun.

Precious: Years ago, and I don’t remember much for the night was so¬†traumatic, I supposedly walked up and down the hall, howling, and¬†eventually, relieved myself on the floor. Obviously these accusations are¬†baseless.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more ‚Äď mom or dad ‚Äď and why? ¬†

Leia: Mom. I just wriggled my way into her heart.

Michael: I was a white ball of fluff, of course mom loves me the most.

Pepper: I am an egalitarian paw wrapper.

Raven: You’re an eagle?

Pepper: Yes Raven, I am an eagle.

Raven: So cool. I’m an eagle, too.

Precious: You’ve got both mom and dad around your paws?

Raven: That, too.

Precious: The human male’s soul is mine and mine alone. Touch him¬†not!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  

Leia: The biggest misconception is that as a French bulldog, I should be more fancy. Well, I live in the US, sorry to disappoint.

Pepper: Oui.

Michael: The greatest misconception about me is that I will eat anything and everything in my path, leaving a wake of destruction so wide and vast it could only be called apocalyptic. All I want is some good play time and some snoozing.

Raven: The whole black cat stigma.

Precious: You’re not bad luck.

Raven: Exactly.

 




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

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Travels in the South

Every once in a while, your body just craves a good steak – well so says mom/dad. ¬†And when mom craves steak, dad takes full advantage and takes her to a local steakhouse that they both love. ¬†On this date, mom/dad shared this plate above, of course with a side salad. ¬†This is one of mom’s favorites – a ribeye steak fire grilled on an open flame, medium please. ¬†The juices were still running and mom licked her lips before jumping in with both feet to eat her way out. ¬†And of course by splitting the meal with daddy, that does mean 1/2 the calories. ¬†Dad said it was an awesome dinner. ¬†When was the last time you had steak calling your name?

 

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