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Dear Bacon – 20131208-210953.jpgLife is so not fair dude.  Life has become so politically correct lately that no wants to do the things they were doing before because they feel they don’t have to.  Do you know what I mean?  This is me.  I told my human I needed to go for a walk.  What do they do?  They give me the pan and sweeper, told me to walk myself and to clean up after myself.  What?  Isn’t that what the humans are suppose to do?  Not anymore they said.  They said that it wasn’t their poop and I needed to clean it myself.  Enough with this politically correct stuff already.  What do you say?  Signed Swifter

Dear Swifter – Oh pal, I so get you.  People are taking life way too serious and need to lighten up a bit.  Life is too short to be in a constant battle of being politically correct.  I say give back that pan and sweeper to the humans.  You are not playing that game.  If they don’t agree, I think a few strategic poop bombs will work – snorts.  Let me know how it works out for you okay.


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Dear Bacon – I don’t get it.  Everyday at the zoo, I come out to greet the humans.  They all make Batman jokes.  I just don’t get and understand it.  My name is Ben not Batman.  Do you get it and if you do can you please explain this to me.  Shakes bear head.  Signed Ben

Dear Ben – Smiles and oinks.  You see my friend there is the superhero called Batman.  Batman’s symbol is like the one here to the right.  I wanted to show you this picture because I need you to see what it looks like.  Now, I need you to go look in the mirror at your handsome chest.  Do you see the resemblance?  That’s right – nods head.  You are Batbear!  Snorts with piggy laughter.

I think personally that is a HUGE compliment.  You have the same markings as a superhero.  That makes *you* a superhero my friend.  Think about that.  You have talent.  I say work it up for all it’s worth and have fun with your markings.

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Dear Bacon – squeaks!  For my birthday, all I asked for was one little thing. I wanted a Radio Flyer.  The small human here has one and they play with theirs all of the time.  It looks like so much fun.  I wanted one too.  That way the little human could pull me around the house and have fun.  The day of my birthday, I woke up and guess what?!  I had my Radio Flyer!  Have you ever been in one?  I feel like I can fly!  What do you think?  Do I make this Radio Flyer?  Signed Pig on Wheels

Dear Pig on Wheels – Awesome my friend.  You totally rock that look and look like you are having the time of your life.  I’ve never been in a Radio Flyer.  I think I may need to add one to my Christmas list this year.  I think  could get use to sitting in it and having people pull me all around.  Squeals with delight – carry on and have fun!

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Dear Bacon – Is it working?  I saw the hunk of my dreams walk by.  I’ve heard on television that one way the humans attract their mates is to flip their hair.  I thought I would give it try.  What do you think? Yes or no?  Signed Fluffy

Dear Fluffy – hubba hubba my sweet.  I think it is so working.  You flipped that hair so seductively.  If you flipped it my way, I would be so taken with your beauty and wonder.  If your friend doesn’t catch on, let me know.  Call me okay.

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Dear Bacon – That stinking purr thing has ticked me off for the last time.  Every time I turn around, Mr. Giggles does something to *me* and then blames me for anything and everything when the humans are looking.  Mr. Giggles steals my puppy food, drinks my water and sleeps in my masters bed near his head.  Enough of this.  I’m a dog in charge.  Mr. Giggles is going to get it in three, two, one – BOOM.  Signed Mr. Pooky

Dear Pooky – Shakes piggy head.  First off my friend, I thought your humans were a little eccentric naming the kitty Mr. Giggles.  Then I saw your name, Mr. Pooky.  Not like there is anything wrong with that, it’s just unique.  Have you thought this through all of the way?  If you scare the giggles out of Mr. Giggles, rolls eyes, can you imagine what he is going to do to you for payback?  Cause you know it’s going to happen my friend.  I’d say rethink the situation and see possibly how you can set him up like he does to you.  Maybe take one of Mr. Giggles furballs and strategically place it on your master’s pillow.  That might be a better route.  Not that I would know anything like that or not.  Looks innocent and whistles.

 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Shelagh Na Gig

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:  My name is Shelagh Na Gig, which is shortened to Shelagh at home. My slave human believes she picked it from a PJ Harvey song she’s fond of, but obviously I just did some ninja-jedi mind control on her so that she gave me the name of a pagan Goddess. My true name will remain ineffable – of course.

Age:  I’m ten years on this planet but as a goddess, I’m obviously eternal within the universe.

Location:  I was born in the Royal Palace (Now the Asian Art Museum – see wikipedia ) by Liston in Corfu Town and currently reside in less than palatial surroundings in a Central Athens flat with my human slave and 2 cat minions.

Web/Blog Page:  https://kizbotblog.wordpress.com/ is where my human rants on about Greek politics and wibbles on about food. Though you will find pictures of me and the other two urchin dolts she has forced me to endure as residents of my Royal Court. Neither of them can ever hope to equal my beauty, royal elegance or supreme deity intelligence. But tolerate them I must.

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Fortunately, I only have to put up with one human slave. It’s quite trying to mind control the idiots, so one will suffice. My early childhood was marked by some rather unregal deprivation and when I saw the woman, who I instantly recognized as an easy mark, I simply walked up and sat on her. To give credit where it’s due, she is at least relatively quick on the uptake and agreed to my terms of ownership of her almost as instantly as I laid them out.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When she brought me back to Athens after an intensely annoying journey where I was forced to sit in a cage. A CAGE! The indignity of it! Forced to sit for many hours travelling in a cage! Anyways, upon arrival she immediately let me out onto the balcony and said, ‘If your highness would care to peruse her new surroundings?’ or words to that effect, then I knew she would make a good servant.  

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Dora: Oh hark at miss snotty knickers! I still eat all your food.
Shelagh: Desist this insolence! This is my interview.
Deep within the flat from under the bookcase.
Elsa: That woman kidnapped me!
Shelagh and Dora: Shut up dummy!
Dora: Duh! You’d have frozen to death in the snow if the soft-hearted cow hadn’t picked you up!
Shelagh: Silence!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I’ve had no such moment as I am perfection in royal cat form. However, the moment that the slave most tried my patience was when she came back with the House Pest – Dora. It’s taken 3 years to recover from the shock and then she brought back another one. At least the new edition, though young and stupid, is entirely black, whereas the house pest looks like a Jersey Cow – so common! I have finally come to accept that Dora serves a purpose as another minion. Thus she is tolerated – under protest.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? The slave is generally easy to mind control and is extremely well behaved apart from the two major slip ups when she has returned with unwelcome additions to my Royal residence

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  As I’m exceedingly and regally beautiful there are some idiotic humans who think this means they have permission to lay their hands on me. The slave has been instructed to warn them of the inadvisability of deigning to touch a goddess but they often ignore her warnings and are dealt a lightning claw strike to put them in their place. Only the slave is allowed close proximity.



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

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Houdini

That’s right – you read that correctly.  Bacon is letting me fill in for him this week.  He doesn’t think I can do Dear Bacon.  Let me know what you think sweet friends ❤


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Dear Houdini – This is not funny.  Really it’s not.  My human is crazy.  Can you save me please?  Signed Potato in Waiting

Dear Potato in Waiting – BARKS!  I gotta admit that it’s a little funny.  Really think about it.  How many anipals can say they look like a hot potato and you are hot.  I say save the look for Halloween and go for it.  You will win so many contests for originality and beauty.


20131208-211622.jpgDear Houdini – I heard about your accident the other day with a pillow that exploded at the Hotel Thompson.  I *know* you can relate.  You *have* to relate.  I was sitting on the front porch minding my own business when this cushion suddenly blew up for no apparent reason.  I was just as shocked as everyone else.  Signed Mystified

Dear Mystified – I know!  It’s unbelievable how those things happen out of the blue – spontaneous combustion does happen.  It is highly documented.  I think pillows only do this when dogs are around so that we can personally take the blame.  Yeah – that has to be it.  Surely it’s not because of something us sweet devout pooches did.  No way!  I say cover yourself my friend.  No camera documentation means you didn’t do it.  I’m sticking to that story and you should too!


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Dear Houdini – I know you are just a mere dog but let me tell you something, I’ve earned my stripes.  I’m fierce.  I’m strong.  I’m a rocking cat that can shake your world if you don’t obey me.  You just remember that about us cats okay.  Cats rule and dogs drool!  Signed Stripes

Dear Stripes – Barks and laughter!   Wait a minute while I pick myself up from laughing and rolling around here on the floor.  Cats rule and dogs drool – too funny.  Okay maybe we dogs do drool when we are excited but there is no way that cats rule – sorry Hemi.  Us doggies are higher on the who is in charge chain.  And your stripes – oh my dog!  Really?  Walk away from the sun my friend and tell me about those stripes then – Barks!


 

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Dear Houdini – There I was sitting on the sofa from another long day of working on the farm.  I was so exhausted.  I had the television on for sound and that’s when I saw it.  A commercial for a dating service for Farmers Only.  WOW!  I never knew it existed.  Do you think I have a chance with a lady?  Signed Stetson

Dear Stetson – YES you do.  We all have chances.  And how could anyone say no to a cowboy hat?  Mommy says those are hot!


20131208-211746.jpgDear Houdini – There is a problem with this slide.  Really there is.  I slide down it all of the time.  But this date, I did’t slide.  What the hamster world happened?  Signed Stuck

Dear Stuck – Perhaps it was too dry to slide down. Perhaps you have more fluff than usual and it was a little tight?  It could happen.  I know sometimes my t-shirts get a little snug like that and I have to cut back a bit.  And then perhaps you just need a gentle push?  Call me if you need some assistance.  I’ll get the jaws of life out to get you out of a tight spot.  In the meantime, take it easy okay.

 

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Paw Time with Houdini


 Barks!  Hello friends to the end of a very short work week – YAY!!  I’m so glad it’s over.  I’m ready for some more mommy time this weekend.  Plus this weekend I have a spa date scheduled.  I really need it.  Daddy said I smell like a dog.  As if he wishes he was that lucky to smell like me, right?  It’s hard working getting that smell.  Come on my fellow anipals, you know what I’m talking about.

Bacon told you earlier in the week that we did nothing over the holiday.  We made mom slow down and rest.  That was the most important thing for the holiday – get rest!  Sometimes moms think they are Super Women and try to do everything.  I’m sure you can relate to your moms.   Everyone was in the living room watching some television show one day and mom woke up to this picture.  Of course she had to snap a picture.  She was afraid to move too much because she would wake us up.  It was hilarious.  And Bacon is no fool.  He was asleep on the floor under the fan.  Smart oinker huh?  So my friends remember to get extra snuggles this weekend.

Now I leave you with Jokes wit Dad.  Be afraid – barks with puppy laughter.

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,
Why do the humans dress us up in clothes?  It really disturbs me.  I look like a giant bumblebee.  What do you think?  Signed Buzz

Dear Buzz,

You know you really do look cute though.  My human dresses me up.  I let her.  Do you know why?  Even though we may look extremely stupid, the humans enjoy it.  It brings a smile to my mom’s face every single time.  Knowing that, it’s worth it looking silly.  I say enjoy your human interaction and continue bringing a smile to their face my friend.  If that’s all it takes to make them happy, so be it. And the upside, they usually give us treats afterwards, right?  🙂


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Hey little guy – we laugh all of the time.  It’s what we do.  We would love for you to come out and visit.  We would make room for you.  What do you think?  Signed The Three Amigos

Dear The Three Amigos,

That is an awesome picture my friends.  I’m sure there is somewhere I could go with ya’ll laughing but I just can’t put my snout on it.  Ya’ll look so happy!  I will so be there running with ya’ll…. when I overcome my anti-nature stance.  It will happen.  Don’t count me out yet from all of the fun!


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Dear Panchetta,
I am an artist!  Do not think twice of me on my drinking.  It inspires my inner soul.  I would like to paint you – all of you since you are a plus size piggy.  Would you pose for me?  Signed Raphael Chickatello

Dear Raphael Chickatello,

WOW – I am honored… I think.  I really don’t think that I am old enough to pose in any of your paintings.  I think you should move on to maybe cows.  That’s it – cows.  I think cows should be your muse.  They are so much more to work with than just me… a little pig.  Carry on my friend and paint to your hearts content.


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Dear Bacon,
Insert spy music.  The humans think they are so smart in putting out these ‘traps’.  They hurt!  But never fear, this is how we really get the cheese without setting them off.  Now you know our secrets!  Signed Top Mouse

Dear Top Mouse,

I love that move!  I wonder if there is enough wire to suspend me over something delicious.  It looks like a hoot!  You definitely have the moves my friend.  Keep it up my secret friend!


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I know you’re probably wondering why I’m smiling, right?  Well, the human will shortly find out when he slips on his shoes – bark bark.  Signed Frisky

Dear Frisky,

No wonder you are in the back yard in nature.  Leaving little ‘gifts’ like that is not helping your cause of staying inside where it’s cool in the middle of the hot summer. Think about it my friend.  You might want to rethink your gift policies.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Attention Friends – I Need YOU!

I once again have openings on my Spotlight Thursday interviews.  If you have not been interviewed or if you know of someone who would like to be interviewed, please have them comment below and/or send me an email at baconthompson@gmail.com  All anipals are welcomed 🙂

❤ Thanks for your help my friends! ❤

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon – Just chilling here in the jungle having my snack of bamboo.

It’s so bright here in my life that I have to wear shades.

Do you wear shades?  Signed Care Bear

Dear Care Bear – You know you do look awfully cool wearing those shades.

I’m going to have to see if mom can find me a pair for me to sport around.


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Dear Bacon – Hello man.  This is the picture from my pet annual that my mom got me this year from dog school.

Do I look like I’m a chilling here in this picture?  Because, I was like the happening pooch this year.  Signed Uptown

Dear Uptown – I like the look.  I could so easily see it catching on here in the neighborhood.

You ought to give P-Diddy a run for his money and come out with your own clothing line.  I bet it would be hot!


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Dear Bacon – Do these glasses make me all Sally Jessy Raphael or do they give me a classical smart look?  Signed Princess Tink Tink

Dear Princess Tink Tink – Well, honestly they do remind me of Ms. Raphael.

But, on the other hand they have a little more pink in them than hers that have more red.

I think you look classical with a touch of smart emphasis.  Vogue baby and wear those specs!


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Dear Bacon – Sometimes at the zoo when people aren’t looking, we can let our hair down and be ourselves.

Visitors don’t get to see the real ‘us’.  If they did, can you image what they would think?  Signed Caesar

Dear Cesar – I think it would be hoot if I went to the zoo and got to see the ‘real’ ya’ll.  It would be hilarious.

I bet you would have more people coming back to the zoo for visits.  I think you need to see if you can get the rules at the zoo changed.


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Dear Bacon – Hey little dude.  I’m from Hollywood and my owner walks me around all of the time with him everywhere we go.

A lot of people will walk up to me and tell my human that I remind them of someone but they can’t quite put their finger on it.  I’m not sure who in the world it would be.  Signed Spike

Dear Spike – I’m not really sure.  I think you are working the outfit though.  And hey, I’m sure you fit right in at the Hollywood hills.  Just keep enjoying the attention my friend.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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