Barks! Now that I have your attention my friends, I must share something fabulous with you. Something that is so exciting – something that I have been keeping a secret for two entire weeks. And you know for a terrier to keep something a secret – that just blows your little doggy mind! Okay – Okay – let me *try* to calm down for a minute and give you some back up information. Some of you may remember reading about DOGtv on my weekly Paw Time with Houdini series. If you missed it, you can check out my postings here and here.
I absolutely ❤ DOGtv. I wrote them an email straight from my puppy heart. And they extended all of my friends here two months of on-line subscription free when they sign up for one month at DOGtv using the code PIGLOVE at checkout. It’s really a cool channel just made for us pooches. I watch it every night before I go to bed. It’s kind of like my nightly routine here at the Hotel Thompson.
Well friends, I want you to check out something that came out today on-line with the newspaper USA Today. You will absolutely not believe who made it in the paper – coughs, barks, grunts and then smiles with happiness. I’ve even copied the article below for your convenience. Guess who is doing the happy dance at the Hotel Thompson?
I want to take this point to give a shout out to USA Today and Jueun Choi – barks you’re the best!
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Dear Bacon – I can explain. Really I can. You see, I was really helping my mom out. She kept talking about how much she hated the wallpaper in the hallway. I just thought I would help her out with it. You understand, right? Signed Busted
Dear Busted – I understand completely my friend. You see, my mom was like that last year about the linoleum in the kitchen. She talked about how much she hated it – just as imagine your mom did about the wallpaper. One day, I used my powerful snout and helped pull up a HUGE piece in the middle of the kitchen floor when daddy wasn’t looking. Like your mom, mine was not too happy with me in the beginning. But in the end when she had the floor re-done professionally she told me I did a great job in pushing her to get it done. Give your mom some time. Surely she will see the bigger picture later and thank you.
Dear Bacon – Have you ever been so tired that you just sleep where you are? Like in this picture, it just *hit* me out of the blue and I couldn’t move another paw. I was just tired out. Signed Balancing Act
Dear Balancing Act – You do have some unique powers there my friend. I could *never* balance my little piggy body like that and sleep without fear of falling. Although, I have been known to just tumble over in pure exhaustion… usually after chasing the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson. Snorts.
Dear Bacon – My humans are crazy. You don’t believe me? Look at this outfit. Have you ever seen something so outrageously stupid? I’m so embarrassed. A onesie maybe – but this covering my head/ears… help. Signed Help Me
Dear Help Me – I get it. I really do. One or the other – not both in the same outfit. But you know in a way, you kind of remind me of a giraffe. Not that I’m hating on you. I think it’s kind of adorable. Maybe safe the outfit for Halloween – it’s not too far away. Yes I think that is it. Use that outfit to your advantage for Halloween. Stay cool my friend and have fun.
Dear Bacon – OMD! Every time I get in the car with my human dad, this is the look I get on my face. You gotta help me pig. My dad thinks he is the all time best driver in the world and wants to drive Nascar. I’m telling you, you are safer in the streets than on the sidewalks with him coming down the road. Help me! Signed Frozen in Shock
Dear Frozen in Shock – Dude, your dad has got to be a really bad driver with that look of fear on your face. Are you sure he wasn’t like doing a movie or something. Priceless my friend – just priceless. Maybe you should hide his keys next time. Maybe you should beg your mother to drive instead. Maybe you should say you didn’t feel up to a drive and stay home. I know I would if my mom drove like your dad – snorts with piggy laughter. But if you must go, buckle up and close your eyes tight. Stay safe!
Dear Bacon – Shaking doggy head. I didn’t think I would end up like this but I have. I needed to make some extra money to keep me in treats. So, I did what every respectful dog would do. – I started a babysitting job. I have sunk so low. Five purr things a day – five days a week. They are wearing me out! They think I’m their own personal jungle gym. Any suggestions? Signed Sit for You
Dear Sit for You – How about a game of hide and go seek… of course inside so the little tykes can’t get into much trouble. That way, they are off of you and hiding – hopefully for hours – snorts with piggy laughter. Have fun my friend!
REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send your letters and pictures to me at my email. 🙂
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I was a good boy I was. No, really I was. I was on my best behavior yesterday afternoon. My new pig sitter Hannah came over to visit and go over my schedule routine. I admit I wasn’t very snuggly – I’m trying to figure out if it’s time for me to hibernate or run. This weather has me all bent out of shape. But I did lay on the couch and listen to her and daddy. And she did pet my back a little bit. And yes. She stilled smelled like baby powder. Such a great smell!
Daddy went over everything with her – my feeding schedule, what foods I like, what television shows I can watch and my bedtime. He explained that mommy reads me a bedtime story every night and puts a treat on my pillow. You know Hannah laughed at him about that. I’m not sure why. Don’t all little piggies get bedtime stories and turn down service?
Hannah is suppose to come back to the Hotel Thompson bright and early Saturday morning in time for mom/dad to leave on their vacation. I know they will have fun and they promise to call me every day to check on things. Hannah seems nice enough. She’s just not the mommy. Can you tell I’m already missing mommy?
Of course the purr things here, Hemi and Mouse Girl, say that they are old pro’s at this kind of thing with mommy and daddy leaving. They say that I will get used to it…. I don’t think so. Here are mom’s instructions for Hannah. Do you think she missed anything?
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