Yeah – the cooler weather is finally getting here. I just love Autumn – or Fall – whichever you prefer. I love the cooler weather. I love that it means that it’s almost the holidays. And this year, mom says it means I can run and jump in the leaves in the back yard. I totally can’t wait.
Happy Autumn my friends! XOXO – Bacon
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Oh shivers! This week it has been Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We have watched a lot of the shows. Shows that highlighted when sharks attack. Shows that highlight guys/gals going down in the ocean in shark cages feeding sharks by hand. Shows that highlighted HUGE sharks. Shows that highlight sharks that bit people and showed the bites – shivers.
Then if that wasn’t bad enough, mom got a wild hair over the long weekend and decided to watch ALL of the Jaws movies. Really mom? Not just the original Jaws with “We’re going to need a bigger boat”, but all of them – Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and then Jaws Revenge. Shakes piggy head. Snorts – but us anipals stood by her side and watched with her. Double evil snorts – I even called Houdini Shark Bait. Now *that* was funny.
After this week of watching all of these shows, I had a dream about surfing. It was a nightmare! There is no way this little oinker is going anywhere near the beach. Heck, I may even rethink getting in my piggy pool or the bathtub for that matter!
Have you watched any of these shows on television? Any favorites? Any experiences of seeing sharks in real life? Have you seen them at the beach?
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Little dude, you are a hoot. I read your blog all of the time. I mean, up here in the cold – what else is there to do? All of my buddies come over at least once a week so we can read your page together. You are so funny little man. You should go on the road. What do you think? We’ll buy tickets! Signed Sealed and Funny
Dear Signed Sealed and Funny,
Thanks my friend. I appreciate those kind words. Everyone here at the Hotel Thompson has a tendency not to take life too serious – just go with it and have some fun. It makes life so much more interesting! I’ll let you know about any future road dates. 🙂
You really should overcome your anti-nature fears. It’s great out outside! Look at this great picture that my older brother took of me on the beach. You gotta come here and put your hooves in the sand. Once you do, you’ll never go back! I’ll save a beach chair for you – come on down! Signed Chillin Tiny
Dear Chillin Tiny,
I will keep that in mind my friend. You do look so very comfortable and that picture really pulls at some heart strings. I’ve seen pictures from mom of the beach as well. They make me almost want to rethink my anti-nature policies. I am working on it. When I make that leap of faith, I’ll be sure to let you know. Don’t be surprised if you get a call from me somewhere in the near future my friend! Thanks for the invite.
Oh little man – purr – come on down to the desert and play with me. I’m just like one of your purr things there at the Hotel Thompson. I can help you get over your outdoor phobias. Trust me, I can. Growl – Signed Playful
For some reason, I just don’t get the same love and desire of you wanting to help me like my friend Chillin Tiny. As you said, you are like the purr things here. With that in mind, I’m thinking your parting words of ‘trust me’ would be like something Hemi would say here before he swats me on my piggy fanny. But, I appreciate the invite. I think I’ll stay in the south and continue to be a member of the Hotel Thompson. Take care of yourself my friend. Be sure to use sunscreen.
I bet you had to look twice at this picture, didn’t you or did you? This thing called Photoshop is amazing. I could even Photoshop you in my pouch. Wouldn’t that be fun? I could take you everywhere! Signed Hop n’ Fun
Dear Hop n’ Fun,
PLOL (Pig Laughing Out Loud). That does look like so much fun! Perhaps I do need to come see you in real life so we can have so much fun down under!
Since all of the Harry Potter movies are done and over with, I have a lot of time on my wings these days. Most days now, you can find me skateboarding along the boardwalk. Watch out Tony Hawk – I’m coming for you with some of my tricks. Signed Hedwig
I was just wondering what you were up to these days. I just watched a couple of the Harry Potter movies last weekend. You’re looking good. They must be right about the camera adding 10 pounds plus because you look a lot smaller in this picture! Be safe my friend.
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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, May 14, 2017 – The funny thing about today being Mother’s Day. I took my mom out yesterday for lunch and shopping. You know because it would be less busy and then today I would have time for myself to have me time relaxing. Funny how plans don’t work out that way. I took my mom out again today for lunch with more exciting shopping. More shopping meant more walking/exercising. Awesome huh? Of course many miles later and many dollars spent, I’m exhausted with what feels like no rest this weekend 😦 Miles Moved: 2.03
Monday, May 15, 2017 – Coming to work today felt like a vacation after the olympic weekend I had – LOL. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed my time with my mom and shopping, which I hate to do but enjoyed with mom. But today, I need to really hit some pavement. Miles Moved: 2.93
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Today was definitely a challenge to get my time/rings covered on my i-Watch. I was working by myself today which meant I had to take time where I could, no long walks outside. That’s the great thing I love about my i-Watch. It doesn’t matter how much time you have here/there. It all adds up at the end of the day. It really motivates me which is what I need. Go Apple i-Watch! Miles Moved: 2.49
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – I can tell my body is shifting again. I feel like I’m standing taller/more straight. My tummy doesn’t feel like it jets out as much and my boobs don’t feel like they have separate zip codes these days. Little things that all add up and make you smile and believe that you are walking in the right step. I’ve also changed our diet this week at night. I’m trying to keep it fresh but yet on this way of eating plan with the hub unit. So far, he hasn’t complained about what I’m fixing. That in itself is a bonus cause the guy loves his food – 🙂 Miles Moved: 2.67
Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Okay Mother Nature I get it. It’s the middle of May and almost the beginning of Sweaty Summer as I like to call it. But honestly we do have a couple of more weeks left before the dreaded Sweaty Summer so please play nice and keep it somewhat cool outside for my walks. Today it was H.O.T. We are talking I came back in from my walk in a puddle of sweat. This is not good trying to work the rest of the day. I know I have a secluded office but trust me no one wants to smell that – really. Tomorrow I must rethink my plan of action. Walking around 10:30-11:00AM is not going to work with Sweaty Summer. Miles Moved: 2.41
Friday, May 19, 2017 – Take that Mother Nature! I walked at 9:00 AM while the birds were still chirping and peeps were still thinking about coming in to work. I got to work early and hit the pavement. Still hot but manageable hot. I must remember this for future walks during this time of the year. Heck, if all fails I can still do the path I’ve created in my office building. I’m sure everyone will love to see me walking through the halls – LOL Miles Moved: 2.74
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Today completes 3 full weeks of having perfect circles. I’m exhausted. LOL – I can honestly say that. I need a rest. Hopefully tomorrow. Miles Moved: 2.13
Thoughts for the week: Finally after 20 weeks, I really feel big changes in my body. So much so that I finally bought – gulps – a new swimsuit. Can you believe that? Now it didn’t hurt that the swimsuit had Mickey Mouse (my idol) all over it – LOL. But I can’t wait to get it. The swimsuit is unlike anything I’ve had before. But you know what? I feel more confidence with my body. If you look at the beaches these days, there are all types of shapes wearing swimsuits. Confidence in oneself is key to this. I’m finally at a point in my life that I don’t give a damn what others think of *my* body. It is *my* body and I know where I’ve come and how far it was. So this week we shall all remember – Do not judge others. They are carrying enough stress judging themselves!
This week walked: 17.40
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 233.95
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Welcome to Come Fly With Me! Today is a very special day sponsored by Easy and Queen Madi ❤
Today’s posting is about finding a special place in our city/state/area that we think our cousin Sammy would love to visit. We thought of Sammy and knew that there was one spot we had to share. Our beloved Tybee Island. We will visit the beach – of course putting your toes in the water is optional. You can sleep on the warm sand and listen to the waves of the ocean. You can walk down the pier over the water – there’s always fisherman out with lots of yummy things they call bait. You can even explore under the pier for goodies.
And what else will you find? Lots of LOVE.
We love you cousin Sammy! We hope you enjoy your visit with us at the beach 🙂
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Dear Bacon – Thank goodness for Pokemon GO! While everyone is out looking for Pokemon, me and my bros are practicing our battle Corgi skills on an empty beach. Talk about fun in the sun. No one to watch us work our magic. Corgi’s will rule one day ! We might even let you in on our team since your’e a cool pig. Signed Corgi’s Unite!
Dear Corgi’s Unite – Oh my piggy heavens! Look at ya’ll with your swords and everything. Dudes, ya’ll have skills. I just know I could fit in. I have a powerful snout. Trust me on that. I put my head down and snout out and CHARGE! Keep practicing and keep me posted okay.
Dear Bacon – Hey. You definitely need to join us for a drink the next time you are in our area. We know this bar where everyone knows your pet and human name. The tab is endless – they just bill our charges to the human folks when they come in – good deal, huh? So the next time you are our way, stop in for a bowl of milk or popcorn or a pint… of ice cream that is. Signed, Coon, Pug and Mutt
Dear Coon, Pug and Mutt – Now you are talking my language. A anipal friendly bar where they know our names and don’t bill us but our humans. I am so in on this fun ride. Save me a pint please cause I’m off to map you on my Waze app.
Dear Bacon – You do realize that by the human dressing me up in this garb, taking my picture and then laughing like a jackass, there will be punishment repaid. How embarrassing huh? The human is even talking about me wearing this ridiculous outfit for Halloween in a couple of months. Please make this stop. What can I do? Signed Oscar (and yes that’s my name – rolls kitty eyes)
Dear cough-cough Oscar – Dude, you have to admit the brilliance of your outfit. I know – I know. But look at you. You are rocking the Oscar the Grinch outfit and it is priceless in the second picture. I think you would definitely be a blast at Halloween in that costume. But just say for pay back, maybe you can leave a fur ball on your humans favorite chair or on their pillow. I think that would be plenty sufficient cause trust me. In the end, you are the STAR!
Dear Bacon – I don’t get it. These Air Jordans are suppose to make you be able to jump and fly and dunk. I can’t do any of these things still. I say this is false advertisement. I should sue that human. What do you think? Signed Skippy
Dear Skippy – Snorts my friend. First off, I think in order to “jump and fly” you would actually need some on your back feet as well. And then running with a little thrust, you might just be able to fly. And hey, it might help if you lace them up. I’m just saying. You don’t want to be mid-air and lose your shoe. But until then, maybe you should watch this movie called, “White Men Can’t Jump”. You know just for research purposes. You might be able to make some money on the side if you take careful notes. Let me know okay and I can be your manager one day.
Dear Bacon – I win again this year! This is me in my championship picture of hide and go seek. Awesome huh? Every year in my county, they have a contest with anipals hiding in their environment. I won again! That’s two years back to back. So, you got any wonderful hide and seek pictures? Signed Winner
Dear Winner – OMP – I had to take a double look there to find you my friend. You do blend – very well! I say conpigulations on your win. And it’s never too early to start working on next year’s winning picture. I just know you can make it three years in a roll! You go!
REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please keep emailing me your pictures and letters.
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Dear Bacon – Never EVER trust a dare from a dog my friend. They will put you up to something knowing darn well that the end results would not be good… at least for the kitty. The barky thing was like, “Hey, cool kitty don’t you want to fly?” He persuaded me that hanging on to this balloon would be the coolest thing since sliced bread. What he neglected to tell me was that the balloon was going to float my hairy little body up and it would scare me and then my nails would come out and when I was half way up the balloon would pop because of said nails. That bastard dog is all I gotta say. Never trust them. Signed I’m Floating… but not for long
Dear I’m Floating … but Not for Long – Okay apparently the pooch had the brilliance of foresight to take your picture to capture this for eternity. And you have to admit that it was really creative on his part to see if you could fly, even if it was momentarily. Look at the bright side, you are a cool cat!
Dear Bacon – There I was. Finally I had the attention of the gal that so rocks my world. I was showing her my ninja moves trying to impress her with my skills and abilities. While my buddy Rolan was on the porch rolling with kitty laughter. I tell you pig, never let your friends stay around when you are trying to hit on a chick. They don’t help in any way. Signed Ninja Kitty
Dear Ninja Kitty – I gotta say you got some moves my friend. I think that pose is awesome. Who says cats can’t push themselves off of the floor and kick that high? I wish I could! I bet I would be able to impress the ladies too. And don’t worry about Rolan. That’s why he is still single – snorts.
Dear Bacon – Sometimes when you are tired you are just too tired to care. Here I was climbing my house to get my kitty cat exercise. That’s when it hit me – BAM! I was tired. So I did what I do best. I made the best of the situation and took me a little sunny siesta. I could feel the heat from the sun on me and was dreaming for just a while that I was on the beach somewhere enjoying sand in my paws and a cold drink beside me. Sigh – it was such a great dream. That is until I fell out of the hammock onto my tushy on the floor. Shakes my body. Dreams suck sometimes. Signed Taking Five
Dear Taking Five – I agree. Sometimes dreams do suck. Once, I had a dream that I met Miss Piggy and we were going swimming in a lake under the moonlight – just me and the love of my life. The water woke me up – I peed on myself. Shakes piggy head. See, dreams can suck like you can’t imagine!
Dear Bacon – I’m all for one in picking up sports that fit your body and your skills. I myself LOVE to swim – especially diving off of the diving board. And what can I say? This body was made for belly flops at our local watering hole. I highly recommend them. And I can tell that you would be good at this. Just look at your pot-belly. That is a piece of artwork you have there my friend. Next time you get a chance, take the splash. Signed Happy Trails
Dear Happy Trails – Really you think so? You think this belly is made for some flops in the water? I do work hard at maintaining my piggy physique. It’s not as easy as one would think it is. It takes time perfecting the right amount of munchies throughout the day to have this keg – who wants a six pack these days? That’s just so common! Happy swimming my friend!
Dear Bacon – Play with the little humans they said. No one will get hurt they said. It would be fun they said… aren’t those famous last words? So I let the little humans play with me – I was thinking chase not bury the treasure. I knew I was in trouble when they dug a hole and stuck me in it. And then the big humans had the nerve to yell, “Dinner”. You know those pesky little people left me like this – nothing to help me but my paws and tail sticking up. Really? This is how you treat me for not leaving poo in your house. Barks – we’ll see how fast that changes. Signed Butt Deep in Trouble
Dear Butt Deep in Trouble – I have to admit that it does look kind of fun. I mean not the you are stuck in the sand never to flee again or chase mailman fun… but the look at you aren’t you so cute with your paws and tail sticking out fun. I think you look so very cute! Don’t worry, you can bury the little humans next time when they play – fair play is fair play – snorts with piggy laughter.
REMEMBER my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to email me your letters and pictures ❤
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Mom and dad said they received word that Santa and Mrs Claus are officially on vacation. They were sighted on a beach kicking back for some much needed rest and relaxation. I don’t blame them. I’m sure it was a very hectic holiday season. I’ve heard that it’s not easy keeping eight reindeer and a bunch of elves in line. I can only assume that’s it’s kind of like trying to keep daddy out of trouble during this time of year – almost impossible snorts.
This year went by so FAST. It seems like I yawned in January and BOOM it was Christmas. So this is what my calculations brought me to:
There’s only 363 shopping days left until Christmas next year. I mean heck look at some of you – you’re already getting in the mood. You already have decorations up. 🙂
Happy Planning my friends!
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Oh dear piggy heavens. You will *not* believe what Bashful and his new friend Sweet Pea was doing in Florida on the beach. Oh my goodness. This might be too X-Rated for you my friends… yet I know you want to see. Go check it out here.
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Oh my friends – it was a quick weekend here at the Hotel Thompson. There were lots of things going on and lots of stuff to get done before the big guy comes on Christmas day. Mom/dad ran some errands and little Houdini had a vet’s visit – he’s good no worries there. He just had some yearly shots so he was a little needy. With all of that said, we had a no electronics kind of weekend.
But I’m here to tell you my friends, I’ve got updates on my Bashful. You know he is visiting Denny and Reilly from Cowspotdog in Florida. He is having a BLAST. OMP – wait until you see some of his antics, pictures and what he is doing and who he is doing it with – squeals!
Be sure to go visit my friends Denny and Reilly and let them know Bacon sent you 🙂
Who is this glamorous looking woman Bashful is hanging out with? Look at her markings – it almost looks like she is wearing lace – how beautiful is that my friends? And those eyes – I can just see her batting those eyes at Bashful – and look at Bashful’s grin!
So who is she? What are they doing together? Where exactly are they? All good questions. Go check with Denny and Reilly to find out 🙂
Don’t you wish you were laying in the sun with these two enjoying the rays and feeling the sand on your body? Do they not bring to your mind immediate relaxation? I have to admit, this little oinker would absolutely LOVE to be there right now. Go visit Denny and Reilly for the full story and what the two did after soaking up some sun.
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