What week would be complete without a birthday cake picture? Mom/dad went to a local italian restaurant last week for mom’s birthday. This is a piece of wonderful cake mom got at the end of her meal. It’s called the Black Tie Mousse Cake. It has rich layers of chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake and a creamy melt in your mouth mousse. Did mom enjoy it. YES. It was just enjoy to enjoy and share with daddy.
Welcome my friends. I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living. It’s a step in the right direction for sure. I hope you come along for the ride. Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share. Hope you enjoy. Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤
Week of 07/01-07/07/2018 – Week 26
“Dear Journal – What an awesome week this was. It was my birthday on July 3rd. This was one of the best birthdays I’ve had in such a long time. I was surrounded by love and I felt it. We had a wonderful time celebrating all week – eating out and just having fun. I felt so lucky to have so much love coming from all directions. It was such a blessing for sure. I didn’t count calories. I didn’t wear my Apple i-Watch and monitor my walking. I laughed and celebrated LIFE. Here’s to another great year to accomplish goals now – cheers!”
Did you celebrate the 4th of July this week? This week has been one continual pawty here at the Hotel Thompson. Every year during the 4th of July, it’s *always* a pawty. Not just for the 4th but there’s also another important howliday in there. On the 3rd, it was mom’s barkday. We had a blast! There was cake, ice cream, presents, dinners and bunches of shopping and fun. Mom/dad and Nana even went and saw the new Jurassic World movie. They had such a great time playing together. And they didn’t forget us anipals either. We had doggy ice cream to celebrate the week.
Journalist Rocky the Squirrel – Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Today is July 4th – the birthday of our nation. On this day, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special. Do you know how this date originated? Here’s a little background information for you:
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other representatives from the thirteen colonies voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. Thus, July 4th is known as Independence Day in the United States. The actual Declaration of Independence is in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.
And here’s a little bit of trivia knowledge to WOW some of your friends. The Declaration of Independence didn’t actually get all of the signatures by the representatives until August 1776. The President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock, had to sign it to make it official. Have you ever heard of the saying, “Put your John Hancock on it?” Now, you know where the saying originated from.
Today we enjoy this day by celebrating our freedom. It’s a time for some good old fashioned baseball, hot dogs and family picnics. Throw in some parades and fireworks and it becomes a holiday with a bang!
This post goes out to my brother Hemingway – Hemi for short. He is a lot of things here at the Hotel Thompson.
He is my brother.
He is my friend.
He is the master cat.
He is mom/dads oldest.
I talk about him a lot here on my blog. Mostly about him using his ginormous paw to slap me on the rump – snorts. But really, today is his birthday. Today he turns the big 14 years young. Happy birthday Hemi.
And just remember Hemi, with your age – snorts –
you might want to cut back on spanking this oinker.
Okay maybe not in the house but close enough – snorts with piggy laughter. My boy Bashful has been hanging out in Florida these past couple of months with Ellis, Allie and Raz having a blast in the sun. Well guess what?
Today is Bashful’s birthday!!
You must jump over and visit Ellis, Allie and Raz and see the birthday party they are throwing Bashful. It’s a hoot!!
Today, January 6th, is a special day. For one thing, it’s Cuddle Up Day. Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? It’s cold outside, make a fire and cuddle up for some snuggles. And, you don’t have to cuddle with someone to appreciate this day. Cuddle up in your favorite chair in front of that fireplace, pop in a movie, relax and enjoy your time. Bring out one of your favorite stuffed animals – I’ve seen Bacon’s mom do that. And hey, speaking of Bacon – cuddle up to your favorite pet. I know Bacon will get his share of cuddles today.. as well as Houdini… as well as Hemi… as well as Mouse Girl 🙂
Today is also another special day. Today is also the big guy’s birthday here at the Hotel Thompson. It’s dad’s birthday. Now, he won’t tell us how old he is but I think he was around during the dinosaur era. Why? Because I hear Bacon’s mom calling him T-Rex at times. Shakes squirrel head – so that has to be true, right?
So at this time, all of us here at the Hotel Thompson would like to wish the big guy a very wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You do so much for us from giving us nuts to cleaning our litter boxes out to even cooking for us from time to time. You are definitely the icing on our cake… and speaking of cake – enjoy – we love you big guy!
Hey Bacon’s friends. This is Bacon’s mom and dad here. We are hi-jacking the little guy’s blog this afternoon for an important announcement. Today is also our pig-son’s birthday. Our baby Bacon turns the big 6 today! Can you believe he was born on our anniversary? Just one more little sign that his adoption was meant to be with us.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACON!
Bacon has brought so much joy here at the Hotel Thompson. When I tell you there is *never* a dull moment, that is certainly the truth. Bacon is like the little child we never had. He’s very smart – as you all know from him writing his blog here – cough cough. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, how much stress you encounter in the world – he is always here waiting for you with a snort and oink. I’m not sure what me or Jim would do without Bacon and our other ‘children’: Houdini, Hemi and Mouse Girl in our lives. They bless us beyond our imagination.
So today, we raise our glass with you our friends to send out a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best pig-son we could ever have. And here’s to years and years of more happiness and adventures! Help us out our friends in wishing Bacon the best of all birthdays!
Bacon – may all your dreams come true. May you have more delights today than ever before. We love you our boy!
And thanks to my bro across the pond – Phenny – for these awesome presents. That card was almost as big as me! I loved it. Thanks bro ❤
Oh friends – what a great past couple of days. There is so much to catch up with – snorts. You see, mom has been off from the worky place since Friday, June 30th. Isn’t that awesome?! Since mom has been going full steam with the exercise and it was her birthday this holiday, she put up her Apple i-Watch and let her hair down so to speak. She told dad that she claimed the Hotel Thompson to be a “No Exercise/Diet” palace until she went back to work today. Now don’t worry. She didn’t go to crazy, just the opposite in fact.
Mom went out with Nana on Saturday and we think she got overheated. She came home in the afternoon feeling icky with germs of a summer cold. She just couldn’t get cold enough. In fact, at one time I thought she was going to climb in the freezer. That would have been fun. Of course, I would have taken pictures for sure.
She felt better Sunday and her/dad went shopping to all of her key places. And for her birthday, she picked up this outfit to the right. So her, right?! I mean who could have picked a better outfit? Of course dad is still shaking his head in disbelief that mom bought jeans with holes *already* in them. Hilarious that mom of mine for sure. And I did mention birthday.
Mom’s birthday was 7/3 – she turned 39 again. Her/dad celebrated on the fourth with all of the fireworks and dad something about still making their own fireworks after 29 years… silly daddy huh? Oh and mom wants to thank everyone for their well wishes on Facebook, their calls and their cards. All of them really touched her ❤ We love all of you very much!!
I made sure mom got plenty of rest, love and shopping in her days off – and no exercise. It was hard to push her out of bed this morning to go back to work. I tell you. A pig’s job is never done – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.
Dear Bacon – This is the pits. No, I mean it really. It’s not bad enough that my humans put these ridiculous pajamas on me. Now I have to wear the cone of shame. AND they sat me in a make shift bed which is really an old potty box with a blanket. Really? This is how they treat me. Can you give me a word of encouragement my piggy friend? Signed Cat in the Hat
Dear Cat in the Hat – You know my friend. You are looking at this all wrong. Look at it from the positive prospective. They put pajamas on you – I’m guessing – so that you wouldn’t scratch whatever you had done surgically, right? Then they put the pitiful projector on your head so you couldn’t lick or bite that particular surgical spot, right? AND then they put you in a comfortable spot with a blankie so you would be comfy. See, look at it from this perspective. Do you know what all of that adds up to this little piggy? To me, it says your humans care for you way more than you think and want you to be comfortable during this duration. Instead of looking at it from your point of view, take it from my point of view. And let me add, suck it up for all it’s worth – humans love that when they think they’ve done something to you 🙂
Dear Bacon – Can you believe my humans have the audacity to blame ‘me’ – innocent cute little ‘me’ – as stealing one of their valuable orange crunchy things they snack on while watching television? Me. There is no way they can pin this crime on me. There is no proof! Signed Cheeto
Dear Cheeto – Do me a favor my friend. Go to your nearest mirror and look at yourself. Go ahead. I’l wait. Whistles while waiting and taps hooves. Oh good you are back. Did you see that incriminating evidence on your cute little face? The orange stuff my friend. That would be evidence of eating your humans prized Cheetos. By your name, I’m thinking this is not your first run in with the law on being busted for this crime. Might I make a suggestion for future escapades? Once you have partaken of the evil Cheeto, go drink some water out of your bowl with delight. I mean slush that water around on your cute little face to wash the orange stuff off. No proof means it didn’t happen my friend. Happy eating.
Dear Bacon – I was cold. It was freezing in this house. My humans like to hang me as they so delightfully like to say. Don’t worry about us little pooches. I had to resort to the last step and wrap myself like a hot dog. It does the trick especially with the sun coming in from the window. Have you ever been this cold? Signed Cold Dog
Dear Cold Dog – WOW. I say if you’re cold, go for it my friend. I’m one of the very few here with us anipals that love it cold. I’m with my mom and like you said, we like to hang meet here at the Hotel Thompson. The colder the better. Heck, if we could skip over summer we would so do so. Stay warm my friend!
Dear Bacon – Here is my brother. He is so weird. I was looking down at the dog just minding my own business. That’s when Patches (my bro) jumped up and pulled my head up. What was so important that he wanted me to see you ask? The humans were cooking breakfast. Something smelled so delightful. They call it bacon. I’m just wondering. Do you know what this glorious smell is? Signed Matches
Dear Matches – I know exactly what that awful stuff called bacon is. It’s horrible. Such a bad thing to ever try. Some humans get addicted to it. See, that’s how bad it is for you cats. Once hooked, they can’t go back. And I for one can guarantee you that you don’t want to get hooked on that bad drug. Yeah, it’s a bad drug. Better steer far away from it my friends. I wouldn’t want it to stunt your growth or anything. Snorts!
Dear Bacon – Don’t you jussst love my new ssssweater? I got it for my birthdaysss. I just love to sssslither around the house wearing itsss. I think it makesss me ssslim and bringsss out the color of my eyessss. What do you thinksss? Signed Sexy and I Know It
Dear Sexy and I Know It – As long as YOU think you are sexy and you know it, does it really matter what anyone else thinks? You rock that sweater around your house all you want. Perhaps maybe next time your humans can get you a longer one? Keep slithering there where you are my friend.