Okay friends – today’s Travels in the South is brought to you by daddy. He likes to think of himself as a professional eater. I’ll admit it. He’s *almost* as good as me at packing some food way. Almost.
Now there is one restaurant that is open seven days a week 365 days out of the year. I’m sure a lot of you will recognize the name – Waffle House. This is a southern restaurant chain that opened in 1955. You walk in, the waitresses and staff get to know you and call you by name. You order and can then watch the cook prepare your breakfast right there in front of you in their kitchen at the grill. All of the food is prepared fresh – from waffles to omelets and everything in between.
Daddy has the craving lately for a new dish on their menu. It’s called the Philly Cheese Hash Brown Bowl. It starts with hash browns (cooked however you want them), topped with cheese and Philly steak. Sometimes, dad even adds add a couple of scrambled eggs. It’s a bowl that has everything. You can also get the bowl with other breakfast meats…. but we won’t mention them okay. Snort sand oinks.
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Dear Bacon – There. I’m ready for Winter. Bring it on Mother Nature. I’m ready to get rid of the heat and welcome the cooler weather. My scarf is ready and I’m waiting. Tap.tap.tap. That’s my paws tapping while I’m waiting. When is this winter suppose to get here pal? Signed Scarf Dog
Dear Scarf Dog – Oh my friend. I agree with you about weather. And you do look so very sharp in your scarf – you will be ready for it when Mother Nature decides to play nice. Now, we have had some cooler days and I can tell with my piggy senses that it’s coming. But winter is still a far piece away. Autumn will be here September 23. Winter is not officially here until December December 21. So we do have some time. But Autumn does bring cooler weather too. And this little oinker can’t wait! Until then, stay cool my friend.
Dear Bacon – Sometimes you just need a sleep buddy to hold on to to keep the nightmares away. It’s always better knowing someone is there for you. Do you have a sleep buddy? Signed Ginger Twins
Dear Ginger Twins – I think that’s a fabulous idea my friends. Mom and dad go to sleep holding hands. They say that otters do the same thing so they don’t float away from each other in the water. You see, lots of anipals do this and I do believe it’s a wonderful way to fall off to sleep knowing someone has your paw. Sometimes I sleep with mom/dad and get close to them. Other times, Houdini or Mouse Girl will bunk with me and lay real close.
Dear Bacon – It’s not bad enough that I have to wear the cone of shame. Oh no. I should have known something was up when my human dad wanted to hold me for a second. I could feel him doing something to my cone of shame but didn’t know what. That is until I met up with the mirror and saw his creation. Really dad? Perhaps I should get you a cone of shame? Signed Bat Cat
Dear Bat Cat – I have to admit it my friend but that cone of shame is priceless. How many other purr things do you know that can say their cone of shame was made just for them. I say wear it with pride and hey give your human daddy some slack. His creativity could make you ‘the cat’ of the neighborhood. Give it a test and see what I mean. Others will be so jealous!
Dear Bacon – Okay I let the humans sleep in on the weekend. I didn’t pounce on them and wake them up. I showed respect and refrained from barking my head off. But this is where I draw the line. It is now noon and my bowl is empty. I’m going to start wasting away soon without my food. Darn these paws. If I had fingers, I could get my own food out of the bag and refrigerator. Humans – WAKE UP. Signed Hungry Jack
Dear Hungry Jack – WOW – noon huh? That is total control on your part my friend. Perhaps pull the humans blankets off of them? They will wake up quickly with that. And this picture is priceless for them. Perhaps email or text it to their magical cell phones. They wake up pretty quick when those things ring too. Hope you get fed soon 🙂
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Bacon here from Summer Camp. This will be my final letter from camp. WOW – it’s been a long week in a lot of different ways and on the other hoof a very short week. I really didn’t want to come but I have to admit that it’s been kind of fun. I’ve met a lot of great friends – Scott and Piper. You are probably wondering who the heck is Piper. Piggy blushes… she was the strawberry that I had dinner with the other night. She’s sweet and cute and all girly and from the south. She gave me her phone number and address so we can stay in touch ❤ . Oh, and so did Scott.
Last night was talent night here at camp. All of us had to come up with some kind of talent for the show. Heck, I had to think hard. I mean what talent do I have besides pounding a keyboard.. which I’m pretty good with cause the last time I checked I was up at 25hpm (hooves per minute). So I thought about biting into an apple and laying on the floor but I’m not sure how many of the gang would get that one. Then it hit me. I would dance and sing a song of my people so I did.
“I’m a little teapot short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my … handle. Damn I’m a sugar bowl.”
It got a great snort and got me off of the stage quickly.
So today mom/dad are coming to pick me up. I can’t wait. I’m so ready to jump in the back of the Smart car and get home to my kingdom… my castle… my own bed… my air conditioning. aaww – I miss that life. I hope you’ve been entertained this week and that my little brother Houdini has done a good job on my blog. I instructed him before I left to take care of everyone.
See you soon my friends!
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Okay I’m late to the band wagon. What can I say. I need to get out more, meet and greet more people. That’s my goal for the rest of the year. Let people know that moi – a mere pig – writes a blog. Today, I noticed some of my friends with 7 weeks of weird in their blog. I went to the source and made a new friend here. I hope she accepts my friendship. This is the neatest idea of 7 weeks of weird well since sliced bread… and peanut butter and jelly. Who can get enough of that combination? Snorts – now I’m hungry. Great.
In today’s 7 weeks of weird, it focuses on “What is the weirdest habit/routine you have?” I can do this. My weirdest habit. Don’t laugh okay. This is something that I’ve never spoke of before. When I eat my food out of my bowl. I have to walk around my bowl while eating in a clockwise fashion. I can’t just stop and eat. I have to keep moving around my bowl. It’s not like the food changes. I just like the action of moving. I think deep down I believe if I keep moving around the bowl (1) that’s exercise and I’m burning calories so I can eat more and (2) the bowl might sprout more food. You never know – snorts.
My weird routine? This one took some thinking. I’ve come up with one that is intriguing and believe it or not, daddy helped me come up with it. In the evenings after dinner, I like to sit on the sofa and cuddle with mommy. I don’t want any help getting on the sofa. I’m a big pig now. I can do it myself. BUT, I can only get up on the left side of mommy – never the right and never jump directly in her lap. It has to be to the left and *I* have to do it myself. If she helps, I will squeal and have a piggy tantrum so loud in protest that the house will shake here at the Hotel Thompson.
So, I hope these are two weird things that you didn’t know about moi – your friendly little pig with a blog. I’m off to take a nap now. Catch you on the downside.
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I’m not really sure what mom means by this, but she got me this as my new feed dish. She said something about the character’s name in the bowl being called Animal and well I’m an animal – which I don’t get. Cause, we all know I’m not an animal. I’m a human. But, I do like the dish. It’s a bowl with sides which helps me when I’m eating so that the food can’t escape. And, it’s bigger than my other bowl and we know what that means… it holds more food – snort.
I saw another picture today when I was surfing the net. I showed this daddy because I think it would absolutely be cute for him to fix for mom’s lunch one day. That way she can think of me when she eats it. It’s kind of creative, you have to admit that. And, it’s kind of cute – like me!
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