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Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER my dear friends

((HOGS AND KISSES)) it’s a wonderful and joyous day!

I love Easter.  I love everything about it.  I love the fun.  I love the excitement.  I love the actual meaning of Easter.  I love it all!

Mom makes is so special for all of us.  Mom gave the purr things their little basket.  She was going to take a picture of it but too late – they got to it.  There was little pieces of grass everywhere from their straw basket.  They got cat treats, a bag of Iams – their favorite and a couple of play mice.  They were happy – more so for the basket and grass at first – snorts.  Silly purr things.

Dad loves his Angry Birds games so this year mom tried to decorate the eggs in their colors.  Didn’t turn out as good as last year but dad absolutely loved them.  Me, of course I favored the piggy one.  What more I favored was what was inside of the egg. Snorts – I do love my food.

And me?  You asked what did the Easter Bunny bring me?  ALL kinds of goodies.

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I got a yearly pot full of my special treats! I noticed last week that my big bucket was MIA (missing in action) here at the Hotel Thompson.  That Easter Bunny is sneaky.  He must have come in last week and took my bucket to fill up with all of these goodies.

Look in that bucket –

  • Animal crackers – yes the convenient size – snort.
  • Yellow squash and eggplant.   I love it chopped up and raw.
  • Carrots – look at the size of those master pieces!
  • Oranges and apples.
  • And my training raisins were in the bottom of the bucket.  I only get raisins when mom is teaching me new tricks.  I guess she’s up to training again.

YUMMY – this pig struck the gold mine!   I think personally the Easter Bunny likes me the best, don’t you?  But I won’t tell anyone if you don’t.

And we can’t forget about  rock clan. The Easter Bunny brought the rock clan what else but Rock Candy!

Everyone is having a blast on this special day.  I hope you and yours also have a spectacular Easter my friends!

Bacon and friends at the Hotel Thompson 🙂

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Posted by on 04/16/2017 in Bacon, Pet Rocks, Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Beba and Barmalei

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:  I am Beba. When our humans first saw us, they only wanted my brother Barmalei. But He picked me up and asked, “Who is this tiny ball of fluff that fits in my palm?” “This is Fluffy,” said the Rescue lady, – she seems to be fine now, but she was rescued two weeks later than the rest of the litter, and she was very sick. The doctor thought she would not survive. “ And He said to Her, “I am not letting this one go.”  So She said, “Fine, we’ll take both, but what kind of a name is Fluffy? She is so beautiful; let’s call her Bella – beautiful.”

(Later we found out that it was Her nickname when she was a child, given by Italian neighbors – ha! These humans – no imagination!).  He said, “But she is so small! In Odessa, every Bella is called Beba when she is little. Let’s call her Beba!” And you know what, I am a big cat now, but they still call me Beba! What happened to Bella, I want to know? Oh, and by the way, we don’t call our humans mom and dad because it would imply that we are children, and we are not! We are mature, responsible cats.

Beba, you? Mature? You are just as mature as He; both of you have ADHD, but at least he takes his meds! Mrrrr! Frrrr!  Beba – behave! Hi there, Bacon! I am Barmalei. As you have gathered, we call our humans He and She because they think they are our equals. I allow them to think so. When they met us, my name was Barak, but She thought it was disrespectful to the President, so they renamed me. Barmalei is what they call a boogeyman in Russia, and I am all black, like a real boogeyman. It does sound a little like Barak, so it was easy to get used to. Sometimes she also calls me Majestic and Super Intelligent, but I don’t think those are names.

Age:  We are 8 ½ years old. We are mature cats. Well, some of us are.  Frrrr!  Behave, girl!

Location:  We are South Beach kitties! Cats come from all over the world to have fun here, and we live here – are we lucky or what!  But we never go outside because it’s not safe.  Oh, but there is plenty to do inside, even though it’s just a little two-bedroom apartment. Swinging on curtains, tearing down drapes, scratching upholstery…

…eating Her roses …Yes, eating her roses – roses are delicious, especially the red ones! Mrrrr! And what about playing piano? I love music!  Well, I prefer helping in the kitchen or typing on the computer. We are not allowed on tables or counters, of course, but I can sit under the table and purr to inspire Her. I have a really loud purr, and She loves it! Sometimes I nudge Her elbow with my paw when She takes pictures, to give Her a better angle, of course.

You forget Friday Mornings! Mrrrr!  I never forget anything! Contrary to you and Him, I don’t have ADHD. I am superbly organized. I know that on Friday morning, I have to remind Her to serve us our favorite Chicken with Gravy dinner in a special fancy human dish on a human table, to honor Shabbos. Maybe She will remember, but She is always so busy before Shabbos, so I remind Her – in my full voice.

Web/Blog Page:  Oh, we don’t have one. We are not writing cats, we are South Beach beauties!  Manicure, pedicure, grooming, greeting guests – who has time for writing?   Talk about yourself, Beba. I am not a writing cat, but I am a reading cat and even a praying cat. When He prays at home, I inspire Him by turning pages in His prayer book. Anyway, we let Her engage in silly human pastimes like blogging. If you are interested, Her blog is https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/ , and she writes all kinds of funky stuff about food and cooking, and stories related to food and cooking. Other humans seem to like it, I guess, since she keeps  getting those “awards” which are things you can’t see, eat, or smell. I just wonder… Anyway, we support Her by providing inspiration and entertainment.  And beauty too! Mrrrr!

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?   Thoughts? We were little babies! In our foster mom’s home there were other little rescued kittens, a whole bunch of them, so she was nice, but we weren’t getting a lot of attention. All of a sudden, here is this big man with gentle hands who calls me beautiful and the little lady who speaks cat language! She doesn’t really speak cat language, but we understand Her, and She understands us. We can hold an intelligent conversation. Some of us, that is. I do think that She is a kind of a cat, even though She looks like a human. She and I look alike, everybody says that.  

Mrrr! Me and Him look alike too! She says I have His green eyes.  And his ADHD, too.  Frrrrr! Slap! People with ADHD are smarter than everybody else! They have higher IQ, whatever that is – She says so!  That’s people, silly, not cats. You, for example, don’t even know proper grammar. Embarrassing, that.  Ah, whatever… Time to brush my tail…

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Let me say it! Let me say! They had our toys and they gave us new toys, too! I had a blast! There was no other kitten to grab my toys, and my brother is good that way; he never takes my toys away from me.   Well, I personally have never been much interested in toys. I do sometimes pick up that purple fluffy thing… A bird, brother, that’s a bird! … that was a bird before my sister tore it apart, and place it on Her couch as a little token of my love. You see, with me it was love from the first sight! With Her too, I know that! She asked me to kiss Her on the nose right away, and I did. I love settling myself on Her tummy when she is working, or reading, or watching that big screen that sometimes shows people singing. Oh, I love people singing! It’s called opera, and also musical, and I get off Her tummy and go sit down right in front of the screen. Then He says, “Barmalei, you are not transparent, we can’t see through you!” and I go back to Her, my one and only true love, and I kiss Her nose, and groom Her eyelashes with my paw, and let Her tell me how intelligent and majestic I am, and I purr so loudly that they can’t hear the music… I think He is a little jealous; after all She is His wife. I am only Her Familiar – that’s what He says.

Frrrrr! Nobody lets me groom their eyelashes! Not fair!  Because you scratch and bite, silly, and that’s why you get your manicures and pedicures.  But I only want to play! Mrrrrr! Anyway, a girl needs her mani-pedi, and I’ve trained them to provide regular beauty treatments for me! Aha!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   As a responsible individual, I have never done anything wrong. My sister, on the other hand…Oh you! Frrrrr! Slap! Who tells me to go taste the roses, and then I get in trouble, and you just sit there, as if you don’t know what’s happening? And who wakes me up by touching my whiskers and then runs away? Of course I have to chase you, and if I break a glass or two on the way, it isn’t my fault!  

Ah, you poor innocent! Who made a hole underneath the mattress and hid inside for hours, until She almost had a heart attack, and He was giving her that medicine that would make us drunk if we were allowed to have it? Who goes and does her necessary in the hallway if your meowjesty’s litter box is not cleaned right this moment?  That’s it. I’ll get into my hole in the mattress and cry.   Oh, come on, Beba, you know everybody loves you! We are doing an interview, and you will be a big star, bigger than Emma Stone!

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Him!  Him, for sure.  He does not chase me off the dining room table where the roses are. And He lets my brother get on the table, too, and turn the pages for Him. He climbs up and hangs the drapery back every time I swing and tear it down.

You have to remind Him to refill our food and water bowls, and He doesn’t understand us, but She does, and She makes sure to translate for Him. She is strict. When She catches me on the table, all She has to do is to say my name, and I am off, pronto!  

But we eat treats out of her hand every morning!  Yeah, but She wouldn’t give them to us at any other time, even when we are very good! Mrrrr!  Beba, I am always good.  Frrrr! Mrrrr! Slap!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Oh, this one is funny! When they see my brother for the first time, some of them get scared. And he is the gentlest, sweetest, most sociable cat around, and he loves to greet guests, but he is black, and some humans think it’s scary, and then they call me silly – imagine!

 Unfortunately, this is true. It takes time for them to get used to me, but some of them still don’t want to play with me – pity! They want to play with my sister, a gorgeous fluffy fur ball, but they don’t realize that she scratches and bites. Granted, she thinks she is playing, but humans get hurt. Now, I never scratch or bite, but they don’t trust me. Oh well, I am too proud to complain. I am Majestic, I take good care of my sister, and I have my only true love. Life is beautiful.




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

 
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Posted by on 03/30/2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Mollie

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:  Mollie

Age:  13 maybe – but ladies don’t always tell the truth

Location:  Pennsylvania

Web/Blog Page:  www.coffeekatblog.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  It was scary. I was in a little cage with my baby boy in a room with dozens of other cats. It was noisy. This lady came and took me out of the cage and tried to cuddle me. I jumped down and hid behind the trash bin. She wouldn’t take no for an answer and came to take me home. She tried to adopt my baby boy too but someone else wanted him. I thought she was crazy but I kept an eye on her from my hiding places.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I got really sick right after I was adopted. I was hospitalized for a week and when she came to pick me up I knew I was going to stay at that place with fluffy beds and secret hiding places. She talked about big vet bills but I had no idea what that was.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I first came home I was too sick to have the “spay” operation. Mom wanted to wait a few weeks until I was strong again but I went into heat and caterwauled all night. Yep, all night long. Jake, an older black cat who lived there, was terrified. He didn’t know what I wanted even though I flicked my tail and showed him my “goods.” He hid under the bed. Mom said he was neutered very young so he didn’t know the facts of life. A few nights of that and I was scheduled the next week!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom of course. Dad is the best masseuse but Mom spends more time with me and makes sure I’m happy.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I’m little, only 7 lbs. The other two cats here are 12 and 15 lbs. Most people don’t know that I am the alpha cat and rule the roost. If I’m not happy ain’t no one happy.


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

 
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Posted by on 01/05/2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Santa Claus For REAL!

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Let me tell you a secret.  This weekend, mom had her iPhone unlocked and I was just looking at the pictures – yep that’s what I was doing – snorts looking a pictures.

I came across a person in her contacts that I couldn’t believe!  Mommy has the direct number to Santa Claus – thud piggy down.  So when the humans tell you that they know people that are important – it’s true.

I told Hemi and Houdini about this contact in mom’s iPhone.  They couldn’t believe it and thought it was a joke.  We called the number and put it on speaker phone.  OMP (oh my pig!).  All of our mouths fell open.  It really was Santa Claus.  We were all shocked.  Mommy really does know Santa.  We *have* to be good now.  What if she sends him pictures or calls him herself?

Just in case, I’m off to clean up my pig pen of a bedroom.  Hey, I gotta be on that good list this year.  I have a big stocking to fill!  And you still don’t believe?  Look what else I found on mom’s Facebook page – OMP!  Gotta run now.  My room needs cleaning 🙂

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Posted by on 12/22/2016 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl, Houdini

 

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Thanksgiving Entertainment – You’re Welcome

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends.  My your day be full of food surrounded by family and friends.  We at the Hotel Thompson would like to send massive hogs and snout kisses to you all in wishing you a day full of love.  We will be celebrating today here and would like to leave you with the attached video.  Have fun my friends – much love – the gang of the Hotel Thompson.

 
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Posted by on 11/24/2016 in Bacon

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

Happy Thanksgiving to the best friends a miniature pot bellied piggy could ever have!

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I hope your day is full of love, family and hugs.  And let’s not forget food.  All kinds of food!  I found another funny for today.  I hope it makes you chuckle just a bit.

I also wanted to take this minute to express what I’m thankful for.  I’m thankful for my friends here in blogville.  I’m thankful for my family.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head and a soft bed to sleep in at night.  I’m thankful for the food provided for me every day.  I’m thankful for the love all the way.

I’m thankful for the purr thing Hemi (but don’t tell him cause it will go straight to his head.  I’m thankful for the little guy Houdini.  I’m thankful for Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and all of the pet rock gang.

I’m thankful for the shoulders I have to lean on and the laps I have to snuggle on.   I’m thankful to my birth mother who gave me to my adopted mother.

And when I count my blessings, I count all of you twice!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friends.  Love you bunches and bunches!

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 11/24/2016 in Bacon

 

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Remember Me Thursday and Light a Candle

Today September 22nd is Remember Me Thursday.

This is a very important date to remember all of the lost animals that didn’t find their forever homes.  Each year, animals are euthanized because they are unwanted.

Today, let’s light a candle and keep it going to remember them.  It takes all of us to do our part in making sure animals get as much love as they need and find their forever parents.  Did you adopt your current anipal into their forever home or did they adopt YOU?  Maybe today, lean a paw at your local shelter and/or make a donation to help.

Hold your babies tight today and say a little prayer my friends.  Continue the light and be their voice!  It takes all of us doing our part.  Thanks my friends!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 09/22/2016 in Bacon

 

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