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REMINDER – Movie Night with Bacon

 

We have movie night here at the Hotel Thompson often. ¬†Every once in a while, I get to choose the movie. ūüôā ¬†It’s always a fun time when I get to because you just never know what I’m going to pick.

One week, I picked a scary movie. ¬†Of course, I hid behind mom on the sofa behind her back and only peeked with one eye opened at the television screen occasionally. ¬†Snorts. ¬†It’s what I do.

But the other day, I found the bestest of all movies. ¬†I don’t know how I’ve never seen this one before! ¬†It was great. ¬†It was wonderful. ¬†It was right up my alley. ¬†Nope, it wasn’t¬†Charlotte’s Web or¬†Babe – nothing like that.

So get out your popcorn and your soda and come back here tomorrow. ¬†I’m going to break down the movie for you. ¬†ūüôā ¬†It should be a blast!

 
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Posted by on 03/26/2014 in Bacon

 

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I Can’t Do That Again For A While

¬†WOW – Big mistake. ¬†I just can’t do this again for a while. ¬†Yesterday while mom was off from the worky place, she let me pick the movie for movie night. ¬†I know we’ve seen this I can’t tell you – a hundred times. ¬†But, it *never* gets old… until yesterday. ¬†You talk about crying. ¬†Mommy started crying on the couch, I started whimpering and dad just had no clue. ¬†This movie really movies us.

Charlotte’s Web was written by E.B. White and published in 1952. I picked the Dakota Fanning movie to watch yesterday. ¬†WOW – I can so see myself in that movie. ¬†The movie starts off with a mommy piggy having babies. ¬†There is a runt – swallow – that the farmer doesn’t believe is going to make it so he is going to slaughter him until his daughter Fern adopts the little runt and names him Wilbur. ¬†See, I was a runt. ¬†What if they had done this to me? ¬†I’m so glad mommy adopted me early in my life.

Wilbur grows up quickly and Fern has to let him go to live across the street in the barn at the Zuckerman farm, which is Fern’s uncle. ¬†Little Wilbur is so alone and no one wants anything to do with him. ¬†That is, until he hears a voice. ¬†A kind and sweet voice from above. ¬†Wilbur learns that the voice is actually Charlotte A. Cavatica (Charlotte for short) who is a spider. ¬†They begin a friendship and some of the other barn animals let it out that a spring pig doesn’t get to see the winter snow. ¬†Wilburn learns that his ultimate escape from being slaughtered at birth is something that is coming back to haunt him once again.

Charlotte comes up with a plan to write words in her web to show how much of a special pig Wilbur really is. ¬†Charlotte gets Templeton (the barnyard rat) to help her out by gathering inspiration for messages in her webs. ¬†This all leads to Wilbur being entered into the county fair in hopes of winning so he won’t be – gulp – slaughtered. ¬†Charlotte and Templeton go with Wilbur to the fair and Charlotte does another amazing web.

This is the tear jerker part. ¬†Charlotte is carrying babies. ¬†She does this one last thing for Wilbur because she promised to help him. ¬†She crawls up in the rafters and lays her egg sac which has her unborn off spring. ¬†She dies and it’s up to Wilbur and Templeton to get the babies and bring them back to the barn. ¬†OMP (oh my pig). ¬†I’m crying as I type this.

¬†Wilbur is spared being slaughtered but is so disheartened at the loss of his great friend Charlotte. ¬†As time goes by, the babies hatch from their egg sac – 100’s of them. ¬†They all fly away except for three that are named Joy, Nellie and Aranea. ¬†The movie leaves off with Wilbur telling them about their wonderful mother Charlotte. ¬†Not.a.dry.eye.in.the.Hotel.Thompson. my friends. ¬†This movie is so touching. ¬†One of my favorites.

Can you imagine if I had a Charlotte in my life?  What would she write about me?  What would you write about me to save my life?  These things went through my mind and I just cried.

Mommy said she would write “Some Bacon” in her web for me. ¬†aaww – very sweet.

 

 

 
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Posted by on 01/02/2014 in Bacon

 

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Special Post About My Bestie!

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Today is a very special posting for me. I want to introduce all of my friends to one of my besties. His name is Stevie Hamilton Sykes and he is also a miniature pot bellied pig – like me!

I met Stevie a while back and it was an instant friendship. We have similar likes, get in trouble in the same way, we both have great personalities, charisma and we look strikingly similar.

Daddy explained it to me perfectly. He said we were piggy brothers from a different piggy mother. I mean really we look that alike. To the right, this is a picture of me. Handsome huh?

I wanted to show you my picture so you can see the similarities between us two handsome pig studs.

I asked Stevie why his adopted momma pig adopted him. I was kind of curious because my mommy always wanted me and I wanted to see if it was similar. Stevie said the following:

“When momma pig was just a piglet aged girl herself she would volunteer at our local humane society in Pennsylvania. There was a giant pig named Elmer. Poor Elmer was soooo huge. He was the same size as his pen. He literally had no room to move. Momma fell in love with Elmer and all pigs at age 9. She would visit Elmer twice a week and give him attention. Eventually he got to go live on the farm. Ever since, Momma collected pig stuff. Up until Momma had her human piglets, she had a gigantic pig collection on display. For fear of the human piglets messing up her stuff, she had to box up most of it. Momma pig used to work a whole lot, up to 55-70 hours a week. But last year, she got to become a mostly stay at home momma and when she saw me available she jumped for the opportunity!”

Cool huh? Very similar to my mommy always wanting me and falling in love with pigs on her grandfather’s farm.

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To the left, this is a picture of Stevie sleeping on the bed. This is a move that I also like to make with mommy. Just FYI between us, I’m a 75 on the Sleep Number bed ūüôā

Notice Stevie’s little white pouch on his forehead and his handsome little snout. See what I mean about looking the same – who would have ever thought there would be two handsome pigs like us in the world.¬† I’ll tell you a little secret.¬† At night time when I see shooting stars in the sky outside of my window, I wish for me and Stevie to live closer.¬† That way maybe we could hang out together and fun. ūüôā

Stevie is a little younger than me but he is a happening pig! One day, I want to be just like him when I get over my anti-nature anxieties.

His first family adopted him as a tiny little piglet. His human momma pig adopted him when he was 5 months old on December 27th. He just turned a year old not too long ago.

I asked Stevie about his living arrangements. You know, where he hangs out, sleeps and has fun. This is what Stevie said:

“Well, I feel like I own the first floor of our house. Poppa pig would differ with that statement. When I first moved in, I got to claim¬†the living room. Momma and Poppa used baby gates to keep me there but when I outsmarted those they used couches to confine me. Then I learned to jump over the couches. They started locking and closing doors but it still gave me free roam of the hall, kitchen and living room areas.
When Poppa pig isn’t home and is working, I get to sleep with Momma pig. That is my preference but Poppa says no piglets in the parents bedrooms. Since I don’t like stairs much, I usually stay away from my sister and brother piglets rooms.”

Oh Stevie. I’m not sure if you know how much this little oinker laughed at that. Baby gates are really a joke. Do our parents really think they can keep us out of rooms by mere baby gates? We are such smart little piggies and will figure out a way. Am I right? My mom and dad went through¬†a six month ordeal with me and baby gates. It was really hilarious. They did eventually win but getting there was some fun times with me! I would literally knock them down and then stomp on them as if to tell them, “I WON!”

And yeah, my daddy is the same about pigs in the bedroom.¬†He doesn’t like me sleeping in bed with him and mom either. Not that I’m not cuddly or anything. He doesn’t like it because I *always* steal his blankies – snorts. Poor daddy. He gets cold.

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See what I mean by happening pig – look at Stevie playing on a trampoline! He said that it felt very weird the first time and he wouldn’t budge at all until someone bounced him – snorts. Those little humans will do that every time!

Now, he doesn’t mind the trampoline whenever the others aren’t going jump crazy! But as he’s gotten heavier, he doesn’t like to be picked up as much. See, us pigs are like that. We like to have our hooves solid on the floor. That makes us comfortable. Being picked up can be scary and we are afraid of falling. Well actually, we’re not afraid of falling. We’re afraid of the impact – snorts.

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But, if our hooves can rest on something, we are okay. And see, I told you that Stevie likes the great outdoors. Here he is in the picture swinging with his Momma Pig. Stevie – you are really inspiring me to get outside, overcome my fears and live at large.

My mommy says that if I do, she will get me my very own pool, a possible swing and maybe – maybe a pig trampoline. Sounds like an awful lot of blackmail persuasion, doesn’t it? I wonder how much more I can get out of her before I try to venture outside? The ideas are endless!

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And look at these pictures – Stevie got to see and feel snow. I’m so pig jealous! I still have not seen this white stuff that mysteriously falls from the sky… or taste it for that matter. Stevie said his first time in the snow was this past January.

Remember what I said about picking pigs up and us not feeling safe that way? ¬†Well, Stevie said he didn’t squeal at all during this picture where his Momma Pig was holding him. He said the big, wet, cold falling flakes caught him so off guard that he was silent.¬† That’s got to be some amazing snow if he didn’t make any sounds at all.¬† I gotta see this stuff in person!

 

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Stevie said that he absolutely wanted nothing to do with standing on the snow at that time. But by the next time, he was happily enjoying an all you can eat buffet of snow. I gotta ask though Stevie. What did it taste like? Was it cold? Was it sweet?

Stevie and his Momma Pig even made a snow pig together. How cool is that?! I so wished that it snowed here in the south in Georgia. We just don’t get that much. Maybe the next time, can you bottle it and send me some? ūüôā¬† I would be most appreciative because it doesn’t look like we are going to get any here in Georgia.

 

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And Stevie has his very own Facebook account that he posts in about his adventures. I go on moms Facebook account all of the time and read his stories and look at his amazing pictures. Sometimes, I’ll even post comments under mom’s name.

If you get a chance and you have Facebook, it would be awesome if you befriended him. Tell him that Bacon sent you. I’m sure you will enjoy his stories and adventures as much as we do. I know you’ll have fun. Look at his profile – he’s a professional food taster and went to the Charlotte’s Web School in Lynchburg, Virginia. OMP! (Oh My Pig). That school sounds amazing. I wonder if they are accepting new students?

 

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This is also another great picture of Stevie. Sitting right in front of his laptop doing what he does best – social networking! This is also how I do my blogging on my laptop. It just fits.

I asked Stevie about his typing skills. You know what he said? He said he was great typist but was easily distracted. He can usually type 10 words a minute along with 5 mouths full of food. He said that he needed plenty to eat when he was exercising his hooves so much! I totally agree. I myself get hungry working on my blog and typing.

 

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This is also something that I have never done – play video games. But as you can see in this picture, Stevie is a pro! He said that he was playing Spiderman with his brother piglet here. PLOL (Pig Laughing Out Loud) You know his brother piglet got pouty because Stevie won – snorts.¬† You’re good Stevie – real good!

Stevie said that his mommy told him that it was a PS3 and doesn’t have any of the games from the “good ole days” like Tetris, Mario or Donkey Kong which are her favorites. But Stevie is a huge fan of Spiderman, Narnia and Sonic – with a little of Steeler’s Football! And if Stevie is like me, we come from a long history of liking and participating in football.¬† I think we could both look into our family trees and see that we have¬†a lot of¬†ancestors that got thrown around in a lot of the football games.¬† Amazing huh?

Some interesting tidbits I found out about my friend –

He had a major love for feet for several months. He absolutely LOVED daddy’s shoes more than any other shoes. He would steal his Reeboks and take them to bed with him! He loved his dads shoes what can I say? This is funny. I can just picture you doing this Stevie. I myself have been known to steal the different remotes from around the house, the purr things toys and moms high heels and hide them in my travel crate in my bedroom.¬† I learned real fast that mom’s high heels were also way off limits.¬† What is about a woman and her shoes?¬† I don’t get it.¬† Do you?

And I thought this was priceless. Stevie’s Granny pig thought it would be a great idea to give him a litter box when the rest of the family attended a funeral. When they came home, there was litter shavings all over the front room. What a great time he must have had redecorating the living room.¬† I’ve also been known to do this myself a time or three.

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I thought I would end this post on how Stevie got his name. When I read this to my mom and dad, dad literally was rolling around laughing so hard. This is what Stevie said about how he got his name – Stevie.

“When I first came home, I was very timid. Poppa pig had to force me out of the cage. Poppa pig is a computer guy and has lots of spare P.C.’s around the house. Although timid, I liked to go up to the spare computers and try to snack on them. Momma took it that I wasn’t a P.C. fan. I must be more of an apple guy. So I was named Stevie, after Steve Jobs the apple computer guy.”

I really hoped that you enjoyed meeting my new friend. If you get a chance, please check him out on Facebook and tell him that Bacon sent you. If we’re lucky, I’m hoping that he will check this post out later today. Let’s show him lots of love my friends. Thanks for reading my blog!

 
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Posted by on 07/15/2013 in Bacon

 

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Top 6 Famous Pigs – Can You Guess Them?

I’ve done a lot of reserch lately on my kind. I’ve come across what I believe are the top 6 most famous pigs. I wonder if you recognize any of them? Let’s go down memory lane to see if you know at least one ūüôā

NUMBER 6 – WILBUR

Everyone remembers this wonderful story from child hood. Saved from the slaughter house – shivers – by Fern, Wilbur grows from the runt of the litter to a prize winning pig.

Sounds kind of familiar with myself since once upon a time, I was a little runt as well. I like to think I’ve done good for myself. This story also has a fabulous looking spider named Charlotte in the novel.

She almost makes you think spiders are cute and adorable, you know.

 

NUMBER 5 – BABE

All Babe wanted to do was be a sheep dog so what did he do? He trained himself to herd sheep. That makes sense, doesn’t it? No one believed in him that he would succeed but he persevered.

He learned the secret language of sheep and his success and being a sheep pig was secured!

This movie is wonderful and very touching – makes you fall so deeply in love with this special oinker!

 

NUMBER 4 – MISS PIGGY

The piggy of my dreams – swoon! She is a blue eyed bombshell, all sweet and girlish on one side and on the other side ready to karate chop herself to the top.

What is there not to love about this gorgeous pig?!

When will she ever learn that the green Kermit is not for her and she should just come and live with me at the Hotel Thompson? We could make an awesome – wonderful team together!

 

NUMBER 3 – ARNOLD ZIFFEL

I’ve been watching this pig for a while now on Green Acres – he is right up there with my friend Maxwell. I love that he lives in Hooterville and does all of the things I like to do – watching TV and changing the channels, taking his lunch box in his mouth to school and painting pictures.

He was a little human pig… just like me! ūüôā

Who would have ever thought I was a pig in training from Arnold?!

 

 

NUMBER 2 – PORKY PIG

“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” This is one of my favorite cartoons to watch on my television in my bedroom at the Hotel Thompson. He has stuttered his way into my heart and home.

I think I have several DVD’s of his cartoons that I like to watch at night when I’m falling off to sleep. He’s great! He can carry his own show and be a side character. I just love this cartoon!

And, are you ready for the number 1 pig as a famous pig?

 

NUMBER 1 – ME OF COURSE!!

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Did you honestly think I would pick anyone else? Snort chuckles.

I like to think that I’m famous. Maybe not anywhere else but here with my friends that I simple love and adore!

Thanks for going down memory lane with me.

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 05/23/2013 in Bacon

 

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That’s Why I Am How I Am

For our movie night last night, we watched a special on television about miniature pot bellied pigs.  It was fantastic!  We learned exciting things.  I thought I would share some with you.

 

Did you know that miniature pigs were first introduced into the United States in the 1980’s?¬† See, we haven’t been here that long.¬†

Did you know that the standards for a miniature pot bellied pig for a full peidgreed are:  after fully grown can not be more than 15 inches tall and has to be under 55 pounds.  I am classified in this category.  I am a miniature pot bellied pig.

Did you know that pigs like to play and blow bubbles in water.¬† As soon as mom and dad saw this in the show, we all started laughing.¬† I’m known for doing this in the tub.¬† I just think its fun and the bubbles around my snout tickle.

Did you know that pigs love to be snuggled.¬† We don’t much like to be picked up.¬† We like for our hooves to touch the floor – we feel safe that way.¬† When I was little, I loved for mom to snuggle me when I was a baby.¬† These days, sometimes I feel like it and will walk into her arms.¬† Most times though, I want the security of the floor beneath my little hooves.

Did you know that piglets are usually adopted out at 12 weeks.¬† However, mom adopted me at a mere 3 weeks.¬† I was what they called a runt.¬† You know “a member of the litter that is smaller or weaker than the others, faces obvious disadvantages in competing with its siblings for survival”.¬† There’s lots of us famous runts out there:¬† Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web; Clifford the Big Red Dog; Cadpig from The Hundred and One Dalmations; Babe; Seabiscuit (a famous racehorse); and Darwin from G-Force.¬†¬†¬†

Mom and dad raised the purr things from three weeks and bottle fed them.¬† They had confidence that they could take care of me as well.¬† I think they did a pretty good job at it, don’t you?¬†

Being adopted so young, I didn’t learn how “to be a pig”.¬† I learned how to be a human.¬† That was my formative time between 3 and 12 weeks. I learned how to act based on mommy and what I saw her do.¬† I guess that’s why I’m so ‘humanized’ if you will.¬† Me and mom have a special bond.¬†

I hope you learned some new things about my breed.  Have a great one!  XOXO РBacon

 
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Posted by on 02/24/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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