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Hello sweet friends. I hope that you have had a fabulous week. I’ve been doing what I enjoy most – stretching out on some comfy blankets and sleeping… you know in between the other important things in my life like eating, more sleeping, playing and of course more sleeping. Hey, a dog has to have plenty of rest to protect the home. And you know it’s hard work trying to make sure the daddy stays on top of things here at the crib while mom is off at the worky place.
And when mom is at home – especially on the weekends – she has been doing a lot of cleaning and what she calls decluttering. Sometimes I just want to tell her to sit down and take a nap. Really, she looks like that cartoon character that’s always buzzing around. This will end soon, right? Dad calls it nesting. I call it deranged.
So with that being said, I leave you today with Jokes with Daddy. I hope you enjoy my friends and have a great weekend. Remember to get some rest!
Dear Bacon – Sometimes I smell things. And then I see things. No, i’m not a ghost. You see it seems like the yard next to me has it going on with Stacy’s mom. She’s always grilling and hanging out near the pool. I just want to go over and play. The other day, the laughter and the smells were so wonderful. I stuck my head under the gate to see what was taking place. I wasn’t really stuck but I acted like it to get everyone’s attention. They came to the gate and invited me over. What a party! Signed Pup of the Party
Dear Pup of the Party – Hey dude, it sounds like you had the plan for the party. You got an invite – I knew you would with that cute little grin. Now go and play like a good fellow – tell Stacy’s mom I said hey.
Dear Bacon – My master likes to play in the yard and work the ground for a garden. Rolls my doggy eyes. I’ll help to a certain point – especially when he is planting the watermelon. Who doesn’t love watermelon, right? This is me helping my master out by holding his tools. And I always say safety first – wear a hat to keep the sun out of your face. Signed Garden Patch
Dear Garden Patch – Hey my friend I like the way you think. Maybe your master should give my mom some lessons on growing watermelons. I love those big balls of wonder. They are so tasty – I even like eating the rind. Licks piggy lips. Now look what you have done. My miniature pot-belly is rumbling for the hungry of a watermelon. Maybe its not too late in the stores for mom to pick me up one? I love you being a helping paw. I think the humans could use more of them. Take care my friend – happy gardening.
Dear Bacon – You *always* have that one sibling that can’t keep their tongue out of your ear. Purrs in aggravation. Dory has been ‘grooming’ my ear now for twenty minutes. Can you please make her go away? If I screech at her, she’ll run to mommy that I’m not playing nice. Girls – eeww. Signed Marlin
Dear Marlin – Girls. That’s all you had to say my friend. You can’t live with them and you definitely can’t live without them. You have nerves of steel to let your sister Dory bother you for that long. Hopefully, it will be over soon. If not, perhaps you can stretch and tell her you need a bathroom break. Just a thought!
Dear Bacon – I am not amused. Really, I’m not. The human insisted that I needed a bath. I could have done my own thank you very much. But no – the human wanted to give me one. Help me. That’s all I gotta say and I’m thinking my look says it all. Signed Cat in a Shower Cap
Dear Cat in a Shower Cap – Well, wait a minute I need to get a straight face for this, you look all nice and clean. How ironical that your mom picked out a Tweety Bird towel for you. It’s kind of fitting. And that shower cap – OMP – perfect. No sense in getting water in those cute little perky ears. Go with it my friend.
Dear Bacon – Some people use dowsing rods to find paranormal activity. I don’t need those. Some people even use a sixth sense to find paranormal activity. I don’t need those either. Heck, I don’t need to find anything paranormal. I just need to find food. And let me tell you, with these ears of mine I can find all of the food I want. They lead me and I follow. There’s much to appreciate in letting your ears lead you. Signed Food on the Run
Dear Food on the Run – I say let it be my friend – let it be! Lead on to the food and pig out!
REMEMBER friends. Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send me your pictures and questions via email.
We had a full weekend here at the Hotel Thompson. It was busy from Friday night up until late last night. There was the Albert vs Tank competition that we conducted – which the results were eye opening. Then we had to go shopping Saturday for a certain little guy’s birthday. What? You didn’t hear? Come closer – sshh – Houdini’s birthday is on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – he will be the big ONE. So mom/dad gave him a surprise birthday party yesterday up at Nana’s. They did it yesterday because sometimes it’s hard for mom to get away from the worky place. It was a hoot! I will be blogging about it this Wednesday.
Then yesterday after the party, it was cleaning day here at the Hotel Thompson. Shakes head – I hate cleaning day. We all do our share of dragging stuff to the laundry room, changing sheets, helping with dusting and taking trash out. Slave drives my humans. Then we all snuggled up for some television. One of our favorite classics was showing – The Wizard of Oz. We love that film! Back in 2013, I even broke down the movie according to my piggy thinking. You can read all about that here. Please read it if you haven’t and let me know what you think.
Snorts with piggy laughter! I gotta meet the writer of the television guide. This is awesome. Kind of what happens but not exactly right? Snorts!!
Welcome back my friends to Phase IV – furniture delivery. Now, today I can’t show you any pictures of the house at this point. I know that stinks but I can talk to you about the furniture 🙂
The furniture crew called me and advised they would be out at the house between 2:30-5:30PM. This was fine with me because I had things to get completed before they came out.
My kitchen had been gutted – bye bye kitchen table. We really didn’t need one. The one we had was huge and seemed to be a ‘catch all’ for everything and anything that came through the room. We decided to do without a table. It’s just the two of us anyway and we normally camp out in front of the television in the living room talking and watching the news in the evening. So, my dream kitchen needed one thing that I had ordered off line. The down side was that one thing had to be put together. I’m not good a jigsaw puzzles. If the box had 50 pieces in it, there would probably be 40 pieces leftover if I put it together on my own. So, I bartered with my neighbor, Big Daddy, next door. I would give him two items of furniture that his wife wanted if he helped me put together my item I ordered. His wife volunteered him so quickly it wasn’t even funny – LOL. And I have to admit that after two hours, we had done it together! It looked beautiful and better yet it fit so perfectly in the kitchen – like it was made there. You will have to come back tomorrow to find out what it was 🙂 winks
Also, my mom had been keeping two book shelves for me at her house that she had said she would give to me over the years. Me and Jim went and got them… of course in the rain. This weather was killing us! They fortunately fit in the back of our SUV when the door was kept open. We were able to get them into the living room and put them where they needed to go before the furniture arrived.
Also in the meantime of waiting for the furniture, we cleaned. Isn’t that how it is? You clean before to de-clutter. You clean during due to dust. Then you have to clean after. By this time I’ll be honest with you, I was.so.over.cleaning!
Then the furniture arrived. Three guys brought the pieces inside of the Hotel Thompson. One of the guys let it be known that *I* had expensive taste. That’s ALL my husband had to hear – HA! Once everything was in place, me and the hub stood back and looked at everything. It was in that moment we both let out a breath of air and knew we had made the right decision in doing this remodel.
That’s also when I nudged him and told him we weren’t finished. We then had to decorate. Rolls eyes – one of my least favorite things trust me. Tomorrow, come back for the Renovation Reveal Party where you will see everything in its glorious. I hope you have enjoyed our trip into letting go and beginning a new life.
Today at the Hotel Thompson, we say goodbye to the rest of our furniture. Last Thursday, Salvation Army came out and picked up some pieces. Today, Goodwill will be picking up some pieces. What is final, the junk man will be coming by this afternoon and picking it up. It has been a long week getting this far. To think, by tonight the kitchen and front room will be empty.
Kitchen table, chairs, china cabinet and entertainment center – you were all good in your efforts these past 16 years while you have lived here. You have seen good times and bad. We have served many of meals, laughed and cried at the table. And furniture – sofa and couch – you have especially been great these past 11 years. You’ve taken a lot of torture from us anipals. We will all miss you dearly because we have been told we can’t be on the new furniture – rolls piggy eyes. That hurts. But mom/dad said not to worry, they will work something out with us.
This starts Phase II of the renovation here at the Hotel Thompson. The painting. Colors have been picked out. Rollers are ready. Not a lot of painting but some contrast painting is lined up. So that’s where we are my friends. Phase II. Phase II only has a couple of days and then the end is near – Phase III. I can make it… right?
That’s right. I said it out loud. Humans are weird. Mine have *got* to be at the top of the list. Rolls piggy eyes. I think this sign, “Beware All Ye Who Enter” should be on our front door. It was a strange Sunday yesterday. Mom and dad got up and piddled around the Hotel Thompson. Then mom sat on her sofa and looked at dad across from her sitting on his sofa playing what of course – Angry Birds. That’s when it started. I wanted to know what was going on so I jumped on the sofa with mom. It kind of went like this:
MOM: “Whatcha doing?”
DAD: “Nothing much.”
Oh poor daddy of mine – when will you ever learn NOT to say those words to mom – snorts
MOM: “Good, we need to clean the bathroom today”.
DAD: “I’m busy.”
MOM: “No you’re not. You just said you were doing nothing.”
Mom wins every battle this way – snorts. Daddy mumbled something about when he found this “WE” fellow he was going to beat him up bad. But he was a good man, he got up and followed mom down the hall. You’re probably saying, “What’s the big deal? It’s just cleaning the bathroom”. That’s where you would be wrong – snorts. Mom was wanting to CLEAN the entire bathroom – as in walls, tub, sink, floor, cabinets, changing shower curtain – the entire works. And of course with mom’s arthritis, she can’t get in and grove like she once did. That’s where daddy comes in – she needed his quote “Brute strength”.
They went in and shut the door. They wouldn’t let any of us anipals inside with them. We heard a lot of giggles. A lot of laughter. Something about WE was going to have to die from daddy. Things got thrown in the hallway. The laundry basket, trash, clothes – what *WERE* they doing in there? They were in the bathroom for over an hour!
Then the door opened – WOW – you could hear the angels singing it was that sparkly. I was in piggy awe. And then mom did the thing she said she “deserved” after all of that – she took the smelliest bubble bath I’ve ever seen.
Do your parents do weird things like this?
Mom is at it again cleaning out boxes in the garage. She hasn’t done it in a while because of her back pain…. which by the way we found out wasn’t exactly back pain. The pain was in her right hip, hurt to touch, she couldn’t lay on that side and was just horrid. She went to the doctor and learned that it was Trochanteric bursitis. Joy huh? So she’s treating that and mom says thank you very much for everyone that prayed and was thinking about her.
But anyway, back to the blast from the past. Anyone remember “You Sunk My Battleship!” There’s a gazillion pieces and looks fun for me to drag all over the house but mommy says no touchy…. and that means the purr things here too at the Hotel Thompson! Snorts.
Anyone want to play? I call blue side!