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Contest Time!

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YAY!  Shake your tail feathers.  Do a little dance.  Have some fun – it’s contest time!  It’s so exciting.  We’ve been thinking about a contest here at the Hotel Thompson and I think we have a winner!

Every year at the Hotel Thompson the day after Thanksgiving our friend Don Juan comes out to play.  You remember Don Juan don’t you?  He’s our special little Elf on a Shelf that is *always* up to no good in so many different ways.   If you forgot about Don Juan, you can read about that little fellow here .  And we all have to remember when Don Juan filled in for me on a special Dear Bacon edition.  Oh dear piggy heavens.   Thank goodness he only sneaks out once a year.

I think we ALL remember this little surprise he left mommy last year under the Christmas tree.  Rolls piggy eyes.  He was bad.  I mean really bad.  He even liked to sneak in the bathroom and watch mommy take a shower.  He would throw skittles at her.  Unreal that fellow.

This year we thought we would share the fun.  That’s it.  Share the fun.  You can have your very own Evil Little Elf on a Shelf.  A friend of Don Juan has come to visit us here early.  He’s still boxed up because you know those elves don’t have secret powers until the day after Thanksgiving.

Here are the rules for the contest: 

  1. Send me an email at baconthompson@gmail.com why you think you should adopt the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Explain what makes your family special and what you have to give.  Words, pictures or videos.  Whatever you think will give you the edge.  (Remember to give your blog address – thanks)

  2. We are taking submissions until August 30th, 2014 at midnight.

  3. We will randomly pick the top three submissions and post them for everyone to vote on in September.

  4. The winner gets their very own boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Now remember, this is a friend of our Don Juan.  Who knows if he is evil or good.  That’s between the winner and the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.

So put on your thinking hats my friends and get started with the emails.  It should be a blast!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 08/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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Spies Like Us – 1st Set of Nominations

OMP (oh my pigs)!  When me and my buddy Fozzie opened up this contest, I don’t think we thought we would get such AWESOME pictures.  We want to say thank you so very much my friends for all of the submissions for Spies Like Us.  All I can say is WOW!  We knew *we* could do it.  We knew *we* could catch our humans in the most strangest of all predicaments.  AND WE WERE RIGHT.  Our fellow anipals – ya’ll did an excellent job.  I mean EXCELLENT.  I’m going to break down the submissions into two days – today and tomorrow  Remember to share this posting on your blog with your friends so they can vote on MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014.

IMG_0007.JPGSubmission 1 – Can you guess which one of our friends dressed up like Boy George during their day and strutted their stuff?  Can you?  Submission 1 was submitted by Sherri-Ellen – you know Nylablue’s mommy.  Isn’t this awesome?  I wonder if she sang Karma Chameleon while she was dressed up like Boy George?  Or maybe it was I’ll Tumbe 4 Ya.  Do you remember the name of the band that Boy George was in?  If you said Culture Club – you would be right!  Just like we thing Sherri-Ellen was right on the money dressed up in this outfit.  Way to go my friend!!

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Submission 2 –  We know the humans do weird things in their day grooming themselves.  Easy was able to catch his mother with her hair up – literally.  Then mom had Easy’s undivided attention – was it the hair?  Was it the sweet talking to Easy?  Was it the scratching of his neck?  Who knows – but thanks to Easy for snapping this wonderful picture of his human!  Oh, and you are actually wondering what was in her hair?  Per Easy, it was the board rolls that you find inside of toilet paper.  Easy’s mom said that her fur is too long for common hair curlers.  What do you know – maybe that’s all the new style now?  Who would have thought that?

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Submission 3 – OMP (oh my pigs!)  Speedy definitely got the scoop on my little tyke – the international rolling stone Bashful.  Speedy said he was absailing.  That rock sure does get into a lot of weird predicaments doesn’t he?  In fact, it kind of looks like he’s bungee jumping.  Snorts – way to go Speedy!

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Submission 4 – Do you recognize this human partaking in Gravy Bones?  Note to humans – that’s *our* food.  You can’t have it okay.  Snorts – this submission was from Misaki of his mother getting into his Gravy Bones.  I wonder what she thought of them.  Were the good?  Chewy?

I might to put some of these on mom’s grocery list for the market so I can try some – licks piggy lips.  Awesome photo!

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IMG_0078.JPG Submission 5 – These two pictures were submitted by Bunk and Lilly on their parents.  OMP (Oh my pig!)  They really went undercover as Spies to get these two.  Don’t you agree?  Snorts – ❤ them!  Don’t you just *have* to know the story behind these two photographs?  Oh to have been a fly on the wall!

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Submission 6 – Oh dear piggy heavens.  I had to submit this one of my strange human daddy.  I don’t know what he was doing in the driveway.  Maybe it was his rendition of John Travolta dancing.  I don’t know.  Shakes piggy head.  He was rocking that orange though wasn’t he?  Maybe he was pointing to something flying in the sky over the Hotel Thompson?  Maybe it was a bird, a plane, or maybe me Super Piggy?  Oops, sorry I digress.  Let me get back on track.

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Posted by on 08/14/2014 in Bacon

 

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That’s Where He Is During the Year!?

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OMP – So *that* is where our little fellow Don Juan goes while he’s not causing havoc here at the Hotel Thompson during the holiday season – snorts.  Me and mom were driving around town in Albert the other day, just minding our own business.  Then BOOM – we saw this building.  We had to do a u-turn to get a picture.  What?  You don’t know who Don Juan is?  On one hoof, consider yourself lucky – snorts.

Don Juan is the Hotel Thompson’s mischievous little Elf on a Shelf that comes out the day after Thanksgiving.  He watches over us and reports back to Santa what bad things we are doing.  Well, that’s suppose to be the concept.  Don Juan though is shall we say special.  Don Juan gets into more trouble than Cat in the Hat.  In fact, you can read about Don Juan here on some of the antics he did at the Hotel Thompson.  And, can you believe he filled in one week for me on Dear Bacon?  OMP is all I have to say.  It was a close call on some of his antics.

So this picture tells us everything.  He hangs out in storage.  Cause you know, that elf doesn’t have any powers unless it’s the holiday season.  Did you know that the fear of elves is called Fayophobia?  If you have fayophobia, you might not want to read my blog next week.  It’s going to be contest time!  That’s exciting.  But stay tuned next week to find out the details my friends!

Oh, and you think Don Juan is sweet and innocent huh?  Okay, do you still feel the same after this picture?  Snorts – anyone for a cookie?

 
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Posted by on 08/12/2014 in Bacon

 

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Spies Like Us – REMINDER

FELLOW ANIPALS – Now is the time to send your humans out of the room – this post is just for us – anipals UNITE!

 Forrest and I have been talking this morning.  The deadline for Spies Like Us is this Saturday, AUGUST 9, 2014.

Entries can be sent to my email at baconthompson@gmail.com

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We really need your help my fellow anipals.  Our humans do this to us all of the time.  They take pictures of us in compromising pictures and send them all over the world for everyone to see. You know they do it!  Heck, we all know they do it.  You’ve seen my Dear Bacon issues on Tuesdays.  *Now* is the time to get those humans of ours back.  SPIES LIKE US are made for well US.

Take that picture or video of your human doing something so crazy and send it to me by Saturday, AUGUST 9, 2014.  Me and Forrest need YOU for this my anipals.  Put on those cameras… tip toe through the house as stealth and quiet as you can… send those submissions in to me.  

Me and Forrest will post later on in the month of August for the voting to begin.  WE CAN DO THIS!

 
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Posted by on 08/06/2014 in Bacon

 

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Spies Like Us – REMINDER – DUE DATE EXTENDED!

FELLOW ANIPALS – Now is the time to send your humans out of the room – this post is just for us – anipals UNITE!

 Forrest and I have been talking this morning.  We are going to extend our deadline for Spies Like Us to Saturday, AUGUST 9, 2014.

Entries can be sent to my email at baconthompson@gmail.com

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We really need your help my fellow anipals.  Our humans do this to us all of the time.  They take pictures of us in compromising pictures and send them all over the world for everyone to see. You know they do it!  Heck, we all know they do it.  You’ve seen my Dear Bacon issues on Tuesdays.  *Now* is the time to get those humans of ours back.  SPIES LIKE US are made for well US.

Take that picture or video of your human doing something so crazy and send it to me by Saturday, AUGUST 9, 2014.  Me and Forrest need YOU for this my anipals.  Put on those cameras… tip toe through the house as stealth and quiet as you can… send those submissions in to me.  

Me and Forrest will post later on in the month of August for the voting to begin.  WE CAN DO THIS!

– EXAMPLE OF HUMAN CRAZINESS –

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I took this picture off of mom’s iPhone when she left it on the sofa.  This is a perfect example of human craziness.  OMP (oh my pig!)

I don’t know what daddy was doing in this picture but it shows him perfectly – he is C.R.A.Z.Y.  He might have been showing his inner tiger or is that inner kitty – snorts.

Whatever it was, it is forever captured in a photograph now.  Tell me he was growling… please.  Shakes piggy head.  He sure is crazy.  See what I live with here at the Hotel Thompson.  Walks away muttering crazy daddy of mine!

 
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Posted by on 07/31/2014 in Bacon

 

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Spies Like Us – REMINDER!

Oh Dear Piggy Heavens.  Forrest and I have been at it again.  Talking seems to bring out the evil in us – which is a good thing – snorts.  You know us anipals see a lot in our homes.  We hear a lot too.  Our humans can and are CRAZY.  Sometimes that CRAZY leads to borderline insane which is hilarious by our standards.  As my friend Forrest said in a recent email to me:

“Humans are nuttier than squirrel turds.  The wheels are spinning but the hamsters have run away”.

Hey, us anipals know that’s the truth.  So, we’ve been talking about conducting a little Blog Hop contest called appropriately “Spies Like Us”.  Our mission as anipals (if you wish to accept) is to video, take pictures or tell us about something your humans have done.  We all know we have nutcases as our staff.  Here’s our chance to proof it.  Think hard about something crazy.  Something insanely stupid.  Something that we just won’t believe.

Send your submissions to either me or Forrest by AUGUST 1, 2014.

We will then post them and take a poll to see who wins.  What does the winner get you ask?  Well, the winner will get a badge letting the world know that they have the craziest humans ever!  Now that is something to brag about.

So put on your spy glasses, get out your cameras and start snooping around the house creeping up on your humans… like we need an excuse to do that – snorts.

My email:  baconthompson@gmail.com

– EXAMPLE OF HUMAN CRAZINESS –

20140515-085800.jpgRemember this picture of my dad that I took several months ago?  Auntie Sharon sent the head band back with Bashful went he came back home from Australia.  Mommy put it in the curio cabinet with our other collectibles from Bashful’s field trips.  Mommy went to bed early with a headache and daddy thought he was super ninja – snorts.  He forgot about me having the camera and trust me, I used it.

Not only did he put the head band on, turned on ninja warrior music and was dancing, he got CAUGHT by mommy.  That almost made him fall on his bum – it was a hoot.

So friends – this is what we are talking about.  Catch your humans in crazy like this and send it to me or Fozzie.

You can do it SPIES LIKE US!

 
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Posted by on 07/29/2014 in Bacon

 

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Spies Like Us

Oh Dear Piggy Heavens.  Forrest and I have been at it again.  Talking seems to bring out the evil in us – which is a good thing – snorts.  You know us anipals see a lot in our homes.  We hear a lot too.  Our humans can and are CRAZY.  Sometimes that CRAZY leads to borderline insane which is hilarious by our standards.  As my friend Forrest said in a recent email to me:

“Humans are nuttier than squirrel turds.  The wheels are spinning but the hamsters have run away”.

Hey, us anipals know that’s the truth.  So, we’ve been talking about conducting a little Blog Hop contest called appropriately “Spies Like Us”.  Our mission as anipals (if you wish to accept) is to video, take pictures or tell us about something your humans have done.  We all know we have nutcases as our staff.  Here’s our chance to proof it.  Think hard about something crazy.  Something insanely stupid.  Something that we just won’t believe.

Send your submissions to either me or Forrest by AUGUST 1, 2014.

We will then post them and take a poll to see who wins.  What does the winner get you ask?  Well, the winner will get a badge letting the world know that they have the craziest humans ever!  Now that is something to brag about.

So put on your spy glasses, get out your cameras and start snooping around the house creeping up on your humans… like we need an excuse to do that – snorts.

My email:  baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 07/19/2014 in Bacon

 

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Bacon’s Towel

My friend Cocco had a contest for a free personalized bath towel in March and I won.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was – and still am!  I’ve been putting off on a post because mommy was hoping that I would actually use the towel – snorts.  She’s so funny.  The bath towel came to the Hotel Thompson, mommy unwrapped it and it was cool.  She tried slowly to introduce me to the towel.  You say why?  Well, shuffles hooves, new things they kind of scare me – just a little.

Bath time rolled around this weekend.  I blew bubbles… stomped my hooves… rolled around in the water… dived for carrots.  You know – all in all had a great time.  Time came for me to get out and mommy got my new towel.  Well that’s when mommy learned something new.  I can shake worse than a doggy when getting out of the tub.  Mommy should have just gotten in the tub with me because she got wetter than I did – snorts.  What can I say?  It’s what I do.

She grabbed my towel but to tell you the truth, it didn’t smell like mommy.  It’s a cool towel too.  I squealed like bloody murder so mommy couldn’t towel me off, hold a squealer and take a picture too.  Maybe next month… maybe.

But here is the adorable towel.  It’s black with green lettering.  The towel came from Trixie Wilkie with Adorable Banner Company.  It is a really cool towel and mommy highly recommends it.  From the picture, you can tell there are little pockets where you can hold on to a squealing pig… or dog … or cat… so they can’t get away.

Never fear – mom says she’s going to try again next month in trying to get a picture taken with me and the towel.

Thanks to Cocco and Trixie for the brilliant towel – love you guys!!

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Posted by on 04/16/2014 in Bacon

 

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