Oh my friends – guess who has been out again unchaperoned together? This is what I found on mom’s iPhone. OMP (Oh my pig!) They are so going to get in trouble one day – snorts. You just can’t touch that!
Oh my friends – guess who has been out again unchaperoned together? This is what I found on mom’s iPhone. OMP (Oh my pig!) They are so going to get in trouble one day – snorts. You just can’t touch that!
My mom and dad – shakes piggy head. Sometimes they act five – yep I said that out loud. It’s the truth. I can’t believe I let them leave the Hotel Thompson together to venture out and get in trouble. I will never learn. But I have to admit, the trouble this time happened once they got back to the Hotel Thompson.
You see, they out for dinner last night. Nothing wrong with that. They went to one of their favorite spots and were greeted from the owners with, “Hey, that’s Bacon’s parents”. Snorts – I ❤ how they have no identity anymore. They talked to the owners, ate dinner and left. Upon leaving, they go through the same routine with each other. I’m sure you know the one. It goes something like this with dad asking, “Hey, you need to go potty? It’s a long ride home.” Followed by mom saying, “No, I’m good.” Famous last words huh?
So they get into Albert, mom’s little Smart car, for the ride home. About mid way home, mom can be seen behind the wheel starting the dance. Oh you know what I’m talking about. The pee-pee dance. The one where it hits you from out of the blue with such a wham and you start shifting and moving around – thus called the pee-pee dance – logical thinking is that the ‘dance’ will stop the rush. Yeah right – it never does. This is when Albert pumps up the volume and makes the hamsters in the engine go faster and tries to get through all of the green lights while you pray to the Gods above that you can ‘hold it’. All the time, daddy is sitting in the passenger seat doing the, “I asked you if you needed to go” repeat statement. Yeah thanks dad, that makes every thing seem so much better.
Then daddy goes to the next step to
irritate make mom feel better in her circumstance. He starts telling mom some of the following statements, “That wine sure tasted good huh?” or “Don’t think of running water.” or “Are you ready to go to the ocean?” See, daddy’s silly or should I say dumb like that. All the time he is saying these things, mom keeps cutting him the eye.
So they finally pull up at the Hotel Thompson. Mommy is now to the point of struggling. Raise your hands my friends if you have seen your humans at this point. Rocking back and forth on their legs, twining their legs together doing the two step, wobbling at the door and trying to put the key into the key hole that at this point looks as big as an eye on a needle – all trying to “hold” it. Snorts – I told you before that humans are weird.
By this time, I’m on the other side of the door and I can hear mom trying to come in. So I do what I do best. I get excited and start squealing. What? It’s what I do – snorts. Mom finally gets the door open but yet she can’t step into the Hotel Thompson. Why? Because she really, REALLY has to go now. If she moves, well you know what will happen.
So she stands there. I stand there looking at her like, “Hey wazzup mom?” Then I jumped on her. Not good. Not good at all in her situation – snorts. Then she walks in the Hotel Thompson like she’s a mummy not a mommy. It looks as if there are invisible bands keeping her knees together and she seems to be walking on her tippy toes. Now my friends – that is a visual. She does this magnificent two step down the hall to the powder room. I go to the door to listen.
So you see my friends, mom and dad don’t have to really leave the Hotel Thompson to get into trouble. They do just fine here at home – snorts. And who wants to admit that the next time they see their parents in distress over ‘holding’ it and going to the bathroom, that you will think of my poor pitiful mummy – I mean mommy 🙂
Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting for the finish? If you missed the first part of my breakdown, check out my Friday posting. 🙂
Here we go –
So Gordy, Hanky and his family fly to Branson, Missouri to help out Cousin Jake, Luke and Jinni Sue. They are so in awe to see welcome signs all over for Gordy being there in Branson. They go to the country music concert where they meet all kinds of famous country singers – Mickey Gilley, Boxcar Willie, Christy Lane and Roy Clark. There’s even a surprise speech from President Bill Clinton who unveils a new stamp in honor of Gordy.
Hanky talks about how Gordy wants to find his family and they give out a number to call if you have any information. While all of this is taking place, Sipes sends his henchman out to kidnap Gordy and kill him – squeal! But what the henchman didn’t see was that Cousin Jake saw them and follows them. The henchman goes over a bridge and throws Gordy off! Can you believe that?! I was sitting on the edge of the sofa with mommy. But never fear, Cousin Jake got lost and was under the bridge. Guess who he caught? Yep, you’re right – GORDY!
Cousin Jake takes him back to the music hall and the henchman tells Sipes he’s done the deed. When Cousin Jake gets back to the music hall, he tells Hanky, Luke Jinnie Sue and Jessica what happened. A battle ensues between Luke and Sipes and Jessica knocks out Sipes with a briefcase.
Someone calls the music hall and tells them that Gordy’s parents are going to be slaughtered at an unidentified slaughterhouse in Nebraska. Jessica, Hanky, Jinnie Sue and Luke then find out that the slaughterhouse is one that Royce Industries actually owns! They jump in the limousine with Cousin Jake driving and off they go.
Hanky keeps calling the slaughterhouse and finally gets the right number from the Royce Industries attorney. Hanky tells the supervisor to shut down just in time. They arrive at the slaughterhouse and not only do they rescue mom and the siblings but also dad. Gordy is a hero!
In the last shots of the movie, you see everybody back at Meadow Brook Farm. The farm is now sold and I know you want to know who bought it, right? Jessica and Luke! They got married and moved to the farm. Jinnie Sue and Hanky are now brother and sister and all of the pigs are back where they are suppose to be. Life is happy!
Now, wasn’t it worth the wait my friends?
I apologize for the length of this posting. I got really carried away by another piggy movie – WOWSER!
Last night I got to watch a new movie that has been in my Netflix que called Gordy. OMP (oh my pig!) Have you seen this delightful and entertaining movie? It is wonderful! So full of fun, love and adventure. I highly recommend this if you haven’t see it. Pop you some corn, get a soda and get the family together for movie night – you won’t be sorry you did!
Gordy came out in 1995, is around 90 minutes long and takes place in Arkansas. The movie starts at Meadowbrook Farm which is for sale. It shows all kinds of anipals outside at the farm. I have to admit that I was little shocked to see pigs living outside.. in nature?! What? Don’t all pigs live the life I do? And there were cows, horses, goats, roosters and chickens among those pigs. WOW ! And the anipals were talking! It was awesome. We could hear everything they were saying. Just like when I talk here on my page and at the Hotel Thompson.
It gets a little sad at this point because there are humans at the farm to take the daddy piggy away to “up north”. The rooster goes and tells Gordy, one of the piglets, that they are taking his dad. Gordy runs back to the farm as the truck is pulling off. I have to admit that Gordy runs fast and stays with the truck just enough for his daddy to tell him that he’s head of the family now. Gordy promises to take care of his mom and siblings and the truck goes off. I admit it. Me and mommy cried at this part of the movie right there with Gordy. It was so very sad to see them taking daddy away.
Gordy goes back to the farm crying and he can’t find his mom or family. Gordy asks Dorothy the cow if she has seen his family and she says no. Gordy asks Wendy the chicken if she has seen his family and she says no but tells him to ask Richard. Gordy goes and asks Richard the rooster if he has seen his family. Richard tells Gordy that while he was chasing the truck that took his dad “up north”, another truck came and took his mom and siblings. What? Can this movie get any sadder from the start?
Gordy decides to go off to find his family. He walks a long way from the farm and it gets dark. He comes upon a church and crawls into a basket outside to sleep. Aaww. Unbeknownst to Gordy, the basket was for the less fortunate and a guy comes by, picks up the items and places them in his truck. It starts to rain and Gordy is asleep in the basket in the back of the truck.
In the next part of the movie, we are at Miss Kittys’ Saloon and Dance Hall where we see Gordy’s mom and his siblings. They are cold and hungry and are asking where is Gordy and their dad. A cute little girl, Jinni Sue, comes out and feeds them it looks like some lettuce. While she is feeding them, Jinni Sue’s dad comes out and says it’s time. Jenni and her dad then go inside the dance hall and sing. It was like heaven – that Jenni Sue has some voice on her. It was beautiful!
After she gets done singing, she goes back outside and the truck with Gordy’s mom and siblings are gone But there is truck in the parking lot that has Gordy. She takes Gordy and tells him that she is going to take care of him and she is now going to call him Pinky. (Snorts – she didn’t know his name yet). She sneaks him into her trailer and hides him from her dad. She puts pajamas on him and they say their prayers before going to sleep. When Jinni Sue’s dad comes in to say goodnight, the lights are out and Pinky – AKA Gordy – kisses dad. It’s hilarious! It certainly reminds me of something that I might do.
Jinnie Sue’s dad eventually finds out about Pinky and they adopt him. They then head to Fayetteville, Arkansas to sing at Huntington Estate. I think this is the home of the local mayor. While Jinnie Sue is not singing, she has Pinky on a leash and meets a little boy named Hanky. Hanky is there at the party with his mom and grandfather, who is head of Royce Industries in St. Louis. Grandpa Royce tells Hanky to ask his mom to dance but before he can, his mom’s fiance beats him to it. Hanky gets upset and walks away from the party going to the estate pool.
Jinnie Sue sees Hanky walk away and follows him with Pinky. Hanky is sitting on the diving board of the pool and they talk for a bit about how lonely Hanky is. When Hanky gets up to return back to the party, he falls into the pool. He can’t swim and neither can Jinni Sue! Jinni Sue runs off to get help and while she is gone, Pinky pushes a float into the pool and jumps in to safe Hanky. As Pinky is pushing Hanky to the side of the pool, everyone from the party comes to the pool and sees the amazing piglet saving Hanky. Cameras start flashing and this makes the news.
Afterwards, Jinnie Sue, Luke (Jinnie’s dad) and Pinky go to visit Hanky and his family. Jinnie Sue wants to give Pinky to Hanky as a pet since he gets lonely. The family accepts. The next day, Hanky, his mother (Jessica), Jessica’s fiance (Gilbert Sipes), Grandpa Royce and Pinky board a plane heading home to St. Louis. Once they are at the Royce International headquarters, they learn that a Hero Pig Fan Club has went nation wide on hero Pinky. Hanky shows Pinky around the office. That’s when Hanky learns that the pure of heart can understand animals. See, that’s why all of you my friends understand me – you are pure of heart! From that point on, Pinky tells Hanky that his name is Gordy and they understand each other completely.
Grandpa Royce is wanted a new image for the company. Gilbert Sipes is the PR person for the business – remember he is also Grandpa Royce’s daughters fiancee. Sipes wants Jessica to be the new image of the company. Grandpa Royce thinks that it should be Gordy – who is a hero. Grandpa Royce advises to take pictures, do a market campaign and let the consumers decide who should be the new image of Royce Industries.
The day comes for the filming and Gordy is under the clothes rack. He overhears Sipes telling the photographer to change the lense in the camera when he shoots Gordy. Gordy doesn’t understand this but tells Hanky. Well, Hanky switches the lenses back. The filming of Gordy then starts and you can see Gordy sporting rainwear, piglopedia, scubawear, piggy cola, hero pig – it’s so darling! Mommy – just don’t get any ideas okay.
Then then set up for the session with Jessica and they change lenses. Jessica then goes through all of the same poses. When it’s all over with, Sipes says that he doesn’t need to look at the film and to go ahead and send it out rush to market ASAP. He just *knows* that Jessica is going to win.
During this time, Jessica gets a postcard from Luke and Jinni Sue. Let’s just say she is smitten. She has that look in her eyes that mommy and daddy get when they look at each other. The next day, there’s a huge meeting at Royce Industries to announce who the winner is of the image campaign. They announce it was 100 to 1 on the results and that Gordy WINS. Sikes can’t believe it because you know – he did the lense switch. Then they show the film from Jessica and they see that she had the lense switch and all of her pictures look out of whack and fat. Sikes is livid. Gordy is signed to a lifetime contract and he is the new trademark for Royce Industries. Grandpa Royce then says that he will supervise Gordy’s publicity personally.
Gordy goes on to make the cover of Farm Journal and News Week. He even makes the talk shows and has a song about him that goes platinum!
But during all of this, Gordy has been talking to Hanky about his promise to his father. He has to find his mother and siblings who were taken ‘up north’. They make a plan to go to the park the next day and they are going to find mom and the siblings themselves. What they don’t know is that Sikes is putting together a plan to kidnap Gordy. Sikes wants Gordy out of the picture so that Jessica can take his place. This way, when they are married Sikes will be rich.
At the park, Gordy and Hanky are able to get on a school bus that is heading towards Kansas City, Kansas. Sikes incompetent henchmen, Dietz and Krugman, are following the bus in their limousine. What they don’t see is Gordy and Hanky escaping out of a window into a feed truck. Sikes calls the henchmen to find their status and they advise they have both Hanky and Gordy.
Hanky and Gordy get dropped off at a farm and they talk to a hog there. The hog tells them that there was a beautiful Yorkshire mom with babies that was at the Tri States Stockyard that got auctioned. They are now in transit ‘up north’. So there we see Hanky and Gordy off again walking down the side of a road. Who do you think passes the two? That’s right – Jinni Sue and Luke in their bus. They stop and pick them up. Can you believe the driver, Cousin Jake, understands Gordy as well? Then on the radio we hear that Henry Royce head of Royce Industries is sick in the hospital from having a heart attack at the age of 73. Oh no! Everyone is saddened by the news. Luke tells Hanky he has take him home.
They get Hanky back at Royce Industries just in time for the reading of Grandpa Royce’s will. That’s where we find that Jessica is not left the company – you see Sikes fuming. The holdings of the company is left to grandson Hanky when he comes of age. In the time being, the company goes to Gordy! Can you imagine that PIGLET CEO!
Gordy starts telling Hanky that they need to make changes in the items they produce. For instance, change from chemicals and go more from artificial to natural items. This takes off and Gordy is called a Wall Street Wonder! But still, he always has in the back of his mind that he need to go ‘up north’ to save his mom and siblings.
They get a call from Cousin Jake advising they are in Branson, Missouri. They can’t find anywhere to play because they are nobodies. They need someone famous to get them a job. They want to know if Gordy will come to Branson to vouch for them and in exchange they will make an appeal to find his family. Deal!
And this is where I’m going to end my friends.
Does mom get saved? Does dad get saved? Does the siblings get saved? What happens??
Tune back Monday for the finish!
Help! This is our outlook this week from the local weather peeps. It’s not looking too good for us, really. Yesterday, it was beautiful. The temperature was in the 50’s and me and mom even went outside for a while. Today starts a quick downward swirl into Snowmageddon Part II. Shivers.
Help. I can’t go through this again. I’ve met snow. Snow was not nice. Snow was torturous for us here in Atlanta. Perhaps everyone learned their lesson last time and we are all more prepared this time. I really hope so.
We have to get over this 70% chance of snow/ice/sleet thingy quickly before Friday, Valentine’s Day. Remember we have hot dates scheduled for the most romantic day of the year.
So friends, please start doing the go-away-Snowmageddon-repeat storm. We don’t want you here.
I got this forecast for today off of dad’s iPad. Do you see that funny looking thing below 10AM-2PM? That little flurry looking thingy? It’s called snow. That’s right S.N.O.W. *They* are saying that we are going to get snow today. Here. In Georgia. In the South.
Perhaps my desire to meet snow up front and personal will come true. I’m not sure. I keep looking out the front door. Nothing yet. Not a flake. Not a drop of rain. Nothing.
The purr things here, Hemi and Mouse Girl, say it’s no big deal. I’m sure it’s not for them. I on the other hand, just wants to see it one time. The cold. The wet. Taste the snowflakes – I’ll make sure they’re not yellow – snorts. Just once to see the white stuff.
If this is all a big tease, I’m going to write a heated letter to *they*. You know who you are.
I’m off now to do a snow dance. I’m not sure what that calls for but I’m going to do something. I’ll keep you posted my friends. Wish me luck.
I saw this t-shirt on the internet last night. I pleaded with mom to get it for me… you know especially since I have Bashful. Mom said she would think about it.
What say ya’ll? Bashful is getting there. He already knows all of these things plus some! And let me tell you, that rock can skip! He was skipping all over my room last night that mommy thought it was me walking around. I think I’ve found my dance partner in crime!
My great friend Cocco at http://myminipetpig.com/ has stepped in to do a special edition of Dear Cocco. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. That little Cocco is a very pigtalented little oinker. I think together, we could rule the world. Big thanks out to Cocco and his mom Katie for this special edition! We hope that you will do it again in the future ((HOGS AND KISSES))
We know you piggies are considered the fourth smartest animals around but did you know that we hamsters are very talented? We have formed a musical band and we are pretty sure you and your piggy friends couldn’t do that. Signed The Musical Trio
Dear Musical Trio,
We actually don’t need to form a band. We are a nonstop one-man band kind of animal. We can squeal, screech, snort, bark and kiss. We are innately musical so we don’t even require any instruments. Ha.
Did you know that cats can dance? We are extremely graceful and actually invented several moves. We are wondering if you can guess what dance we are doing. Signed The Stealthy Cats
Dear Stealthy Cats,
Why thank you for enlightening me. I wasn’t thinking you were dancing at all. I was thinking you were in the midst of a cat fight. Now that I know you were dancing, I am quite sure you were doing the Cha Cha.
Us dogs know revenge. My humans went on a walk and didn’t think I could make it the whole duration since I’m “getting old” so they left me home. Their mistake was leaving dinner to cool on the counter. These old bones jumped up and gobbled it all down. I’m feeling pretty smug. Signed One Smug Pug
Dear One Smug Pug,
I say good for you. You put your humans in their place. I bet you taught them a lesson and they will take you along next time!
Hippos love having their teeth cleaned. Trainers think we are just naturally obedient when it comes to teeth cleaning but the truth is our teeth love the massage. They squirt the water in, tickle our gums and then tell us “good job”. Did you know we hippos eat as much muddy grass as we can just to get those silly humans to give us a tooth massage? Signed The Toothy Hippo
Dear Toothy Hippo,
A tooth massage sounds like good clean fun. I’ll avoid one at all costs though and leave the enjoyment to your kind. The only kind of massage I like is of the belly variety.
These wild flowers are making me a wweeeee bit giddy! Hehehe, come have a sniff. You’ll be feeling silly in no time! Signed Goofy Giggler
Dear Goofy Giggler,
I’m on my way, save some flowers for me!