What a great day to celebrate – National Dog Day! Today’s celebration has two goals: * To honor our glorious friends the dogs AND * To rescue dogs from homeless shelters and abuse
Dogs are loyal and great companions to so many people. They give us unquestionable love and are always there to cheer you up. They offer free kisses (like Houdini here at the Hotel Thompson). Humans and other anipals count on them in so many different ways. There are dogs that are pets. There are dogs that are working dogs – like those that help lead the blind and help in search and rescue. Regardless of what type of dog you are, most humans count you as family.
Today, let’s celebrate the dog in your family. If you don’t have a dog in your family, visit a friend that has one. Or for that matter, why don’t you visit a shelter and visit with a dog there… maybe even take one home with you 🙂
Mom really how could you? Okay I get it. You have a shoe fetish. I used to have one too but you broke me of that. I get that. But you come home with these shoes. Really? They have D.O.G.S. on them. And hey get this – they are not of me. So how could you? I feel betrayed. I think this look tells you everything I’m feeling. Now be a nice sport about it. Take those shoes off so I can take care of them if you know what I mean. 🙂
P.S. These are mom’s new shoes. They are Skecher BOB’s and are awesome. I know when she wears them, she is thinking of me. And mom says they are the most comfortable pair of shoes she has ever had. That’s gotta mean something, right?
Dear Bacon – These chickens are forever pestering the heck out of me when I’m in the yard. I don’t care where I go, they follow me around like pesky dogs pecking at everything. I can’t even use the giant scratch box outside anywhere in private without them being there to disturb me. Well I think I finally got one up on them. They can’t get through the front door. The can look like like peeping chickens but not get in. So I did something just to tick them off. I stretched out on the floor and was blowing butt biscuits their way. Eventually the smell hit them. Rolls and purrs with kitty laughter. Maybe they will leave me alone now. You think? Signed Butt Biscuits
Dear Butt Biscuits – OMP! I usually call them food ghosts but I think I like butt biscuits from now on. Those chickens need to understand there is a line to be drawn of leaving fellow anipals alone. We have some chicks next door to us. They fly everywhere – even in my magical backyard. They drive me nuts too. Just wait until the next time I’m out there. I’m going to throw them a butt biscuit – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter!
Dear Bacon – Sometimes one just knows when their humans are not having a great day. It could be from the sighs they make when they come through the doorway, the dismantled look they have with their clothes or it could be the fact that they kick their shoes off – or already have them off – by the time they come through the threshold. Whatever the reason it is, sometimes us anipals need to make sure we step up and have the home front ready for them. Take for instance this case, my human daddy had a very rough day. I put on my finest attire and had a glass of wine waiting for him. I think it brightened his day. So much so that he didn’t notice my new jewels on my neck. We’ll save that part of telling him when he gets the credit card bill. Barks! Signed Tiffany
Dear Tiffany – I like the way you think. I need to do this for mom the next time she comes home all disheveled from doing monthly statistics. Sometimes when she does this, she can’t even remember her name. Your awesome! And when your dad gets the credit card bill, blame it on the poodle next door.
Dear Bacon – It’s embarrassing. Really it is. No it’s not the scarf or the clothes. It’s not even the hair. It’s embarrassing that my human can’t pick a better place to take my picture than leaning against this tree. I mean dude, look there is a rink behind me. I could be ice skating and showing off my skills for a picture of a lifetime. But no… the human thinks this trees adds to my dimension. What an idiot. Signed Much More
Dear Much More – I believe it! I really do. I know you are much more than just a gorgeous face. Maybe hire someone on the side to help you out with your photo shoots. Just think of the money you could make showing off those awesome skills! Get to work. I can’t wait to see them.
Dear Bacon – My humans love me so much that they had me a special blanket made just for me. And everyone should know that this blanket is mine and only mine. What do you think about it? You want one too, don’t you? Signed Sexy and I Know It
Dear Sexy and I Know It – YES! YES! YES! I want one too. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. It just shows how special you are and nobody can say it’s not your blanket. Use it with pride sweet friend!
Lord have mercy. Is it after Christmas yet my friends? Please tell me it’s soon – really soon – not soon enough for my liking. You see I can admit it. Don Juan’s powers are strong here. That evil little elf on the shelf needs to go back to where he came. I’m going to need therapy after all of his antics this year.
You see, this morning I went into the front room like I do every day. I was minding my own business, snorting and wobbling to the kitchen. I passed through the living room and saw Houdini. He barked. I snorted. You know to say hey to each other. That’s when I stopped in my piggy tracks.
Houdini was dressed up like an elf. WTP (What the pig!). I asked the little guy what happened. He said he thought he heard chattering last night in bed and this was how he woke up. Oh dear piggy heavens. You mean Don Juan sneaked into his bedroom and put this ridiculous outfit on him while he was sleeping?! Shivers – I may not be able to sleep myself alone now until after the elf goes back into hibernation for the season.
I admit it. This scares me. Houdini didn’t know what happened. Somehow he slept through it all? How is that? How can you sleep through being dressed?
Today, September 28th is an awesome day. It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day. Finally a day that we can ask all of those silly questions and not have anyone look at us a strange way. Speak up my followers – ask all of those questions you were afraid to ask today that you have been wondering about all year long.
I interviewed the occupants here at the Hotel Thompson. They came up with some great questions that I’m going to share. They’ll start so you can feel better about your questions. Remember no one is going to laugh at your question – maybe the answer but not the question – chitter chatter
“Why is Grape Nuts cereal called Grape Nuts when it has neither grapes or nuts?”
“If the Professor on Gilligan’s Island could make a radio out of a coconut, why couldn’t he fix a small hole in the side of the boat?”
“Why does Goofy always stand up on two legs yet Pluto remains on all four legs? Aren’t they both dogs?”
“Why do banks leave their doors wide open but chain their pens to the counter?”
“How come when the battery goes dead on the television remote, you think it will work if you press the buttons harder?”
“If a cat always lands on its feet and buttered bread always lands butter side down, what would happen if you tied buttered bread on top of the cat?”
Today, August 26th, is a great day for all of the pooches in the world. Today is National Dog Day. Today we shall recognize and honor all dogs, to appreciate the importance of having them in our lives. Whether you have them as a personal pet, a working dog or you work in a place homing dogs, take this day and let them know how much they are valued. Even if you don’t have a dog of your own, perhaps today is the day to fix that and adopt a dog for your household.
Remember, dogs as well as other pets ask for nothing but love in return of you taking care of them. They are always there when you are having a good or a bad day. They lean their shoulder when you have a good cry and make you laugh with all of their antics. They keep you company and protect their home. Be sure today and every day – give them some extra hugs and cuddles and perhaps a favorite treat or two.
Dear Bacon, Going undercover these days is a hard job. I thought I would go inconcheeto. It seem to be working too. That is until I got hungry and ate my disguise. Drats. Busted again. You ever go undercover? Signed Inconcheeto
Dear Inconcheeto, I’m sorry. What was the question? I saw your disguise and immediately got the munchies. Snorts.
Oh that’s right, do I ever go undercover? Sure. When I go to sleep in my toddler bed at night. Double snorts and rolls with laughter. Keep practicing my friend. You are looking good.
Dear Bacon, I’m as snug as a bug in bed. Its winter and I’m not moving. Where does it say that I have to move? Why can’t I stay in this cocoon until spring? I know you hate winter too so what say you? Can I stayed wrapped up like a burrito until spring? Signed Under Wraps
Dear Under Wraps, I’m all for staying low until spring. I hate this cold weather. But for some obvious reasons – like using the facilities and eating – you might want to come out of the cocoon. Of course you can rewrap yourself after nature. So sure, I’ll see you in the spring.
Dear Bacon – Note to self – never look into a hole that is smaller than your head.
I looked thinking there was something interesting in the box. There wasn’t. My head is now stuck. A little help please. Signed Tight Places
Dear Tight Places, I say destroy. I know you can do that. I’ve seen you cats destroy boxes. Take it out. I mean really – take it out and shred that box into a gazillion pieces.
And future note – don’t stick your head in little holes. Snorts.
Dear Bacon – The master said fetch and we both went. Whoever brings the stick back gets a treat. Well we have learned to share and share alike – barks barks. We *both* brought the stick back. That should show the master huh? Signed Fun and Games
Dear Fun and Games – I like the way you think my friends. That is an awesome plan for the both of you to get a treat. I shall remember this in the future around here at the Hotel Thompson. Way to go my friends!
♥ Remember my friends – keep your pictures and questions coming by emailing them to me. Thanks! ♥