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Shopping Around the World

This month my dear brother Phenny is hosting Shopping Around the World.  His suggestion this month was pie, dessert or anything sweet.  Since I can’t just post a picture of me for something sweet – snorts with piggy laughter, I”m going to let mom take care of this month.  Hope you enjoy my friends ❤

Now this month was hard.  Sweets – my favorites of any kind – is something I’m trying to stay away from here at the Hotel Thompson.  But there are times that the inner sweet monster comes from within and you just *have* to have something gooey and wonderful.  A long time favorite of ours here are Whoopie Pies.  Now if you don’t know what a Whoopie Pie is here, you are a sheltered person and need a fix ASAP!  You can fix them as elaborately as you want or in my case as simple as you want.  And you know me…. I’m all about simple 🙂 

So here is a picture of what a Whoopie Pie looks like.  (I didn’t take this picture.)  This is a simple way of seeing what a Whoopie Pie looks like.  They should be gooey and wonderful.  Most of them are made with a cake batter as the top and bottom.  But remember, I have a favorite ‘quick’ recipe.  Here you go:

◊ Store bought cookies (no lying).  Get a package of the soft cookies – you don’t want a hard one.  Or you can make your own.  Now remember to buy twice as many cookies because you will need two cookies for every Whoopie Pie.  I bought a package of 24 cookies from our local market for $3.29 – I bought Macadamia cookies.  Buy and make whatever kind of cookies you like.  24 cookies will make 12 Whoopie Pies.

◊ Here is the tricky part – what do you want for your center?  You have several options.  You can buy a container of Cool Whip.  You can buy those little containers of pre-made frosting.  Or, you can be lazy like me.  I asked the bakery department at my market to whip me up some butter cream frosting.  A huge container cost me $4.99 – and that is more than enough.  

Now the fun begins.  I take my 12 cookies and place them on a cookie sheet.  I then put my butter cream frosting in a pastry bag and start dabbing frosting on my cookies.  After all my cookies have full attention, I then place cookies on top of the frosting.  There you go – instant Whoopie Pies.  No, they are not like the ‘real’ Whoopie Pies but are your guests or family going to know the difference?  Of course not.  Heck, throw some flour on your face and around the kitchen and let them know you slaved in the kitchen for hours.  Who is going to know?  I’m not going to tell.  ❤ 

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2017 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Happy Birthday Bashful!!

 

 OMP (oh my pig!)  Can you believe that it’s been FOUR years since Bashful came to live with me here at the Hotel Thompson?  This is him all snuggled in transport the first time that I saw him – aaww.  Wasn’t he all cute and innocent in his straw bed? 

And to think of all of the places he  has been in the world?  He’s going to need extra pages in his passport book soon ❤

So, today, let’s all wish our little international rolling stone a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Bringing Easy Home


Easy was my brother from a different mother.  When I started blogging years ago, Easy was one of the first anipals I met.  He was always there with a quick bark or comforting paw.  His stories were awesome and we especially loved those about a certain little Whiskey in his hood – hilarious!  Above is one of my favorite pictures of brother Easy.  I think we all think about 2016 the same way!

Love ❤️ you brother – always!

 

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Our Sweet Mouse Girl

This week has been most difficult to say the very least.  Last night when mom got home from work late, there was a package in our mailbox.  The package was from our sweet dear friend Auntie Sharon of gentlestitches.  We all hurriedly opened the package and looked into the box.  There we were – mom, dad, me, Houdini and Hemi all gazing into the box and we saw it.  It was our beloved Mouse Girl who had passed away earlier this year.  Auntie Sharon had made us a remembrance kitty with the Rainbow Bridge carpet.  It was like the floodgates opened and we all cried.  We cried for Mouse Girl.  We cried for Easy.  We cried for Sammy.  We cried for the amazing friends here in blogville, a lot that we haven’t met in real life but can’t remember life before them.

Thank you our sweet friend Auntie Sharon.  We are in awe of your abilities to capture our sweet babies.  Sending you bunches and bunches of hogs and snout kisses ❤

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2016 in Bacon, Hemi, Houdini

 

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Our Hearts are Broken

Our hearts are so broken here at the Hotel Thompson this morning.  We woke up to hear about the passing of our beloved brother Easy.  Please friends, join us in lighting a candle and sending massive hogs and snout kisses to Easy’s parents during this time.  Our hearts go out to them ❤

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Bacon, Hemi, Houdini

 

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Here’s Your Chance My Friends – Join Me For a Halloween Challenge

Here is YOUR chance my friends to participate in my 31 Days of Spook.  

 Me and my brother Easy from across the pond are co-hosting a fabulous project called “Before and After”.  Sounds lame huh?  Not so much though.  This will be one of the scariest projects ever produced in blogville.  Here’s the challenge – if you are brave enough to accept.  We are asking YOU our friends to post pictures of the before YOU in the morning before you face the world and then a picture of YOU after you are ready to face the world.  Shivers.  Some of these pictures will be scary I know.  Some will make you scream.  Possibly some will make you call out for your mommy and hide under your bed.  Of course, we will try to put on a brave front and try not to wet ourselves and run away in terror.

So my friends, will YOU accept the challenge?  Are you brave enough to show the world your before and after pictures for the day?  Are you like Linda Blair from the Exorcist before make-up?  Or are you like a meek lamb before getting ready for your day?

Our Before and After challenge will be hosting on (of course) October 31, 2016.  Link back to mine and Easy’s blog upon posting your scary before and after pictures. We do hope you are up for our Party.

P.S. If you don’t have the nerve to show before and after pictures, you can always show yourself in ‘disguise’ – we leave it up to you my friends.  Mark your calendars to attend! ❤

UPDATE:  Friends Halloween is all about dressing up.  It’s OK if you don’t want to show the real YOU in your before picture.  So make up yourself in a decorated BEFORE picture.  You can do this.  You’ve got creativity!  

 

 
 

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Blog Hi-Jack from Mom and Dad

Hey Bacon’s friends.  This is Bacon’s mom and dad here.  We are hi-jacking the little guy’s blog this afternoon for an important announcement.  Today is also our pig-son’s birthday.  Our baby Bacon turns the big 5 today!  Can you believe he was born on our anniversary?  Just one more little sign that his adoption was meant to be with us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACON!

Bacon has brought so much joy here at the Hotel Thompson.  When I tell you there is *never* a dull moment, that is certainly the truth.  Bacon is like the little child we never had.  He’s very smart – as you all know from him writing his blog here – cough cough.  It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, how much stress you encounter in the world – he is always here waiting for you with a snort and oink.  I’m not sure what me or Jim would do without Bacon and our other ‘children’ in our lives. They bless us beyond our imagination.

So today, we raise our glass with you our friends to send out a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best pig-son we could ever have.  And here’s to years and years of more happiness and adventures!  Help us out our friends in wishing Bacon the best of all birthdays!

Bacon – may all your dreams come true.  May you have more delights today than ever before.  We shall celebrate tonight with your favorite birthday ‘cake’… a piggy plate full of your favorites – apples, bananas, strawberries, watermelon and grapes.

We love you our boy!

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Bacon

 

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