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International Day of Friendship

  Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

Of all of the important holidays I can tell you about, today seems to be the most important in my book.  It is International Day of Friendship.  The world is filled with too much hate, too many wars, too much prejudice and way too many disagreements.  Today, we should put all of that aside and reach out to each other and say, “Hello friend happy friendship day!”

This is just not a backyard problem or a school playground problem.  This is a worldwide problem.  A problem that needs to come to an end.  Everyone has differences – we wouldn’t be individuals if we didn’t.  But when you look down to it, we all want to be happy and what better way than to get along.

Today let’s make friends with different people, different cultures and different countries.  Extend your hand – or an olive branch – and say hello friend.  Say hello to your neighbor, to the stranger at the market and say hello to a person that you see everyday but you don’t even know their name.  Today is the day to make a friend near and far.

To all of our friends, we at the Hotel Thompson would like to say thank you for being our friend – happy friendship day.  And to those that don’t know us yet, Happy Friendship Day.  May we get to know you better today and in the future!

 Who will YOU say hello friend to today?

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Independence Day

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel – Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

Today is July 4th – the birthday of our nation. On this day, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.  Do you know how this date originated?  Here’s a little background information for you:

 Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other representatives from the thirteen colonies voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. Thus, July 4th is known as Independence Day in the United States. The actual Declaration of Independence is in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.

And here’s a little bit of trivia knowledge to WOW some of your friends.  The Declaration of Independence didn’t actually get all of the signatures by the representatives until August 1776.  The President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock, had to sign it to make it official.  Have you ever heard of the saying, “Put your John Hancock on it?”  Now, you know where the saying originated from.

Today we enjoy this day by celebrating our freedom.  It’s a time for some good old fashioned baseball, hot dogs and family picnics.  Throw in some parades and fireworks and it becomes a holiday with a bang!

Happy Birthday, America!

 
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Posted by on 07/04/2018 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Happy Birthday Hemi

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This post goes out to my brother Hemingway – Hemi for short. He is a lot of things here at the Hotel Thompson.

He is my brother.

He is my friend.

He is the master cat.

He is mom/dads oldest.

I talk about him a lot here on my blog. Mostly about him using his ginormous paw to slap me on the rump – snorts. But really, today is his birthday. Today he turns the big 14 years young. Happy birthday Hemi.

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And just remember Hemi, with your age – snorts –

you might want to cut back on spanking this oinker.

Just sayin’

PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud!)

 
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Posted by on 06/26/2018 in Bacon, Hemi

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon – People come and see me at the zoo all of the time.  They take my picture and always say, “Smile”.  Well my friend, this is my happy face and I am actually smiling.  In fact in this picture that someone took of me, I am meditating.  I’m concentrating on thinking perhaps I am taking their pictures and they are posing.  What do you think?  Signed Happy Monkey

Dear Happy Monkey – I think you are thinking along the right path.  I tell you what.  I’m going to send you a camera so that you can do just that.  Take humans pictures when they try taking your picture. Can you imagine the look on their face when you tell them to smile?  Snorts!.


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Dear Bacon – Dude, what’s up?  I’m like feeling the nature man.  I’m rocking with the inspiration of Marley and others.  You know, keeping it real and much love to all.  Peace Bro.  Signed Bob

Dear Bob – WOW!  I feel the love all over my friend.  You keep rocking it and sharing it with everyone.  How could anyone not be happy with you?  You have to be the most even mannered pooch I’ve ever met – and the best dressed one to boot.  Peace, Love and Rock n Roll to you.  Keep it real and love to all.

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Dear Bacon – I have to admit that my ears usually are down but on this date I saw something so totally scary that those ears shot straight up and haven’t went back down yet.  I saw my humans naked… butt naked… without any clothes.  Oh my eyes!  Signed Pete

Dear Pete – I’m so sorry my friend.  I know it’s hard to get over that.  What has been seen can not be unseen now.  It does get better though.  After a while, it seems second nature and it doesn’t scare you as much.  I should know.  Daddy lives in naked world when mom is not here.  Rolls piggy eyes.  He says he cleans better.  Now that is a thought you can’t get out of your mind isn’t it?  Snorts with piggy laughter.


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Dear Bacon – I’m here to answer the ever lasting question – how do you make panda bears.  Well, as you can see from the picture you know have the answer – 🙂  You are so welcome.  Signed Pan Family

Dear Tongue – Oh my piggy heavens.  I have always wondered about that my friends and I’m sure others have as well.  Ya’ll are awesome to let us know the secret.  What a beautiful family you have there!

 
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Posted by on 06/26/2018 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 24

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of  06/17-06/23/2018 – Week 24

“Dear Journal – “When did life become a hurry?  Everyone seems to be in such a rush.  People flying down the road – they have to be first.  The same person that was behind you has to go around you to be in front.  People are rushing through the stores cutting in front of you and grabbing things.  People constantly talking on their cell phones.  Life needs to slow down.  People need to slow down.  What happened to sitting on the deck just breathing and relaxing?  People are constantly multi-tasking.  I think this week I will slow a bit.  Relax.  Sit and enjoy dinner with the family.  Talk.  Enjoy just being together and not rushing.”


Miles walked:  5.27

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  166.01

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

 

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Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

Today, June 16th, is just a special day – it’s Father’s Day!!  I have to say happy Father’s Day to my biological father, Champ.   If it wasn’t for him and my mom, Bertha, I wouldn’t be here with my adopted family at the Hotel Thompson.  So Happy Father’s Day Champ!

And then, my adopted dad.  What can I say?  He adopted me when I was a small tyke – I could barely walk!  I knew nothing about life at a mere three weeks.  I was still on formula and had to be taught everything.  Do you know to this day, dad takes care of me during the day?  While mom is at the worky place, dad makes sure that I get all of my nutritional food and that I’m happy until mom gets home.  Isn’t that great?  I guess you could call him my pigdad.

So, for today dad don’t worry about anything.  Me, the purr things and mom will handle it at the Hotel Thompson.  Heck, mom even said something about fixing your favorite food… and that I might get a taste.  Hey – it’s a win win situation today!

Enough of the seriousness though.  Let’s talk Bacon – oink chuckles.  Just for today dad, you can sit back on the sofa, enjoy your television and have the remote.  You don’t have to utter one word… especially the phrases I’ve heard you say around here.  Oh, you look shocked.  Let me remind you of some of the phrases – PLOL (Pig Laughing Out Loud).  How many have you heard from your fathers?

Just because I love you doesn’t mean I have to like everything you do.

Because I’m the Dad, that’s why!

I brought you into this world, and I can take you out! 

I’m a Dad, I know everything.

The sooner you learn to stand on your own two feet, the better off you’ll be. – which never makes sense to me since I have four feet – shakes piggy head

That’s just the way life is, son.

You make a better door than a window!

Were you born In a Barn?  well, yes I was

Do you think money grows on trees?  technically, it does 🙂

I haven’t developed gray hairs for nothing!

You are too young to understand this.

And my favorite all time one liner from dad –

Go ask your mother….. perfect… I will 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on 06/17/2018 in Bacon

 

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Today is a HOLIDAY!

Did you know that?  That today is a holiday?  Well it is. Today is my Aunt Tina’s birthday! Awesome huh?  I wanted to send my Aunt Tina a huge piggy hug.  I’ve looked long and close, here and far and everywhere for just that perfect card.  Finally I called a family meeting together to find just the perfect birthday greeting.  I couldn’t trust snail mail to get it there so I thought I would post it here for all of my friends to see.

Happy birthday Aunt Tina!!

 
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Posted by on 06/09/2018 in Bacon

 

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