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Bashful’s Great Fishing Trip
While at Tybee Island with mom/dad several weeks ago, Bashful went on a fishing trip. You know that is one of dad’s favorite past times – to go fishing. So, I guess that kind of rubbed off on the little rock. He was so thrilled and was so full of confidence that he was going to get the ‘big one’ and it wasn’t going to get away… like it does in dad’s stories – snorts.
So, he got his fishing rod out and spent several hours watching his line for any kind of movement. He has the patience of a boulder – he waited and waited and waited.
And then TUG – the line moved.
Bashful jumped into action and started reeling in the line. He asked for some help from the regulars at the pier and a kindly gentleman came over to help him reel whatever Moby Dick he had on the line in. It was touch and go for a while. The line went out. The line went in. It was a monster!
Bashful stood his ground though and continued to pull in whatever was on the other end. Was it a shark? Was it Moby Dick himself? Was it the Loch Ness monster? Whatever it was, it was the longest twenty minutes of his life! Then they saw something jump in the water. OH WOW!
Man the net – man the pier – wipe the little rock’s forehead – the monster came out of the water.
It was touch and go for a while but finally the brought the big killer in – all in its glory. What a fish! It was amazing. And to think dad, Bashful has ‘proof’ of his big catch… where’s your proof? snorts.
And being the good little tyke he is, after the ever so kind fellow fisherman helped out, they kissed it and threw it back in the ocean to his family.
When Bashful was asked why he threw it back, he replied, “It wasn’t big enough.” aaww – that’s my rock!
You’ve caught us. This is what we do when the humans aren’t looking. ssshh – kind of keep it to yourself okay. You’re welcomed to join us anytime – just bring your lightsaber. Signed Squirrel Wars
Dear Squirrel Wars,
Hey – I’m in! This looks like fun. Party in the back of the Hotel Thompson this weekend. I’ll call Journalist Rocky the Squirrel to get the invites out. Thanks my friends!
Part of fitting in is the disguise. I’ve been hanging out on the pier now for two whole days and no one has noticed me. I think it’s the hat – maybe the fishing rod. So I now know the answer to life’s greatest problem – blend in with the humans. What do you think? You want me to get you a rod and hat to come out with me? Signed BirdGilligan
WOW! I’m glad you told me who you were, I would have never guessed it! You do blend in so well. I’m wondering if I wore that outfit would humans ever think it was me? How about I try to meet you soon and we can test that theory? But first of all, I have to ask. Can you lift 45 pounds? Because if the humans catch on, you gotta get me out of there before they start looking at you as a two piece and me as bar-be-que. Shivers.
I’m in the police academy trying out for a police officer. I think I have the gun stance down. You think? Why don’t you come join me? I’ve heard it runs in your family and perhaps someone in the family can put in a good word for us? Signed Stop or I’ll Shoot
Dear Stop or I’ll Shoot,
That is a good stance. I’m impressed. I don’t think that I’m ‘police officer’ material in that way though. My hooves – well they just get in the way when I try to hold some heat. I’m more of a Pig9… you know something like a K9 but with me, an oinker. With this snout, I think I can be trained to smell out all of the bad things out there. But hey, what if we were partners? You the bad cop and me the good cop – raises eyebrows. That would work partner!
HELP! There’s something on my noise and I can’t see it. It tickles. Hurry, what is it? Is it dangerous?! Signed Crossed Eyes
Dear Crossed Eyes,
Snort giggles. Never fear my purr friend. It’s just a lady bug. They are good luck. I think she likes you. Maybe be nice to her and make a new friend. There’s nothing to harm you little guy.
I think me and my friend are twins! We both have some of the same characteristics – you know like being devious and mischievous – purr laugh. I think it’s the constant smile that pulls the humans into our lives. There’s only one small, tiny, little difference. My friend can reshape his body to frighten peeps. I can almost do that… not the way he does but I’m learning. Signed Cheshire in Training
Dear Cheshire in Training,
WOW – I almost couldn’t tell the difference between you two. That smile – it’s almost identical my friend. Perhaps you can play his stunt double in real life? That’s always an idea. Just think of the fame and fortune you would have. Carry on my friend and keep smiling.
Remember friends – keep sending you pictures and questions to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com
Another Television Show I Like
Hello friends – there’s another television show that I’ve been watching that I want to share with you. I hope that you’ve had a chance to watch some of the others that I’ve recommended. I know it seems weird for this piggy to have his own line up of desired shows but really it’s not. I guess that’s why mom/dad gave me my own television in my room. That way I can watch my favorites 🙂 Yeah, I may be a little spoiled like that.
This show is called Off the Hook, Extreme Catches. I’m a little addicted to this one and I have to admit that dad also LOVES this show. Sometimes, he sneaks in my room to watch it with me. It’s a guy thing.
The host is Eric Young. Does that name sound familiar to you? Look closely at this picture which was taken from the Animal Planet – yep another show on the Animal Planet – YAY!
Eric Young used to be a professional wrestler. He went by the name of Eric Young although his real name is Jeremy Fritz. Now do you recognize him?
So bottom line is you have a big wrestler who likes to fish. What more could you ask for? And ladies – he doesn’t leave you out. As mom says sometimes when she’s watching the show “Hubba, hubba”. I’m not really sure what she means by that. All I know, she says that when he comes on the screen with an itsy bitsy tiny speedo. Man, put some clothes on is what this oinker says.
So Eric Young goes all over America and fishes in extreme ways. It’s kind of like watching the famous Bill Dance fishing with a little bit of MacGyver in the mix. It’s very entertaining.
So the next time you’re wondering what to watch on television on a Sunday night – check out the Animal Planet at 8:00PM. Let me know what you think.
Do you smell that? It’s been an entire year since I’ve last smelled nature like that. It’s finally SPRING!!
It’s time for the flowers to bloom. It’s time for the animals to start coming back out in the back yard and playing – I can’t wait to see my rabbits again. It’s time for me to come out of hibernation and start being more active. And you know what that means – driving mom and dad crazy with my antics at the Hotel Thompson – snort.
Spring is a wonderful time of the year. The weather is better and not so cold. It’s time to start getting out and going fishing. Okay – I know. I gotta get outside into nature before I can start enjoying the outdoor life. But hey, this could be the year. I might finally venture into the back yard. It’s a big back yard and it’s fenced in. I could actually go out there and play with the bunnies. But first, maybe I need to get some boots. I don’t want to step into nature or anything.
Mom says with Spring comes Spring cleaning – that part I don’t like so much. Especially when she said I had to help. But hey, I’m more active now so I’ll give it a shot.
Happy Spring my friends!! XOXO – Bacon