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We Have a Birthday in the House!

Okay maybe not in the house but close enough – snorts with piggy laughter.  My boy Bashful has been hanging out in Florida these past couple of months with Ellis, Allie and Raz having a blast in the sun.  Well guess what?

Today is Bashful’s birthday!!

You must jump over and visit Ellis, Allie and Raz and see the birthday party they are throwing Bashful.  It’s a hoot!!

 

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Posted by on 03/19/2018 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Where in the World is Bashful

Right before mom had surgery, Bashful left the Hotel Thompson again for parts unknown in the world.  Where did he go?  Well he said this time that he wanted to go somewhere special and he picked the place.  Our friend Sharon recently loss her husband Bill.  I had mom reach out to Sharon to see if she needed some company because Bashful wanted to come see her to comfort her during this time.  Sharon said YES.  So we boxed up Bashful and sent him to Florida for a visit with some cute kitties Raz and Allie and their mom Sharon.  You may know them as friendsfurevercatblog.

Bashful arrived shortly after mom’s surgery on 11/12/2017.

On 11/21/2017, it seemed Bashful was busy feeding his mouth.  Geez, I hope he doesn’t gain weight.

And don’t worry, On 12/13/2017, Bashful seems to be having a great time helping to decorate for Christmas.  And Sharon says he is on his best behavior… which is hard to believe.

If you get a chance my friends, be sure to check Bashful out in Florida ❤  And thank you to Sharon for hosting my little tyke.

 
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Posted by on 12/06/2017 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Boo! A Swamp Thing

The Okefenokee Swamp was truly a land of mystery in June 1829, when the Milledgeville Statesman published a bizarre story about it. The tale was related by a John Ostean, “residing on the borders of this swamp in Ware County,” and others who lived on the opposite side in Florida. Locals had long heard from Creek Indians of an enchanted island inhabited by “mortals of super-human dimensions and incomparable beauty.” The story goes that two men and a boy had taken advantage of a long dry spell and pushed deep into the swamp for two weeks to seek this island. However, “their progress suddenly arrested at the appearance of the print of a foot-step so unearthly in its dimensions, so ominous of power, and terrible in form,” that they paused. The print was eighteen inches long and nine inches across, the stride of this giant over six feet. The party hastily returned and spread the tale of the “Man Mountain.”

Hearing the story, nine Florida hunters ventured into the swamp. After several days’ journey, they found a similar print and others. The men followed the tracks for several days and had camped on a ridge when two of their members “simultaneously discharged at an advancing and ferocious wild beast” whose screams made the swamp “reverberate with a deafening roar.” The creature came “full in their view advancing upon them with a terrible look… Our little band instinctively gathered close in a body, and presented their rifles. The huge being, nothing daunted, bounded upon his victims, and in the same instant received the contents of seven rifles. But he did not die alone; nor until he had glutted his wrath with the death of five of them, which he effected by wringing off the head from the body.” The four surviving men examined the prostrate giant as it died, “wallowing and roaring. His length was thirteen feet, and his breadth and volume of just proportions.” Fearing the struggle might have alerted similar beings; the men gathered their comrades’ guns and fled for home.

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Posted by on 10/09/2017 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Harley Quinn

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Harley Quinn

Age:  9 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:  https://www.facebook.com/harleyqbully

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? OMG…they’re giants!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  The Mommy and the Daddy came 3,000 miles to get me and took me home with them on an AIRPLANE.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I ate mommy’s brand new baseboards right after the condo remodel.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I’m a Daddy’s girl, through and through.  We watch TV together in his recliner, and he takes me to breakfast and the dog park every Saturday while Mommy sleeps in.   Mommy is the one who takes me to the vet.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   People see my face and think I’m all “sugar and spice and everything nice”, but I’m a tomboy who’s really more “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on 08/17/2017 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Wonder Woman What?!

There I was this morning looking at the news on my i-Pad.  You know minding my own piggy business in a world all to myself.  That’s when a friend of mine on Facebook showed on her page a picture of some wondrous food.  I mean BIG time knock you on your piggy tail awesome food.  I’m talking my daddy would absolutely LOSE his mind with this hamburger – see below.  Was I joking?

So, I did what any decent pigson would do.  I finished reading the article and then tapped down the hall to dad’s room.  Of course I would say run but then we would all know I was lying.  This pig doesn’t run.  It’s bad on my knees.  Oh my bad – I don’t have knees – snorts with piggy laughter.  Trust me, once dad saw the article he quickly forgave me for the slight hoof mark I left on his ankle – only slight.

This monster of a burger is courtesy of a restaurant in Tampa, Florida called Datz and is called the Amazon Warrior Burger.  It was created for the new movie Wonder Woman that is now currently showing in theatres.   It was only available for one day – bummer.  It would have been an awesome trip.  So what makes this burger warrior material?  You tell me – here are the ingredients:

The bun is sourdough and decorated with white cheddar and American cheese starts.  The bun has also been dyed red, gold and blue.  There are two beef patties broked up – wait for it – by a slice of pineapple!

So, what do you think my friends.  Are you game for a warrior burger?  Licks my piggy lips now.

 
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Posted by on 06/03/2017 in Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Ms. Zulu

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Ms. Zulu aka Zoë.

Age:  11 years and 9 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:   lifeofbenji.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I had been in the animal shelter for only a couple of days when I was adopted. I had been dropped off there with my 11 siblings because the momma, a purebred border collie, had slept with the wrong papa. I still don’t understand why that meant we had to go to the shelter. I just loved my new parents and licked their faces raw! I still do if I get the chance.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When we first went on an outing and I could go back to my nice thick comfy bed in my forever home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I asked M because I couldn’t come up with anything and M said that I never get in any real trouble. I sometimes run after deer but I do come back. All I’m trying to do is herd the deer to M so that she can enjoy them too.  Oh and I get a funny smelling bath after I have rolled around in something delicious. I never understood why the delicious perfume has to be covered up by something that doesn’t smell so good.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? That would be M, see above she thinks I never do anything wrong.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Not sure about humans, but I would say that the biggest misconception other canines have about me is about my Border collie stare. The stare often intimidates other canines and they think I’m dominant while I’m not. Fortunately Benji is used to it and he loves to play the herding game.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on 06/01/2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Benjamin Griz de Tiger

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Benjamin Griz de Tiger aka Benji aka Mr. B aka 0011. And let’s not forget my other important dog title- I’m a therapy dog AKA Dogtor

Age: 1 year and 8 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:  LifeofBenji

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I’ve made it! I got my own bed, a nice home, lots of food, a big furry sister whom I adore, and lots of love.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I’ve got a big sister with a furry tail to play with all day long!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Hmmmm, I guess that would have to be my “oops” moment a couple of weeks ago. I swallowed a crossbreed that turned out to be inedible. You can read all about it on my blog, see https://lifeofbenji.com/2017/04/03/oops/ M was not mad but she was very concerned about me. And I have to say, I didn’t feel so good either.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? That would be M as she gives me more treats. Plus, if I do anything wrong she thinks that she did something wrong. And a negative times a negative is a positive says M.  I won’t argue with that. More treats are always helpful too. Did I mention that I like treats? Lots of them and all kinds! I will do practically anything if you give me some!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I would like to bring up a misconception about canines in general. Humans often think that we should be punished for something we did wrong. But it is positive reinforcement and redirection what works best for us.  What is positive reinforcement? Lots of treats of course! Luckily, a lot of doggie schools are now focusing on positive reinforcement and redirection instead on punishment.


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on 05/25/2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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