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Dear Bacon

20130618-013318.jpgDear Bacon,
What? Don’t hate. You know you want a hat just like mine so you can play outside with it. Right? Signed Scooter

Dear Scooter,

Yeah, sure. I would absolutely LOVE to have a hat like yours to wear outside and make the funny thing on top go around and around Maybe if it was real windy, I could fly. I like the sound of that! So, yes two please my friend ūüôā

20130618-013334.jpgDear Bacon,
This is just me telling my friends on how to get more seed and nuts from the humans. Any suggestions for us? Signed Cute as Can Be

Dear Cute as Can Be,

Well you can also take tips from Journalist Rocky the Squirrel. He knocks on our back door frequently asking for a cup of nuts for him and his family. Mom even throws leftover bread out to them to help them out. You know, you do what you have to do. This economy has hit us all! Take care my friends. If you are ever near the Hotel Thompson, knock on the back door. ūüôā

Dear Bacon,
I’ve read about your adventures in your magical back yard. Now this is what *I* consider a magical back yard… with drink in hand! You’re mom promised you a pool. Make her pay up pal. Signed Simple Puss

Dear Simple Puss,

I like the way you think my friend! My mommy made a lot of promises to get me outside. Although its only happened once so far, I think I need to make her pay up with one of the promises being a pool. Do you think I would be pushing it to be able to lay in a chair with a drink and food like you have?


20130618-013414.jpgDear Bacon,
I love to play music. I can bang that keyboard with the best of them. This is me practicing, “Unleashed Melody”. It’s a sad and soothing song to us pooches. Have you ever heard of it? Do you play any musical instruments? Signed Wolfgang Pooch

Dear Wolfgang Pooch,

You do have some talent – way to go my talented young friend. I haven’t heard of that song yet but I will be sure to Google it on the internet and listen to it. I know it has to be amazing! As for this little piglet’s talent. Let me see…. I’m thinking…. mommy says I rip some good ones… but I don’t think she’s referring to a musical instrument for some reason ūüôā

I’ll keep thinking about that answer. Take care and maybe we shall see you soon in the Hollywood lights!


Dear Bacon,

Don’t even say it. I know – I know. Yo Quiero Taco Bell. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s really funny. Ha Ha. My humans think it’s funny to dress me up as a taco. How would they like it if I dressed them up like a hot dog? BOL (Barking out loud)! Signed TB

Dear TB,

First off, tell me they didn’t name you Taco Bell – TB for short. Now that would be funny. Oh, I’m sorry. But look on the other hand. You are cute. AND, I bet if they took you to a Taco Bell in the drive thru, you would get free food. Free food – that’s good, isn’t it? Be proud little guy. Wear it with pride.


Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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Journey with Friends – Week 33

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship Рall with one single goal in mind Рto live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, August 13, 2017 Р Today we rested РLOL.  We all bundled up on the sofa and watched movies Рsome funny, some serious, some cartoons.  It was a great day of just being together.  Miles Moved: 0.84

Monday, August 14, 2017 – ¬† I know some of you are following me on Facebook. ¬†Some have questioned if the great surprise we have for September is what is currently going on with my other blog. ¬†The answer is no ūüôā ¬†The other blog is entirely to itself and I’m working on that for me. ¬†The great surprise is still coming in September – next month. ¬†It’s good too. ¬†Huge you might say. ¬†We are all excited at the Hotel Thompson. ¬†The final countdown is getting close. ¬†Plans are being made. ¬†Lists are being taken care of and then looked again several times for completion. ¬†Trust me. ¬†We will keep you informed. ¬†Miles Moved: 2.78

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – ¬† The eclipse is happening Monday close here to our area. ¬†I can’t believe how many visitors we are getting around here. ¬†If you are in the path, are you getting visitors so soon? ¬†I guess everyone wants to make sure they get the best spot. ¬†Miles Moved: 2.39

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – ¬† At this point in Summer, ¬†I can not walk outside. ¬†Today the humidity was 90% and the temperature was close to it. ¬†Talk about walking in a pile of sweat. ¬†I’m sticking with walking inside (I’m sure work loves my paths I’ve created in the building – LOL) and using my treadmill. ¬†It’s the only way I can exercise without being a pile of water afterwards. ¬†Miles Moved: 2.30

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – ¬† I can tell by the end of the week, I’m getting wiped out. ¬†I guess that’s a good sign somewhat. ¬†Not wiped out per say as in drained. ¬†I mean wiped out in a good way from exercising. ¬†By the time the weekend nears, I’m ready for a recharge of some sorts. ¬†Miles Moved: 1.95

Friday, August 18, 2017 – ¬† Finally Friday!! ¬†I have worked hard all week because tomorrow I plan on having a planned small cheat. ¬†There is something that me and Jim have been looking forward to all week that is a one time thing. ¬†I will not miss a memory. ¬†This is the great thing about living healthier vs trying to drop a lot of weight at once. ¬†I’m living. ¬†We can’t be ‘perfect’ every day. ¬†And I have to still think of my blog too, right? ¬†Travels in the South needs material – LOL ¬†Miles Moved: 1.46

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – ¬†Let me add that the planned cheat was happy and awesome. ¬†Look for pictures this weekend on Travels in the South. ¬†And I didn’t overindulge. ¬†I wasn’t feeling up to par today. ¬†Stupid allergies had me going something fierce this morning. ¬†Miles Moved: 0.28

Thoughts for the week: ¬† Friends, I know you have been wondering why all of the doctor visits lately, the waiting game for the return phone calls, etc. ¬†I do have another blog that I’m keeping on the side about that journey. ¬†If you would live to follow that blog and find out what is going on, you can check it out at¬†¬† That blog is strictly about my new journey. ¬†I will not be posting everyday on it and at times it might be a little graphic. ¬†Thanks my friends for all of your support ‚̧

This week walked: 12.00

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  402.06

¬†‚̧¬†small goals turn into big accomplishments¬†‚̧


Posted by on August 21, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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Travels in the South

Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South. ¬†My dad says that sometimes you just need a good hamburger, something solid and substantial. ¬†This week he wanted just that – an awesome hamburger. ¬†You’ve heard us talk about the great pizza that a restaurant called¬†Mellow Mushroom has but did you know they have build your own burgers? ¬†Daddy saw it on the menu and just had to try it… of course while mom had a wonderfully delicious salad – poor mom.

The burger is 100% black angus beef topped with dad’s favorites: ¬†pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and swiss cheeses and bacon – gulps. ¬†Dad said it was a handful and was so delicious. ¬†Of course, it did take two hands to eat and plenty of napkins. ¬†I guess that’s a good sign to a great juicy burger, huh?

So if you have a Mellow Mushroom close by, check them out for their burgers.  They also have vegan burgers which mom says sound delicious.


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Dear Bacon


Dear Bacon,

After reading your column last week about a cat that does yoga, I thought what the heck. My master has a room for meditation so I tried it.

This position is called my sitting dog pose. I really does work on calming your nerves. Thanks little pig. Signed Peaceful Pal

Dear Peaceful Pal,
I’m glad it worked out for you. You do look really grounded in that picture. Keep up the great work!


Dear Bacon – hiccup,

My humans tell me that – slurred – I’m spending too much time with my close friend Jose. Hiccup. They don’t complain about me catting around on the streets anymore. They just don’t like my choice of friends. Hiccup. What should I do. Can they pick my friends? Signed Frisky Fiesta

Dear Frisky Fiesta,
You do understand that your friend Jose is not really ‘real’, right? Instead of having a problem with your choice of ‘friends’, you’re humans might want to look into some classes for you… With TAA (Tomcats Alcohol Anonymous). Perhaps you should lose the hat, get a new friend and start listening to the humans. Take care my friend.


Dear Bacon,

Are baths really necessary? They freak me out. Signed Wet Purrbie

Dear Wet Purrbie,
I love baths. They’re very relaxing. Especially when mom puts bubbles in the water. Instead of fighting it, embrace it. My purr things here love the water. We all do. After a bath, we all get our hair done – that is heaven. Find your happy place during bath time and learn to enjoy it.


Dear Bacon,

Just wanted to let you know man that we enjoy your posts. Happy Friday. Signed Don’t Worry Be Happy

Dear Don’t Worry Be Happy,
Thanks so much. It takes support and encouragement from fans like you to keep it going. I appreciate that. Happy Friday back to you.


Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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Journey with Friends РWeek 32 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, August 6, 2017 –  Day of rest.  No watch wearing.  No keeping up my pace.  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.  Rest.  Just like God intended.

Monday, August 7, 2017 –  Long day at the doctor offices today.  I was so ready to get this day here and over with.  Went from one doctor office to the next.  Joy.  Finally got home and had to take a nap just to have some down time to myself.   Miles Moved: 1.10

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – I think waiting for a doctor to call you for anything should be way up there on the list of life’s most aggravating moments.  Nothing yet.  So install of stressing, I took a long walk outside in between showers.  I think I can almost feel the seasons changing.  My allergies usually fuss up during those times and all day today I haven’t been able to get any relief from the running nose, scratchy eyes syndrome.  Miles Moved: 2.42

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 –  Late in the day after my walk, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I called the doctors office.  They spoke with me for a few minutes and then asked me to give them until Friday for my case to be reviewed.  I know I haven’t said much to a lot of people about what is going on but when I find out something, I will let everyone know.   Miles Moved: 2.12

Thursday, August 10, 2017 –  I’m finding here lately that walking has been a special time to kind of forget about everything and just move for a bit.  It’s been wonderful to relief some stress that way.  Even in between some of the rain, if I can’t walk outside I’ve been using my office warehouse as my personal trainer area.  But on the other hand, stress has been wonderful in dropping a few pounds this week – go me!   Miles Moved: 2.17

Friday, August 11, 2017 –  Don’t you hate it when doctors say they are going to call and then they don’t?  I know emergencies come up but still. Aarrgghh. That’s okay. I will forget about it for the weekend. Miles Moved: 1.51

Saturday, August 12, 2017 –  I ended up going to work for a bit today. That’s one way to get your mind off of everything. Monday will be be here before we know it. Miles Moved: 1.32

Thoughts for the week:  Life is all about goals and bettering yourself.  It’s not a race and we all cross the finish line at our own pace.  The most important thing is to never give up.  

This week walked: 10.64

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  390.06

 ‚̧ small goals turn into big accomplishments ‚̧


Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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Now We Have a Leak in the Bathroom – BUMMER!

20140716-204252-74572875.jpgReally, it’s huge. ¬†What did you think I was talking about? ¬†Snorts.



Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Bacon


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Book Lovers Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here ‚Äď

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

Hello dear friends. ¬†Today is the official Book Lovers Day. ¬†Don’t you just love a great book. ¬†Something that takes you away from the every day ordinary life that you have. ¬†Something romantic – something exciting – something spy or a great mystery. ¬†Anything that you can read to put you in another life or another space in time. ¬†Reading can be for fun, educational, relaxing or research. ¬†Reading can make us laugh, smile or even cry.

Today, I encourage you to find that interesting book – of any topic that intrigues you. ¬†Open the book and start your journey anywhere – in the house, on your bed, in the grass, on a hammock. ¬†Go away, even for a couple of hours, to a place that you don’t need a passport to travel.

I myself will be researching some recipes. ¬†There are a couple of chickens and roosters that don’t know what time it is in our hood. ¬†I’m researching ways to help them – even chitter chatter. ¬†No really, just researching some interesting recipes. ¬†Now my friends, go find your book!


Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel


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