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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 11 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!)

Oh and P.S. my friends – here is example A of Hemi’s ginormous paw.  See what I mean.  It’s HUGE.  Brings new meaning to Talk to the Paw Huh?  Snorts with piggy laughter.

 
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Posted by on 06/25/2015 in Bacon, Hemi

 

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Mom is in Jury Duty This Week

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Poor mom. She’s in jury duty this week. She says a lot of people get called and try to get out of it. Although she would love to get out of it, she does know that it’s an important rite and freedom to serve. She’s good with that. The bad thing is that she never gets picked to serve on a trial. This will be her fourth time getting called.

She reported yesterday. She  said the security check point she had to go to was worse than Ft Knox. Then after that line, she had to wait in another line to check in with the jury room. Four groups got called as potential jurors yesterday. Mom didn’t get picked for any of them so she waited…and waited…and waited.

But she came prepared. She read her book. She played games on her cell phone. And of course she text me when she was bored. So today she will be there again. In fact, she’s probably sitting there now waiting. And waiting.

Have you ever got picked? Any great stories you want to share?

PS. Mom says that the snack machine in the jury room needs to be like the one above. Maybe that way everyone can make it through the day of you know waiting. Snorts.

 
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Posted by on 01/13/2015 in Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

Oh my friends.  I do hope you have been enjoying my 31 Days of Spook with me this year.  I have had so much fun sharing with you so many spooky things – things that go bump in the night – things that create shadows in the dark – things that maybe make you do a double take.  Today, I have another story submission.  This one is from my great friend Fozzie in Australia.  Do you know Fozzie?  If not, you need to go visit her now and check her out.  She’s got some great stories and photographs from Australia that will absolutely blow you away.  Check her out and tell her this little oinker sent you 🙂  And thanks Fozzie for a great story my friend ❤

“When I came home from hospital with Rhiannon..(some 29 years ago), we lived in a small two bedroom flat. Bradley, our eldest, was in his own room and Rhiannon slept in a cot in our room.  She must have been about a month old when this happened.
 
We had in our room an old white wicker chair, you know the type that belongs on a porch under the shade of a wisteria. This chair was my grandmas (she was still alive at the time of this incident). Now the story went my grandma and her sister had some to and fro’s over who got to have this chair..and as it happened my grandma got it.. her sister is now deceased. I always loved it and my grandma was happy to give it to me.  And so it sat in the corner of our bedroom..
 
One night I was woken with the fright of my life.  As I lay on my side asleep, I felt a hand grab my shoulder! I sat bolt upright frozen. Phil was fast asleep. Rhiannon fast asleep. Me wide awake and terrified!
 
I woke Phil and made him get up to check the flat all over…nothing. I went back to bed..but not to sleep. This happened again for the next three nights. I was terrified so badly that I went to my doctor.
 
I told him I was sure I was losing my mind,such a violent grab and yet nothing!  My doctor, such a cool young guy he was, simply said to me, ““There’s a lot more to life than what we think. You aren’t nuts, just experiencing something you are not tuned to.”
 
Eventually, I relaxed a bit more and the grabbing stopped…after I politely asked it to stop as I was needing sleep…since then I have lots of special things happen. Life indeed is a weird and mysterious journey.”
 
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Posted by on 10/29/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

Oh squeal – friends today is a great story submission.  Today’s story is sent in anonymously to be shared with you.  Perhaps it will make you think twice about doing a double take.  You don’t get the meaning of that?  Well then – please enjoy the story my friends.

“A strange thing happened this past Sunday.  I was in church before the service, doing those busy things I normally do.  I walked through the church during the the gathering congregation and saw an older woman, a friend, sitting beside someone I didn’t recognize.  I took note of it primarily because she wasn’t sitting in the pew where she usually sat, but thought nothing more.  I was quite focused on my duties and paid no more attention to it.

When the service finally started, I suddenly realized that the old woman I had seen had passed away earlier this year.  I looked immediately to the pew where I had seen her, and she, nor the person I had seen her sitting by that I didn’t recognize, were not there.

I’m still trying to process this.  It was real.  It was weird.  It is comforting (I think).”

 
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Posted by on 10/14/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Happy Birthday Fozzie!!

Oh friends – today is FozzIMG_0176-0.JPGie’s birthday.  Please remember her today and bounce over to her blog to wish her a happy birthday!

Fozzie is my cohort.  – my partner in crime if you will.  Fozzie is my friend when I’m having a great day or bad day.  She ❤ me when I’m sweet Bacon or deviled Ham.

Fozzie is special to us here at the Hotel Thompson.  We may be on the other sides of the world – but when we talk it feels like we are side by side.  I can’t say enough great things about Fozzie.  She’s that special kind of woman who can bring a smile to your face even though she may be suffering in pain.  She’s that kind of friend that you don’t talk to for days and all of a sudden when you do speak, it’s like it was yesterday.

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So from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson, we wish you a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  May all your dreams come true my sweet dear friend!

 
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Posted by on 08/25/2014 in Bacon

 

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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 10 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!)

Oh friends, did you know that mommy/daddy adopted Hemi and his brother Tybee when they were three weeks old?  They barely had their eyes open and had just started walking – I guess you could say that was walking.  Their little tails were like a piece of yarn – 🙂  They had gotten picked up by Animal Control and taken to the shelter.  Mom and dad saved them both and brought them home.  They are such softies when it comes to us four legged animals, you know 🙂

 
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Posted by on 06/26/2014 in Bacon, Hemi

 

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A Special Birthday Shout Out –

Today is a most special day.  Today my little friend Cocco turns the BIG two years young.  Can you believe that?!  Time flies by so fast when you are having fun.  I gotta give my pal, my buddy, my little mini-me a special shout out.

You were one of the very first piggy friends I made when I started my blog so many years ago.  Little man, I look up to you.  You’re as cute today as you were back then.  Us little piggies have to watch each others back.

I hope today finds you full of your favorites – cream cheese, peanut butter and watermelon.  If we were closer, I would so throw you a surprise birthday party in my magical backyard inviting all of our anipals.  Love you my friend!!

 
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Posted by on 06/03/2014 in Bacon

 

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Blast from the Past

WOW – mom got all sentimental on this toy from her childhood.  The Little Professor was released in June 1976 from Texas Instruments.  It was marketed as the first electronic educational toy.  I think this is where mom found her fondness of math and to these day loves numbers.  So many people hate math but it’s really in the way it is presented.  I think by having fun with the Little Professor, mom started off with a fondness of math.   She got that far away look in her eyes and reminisced about being 7 and walking around the house ‘calculating’.  She got pretty good at it too!

I checked this item out on ebay as well.  It runs from around $25.00 and up.  Not a good turn around knowing that when it first came out in 1976, the price was $20.00.

Daddy never had one growing up – maybe that explains his dislike for math.  I wonder if it’s too late for this little piggy to start using it?

Did you have a Little Professor?  Do tell.

 
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Posted by on 05/22/2014 in Bacon

 

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Bashful is Home!

Oh piggy heavens!  Bashful has made it home from Auntie Sharon in Australia!   He came in the mail and of course daddy would not let me open it until mom got home last night from the worky place.  It was a funny thing too.  It sounded like there was a party going on in that box.  In fact, this song was playing.

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Snorticles.  It was constant.  I kind of got used to it and was dancing and singing that catchy little tune myself.  When mom came home, I FINALLY got to open the box.  Bashful brought home a friend.  May I present to you Koishi.  Koishi in Japanese means pebble.  Here is the Japanese writing for it:  小石   Cool huh?  That Koishi is a looker – so pretty and beautiful in her kimono.  I know that Princess Coralena, Virginia and Rockelle were all in awe over her outfit.  There is a slight language barrier but I think we can get the meaning to a lot of things she is trying to say.  

The first thing she wrote was 私は恥ずかしがり屋の愛 which in Japanese language is Watashi wa hazukashi gari-ya no ai.  Do you know what that means?  I got out my piggy translator and looked it up.  It says, “I love Bashful”.  Isn’t that the sweetest?  That rock of mine certainly has the “IT” factor in picking up the ladies doesn’t he?  

All of the rock clans and I stayed up late last night talking and catching up on everything that has been going on here at the Hotel Thompson.  It was a late night into the morning but that was okay.  It was a stormy night here last night with thunder and lightening.  For a while, we lost power and everything was dark.  That’s okay though.  Koishi settled right beside Bashful and finally fell asleep in his arms.  It was adorable!

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 You gotta see some of the other items that came home with Bashful from Auntie Sharon.  First up, this adorable cute little keychain.  OMP (Oh m pig!)  Mommy fell IN LOVE with this keychain.  That soup in the bowl looks so real – like it’s going to pour out at any minute.  Isn’t is to die for?!

It’s so cute.  We had to put it on display in our curio cabinet.  We don’t want anything to happen to it!

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Also in the box were these cute little girls – I think they were made of wood.  Help me out Auntie Sharon if I’m wrong.  They were adorable!  I think perhaps they may look innocent and sweet but I think they were the ones starting up the party in the box with I Think I’m Turning Japanese.  Really, snorts, I do.

Of course, mommy put them in the curio cabinet as well.  They are too adorable and look so cute in the cabinet with the keychain and headband.

20140515-085725.jpg  And do you know what else Auntie Sharon found and sent to mom?  Minnie Mouse boxes – OMP (oh my pig).  I haven’t heard mom squeal that loud in a long time.  These two little boxes sit inside of each other.  They are precious!  Mommy was overly thrilled with them.

We can’t thank you enough Auntie Sharon for hosting Bashful and the wonderful gifts.  I really hope that Koishi will be happy here at the Hotel Thompson.   I hope I translated this correctly:

あなたに感謝し、私はあなたを愛して
Anata ni kansha shi, watashi wa anata o aishite
 
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Posted by on 05/15/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Thank You My Cousin Sammy!

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Are we the only ones at the Hotel Thompson who feel like we are playing catch up due to the holidays?  It seems like mom takes two steps forward and three steps backwards every day in trying to stay ahead of the game.  And well me, I have great thoughts to share with all of you my friends but it is cold!  This little piggy just doesn’t do cold very well.

Around the holidays, my cousin Sammy at http://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/ sent me the most awesome gift.  A piggy night light!  And you know what, I didn’t have one.  It is wonderful in the middle of the night helping me go to me wee-wee pad in my bedroom.  I absolutely love it.  It fits just right in my room that mom/dad have been painting.  Do you notice the color?  Barnyard red is what mom called it.  I’m not sure what she is trying to tell me.  You?

Thank you my dear sweet Cousin for the piggy night light – I love it!!

 
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Posted by on 01/07/2014 in Bacon

 

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