Dear Bacon – I think I’ve lost my writing mojo. I once was a popular writer. You might have heard of me, Barky Steinbeck. I had talent. I had mystery. I had a following. Now it’s gone. I’m going undercover here to find some action – something to write about. A good creative juicy novel is what I need. Any ideas? Signed Barky
Dear Barky dude. We had Dragocon here in Atlanta this past weekened. You could have found enough material to write sequels with some of the want to be characters I saw on the streets and on television. I’ll tell you this chick called Harley Quinn has my mojo – WOW. But you know what I didn’t see – dragons. Dude, it’s called Dragocon – where was the dragons? Keep looking my friend and don’t use the help of endless whiskey to your next great American novel. And might I add the beach. That could be some interesting topics for sure.
Dear Bacon – Unlike the three little bears, this bed is mine – all mine. It fits and I sits and sleep. I couldn’t ask for anything more… well maybe some milk and cookies. Who doesn’t like milk and cookies before bed, right? Signed Gingerlocks
Dear Gingerlocks – I know what you mean. The perfect bed is the perfect rest. I wouldn’t give anything in the world for my toddler bed. If cuddles my pot belly and butt oh so perfect for sure. And milk and cookies – I love the way you think! I think I’ll go see if I can go find some milk and cookies now for a snack. Happy sleeps!
Dear Bacon – I have arrived. Not only did I find my forever family – I found my forever family that believes in dressing alike. Can you say goal accomplished? I never thought they would find matching shoes for them – look at the size of their feet. They can stomp out forest fires! Do you and your mom dress alike? Signed Two for Tea
Dear Two for Tea – Squeals with piggy excitement. Look at you two! That is the most adorable thing I’ve seen in sometime my friend. And me and mom dressing alike – well if you count our matching pot-bellies – snorts with piggy laughter. But mom and that little dog Houdini – shaking head. They have matching Ugg boots. Now that is too much.
Dear Bacon – I don’t get it. I walk around my hood and people point and laugh. Shaking my head in confusion. I’m minding my own business but of course I’m always looking for food. I’m always hungry. Then people stop on the street, point and then laugh. I don’t get it. Can you help a dog out? Signed Snooky
Dear Snooky – Oh my friend. I’m highly impressed. Really I am. I would hang with you anytime in your hood walking the streets. Don’t worry about what those others think that are pointing at you. They have no clue to the greatness in their presence. Really they don’t. But I have to ask you one itty bitty question. Are you good at mysteries?
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Dear Bacon – Dude, I hear you talking all of the time about having to do chores there at your crib. I know you hate them but think of me. I’m the glass carrier. Yep, I think this picture says a thousand words. My human is forever losing her glasses. So I go behind her, find them and bring them to her. My job is endless. And please no smudges when you deliver the glasses. The human already can’t see – Barks! Signed Corgi Services
Dear Corgi Services – My friend – I am highly impressed. And no smudges. You are the finder of glasses and you keep your human on task by bringing them to her. I must see if I can help my mom out too… she’s always losing her contacts…. I’ll try not to smudge them or swallow them – snorts!
Dear Bacon – HA! That’ll teach the old cow to try to outplay me in my own field. He’s always getting his picture taken by the farmer and his kids. “Look at the cow, he’s so cute”, blah-blah-blah is all I hear. How about look at the squirrel and my powerful horns. That’s right. Those are my horns… not the stupid old cow. Signed Bull Squirrel
Dear Bull Squirrel – WOW, those are some mighty big horns you have there. It must be really hard with your every day life. I can only imagine little things like just moving… or heaven forbid you should run. I say you are a blessed little creature for sure and you have some mighty fine horns.
Dear Bacon – I don’t get it. So I like to dress in clothes – so what. So does a lot of other dogs. But all of a sudden people are calling me names. I don’t get that. And they keep looking at me and saying, “Khakis?” Well, yes khakis. I think they make my legs look longer. Please help me. Signed Jake
Dear Jake – Give me a second dear friend. Your name is Jake? Really for sure? I’m so sorry pal. Can I ask who you have your insurance with? Okay I’m sorry. I digress. You know you shouldn’t worry what people think about you. It’s how you feel about YOU. And Jake, if wearing khakis make you feel good about YOU, then go right ahead and do it. I’m off now. I hope that helps. I need to make a call to my insurance company, State Farm.
Dear Bacon – Listen little guy. I belong to a secret club. It’s called the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes. We meet once a week. You know to discuss important things that we have in our lives. I can’t tell you specifics because well you know it’s a secret club for men. This is my hat that I wear and then I do the secret shuffle and they let me in. If you are ever in my hood, look me up and I will take you to a meeting. Signed Grand Poobah
Dear Grand Poobah – Dude! That looks so cool. And a secret club with secret moves and knocks. I am so there the next time I vacation in your area. Count me in. What do I need to do to get that awesome headgear. I know I can rock it just like you!
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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!
Hello my friends!! How are you doing on this fine Monday? Did you have a great Valentine’s Day? Did you do great last week on your journey to better living?
Last week, I didn’t lose anything on the scale. In fact, I gained three pounds! 😦 Last week was difficult at work – we had a death in our law enforcement community so I didn’t do so well eating on my journey. Is stress a trigger for you? It seems to be with me. Between work and something that is happening personal this week (no details yet – I’ve made Houdini paw swear and Bacon hoof swear secrecy – LOL), I’ve been eating my way it seems through the days. So no. I didn’t make great choices.
But that brings me to something I want to share with you my friends. My “reinventing” myself. Sometimes we take ourselves and put us in the back seat while we are taking care of our spouses, children, parents, in-laws and/or friends. We come second and everything. This needs to stop. We need to be kind to ‘us’.
I’m sharing this picture for two reasons.
1 – I’m taking care of ME. I’ve tossed the glasses to the side, cut and colored the hair and I’m going to take care of me for a change. No that doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore everyone else. I’m not like that – I’m a giver. But it does mean that I need to take care of “ME” in order to be there for others. Do you fall into this group too? Are you a giver that forgets yourself? Let’s make a change. At least once a week, do something totally for yourself. Whether it’s a bubble bath for some alone time, take a picture by yourself, meditate, or go grab some lunch/dinner and pamper yourself. What will you do for YOU this week?
2 – With this picture I want to document what I look like today in compared to what maybe 3 months from now? Show a picture side by side to see if I can visually see the changes… perhaps in those double chins? LOL 🙂 What do you think my friends?
How are YOU doing this week?
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Bashful made it back to the Hotel Thompson from Australia!
We all stayed up really late last night talking about his travels and misadventures. OMP (oh my pig)! He had a blast down under. And like Las Vegas, some things that happened in Australia stay in Australia if you know what I mean – winks winks.
You’re not going to accept that, are you? You want the juicy details of his wicked time with Bimby while making his short silent movie Rockadile Dundee. I’m sorry.
I can’t tell you any of the juicy details. Bashful said that a gentlerock does not talk about his ladies. aaaww – I raised that little pebble right!
The little international rolling stone came home with some great treasures of his time spent with his host family. The above left handed picture is Bashful in his suit that he wore to the wedding. What a handsome little guy! He now refers to that suit as his 007 Rock Bond outfit. What a riot! He told me late last night that he wore his suit out one night when he took Bimby out for a date – 🙂
The picture to the right is of Bashful and his Australian outback hat. What a looker! And you see that item behind him? That is a hand painted boomerang from Australia that came home with him. I’ve already caught him throwing it around the house. We’ve all learned how to duck really fast with that thing flying about. And never fear about his cross eyed look in the picture. I think he was slightly inebriated from the long flight home. You know, they’ll serve anyone a drink these days in the happy air above. I guess there is no ‘under age’ in the sky.
This picture to the left is of the other goodies that Bashful came home with that was in his luggage. Stickers of all different things – Koala bears, snakes and Kangaroos. Bashful told me that I could have some of them to put in our bedroom – I can’t wait to decorate my board.
And you know, they didn’t forget mom either. See that fluffy pen in the picture? It’s a Mickey Mouse pen! It lights up when you write with it. Mommy is in love with that pen. I do believe she took it to the worky place so she can use/look at it every day.
Fozziemom and company was even so nice to send the purr things some treats. Trust me, those little vultures jumped on that bag like it was crack!
And talking about crack – snorts. See that can to the left beside the Koala pouch, Bashful is hooked on that stuff! Mom/dad tried some last night and gave me a small bite. OMP (oh my pig!). It is GOOD! No wonder that little Bashful couldn’t stay out of it. It’s peppermint glory.
And you’re probably wondering about that Koala pouch. It is the cutest little thing that zips up. There was something amazing in that little pouch. I’m getting too ahead of myself so you’ll have to wait for what it was. I promise to tell you.
And of course, we have to show a picture of the intellectual Bashful with his glasses on and sporting his hat. Can you believe he went to bed last night wearing that? And yes, he used his specks when he was reading to us out loud about his adventures in his travel log.
Can you believe that we also had a slide show of his side trip to Sydney? Oh gracious – it was a hoot. He visited so many places while down under. I think we will be hearing about his tales for some time to come.
But, we are talking about the international rolling stone – my Bashful. He will be home for a couple of more days and then he is off to his next host family and his next adventure. Where will it be? Only me and the next host family will know.
But before he hops that plane, we had to take some family pictures of the “Rock Clan”. There they all are on their sofa in their bedroom getting to know each other.
From left to right, they are:
Princess Coralena (from Hawaii), Mannie (from France), Virginia (from Virginia), Bashful and wait a minute – who is that?
May I introduce you to the newest member of the Hotel Thompson. This is Rockelle from Australia. She is in this picture wearing Bashful’s Australian hat and wait – what is that? She is siding up with Bashful and they are a twosome?! Stop the presses – Bashful came home with a girlfriend?! And they know how to grow them in Australia. She has the cutest little accent and look at that purple eyeshadow. She has so woo’ed the little guy.
And you’re probably wondering about how Princess Coralena must be feeling about this. Well, let’s just say there’s going to be a rock fight about whose rock Bashful really is. I can feel it in my bones. But Bashful, he’s a young tyke. He needs to experience life right now. He can always settle down when he hangs up his travel boots, right?
So, to Fozziemom and clan – thank you so much for hosting a great time for the little fellow. I know he had an awesome time and will always cherish his memories with you in Australia. You were great.
But the bottom question remains – where will Bashful end up next?
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You think you have it bad at your house with time out. HA – you have nothing on our mom. When we are bad and not getting along, instead of standing in a corner she makes us stand nose to nose until we can get along. It’s the pits little dude. Signed Trouble Times Two
Dear Trouble Times Two,
You won’t be upset if I don’t show mommy this letter. There’s no way I’m standing nose to nose with Mouse Girl the purr thing here. Eeww – she’s a girl!
I read about your ancestry with football. Just be thankful that your dad just tells you stories. My human loves that football team called Alabama. And their mascot just happens to be an elephant. So on game day, guess what my human does to me? You guessed it. It’s so humiliating. Signed Little Al
Dear Little Al,
I am so sorry my friend. You’re dad likes Alabama? There are just no words that I can express for that. I guess someone has to like that team. Bless his little ole heart.
P.S. Cute costume.
Can you touch your nose with your tongue? I’ve been trying for weeks and I just can’t reach it but I’m determined. Signed Stretch
Oh thank goodness. For a minute there, I thought you were sticking your tongue out at me. I have a little bit longer tongue and it is close to my snout. I’m going to have to practice this tonight in the mirror. I’ll keep you posted my friend!
I had to get new glasses. My vision is just not what it used to be. Do you think these glasses make my head look big? Signed Who Four Eyes
Dear Who Four Eyes,
No my friend. Shaking piggy head. They do not make your head look big at all. Your head looks just fine. Don’t give a hoot on what other people think. Your vision comes first, yes indeedy. If anything, I think those glasses bring your eyes out more. They’re hootiful!
I’m thinking about going on Maury Povich and having my so called son’s DNA checked out. My wife well I just don’t think she’s been faithful. What do you think my friend? Signed Cloned
Listen, I can save you a lot of time, money and energy. The DNA test results are in and they are saying that you are 99.9% that babies daddy. Just look in a mirror my friend. There’s really no way it can lie. Embrace your parent hood.
Remember friends – keep your pictures and questions coming to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com
Thanks for another great week!
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Just chilling here in the jungle having my snack of bamboo. It’s so bright here in my life that I have to wear shades. Do you wear shades? Signed Care Bear
Dear Care Bear,
You know you do look awfully cool wearing those shades. I’m going to have to see if mom can find me a pair for me to sport around.
Hello man. This is the picture from my pet annual that my mom got me this year from dog school. Do I look like I’m a chilling here in this picture? Because, I was like the happening pooch this year. Signed Uptown
I like the look. I could so easily see it catching on here in the neighborhood. You ought to give P-Diddy a run for his money and come out with your own clothing line. I bet it would be hot!
Do these glasses make me all Sally Jessy Raphael or do they give me a classical smart look? Signed Princess Tink Tink
Dear Princess Tink Tink,
Well, honestly they do remind me of Ms. Raphael. But, on the other hand they have a little more pink in them than hers that have more red. I think you look classical with a touch of smart emphasis. Vogue baby and wear those specs!
Hey little dude. I’m from Hollywood and my owner walks me around all of the time with him everywhere we go. A lot of people will walk up to me and tell my human that I remind them of someone but they can’t quite put their finger on it. I’m not sure who in the world it would be. Signed Spike
I’m not really sure. I think you are working the outfit though. And hey, I’m sure you fit right in at the Hollywood hills. Just keep enjoying the attention my friend.
Sometimes at the zoo when people aren’t looking, we can let our hair down and be ourselves. Visitors don’t get to see the real ‘us’. If they did, can you image what they would think? Signed Ceasar
I think it would be hoot if I went to the zoo and got to see the ‘real’ ya’ll. It would be hilarious. I bet you would have more people coming back to the zoo for visits. I think you need to see if you can get the rules at the zoo changed.
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