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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – They say that after you have been with your humans for a while, you start looking like each other.  I think my human has rubbed off on my slightly. I’m cool with that.  You should see my human.  He says I’ve rubbed off on him as well  Signed Domguise

Dear Domguise – WOW.  That’s all I gotta say.  If this is what has happened to you, I can only imagine what your human looks like.  You do make the look though my friend.  Really, you do.  Take care.


Dear Bacon – Don’t let my size and cute looks fool you.  I’m one crazy and tough quack.  This is a deadly beak and I can take care of myself.  Whatcha looking at pig?  Signed Duck Off

Dear Duck Off – Hey, no problems here my friend.  I know when I’m up against a touch quacker.  I think it’s in your beady eyes that you mean business and will not put up with any crap from anyone.  Shivers – you scare me.  You really do.

 


Dear Bacon –  We just wanted you to see that you weren’t the only cute miniature.  Look at us – we rock this barn here at Old McDonald’s farm.  Signed Goat Twins

Dear Goat Twins – OMP (oh my pig!)  You two are the most adorable things I’ve seen in some time.  How does your humans not just pick you up and squeeze you?  Rock on my friends.  Ya’ll are totally cute as buttons!


Dear Bacon – I was on my walk the other day in the neighborhood minding my own business when I came across such a weird animal.  I’m not sure what it was.  It hopped and made little sounds.  We got nose to nose.  Do you know what this thing was?  Signed Boo

Dear Boo – It’s a rabbit!  Look at those ears and that adorable little cotton tail.  WOW – I have rabbits in my magical backyard but nothing like that fancy one.  So cute!

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Posted by on 01/31/2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Bark Vader

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!

♥ FRIENDS – make sure you leave some messages.  Bark Vader will be checking in throughout the day and answering comments. ♥


Name:  Bark Vader

Age:  17 weeks

Location:  On a Awesome Farm in Oregon!

Web/Blog Page:  None

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I so excited to be the center of attention! I had 4 bothers and FIVE sisters so it was nice getting extra cuddles! I really loved my new brother Bronson the best!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I went outside and saw my backyard! Every dogs dream! AND I have 2 goat brothers which is pretty cool!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I nipped at my new big brother Baron.. He wasn’t too happy! We are good now though!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I think my dad…He even took me to work with him! I got to meet all the office people. They we all pretty nice!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They think I’m too small to be tough…. But I can hold my own!



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

 
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Posted by on 09/29/2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Madeline and Prissy

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.  Today we bring you interviews on two piggies that mean the world to us.  Hope you enjoy!


Name:  Madeline

Age:  3

Location:   The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  The Bonnell Farm

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I squealed for joy – on second thought I actually squealed all the time. This was a ploy of mine to make my new owner know I was in charge, too bad it did not work

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I knew I was in my forever home when the food and treats came to me at scheduled times. But really, 1 cup of Mazuri mini pig food twice a day? I’m debating to know if my owner understands I’m a pig.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   It was when I was moved out or grew out of my inside pen and was moved to the outside barn and pasture. Now some of you will think that’s pretty good. What you are not seeing is there are four goats already there! Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey, my new stepbrothers. Pretty brutal to start out as they butted and rolled to me quite often. All is well now since they found out I can bite!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I have mom all wrapped up. She still likes to cuddle and talk to me. Dad keeps bringing up breakfast with bacon, I’m not sure about him!

 What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  My family really thinks it’s neat to dress me up for the holidays. Really, a wig for Halloween and antlers for Christmas! I play their game, not because I’m ignoring the situation but because my mom puts this gaudy stuff on me and then gives me a treat. Hey, I’m a pig and I love to eat!

 


Name:  Prissy

Age:  2

Location:   The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  The Bonnell Farm

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Well….. I have two momma’s!  Momma #2 (Debbie) delivered me and fell in love with me because I would always walk out to her when she would come down to check on all of us!  Momma #1 (Sylvia) loved me right away. Her human man was shocked because I was a Christmas surprise to everyone but her.  But he likes me now and helps feed me sometimes.  He tells people about me but always starts off with, “it wasn’t my idea to get a pig,” then says how petite (he says small, but the moms say I’m itty bitty or tiny – it’s a girl thing) I am.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  It was my first winter when I lived on the sun porch and momma #2 worried and fretted I was gonna freeze to death even tho I had a heat lamp, a heating pad and enough blankets to outfit a girls dorm.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, Now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Well, I’m a barn and pasture pig. My birth momma (Madeline) is in the pasture next to mine with my four goat uncles, Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey.  She’s pretty crabby most of the time and when I got a little older I got sassy with her and she tried to bite me through the fence. Boy! The uncles are afraid of her and run when she gets in a mood. It’s usually when we get treats.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Momma #2 is a bigger push-over because she always worries if my barn bed has enough straw. I’m the smallest of all of us and I have enough straw to build a piggy straw house!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People think pigs are stinky! That’s so not true! In the summer I like to stand under the hose sprinkler and get into my pool. They also think we cannot be trained. Well, even though I’m an outside pig I can sit for a treat. Momma #2 taught me that. She has a lot of patience. Momma #1 told me she read somewhere that pigs are the third smartest animal.  She reads a lot.  I cannot read. But I bet I could be taught how!!


I hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Madeline and Prissy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on 05/12/2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Goats on a Roof

IMG_0034.JPG No my friends.  You did not read that wrong – Goats on a Roof is a real place – snorts.  I can say for one time that it doesn’t say Pigs on a Roof – shivers.  If it did, mom would have me on a side show – double snorts.

This past weekend, mom/dad took a day trip to the mountains.  They have seen this place in Tiger, Georgia so many times in the past but have never stopped to check it out.  They decided to stop and that’s when the comedy started… well we are talking about my mom/dad.  There’s always comedy when those two go out unchaperoned.

First they pulled in and saw this sign to the left, “Old Farts Parking”.  Since mommy had daddy in the car, she parked there – HA!  Now just to show you that I’m serious about this actually being an establishment, I’m going to link their web page here.  Check it out – then you will know I’m telling you the truth.

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Now you are probably asking yourself, “Self, why are there goats on the roof?”  And I’m glad you are talking to yourself and wondering… and that you are not getting answers because then that would be just scary.  Supposedly Rabun County’s goat whisperer Uncle Buck talked to the goats once upon a time.  They believe… come closer I don’t want to say it too loud… they are descendants of Aliens.  What?!  Really?!  Aliens?  Okay.  Sure… walks away slowly from the goats.

When you are at this business, you can even feed the alien goats some goat chow.  After buying some of course, you walk up some stairs where there is a little pulley system rigged up.  You put the goat chow in a bucket and then pull the pulley system until it gets to the other side of the building where the alien goats are waiting ever so patiently for their mother ship of the goat universe to come down (their words not mine – snorts).  The bucket dips and the goats get their food.  Yay!  Something to keep them occupied until the next “mother ship” makes it back.

IMG_0056.JPGNow, it’s a neat place to go and visit.  Mom even got to try some delicious food that you just won’t believe until you see the pictures.  The pictures will be on her blog here today as well.  Good tag team today between me and mom huh?

Now here’s something that is crazy.  Mommy snapped this picture to the left – notice the two goats on top of the building.  As soon as she finished, one of the goats fell off – WHAT!?  I’m not sure if the other goat pushed it, it tried to bungee jump or an invisible alien came down to visit.  But the goat fell off the building onto the ground.  Now the place is called GOAT on the Roof.

Snorts.  No really the goat is fine.  He got up, brushed himself off, looked around and then started begging for more food.Goat is good.

 

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2014 in Bacon

 

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The Film “GORDY” – The Finish

Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting for the finish?  If you missed the first part of my breakdown, check out my Friday posting. 🙂

Here we go –

So Gordy, Hanky and his family fly to Branson, Missouri  to help out Cousin Jake, Luke and Jinni Sue.  They are so in awe to see welcome signs all over for Gordy being there in Branson.  They go to the country music concert where they meet all kinds of famous country singers – Mickey Gilley, Boxcar Willie, Christy Lane and Roy Clark.  There’s even a surprise speech from President Bill Clinton who unveils a new stamp in honor of Gordy.

Hanky talks about how Gordy wants to find his family and they give out a number to call if you have any information.  While all of this is taking place, Sipes sends his henchman out to kidnap Gordy and kill him – squeal!  But what the henchman didn’t see was that Cousin Jake saw them and follows them.  The henchman goes over a bridge and throws Gordy off!  Can you believe that?!  I was sitting on the edge of the sofa with mommy.  But never fear, Cousin Jake got lost and was under the bridge.  Guess who he caught?  Yep, you’re right – GORDY!

Cousin Jake takes him back to the music hall and the henchman tells Sipes he’s done the deed.  When Cousin Jake gets back to the music hall, he tells Hanky, Luke Jinnie Sue and Jessica what happened.  A battle ensues between Luke and Sipes and Jessica knocks out Sipes with a briefcase.

Someone calls the music hall and tells them that Gordy’s parents are going to be slaughtered at an unidentified slaughterhouse in Nebraska.  Jessica, Hanky, Jinnie Sue and Luke then find out that the slaughterhouse is one that Royce Industries actually owns!  They jump in the limousine with Cousin Jake driving and off they go.

Hanky keeps calling the slaughterhouse and finally gets the right number from the Royce Industries attorney.  Hanky tells the supervisor to shut down just in time.  They arrive at the slaughterhouse and not only do they rescue mom and the siblings but also dad.  Gordy is a hero!

In the last shots of the movie, you see everybody back at Meadow Brook Farm.  The farm is now sold and I know you want to know who bought it, right?  Jessica and Luke!  They got married and moved to the farm.  Jinnie Sue and Hanky are now brother and sister and all of the pigs are back where they are suppose to be.  Life is happy!

Now, wasn’t it worth the wait my friends?

 
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Posted by on 05/19/2014 in Bacon

 

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The Film “GORDY”

I apologize for the length of this posting.  I got really carried away by another piggy movie – WOWSER!

 

Last night I got to watch a new movie that has been in my Netflix que called Gordy.  OMP (oh my pig!)  Have you seen this delightful and entertaining movie?  It is wonderful!  So full of fun, love and adventure.  I highly recommend this if you haven’t see it.  Pop you some corn, get a soda and get the family together for movie night – you won’t be sorry you did!  

Gordy came out in 1995, is around 90 minutes long and takes place in Arkansas.  The movie starts at Meadowbrook Farm which is for sale.  It shows all kinds of anipals outside at the farm.  I have to admit that I was little shocked to see pigs living outside.. in nature?!  What?  Don’t all pigs live the life I do?  And there were cows, horses, goats, roosters and chickens among those pigs.  WOW !  And the anipals were talking!  It was awesome.  We could hear everything they were saying.  Just like when I talk here on my page and at the Hotel Thompson.

It gets a little sad at this point because there are humans at the farm to take the daddy piggy away to “up north”.  The rooster goes and tells Gordy, one of the piglets, that they are taking his dad.  Gordy runs back to the farm as the truck is pulling off.  I have to admit that Gordy runs fast and stays with the truck just enough for his daddy to tell him that he’s head of the family now.  Gordy promises to take care of his mom and siblings and the truck goes off.  I admit it.  Me and mommy cried at this part of the movie right there with Gordy.  It was so very sad to see them taking daddy away.

Gordy goes back to the farm crying and he can’t find his mom or family.  Gordy asks Dorothy the cow if she has seen his family and she says no.  Gordy asks Wendy the chicken if she has seen his family and she says no but tells him to ask Richard.  Gordy goes and asks Richard the rooster if he has seen his family.   Richard tells Gordy that while he was chasing the truck that took his dad “up north”, another truck came and took his mom and siblings.  What?  Can this movie get any sadder from the start?

Gordy decides to go off to find his family.  He walks a long way from the farm and it gets dark.  He comes upon a church and crawls into a basket outside to sleep.  Aaww.  Unbeknownst to Gordy, the basket was for the less fortunate and a guy comes by, picks up the items and places them in his truck.  It starts to rain and Gordy is asleep in the basket in the back of the truck.

In the next part of the movie, we are at Miss Kittys’ Saloon and Dance Hall where we see Gordy’s mom and his siblings.  They are cold and hungry and are asking where is Gordy and their dad.  A cute little girl, Jinni Sue, comes out and feeds them it looks like some lettuce.  While she is feeding them, Jinni Sue’s dad comes out and says it’s time.  Jenni and her dad then go inside the dance hall and sing.  It was like heaven – that Jenni Sue has some voice on her.  It was beautiful!

After she gets done singing, she goes back outside and the truck with Gordy’s mom and siblings are gone  But there is truck in the parking lot that has Gordy.  She takes Gordy and tells him that she is going to take care of him and she is now going to call him Pinky.  (Snorts – she didn’t know his name yet).  She sneaks him into her trailer and hides him from her dad.  She puts pajamas on him and they say their prayers before going to sleep.  When Jinni Sue’s dad comes in to say goodnight, the lights are out and Pinky – AKA Gordy – kisses dad.  It’s hilarious!  It certainly reminds me of something that I might do.

Jinnie Sue’s dad eventually finds out about Pinky and they adopt him.  They then head to Fayetteville, Arkansas to sing at Huntington Estate.  I think this is the home of the local mayor.  While Jinnie Sue is not singing, she has Pinky on a leash and meets a little boy named Hanky.  Hanky is there at the party with his mom and grandfather, who is head of Royce Industries in St. Louis.  Grandpa Royce tells Hanky to ask his mom to dance but before he can, his mom’s fiance beats him to it.  Hanky gets upset and walks away from the party going to the estate pool.

Jinnie Sue sees Hanky walk away and follows him with Pinky.  Hanky is sitting on the diving board of the pool and they talk for a bit about how lonely Hanky is.  When Hanky gets up to return back to the party, he falls into the pool.  He can’t swim and neither can Jinni Sue!  Jinni Sue runs off to get help and while she is gone, Pinky pushes a float into the pool and jumps in to safe Hanky.  As Pinky is pushing Hanky to the side of the pool, everyone from the party comes to the pool and sees the amazing piglet saving Hanky.  Cameras start flashing and this makes the news.

Afterwards, Jinnie Sue, Luke (Jinnie’s dad) and Pinky go to visit Hanky and his family.  Jinnie Sue wants to give Pinky to Hanky as a pet since he gets lonely.  The family accepts.  The next day, Hanky, his mother (Jessica), Jessica’s fiance (Gilbert Sipes), Grandpa Royce and Pinky board a plane heading home to St. Louis.  Once they are at the Royce International headquarters, they learn that a Hero Pig Fan Club has went nation wide on hero Pinky.  Hanky shows Pinky around the office.  That’s when Hanky learns that the pure of heart can understand animals.  See, that’s why all of you my friends understand me – you are pure of heart!    From that point on, Pinky tells Hanky that his name is Gordy and they understand each other completely.

Grandpa Royce is wanted a new image for the company.  Gilbert Sipes is the PR person for the business – remember he is also Grandpa Royce’s daughters fiancee.  Sipes wants Jessica to be the new image of the company.  Grandpa Royce thinks that it should be Gordy – who is a hero.  Grandpa Royce advises to take pictures, do a market campaign and let the consumers decide who should be the new image of Royce Industries.

The day comes for the filming and Gordy is under the clothes rack.  He overhears Sipes telling the photographer to change the lense in the camera when he shoots Gordy.  Gordy doesn’t understand this but tells Hanky.  Well, Hanky switches the lenses back.  The filming of Gordy then starts and you can see Gordy sporting rainwear, piglopedia, scubawear, piggy cola, hero pig – it’s so darling!  Mommy – just don’t get any ideas okay.

Then then set up for the session with Jessica and they change lenses.  Jessica then goes through all of the same poses.  When it’s all over with, Sipes says that he doesn’t need to look at the film and to go ahead and send it out rush to market ASAP.  He just *knows* that Jessica is going to win.

During this time, Jessica gets a postcard from Luke and Jinni Sue.  Let’s just say she is smitten.  She has that look in her eyes that mommy and daddy get when they look at each other.  The next day, there’s a huge meeting at Royce Industries to announce who the winner is of the image campaign.  They announce it was 100 to 1 on the results and that Gordy WINS.  Sikes can’t believe it because you know – he did the lense switch.  Then they show the film from Jessica and they see that she had the lense switch and all of her pictures look out of whack and fat.  Sikes is livid.  Gordy is signed to a lifetime contract and he is the new trademark for Royce Industries.  Grandpa Royce then says that he will supervise Gordy’s publicity personally.

Gordy goes on to make the cover of Farm Journal and News Week.  He even makes the talk shows and has a song about him that goes platinum!

But during all of this, Gordy has been talking to Hanky about his promise to his father.  He has to find his mother and siblings who were taken ‘up north’.  They make a plan to go to the park the next day and they are going to find mom and the siblings themselves.  What they don’t know is that Sikes is putting together a plan to kidnap Gordy.  Sikes wants Gordy out of the picture so that Jessica can take his place.  This way, when they are married Sikes will be rich.

At the park, Gordy and Hanky are able to get on a school bus that is heading towards Kansas City, Kansas.  Sikes incompetent henchmen, Dietz and Krugman, are following the bus in their limousine.  What they don’t see is Gordy and Hanky escaping out of a window into a feed truck.  Sikes calls the henchmen to find their status and they advise they have both Hanky and Gordy.

Hanky and Gordy get dropped off at a farm and they talk to a hog there.  The hog tells them that there was a beautiful Yorkshire mom with babies that was at the Tri States Stockyard that got auctioned.  They are now in transit ‘up north’.  So there we see Hanky and Gordy off again walking down the side of a road.  Who do you think passes the two?  That’s right – Jinni Sue and Luke in their bus.  They stop and pick them up.  Can you believe the driver, Cousin Jake, understands Gordy as well?  Then on the radio we hear that Henry Royce head of Royce Industries is sick in the hospital from having a heart attack at the age of 73.  Oh no!  Everyone is saddened by the news.  Luke tells Hanky he has take him home.

They get Hanky back at Royce Industries just in time for the reading of Grandpa Royce’s will.  That’s where we find that Jessica is not left the company – you see Sikes fuming.  The holdings of the company is left to grandson Hanky when he comes of age.  In the time being, the company goes to Gordy!  Can you imagine that PIGLET CEO!

Gordy starts telling Hanky that they need to make changes in the items they produce.  For instance, change from chemicals and go more from artificial to natural items.  This takes off and Gordy is called a Wall Street Wonder!  But still, he always has in the back of his mind that he need to go ‘up north’ to save his mom and siblings.

They get a call from Cousin Jake advising they are in Branson, Missouri.  They can’t find anywhere to play because they are nobodies.  They need someone famous to get them a job.  They want to know if Gordy will come to Branson to vouch for them and in exchange they will make an appeal to find his family.  Deal!

And this is where I’m going to end my friends.

Does mom get saved?  Does dad get saved?  Does the siblings get saved?  What happens??  

Tune back Monday for the finish!

 
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Posted by on 05/16/2014 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

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What kind of joke is this?  Do you see these mysterious copy dog’s on my bed?  Please – there is only *one* king cat in this family.  End of discussion.  These have got to be imposters! Signed Lord Kitty

Dear Lord Kitty,

How dare them try to get in on your royalty.  I say push them off the bed.  Show them who’s boss.  I don’t think it will hurt them – snorts.

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Dear Bacon,

I’m really practicing on my please look.  I think I *almost* have it down pact.  What do you think?  Would you give in and give me what I was begging for?  Signed Please Sir

Dear Please Sir,

Oh my!  Oliver Twist has nothing on you my friend.  I think you have the “please sir may I have another look” down to a T.  Really I do.  Perhaps, I a mere piggy should take lessons from you.  With that pose, you are certainly going to get anything you beg for!

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20140112-005710.jpgDear Bacon,

Just me hanging out with my lady love on a Saturday night watching some television.  The humans think we look funny.  What say you our pal?  Signed Two in Love

Dear Two in Love,

I say you two look hopelessly in love with all of your hearts.  You don’t look funny at all.  Maybe the humans are jealous?

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20140112-005752.jpg Dear Bacon,

If there is a box, we must fit.  You know how us purr things can be.  Who cares what came in the box, we want to be in the box.  This is me and my brother doing what we do best.  Do you like boxes as much as we do?  Signed Twin Kitties

Dear Twin Kitties,

That is adorable my friends.  It really is.  You got you a condo going on right there in that picture – snorts.  Me, I don’t like ‘sleeping’ in boxes but I do love destroying boxes.  Just give me five minutes alone with a box.  That’s all I ask.  I will have the bestest of all times!

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Dear Bacon,

What?  You know at Old McDonald’s farm, it gets hot during the summer months.  This is a picture of what the old man himself helped us out with last year.  He gave us all tubes and let us sit and relax down our little lake on the property.  It was a ball!  You come visit and I’m sure Old McDonald will be glad to do the same for you.  Signed Billy the Kid

Dear Billy the Kid,

OMP (oh my pig!)  That looks like so much fun!  I will definitely get with mom and see if I can come over for a visit this summer.  Heck, I want to tube down the lake myself for some fun… as long as there are no alligators, crocodiles, anacondas, piranhas or sea monsters.  Other than that, I’m so there 🙂

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Remember friends, keep your questions coming.  Send me your question and picture to Baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 03/25/2014 in Dear Bacon

 

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