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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Dante Alighieri
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: Dante Alighieri
Age: 9 years young. My birthday is July 16, 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
Web/Blog Page: The Dante Diaries
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? The first time I met HER was pretty scary…SHE made it crystal clear that SHE was only providing a place for me to stay overnight until HER friends could find a home for me. SHE had lost HER darling Desdemona and HER heart was still broken…SHE wasn’t ready to accept another four-legged into HER heart. That heart of HERS was like a rock…scary!
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? Late that first night when I jumped up onto the sofa next to HER (no dogs allowed except Desdemona) and sat on Desdemona’s pillow, crossed my legs and gave HER my best “Please Love Me” face. I knew it worked when a tear ran down HER cheek and SHE said, “Tomas (that was my puppy name back then), if you’re going to live here with me, we have to change your name…you look like a Dante Aligheri to me”. And from that moment on I was Dante…and I was home!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? When I snuck into HER home office, jumped on the chair next to HER desk and then over to HER desk to finally climbed up the book shelves to where SHE keeps HER special stuffed animals. When SHE got home, I had them all those special animals piled up in front of the door. To say SHE was upset with me is an understatement…I learned that night the meaning of DoubleGate (my own personal Solitary Confinement area when I misbehave).
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Most humans would say that I have HER wrapped around my paws…but the truth is, I have my Grandma wrapped even tighter than HER! My Grandma cannot resist my “I Love You” Face. Me and my Grandma have a special connection and we do everything together…as Grandma says: What happens at Grandma’s, stays at Grandma’s!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? That I am a Fashionisto. I have a very extensive wardrobe and have honed my strutting abilities to not only catch the eyes of the Chiquitas but also the two-leggeds out there. But, NO, I am NOT a Fashionisto…it’s HER, all HER. SHE just loves it when I am dressed to the nines…so I “allow” HER to buy me all the cool clothes SHE wants…and then listen to HER tell me how cute I look! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! Bark Bark Bark!
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Paw Time with Houdini
Do you want to see what love likes my friends? Look closely at this picture of me with Nana. That tells and shows you everything about love. I love my Nana and she loves me. And what happens at Nana’s, stays at Nana’s. There is no wrong or getting into trouble at Nana’s. Shakes my head – nope no way. Nana is my heart. This was as close as I could get to her to ‘hug’ her and show her my love. This picture was taken earlier in the week when I got to go spend some time with Nana.
I even got to spend the night with Nana which is so much fun. Can you tell I love her?
Spend the Night Party
This past weekend, mom/dad had to go out of town. You know what that means, right? I got to go and spend the night with Nana – barks with puppy excitement. And we *all* know what that means.
What happens at Nana’s, stays at Nana’s!
You do know what I’m talking about, right? Nana loves me and I love nana. And you know what else is at Nana’s… besides yummy food? My cousins – Dingo and Tinkerbell. Now Tinkerbell is small like me and older. She doesn’t like to play much. Pretty much – her basic fun thing to do during the day is sleep. But she’s a girl and you know some girls have cooties like that. Then there’s my playmate Dingo. He’s younger than me and we have a ball together. We play, we run, we eat and then we sleep.
Usually when I come home from Nana’s, I’m totally exhausted. This time was no different. I barely made it in the Hotel Thompson, said hey to Bacon and Hemi and passed out on the sofa for a nap. It happens every time. There’s just so much to do at Nana’s.
Do you get to spend the night with your friends? Tell me all about it – Houdini ❤
Bacon’s Show and Tell
This month, we are truly having a blast from the past and posting pictures of your grannies and grandpa’s… you know the ones that gave birth to your humans. Let’s see how many pictures we can show off of family for this month’s Bacon’s Show and Tell.
Well, I’m taking one step further. I’m going my Nana’s mom. I’m doing this because I came across the coolest picture of my grandnana and granddada. OMP – for a moment I thought it was the original Bonnie and Clyde – Snorts with piggy laughter.n So here you go – our outlaws – 🙂
Bacon’s Show and Tell – Mark Your Calendars
– My apologies for the late notice –
I bet you thought that I forgot about Bacon’s Show and Tell this month, didn’t you? Well snorts and oinks – I almost did. There’s been so much going on and all of us here at the Hotel Thompson feel like we’ve been trying to play catch up for what seems like weeks now. But, I’m putting my hooves down. We will take care of my regular favorites – like Bacon’s Show and Tell.
So this month, let’s take an easy route. Let’s show and tell something unique. Let’s truly have a blast from the past and post pictures of your grannies and grandpa’s… you know the ones that gave birth to your humans. Let’s see how many pictures we can show off of family for this month’s Bacon’s Show and Tell.
The pictures can be from any time period of your peeps parents. Mark your calendar – snorts!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 30th to join Bacon’s Show and Tell. Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!
31 Days of Spook – Story Submission
I hope everyone had a great and wonderful weekend – not too many boos and ghosts. Today, we have another guest story submission. This one is from my friend Kelly at Boomdeeadda. Do you know her? If you don’t, you are so missing out on entertainment and a wonderful spirit – snorts how appropriate today huh? Please make it a point to visit my friend Kelly at Boomdeeadda – tell her that Bacon sent you.
“Dear Bacon, I thought I’d tell you about a holiday I took with my girlfriend to visit her Grandma. We were both 13 and staying for a week. We were sleeping in the basement of her old house. Every night, my friend and I would get out a Ouija Board and ask it all kinds of questions. The first few nights were fun and silly with lots of giggles.
One night, it was especially animated. It was just flying around the board. At first we thought it was all nonsense, then we started to write down the letters. Some of the words we didn’t even know. So we went upstairs to ask Grandma for a dictionary (no home computers in 1974, ha). To our surprise, the board had spelled words neither of us knew but they were in the dictionary. After accusing each other, we were so freaked out, we put the Ouija Board out in the garage and never touched it the rest of the holiday. I don’t know about my girlfriend, but I’ve never used one since. Too freaky.
I don’t know who we had visit, but they sure scared the heck out of us….hey I just noticed, the first three letters of my blog name spell BOO! eeeeek :D”
Houdini’s Excuse For Everything!
Now Houdini has been here at the Hotel Thompson for almost a month now. In that time, the sweet little chap has gotten just about all of us wrapped around his ever so tiny paws. I mean really, could you say no to this 2 pound cutey?
I think not. He is cute. But with having a baby around the house, he does have a tendency to wear ALL of us out. Yep, I said that. Mom and dad both have been dragging in the past couple of weeks with the ‘new baby’ in the house. They said they wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’m not so sure – I need my beauty sleep – snorts. But there’s one thing the little tyke has learned really quick here. “If nobody sees me do it, then “I” didn’t do it.” Yeah, right little man. That only goes so far around these parts. Don’t let his size fool you – he can be quite the little handful of trouble.
I think that’s why he has Grandma on speed dial with the house phone here – snorts! Happy weekend my friends.
This is my new bed that I got for my birthday. I freaking love it! No one messes with me when I’m sitting on top of it. I wonder why? Signed BatCat
I like it! I think it is so you. So very awesome my friend. I think my humans need to find me something as interesting for me to take a nap on in the living room.
The wife – she fell asleep on me. I have no feelings in my arm. And you know what, I will not move until she wakes. That’s how much I love her. Signed Lovesters
That my friend is love and so very sweet. I do know what you mean. Sometimes I have fallen asleep while mom is holding me and she does the same. She will hold me while I sleep for hours. It’s a great feeling. You two lovebirds have an awesome year!
Consider yourself lucky that you are a guy. It’s hard looking this good every day. Just doing my hair takes a lifetime. All you have to do is throw a cap on and go. I only wish! There’s shampooing, conditioner, gel, blowdry – oh the list could go on! Signed Marilyn
I hear you my pet. It may take you a while to get ready but let me tell you in two words what the results are – HUBBA HUBBA! But even without all of that, you are a natural beauty and I would be very proud wondering the streets with you on my side!
This is what happens when grandma comes for a visit. This lipstick is hard to get off. Can you relate? Signed Kissed
Snorts my friend. Grandma just LOVES her little granddog. There’s no harm in that. What’s a little soap and water with all of that loving you just got? I’m all for it. Enjoy it to the fullest my friend.
My humans are just ridiculous. That’s it bottom line. They got me this delicious snack treat and took my picture. This was actually on our Christmas cards this year. Pig, you gotta help me. I feel so stupid. Signed Lips
I’m sorry my friend. I read your question and then looked at your picture. For some reason, all I can think about is Mick Jagger. I’m not sure what the connection is – the ears maybe? Snorticles. You see, humans do things that they think are funny. Our jobs are to make them laugh and smile. You fulfilled your job. They love you pooch – enjoy it!
Remember friends to send your questions/pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org