Sometimes one just needs to steal a jacket and get comfy for a nap. Mom was working. I wanted to play but I was sleepy. So I stole her jacket and settled down for some shut eye. Hey, a dog has to do what a dog has to do in these times, right? And can you tell I need a trim as mom calls it? Sure mom – go ahead and call my groomer. I *need* a day at the spa. It’s hard being a dog sometimes…barks with puppy laughter. Bring on some TLC, massages and smelly oatmeal bath. Calgon take me away!
Barks with puppy laughter!! Oh my friends last weekend I had the bestest time ever. First I went to my spa appointment. There is just something so relaxing about a long hot oatmeal bath followed by a puppy massage. Then my groomer cut me into a cute little style, dried and primped me up to look so darn cute for mommy when she picked me back up. When mom/dad picked me back up, mom just gushed and kept giving me kisses. She said I was her cutest little puppy. Of course I gave her kisses too.
Then we all got into the Prius (which is awesome – I can see out all of the windows!) to drive home. But on the way home, mom made what she called a detour. And I have to tell you, I liked this detour thing. Mom got me my very first ever Puppicino – thud puppy down. That thing was fantastic! My first taste made both of my ears go up. Then I had to go deep down into the cup and got it all over my face. Mom just laughed when she cleaned me up.
After I got home, mom washed my face more and I was just darn tuckered out. Who wouldn’t be, right? Mom said she could tell by the look on my face that I was tired so she tucked me into the big bed and laid down with me for what she called a nanny nap. I so enjoyed that!
Yawns, I think I might still be tuckered out. So now my friends I’m going to leave you with Jokes with Daddy. Take it away pop!
Dear Bacon – I love water – I mean I L.O.V.E. water. I love it!
I get in it every chance I get.
Can you tell? LOVE WATER!! This is my happy face!! Signed Waterdog
Dear Waterdog – Nah, I can’t tell. Let me get this straight – you love water? Snort –
Dear Bacon – I love playing hide and go seek out in nature. It’s so much fun! My best place to hide is on a tree that blends in with my fur tones.
Don’t you love playing too?! Signed – Come and Find Me
Dear Come and Find Me – You are good at that game. You know who else is good at hide and go seek? Bashful my pet rock. He hid in the fish tank with the other rocks one afternoon and it took me over an hour to find that little fellow!
I’m glad I did though – he was getting tired of holding his breath. He said he almost drowned! Keep playing my friend!
Dear Bacon – The humans – they think they are so funny. They took me for my spring cut. Just a little off the back they said. This is what I came home with. I’m so embarrassed. What am I to do? Signed Wacky Cut
Dear Wacky Cut – Let’s step back and look at this with a fresh set of new eyes. You can’t change what’s been done and undo it. So, I say wear it with a statement. Make a trend in that neighborhood of yours. Next thing you know, the other dogs might be going to the groomer wanting the ‘Wacky Cut’ look and you’ve started a trend. It is hair and it will grow back.
In the mean time, strut it!
Dear Bacon – The humans have this table cloth in the kitchen that I just can’t keep off of it. I like to play the game Twister on it. I think it’s a hoot except for left front paw on yellow and left back paw on orange. That kind of gets me all twisted and I go boom.
Have you ever played this game? Signed Kitwister
Dear Kitwister – It looks fun but I’m not sure if I could play or not. You know my pot belly – it gets in the way and I have really short legs. They don’t stretch that far. Especially these days when mom says I’m getting a little fat roll on them. Fat roll – snort – that’s not fat.
That’s just loose skin from hibernating all winter. Play on my kitty friend – twist away!
Dear Bacon – Are you a couch pig? I read where you sit on the sofa with mom at night. That’s one of my favorite past times. It doesn’t have to be night though – I like doing it all through the day. Signed Couch Kitty
Dear Couch Kitty – You know I don’t say this much but you might want to get off of the couch every once in a while. I also ‘run’ through the halls here at the Hotel Thompson before landing on the couch with mom at night. I do a lot of playing around with the purr things here. You might want to try it a couple of times – just sayin’!
Dear Bacon – Who says that the grown ups get to have all of the fun in this world? I asked for a little game system and guess what? I got one! AND it wasn’t even my birthday or Christmas. My humans got it “Just Because”. I love that day. Have you ever had a “Just Because” day? Signed Hammy
Dear Hammy – I think a “Just Because” day is most excellent to celebrate. Sometimes mom treats all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson to that kind of day. You know – Just Because they love us. Those are awesome reminders of their love for us. Maybe we should do a “Just Because” thing for them too. If you come up with some ideas, let me know and I’ll be sure to share.
Dear Bacon – Nope. Not going to happen. No way. I am not getting in the water. Please make it go away. Suggestions – can you help me out? Signed Stuck in a Corner
Dear Stuck in a Corner – Sometimes one just has to do what one has to do my friend. Sometimes all of the licking and cleaning in the world can’t get cleaned what water and bubbles can. I was once like you – didn’t want to be near the water. Then I found out how much fun it can be. I say let the humans have their way. Before you say no in defiance, let me explain. After bath time, you usually get extra treats and perhaps something special for dinner. You just have to. It’s an unwritten rule in the anipal kingdom. If it doesn’t happen, then you can torture your human in other ways. Just sayin’.
Dear Bacon – I have a sick human. Really I do. Let me tell you what these balloons are and then you can decide. I’m a turtle. Sometimes my human can’t find me. Therefore, he ties these balloons around my shell to always know where I am. Told you – shakes head. He’s sick. Signed Humiliated
Dear Humiliated – You know my friend that’s kind of genius. Really. Your human always knows where you are so he knows where to feed you. And hey, did you ever see the movie “UP”? Maybe you can take flight with enough air in those balloons. Happy sailing and do buckle up.
Dear Bacon – Help us please. The humans locked us up in the bathroom while they went somewhere. When they got back home, they were upset over the room. I don’t get it. They set the room up with lots of things for us to play. Why would they be upset? Signed Kitty Troubles
Dear Kitty Troubles – Snorts my friends. I’ll tell you a secret. Those silly humans LOVE that white stuff A LOT! They go beserk when they don’t have it in their scratch box and if we play with it here – shivers. I say push everything in the corner. Just leave one happy mess for your humans next time. And don’t play with the priceless white stuff.
Dear Bacon – My human went all teary eyed and off the edge when I got out of the box. I don’t get it. Why is she making such a big deal? I went pee. Do you see this look on my face? I mean she went over the edge with oohh and aahhh. Signed Mystified
Dear Mystified – I have to admit it, that’s adorable. No really. Not the look on your face. Look in your scratch box. Your ‘pee’ looks like a shape of a heart. That’s what happened my friend. You got your human right in the heart. They always cry when they see hearts. It’s cute. I’ll have to remember that the next time I take a wizzy. I wonder if I can make a heart? Happy tinkling!
Dear Bacon – I have a slight problem here. I’m always being watched. Always. It’s like I get no peace or alone time. What can I do? He’s watching me now, isn’t he? Signed Helpless
Dear Helpless – WOW! He is watching you right this instance. What is he writing a book – are you chapter 3? The dude needs to leave you alone. You need to fix this now. Perhaps the next time he is in the other room, maybe you need to shut the door. Or persuade him into a closet. You know, something along those lines. Sshheessh – a purr thing has to have their alone time. Good luck my friend.
Dear Bacon – With the cold weather coming, I have to use anything to keep my head warm. They say if the head is warm, your entire body is warm. I think this is doing the trick. I found it in the miniature human’s room. What do you think? Signed Cat Heater
Dear Cat Heater – My friend. I think you might want to rethink that head warmer. Tell me it’s new and not slightly used too okay. You see, that is not a head warmer. That is one of the miniature humans butt warmers. I’ve seen them. What happens in them is not pretty. Not pretty at all. Although it does have a certain appeal as apparel, I’m afraid the other purr things in the hood might just laugh you out of the neighborhood and not let you play in their kitty games. I’m just sayin’.
Dear Bacon – Life is not fair. Halloween only comes but once a year and I am so very glad. Can you believe that my humans dressed me up like a poop factory for the big day? I’m so humiliated. Why couldn’t they dress up the small human that cries all of the time like this? Why me? I mean my poop is no more than the humans. Really. Please help me. Signed Poop Factory
Dear Poop Factory – I have to admit my friend that the costume is very original. I saw a lot of costumes on the big night but I think yours might be the icing on the cake. I say wear it with pride. I know it’s humiliating. But I assure you that Christmas is just around the corner. You know what needs to be done to the Christmas tree. You know just as a token of your appreciate for this outfit. Snorts.
Dear Bacon – Where there’s a bag, you know a cat is there to play. My buddy snapped this picture of me while I was playing pop goes the kitty in the bag. Talk about perfect timing huh? I think my abs look better than your pot belly. What do you think? Signed Abercrombie Cat
Dear Abercrombie Cat – OMP (Oh my pig). That is hilarious. This picture is so priceless that I’m going to let the shot of my physique just go right on by. I say bravo to you and your brother for the perfect picture taking. I think this needs to go viral, perhaps be in a Cats of 2015 calendar or a Christmas card. Maybe even sneak on your parents Facebook account and post this picture. Great job my friends. Now, I’m off to look for me an equally charming shopping bag. I wonder if they have one with James Bond somewhere here in the Hotel Thompson.
Dear Bacon – For some reason, I think there is an impersonator here in the room with me. I woke up from one of my many naps this morning, waddled into the living room and found HIM. HIM is not talking, not purring and not moving. I think he’s trying to wait for me to turn my back. I just know he is. What do you think? Signed Chucky
Dear Chucky – Oh my! I think you need to be careful there little guy. It looks like HIM is preparing to pounce on you. That could be really dangerous. I can only imagine what kind of damage he could do to you. Shivers. Thank goodness HIM is not here. Be careful. Maybe never turn your back to him. That’s it. Be vigilant!
Sometimes you find yourself between a rock and a hard place and sometimes it’s just between two trees. It’s all about balance in collecting these nuts for the winter time. You do anything like this? Signed Limber
That is some balancing act my friend. I’m amazed at your technique. I once saw a human nephew do this between the door jams in my bedroom. He climbed right up using his feet like you did. Amazing… simply amazing. I myself do not have this talent due to my ‘amazing’ pot belly – snorts.
You know the old song, “Who let the dogs out? – bark bark” Well, we’re tired of it. It’s not always all about the dogs. It’s about other anipals too. So me and Red are trying to start a new song, “Who let the pigs out – snort snort – Who let the cats out – meow meow”. It’s kind of catchy. What do you think? Signed Red and Socks
Dear Red and Socks,
I’m all in! I like it. It’s very catchy. I think I’ll start singing it now my friends – snort snort – meow meow.
The humans don’t get it. This is MY remote. It’s my turn for the television show that we are going to watch. Do you have to fight for control too? Signed Scamp
AAWW – you need your time with the Animal Planet too my friend! We had a battle of the wills when mom/dad adopted me. Hey, I have my own tastes in shows and they do too. In order to keep peace at the Hotel Thompson, they set me up with my very own television and remote in my bedroom. Hey – now I’m in heaven!… except when they put my remote on top shelf of the book case. That’s just mean. Maybe ask your humans for your own set up. You never know until you ask.
You ever have one of those days that the only thing possibly left to do is make a face? I find that it relieves a lot of stress in my life. If you haven’t tried it, do. It may make a difference. Let me know what you find out. Signed Puss in Boots
Dear Puss in Boots,
I have to snort on that look on your face. That is quite humorous. Personally, I have not tried it although I have seen such looks on my mom’s face from time to time. I think she may be a firm believer in your stress reducing technique. I’m off to watch myself in the mirror now to see what I look like. Thanks for the tip pal!
Did you mention food? Me and my bro’s are so there. Just let us know when/where. Signed Husky Gang
Dear Husky Gang,
Whoa – hold back my friends. No mention of food here whatsoever. Nothing to see. I do enjoy your healthy appetite and thrust for life. Ya’ll make such a cute picture together. And from that picture, I pick up quickly that you are the leader of your gang – snorts. Stay alert my friend. You’ll be the first to know if food is on the table here at the Bacon Casa.
My human thought she would bring me to work today. As you can tell, neither one of us got a lot of work done. Well, my mom didn’t. I did because her desk was the most frequented visited cubicle that day. I wonder why? Signed Shrimp
Smiles and wipes piggy eyes. Aren’t you just the most adorable, cutest little thing I’ve seen in a while. I just want to rub that little belly of yours. You must have really been tired little guy. Maybe you should do more visits to work with mommy. I think in no time you would have all of her co-workers wrapped around your little paws!
I know we are suppose to be enemies but we’re not. We are buds. He watches my back and I watch his. We have the most interesting conversations at our house. Why can’t we all just get along in the world like us? Signed Tom and Jerry
Dear Tom and Jerry,
Ya’ll have a great point. We *should* all just get along in this world. There shouldn’t be anything saying that we can’t because of one thing or another. Ya’ll are setting the best example – keep up the great work my friends!
I was this close to freedom before they caught me and put me back in lockdown. I could taste freedom and it tasted pretty darn good. Any suggestions for next time? Signed Stretch
I have to laugh buddy. They say your kind is slow and not full of spunk but I think *they* are wrong. You show the tenacity in making the ‘great escape’. You were so close – how you got that far up on the fence is beyond me but way to go my friend. Next time though, might I suggest just watching out for the gate to open. It might be a safer way for your taste of freedom.
What? Haven’t you ever seen a bird wearing a hoodie before? It gets cold. I don’t have a ‘fur coat’ like you do. My feathers only provide so much for warmth. I think it’s a great idea. We should all have one, you think? Signed Fun Times
Dear Fun Times,
I think it’s great! You look warm, festive and ready to go meet the world in that hoodie. I say don’t worry about what anyone else might think. As long as you are warm and comfy, who cares!
I need help. I know you have Bashful. Bashful is like a happening international traveling pet rock. My owner, he just keeps me in a cage and feeds me. I don’t get that life of first class traveling or anything. Any suggestions- can you help me out? Signed Bug
I am so sorry little guy. Your owner must not have gotten the parenting guide like I did with Bashful. You have to have exercise. Your owner needs to walk you or at least put a hamster wheel in your cage for exercise. Does he take you out for social time, watching television? Heck, if anything else, you need a friend. You give him my number, I’ll email it back to you. I’ll talk to him and see what we can come up with my friend.
Leash training. Well, it sucks. I can’t go too far without the human deciding that I shouldn’t be that far. A pig has to have his freedom! That’s what I say. What about you? Signed Gotta Run
Dear Gotta Run,
Poor little guy. Mommy *tried* to leash train me. Let’s just say that I wasn’t a leash kind of pig either. I’m sure with more practice, I would have adjusted but she didn’t have the will power – snorts. Look on the other hand my little friend, they are just trying to watch after your safety. Consider it a gesture of love. 🙂
HA! This will make you think twice about stomping in that puddle outside again won’t it? I just had to share. You never know where my kind might jump out at you. Consider us like clowns. We’ll make you laugh but we are scary as heck to look at sometimes. Signed Hide N Seek
Dear Hide N Seek,
Shivers to murgatroid! I will never stomp my little hooves in the puddle outside in my magical backyard EVER again. Heck, I close my eyes and still see you. EEWW – you are like clowns – scary!! I gotta get in therapy. Thanks.
You’re not the only cute thing that rides around in your mom’s moving thingy. I love to settle in the back seat and go for a spin. It kind of relaxes me and helps me to go to sleep. I think it helps my mom too to hear me go bbaaww. Signed Tiny
OMP (oh my pig). Yes you are so right my friend. You are the most adorable little thing. I just want to pick you up and cuddle with you! If my mom saw you, oh goodness, we would so have to adopt you here at the Hotel Thompson!! Stay safe my little friend.
I turn my back for one minute and my tail hit my nuts off of the pole. I think my face tells you everything. I got make every nut count during these winter months! Signed Flabbergasted
I’m sorry my friend for laughing but that look is priceless! Hit me up, I’ll give you some nuts 🙂
No matter what you do in life, never give up and never surrender. You don’t know what strengths you have until you try. Stay strong my friend. Signed Adam Ant
Dear Adam Ant,
Those are some powerful words my little buddy. So true and spot on. I will never give up and never surrender with anything in my life. Thank you!.
Daddy was holding my head and kept making funny faces at me. I thought it was only fair play that I returned at least a funny face too. What do you think? Signed Twisted
OMP (Oh my pig!) I love that face. Humans can be so silly with us, can’t they? They make all these goo goo gaa gaa sounds and twist their faces up. I think it’s only time that we turn it around and do it back to them. Fortunately, your dad had the camera on. Great face my friend. Thank you so much for sharing the fun!
Oh rawr and barks. I read your blog and see that you are ‘trained’. I can’t believe you let your humans do that to you. A trained pig – barks. Who has ever heard of that. Signed Jolly
Really? Are you done now laughing at me. Tell me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that harness around your neck? Who’s trained now barky thing? snorts. PLOL (Pig laughing out loud).
They say admission is the first step and I admit it. I attacked the vacuum cleaner. Well, I really don’t think it was so much of an attack as it was a jump while it wasn’t looking. Heck, it was making way too much noise. And to think mom yells at me when I bark! I was just trying to get it to be quiet. You can’t really blame me, can you? Signed Pupattack
Well, what you say is true. How can the humans get on to us and make us walk a certain line of rules and other things can’t. Just like at the Hotel Thompson. How come I can bark and squeal but daddy can sing off key loudly in the shower? I think it is all in fair play. I back you my friend. Get the petition started. I would sign it to get you out of that basket. By all means – let me sign it to get you out of the cobra basket. 🙂
Hey, what’s up my friend? Just chilling here in the sun. I think you should come down under and see me. We could have a lot of fun together. Heck, I would even let you ride in my pouch good looking. Signed Roolove
You do look awfully comfortable there my friend. So relaxed, sleepy looking from the sun actually. Although I would love to visit and ride in your ‘pouch’, I’m afraid it might be bit of a trip for me. Although, Bashful my pet rock is down under visiting. Maybe you can look him up and give him a little ride. Just be sure to please return him to his host family.
I love – just LOVE – doing this to Jed. I walk up behind him and disguise my voice saying, “Guess who?” Has anyone ever done that to you? It’s a fun little game we play. Do you know he still never guesses its me. He’s a hoot. I fool him every single time. Do it to one of your purr things and see what happens. Go ahead. Signed Fool You
Dear Fool You,
That is a cute little game my friend. I think I will tell Houdini about this and have him do it to Hemi. That should be hilarious to see how that goes down. I can almost picture in my mind. I’ll be sure to try and have the camera ready for a photo opportunity. Thanks my friend for the game.
This is my scary pose. Does it work? I’m trying it out on different people but all they do is laugh. What am I doing wrong? Signed Vicious
I hate to say it little fellow but that is so not scary. The only thing scary in that pose are those huge claws – now that’s scary. You doing that pose – I just want to tickle that little belly. I’m sure as you get older, that pose may have more of an impact. Right now though, you’re just a cute little thing… especially with that sunlight shining on you. Maybe lose the pose and learn to bristle up that fur a bit. That might be scary. Let me know my friend.
I need some help. I’m not sure what is going on. Everyone that sees me starts singing some theme song of Star Wars. I don’t get it. Signed Ewok
You don’t get out much do you? You need to go through your master’s video collection and find one marked Star Wars. Watch it. Watch it closely my friend and see if you notice anything in that movie that you’ve seen before…anything that looks familiar…. anything that maybe has the same name as you. Love the look!
I get picked on all of the time. You’re slow they say. I can run faster than you they say. You’re slower than creek water running down stream they say. Well, I have found the light and the answer! These days, I just use my handy dandy skate board. What do you think? Signed Tony “Tortoise” Hawk
Dear Tony “Tortoise” Hawk
I think you look fantastic little man! What an awesome idea that you came up with. Can’t wait to see you television racing the big guys! Be safe!
Those pesky cats in the neighborhood were running through the trees. I thought I would chase them. You know, just to keep up their exercise. They got me stuck between two trees. Have you ever seen such misery? Signed Woody
I would not have believed it if you didn’t send a picture to me. WOW – you are stuck between two trunks and a hard place. Hope you got unstuck fast. Don’t be too hard on those purr things.
This is us, the TMNT, in the early days. Even then we had style. Never give up man and always dream big – it can happen to you like it did to us. Signed Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello
Love you guys! Mom said that you are making another come back. I’ve watched some shows from the past. I would love to be like ya’ll – can you use a pig in the mix? I want a cool name too – just like ya’lls. Keep safe and live prosper my new friends!