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Dear Bacon – I heard me and your mom have something in common. We both like oatmeal pies from Little Debbie. What? You thought I was going to say we both like you didn’t you? Ha! Signed Pux

Dear Pux – Funny one there my friend. Don’t give up your day job. Oh that’s right. You only work one day out of the year. Who’s saying ha! now? Snort

 


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Dear Bacon – Your looking awfully cute these days. Such a nice physique. You must really take good care of yourself. Signed Future Ms Bacon Your Biggest Fan

Dear Fan – You are so sweet to think of me. Thank you so much for your kind comments. You know we would never work. You live out in nature and well I don’t like it. It would be like the new version of Green Acres. But thank you my dear.


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Dear Bacon – They tell me that I’m too kind hearted. I let the purr things in this establishment walk all over me. You would do the same thing, wouldn’t you? Signed Tiny

Dear Tiny – Of course I would… for the baby purr things. Now the older ones, that’s another story – snort.  But there’s nothing like being the baby purr things personal jungle gym. Spoil them rotten is what I say.

 


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Dear Bacon – I feel like the humans are mocking me. Something is not right with my house guests here. Signed Corky

Dear Corky – WOW. Your humans do have a sense of humor there with your house guests. I would find it oddly disturbing. LOL

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2018 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Daisy

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!


❤ NOTE – Daisy will be checking in throughout the day for any messages/comments.  Let’s show her some love my friends. ❤

Name:  Daisy

Age:  A Lady never tells her age!  So we guesstimate a year…

Location:  Pennsylvania….a long way from Tennessee (where I was born)! I was rescued from a high-kill shelter.

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Is this really it?  Am I in my forever home?  Will they put up with all my shenanigans?  Will they keep me, even though I am a tad under the weather right now?  (THEY ARE!!!)

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I attacked my new brother and they did not throw me out!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   One moment?…well there have been quite a few…I seem to have a penchant for knocking glass things off tables.  I have broken two so far.  

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Hmmm, I think it is really pretty equal.  Mom puts up with some things and Dad others.  But, Dad does keep telling Mom when I do something naughty …” aw she’s just a kitten!”

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   That I am a real push over because of my beauty!  That I suffer from blonde syndrome….well don’t mess with me.  I am beautiful, smart, cunning and  charming!  And I will use all my wiles to get exactly what I want!




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

 
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Posted by on 05/04/2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Mollie

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!


Name:  Mollie

Age:  13 maybe – but ladies don’t always tell the truth

Location:  Pennsylvania

Web/Blog Page:  www.coffeekatblog.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  It was scary. I was in a little cage with my baby boy in a room with dozens of other cats. It was noisy. This lady came and took me out of the cage and tried to cuddle me. I jumped down and hid behind the trash bin. She wouldn’t take no for an answer and came to take me home. She tried to adopt my baby boy too but someone else wanted him. I thought she was crazy but I kept an eye on her from my hiding places.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I got really sick right after I was adopted. I was hospitalized for a week and when she came to pick me up I knew I was going to stay at that place with fluffy beds and secret hiding places. She talked about big vet bills but I had no idea what that was.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I first came home I was too sick to have the “spay” operation. Mom wanted to wait a few weeks until I was strong again but I went into heat and caterwauled all night. Yep, all night long. Jake, an older black cat who lived there, was terrified. He didn’t know what I wanted even though I flicked my tail and showed him my “goods.” He hid under the bed. Mom said he was neutered very young so he didn’t know the facts of life. A few nights of that and I was scheduled the next week!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom of course. Dad is the best masseuse but Mom spends more time with me and makes sure I’m happy.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I’m little, only 7 lbs. The other two cats here are 12 and 15 lbs. Most people don’t know that I am the alpha cat and rule the roost. If I’m not happy ain’t no one happy.


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

 
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Posted by on 01/05/2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Sophie

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!


Name:  Sophie

Age:  About 2 years old (a lady shouldn’t tell her age, right?)

Location:  Orange County, California

Web/Blog Page:  http://threechattycats.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  FOOD! I get real cat food! My mama found me outside a movie theater and I had been surviving on popcorn and whatever else I could find for the first 6 months of my life.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  DAD! I love to lay on his chest and he sometimes lets me groom his hairy chin (I guess they call it a beard). I’m pretty sure I’m his favorite kitty in the whole wide world. He loves the way I coo and chirp when I want attention. I loaf on his chest all the time and he’s putty in my paws.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  .When my big brother Dexter cuddled and groomed me for the first time. I’ve been his shadow ever since and I love him very much.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  About me personally? That I’m a big foodie. Yes, I like food. A lot. But really I just get so excited when I see food because I didn’t have it handed to me for the first part of my life. But I rarely ever finish my plate. And my big belly? That’s just that pouchy thing that some kitties get. But I don’t keep food in it.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Probably the time I trapped my head in a Kleenex box.  Luckily the Pops put the camera down after snapping a few shots to help me out.



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

 
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Posted by on 12/08/2016 in Bacon, Houdini, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon –  Now sometimes when people meet at the park they give hugs.  Sometimes when dogs or cats meet at the park, they sniff butts.  Hey, it’s what we do, right?  Well we have had enough of the butt sniffing.  A group of my friends have decided that hugs are the new hello in the dog world.  Maybe you should join us in our new mission.  Signed Hugs

Dear Hugs – That sounds like a game plan my new friends.  I never got the butt sniffing thing for hello anyway.  Heck, I’ve smelled what comes out of my dad’s butt.  No way in this piggy world I want to sniff it to say hello.  Carry on the great work and I’ll be doing my part for the cause in giving hugs not butt sniffs!


Dear Bacon –  I have drawn the line.  Mom always tells me I’m her little flower.  Now she is trying to make me her little flower.  Help.  Signed Bud in Progress

Dear Bud in Progress – I know it seems weird and it is.  But you gotta think on the other paw of this.  If it makes your human happy and she is daunting on you and giving you snacks, does it really matter?  You have found the pot at the end of the rainbow.


Dear Bacon –  We are family.  Our humans wanted a Christmas card this year showing our family.  We said okay but we wanted to pose as we wanted to pose – no help from the humans.  So what do you think?  Do you think this screams We Are Family in our Christmas Card?  Signed Family

Dear Family – Way to go my friends – Bravo! Bravo!  That picture screams family, diversity, togetherness and being united as one.  What more could you do?  I have to ask – that picture “looks” like you all get along and are so close.  Are you?  Or was this a snap-this-picture-now-before-I-hurt-someone kind of picture?  Cause I’m telling you, you are pulling it off.  Great card – don’t forget to send me one here at the Hotel Thompson.

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 Dear Bacon –  We are buddies and sometimes secret hero’s.  Really, this is us clowning around during the night.  But during the day, we are the Pig and the Hare Hero’s.  We visit children’s hospitals and bring smiles to the faces we meet.  We highly recommend it.  Signed Hero’s at Large

Dear  Hero’s at Large – OMP!  You are certainly right my friends.  You are HERO’s.  Not all hero’s have to wear capes or have special talents.  Although I have to admit that you do have special powers of bring smiles to the faces that need it most.  Carry on my cute duo!


Dear Bacon –  Can you believe this?  There I was sitting back, relaxing and minding my own business.  My human said that he needed socks and to get out of his drawer.  What?  First up human, mind who you are talking to and second, you should have thought about socks before you left your drawer open inviting me.  I think you should go without socks today because I’m not moving.  Move me or reach around me and you may be wearing a sock over your bandage.  What bandage?  They bandage from the boo-boo I will leave on your arm.  Carry on now and be gone.  Signed Sock Keeper

Dear Sock Keeper – You know you do have a great point there my friend.  They should have thought about that when they left the drawer open.  Snorts – don’t do anything I wouldn’t do in that drawer.


Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send me your pictures and questions to my email address.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 11/10/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

 

Dear Bacon – oh my dogs!  Help me. I’m a big dog. I admit that. But this time of year, will you hold my paw?  The humans here have some scary stuff they are watching on television. They left me to go to the bathroom and kitchen. Shivers. I don’t think I will make it through the month. Signed Shaky in the South

Dear Shaky in the South – I’m sorry my friend. I feel you more than you know. My humans watch this stuff all year long. And trust me. You never get used to it. No way. Might I suggest hiding under some blankets or pillows. Sometimes that works for me.


Dear Bacon – Never trust the humans. I should have known something was up. The master wanted to take me to the park. We didn’t end up at the park. We ended up at the vets office. I swear Ms Vet lady owes me a drink now. Signed Pranked

Dear Pranked – WOW!  The humans can be harsh. I’m sorry pal. I’m sure you will think of a way for pay back. The little guy here has a vets visit in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see what my humans do to trick him.


 Dear Bacon – I give up. These mini-me’s own me. There’s no use in fighting them until they leave for college. Any suggestions?  Signed Hands Up

Dear Hands Up – I’ve seen that look before on my moms face. When she gets it, she hangs out in a bubble bath in my bathroom. I don’t see why that couldn’t work for you. You could just lock the door – no bubble bath necessary. I wish you luck my friend.

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Dear Bacon – My Halloween costume is ready. What do you think?  Meows. Signed Tuna

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Dear Tuna – I love the way you think my friend. I think I could use that costume too.  Bravo on your creativity!

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Dear Bacon – What?  Have you never seen a dog with his teddy bear before in the car?  We were on a road trip to visit family. I was cool with that as long as I had my teddy. He takes away all of the bad things. Do you have a teddy?  Signed Friends

Dear Friends – YES!  I have a teddy. Well, he’s not actually a teddy bear but a stuffed possum with a long tail. He is my bestie and sleeps with me. He taught me how to play dead. I agree that our buddies are awesome to have. Enjoy and take care of each other.


REMEMBER friends.  Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send me your pictures and questions via email.

 

 
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Posted by on 10/06/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Hey friends – I’m stepping in for big brother Bacon this week since he is away at Summer Camp.  I hope I brought him so justice – enjoy! ❤ Houdini


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Dear Houdini – This is not funny.  Really it’s not.  My human is crazy.  Can you save me please?  Signed Potato in Waiting

Dear Potato in Waiting – BARKS!  I gotta admit that it’s a little funny.  Really think about it.  How many anipals can say they look like a hot potato and you are hot.  I say save the look for Halloween and go for it.  You will win so many contests for originality and beauty.


20131208-211622.jpgDear Houdini – I heard about your accident the other day with a pillow that exploded at the Hotel Thompson.  I *know* you can relate.  You *have* to relate.  I was sitting on the front porch minding my own business when this cushion suddenly blew up for no apparent reason.  I was just as shocked as everyone else.  Signed Mystified

Dear Mystified – I know!  It’s unbelievable how those things happen out of the blue – spontaneous combustion does happen.  It is highly documented.  I think pillows only do this when dogs are around so that we can personally take the blame.  Yeah – that has to be it.  Surely it’s not because of something us sweet devout pooches did.  No way!  I say cover yourself my friend.  No camera documentation means you didn’t do it.  I’m sticking to that story and you should too!

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Dear Houdini – I know you are just a mere dog but let me tell you something, I’ve earned my stripes.  I’m fierce.  I’m strong.  I’m a rocking cat that can shake your world if you don’t obey me.  You just remember that about us cats okay.  Cats rule and dogs drool!  Signed Stripes

Dear Stripes – Barks and laughter!   Wait a minute while I pick myself up from laughing and rolling around here on the floor.  Cats rule and dogs drool – too funny.  Okay maybe we dogs do drool when we are excited but there is no way that cats rule – sorry Hemi and Mouse Girl here.  Us doggies are higher on the who is in charge chain.  And your stripes – oh my dog!  Really?  Walk away from the sun my friend and tell me about those stripes then – Barks!


 

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Dear Houdini – There I was sitting on the sofa from another long day of working on the farm.  I was so exhausted.  I had the television on for sound and that’s when I saw it.  A commercial for a dating service for Farmers Only.  WOW!  I never knew it existed.  Do you think I have a chance with a lady?  Signed Stetson

Dear Stetson – YES you do.  We all have chances.  And how could anyone say no to a cowboy hat?  Mommy says those are hot!


20131208-211746.jpgDear Houdini – There is a problem with this slide.  Really there is.  I slide down it all of the time.  But this date, I did’t slide.  What the hamster world happened?  Signed Stuck

Dear Stuck – Perhaps it was too dry to slide down. Perhaps you have more fluff than usual and it was a little tight?  It could happen.  I know sometimes my t-shirts get a little snug like that and I have to cut back a bit.  And then perhaps you just need a gentle push?  Call me if you need some assistance.  I’ll get the jaws of life out to get you out of a tight spot.  In the meantime, take it easy okay.


Remember Dear Bacon can’t happen without you my friends.  Keep your letters and pictures coming to my email.

 
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Posted by on 07/28/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – 20131208-210953.jpgLife is so not fair dude.  Life has become so politically correct lately that no wants to do the things they were doing before because they feel they don’t have to.  Do you know what I mean?  This is me.  I told my human I needed to go for a walk.  What do they do?  They give me the pan and sweeper, told me to walk myself and to clean up after myself.  What?  Isn’t that what the humans are suppose to do?  Not anymore they said.  They said that it wasn’t their poop and I needed to clean it myself.  Enough with this politically correct stuff already.  What do you say?  Signed Swifter

Dear Swifter – Oh pal, I so get you.  People are taking life way too serious and need to lighten up a bit.  Life is too short to be in a constant battle of being politically correct.  I say give back that pan and sweeper to the humans.  You are not playing that game.  If they don’t agree, I think a few strategic poop bombs will work – snorts.  Let me know how it works out for you okay.


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Dear Bacon – I don’t get it.  Everyday at the zoo, I come out to greet the humans.  They all make Batman jokes.  I just don’t get and understand it.  My name is Ben not Batman.  Do you get it and if you do can you please explain this to me.  Shakes bear head.  Signed Ben

Dear Ben – Smiles and oinks.  You see my friend there is the superhero called Batman.  Batman’s symbol is like the one here to the right.  I wanted to show you this picture because I need you to see what it looks like.  Now, I need you to go look in the mirror at your handsome chest.  Do you see the resemblance?  That’s right – nods head.  You are Batbear!  Snorts with piggy laughter.

I think personally that is a HUGE compliment.  You have the same markings as a superhero.  That makes *you* a superhero my friend.  Think about that.  You have talent.  I say work it up for all it’s worth and have fun with your markings.

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Dear Bacon – squeaks!  For my birthday, all I asked for was one little thing. I wanted a Radio Flyer.  The small human here has one and they play with theirs all of the time.  It looks like so much fun.  I wanted one too.  That way the little human could pull me around the house and have fun.  The day of my birthday, I woke up and guess what?!  I had my Radio Flyer!  Have you ever been in one?  I feel like I can fly!  What do you think?  Do I make this Radio Flyer?  Signed Pig on Wheels

Dear Pig on Wheels – Awesome my friend.  You totally rock that look and look like you are having the time of your life.  I’ve never been in a Radio Flyer.  I think I may need to add one to my Christmas list this year.  I think  could get use to sitting in it and having people pull me all around.  Squeals with delight – carry on and have fun!

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Dear Bacon – Is it working?  I saw the hunk of my dreams walk by.  I’ve heard on television that one way the humans attract their mates is to flip their hair.  I thought I would give it try.  What do you think? Yes or no?  Signed Fluffy

Dear Fluffy – hubba hubba my sweet.  I think it is so working.  You flipped that hair so seductively.  If you flipped it my way, I would be so taken with your beauty and wonder.  If your friend doesn’t catch on, let me know.  Call me okay.

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Dear Bacon – That stinking purr thing has ticked me off for the last time.  Every time I turn around, Mr. Giggles does something to *me* and then blames me for anything and everything when the humans are looking.  Mr. Giggles steals my puppy food, drinks my water and sleeps in my masters bed near his head.  Enough of this.  I’m a dog in charge.  Mr. Giggles is going to get it in three, two, one – BOOM.  Signed Mr. Pooky

Dear Pooky – Shakes piggy head.  First off my friend, I thought your humans were a little eccentric naming the kitty Mr. Giggles.  Then I saw your name, Mr. Pooky.  Not like there is anything wrong with that, it’s just unique.  Have you thought this through all of the way?  If you scare the giggles out of Mr. Giggles, rolls eyes, can you imagine what he is going to do to you for payback?  Cause you know it’s going to happen my friend.  I’d say rethink the situation and see possibly how you can set him up like he does to you.  Maybe take one of Mr. Giggles furballs and strategically place it on your master’s pillow.  That might be a better route.  Not that I would know anything like that or not.  Looks innocent and whistles.


Remember my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please keep sending me your letters and pictures to my email address.

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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The Paw Time with Houdini

   Hello my friends to another great week of Paw Time with Houdini.  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week – and a great holiday weekend.  We’ve all been trying to stay cool here at the Hotel Thompson.  We are ALL over Summer now and ready for some cooler weather.  And no we are not like those peeps in the winter that say we are ready for Summer and vice versa.  We all kind of like it a little cool.  This heat just makes it so miserable to do anything.  And living in the south, you add in the humidity with it and yuck.

There are some things going on here at the Hotel Thompson that will be interesting in the next couple of weeks.  One of them has to do with Bacon – barks!  He doesn’t know yet but I know the secret – secret evil smiles.  I overheard mom/dad talking about it and no I can’t tell you what it is … yet.  But it’s going to be hilarious.  Okay maybe not so much for that spoiled oinker but amusing for everyone else here.  Just wait.

And mom took some great pictures of me this week.  The first one is me wearing my pink shirt – nods head.  Real men wear pink 🙂  I just woke up so I still had some bedhead going on with that picture.  But it’s still cute.  The other picture is of me and Mouse Girl.  She’s my partner in crime.  My partner in having fun.  Isn’t she hubba hubba cute?

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Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!

 

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Open Apology to Mom

Okay all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson are writing this to mom as an open apology for our misbehavior this morning.  We apologize and will try very hard not to let it happen again.  Really.  We will.  So let us explain our behavior my friends.

First up.  Mom is not a morning person.  Not at all.  We are talking zombie before coffee – no coffee no talkie.  Well this morning, rolls piggy eyes and looks innocent, someone set the alarm to zero five hundred dark in the woods time to get up… something about trying to be the first to check in with cousin Sammy’s Tuesday Teaser. (And no I wasn’t first – darn it and shuffles hooves).  Well after I checked in, I went back to sleep in the big bed – see me here in the picture.  Mom was not amused.  She got up, went to the bathroom, mumbled about who in their right mind would change the alarm clock and then went back to bed for a few minutes.  Unfortunately that’s when she fell asleep and that’s bad.  Bad because today is a worky day and she has to go that worky place.  And the alarm clock already went off.  This is not good.

A couple of hours later, mom wakes up because Hemi is rolling around on her side.  That’s when she notices that it is awfully lit inside of the room.  She sits up and oh.my.gosh.it’s.a.run.for.your.money because it’s almost 8:00AM.  What the cream cheese?  What happened?  I know – I know – “someone set the alarm to zero five hundred dark in the woods time to get up”.  

She jumps out of bed, tells daddy she’s running late and starts the marathon.  But of course we are all standing there looking at her like, “Hey, remember us?”  You know that pitiful look of we have never eaten before and are starving – snorts.  And did you know there is a reason why we anipals get up in shifts in the morning for feeding.  You see, I need to eat first.  It’s just the way it is.  Once you satisfy my rumbling belly with my piggy chow and Cheerio’s, I’ll go back to sleep.  Then there is Houdini that gets fed.  If you don’t feed him by himself and watch, the purr things try to eat his food.  And then lastly, it’s the purr things.  We all like the purr things food – snorts. Try feeding us all at one time – snorts with piggy laughter.  Let’s just say that it didn’t go too well and mom still had not had any coffee.

And then there was the incident with the front room carpet mat near the entrance.  Someone was caught gnawing on it like it was a puppy treat – not mentioning any names little guy.  There’s now a hole in it and mommy might have blown a gasket because of that…. or maybe it was because I butted my head through the baby gate into the kitchen and ate some of the purr things food?… or maybe it was the purr thing Hemi chasing Houdini around the house knocking over the water dish?  I’m not really sure what exactly it was that threw mommy over the edge this morning but I think she sure was glad to go to the worky place this morning.  Sorry mom.

 
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Posted by on 06/23/2015 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl, Houdini

 

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