Didya miss me sweet friends?
I know I missed all of you – each and everyone. All of your emails, phone calls, cards – that meant so much to us here at the Hotel Thompson – thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! ❤
It’s been a little psycho crazy here at the crib. We had a sickness here in the family and mom got pulled into different directions. She needed to be a triplett to get everything done in the days it needed. With being pulled into different directions and trying to take care of the Hotel Thompson and working, mom got sick. Her rheumatoid arthritis flared really bad where it got hard for her to move. Then my friends something else happened to mom. She got the big D. Dad explained the big D to us anipals. It was frightening.
The big D takes everything from you. It makes you lonely. Afraid. It makes you cry. And there’s nothing anyone can say to make all the hurt go away. It’s debilitating. There were days that all us anipals and dad could do was just sit close to mom and hold her. Those days seemed to work. Mom knew what was going on so she didn’t wait. She reached out to her doctor and got some help. We applaud mom for that. Always know when to reach out and ask for help.
You ask what the big D was? Depression. Depression sucks. But we all get it from time to time. Some of us know how to handle it better than others while others just keep bottling things up until that bottle just explodes and tears start flowing. Mom is much, MUCH better now. Thank goodness for that!
So we are back. And we have some news to bring in about two weeks. You will absolutely LOVE it. And of course, I had to be back for the start of my Spooktober – right? So again, we love you my friends ❤
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Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
What a great day to celebrate – National Dog Day! Today’s celebration has two goals: * To honor our glorious friends the dogs AND * To rescue dogs from homeless shelters and abuse
Dogs are loyal and great companions to so many people. They give us unquestionable love and are always there to cheer you up. They offer free kisses (like Houdini here at the Hotel Thompson). Humans and other anipals count on them in so many different ways. There are dogs that are pets. There are dogs that are working dogs – like those that help lead the blind and help in search and rescue. Regardless of what type of dog you are, most humans count you as family.
Today, let’s celebrate the dog in your family. If you don’t have a dog in your family, visit a friend that has one. Or for that matter, why don’t you visit a shelter and visit with a dog there… maybe even take one home with you 🙂
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Daddy is the best. Yesterday morning, he was craving what he kept referring to as pancakes. Mom ventured into the kitchen to make magic. You know I followed. Mom was humming and beating things together in a pan. I’m not sure if the humming was on the recipe but it amused me. Once she got together what she called ‘batter’, she started putting it in a pan. Oh thud – the smell that was in the kitchen was out of this world. I kept bugging her for some to taste. I would go up behind her and nudge the bottom of her foot with my snout. She kept laughing and said I had to wait. Wait? You’re telling a pig to wait? That’s like telling Mother Nature not to change the seasons – it’s going to happen.
I saw dad’s plate that she was fixing. Oh my – there was these clouds of wonder stacking to the sky. I kept sniffing the air. I wanted some so bad. Mom fixed her plate and then she fixed mine. See how creative she got with a little smiley face for me on my Sesame Street plate. I thought I was going to explode if she didn’t give it to me soon!
She finally put it on my feed blanket. Stars almighty! I went for the so called ‘pancake’ first. It was fluffy. It was buttery. It was light. And, it was delicious! I managed to get a couple of more from mom and dad before they started eating. Dad called mom a Domestic Kitchen Goddess…. I already knew she was. He suggested that we have pancakes for Sunday brunch every week. I seconded that idea!
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We made it through another week!
Who else thought this week would never end? I for one didn’t think it would. Mommy has been dragging all week saying she was tired. I can’t have that. I need mommy fully rested so she can have snuggle time with me. Is that so wrong? 🙂
August is here and hopefully all of this heat will be coming to an end soon. Mommy says if we can make it through August, then it’s down hill from there. I hope so because this little oinker is not very fond of the heat. Once it goes away, I may try to venture outside again. Right now – eeww – it’s too hot for anything but staying inside near the air conditioning.
Do you have any great plans this weekend? Mine is to help mommy clean house tomorrow and then hopefully we can have our snuggle time. I hope cleaning goes fast! She’s giving us all our honey do lists. I got my room again and laundry. That means I have to pull all of my dirty ‘stuff’ to the laundry room. I would complain but the rent is free here 🙂 Plus, I get perks… who doesn’t like perks, right?
Everyone have a great weekend and do something fun. XOXO – Bacon
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Sometimes it’s hard to get out for a quick dinner especially when one is saving money. But this night, mom/dad found the perfect place. It was the Sam’s Warehouse – snorts with piggy laughter. Daddy went in and asked for a table for two – rolls piggy eyes. He’s the romantic isn’t he?
Well mom enjoyed her fine dining experience. They got hot dogs with the works. By the works I mean sauerkraut, onions and mustard. Dad also went the extra mile with a bag of chips. Now you are probably asking yourself was this really awesome? Nods head. Mom said YES. For a whopping $5.00 – they had dinner for two. Big spenders huh?
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I *know* that this is the question you ask yourself on a daily basis – snorts. Today I’m here to make that question come true. I’m going to show you what it looks like when a pig – namely moi – yawns. Yes I yawn. I get tired too. Hey, it’s hard work maintaining this pot belly and this establishment here at the Hotel Thompson. Okay, without further ado, here you go. A picture of me yawning.
Notice the technique. Yes there is a technique my friends. In this picture, I’m on the sofa with mommy watching television. I have to stretch my front hooves. Then my nose goes up, my tongue comes out a little and I yawn. See, I also have a tongue. Some people have questioned that – snorts. And in this picture, you might see a little tooth. Trust me. There are more than one. Please excuse the extra jowls – it’s too hot these days to exercise… except for my jaws when I’m eating – double snorts.
So there you go. Now you’ve seen everything… a pig yawning 🙂 You’re welcome. Have a fabulous day my friends! ❤
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Now I know exactly how to hide my bananas here at the Hotel Thompson. Disguise them as cucumbers! Daddy won’t touch cucumbers. He’s the culprit.
Mommy buys *me* bananas but when I turn my back, daddy is eating them. And you know what, he won’t share like mommy. I don’t get it. He has everything else in the house in the big ice box to eat. Can he please leave my bananas alone? Please?
Mommy calls me her monkey boy sometimes because I love bananas so much. Can you do me a favor friends, can you tell my daddy that these are really made for this little oinker and not the human daddy? Please – can you help a pig out?
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I’ve told you before my friends. My mom and dad have lost it. Totally. This past weekend was one of “those” adventures – snorts. They were looking for some adventure and wanted to try a place they had never been to before. So they took off in Albert, mom’s little Smart car, and hit the highway. Almost sounds like a song huh – snorts.
They ended up at this place called Mellow Mushroom – it’s a pizza joint which was right up dad’s alley. He ❤ pizza. Mom was somewhat reluctant. First off because they sat right beside exhibit A to the left. Pardon me while I say this but does that ‘mushroom’ look psychedelic? It was kind of disturbing in a weird sense of direction. Mom couldn’t take her eyes off of it. There was just something about it that was just plain weird.
That’s when mom got up to take a closer look at the psychedelic mushroom.
It’s not all its cracked up to be – double snorts. You get it – cracked up. It really is around the head area. What kind of restaurant is this place? Mom shook her head, snapped a couple of pictures and sat down preparing herself for a psychedelic adventure.
P.S. If you are ever out and about and see some crazy lady taking pictures at a restaurant, just call her mom. That will probably be my crazy mom – she takes pictures of *everything* as you will soon see in this post.
Shakes piggy head. At least it’s not all about me now.
Mom has been on this DIEt thing lately. It’s going okay. As she says, it’s all about choices. So today she choose a Greek salad to start her meal.
Exhibit B to the left here. She says if she starts with a good salad, it fills her so she doesn’t eat too much of a bad thing.
Which is good – I guess if you are living a DIEt kind of life. Mom did say that this salad was delicious! It had everything she loves – lettuce, mushrooms (which didn’t look scary like exhibit A), olives, peppers and feta cheese.
Dad on the other hoof, went with a cheese covered pretzel. See exhibit C here to the right. Not only was it delicious and cheesy, they served it with a beer cheese dipping sauce. It must have been great because daddy licked the cheese sauce dry and there were no crumbs left from the pretzel.
Which is good because mommy kept watching him waiting for something to drop. So much for eating a nice decent sensible salad huh?
Now came the main course. Mom and dad can never agree upon toppings for their pizza. There solution is to always get a pie 1/2 and 1/2. That way mom can have what she wants and dad can have what he wants. May I present to you exhibit D to the left. Drum roll – tongue hanging out – deliciousness.
Mom got the top side. She ❤ white pizza with cheese, garlic and tomatoes – what’s not to love right?
Dad on the other hoof got the bottom side. He gets the works… something this little piggy can’t discuss and think about. But it looks good. Of course a lot of pizza made it’s way home for lunch the next day.
You have to admit though, mom had hesitation at first with seeing the psychedelic mushroom – or maybe it was because of the psychedelic mushroom – the food was delicious!
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Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Who could ask for a better day? The first Sunday of August is always Friendship Day. Isn’t that a wonderful day to celebrate? What is better than friends – whether they come in the human form or the animal form. Friends are always there with us in good times and in bad times, to share special moments in our lives. Sometimes all it takes is just a smile, holding a hand, a hug or just an ear or shoulder to cry on.
Friendship Day should be celebrated by phone, in person or by reaching out in an email or blog. You don’t have to live next door to show someone how much you care. Express your friendship in some way today and show the ones that you love what they mean to you.
NOTE FROM PIGLOVE –
We here at Piglove would like to tell all of our friends here how much we love and appreciate them. You put up with our silliness, our sometimes seriousness (although it doesn’t happen often) and our whack-o ways. We started Piglove as an outlet to share memories of Bacon… a cute little miniature pot bellied pig. You have helped me to personally grow and do something that I love, to write and make people laugh. I would like to take this time on Friendship Day and tell each and everyone of you – Thank You for being our friends. We cherish our times, our talks, our emails and phone calls. We cherish your ‘go with this’ attitude when we come up with something whacky and new. You can never imagine how much your friendship means to us. Here’s to another year of great posting, inter-action with our friends and much laughter – Bacon’s humans
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Saturday is usually a good day for me. Saturday is the day that if mom is going to go to the market, it happens this day. She went this weekend. She *always* brings me back something good to eat. This week was no different.
Her and dad bring all of these grocery bags into the kitchen. I get to watch as they put everything up. After everything is put away, mom usually takes my things and cuts everything up. This is where me, the sous chef, comes in to play 🙂 She will give me tasty little morsels to try. And trust me, they are so good!
After she cuts everything up (usually carrots, celery, watermelon or some other fruit and my salad mix), she will fix me a bowl as a snack. Today’s menu consisted of grapes, Goldfish and watermelon rind. Good thing mom’s dad doesn’t have a garden anymore. I would be in hog heaven!
Mom and dad let me eat on my food carpet in the front room. So in this picture don’t fear the “dirty carpet”, it’s my feed placemat. They pick it up and wash it every week. As you can see, I am chomping down on that watermelon rind. Mom took this picture of me in mid chomp. I usually will eat what I like the most first. Of course, it was the rind. I couldn’t get enough of it. You bite into it and the watermelon juice actually squirts inside of your mouth. That’s my favorite part.
I guess you can say I’m a little spoiled. Not a lot – just a little. What do you think?
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