These are so neat my friends!! Mom went and got her nails done. Okay – she does that all of the time. But this time, she got these things called mood changes. The first picture shows what they normally look like. Mom calls it her Frozen color. The second picture shows them turning when the air around her is getting cooler. The third picture shows what the final outlook is when it’s cold. Aren’t these cool!? Have you tried these mood changers yet? So very neato!
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Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. We have been talking about our visit with our great friends Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats. If you have missed the previous editions, please check them out here: Red Lobster; Fogo de Chao; Stately Oaks.
This week, we are talking about what those crazy four peeps did on Friday, 02/19/2016. Believe it or not, this day was toned down a bit. You see mom had a doctors visit in the afternoon so why not plan around that and make it a family event – snorts. More about that in a minute.
To start the day, we took a family tour of our local spa. Why do you ask? Of course to get all of our nails done. Mom just had hers done so she took photographs. And yes, we mean ALL – even the guys.
Let’s start with Jean here.
Isn’t that cute? Jean is behaving at this particular moment and she is at the end of getting her nails finished in the drying machine. What? You don’t think that Jean misbehaves? Oh my friends – you would be so wrong. You are inquiring what am I talking about?
Let me present to you exhibit A. Jean so openly smoking in the spa. What shame… what enjoyment she looks like she is having… what audacity. She just pulled out that cigarette and started smoking it right there and then. Was getting those nails done that satisfying? Snorts with piggy laughter.
She puffed like there was no tomorrow and she wasn’t holding prisoners. Everyone was openly staring – Jean puffing and mommy snapping pictures. Then everyone started laughing.
It’s really hard to keep a straight face when you start eating your cigarette. The crunch of the candy kind of gave it away. But hey, you gotta say that Jean has style, right?
When’s the last time you saw candy cigarettes? Particular Lucky Lights? I snorted so hard when I saw these pictures. What a hilarious time huh?
And look at Jean’s finished nails… pretty huh? Cute little paw prints. I wonder who that print reminds her of… Shoko or Kali?
And like I said, don’t forget it wasn’t just Jean getting her beautiful nails done. Oh no. Let’s talk about the guys here too. There’s always a first for everything and when you are here in the south – do as the southerners do. What do you ask? Well dad gets his toes done all of the time. So, Bill was swayed into it as well. This is Bill and Daddy during their bonding time.
Now that is some kind of spoiling, you think? Hot towels on your legs, massages, toes all looking beautiful – do you think by the looks on the guys faces that they actually enjoyed their little spa treatment?
I say yes. Of course after this kind of treatment, it was time to do something exciting – everyone went shopping!
After shopping, it was a quick bite to eat and then to mom’s doctors appointment. It was time for her mammogram follow up. You see, mom has been getting tested every 3 months for a while to check on a certain spot. Well guess what? It must have been having friends there to hold her hands because she was checked and cleared for a 6 month check up – what a day huh? We were *all* thrilled to hear about this current change.
After the visit to the doctors office, everyone came back to the Hotel Thompson for a visit. Of course, I was at camp this week. Mouse Girl was in hiding. She so doesn’t take for visitors – spoil sport huh? Hemi was acting like dad’s parrot by being on his shoulder – rolls piggy eyes. Hemi has pirate issues. And of course, Houdini was out making friends… of course he barked until Jean gave him some treats. Then he was hers ❤ Hope you enjoy this pics my friends. Remember, come back next week to see some more Travels in the South.
Do you ever come off of weekend feeling more tired than you did going into the weekend? That’s the way it seemed here this weekend at the Hotel Thompson. Mom/dad were on the constant go – but before I snort about that, let’s talk about my Bashful. He came home last week! Mom came home late from work one night and found a box sitting on her doorstep. She looked at the return address and knew it was Bashful coming back from his visit with Denny and Reilly. She came in telling me that Bashful was home!
We both dug into the box to find our little guy. And not only was Bashful in the box but so was his friend Sweet Pea. They have stayed up late at night and talked so much to the other pet rocks here for nights now. There is no slowing down the rock clan. I think they are silently putting together a party that they are going to talk to mom/dad about later. Can you imagine that party!? I’m kind of looking forward to it… but don’t tell anyone – that’s our secret for now okay.
But also in the box from Denny and Reilly were a couple of gifts that I have just piggy swooned over my friends. One of them was a box of Barnum’s Animal’s crackers – limited edition. Oh my piggy heavens. First of all – I absolutely LOVE animal crackers. They are up there on my top favorite three snackables and these are so cool! I kept telling mommy, “Give it to me – give it to the piggy”. She told me to be nice though and look at the other gift that was in the box. It was wrapped up in paper and mommy had to unwrap it. What was it? What could it be?
Squeals to the high heavens – it’s a mini-me named Elvis! Look at this cute little pig and he’s black – LIKE ME. I couldn’t believe it. He is so adorable! And mommy said his name was on his neck – Elvis. OMP! He is a perfect addition here at the Hotel Thompson. I told mommy to put him on our book shelves in the front yard. He gets to sit right next to our ninja cow – don’t ask – snorts. Isn’t he beautiful?!
Thank you so very much Denny and Reilly for hosting my Bashful, showing him the bestest of times and my gifts – I love them!
So that brings us to this weekend. Busy, busy and more busy. I think it was a race to see how much could mom/dad do in two days. Really I do believe that. They got up Saturday and went to the worky place. Mom really wants to finish up her year end totals for 2015 and she is getting there. Then she can start work on taxes – shaking piggy head. I don’t think I will see mom until this Summer – snorts with piggy laughter. After mom got done working almost a full day, they ate dinner out and went by the pharmacy. By the time they got home, we anipals got some snuggles and hugs and then it was time for bed. Where did Saturday go huh?
And then Sunday was just as rushed. Mom/dad talked to Easy’s parents in France first thing. You should have hear mommy laughing so hard with Easy’s mom. They were having a blast of a good time. Now, I want you to know during this time I was a perfect pig. I slept close to mom snuggled down next to her legs behaving myself. I can not say the same for my little brother Houdini. Houdini does not like to share and this day was no exception. Houdini kept attacking mom’s fingers and hands trying to get her attention. The only time he behaved was when daddy held him. Then Houdini would hear mom and Easy’s mom voice and want to go at mom again. It was hilarious!
After the phone call, mom went to give plasma at the clinic (#14 donation if I say – she committed to 20). Afterwards, mom/dad went for lunch. Once they were nicely full, they went grocery shopping. Snorts – what a perfect time huh? You are so full that you just want to get what you need and leave. But I’m glad to report that mom had almost $30.00 in coupons. Yay huh?
So you see, by the time they did all of this, where did the weekend go? I demand a repeat without any errands or work. What do you think? How was your weekend my friends?
Oh my friends. Have you ever had one of those weekends where you did so very much that you finally just prayed for Monday to get here STAT because of being tired? Can you relate? Mom and dad had one of those weekends. Mom was already feeling slightly under the weather with her flare up. But Sunday night, she could barely walk. But I’m getting ahead of myself. So this is what those two humans of mine did.
Saturday – They got up for breakfast early and tried a new restaurant. Yes mom took pictures that I will post soon. They looked good too. After breakfast, they had to go to Kaiser to pick up some prescriptions. Then mom finally got her nails done – which was long needed. Then they went to Petsmart. Trust me, all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson wanted to go to Petsmart. But mom/dad said we couldn’t go because they were running all errands this morning before coming home to crash… which mom did 🙂 So after Petsmart and doing what dad said was ‘buying them out’ – rolls piggy eyes, they went to Wally World – Walmart for those that know the place. Daddy then got a haircut and afterwards, he and mom looked around for some things they needed. So, you see mom/dad did a LOT of walking all over the place. Which normally wouldn’t be bad but with mom’s current flare up situation, it wasn’t good. They left the house this morning around 8AM and didn’t get back home until way after 2PM. Then they had to unload the Jeep and put everything up. That’s a lot of work. With mommy not feeling too well lately, daddy wanted to go someone special for their date night tonight. So they left the house again at 4PM to go to a restaurant that is about 35 miles away.. not just any restaurant though. They have crab legs 🙂 Yum…. not that they brought me any back tonight – snorts.
Sunday – They got up for round 2 of shopping and getting errands done. They got up and went to a local place for breakfast – Cracker Barrel. Afterwards they had to go to a home improvement store named Lowes. Mom had some stuff she needed to return and they had pick up light bulbs and air filters for the Hotel Thompson. Of course, one things leads to another and the next thing they know they have a buggy full of stuff. But some of the things they found my friends – Oh my piggy heavens. I’ll share with you on another post on that – my parents are too hilarious! After dropping off these items at the Hotel Thompson, mom and dad wanted to go to another Wally World location to see if they had something they wanted that the other store didn’t… so off they went again. Not only did they find some things they were looking for but of course they found some more stuff. Did I mention that mommy *hates* shopping? She does. She can’t stand it. So she waits and makes lists and then tries to get everything at once. Silly mom huh?
Afterwards, it was time to do the monthly shopping so off they went to Kroger. Once there, they had to pick up some other medicines they had filled at their pharmacy. Then the major shopping for the Hotel Thompson. And did I mention that mom is a HUGE coupon shopper? She tells us anipals that she has to be so she can’t keep us accustomed to the way we are living. I don’t get it – do you? Mommy keeps up with her grocery list on her iPhone – there is actually an ap for that – snorts. So when we are out of something, she adds it to the list for the next trip. She also keeps up with her coupons on her iPhone. Mom says the one thing about shopping with coupons is organization and that it takes time. So they were at the grocery store for over two hours! Daddy told mommy at one time that just because they have room in the Jeep now doesn’t mean she had to fill him to the rim in this one trip – snorts – silly daddy. But then daddy also said that thank goodness they had Casper the new Jeep because everything they got would NOT have fit into Albert the Smart car. See all of the stuff in the back of Casper. You want to take a gander of the cost? Now mom/dad grocery shop majorly every 2-3 months. They will go every other week just to get milk and bread. The total cost of this shopping spree came out to be $178.00 – she then handed the cashier all of her coupons and told him to ‘make it rain savings’. Snorts – that’s my mommy. After mom’s coupons and such, it came down to a final price of $127.00 – mom said even the cashier was shocked and amazed at that. All of this for two somewhat adults, one pooch, two purr things and of course me who daddy says eats like a small child – snorts.
Then they came home to unload everything. Now mom has a great conclusion to this. She says, you shop all over the store and put things in your buggy. Then you have to unload everything at the register to be rung up. Then you have to load everything in your car to take home. Then you get home and have to take everything into the house and THEN put everything up. What a crap play huh? But daddy knew that mommy wasn’t feeling to good so he parked her in the kitchen and he brought everything into the house for her… aaww – that was sweet. Mom put everything up and crashed on the couch afterwards.
There she was medicated trying to get some rest while waiting for my Auntie Tina and cousins Savannah and Maverick to make it home. See they are visiting for a couple of days and was due to arrive at Nanas Sunday night. Mom finally got the call and her and dad then went to pick them all up for dinner. They went to a great pizza place and talked, laughed and got caught up. Afterwards, Auntie Tina and my cousins came to the Hotel Thompson to visit all of us anipals. That was great fun! We are all older now and loved the extra attention. And a certain piggy may or may not have done some cute things for that extra attention – just sayin’ . When they were done visiting, mom took them and Houdini up to Nana’s for a short visit. She was only there for a little over 30 minutes and then came home. After doing the medicines, for the week, she crashed pretty hard. Who cards that it was only 7PM, right?
So you see, we are all kind of excited that this past weekend is done. Completed. Over. Finished. All but one little itsy bitsy thing. What you ask? Snorts – I’m glad you asked. Tonight mom/dad are taking Houdini to a new groomer. This should be fun. Their appointment is at 6PM, right after mom’s work. Houdini doesn’t know yet. I’ll keep you posted on the results my friends. And one little question, is it the weekend yet? Snorts
It’s kind of a speckled color mixed with white, pink and black. Dad says it looks like Marble counter top that you would find in the kitchen – Snorts. He does have one thing right about that – mom’s expensive tastes – HA! Rolls with piggy laughter on that.
They also have this speckled look in sapphire, white and black and red, white and black which are possibilities for next time if she figures out if she likes this or not. She said she was also looking at maybe getting white tips with this look next time – whatever that means.
So what do you think? Here’s another close up look. It kind of grows on you?
Sorry mom’s work. She’s having difficulties in coming in today. You see this is Hemi – you know one of the purr things here with me at the Hotel Thompson. During my and mom’s private time after breakfast this morning, he crawled on her leg and wouldn’t let her get up. He kept trying to claim mommy as ‘his’. Sorry brother – mommy is mine too.
He kept following her around the house like a little puppy. He was being what daddy likes to call ‘needy’. On one hoof, I don’t mind. Cause you know if he’s following mom around and hanging out on her, then he’s not chasing me and slapping my butt – snorts. But then on the other hoof, he’s taking my mommy away from my bonding time. I can’t have that now can I?
He even walked outside with mommy this morning. Come on Hemi – really?! You gotta let her go. She *needs* to go to work. Don’t you want to be kept in kibbles?
Let go of the mommy. Take your nails out of her pants leg and let go. Jeez, you would have thought mommy was taking you to the vet or something – snorts. Oh that’s my bad – that’s next week – double snorts.
Friends – I hope your day started off better than this!