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Paw Time with Houdini

Happy Friday my friends!!  Hope you have had a wonderful week.  We are all trying to get back to ‘normal’ or whatever that is around here at the Hotel Thompson.  I know mom has had a tough week so this morning I showed her some one-on-one time with me.  I know that *always* brings a smile to her face.  And better yet, I played with one of my new toys that I go this week.

Let me introduce you to Binky.  And shaking head up and down, it’s exactly what that is – a doggy pacifier.  Can you belief that?  Of course, this one squeaks to the high heavens and can wake the neighbors it’s so loud – barks!  I think that’s why I like it so much – it’s loud.  Mom has re-thought buying it several times – well that’s what she has told daddy because of the noise.  One night, I played with it making noises for 45 minutes straight.  It was a grand old time.  All the way through watching Jeopardy, I thought mom/dad would say something but they never did.  What parents huh?  Cause I tried really hard that night to get on their last nerves but it never worked.  I think I may be losing.  Perhaps I need some tips from my doggy friends – any suggestions?

    

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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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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks!  Hello my friends to another weeks edition of Paw Time with Houdini.  This week I have lots to share with you.  This week I got to go to work with mommy!  Let me tell you – that is some fun stuff.  All week long she kept telling me that one day this week she would bring me.  Every day, I kept waiting at the front door.  Finally the day came.  She got my “work” shirt out and changed my clothes.  Then, it was off to the worky place!

But first, we went through a local drive thru for some breakfast.  When they saw me in my “work” shirt, they asked if I could have some nuggets for breakfast.  Mom said yes and they gave me my big boy breakfast too just like mom’s.  It was so cool.  I gave them a high five and then we went to worky place.  Of course, I came in and made it be known that I was on patrol now – no more games today – barks!  I ate my breakfast and made some rounds with mom.  Peeps kept talking about how skilled I was.  I would walk around with mom and when she stopped to chat, I would stop at her feet and sit.  They said I was ‘trained’.  I say I gotta act right because I like coming to the worky place, right?  Every once in a while, mom would make sure we did our rounds, took potty breaks and checked in with everyone.  You know – just to make sure everyone was behaving – barks.

And then when I wasn’t on patrol, I crawled up on mom’s desk to help her out.  You know with counting and typing and keeping her organized.  It’s a hard job but someone has to do it, right?  She got a lot done this day because she had my toes to help with her counting.

I also helped her make her phone calls, type correspondence and gave it all my paw of approval.  After a while, more of her co-workers came in and checked me out.  They were all taking a break later and went into the huge garage area to play some b-ball… you know basketball.  I asked mom if I could go too and she let me.

   It was a great time!  I got to run with the big boys and practice my dribbling.  I even shot a ball off the rim… of course with some assistance from one of my teammates.  Who says little dogs can’t jump.  Look for me soon in the NBA my friends!

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

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks!  Another week down and YAY! for the upcoming weekend my friends.  I hope all of you had an outstanding week.  Mom is finally back up to feeling better – we are so glad here at the Hotel Thompson.  Don’t you just hate it when the mommy is feeling bad?  Bacon finally got her persuaded to send off some gift packages this week too.  Hopefully they will be arriving in the next couple of weeks.  We had a great Going Away Party for Bashful and Chip before he sailed off to places unknown for their next adventure.  Where or where will they land?

Last week I told you about mommy taking me to a new groomer.  I went last Saturday and it’s great to report that I loved it!  Usually I have a little bit of mommy anxiety when she leaves me or I can’t see her.  But the day of my new groom visit, she dropped me off and not one little whimper or bark out of me.  Not one.  See, I was a big dog.

This picture of me to the left wearing my green shirt was my “before” picture.  Can you believe that I had just been groomed by my old groomer like three weeks before?  You can’t even tell!  I like to have the shorter hair because that way my shirts and other clothes fit better.

So mom, dropped me off at my new groomer shop called Poodles by Bob (who by the way does all kinds of dogs – not just poodles) and picked me up after running some errands.  Below you will see my “after” pictures.  I think they did a fantastic job, don’t you?  I especially like how they layered my legs so that my fur doesn’t get all tangled with my clothes.

 

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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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Paw Time with Houdini

  Oh my friends – what a week!  We’ve all been trying to get mommy feeling better here at the Hotel Thompson.  I think she is *finally* getting there.  This weekend, there are no plans for any marathon errand runs…. well maybe there is one errand to be completed.  Mom has been on mission to find me a new groomer.  Someone that can do me more often than every other month and doesn’t cost a kidney.  It’s been hard work!  I’ve seen her searching and looking.  In fact, her and dad even brought me somewhere this week and walked right back out of the place.  Mom picked up bad vibes and of course she goes with them.  Has your human ever done that?

Well, she found me a place.  She called the business and immediately hit it off with the owner – they talked for over 15 minutes about me.  I have an appointment to see them tomorrow for the ‘works’.  Happy Spa Day to me huh?   Of course, the first trip costs the most but after that every month will be half to stay on the maintenance plan.  Mom likes that.  And of course, I kind of do too for the Spa treatment 🙂  I’ll keep you posted on the progress of my new place.

Also this week, I want to let you know that mom has been cooking more here at the Hotel Thompson.  She finally realized that the big hot box on the floor is not a paperweight but a real cooking appliance called the oven… okay those were daddy’s words – barks.  One day this week, she made home made Chinese noodles with veggies and meat.  And I’ll tell you my friends, it was super good.  How do I know?  Because mom fed me with chopsticks.  You don’t believe me?  Look at the pictures below.  Mom would click them together and I would immediately open my mouth.  Spoiled much?  Barks!  Of course now.

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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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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks my friends.  I do hope that your week has gone by quickly and without any bumps in the road.  I have so been taking it easy this week.  Last week wore me out filling in for my bigger brother Bacon.  Not that I’m complaining because I’m not.  I never knew how much that oinker worked on his blog – WOW!  It kept me hopping like you wouldn’t believe.  It’s been so awesome to have him back at the Hotel Thompson.

You are probably asking what I did this week with all of this new found freedom I have since I don’t have the blog.  Let me just show you.

 

I just couldn’t get enough rest – barks!  I can’t tell you how many times mom found me like this – as she said, “Passed out cold” on the sofa.  I just couldn’t help it.  I think I might need a vacation now.  What do you think?  Yawns.

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

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks my friends.  Finally, this week is over.  It has been so LONG!  Really it has.  It’s been quiet here at the Hotel Thompson without my bigger brother Bacon who is away in Summer Camp.  It’s just been me and the two purr things  That’s a hard life.  Really it is.  Hemi (who thinks he is in charge here) can be a big bully sometimes.  He’s been chasing me around and Bacon is not here to protect me.  That stinks.

Everyday I wait at the front door overlooking our kingdom just waiting for Saturday to roll around.  Don’t get me wrong, life has still continued here.  And boy has it.  I’ll tell you a little secret that I’ve learned this week.  Come here closer to the computer screen.  Mom has made a HUGE change in something here.  I mean H.U.G.E.  You will NOT believe what she has done.  I mean heck me and dad couldn’t believe it.  We were shocked.  And let me tell you who is going to be more shocked – Bacon.

Mom and dad are letting me go with them tomorrow to pick him up from Summer Camp.  Can’t wait until he sees what they have done.

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

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my friends – barks!  This week has been a little hectic here at the Hotel Thompson.  We’ve been trying to get mommy back up and going on her feet.  She is walking somewhat faster than a turtle now and her catch in her giddy up seems to be subsiding some.  She still has mean old Mr Arthur nipping at her right hip but hopefully soon she can slap him off.  Mom has also been getting Bacon ready for his camp – he leaves tomorrow for seven entire days.  Mommy is standing her ground but between you and me, I saw her crying a bit the other day.  I think she is going to miss that pig more than she is letting on.  And to tell you the truth, I think us anipals will too.

This week we also went and spent some time with Nana at her house for a visit.  All mommy had to do was tell me, “Let’s go see Nana, Tinkerbelle and Dingo.”  I was at the front door before mom/dad – barks!  Daddy was trying to catch some sleep while we were visiting.  Personally, I think he got comfortable and cool and was out like a light.  But don’t worry, Tinkerbelle checked on him to make sure he was still breathing – BOL.  And Dingo crawled up beside him for some quick zzz’s too.  I’m glad to report that Dingo is growing and getting bigger.  He still seems all legs to me – but I guess that’s because I’m so small.

While Dingo and Tinkerbelle were checking out daddy, I was getting my Nana time.  Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!

  

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Welcome my friends to another great week of Paw Time with Houdini.  This week has been awesome – isn’t every week?  Of course, it’s been busy too.  Last weekend, we had a family meeting and Bacon was advised that he is going to summer camp.  Now I thought it would be cool but Bacon is so against it.  That oinker really doesn’t like nature does he?  He has tried every excuse and had one-on-one meetings with mom and dad trying to wiggle himself out of the situation.  But it’s not going to work.  Mom is insisting on him going to Summer Camp – seven entire days in nature.

This week also ended Shark Week.  And you knew it was coming, didn’t you.  Mom was going to dress me up like Shark Bait.  I knew it.  So finally, she got my costume out and put it on me.  Rolls doggy eyes.  I let her get one somewhat potential photograph.  I just wasn’t feeling it.  That outfit was H.O.T.  Did I mention we are in the south here and it is H.O.T.?  It is.  So she got a quicky picture.

There is a hat that actually comes up over my head and it has little slits for my ears to poke through.  She had me all fixed up for like five seconds when she put me down in the ‘waters’ of the hardwood floor – Barks!

But anyway, she got a little picture to submit to Discover for Shark Week.  Don’t I look mean and ready to eat you up?!  Okay maybe not.

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I also had Doggy Daycare this week and got to go up to Nana’s house.  Bacon tried really hard and persuaded me to talk to Nana about his situation.   He doesn’t believe me but even Nana said that it would be good for him to be away from mom/dad and be with others for Summer Camp.  They are really pushing this.  I’ll be honest with you.  I kind of feel sorry for the guy a bit.

But back to doggy daycare.  This was the day that I go to Nana’s.  Me and the other pooches at Nana’s get the works.  Danielle the groomers comes out to the house and gives us all special time in her R.V.  We get baths, massages, blow drys, cuts, nails – the entire works!  Then I get to hang out with Nana, Tinkerbelle and Dingo until mom picks me up when she gets off of the worky place.  Also me being at doggy daycare, this gives daddy his day to get the big stuff done at the Hotel Thompson.  You know, washing the bed sheets, changing the beds, getting dinner ready, mopping.  Things he supposedly can’t do with me under his feet.  I don’t know what he means by that.  I’m just there helping.. right?

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

 

 

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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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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my sweet friends – BARKS!  Welcome back to another great end of the week with me on Paw Time with Houdini.  This week, I wanted to share some insight with you on me and my dad.  We have a great relationship.  Perhaps it’s because I have him wrapped around my cute little paws?  I’ll let you be the judge of that okay.  These pictures were taken by Bacon this week when me and dad were playing one night.  Can you tell that we love each other from this first picture?  And the other pictures – me playing paddy cakes with dad and then me going all ninja with him playing – barks!  What great times we have.  Hope you enjoy the pictures – off now to find my next victim to win with my cuteness.

 

  

 

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