This morning after my breakfast of piggy chow and Cheerios I was reading the newspaper… You know catching up on the current events. While reading the paper, I had a cup of coffee that looked kind of like this. That started me thinking. Wouldn’t you love to go to your neighborhood coffee shop and order a cup of joe like this? Wouldn’t it make you smile? You would think of me, wouldn’t you? It takes a very talented barista to pull this off and make coffee look this good. Maybe Starbucks needs to add it to their menu. Mom would definitely order it.
Having this cup of coffee made me think of the different changes in the world. What if… Let me stop laughing… What if the roles were reversed and mommy stayed at home and I went to her worky place? I think being a pig I could fit right into the mix. It might work. Let’s really think about it shall we.
Mommys computer has dual monitors. I’m not sure what that actually means but it sounds exciting. Mom says she types a lot all day long and plays with numbers. Now I can’t type the 100 plus words a minute that she does cause you know she has 10 fingers and I only have 2 hooves but I can try. And playing with numbers, well I’m not so good at that but it should be interesting in payroll and monthly STATs that she does. Ok well maybe going to work wouldn’t be a good idea.
Then I started thinking about the animal store called Petco. Have you been there? They have a cat and dog buffet bar that the humans can fix for them. Petco, I have a complaint with that. Why can’t you make a piggy buffet bar? Just saying.
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Journalist Rocky the Squirrel –
Keeping his hands on the nuts of the world.
Here for another important message for the day. Today, January 24th, is commemorated as National Compliment Day every year. It is a very special day and celebrated in most parts of the world apart from the USA. This day represents a positive theme – a positive tone in a positive atmosphere – everywhere you are whether it be at home, the grocery market, work or that place the humans feel to punish themselves by what they call “working out”.
Compliments – compliments – compliments – that is what we most do today. Have you ever noticed how someone just brightens up at a compliment, even a complete stranger? Do you notice how much harder you work when you get a compliment? So today, we shall compliment our little hearts out.
So here are some suggestions that can help you today on your National Compliment Day.
- Give your co-worker an honest to goodness compliment on something at work. It doesn’t matter how small or big, express your thoughts in a generous compliment. Hey go for the gold here and even try to compliment that boss. Let them wonder what you’re up to..ha!
- Compliment that person who is losing weight.
- Compliment that human that is consistently working out in their hamster ball.
- Compliment that human that really has touched you in some point of your life in a good way.
- Compliment your spouse. Sometimes you humans don’t express your feelings enough to each other. Maybe if you compliment them, they’ll give you more nuts for the winter.
- By all means, compliment your pets. They’re always there for you no matter what, even when you come home upset. They just want to love on you.
- Compliment the guy that cuts you off in traffic this morning. Maybe he won’t hear you but you can smile and wave. Maybe instead of uttering fowl language under your breath, think to yourself, “Isn’t he a nice guy for getting in front of me blocking me from any danger.”
- Compliment your mother and father – if it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t be here. Heck, have your spouse compliment them too. If it wasn’t for them, your spouse wouldn’t have you.
- Compliment your pups… I mean children. I’m sure they do something else besides being destructive.
- Compliment your teacher. Compliment your bus driver or your chauffer.
- While you’re at it – compliment nature and all of its little creatures, like me 🙂 Hey, you can even throw us some extra feed outside, we won’t say no.
You get the drift. You give out compliments and you give a positive sense of well being. You make someone feel great with just a few words. We all know that words can be so destructive. Let’s turn it around today.
I, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, challenge you. I challenge you to give out a minimum of FIVE compliments today. I bet you can do more but FIVE is a good start. Are you going to take the challenge?
This is Journalist Rocky the Squirrel signing off. Have a fantastic day you beautiful humans!
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Barks! Now that I have your attention my friends, I must share something fabulous with you. Something that is so exciting – something that I have been keeping a secret for two entire weeks. And you know for a terrier to keep something a secret – that just blows your little doggy mind! Okay – Okay – let me *try* to calm down for a minute and give you some back up information. Some of you may remember reading about DOGtv on my weekly Paw Time with Houdini series. If you missed it, you can check out my postings here and here.
I absolutely ❤ DOGtv. I wrote them an email straight from my puppy heart. And they extended all of my friends here two months of on-line subscription free when they sign up for one month at DOGtv using the code PIGLOVE at checkout. It’s really a cool channel just made for us pooches. I watch it every night before I go to bed. It’s kind of like my nightly routine here at the Hotel Thompson.
Well friends, I want you to check out something that came out today on-line with the newspaper USA Today. You will absolutely not believe who made it in the paper – coughs, barks, grunts and then smiles with happiness. I’ve even copied the article below for your convenience. Guess who is doing the happy dance at the Hotel Thompson?
I want to take this point to give a shout out to USA Today and Jueun Choi – barks you’re the best!
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Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hello sweet friends. How did you do last week? Ups or downs? Remember life is a process. Things don’t happen overnight and changes take time.
I have great news to share. Six months ago, I had bloodwork done where my A1C came back at the time as 8.3 – not extremely high but too high in my world. Well that is where Journey with Friends started. Little changes at first – cutting back on food, making better choices, walking more. Nothing happened overnight and there were stumbling blocks, ups and downs but still I continued. Well last week I went for my six month check up and had bloodwork done again. Are you ready for this? My A1C came back 5.9! Yay me!! This makes it all worth it in the long run. I’m so thankful for this change.
So I leave you this week my friends with a question. What are you thankful for this week? ❤️
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Yep, me and mom have been at it again. I thought I was dying. Really I did. I heard about this mysterious disease on the television on the afternoon news. I can’t get sick. Who would take care of mommy then? So, I did what I do best. I sent her a text. My texts are in grey and mom’s are in blue. You’ll see. I thought this was the end.
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Journalist Rock the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Today, September 7th is Labor Day. Labor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September and is a United States federal holiday. Labor Day celebrates the social and economic contributions of workers. This day is often associated with parades, food and the end of summer. Labor Day also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. I’ve heard that Bacon and his dad live for this time of year here at the Hotel Thompson – YAY!
So this day, enjoy your cookout. Enjoy your family. Celebrate your day and be safe my friends!
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Oh dear friends. This is just exactly what this oinker needed to hear upon returning home from camping out in the woods all week at Summer Camp. This is what nightmares are made out of – I’m just saying!
So there we all were this past Sunday, all camped out in the living room of the Hotel Thompson watching the locals news on Fox 5 based out of Atlanta, Georgia. This story comes up about – wait for it – a snake. Shivers to mergatroid. And not just any snake. They were talking about a Gaboon Viper.
See, this lady Ms. Lora Brown was riding down the street in her vehicle in Milledgeville, Georgia when she saw something in the road in front of of her. So she did what any of us would do. Upon passing it, she stuck her camera out of the car window and took a picture. Makes sense right? Ms. Lora Brown said it was because of the unique markings that got her attention. This photograph is the one that was shown on Fox 5 news of what Ms. Brown took. First up, awesome markings and I applaud you Ms. Brown for taking a picture instead of creating a speed bump.
Ms. Brown contacted the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to find out what kind of snake this was. Do you know what she was told? It is a Gaboon Viper that originates out of South Africa and are not known to exist in the wild here in Georgia. They are VERY venomous. What it is doing in Georgia no one knows. DNR can’t confirm or disprove that it is even here. They have been out in the woods looking for it and so far have seen no signs of it. Then again from the looks of this picture it seems that it would be able to blend very easily with the vegetation in the woods.
Thank goodness I saw this AFTER my Summer Camp. If I had seen it before leaving, there would be no way come heaven or hell that I would be camping out in the woods. Shivers – this is a SyFy movie in the making!
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It has been so totally busy here lately at the Hotel Thompson. We had the demolition and renovation. We had the cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning from all of that. We had new furniture and everything has been out of place – and we are *still* putting things back together. Mommy really pushed herself too much during all of this time. And THEN Bashful came home from his visit with Fozzie in Australia. That’s when all hell broke loose. Yep I said hell. HELL broke loose here at the Hotel Thompson. You don’t believe me do you? Okay I’ll tell you.
Do you remember the first time Bashful went to Australia to spend some time with Fozzie and her anipals way back in December 2013? You can read about some of that trip here. I’m talking specifically about that trip when he made a movie called Rockodile Dundee co-starring Bimby. Let’s just say that we thought some things got out of control with that
bimbo – I mean co-star Bimby.
Well upon Bashful’s return trip to Australia in December 2014, he had some problems to take care of in the deepest forms. You see, Bimby was pregnant after the making of the Rockodile Dundee movie. Shocker huh? Well she carried the baby for nine months and when Bashful returned to Australia, she said he was the rock daddy. Now you can imagine Bashful’s shock from that. BUT, can you imagine the shock of Fozzie calling me (Bashful’s daddy) and explaining (A) Bashful was now a father and (B) I was now a grandfather?! Oh dear piggy heavens – I can tell you that was one interesting phone call to say the least.
Not only was Bashful a father but Bimby was in trouble. Bimby had started hitting the bottle – hard. And she was letting herself go not taking care of the baby. So what to do huh? First things first.
Bimby went into rehab. There was long conversations about what to do and the biggest thing was to put the baby first. Of course a rock DNA was conducted just to make sure that Bashful was the father. The results came back and they verified 99.9% that Bashful was the father. Then Bashful and Bimby had a long talk about the welfare of the baby. The baby was 3 months old and Bimby decided that she didn’t want to be a mother – she was to young to settle down. And putting the best interest of the baby first, paperwork was drawn up by the attorney’s and Bashful now has custody of his son.
So everyone here at the Hotel Thompson had to get everything ready for a new baby that would be soon arriving. The nursery had to be set up, a pediarocktrician had to be lined up and of course everyone here had to be told what happened. All of the rock clan were excited to have a new baby. And I admit it. I was rather excited to be a grandfather and to see my grandchild. What would he look like? What was his name? Would he resemble us? A lot of things were going through our minds.
Then the little tyke arrived here at the Hotel Thompson. Oh my piggy heavens! It was love at first sight with all of us. The ooh’s and aaawws. WOW! So without further ado, let me introduce you to Chip. Look at him! How could we ever doubt his DNA? He is quite the chip off the old block – you think?
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