Barks! You know sometimes our humans are weird and forgetful. I get that. Really I do. But my mom forgetting about sweet little moi? That’s just disgraceful. In fact, let me tell you the story and then you tell me what you think.
Mom/dad went out the other night and came home late. Mom goes straight to the kitchen to do her nightly ritual things – set the microwave for dad’s lunch the next day, fixing the medicines for the next day, setting the coffee maker for the morning, making sure all of us anipals have food and fresh water, etc.
Also at night, we anipals all get bedtime treats. You know just a little something to hold us over until the morning so our tum-tum’s don’t growl.
Well mom gave Hemi his cat chews. Mom gave Bacon his strawberry. And then mom walked to the bathroom. Hold up mom – wait a minute. You forgot me. I chased her to the bedroom and watched her as she got ready for bed. I jumped on the bed and kept licking my lips trying to tell her hello – moi – moi – you forgot moi!
Finally when she went to the bathroom to wash her face and brush her teeth, it dawns on her. We finally have a winner! How could she forget about me? Does that ever happen to you my friends?
Mom’s ready for tonight. She has her costume complete. She even went and got her a pedicure. She’s ready for the big time.
Are you going out tonight? Are you dressing up? Do tell – I need details my friend.
Us – we will probably visit Nana up the street and perhaps the neighbors. Then it’s back to the Haunted Hotel Thompson – snorts. That’s where we will pop some corn, watch some scary movies and then shake/shiver together in fright.
Whatever you do, ya’ll be careful tonight and have some fun!
I gotta share a picture from mom/dad’s trip to Australia. One morning, mom/dad and Fozziemom/Fozziedad were staying at the Oscars on the Yarra in the Yarra Valley – beautiful place! Magnificent suite with two bedrooms, a common room, kitchenette and a back deck. So breathtaking! Well mom sleeps with a fan on for white noise sound. The next morning, mom wakes up and sees the next to her on the bed. OMP – wouldn’t you have squealed with piggy fright? Yep, that’s dad all bundled up like Casper. Shaking my head snorting – those peeps of mine. Just wait until I tell you more about their trip.
And years ago, mom made a movie about all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson for Halloween. I thought I would share with you again. Have fun – don’t be too scared – snorts and oinks. Make sure you watch until the end to see who is the most afraid here at the Hotel Thompson.
An Okefenokee area ghost tradition, this one dating to the 1930s, owes its existence to the railroad. A man fishing along the tracks at Henson Creek, near Manor, fell asleep one night with the rails as his pillow. A train appeared, sounding its whistle frantically, but there was no response. Steel wheels kept on rolling, and the fisher person was high landered.
Now for a twist. The legend is that the body can be seen walking the rails at night swinging a phantom lantern in search of its head. Kevin Dial claims that his grandfather went in search of the “shade” one night. Sure enough, it approached, solid white and six feet tall, walking directly toward Gramps, who fired a futile shot before fleeing.
My dear friends – today is a very special day. Why do you ask? Well today is Friday the 13th. And guess what? It’s the only Friday the 13th we will have this year in 2016. See, I told you it was special.
So I looked far and near and found a very special story for you my friends. Are you ready? Here’s my hoof in case you need to hold it. This one might just send shivers up and down your spine and leave your night light on tonight when you go to bed.
This woman – lets just call her Judy – was in the hospital. Every morning when the nurses would check on her and ask her how she slept the night before, she would tell them she had an awful night. That a little girl kept coming into her room wanting to play. And although she was sick, Judy loved children and would stay up play with the little girl for hours. Well the nurses told Judy that there were no little children on the floor and at that time of the night no one should be visiting. Judy shook her head and was adamant that the little girl was coming every night to play.
Later that night just like clock work, the little girl showed up again in Judy’s room. Before the little girl could get all the way in the room, Judy snapped a picture with her cell phone. What do you see in this picture my friends?
Dear Bacon – I’m not sure what happened. First the human was standing in front of the refrigerator door. The next thing I knew, the human fell down like that Humpty Dumpty dude. I have to admit the human made a pretzel look pretty everyday the way they curled up and bounced. Do your humans ever do anything like this? Signed I’ll Give That a 10 out of 10
Dear I’ll Give That a 10 out of 10 – First, I wouldn’t be any kind of friend without asking is your human okay? Did they get back up after their yoga move? I’m saying yoga move because humans put themselves in all kinds of weird positions when they do that stuff. In fact, I have to admit that I’m pretty impressed with your move on top of the refrigerator. What do you call that? Upward kitty stance? Just be careful. I’ve heard that first step off of the refrigerator can be a booger bear – the floor doesn’t give.
Dear Bacon – This sucks. Trust me – leave the work stuff to the humans. Getting up at an ungodly hour is bad enough. But then the humans have to dress up in these clothes – eeww. How do they not pee on themselves wearing this stuff? Signed Help Me!
Dear Help Me! Oh I know my friend. I don’t envy mommy going to the work place ever. First you have to dress up then you have to drive there. Then apparently you put up with a lot of crap and there are no treats. What the heck do they work for? Shaking my head. Stay at home for as long as you can.
Dear Bacon – The humans are so fickle. I hear them talking about this diet stuff all of the time and how they don’t eat and how the scales are nothing but lies and they don’t understand why they are not losing weight. Breathe. I know. I know everything. You see, I sit here on my perch in the dark at night. I know why they are not losing any weight. They are coming into the kitchen at night and eating out of the fridge and cabinets. Doh – that’s why they are not losing weight. Do your humans do this? Signed The Watcher
Dear The Watcher – In a word – YES. My humans do this too. Then they yell at the scales at the end of the week. Hilarious is what I call it. My mom calls the scales a perpetual liar every week. Of course, sometimes she doesn’t know that I have my hoof on the back of it – snorts.
Dear Bacon – You give a child an inch and they take a mile. I told little Rusty he could play in front of the tree. What does the little tyke do? He climbs the tree. Why do I care? Because then he started squealing like someone was taking away his honey. He was stuck and couldn’t get down. What are we going to do with the children these days? Signed Mommy Bear
Dear Mommy Bear – You know I feel you but you have to admit that the little guy is cute stuck on the side of the tree there. Good thing he has those nice long nails to hang into the bark. Give him a break this time okay. He’s learning life and he’s still a kid. Let him be a kid for as long as he can. Kudos to you being a great mom!
Remember friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue sending me your letters and pictures to my email address. ♥
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
Bacon here from Summer Camp. This will be my final letter from camp. WOW – it’s been a long week in a lot of different ways and on the other hoof a very short week. I really didn’t want to come but I have to admit that it’s been kind of fun. I’ve met a lot of great friends – Scott and Piper. You are probably wondering who the heck is Piper. Piggy blushes… she was the strawberry that I had dinner with the other night. She’s sweet and cute and all girly and from the south. She gave me her phone number and address so we can stay in touch ❤ . Oh, and so did Scott.
Last night was talent night here at camp. All of us had to come up with some kind of talent for the show. Heck, I had to think hard. I mean what talent do I have besides pounding a keyboard.. which I’m pretty good with cause the last time I checked I was up at 25hpm (hooves per minute). So I thought about biting into an apple and laying on the floor but I’m not sure how many of the gang would get that one. Then it hit me. I would dance and sing a song of my people so I did.
“I’m a little teapot short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my … handle. Damn I’m a sugar bowl.”
It got a great snort and got me off of the stage quickly.
So today mom/dad are coming to pick me up. I can’t wait. I’m so ready to jump in the back of the Smart car and get home to my kingdom… my castle… my own bed… my air conditioning. aaww – I miss that life. I hope you’ve been entertained this week and that my little brother Houdini has done a good job on my blog. I instructed him before I left to take care of everyone.
Welcome my friends to another Bacon’s Tales of Terror on the 13th. You do know that I search everywhere for just the right story to bring to you. Something scary. Something a little strange and macabre. Something that makes the little hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. You know – just for oinks and snorts. 🙂
Well this month is no different. I came across something that totally freaked out this little oinker. Then I showed it to mom and she went oohh weird. Then, I knew it was the perfect story to bring to you – my friends in blogville that like a little bit of the bizarre. So I hope you enjoy this little tidbit as well we did. Remember the next time you get up in the middle of the night and hear things that go bump in the night, some times you can’t see things they may be looking at you. Shivers and good day.
Snorts and squeals! I saw this picture this past weekend. It got me to thinking. What the heck would this piggy do if I saw this? Okay – the obvious – tinkle all over myself and make it rain like it’s never rained before down my leg. Gulps and squeals.
I showed it to daddy and asked him what would he do. His reply? Of course the same thing. He would wee-wee-wee all over the floor. Then he would close the door to the bathroom and board it up. The bathroom would then be dead to him. Snorts – way to go pops.
Mom on the other hand – oh dear piggy heavens. She is forever going to the potty in the middle of the night without turning on the lights. After seeing this picture, not anymore – go figure huh?
So here’s my questions to YOU my friends. What would you DO?!