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National Yellow Pig Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –¬†Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that anyday.

Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you ūüôā

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family ūüôā

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.

 
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Posted by on 07/17/2018 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Yellow Pig Day

 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that anyday.

Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you ūüôā

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family ūüôā

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.

 
 

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One Lovely Blog Award

Squeals with piggy excitement!!  OMP РI got nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by my sweet friends over at Ladybuggz.  What a fantastic way to end the month.  Thank you my sweet friends for thinking of this little oinker and his group of misfit friends

Be sure to check out Ladybuggz when you get a chance and tell them that Bacon sent you.

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The rules are as follows:

  1. Post to accept the nomination
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  3. List 7 things about yourself.
  4. Link to the blogs you nominate.
  5. Notify the recipients of their award.
  6. Post the rules!

Here are seven things about me:

  1. I’m a miniature pot belly oinker. ¬†But I’m not just any oinker. ¬†I’m talented, write a blog, have my own bedroom with my own television and have my mom wrapped around my ¬†hooves right where I need her.
  2. For years, I wouldn’t go outside to potty because I didn’t like the feel of grass on my hooves. ¬†Nowadays, I’ve gotten used to it although I still hate going outside in the heat.
  3. My favorite snack is Animal Crackers.  I will do anything you want for a few cookies.  Darn this pot belly of mine!
  4. I have a pet rock named Bashful who travels the world and brings home friends each time he returns. ¬†They also live in my bedroom and can be quite loud at times. ¬†Don’t let them fool you. ¬†They are party animals and love to play hide and go seek.
  5. I love to watch television.  I especially like the old school cartoons.  You know the ones like the original Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons Рyou know the good toons before they went crazy.  Mom can turn my television on and I will watch for horrors.
  6. There is only food at this time that I absolutely can not stand.  What is it?  It is kumquats.  Yucky.  Pooey.  Gross.  Mom gave me one and one of my ears went south and the other went north at the same time.  I spit it out and will not eat them.  In fact, I told mom to try one.  Do you know her ears did the same thing?  Snorts with piggy laughter.
  7. Have you ever heard of cow tipping? ¬†Well mom says that she likes to pig tip me. ¬†Rolls my piggy eyes. ¬†There’s one spot on my side that mom can rub and boom – there I go. ¬†I tip over, kick my hind legs and let mom rub my belly. ¬†What can I say? ¬†I’m easy like that.

Seven Nominations:

Of course, I would like to nominate anyone that doesn’t have this award yet. ¬†If you don’t have it, please feel free to accept this award from my piggy heart. ¬†Other than that, here are my choices:

My awesome friends Kali and Shoko from Canadian Cats

My brother Easy 

My buddies Hailey and Zaphod at the Hailey/Zaphod Chronicles

The Gang at Jan’s Funny Farm

My cousin Sammy at OneSpoiledCat

My nefkitty Purrince Siddhartha Henry

The dear friends Sam and Elsa at Tailsaroundtheranch

 
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Posted by on 09/29/2016 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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National Yellow Pig Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

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Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that any day.

National Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you ūüôā

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family ūüôā

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.

 
 

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Hemi and Daddy Bonding – Snorts

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To say that us animals control and walk all over the humans here at the Hotel Thompson is kind of an understatement. ¬†Over the weekend, we all snuggled into the king size Select Comfort bed. ¬†Hemi slept ‘with’ daddy. ¬†Their setting is 100 – ha! ¬†Me, Houdini and mom kind of like it a little softer. ¬†Our setting is a 50. ¬†You gotta love the Select Comfort!

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Notice Hemi’s position on TOP of daddy. ¬†This is how he beds down. ¬†Personally I think Hemi believes that daddy is his mattress. ¬†He sleeps like this all of the time. ¬†He often will reach his paw out and touch daddy on the face. ¬†Sometimes, he will drift over for some mommy loving but we all know that Hemi is daddy’s little boy just like I’m mommy’s boy. ¬†Humans are not the only ones that pick favorites – us animals do as well. ¬†But to us, it’s a little different. ¬†We know who we can wrap around our hooves and paws – ūüôā Would we do that?

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And you didn’t think that Hemi sleeps like this? ¬†Just check out this bottom picture. The proof is in the picture. ¬†He’s actually comfortable. ¬†Touching dad’s face, his eyes closed and dreaming of chasing Journalist Rocky the Squirrel in the backyard.

But I have to ask you this Рlook at that paw?!  Do you understand what I mean now when I tell you it hurts when he slaps this little oinker on the fanny?  Piggy snorting with laughter!

 
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Posted by on 07/01/2016 in Bacon, Hemi, Houdini

 

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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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This is My Pitiful Look

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My friends – My friends. ¬†I’m working on some extra snuggles from mommy this weekend. ¬†She is not bending on this Summer Camp thing. ¬†Do I really have to go?? ¬†I’m really trying hard to beg, cry for mercy, anything. ¬†Nothing is working.

Do I look pitiful enough here in this picture giving mom snuggles? ¬†I was having a deep conversation with her when dad snapped this picture. Mom said that she is going to put this one in a frame beside her bed so she can look at me every night before she goes to sleep. ¬†Don’t worry, she said she is going to pack me one too for Camp.

Squeals – but I don’t wanna go!

 
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Posted by on 07/18/2015 in Bacon

 

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National Yellow Pig Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

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Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that any day.

National Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you ūüôā

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family ūüôā

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.

 
 

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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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You’ve Got to be Joking, Right?

Oh friends. ¬†It was worse than I thought. ¬†Oh my pigs! ¬†I may need your help and a quick plan B. ¬†You see mom/dad had the “family” meeting Saturday night. ¬†I really thought they were joking. ¬†Really I did. ¬†I even started snorting waiting for the punch line. ¬†Of course mom has to zip up with her wonderful phrases such as, “This will be good for you”; “It’s a growing experience”; “Here’s your chance to shine”.

Yeah right mom. ¬†It doesn’t matter how much you sugar coat it, it sucks. ¬†There I said it. ¬†It sucks. ¬†What sucks you ask?

Mom and dad are sending me to camp.  Outside.  In nature.  With other peeps.  No television.  No air conditioning.  In Nature Рdid I mention that?  And they expect me to participate in the entire ordeal.  What is up with that?!

Look friends. ¬†I’ve seen enough horror movies on my television. ¬†I know about Jason. ¬†I know about not turning your back to anything. ¬†I’ve seen movies where other campers have tied their friends up to floats and set them out on the lake. ¬†Or put them out in nature covered in honey. ¬†This little oinker is not amused. ¬†This can’t turn out good for me. ¬†This piggy will not start campaigning for I ‚̧ camp anytime soon. ¬†No way. ¬†There’s no way I can survive this.

What if a UFO comes down and gets me and tries to probe me?   What if they take me to their place and not bring me back?  I can foresee so many potential problems here my friends.  Can you help me out?  Can one of you kidnap me or persuade mom/dad not to send me.

 

 
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Posted by on 07/13/2015 in Bacon

 

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