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What’s it Like to Have a Pig

Last week, I did a blog posting on Facts about Moi. If you missed it, please go and take a look.  These were some of the things that people have asked mom/dad over the years.  Today, I wanted mom to write a blog posting about some facts about me.  I hope you find it interesting – take it away mom.

Thanks Bacon my cute little oinker 🙂

Having a pig is awesome.  But there are some cons and pros about having any kind of animal under your care.  We like to say that Bacon owns us and not we own a pig.  Trust me, that’s how it works here at the Hotel Thompson and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Pros: Pigs have a great sense of time.  In all the years Bacon has lived here, I do not need to set my alarm clock.  Bacon knows exactly what time to get me up in the mornings for breakfast.  His timing is so good, that he even lets us sleep in a little on the weekend.  He is the best sous chef I have ever had.  When I cook dinner at night, he often comes into the kitchen and sits on the floor waiting to help.  Help with what you ask?  Well, peeling potatoes for one.  He absolutely LOVES to eat the part I peel. Salad making is another one – the boy loves his lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.  And cabbage – oh my!  Every since I was kid, I love to chew on the core of the cabbage.  Now Bacon loves it too.  Bacon gives so much love – he’s warm – he’s sweet and we both love to snuggle on the sofa together at the end of a very hard day and watch some television.  That’s another thing – he loves his shows on television.  He knows key words like sit, bedtime, snuggle, kitchen, dinner, breakfast, go to your room.  He’s very smart and it shows.  AND he is very protective of me.  If he doesn’t know you, he will get in between you and me and stand guard.  If you get closer to me, he will even snort at you.  I call him my protect pig.

Cons: He is pig-headed.  Now you know where that phrase comes from.  When he wants something, he wants it yesterday.  He can put those breaks on and he will not move.  If he wants something, he will put his head down and torpedo his way to what he wants.  He is very strong and has knocked me down a couple of times.  Of course, he tries to make up for afterwards.  He *hates* to be ignored.  That is the worse thing that you can do to my sweet guy.  You can not board a pig here in our area.  So you have to arrange for a sitter in advance.  And then you worry are they taking care of him like I would.  He loves his schedule too and we feed him three times a day.  My husband tells me that I cook for him more than him – LOL.  He eats piggy chow but he also eats plenty of salads, omelets and from time to time piggy pancakes.

 
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Bouquet of THREE Awards

 I am speechless.  If you have known me for any length of time, you know that is almost impossible.  I opened up my comments this morning and was granted the most sincere message.  I was posted with the Bouquet of Three Awards.  After getting my wits together and getting over being speechless, I squealed so loud that I think the rafters in the Hotel Thompson shook.  I took off running to find daddy so I could tell him.  We were ALL so excited.

Wandering Jouster (WJ as we like to call her) at http://wanderingjouster.com nominated me for the Bouquet of Three Awards.  THREE awards at one time – this may go to my little piggy head – snorts.  Thank you so much WJ for making my morning and starting my weekend off on the right hoove.  This is a wonderful gift on a Friday!!  She nominated this little piggy and wrote about me, “A little bit spoiled pig, loves enjoys talking about his/her misadventures. “

Snorts – yep I guess I would resemble that remark – snorts.  I do love talking about my misadventures and sharing them.  But spoiled – who’s spoiled – looks around innocently – snorts giggles.

Let’s go over the rules of the award:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website/blog. Check – see above
  2. Announce your win with a post.  Make sure to post a link back to me as a thank you for the nomination.  Check – see above
  3. Present up to 15 awards to deserving bloggers. Check – see below
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.  Check 🙂
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.  Check – see below

Simple enough, right?  This is so much fun!  Let’s nominate some friends.  I wish I could nominate ALL of my friends here.  I really hate having to choose only 15 friends.  That’s hard on a little pig!  I never want to leave anyone out ever!  I consider all of you very close to me and I love you all.  If your name is not listed – don’t be upset – consider yourself awarded as well 🙂

 

  • My friends at http://breathelighter.wordpress.com/ – you have to go check out Darwin.  I fell in love with him.
  • My friends at http://sweetdaysundertheoaks.com/ – go check out the beautiful photography on this page.  The last one is of the rain.  You can almost feel the rain touching you and the coolness outside.
  • My friends at http://swineandvines.wordpress.com/ – one word – Hitchens.  Hitchens is a micro-mini pig.  He reminds me of someone – snorts.
  • My friends at http://thedancingrider.wordpress.com/ – Talk about a post that has the love of two very close things – ballet and horses.  A very special friend here ((Hogs and Snout Kisses!)
  • My friends at http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/ – Miss Harper Lee – if only I was a barky thing!  She’s spunky.  She’s gorgeous.  She’s a Golden Retriever God!  Check her out and you will be hooked too!
  • My friends at http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com/ – Misaki is a beautiful Alaskan Malamute.  Do you know how you meet someone and you feel like you’ve know them all of your life?  This is how I feel about Misaki and her humans.
  • My friends at http://freerangecow.com/ – Chloe is a traveling ‘cow’ who goes everywhere – rock concerts included.  She reminds me of my little Bashful, the rolling stone.
  • My friends at http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/ – Easy!!  Easy is my buddy – I guess you could say we are brothers from a different mother – snorts.  Our humans think along the same lines and well that spells T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
  • My friends at http://dinz1234.wordpress.com/ – Fozzie from down under.  He’s the bestest.  We’ve met just recently and it’s been non-stop every since.
  • My friends at http://gentlestitches.com/ – Sharon is the most creative person I think I know.  Some of the things that she can make with her own two hands are unbelievable!!  You *have* to check out her creativity and some of the ‘friends’ she has 🙂
  • My friends at http://wileyschmidt.com/ – Wiley!!  Wiley is a terrier mix.  He is so loving, so caring and his heart is so huge!!

Seven interesting tidbits about myself – the amazing pig – snorts20130724-231011.jpg

1.  I don’t like the feel of grass on my hooves.  It’s a texture thing – shivers.

2.  I have a king size Egyptian cotton sheet that is like my security blanket.

3.  Mom’s fixes me the best spinach omelets 🙂 Yep, she cooks for me.

4.  Mom has a painted picture of my snout in her office at the worky place.

5.  Daddy gives me animal crackers throughout the day while mom is working

6.  I have my own television in my own bedroom and I know how to work the remote.

7.  I have *my* own pet.  His name is Bashful and he is my pet rock.  He travels on field trips.

 
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Posted by on 08/09/2013 in Bacon

 

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Response from the Hotel Thompson

Dear Bacon,

We are in receipt of your letter from yesterday.  We apologize for the way you think the service has fallen on the weekends at the Hotel Thompson.  We appreciate you taking the time to contact us to let us know of our fallen ways.  We have taken great thought to some of your remarks and we have a few of our own, as we should since every story has two sides.

First of all, Sunday cleaning day.  Everyone at the Hotel Thompson pulls their weight around here at this establishment.  Just be glad that you don’t get the bathroom detail – that goes to Princess Mouse Girl and she doesn’t complain.  And Hemi with his huge paws, he gets dusting detail – he doesn’t complain.  You in fact my dear, are a little pig headed.  You like to fight clean day.  Let’s talk about bath nights at the Hotel Thompson.  You neglected to tell everyone how bull headed you are in taking your bath.  You don’t mind stripping down to naked world and running through the house but you try to avoid the tub like there’s no tomorrow.  We’re not asking for a bath every week, but once a month on bath night perhaps you can be so kind to actually help and not cause a fuss.  Sometimes it sounds like we are killing you here and what would the neighbors think then?  I’ll tell you what they will think.  That you are a wussy.  Yep, we said it little man.  Bath up okay.

Second of all, do you know how much you enjoy mommy/piggy time?  Well, daddy likes to enjoy mommy/daddy time too.  It’s only fair since mommy gets shared with all of you – you, Hemi and Mouse Girl.  Daddy deserves some time as well.  Especially since he keeps you in the life that you are accustomed.  If mom and dad want to go out and have a ‘date night’, then they should.  And before you go eeeww, just remember one day you will be dating too.  You have to do everything to keep it fresh and romantic.

Third of all, Bacon sweet Bacon – you have more mood swings sometimes than a pharmacist has pills.  Not that *we* are complaining.  We take the good – we take the bad – it’s the facts of life.  Regardless of your behavior, we still love you and cater to your every little need.  You seem to be the apple of your mom’s eyes.

Fourth of all, you may have less snacks on the weekends, but tell the truth about your meals.  You actually get cooked to order pancakes, omelets, fresh fruit and actual tacos or pizza on the weekends.  WOW – figure that.  Less snacks but more home cooked meals.  And you always get a treat on your pillow during turn down service.  You’ve never go to bed hungry.

Therefore let’s discuss your accomodations here at the Hotel Thompson shall we. 

  • You have free roam of the facility.  You have air conditioning and heat in a temperature controlled environment. 
  • You are guaranteed 3 meals and usually 2 snacks during the week.  Sometimes on the weekends, it might be 3 meals and possibly 1 snack. 
  • You have your very own bedroom…. all to yourself.  Not even the purr things here go into your room unless you invite them in.
  • You have your own television, DVD and Netflix account in your very own bedroom.
  • You get mommy/piggy time on the sofa in the front room watching television.
  • You get piggy massages and rub downs.
  • You have your very own piggy toys.
  • You have your very own pet – Bashful.  He should keep you company now on the weekends when mom and dad have date night.
  • AND, you have your very own computer with internet access.

Needless to say Bacon, we think here at the Hotel Thompson you need to re-evaluate your issues with us.  It seems to the management, that you have it made my friend.  I don’t believe other piggies that live in nature have it made like you do.  But, if you have anymore complaints, please feel free to write.

Sincerely,

Management – Hotel Thompson

 
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Posted by on 03/26/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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