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Guess What?


Dear friends – guess what?!  My pet rock Bashful is off again to new adventures of the unknown.  Can you believe that?

He was only back home for less than a week!  Now, he’s off somewhere new – somewhere we only know – snorts with piggy laughter.

Where or where will that little rock land?


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On the Road with Bashful!

BASHFUL – the rolling stone…






I hope that everyone has been enjoying my postings on my field trip to Wally World.  I have a few more experiences to share with you on my field trip.  This Wally World (or Walmart to some) is a neat and huge place with lots of places for a rolling stone like me to hide and play. 

I admit that I did get in trouble a couple of times and mom/dad had to put me back in the buggy for a little time out.  You know the rules at the Hotel Thompson – “You do the crime, you pay the time”.  I just couldn’t help it though – I was so excited.  It was all that I could do to stay inside of the buggy and not jump around. 

Mom/dad told me that Wally World had a ‘toy’ section.  I didn’t know what that was at first.  But afterwards, oh clickety clack snap – that is Fun Town USA inside of Wally World.  I thought I would share today on my field trip in the Fun Town USA – the toy department at Wally World 🙂

20130507-221048.jpg First off, I got to meet some girls.  And let me add, these are just not ‘any’ girls.  These are Disney girls – hubba hubba – Ariel, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana.  They all welcomed this little rock in their little gang hanging out on the top shelf so everyone could see them.  Look closely – you can see me at Snow’s feet.  Don’t let their innocent looks fool you.  They were flirting with me left and right wanting me to take them home.  Mom said no that I was too young to date.  Darn, maybe later girls.


That led us down the next aisle where I got to meet what they called a Cabbage Patch baby.  See, on top of the box there – that little Cabbage Patch baby threw me on top of her box.  She thought I could talk mommy into bringing her home as well.  It didn’t work.  She didn’t know that mommy is *not* a Cabbage Patch kind of girl.  In fact, mommy told me a story that made laugh so hard that I was passing pebbles.  Come close and I’ll tell you.  Closer – I don’t want her hearing me. 

She said that when she was little she was a ‘tomboy’.  I wasn’t sure what that was – I thought it was just a boy named Tom – but mom set me straight.  She said it was a term used for girls who liked to do boy stuff, like ride bikes, climb trees, play Cowboy and Indians and such.  Well, mommy didn’t like dolls at that stage in her life – she wanted to run with the boys. 

Cabbage Patch dolls came out in the 1980’s and were a HUGE hit.  Mom was turning 11 that year and her mother – of all things possible in the world – got mom a red haired Cabbage Patch doll – eeww puke is what mom said – LOL.   It looked very similar to this picture of a Cabbage Patch Doll.  When I say she hated that doll, it would be an understatement.  Mom threw gently placed it in her room. 

Weeks passed and her mother was kind of upset that she was not playing with said expensive Cabbage Patch doll.  I mean afterall, it was a toy.  Mom’s mother nagged and nagged and nagged – asked her when she was going to play with the beautiful doll.  Until one day, mom thought sure let’s play with the Cabbage Patch doll with a wicked look on her face.  Uh – oh, this can’t turn out good, right?

So mom took the evil little Cabbage Patch doll out in the back yard to play.  She was out for a very long time in the back yard before she came back inside of the house.  Her mother was cooking dinner and looked out the back window and saw smoke.  She didn’t know what it was and asked mom about it.  Mom told her it wasn’t important.  Hey, there’s smoke out there – it has to be important, right?  So mom’s mother took her outside to investigate the smoke.

That’s when they found it.  I say it because you see mom never named that Cabbage Patch doll.  And, don’t think that mom was a pyromaniac or anything – she wasn’t.  You see the story was that mom was playing Cowboys and Indians.  She was a Cowboy and you guessed it – that Cabbage Patch doll was an Indian.   The “Indian”… AKA Cabbage Patch doll… got tied up to a tree because it wouldn’t say uncle – rolls rocks eyes.  Since it wouldn’t give in, mom set it on fire.  End of Cabbage Patch doll – laughing.

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s posting on my field trip and story about mom from childhood.  I’ll be back soon with some more On the Road with Bashful… the rolling stone soon!

Toodles – Bashful


Posted by on 05/13/2013 in Bashful Field Trip


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On the Road with Bashful!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH BASHFUL… the rolling stone





Greetings my friends!!  My name is Bashful and most of you know me as Bacon’s pet rock.  I’ve really grown attached to living at the Hotel Thompson and I like to think I’ve come into my own here.  I’ve been working with Bacon and mom/dad in what I can bring to the table.  I wanted to do something because everyone kind of participates here in Bacon’s blog – even the purr things.  Well, we all put our heads together and come up with “Out and About with Bashful… the rolling stone”.   I’m going to get to go on field trips all over the place and then report back with pictures on what I did.  This is my first in a long series.  I hope you enjoy and please leave comments – I love to hear from you!


This past weekend, mom/dad took me for a small field trip to Wally World.  You probably know it better as Walmart.  But don’t let me get too ahead of myself.  I got to ride in the Smart car.  That was so much fun!  Here I am playing on the front windshield.  You can see me in the  middle near the wipers.  I thought it was a hoot hanging out here until mom/dad got ready.  I like this car – it’s small like me! 

Dad eventually told me I had to get down.  He was afraid that mom was going to turn on the wipers and send me flying across the yard.  That would have been fun… well except for the landing.  The landing would have sucked.  Oops, I gotta put a pebble in the swear jar.




So finally, I got into the little Smart car.  Did you know there is a great spot for me to sit right there on the dash?  It was the coolest thing.  It was like it was made for little me.  I was thrilled… that is until mom took the corner and I went flying on the floorboard near dad’s feet.  I shook myself off and realized that it was kind of fun to go “WHEE WHEE” at a high speed.  Mom said I couldn’t do that again.  I could lose an eye doing something like that.  So, I got buckled in for the rest of the trip.




Before you knew it, we were at Wally World!!  I’ve heard about this place but had never been.  Mom/dad put me in the buggy for the ride – I didn’t know there would be rides at the store!  I was so excited. 

My very first field trip.  Half of the fun was in getting there.  You’ll have to stay tuned in what got me in trouble at Wally World.  I was bad – but I was a good bad – hee hee.

Hope you enjoyed my little teaser. 

Toodles – Bashful


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