Hey friends! How was your week? Mine was awesome – I got a lot of lap time from mom. You gotta love mommy lap time, right? It’s the bestest in the entire world. And I learned something so exciting and wonderful. If mom is walking or standing and if I reach out with my front paws on her leg, she picks me up and loves on me. OMD – why didn’t I learn this earlier in my puppy life? Every time I turn around now, I have to do this so mom holds me and only me. What a life!? If she holds me and puts me down, I give a little grunt of dissatisfaction and she picks me back up. WOW! Then she carries me everywhere – to the mailbox, out in the back yard, up the street to Nana’s – wherever. Did you know this maneuver my friends? If not, you need to try it and let me know what you think.
And this picture of me – let me explain 😦 You see I went to sleep and when I woke up the pillow had exploded. Yep that’s it. That’s the story I’m sticking to for sure – looks innocently and gives you a puppy kiss.
Hello sweet friends. I have to share something with you that has made mommy squeal with delight. And we all know that if mommy is happy, we are *all* happy. Am I right? Well mom is hot. Okay well dad says that all of the time – rolls piggy eyes. But I’m talking about another kind of hot – like the temperature outside. H.O.T. It doesn’t help that it’s in the middle of the Summer and outside there are temps – Hot and H.O.T.T.E.R than hell here in the south.
Mom has been doing a lot of research on bedding for her/dad’s king size bed. She came across two things that she said had to help her out at night when trying to sleep in this heat. The first was Dri-Tec sheets. Now these sheets are like those shirts that guys wear when they are working out – the ones that pull the moisture from their body. These sheets are like that. So you can sleep and not worry about feeling ‘wet’ from being overly hot. I mean heck if it works for those moisture wicking shirts, why not bedding right? I mean the air conditioning is on here but mom is going through that change – wink wink – if you know what I mean. Okay I don’t know what I mean. I just keep hearing mom say that to daddy. If you know, let me know okay.
Then mom found a special pillow that she had to have. This pillow has cool/heat touch technology. I know you are asking yourself what the heck does that mean – cool/heat tough technology. I’m glad you asked because I had to ask daddy too. Supposedly in theory, the memory foam in this pillow is such that you don’t have to keep turning your pillow over and over in the middle of the night AND the pillow actually stays cool to the touch – not cold but cool.
So mom tells daddy to fork over the credit card because desperate times call for desperate measures. Since mommy is going through the ‘change’ thing, daddy was smart and said go for it. Mom went to the store and bought these two items. Immediately when she came home, she remade the bed and was all giddy about going to bed early that night. Now, I don’t get it. You just changed sheets and added a pillow and this made mom smile a mile long with excitement. Women.
So do they work? It’s been almost three weeks now since mom over indulged and bought these sheets and her special pillow. Instead of asking mom does it work, I asked dad. Because I knew dad would give me an unbiased opinion. Dad said the sheets feel awesome on your body. They are smooth and silky but not like silk sheets where you slide off to the other side of the bed. These like comfort you and hold you. And as far as mom’s special pillow. Daddy laughed at my question. He said that mom’s head touches her pillow and within minutes she is out like a light in the deepest sleep that he can remember. Dad’s conclusion is that the sheets and pillow were expensive but making mom happy while sleeping is priceless.
Please note: we at the Hotel Thompson were not compensated in any way for our opinion on these products.
Dear Bacon – Okay I admit it. I’m in a predicament… some would say stuck between a limb and another limb. I blame it on these pesky squirrels that seem to have taken over my yard. I was chasing showing one how to get out and he jumped in the tree. I followed. I know you have Journalist Rocky the Squirrel that lives in your backyard. Any suggestions on keeping the little rats squirrels out of my kingdom? Signed Hanging
Dear Hanging – Well you do look kind of uncomfortable there my friend. The first thing is to get to know those squirrels. I assure you they are not as pesky as you think. Really – I assure you. Make friends – you will be surprised what they will do for you think. Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and his clan keep out the other unwanted dogs and purr things from my kingdom 🙂
Dear Bacon – Honestly this is *not* what it looks like. I wasn’t kicking anyone. I wasn’t having a momentarily lapse of judgement. I wasn’t going crazy. You’re going to laugh when I tell you what I was doing. Really – are you ready? I was learning how to swing dance. Yep, swing dance. It works much better with a partner but I was practicing my moves. What do you think about that little pig? Signed Swinger
Dear Swinger – I am highly impressed my friend. Really I am. That is such a hard dance to learn and I’m impressed that you are doing it. If my hips could move like that, I would so join up for lessons with you.
Dear Bacon – I’m sitting in a pan I am. It’s the pan for the dog who is a hog (no offense). He chases me and tries to sting me like a bee. He no eat until he kisses my feet. Signed Seuss Without a Rhyme
Dear Seuss Without a Rhyme – Snorts! No offense taken. I get it. You and the dog are frenemies. You keep your enemies close to you to know what they are up to – usually no good. Instead of sitting in his bowl, perhaps hide that huge bowl. No bowl to fill, no food to eat and you can act all innocent like you don’t know what they are talking about when they ask what happened to his bowl. See where I’m going with this? Cause you know after a while, it’s going to get boring sitting in an empty bowl. Unless nature calls… then you have something to fill.
Dear Bacon – I’m telling you, I’m innocent! I got this pillow off of the master’s bed. He uses it every night and I thought it would help me sleep too. I went to sleep and then the next thing I knew the master was home asking me what I did. Really, I did nothing but sleep. The pillow must have exploded all by itself! Signed Innocent
Dear Innocent – I can see by the look on your face that you are not guilty at all. Nope. That is not the look of guilt. I do believe you. I think you were sleeping and minding your own business. What probably happened is that maybe your inner dog came out while you were sleeping during one of your dreams. I know this first hoof because I have a deviled ham side that comes out from time to time. Shivers – and trust me my friend. He is a little stinker. So, off you go now to explain that to your master. I know he will just have to understand.
Dear Bacon – Oh dear mercy to the heavens. Please help me. My humans have went over the deep end. Signed Fill in for Nicki Minaji
Dear Fill in for Nicki Minaji – Hubba – Hubba. Look at you my sweet friend. I think you got the looks and the skills to pull this off. I wouldn’t be upset with your humans – I would tell them that if they are going to dress you up like Ms. Minaji, then they have to treat you like the star she is!
REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please remember to send me your pictures and letters to my email ❤
Hey friends – I’m stepping in for big brother Bacon this week since he is away at Summer Camp. I hope I brought him so justice – enjoy! ❤ Houdini
Dear Houdini – This is not funny. Really it’s not. My human is crazy. Can you save me please? Signed Potato in Waiting
Dear Potato in Waiting – BARKS! I gotta admit that it’s a little funny. Really think about it. How many anipals can say they look like a hot potato and you are hot. I say save the look for Halloween and go for it. You will win so many contests for originality and beauty.
Dear Houdini – I heard about your accident the other day with a pillow that exploded at the Hotel Thompson. I *know* you can relate. You *have* to relate. I was sitting on the front porch minding my own business when this cushion suddenly blew up for no apparent reason. I was just as shocked as everyone else. Signed Mystified
Dear Mystified – I know! It’s unbelievable how those things happen out of the blue – spontaneous combustion does happen. It is highly documented. I think pillows only do this when dogs are around so that we can personally take the blame. Yeah – that has to be it. Surely it’s not because of something us sweet devout pooches did. No way! I say cover yourself my friend. No camera documentation means you didn’t do it. I’m sticking to that story and you should too!
Dear Houdini – I know you are just a mere dog but let me tell you something, I’ve earned my stripes. I’m fierce. I’m strong. I’m a rocking cat that can shake your world if you don’t obey me. You just remember that about us cats okay. Cats rule and dogs drool! Signed Stripes
Dear Stripes – Barks and laughter! Wait a minute while I pick myself up from laughing and rolling around here on the floor. Cats rule and dogs drool – too funny. Okay maybe we dogs do drool when we are excited but there is no way that cats rule – sorry Hemi and Mouse Girl here. Us doggies are higher on the who is in charge chain. And your stripes – oh my dog! Really? Walk away from the sun my friend and tell me about those stripes then – Barks!
Dear Houdini – There I was sitting on the sofa from another long day of working on the farm. I was so exhausted. I had the television on for sound and that’s when I saw it. A commercial for a dating service for Farmers Only. WOW! I never knew it existed. Do you think I have a chance with a lady? Signed Stetson
Dear Stetson – YES you do. We all have chances. And how could anyone say no to a cowboy hat? Mommy says those are hot!
Dear Houdini – There is a problem with this slide. Really there is. I slide down it all of the time. But this date, I did’t slide. What the hamster world happened? Signed Stuck
Dear Stuck – Perhaps it was too dry to slide down. Perhaps you have more fluff than usual and it was a little tight? It could happen. I know sometimes my t-shirts get a little snug like that and I have to cut back a bit. And then perhaps you just need a gentle push? Call me if you need some assistance. I’ll get the jaws of life out to get you out of a tight spot. In the meantime, take it easy okay.
Remember Dear Bacon can’t happen without you my friends. Keep your letters and pictures coming to my email.