This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting December. What we do, traditions, food, parties with friends and family – what special things do we do for the Christmas holidays?
Now mom/dad have been together since Moby Dick was a minnow. Daddy said that when he was courting mommy, every year for Christmas they would go to mom’s family in the morning with presents and dinner. Then in the afternoon, they would head to dad’s family for presents and dinner. It was certainly a full day surrounded by family, food, love and LOTS of people coming/going.
Once mommy decided to let daddy ‘catch her’ and put a ring on her finger by marriage, their house was the gathering point for a couple of years for the family dinner and presents. Then here and there, moms and dads passed away and it was time for my mom/dad to start making their own ‘family’ tradition.
Since mom/dad don’t have any two legged creatures for Christmas, me and the other anipals here at the Hotel Thompson step up. Hey, it’s the least we can do for mom/dad, right? So we leave out little hints – cut outs from pet store magazines, videos from television and paw prints spelling out what we want from Santa. Then mom/dad have a direct line to Santa and tell him everything. On Christmas day, we all get up at the crack of dawn and rush to the living room to
shred open presents. It’s a grand time in our day.
Then when we have played with our toys and ate some treats, we anipals take a nap so that mom/dad can do their Christmas. You ask what? Well, you just *know* it’s going to involve food – snorts with piggy laughter.
For years now, mom/dad go to a local restaurant for all you can eat CRAB LEGS. Can you believe that? How traditional is that? Not so much but they absolutely love it. And let me tell you something. They are serious about their crab legs. They wear bibs and everything and they have tools. Tools to eat?! WOW – I don’t have tools to eat… well unless you count my powerful snout and hooves – snorts with piggy laughter.
But they get buckets of crab made in a spicy boil that are delivered fresh and steaming to their table. They then throw caution to the wind and get cracking. Neither one of them throw in the towel until they are happily full of crab meat.
This is their time to spend together, talk about family that have passed, laugh and joke about their days together. They talk about their life together and drink to years more to come. They talk about their love for each other.
And talking about love. Mom has bad arthritis in her fingers. There comes to a point in her crab cracking that those fingers just give out. And what does daddy do about it? He will sit there and crack open her crab legs for her to eat. Now my friends, that is love!
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SANTA PAWS CAME!
He’s real! Santa Paws came to the Hotel Thompson to see me! Oh my – thud – I almost couldn’t stand it. I’m in hog heaven here at the Hotel Thompson!
This is a list of what I have at the house now and trust me I am so happy – I haven’t had this many goodies in a long time!
And we can’t forget about Houdini – OMP! Houdini scored with some new clothes, a new bed and all kinds of doggy toys.
And the purr things Mouse Girl and Hemi – they are in love! They got some nip, toys and a huge bag of treats.
And we all got our own electric blanket. Can you believe that?! Mom hooked it up over one end of our sofa so that her and daddy can click it on and off. That way we can all lay on it and get cuddly warm – we all love that.
But you know what we got that was priceless? Love. Not just from mom/dad but from all of you our friends. We can not thank you enough for that. We all ❤ you!! And we thank you all for the emails and Christmas cards that you sent to us here at the Hotel Thompson!
And special thanks to Easy ❤ who sent us these awesome presents:
And special thanks to Fozzie ❤ who sent us these awesome presents:
And special thanks to our dear sweet friends Kali and Shoko – ❤ OMP – their parents sent mom/dad something close to their heart – FOOD – snorts with piggy laughter. Okay it was a gift card for FOOD – my daddy still passes out looking at the card. He can’t wait to use them. Thank you so very much my friends! Can’t wait to see you soon.
And squeals!! This just in. We received this in the mail yesterday from Auntie Sharon. A beautiful handmade scarf. But this scarf has a story behind it. The actual “yarn” was shorn from Fozzie’s sheep. Then Auntie Sharon spun it on her spindle and made “yarn” for our scarves. How special is that?! I can’t say thank you enough. I was so touched and absolutely LOVE it my sweet friends – smooches and thank you!!
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This is me and the purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson called Hemi. Proof is in the picture. See, we can get along. We often play throughout the halls. And, we often play with my toys. He can be kind of fun when he’s not chasing me and slapping me on my captain’s quarters with his huge paw. But please don’t tell him I said that okay – snorts.
But I do have a question for you my friends. Why do all my toys look like pigs? Shakes piggy head. I don’t get that – snorts.
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SANTA PAWS CAME!
Nana came to the house yesterday bringing me some gifts from Santa Paws. Oh my – thud – I almost couldn’t stand it. Mom forgot to put my bananas in this picture but it gives you an ideal of Nana brought me. I’m in hog heaven here at the Hotel Thompson! Isn’t Nana the best?! She is so meant for spoiling this already spoiled pig. She’ll tell you that too – I am S*P*O*I*L*E*D rotten. But aren’t all children meant to be spoiled and loved?
This is a list of what I have at the house now and trust me I am a happy little runt pig. I haven’t had this many goodies in a long time!
8 pounds of red apples – that’s right. It’s not a typo – 8 POUNDS of red apples. I love me some apples… any kind, any color. Can you believe that I smelled these out last night and found where daddy had put them in the kitchen. Mom had to put them in the refrigerator to get them away from my smeller – snort.
- 5 pounds of carrots – yep that’s another one – 5 POUNDS of carrots. You would think that with all of the carrots that I eat that I would have excellent vision but I don’t. But what I don’t have in vision, I make up in smelling.
- Bulk celery – mmm – I love celery… even the little wisps of it that hang off at the top of celery. Love that part!
- Cabbage – that is one HUGE head of cabbage. Mom will probably eat some of this cabbage too. But do you know what the battle is going to be? The core of the cabbage. Me and mom both like to naw on the core of the cabbage. Have you ever done that? It’s got a little spice to it and so delicious!
- My personal sized watermelon. This is definitely a treat since it’s winter time here in Georgia. Mom will cut it all up (like she did last night) and put it in buckets in the refrigerator to get it cold. She even cuts up the rind – I love the rind. She gave me a whole slice last night. You know what I did to it. I bit into it and then took off down the hall to my room to eat it and enjoy it. Mom chased me down with a towell and held it for me while I ate it. Then she cleaned everything up for me.
- Bananas – You don’t see them in this picture because mom forgot to grab them. She got me a whole bunch of 10 – 10 bananas all to myself. Pig heaven – literally! Can you believe that one time mom was holding a banana and I tried to crawl up her legs to get it? Yeah, we had a little prayer meeting about that afterwards. They are so delicious!
So you see now why I love my Nana. She also brought mom and dad a whole bunch of food too. Between Nana and my Aunt Tina, our fridge and cabinets are nice and full of food. I’m a happy camper because this makes my mommy happy. She doesn’t have to stand in the kitchen and wonder what she can pull together any more. Now, she opens the fridge/freezer/cabinets and says, “MMMM – everything looks good, what to have, what to have!”
OOOOHHH, and mom brought me home a ball. She was telling one of her friends about me getting a bouncy ball. They brought her one and can you believe it has a pig on it?! They call this pig Olivia. I still don’t understand why all of my toys have pigs on them? Shakes head and wonders… Here’s a picture of my new toy.
You’re probably asking yourself how do I play with this ball? Well, I push it around with my little snout everywhere in the house. Nana says that snout of mine gets me in trouble. She would be right. I push this ball down the hall, up the hall, on the walls, in my room and chase after it. Can you believe that the purr things were trying to play with me last night. They would push it to me and I would snout it back to them. It was kind of fun. Momma says that she is going to video tape it next time because for once in my life, she didn’t have her camera handy. Imagine that!
Happy hump day my friends – XOXOX Bacon
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