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Last Day to Vote

Love is in the air here at the Hotel Thompson – that is for sure!

Today is the last day to vote for the Bachelor and Bachelorette that will go out on a date on Valentine’s day, February 14th.  The wonderful romantic ‘date night’ will be posted on Monday, February 17th.

Be sure to vote!

Vote for the Bachelor here:  https://piglove.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/lets-make-a-love-connection/

Vote for the Bachelorette here:  https://piglove.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/lets-make-a-love-connection-bachelorettes/

 
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Posted by on 02/11/2014 in Pet Rocks

 

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Let’s Make a Love Connection – Bachelorettes

Love is in the air here at the Hotel Thompson.   Valentines Day is right around the corner.  It’s a special day .  You see mom and dad got engaged on Valentines Day many, many, many years ago – snorts.

Our pet rocks here are growing and want to do something special for Valentine’s Day.  They are willing to be involved in the making of a love connection.  Kind of like a twist between the Bachelor and the Dating Game.

We now have three men rocks – Manny, Benedict and Bashful.  We also now have three women rocks – Princess Coralena, Virginia and Rockelle.  We are putting love to the test and are counting on you for help.

We are going to let you our blog friends VOTE on who goes out on a date with who for Valentines Day.  I will post their ‘date night’ on Monday, February 17, 2014.  What they did, where they went, what troubles they got into.  You know all of the juicy behind the scenes stuff.

Today we vote for the bachelorette.  Who will go out on a date.  Here’s a little bio of each for you to decide.

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Bachelorette #01 – Princess Coralena

Princess Coralena comes to us from the happy place called Hawaii.  She is a princess who loves romance, kind gestures and spice.

Princess Coralena’s view on love, “I am from the romantic islands of Hawaii where love is in the air at every turn.  One day I will find my king to cherish and treat him like the rock he is. I love dancing – especially hula dancing – winks.” 

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Bachelorette #02 – Virginia

Virginia came to us from Stuart in Virginia.  She is sassy.  Don’t let that demure look of green eyes and red lipstick fool you.  She is a vixen.  She’s read more Harlequin Romance novels than mom – and that’s a LOT!

Virginia’s view on love,  “I look for a rock not on his looks but on his undying love for me.  I’m looking for my missing piece to my heart and when the matching piece finds me, it’s for eternity. I love camping out on the sofa and being a couch rock watching romantic movies while holding hands.

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Bachelorette #03 – Rockelle

 Rockelle came to us from Fozziemum in Australia.  She has the cutest, sexiest little accent.  She loves to party and have a great time.

Rockelle’s view on love, “Love as much as you can as long as you can.  I love long walks, cooking and eating.  Who doesn’t like eating?  My favorite date is holding pebbles in a mountain stream while watching the stars in the sky.

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So who will it be?  Who would you like to see go on a date on Valentine’s Day.

 
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Posted by on 02/07/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Snowmageddon Continues

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So when you are snowed in during the great Snowmageddon, what do you do?  The rock clan decided to go outside and attempt to make snowballs and snowmen – rolls piggy eyes.  They can go for it.  Snow is cold – snorts. I stayed inside and doctored mom with her back.  Me and dad made a nice fire and we camped out on the sofa with mom’s heating pad.

So they all galloped outside with the camera and made a small snowman.  You can see it barely on the top part of their picture.  And all of the rocks decided to go out – Bashful, Manny, Princess Coralena, Virginia, Benedict and Rockelle. 

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Poor Virginia is in the upper left hand side.  It looks like she almost got covered and snowed in – snorts.  And do you see who is siding up all cozy together – Rockelle and Benedict.  Could love be in the air… or is that snow? 

I’m also glad to report that Snowmageddon in Atlanta seems to be clearing up a bit.  It was tough going for a couple of days here.  The snow hit us hard and I’ll be the first to admit it that we don’t do snow very well.  First off, we just don’t get it that often if ever.  But when we do, we shut down – literally.  There were people that got stuck in traffic with the snow and ice on highways downtown.  They were in their cars for hours before giving up and trying to get him by alternate ways.  Then there were schools that had to keep children overnight because they couldn’t get them home in the snow and ice. 

Yep, it’s been a tough couple of days here.  But it looks like things are turning around.  Mommy finally gets to go back to the worky place tomorrow.  I hate that because I sure have enjoyed her being home with me.  That’s for sure. 

 
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Posted by on 01/31/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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“Oh Bashful!”

As you know, my pet rock Bashful has been traveling and has been visiting Misaki overseas.  He is currently on the way home and it can’t be a minute too soon.

Last night, I was awakened by some noises in my bedroom that I share with the rock clan.  Yep, I can admit that the rock clan – Princess Coralena, Virginia, Manny and Rockelle – have a little corner in my bedroom that they hang out.

At first, I didn’t know what the sound was so I layed in bed listening.  Then I heard it again, “Oh Bashful.” Then I heard lots of giggling.  WTP (What the pig) was going on?  I opened one of my eyes and looked over towards the rock clan.  It seems that Princess Coralena was having a dream about Bashful.  Oh Dear Lord.  I so do not need to hear this – snorts.

I got out of bed and stumbled over to her corner.  I gently woke her up and we talked about her dream.  It seems that Princess Coralena has really been missing Bashful.  She told that she had a dream about him and they were lost on a deserted island alone.  She painted quite the little picture for this oinker.  So much so, that I came up with this picture in my head –

I think Bashful may be in trouble when he gets home.  Now, he has two gorgeous rocks fighting for his attention.  That’s right.  I said two.  Princess Coralena was playing hard rock with him before not wanting to say she ‘liked’ him.  Then, he came home with Rockelle from Australia who was very up front with her feelings for him.  I do hope by the time Bashful gets home that he decides what is best for him with these two ladies.

What do you think he should do?  I really don’t know what to tell him as far as advice.

 
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Posted by on 01/15/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Happy New Years!

It’s finally here – 2014!  Time for a new year.  Time for a clean slate.  Time to let by-gones be by-gones and start out on a fresh start.  We stayed up last night at the Hotel Thompson and watched the ball drop on the television, watched the fireworks from the front porch and popped open some bubbly.  Don’t tell anyone but mom let me have a sip.  Those bubbles tickled my snout – snorts.  And as the clock struck midnight, I saw daddy give mommy a huge kiss on the lips.  It was like something out of the 60’s movies that we like to watch.  He swooped her back, told her he loved her and gave her a huge one.  I drew the line when he wanted to do that to me.  I just let him shake my hoof.

Every where you are in the world, there are ‘special’ traditions that cultures do for New Years.  Here in Georgia, it’s a tradition that for dinner we eat black-eyed peas and turnip greens.  It’s a superstition that these items bring good luck and prosperity for the new year.  Supposedly, the peas represent copper and the greens represent dollars.  The more you eat, the more prosperity you will have.  Other places in the south substitute the turnip greens for cabbage.  Either way – I love them all 🙂

Now for 2014 Resolutions.  This is going to be *THE* year.  I just feel it in my miniature pot belly!

  • I’m determined to help mom/dad on their new way of eating.  Notice I didn’t say the “D” word.  It is a life time change.  Baby steps you know.  I made mom get on the scales this morning.  They laughed at her.  I don’t think that is a good sign.
  • I’m determined to get some fan mail from my personal idols.  Miss Piggy is tops on the list.  I need to let her know that I’m alive and here for her.  Second on the list is my good friend Maxwell.  You know him from the Geico commercials.
  • I’m determined to be more positive, write more and keep my friends in blogville laughing.
  • I’m determined to get more organized.  Yeah, this is a toughie.  I’m not shall we say a organized piggy – I’m all hooves.  But I will try in the new year.
  • I’m determined to be nicer to the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson.  Okay, we all know that Hemi rules the hotel here but I’m talking about Mouse Girl.  I promise not to start something if she doesn’t start something.  That sounds fair, right?

All my friends – I wish you all the happiness and prosperity for your New Year.  May 2014 bring you everything you wish and desire.

Bacon, Hemi, Mouse Girl, Bashful and the Rock Clan, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, Mom and Dad

From the Hotel Thompson – much love!!

Oh, and I couldn’t get away without giving all of ya’ll a kiss from the piggy!

 

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Where in the World is … ?

Do you know Waldo?  Do you recognize the iconic red/white striped shirt, the matching bobble hat, those glasses?

Waldo is based on a series of children’s books created by British illustrator Martin Handford.  Books have pictures of numerous different types of people as illustrations with Waldo thrown into the mix somewhere.  Readers of the books are challenged in finding Waldo – thus Where’s Waldo?  In the USA, we love to find Waldo.

In fact, true story – one time mom and my Aunt Tina stopped in a Hooters I believe somewhere in Louisiana.  They were eating, not much drinking had started – snorts, when Aunt Tina spewed beer all over mom laughing.  After mom wiped off, Aunt Tina told mommy three o’clock.  If you didn’t know, that’s girl talk for look to your right but do it without being too noticeable.  Mom looked at her three o’clock and almost peed in her pants from laughing.  A guy was sitting all alone at a high top table and looked just like Waldo – all the way down to his red/white shirt and glasses.  It was too much for them.  They couldn’t stop laughing.  Aunt Tina actually took a picture.  I’m so going to have to find that picture to share with ya’ll.  It was a snort of a good time for those two in Hooters.

You’re probably asking yourself, “Pig, why are you talking about Waldo?”  Well, I’m glad you asked my friends. This brings us to the most important question of the month – okay maybe not the *most* important but close to it.

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Where’s Bashful?  That’s right.  Where in the World is Bashful, my international rolling pet stone?

Bashful has taken flight to his next undisclosed secret destination host family.  Where will he go?  What troubles will he find?  What misadventures will he get into?

His time at the Hotel Thompson was cut short this layover.  I think there was a lot of tension in the air between Princess Coralena and Rockelle fighting for Bashful’s affection.  I think Bashful just wanted to get away from both of them to think about what he wants in life.

This time is interesting.  Both ladies are being very polite right now.  We shall see what this separation does for all of them.

So, Where in the World is Bashful?

 
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Posted by on 12/17/2013 in Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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Bashful is Back Home – YAY!

20131211-105628.jpg Bashful made it back to the Hotel Thompson from Australia!  

We all stayed up really late last night talking about his travels and misadventures.  OMP (oh my pig)!  He had a blast down under.  And like Las Vegas, some things that happened in Australia stay in Australia if you know what I mean – winks winks.

You’re not going to accept that, are you?  You want the juicy details of his wicked time with Bimby while making his short silent movie Rockadile Dundee.  I’m sorry.

I can’t tell you any of the juicy details.  Bashful said that a gentlerock does not talk about his ladies.  aaaww – I raised that little pebble right!

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The little international rolling stone came home with some great treasures of his time spent with his host family.  The above left handed picture is Bashful in his suit that he wore to the wedding. What a handsome little guy!  He now refers to that suit as his 007 Rock Bond outfit.  What a riot!  He told me late last night that he wore his suit out one night when he took Bimby out for a date – 🙂

The picture to the right is of Bashful and his Australian outback hat.  What a looker!  And you see that item behind him?  That is a hand painted boomerang from Australia that came home with him.  I’ve already caught him throwing it around the house.  We’ve all learned how to duck really fast with that thing flying about.  And never fear about his cross eyed look in the picture.  I think he was slightly inebriated from the long flight home.  You know, they’ll serve anyone a drink these days in the happy air above.  I guess there is no ‘under age’ in the sky.

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This picture to the left is of the other goodies that Bashful came home with that was in his luggage.  Stickers of all different things – Koala bears, snakes and Kangaroos.  Bashful told me that I could have some of them to put in our bedroom – I can’t wait to decorate my board.

And you know, they didn’t forget mom either.  See that fluffy pen in the picture?  It’s a Mickey Mouse pen!  It lights up when you write with it.  Mommy is in love with that pen.  I do believe she took it to the worky place so she can use/look at it every day.

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Fozziemom and company was even so nice to send the purr things some treats.  Trust me, those little vultures jumped on that bag like it was crack!

20131211-105657.jpgAnd talking about crack – snorts.  See that can to the left beside the Koala pouch, Bashful is hooked on that stuff!  Mom/dad tried some last night and gave me a small bite.  OMP (oh my pig!).  It is GOOD!  No wonder that little Bashful couldn’t stay out of it.  It’s peppermint glory.

And you’re probably wondering about that Koala pouch.  It is the cutest little thing that zips up.  There was something amazing in that little pouch.  I’m getting too ahead of myself so you’ll have to wait for what it was. I promise to tell you.

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20131211-105705.jpgAnd of course, we have to show a picture of the intellectual Bashful with his glasses on and sporting his hat.  Can you believe he went to bed last night wearing that?  And yes, he used his specks when he was reading to us out loud about his adventures in his travel log.

Can you believe that we also had a slide show of his side trip to Sydney?  Oh gracious – it was a hoot.  He visited so many places while down under.  I think we will be hearing about his tales for some time to come.

But, we are talking about the international rolling stone – my Bashful.  He will be home for a couple of more days and then he is off to his next host family and his next adventure.  Where will it be?  Only me and the next host family will know.

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20131211-105724.jpgBut before he hops that plane, we had to take some family pictures of the “Rock Clan”.  There they all are on their sofa in their bedroom getting to know each other.

From left to right, they are:

Princess Coralena (from Hawaii), Mannie (from France), Virginia (from Virginia), Bashful and wait a minute – who is that?

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May I introduce you to the newest member of the Hotel Thompson.  This is Rockelle from Australia.  She is in this picture wearing Bashful’s Australian hat and wait – what is that?  She is siding up with Bashful and they are a twosome?!  Stop the presses – Bashful came home with a girlfriend?!  And they know how to grow them in Australia.  She has the cutest little accent and look at that purple eyeshadow.  She has so woo’ed the little guy.

And you’re probably wondering about how Princess Coralena must be feeling about this.  Well, let’s just say there’s going to be a rock fight about whose rock Bashful really is.  I can feel it in my bones.  But Bashful, he’s a young tyke.  He needs to experience life right now.  He can always settle down when he hangs up his travel boots, right?

So, to Fozziemom and clan – thank you so much for hosting a great time for the little fellow.  I know he had an awesome time and will always cherish his memories with you in Australia.  You were great.

But the bottom question remains – where will Bashful end up next?

 
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Posted by on 12/12/2013 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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Someone is Waiting for Bashful’s Return

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Watch out Bimby in Australia – I think you may have some competition here at the Hotel Thompson with Princess Coralena.  I went to the back door to look out over my kingdom this past weekend and saw this.  Princess Coralena was outside sunbathing.  She mentioned that the cold is good for her coral complexion.

I couldn’t wait to run back inside and tell mom that Princess Coralena was outside in her skippies… of course after I snapped a picture… or two of her.

I think Bashful may have his pebbles full when he comes home with her.  I think she means business.  You?

 
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Posted by on 12/09/2013 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

Happy Thanksgiving to the best friends a miniature pot bellied piggy could ever have!

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I hope your day is full of love, family and hugs.  And let’s not forget food.  All kinds of food!  I found another funny for today.  I hope it makes you chuckle just a bit.

I also wanted to take this minute to express what I’m thankful for.  I’m thankful for my friends here in blogville.  I’m thankful for my family.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head and a soft bed to sleep in at night.  I’m thankful for the food provided for me every day.  I’m thankful for the love all the way.

I’m thankful for the purr things Hemi and Mouse Girl (I hope that doesn’t go to their head).  I’m thankful for Journalist Rocky the Squirrel.  I’m thankful for Virginia, Princess Coralena, Manny and my pebble Bashful.

I’m thankful for the shoulders I have to lean on and the laps I have to snuggle on.   I’m thankful to my birth mother who gave me to my adopted mother.

And when I count my blessings, I count all of you twice!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friends.  Love you bunches and bunches!

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 11/28/2013 in Bacon

 

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Meet the Rock Clan

Let me introduce you to Bashful’s friends that stay with us here at the Hotel Thompson.  They are Princess Coralena, Virginia and Manny.  Such an awesome trio. Full of life and fun – always giving us a great time full of stories from their original homes.  Do you ever wonder they do when Bashful is off traveling the world?  They are forever rolling through the halls, Skyping, and playing outside with Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and his family.  And they keep me, the purr things and the humans very entertained.

I got to talking with them this morning and believe me when I say this little oinker was rolling with laughter.  They were actually telling jokes.  I couldn’t resist, I had to get them to tell their jokes to daddy too.  OMP (oh my pig!)  We were rolling!  So much so that when mom called to ‘check on things’, we couldn’t even talk.  We were laughing that hard.  Of course, we passed on the jokes to her too.  We could hear her laughter over the phone.

So, I thought I would share this humor.

First up, Princess Coralena

Question:  How do you make gold soup?

Answer:  You put 14 carrots in it.

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Second up, Virginia

Question:  What do you call an alligator in a vest?

Answer:  An inVESTigator

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Last but not least, Manny

Question:  What starts with an E, ends with an E and has a letter in it?

Answer:  An envelope

🙂  I hope you are cracking up like we are!  Enjoy my friends!

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