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Cats Rule – Pigs Drool!

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Every once in a while, us purr things at the Hotel Thompson have to put oinker Bacon in his place.  This is me (Hemi) to the right and Mouse Girl to the left.  I’m not sure how many times we are going to have to hack this pig’s blog to make him understand that Cats Rule – Pigs Drool!

I’m sure that as friends of Bacon, you would agree that we have a certain chemistry – a certain mystery to us. Right?

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And enough with all of this traveling with Bashful.  Hey, we understand he’s cute but come on.  I’m sitting in this box until mom makes a couple of air holes for me and sends me to Australia. I want to see some kangaroos too.  Why does the rock get all of the fun?

Talking rocks, another thing us purr things want to discuss.  What’s up with all of the nightly rock concerts in Bacon’s bedroom?  Princess Coralena, Virginia and Manny seem to be rocking to some classics behind the closed door a lot lately.  I’m not sure what’s going on in there with those three but they seem to be making a lot of noise and skyping A LOT lately.

hhhmm – We purr things are going to have to fix some of these problems.  Anyone behind us?  Anyone at all?

 

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Happy Blog Anniversary to Me!

On October 9, 2011 I posted my very first blog with this picture of me next to a Pepsi can.  It was just a couple of days that mommy had adopted and brought me home to the Hotel Thompson.  Underneath this picture, I wrote:

Hello my fellow friends!  I will rule that Pepsi can one day!  Can’t wait to blog my adventures.  Check back frequently for fun.  Smooches.

And as they say, “It’s all they wrote”.  I’ve been blogging every since, having fun, making great and wonderful friends and hopefully making everyone smile and laugh.  It’s been a long journey through lots of ups and downs.

Others have joined my adventure from the Hotel Thompson so this blog has grown with friends.

I’ve added trivia to my blog.  

I’ve added the Dear Bacon issues which are absolutely the highlight of my week.  (I LOVE getting pictures and letters from everyone – thank you – you make these Dear Bacon issues so popular!).

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel keeps us aware of all of the not so known holidays of the year.  He’s a great friend that hangs out in my magical back yard.  He’s often found knocking on the back door of the Hotel Thompson asking for cut of nuts.

Hemi and Mouse Girl highjack my page every so often.  I fuss but it’s all in great fun.

Bashful, Manny and Princess Coralena have been a great addition to the Hotel Thompson and my blog.  That Bashful of mine has turned into a wonderful international rolling stone traveling every where and recording his trips here.  Manny and Princess Coralena have come to live with us here and it’s so nice to hear them laughing down the halls.

And the biggest accomplishment I’ve had in two years… meeting so many wonderful and cherished friends from all over the world right here in blogville.

Without you, I would be talking to myself and well I do enough of that here at the Hotel Thompson – snorts.  I don’t think I can ever express just how much *YOU* have touched this little piggies life.  I guess you can say that you’ve helped my inner pig come out and play.  That means the world to me my friends.

Thank you so much.  Thank you for listening to my rambling, my piggy stories and adventures and stories of mom/dad.  This pig has a lot more to write about!

Here’s a toast to another awesome year full of adventures!

 

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Movie Night – Rock Style

20130909-192251.jpg   Saturday night the Hotel Thompson had an open social so that Bashful, Manny and Princess Coralena could get to know one another.  For the occasion, mom got a 2006 Francis Coppola Pinot Noir out of the wine cellar and opened the bottle.  I mean heck, Bashful did some drinking in France so I guess he’s old enough now.

The bottle was popped and the social began.

It was a very entertaining night.  Manny has so many wonderful stories from France.  Bashful talked about his time with Easy and some of the things that were not posted.  There are some things that happen in France that stay in France my friends 🙂  Princess Coralena opened up and talked about her life in Hawaii.  It turned out to be a wonderful evening.

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20130909-192244.jpgSunday, they all cuddled on the sofa, mom made popcorn and we all watched a movie.  The rock trio got to pick the movie and they chose a classic, “The Pebble and the Penguin.” It was the cutest movie ever!  We all enjoyed it, even dad.

After the movie, they all helped Bashful pack for his new field trip.  Princess Coralena and Manny were so excited for Bashful.  They talked about his adventure, where he was going and pondered into what kind of activities his host family would do with him.

Monday morning, they all hugged and said their goodbyes.  So far, so good.  Everyone is getting along just fine – just like we’ve been together forever!

 
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Posted by on 09/12/2013 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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Where in the World is Bashful?

20130325-100220.jpgBashful came home last week from France and is already off again to a secret destination.  Where will he land – only the postman knows.. and me but I’m not telling 🙂 … and his secret destination and they are not saying – yet.

My little international rolling stone is just all over the place.  He talked the entire weekend about some of his adventures.  He had such a wonderful time across the pond.  We enjoyed his stories and laughed so hard.

And you know he brought home a friend, Manny, from France.  He’s been a blast!  The two of them finally got to meet little Princess Coralena Saturday.  I bet you’re wondering how did they get along.  Well my friends, they got along just great.  You will definitely be hearing about that little adventure soon!

 
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Posted by on 09/10/2013 in Bashful Field Trip

 

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Bashful Came Home From France!

For those that don’t know about Bashful my pet rock – he is a traveling stone always out for adventure. When Bashful is at home, he goes on field trips with mom/dad all over town taking pictures and videos. He then posts them on my page under “On the Road with Bashful – Field Trip”. He begged and begged me to let him go and visit one of my friends. I had mom make a few contacts and the next thing I knew, he was traveling over 4,000 miles to visit Easy in France. You can read about his adventures at http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/. And if you haven’t met Easy yet, you should. He is the bestest pal a pig could ever have. I mean that from the deepest parts of my pot belly.

Bashful came back with the cutest French accent. He has been talking non-stop since he got home a couple of days ago. It’s taking me this long to listen to all of his stories and for him to get over his jet lag from the long airplane ride… and might I add he went first class. Only the best for my little rock 🙂

While he was gone, he got into all kinds of antics with Easy. Personally, I think this is my favorite picture of his trip and he has a lot of explaining to do. That’s right, he smoked the tomato plant in a homemade bong. Tsk-Tsk you are in trouble little guy. You know where mommy works! This picture has circulated around at her worky place and you were almost put on a WANTED bulletin – PLOL (pig laughing out loud). They said they could forgive you though since you were wearing that adorable hat.

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Bashful had a wonderful trip with Easy. They watched a parade together. They ate delicious meals together. They rode in the Elephant Skate together and went on a scavenger hunt for a Geocache. Bashful even got to be the Rock Scout (GPS). They communed in nature, wrote poetry and helped put together Easy’s new bed. He has done things that I’ve always wanted to do and perhaps one day will. I can’t thank you enough Easy and Staff for taking him like your own, giving him an awesome time and showing him all of your wonderful sights. He has been talking non-stop about his adventures. In fact, he’s been talking so much that he hasn’t even met Princess Coralena yet – that’s how excited he has been. That post of them two meeting will be another day. Thank you my friends from the bottom of my piggy heart.

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AND, thank you for all of your gifts. You so didn’t have to! You know when your box got delivered to the Hotel Thompson, daddy made me wait until mommy got home to open up. I could hear Bashful and someone else talking and they were having a ball, laughing up the storm.

Mommy finally got home and opened the box. WOWSER! I was so piggy excited that my tail wouldn’t quit shaking back and forth. Easy and Staff sent me the softest blankie I have ever put my pot belly on – you can see it in the picture. It’s the burgundy blankie everything is sitting on. Can you believe after this picture was taken, I grabbed it and took off with it down the hall. I *knew* it was mine so I put in my bedroom. That makes sense, right? PLOL (pig laughing out loud) Mommy read a letter that Easy and Staff sent. I loved it! I told mommy that I want to put it in Bashful’s Book of Adventures that we are keeping here at the Hotel Thompson. That way, we can go back and read and see pictures from everywhere. I loved it!

Oh, and that cute lizard/froggy thing. It’s mine. I claimed it. It’s squishy. I like to throw it up in the air and play with it. Mommy is going to have to take a video of it. Easy and Staff even remembered the purr things here. They sent them some treats and everything was in French. I was awesome listening to mommy read French with a southern slang – snorts.

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And there was a ball cap that had France written on the back of it. I tried to get it but I think daddy is going to wear it. He loves ball caps!

Some of the items in the box mommy wouldn’t let me see. I’m not sure why. She said something about me having to wait which is so unfair because you know us piggies don’t do very well waiting. And to make it even worse, she gave those items to the purr things to handle. What is up with that?! I knew those purr things were up to no good. This just goes out to prove that they are up to something. I need to know so if any of ya’ll know, send me an email or let me know please. Kthanxbai – you can help a little pot bellied pig out, can’t you?

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And, remember I told you that I heard Bashful in the box talking to someone? He was! He has a friend that came home with him with a green card. We are going through the system now to see if he can stay here with Bashful at the Hotel Thompson. This is so cool! It’s really good that Bashful has friends that he can relate to in person, you know. This gives him people that he can talk to, listen to and go to when he has rocky problems in his life.

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Without anymore delay, let me introduce you to Manny. This picture was taken with him on my new soft blankie. His coloring is remarkable – and look at that mustache! He is so full of knowledge. He reminds me so much of Mr. Belvedere. Do you remember that show that used to be on television? Snorts. We love him so much here.

He has told us many stories about his time in France, his rock climbing days and even the time when he was in a rock band when he was younger. He is so full of stories that keep us entertained for hours. In fact, he often tells Bashful a story when they go to bed at night. It’s a blast!

And no, he hasn’t met Princess Coralena yet either. Hopefully, they both can this weekend!

 
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Posted by on 09/06/2013 in Bashful Field Trip

 

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Papakōlea Beach and Princess Coralena

Mommy has a friend from work named I.B.  He recently went all the way to Hawaii for vacation with his family. 

Before he left, mommy asked him to bring Bashful back a friend.  Isn’t that sweet of her?  Someone to keep Bashful company when he gets back home from France.  Someone he can hang out with at the Hotel Thompson.  Someone he can actually talk to face to face instead of skyping all of his rock friends.  You know, someone he can just hang with.

 

Well, emails were sent back and forth during the vacation between mom and I.B.  When he came back to work, he brought back a friend.  Let me tell you the story.

 

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One day, I.B. and his family traveled to Papakōlea Beach.  I.B. took all of these gorgeous pictures of the beach that he gave to mommy to share on this post.  Aren’t they amazing!?

Papakōlea Beach is also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach.  It is one of only FOUR green beaches in the world.  That’s right.  I said green beaches.   The sand coloring comes from a mineral called olivine.  Olivine is a common mineral component of Hawaiian lavas and is one of the first crystals to form as magma cools.

You learned something new, didn’t you? Let me add this – locally in Hawaii, olivine is known as Hawaiian Diamond.  Sounds rich doesn’t it?

So I.B. and his family went to this Green Sand Beach.  The only way to get to it  is by foot and climbing down a cinder cone.  And you are probably asking yourself, “Self, what is a cinder cone?”  Snorts – I’ll admit it.  I had to look that one up myself friends.  Let’s have a quick science lesson shall we.  A cinder cone is part of a volcano.  Cinders look kind of glassy.  This glassy look is made by gas bubbles that were frozen into place as the magma exploded into the air and then cooled quickly.

 This sounds like a mysterious and magical place in a land far, far away from us here at the Hotel Thompson.nd Beach is a bay circled by Puʻu Mahana.  Puʻu Mahana is a cinder cone that was formed over 49,000 years ago.  The cinder cone has partially collapsed and been eroded by the ocean.

You know, I wanted to know exactly how many miles that was from my home so I asked Jeeves 🙂 Jeeves said it was roughly 4,497.00 miles one way.  WOW!  That’s a lot of miles!

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You know there is a reason why I’m going over all of the facts about this beautiful place and I.B.’s vacation.  He brought back a “friend” for Bashful.  Now Bashful hasn’t met this friend yet because he’s still traveling home from France.  But, I wanted to introduce her to all of my friends here.  She’s been with us for about a week now and yep I said “SHE” as in hubba-hubba.

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This is Princess Coralena – all the way from Papakōlea Beach, Hawaii.  Isn’t she a looker?  So curvy and so much woman!  I just know that Bashful is going to fall in love.  I mean heck, me and daddy already have!  Snorts – what’s not to love with those pouty lips.  I think she has this little piggy wrapped right around her anywhere she wants!

Personally, I think she has been reincarnated from one of the virgin sacrifices they used to do in volcanoes.  I mean look at her – she’s gorgeous!

What do you think about Bashful’s new friend?  I’m personally thinking we are going to have to keep them separated at bedtime.  We don’t need any pebbles under feet right now.  They are both WAY too young.

 
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Posted by on 09/04/2013 in Bashful Field Trip

 

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