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Really? Could it Happen Here?

 I got this forecast for today off of dad’s iPad.  Do you see that funny looking thing below 10AM-2PM?  That little flurry looking thingy?  It’s called snow.  That’s right S.N.O.W.  *They* are saying that we are going to get snow today.  Here.  In Georgia.  In the South.

Perhaps my desire to meet snow up front and personal will come true.  I’m not sure.  I keep looking out the front door.  Nothing yet.  Not a flake.  Not a drop of rain.  Nothing.

The purr things here, Hemi and Mouse Girl, say it’s no big deal.  I’m sure it’s not for them.  I on the other hand, just wants to see it one time.  The cold.  The wet.  Taste the snowflakes – I’ll make sure they’re not yellow – snorts.  Just once to see the white stuff.

If this is all a big tease, I’m going to write a heated letter to *they*.  You know who you are.

I’m off now to do a snow dance.  I’m not sure what that calls for but I’m going to do something.  I’ll keep you posted my friends.  Wish me luck.

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Posted by on 01/28/2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Bashful Made it Home!

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Bashful sweet Bashful finally made in home to the Hotel Thompson this weekend.  He came riding in on his skateboard that he got for Christmas at Misaki’s.  He was tired, had jetlag  and had a LOT of explaining to do on his travels back home.  I let him get some sleep but told him we needed answers.

Over breakfast this morning, he told us that he had an awesome time with Misaki and family.  He spoke of fun playing cards, riding his skateboard down some ramps, getting some beer and seeing some sights.  He also said it rained a lot more there than here in south Georgia – snorts.  He has memories that he will never forget and so much fun!

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And he brought home some gifts. 

A piggy coaster that reads, “The best way to behave is to misbehave”; some seaside rock candy in the star (really delicious!); some Percy Pig candies (I can’t get enough of these!); a wonderful keychain to remind me of my travels and a pink piggy tote bag.

Thank you Misaki so very much for the treats, the kindness of hosting my Bashful  and showing him a great time.  I think he even came home with the cutest little accent!  I am so jealous of it. He has definitely gotten the rock girls heads turning here at the Hotel Thompson with that accent – snorts.

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AND, Bashful came home with a friend.  Misaki said he was “sweet but slightly dim”.  I think they got into great trouble traveling together on the way home.  It could account for his interview with Rolling Stone magazine – snorts. 

May I present to you the  newest member of our rock clan – Benedict Cumberock.

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Posted by on 01/27/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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31 Days of Spook – Day 17

Today, we have a good one my fellow spook lovers. Count Baconula here ready to tell a tale of horror, suspense and screams. This is another true story. This time it’s presented by both mom and dad. You see, many years ago they won a free trip to the great Georgia mountains. It was for four days and three lovely nights. What they don’t tell you is how secluded and how dark those mountain woods really are. They made a date, got directions and ventured out on their little adventure to the Georgia mountains. This picture of the woods is just a short snapshot of the actual long road they went on.

It curved around corners with nothing to see but woods on the left, right, front and behind you. They were told to buy groceries before going to the ‘cabin’ because at night no one really ventures out much. Heck dad said the translation of that really meant, “It’s a small town and everything ‘shuts’ down at dark.”

But look at these roads and how small they were. Mom was driving her SUV vehicle and thank goodness they didn’t meet anyone coming from the other way. Was that a good thing or bad thing? It did mean one thing though. They were truly going to be isolated in the woods by themselves… well maybe perhaps with a stray bear or too and other living animals of the woods. But, that’s horror story for another time. They eventually found the secluded cabin and it was a good thing too because it was getting dark… and cold.

The cabin was actually up on a hill. Mom said that it actually looked kind of spooky. What do you think? They brought in all of the groceries and tried to settle in for the night. Dad went outside alone to get some firewood. He didn’t stay outside alone for very long. He said he kept hearing rustling in the woods and strange knocking sounds. Was it Bigfoot? A bear? Spooks? He didn’t say anything to mom when he went back inside. He just started a fire in the fireplace and poked around the kitchen putting groceries up.

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By this time, mom was exploring the upstairs portion of the cabin and found the bathroom of her dreams… or any woman’s dreams is what she told me. An old fashioned clawfoot tub off of the master bedroom. She yelled down to daddy that she was going to take a soak. She made a bubble bath and got into the tub to relax. The only problem with this tub was that the headrest was facing the door area of the room so your back is towards the door. It wouldn’t make sense to put your head where the faucet handles were. But on the other hand, it felt kind of strange with your back to the door so she shut the door. After a few minutes, she heard the door open and was just talking away to daddy about how nice and relaxing it was. She didn’t get a reply so she took the washcloth off of her eyes and turned around. No one was there. That bubble bath had to be the quickest in mom’s history. She went downstairs and didn’t say anything to dad knowing how easily he can get spooked.

They fixed their dinner, drunk some wine and put everything away. There was no television in this cabin but daddy had made a really nice fire. They sat on the sofa watching the flames, listening to the embers pop, snuggling and quietly talking. To the left of the fireplace was a small bathroom. They had left the door slightly opened with the light on behind it. Mom saw it first and she didn’t say anything. She saw a dark shadow move under the door. She watched it and after a few minutes she noticed daddy getting really still. Then he saw it. The dark shadow moved from left to right – so fast. Both of them froze and looked at each other not wanting to move. What had they gotten themselves into?

Mom slowly got up from the couch. She tip toed over to the bathroom door, camera in hand just in case she actually caught something mysterious behind the door. She looked at daddy. He held up his hands with three fingers.. slowing moving one down a minute at a time. Mom watched, took a deep breath, aimed the camera, opened the door and clicked away. OMP (oh my pig!) the suspense – Busted!

Let’s just say that it wasn’t Mickey Mouse with the white gloves. But it was a small, tiny, spooky creature of the night – a mouse. Isn’t he just so cute in that picture? I hope he had a good time because he scared the crap out of mom/dad that night. They both decided they had all that they could take that night and went upstairs to bed.

Mom loves old fashioned beds and this was as great as they came. What she didn’t count on was having dad push her on it – snorts. No really, this bed literally sat so high up off the floor – just check out the picture of the bed vs. the nightstand next to it. If you fell out of bed during the middle of the night, you would surely get a concussion… or something worse 🙂 Mommy said that daddy one time went to the other side of the bed and pulled her up on that mountain of a bed. They said their nightly prayers and laid there in that high bed. I didn’t say there was much sleeping going on and no it was anything fun – stop that – it was because they were scared out of their wits! Whatever daddy heard earlier outside started up again. The howling, the knocking and it had started to rain. They could hear the force of the rain hitting against the back window behind their bed. And every once in a while, the thunder would crack and the howling of some tortured animal could be heard vibrating throughout the little cabin. They could hear the pops of tree branches outside their window and the crash of a limb hitting the ground.

All of this with sounds of bumping in the bottom part of the cabin was just too much. Heck, neither one of them were going to go downstairs and investigate things that were bumping in the middle of the night. They both said their little friend the mouse could handle it all himself. There wasn’t much sleep had that night… unless you count clinging to each other out of fear as sleep. And that lovely rain that hit the window all night, it turned into snow. The next morning there was three inches of snow outside.

Needless to say those four days and three lovely nights turned into one overnight trip never to be forgotten. They left first thing the next morning leaving groceries and all. I think they set the world’s record and getting a car warmed up and snow off it to get off that mountain. Mom/dad learned a lot of lessons from this ‘free’ trip.

Lesson 1 – When something is free, it’s not really free if it includes spooks, strange noises and a mouse that doesn’t wear white gloves.

Lesson 2 – Never go to the mountains to a ‘secluded’ cabin in the middle of January.

Lesson 3 – The more the merrier on trips like this. Next time they win a ‘free’ trip that has two bedrooms, invite another couple. Why be scared witless by themselves?

Lesson 4 – This is the most important lesson learned – mom/dad learned that they are not so much mountain people. They much prefer the beach… with people…. hopefully living people at that.

 
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Posted by on 10/17/2013 in Bacon

 

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Uh-Oh Time to Start Building the Ark

It’s time to start building the ark and gathering animals two by two.  It has totally been raining, thundering and lightening lately like you wouldn’t believe.  And, the bad thing – the roof at the Hotel Thompson has sprung a leak in the front room.

Daddy was sitting all innocently on the couch watching television when the sky opened up.  He felt a small drip and looked up to the ceiling.  Then it hit him right between the eyes.  A small innocent little drip.  That’s all it is right now… small.

Mom gathered up a bucket and stuck it underneath the wet spot.  There is now a colorful blue tarp on our roof preventing the damage even more.

I heard mom/dad talking about it and it doesn’t sound good.  With all of the storms lately, they are calling the adjustor to take a look.  I’m keeping my hooves crossed that the damage is minimal and easy to fix.

 
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Posted by on 06/19/2013 in Bacon

 

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Rainy Yucky Monday Morning

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Mom took this picture of us in bed this morning. Personally, I think we should stay there. Unfortunately mom said that since I’m accustomed to a roof over my head and food on the table at the Hotel Thompson, she has to go to the worky place. See that’s dedication and love for me.

But don’t we look so cute in bed together? She had fed me breakfast and then we went back to bed for a few minutes for some extra shut eye. Mom called it a power nap.

Happy Monday my friends!! Hogs and kisses – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 01/14/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Learning New Things

This morning there was something falling from the sky. It was so weird. I could hear it in my bedroom from the window. After mommy fed me breakfast, she held me and took me outside to see it. She called it rain. I call it wet and cold – pig shivers. Not much for that rain stuff.
Mommy took me back inside and held me rocking me to sleep. I think every morning should be started with room service and then being held and rocked to sleep, don’t you? It’s a perfect way to start the day 🙂
I wonder what new thing mommy will give me today? Yawn… This little piglet is tired. Going back to bed now. Oink oink out!

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Posted by on 11/16/2011 in Uncategorized

 

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