Dear Bacon – Summer really stinks. It’s totally hot and uncomfortable. All I can do is stand in front of the fan and let the breeze overtake me. I just have to do something to cool me down. Signed Flappy
Dear Flappy – Hey pal, whatever you need to do to keep you cool I say go for it! Momma is a firm believer in her fan in this hot summer. Can’t we just skip over that season? I’m all for it. Let’s start a petition. What do you think?
Dear Bacon – Hubba hubba little man. I find you so fascinating. I can’t believe a pig like you is still single. What do you say we fix that problem? Signed I Do
Do Don’t – Not that I’m totally not appreciative or anything but I’m just not ready to settle down like that. You’re totally beautiful and I think you will find the perfect pig one day. Don’t give up my friend.
Dear Bacon – You talk about Houdini at the Hotel Thompson a lot of different times. I just want you to know that I think I’m more spoiled than he is. My humans actually dresses me too. It’s a pain in the rump area but hey it makes them laugh. You ever think about dressing up? Signed Prissy
Dear Prissy – First off – you look adorable in your little outfit. Your face doesn’t *look* like you’re enjoying it but hey if the humans are happy, right? Second off – I can be a fussy little character. I’m not too proud to say that. I just don’t see me as a ‘dress’ up kind of guy. Buy hey if the mom wanted too, I would let her. Like you said, it makes the humans happy and smile. That’s our jobs!
Dear Bacon – Have you ever heard of the Red Hat Society? I’m a member and they have monthly meetings. I think you need to look it up in your area and do a posting on it. I think it would be fascinating. Signed Fun Times
Dear Fun Times – I’ll do that! I’ve heard mom talk about it with her friends. There’s also purple hats, right? 🙂 See, I do pay attention even though sometimes mom doesn’t think so. You wear that hat with pride and look forward to a posting in the future my friend.
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WOW – Big mistake. I just can’t do this again for a while. Yesterday while mom was off from the worky place, she let me pick the movie for movie night. I know we’ve seen this I can’t tell you – a hundred times. But, it *never* gets old… until yesterday. You talk about crying. Mommy started crying on the couch, I started whimpering and dad just had no clue. This movie really movies us.
Charlotte’s Web was written by E.B. White and published in 1952. I picked the Dakota Fanning movie to watch yesterday. WOW – I can so see myself in that movie. The movie starts off with a mommy piggy having babies. There is a runt – swallow – that the farmer doesn’t believe is going to make it so he is going to slaughter him until his daughter Fern adopts the little runt and names him Wilbur. See, I was a runt. What if they had done this to me? I’m so glad mommy adopted me early in my life.
Wilbur grows up quickly and Fern has to let him go to live across the street in the barn at the Zuckerman farm, which is Fern’s uncle. Little Wilbur is so alone and no one wants anything to do with him. That is, until he hears a voice. A kind and sweet voice from above. Wilbur learns that the voice is actually Charlotte A. Cavatica (Charlotte for short) who is a spider. They begin a friendship and some of the other barn animals let it out that a spring pig doesn’t get to see the winter snow. Wilburn learns that his ultimate escape from being slaughtered at birth is something that is coming back to haunt him once again.
Charlotte comes up with a plan to write words in her web to show how much of a special pig Wilbur really is. Charlotte gets Templeton (the barnyard rat) to help her out by gathering inspiration for messages in her webs. This all leads to Wilbur being entered into the county fair in hopes of winning so he won’t be – gulp – slaughtered. Charlotte and Templeton go with Wilbur to the fair and Charlotte does another amazing web.
This is the tear jerker part. Charlotte is carrying babies. She does this one last thing for Wilbur because she promised to help him. She crawls up in the rafters and lays her egg sac which has her unborn off spring. She dies and it’s up to Wilbur and Templeton to get the babies and bring them back to the barn. OMP (oh my pig). I’m crying as I type this.
Wilbur is spared being slaughtered but is so disheartened at the loss of his great friend Charlotte. As time goes by, the babies hatch from their egg sac – 100’s of them. They all fly away except for three that are named Joy, Nellie and Aranea. The movie leaves off with Wilbur telling them about their wonderful mother Charlotte. Not.a.dry.eye.in.the.Hotel.Thompson. my friends. This movie is so touching. One of my favorites.
Can you imagine if I had a Charlotte in my life? What would she write about me? What would you write about me to save my life? These things went through my mind and I just cried.
Mommy said she would write “Some Bacon” in her web for me. aaww – very sweet.
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