Dear Bacon – You talk about having your own room. All 8 of us have to share a room and this is our kitty bunk beds. It gets kind of crowded and you really can’t stretch out… let alone snuggling up to any kind of a blanket or pillow. We even heard that the kitties at the Hotel Thompson sleep in a ‘real’ bed. Is that true?? Signed Eight is Enough
Dear Eight is Enough – WOW – that is a tall kitty bunk bed there. I would think that stretching out on the floor would be more freedom than confined to that little compartment. Is it first come, first served or is everyone assigned their ‘bed’? Make the best out of it my little purr things! Enjoy the moments in life where you can. P.S. Yes the purr things here get to sleep with mom and dad on their select comfort bed. Rotten aren’t they? … like I don’t know nothing about being rotten… snort.
Dear Bacon – I hear the “V” word… you know “vet”. I tried to hide but the master found me like this. What do you think I should do next time? Signed Hide N Seek
Dear Hide N Seek – Well first of all, next time hide under something that you can actually ‘hide’ underneath. Just because you can’t see your master doesn’t mean your master can’t see you. Follow me? But hey on the other hand, that is really a cute picture of your captain quarters – snort – LOL.
Dear Bacon – Sometimes the best things in life are when we sit back, relax and reflect on life. You know, don’t sweat the small stuff. I have a favorite rock that I like to sun myself on and reflect.
It helps me to keep stress free and ponder my life in general. Signed Pondering Ribbit
Dear Pondering Ribbit – WOW – Well you do look relaxed my green friend. I tried meditation in my bedroom. I just couldn’t get my mind to quit focusing on running and eating though.
Perhaps I will try again. Stay green my friend.
Dear Bacon – I’m the sheriff here in these parts. Bark Bark – you think I fit the part? I may be small but I’m a force to be reckoned with! Signed Walking Small with a Big Bark
Dear Walking Small with a Big Bark – I think you can possibly get away with it – you are just too cute with that hat on!!
And those big brown eyes, yeah, I would let you arrest me. Snort.
P.S. I’ve seen some political people on the television. I think you have a shot just like everyone else! Be firm but be fair – that should be your motto.
Dear Bacon – My master is always telling me, “Safety first”. Every time we go on a road trip, she straps me in. Other dogs don’t get strapped in. Signed Wanna be Free
Dear Wanna be Free – If all of the other barky things jumped off a cliff, would you? If they all got taken to the doggy jail…AKA pound… would you want to go too? Your human cares for you with all of their heart and doesn’t want anything to happen to you. I say go with it little man. Enjoy the extra treatment. P.S. I’ll try to hide this picture from my mom. The next thing I know, she will be buckling Houdini into a carseat like this.
Hey friends! How was your week? Mine was awesome – I got a lot of lap time from mom. You gotta love mommy lap time, right? It’s the bestest in the entire world. And I learned something so exciting and wonderful. If mom is walking or standing and if I reach out with my front paws on her leg, she picks me up and loves on me. OMD – why didn’t I learn this earlier in my puppy life? Every time I turn around now, I have to do this so mom holds me and only me. What a life!? If she holds me and puts me down, I give a little grunt of dissatisfaction and she picks me back up. WOW! Then she carries me everywhere – to the mailbox, out in the back yard, up the street to Nana’s – wherever. Did you know this maneuver my friends? If not, you need to try it and let me know what you think.
And this picture of me – let me explain 😦 You see I went to sleep and when I woke up the pillow had exploded. Yep that’s it. That’s the story I’m sticking to for sure – looks innocently and gives you a puppy kiss.
This past weekend, mom/dad had to go out of town. You know what that means, right? I got to go and spend the night with Nana – barks with puppy excitement. And we *all* know what that means.
What happens at Nana’s, stays at Nana’s!
You do know what I’m talking about, right? Nana loves me and I love nana. And you know what else is at Nana’s… besides yummy food? My cousins – Dingo and Tinkerbell. Now Tinkerbell is small like me and older. She doesn’t like to play much. Pretty much – her basic fun thing to do during the day is sleep. But she’s a girl and you know some girls have cooties like that. Then there’s my playmate Dingo. He’s younger than me and we have a ball together. We play, we run, we eat and then we sleep.
Usually when I come home from Nana’s, I’m totally exhausted. This time was no different. I barely made it in the Hotel Thompson, said hey to Bacon and Hemi and passed out on the sofa for a nap. It happens every time. There’s just so much to do at Nana’s.
Do you get to spend the night with your friends? Tell me all about it – Houdini ❤
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? “Wow……I was way up high in a tiny cage all by myself with a little ball with a bell inside and here these two BIG humans came in and saw me – I stuck my paw out of the screen on my jail cell and shook hands with them. They were putty in my paws then. I thought to myself that I was sure they couldn’t resist me and would take me out of that noisy place and give me a proper home. I was right!”
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? “My parents kept me in the basement for the first two weeks because I was so tiny. I couldn’t handle stairs and our house has a LOT of them because it’s on three floors. But when they finally let me up from the basement I knew I was HOME SWEET HOME! They had a big basket of new toys waiting for me and showed me my new food spot and I knew I’d finally made it…………..NIRVANA!”
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? “Hmm…..well, maybe the time when I was pretty small that Mom was with me in the back yard and we were walking down the path to the stream……I was too fast for her and ran under the brambles and stickers really FAST and she couldn’t keep up with me and kept calling me and I just kept running…..it was a BIG adventure but Mom lost track of me and couldn’t find me. She waited at the top of the trail and called me and called me…….and about an hour later I returned. That’s about when the HARNESS and LEASH were introduced in my house!!!!!”
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? “Both of my parents spoil me rotten but my Mom moreso. Dad will take me on the porch when I ask and will give me a treat when I sit by his chair and give him THE LOOK, but my Mom takes care of me, feeds me, takes me for walks, gives me my medicine, has the soft lap that I love so much for naps and brushing, and all I have to do is give her a little SQUEAK and she does everything I need her to do. Some say I’m spoiled – I say I’m WELL LOVED!!!”
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? “One thing that bothered me a lot was at the shelter where I was adopted the shelter lady said (and I heard her say it!) that nobody adopted me because I had extra toes on my front paws and they thought I was deformed. That made me sad. Mom said I was a special polydactyl kitten and she loved my paws and I was not deformed – I was very special. Mom says she’s actually met some humans who have said this to her – that cats with extra toes are just deformed cats……..that’s just so wrong. We are all different and we all have special things about us – that goes for humans too! Don’t assume because someone is DIFFERENT from you that there’s something WRONG with them. I guess that’s just a big misconception that bothers me the most.”
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Sammy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Animal crackers, 5 pounds of carrots, 5 pounds of apples, bananas and cuties – oh my I’m in PIG HEAVEN!!
I’ve got to be the most well kept piglet in the world – no offense my piggy friends. It’s times like this you need to live closer to me so I can share my bounty.
This will all probably last me several months. I don’t get it ‘all’ every day. The apples, bananas and cuties are my bed time snacks. I get one of them every night before mom tucks me in. That way my little belly doesn’t rumble in the middle of the night making deviled ham come out and play – snort!
The carrots get cut into matchstick size treats. I get some of those and some of the animal crackers as snacks during the day, usually around mid day before I go back down for my afternoon nap.
You know I have to have all of these naps. It’s hard taking care of this sexy body!
My nana is the bestest in the entire world! I love you my nana! Smooches
Okay. They say that admission is the first step. So, breathe in. I’m going to admit it. Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? Here it goes –
I’M A SPOILED PAMPERED PIG
There, it’s out. I feel so much better now. It was hard to say that out loud and I know that you are shocked about that statement. I’ve adjusted myself to my living quarters and my way of life at Hotel Thompson. I’ve learned though from watching television and from the different emails that I receive (BaconThompson@gmail.com) that I’m pampered more than most animals… heck some more than regular people. It’s a hard way of living and I do consider myself really lucky to have been adopted by mom and dad.
There are a couple of things that have been brought up lately at the house and in emails. We’ve had some people ask why I don’t go outside. Please don’t think that mom hasn’t tried. She has several times. I’ve never been. I was a runt and was inside being taken care of by a surrogate. Then mom adopted me and brought me home to my nursery. I have a potty patch in my room and I’m trained to use it. In fact, I have my own room. I have my own bed. I have my own television. Mom has tried her best in tempting me into the back yard. But you know, nature is out there. I would get my hooves dirty. I know – I know. I might like it. But what if I like it too much and never want to come back in again? There’s so many questions to ask myself. I’m not saying that I’ll never go outside. I’m just saying for now, I’m happy and content. Mom says that when I’m ready, I’ll venture out and explore. Maybe this spring I’ll try it again. We have a nice big backyard, fenced in and there’s lot of grass out there. I’ve even watched the bunnies play out there. So stay tuned come Spring – I’ll think about it over my hibernation in the winter months.
The other thing that people have been shocked and amazed about is that I sit on the sofa. Why not? Do your purr things or barky things sit on the sofa? Then why can’t a oinker? 🙂 I used to jump on the sofa and I still do at times. But, I’ve learned lately that if I put my front hooves on the couch, mom will pick up my hams and help me on the couch. Isn’t she great?! I then stretch out beside her, she wraps me up in our cuddly blankie and we snuggle. She warms my body up with her body heat and we watch television. Okay – I usually drift off to sleep sometimes and snore but we’re still snuggly. I love sitting with mom. I call it our quality time together.
I’ve surfed the night lately and I have found that I’m not the only piglet that sits on the sofa. Shocker isn’t it? Some even have friends that sit with them. Take a look and let me know what you think –
There are some days that you just don’t want to get up. You do for the food. You do for the potty. But after that, you just want to crawl back to bed, get comfy and go to dream world.
This morning was one of those days. I got mom up for breakfast. That was my civic duty during the week. I always get her up for the worky place. Sometimes the earlier I get her up the more time I have for snuggle time with her before she leaves – wink.
This morning I ate and went to potty. Then I crawled up on mom and snuggled down. She is *so* warm. I put my snout on her legs to warm it up and use the other part of her leg as my pillow. She usually wraps a blankie around us as well but she wanted to take this picture. When it was time for her to go to the worky place, she tried to wake me up. Every time she tried, I would push my head down harder because I didn’t want to move. She just laughed 🙂 and she would give me a few more minutes to sleep while rubbing my back. This piglet knows when he has it made!
Finally, she said she had to go get ready for the worky place. I reluctantly got down, stretched and wobbled to my room. I waited for mom to make my bed and get it all comfy looking. Afterwards, I crawled in and she pulled the blankies up to my head tucking me in. She kissed me good night and I went back to sleep. Life is so hard being a pig! 🙂
This is me tonight after my dinner. I ate, played with the purr thing called Hemi and then had to take a quick piglet nap. I’ll be a whole 9 weeks old tomorrow. It seems like I’ve been here forever. I picked the right mommy to adopt me. She spoils me so bad. She gives me piggy massages. She gives me healthy snacks. She cleans my room for me when I get all of my toys out. She plays with me on the floor. She’s the best.
Mom has been putting this thing she calls a harness on me. She says she’s going to try again this weekend. I’m not too thrilled with it but mom says if I wear it she will take me outside for a walk. I guess that would be cool. I like the idea better of her pushing me around in a stroller. I mean why walk when mommy can just push me around. That’s still being outside, right? Snort.
Well mommy says I have to go to bed now it’s time for my what did she call it? Beauty sleep – that’s it. Oink oink out!