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A Favorite Snack Food

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It’s that time of the year again when the cherries are in full flourish. Mom buys them at the market because they are suppose to be good for arthritis. She says it works so during this time of the year, we always have some in the cold box.

Mom made the mistake of giving me one last year and now I’ve been hooked ever since. Thank goodness I don’t have to fight dad for these – he doesn’t care much for them.

Mom takes the stem and seed off for me and gives me the actual cherry. I could snarf down eat the entire bag if she could get the seeds out quick enough.

A little funny about cherries though. Don’t eat too many of them.

One time I ate so many of them that when I went wee wee, it was red. I thought dad was going to have to call rescue until mom remembered the cherries I ate. That was a close call. Snorts

 
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Posted by on 08/21/2013 in Bacon

 

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One of My Favorite Foods

Sometimes I don’t even have to tell you what one of my favorites foods are.  I’m just going to show you this picture to see if you can guess.  It’s true – you can’t just eat one.   Mommy buys them for me in the economical HUGE sized box.

Can you guess what it is – snorts?

 

Hogs and Snout Kisses –

Bacon

 

 
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Posted by on 06/30/2013 in Bacon

 

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What is Happiness?

What is happiness?  I’m a simple pig.  Happiness to me is a platefull of bananas, strawberries and grapes in my favorite snack piggy plate.  See, I’m simple like that.  I got this wonderful snack of my favorite things.  Why?  Because I’m cute, cuddly and as momma says, “Just so precious”.  Snorts – it doesn’t take much, does it?

What are you happy for on this Saturday?  I’m happy for my food, my accomodations here at the Hotel Thompson and of course mom/dad.

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 06/29/2013 in Bacon

 

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Diary of Dominance Training

 

You know how they say that pigs can be stubborn and ‘pig-headed’?  Well, that about sums me up.  I know – I’m trying.  I really am trying.  It’s like my alter ego, Deviled Ham, comes out at times when I least expect it.  Mom/Dad are not quitters and they are hanging in there.  Here’s the update on dominance training.

Tuesday, 04/29/2013 – Dominance training actually started this evening. It is something that I’m not used to.  Dad has said the “NO” word very firmly, very southern might I add – snort giggles.  It does make me stop in my hooves and rethink my surroundings before Deviled Ham shows up.  When I was on the couch with mom, dad came over several times to see me.  The first time, I went all pig ballistic on him.  He put me in my place with the southern firm “NO” and petted my little head.  After about the third attempt, I never grunted or barked and allowed dad to pet me.

Wednesday, 04/30/2013 – After my morning snack when I was going back to my room, Deviled Ham came out from no where and I jumped dad in the hallway.  Bad move.  The rest of the day, I was fine.  Again, when I was on the couch with mom, dad came over several times to see me.  The first time, I again barked and growled but not as bad as the night before.  The second time he came over, it was just a small grumble when he pet me.  After that, I never grunted or barked and allowed dad to pet me as long as he wanted.

Thursday, 5/1/2013 – Well, you know how they say the third time is the charm?  Snort – not so much in this case.  I lost my piggy mind tonight.  I was good all day long with dad.  I never gave him a moment’s trouble while it was me and him at the Hotel Thompson.  That night, daddy and mommy went out to dinner.  When they came back, my rebellious teenager Deviled Ham made an appearance.  I tried to attack daddy.  Mom thought it was those god forsaken orange shorts he wears because they were so bright – snort.  It wasn’t.  My hoove nipped him on the knee cap, not bad.  His southern “NO” really did nothing for me.  Mommy had to be the firm one.  Instead of minding her, what did I do?  Rebellious teenager Deviled Ham tried to go after her.  Drops and shakes my piggy head.  I was bad.  Mom sent me to my room which I minded.  No bedtime snack.  No bedtime story.  No night time snuggles.  Mommy said it hurt her more than it was hurting me.  I’m not so sure.  You see, this is the one thing that piggies have a hard time with – being ignored.  She ignored me the rest of the night.  That’s tough on this little guy. And, I think I made mommy cry.  I could hear her and daddy in their room.  Mommy wouldn’t even let Bashful sleep with me last night.  I was all by myself and had all night to rethink my rebellious ways.  It was a long night.

Friday, 5/2/2013 – This morning I got mommy up to get ready for the worky place and breakfast.  It was a new day with new ways.  Mommy fixed me breakfast and I just wagged my tail so fast when she was talking to me about last night.  We had our little prayer meeting and she put me back to bed for my morning nap.  Today, I am really, REALLY going to try to be good.  Wish me luck and think of me.  Mommy says that this weekend there will be lots of training.  I’m game. 

 
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Posted by on 05/03/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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My Typical Day at Hotel Thompson, Part I

I’m older now so my routine at the Hotel Thompson has changed just a little in my normal day to day activities.  I thought I would share with you what my typical day is like, just so you can know me better.  Now that I’ve matured some – cough, cough I can’t believe I said that with a straight snout – I’m not as excitable as I once was.  I’ve kind of grown accustomed to my home and in running things.  It’s just a challenge some days of still letting the humans ‘think’ they run things – snort.   

This will be a two part posting.  I’ll post what I do the first part of the day today and the second part of the day will follow the next day.  So, here we go:

  • 6:30AM – I’m mom’s alarm clock during the week.  She hasn’t had to set her alarm clock to get up for work since the day she brought me home a little over a year ago.  Isn’t that awesome?!  I snort and squeal to get her up for the worky place, isn’t that nice of me to wake her up like that?  She calls me her Bacon alarm.  You can imagine being in a deep sleep and having me go off so early in the morning at a high pitch.  It has to be an unusual wake up call but mom has gotten used to it by now.  I’m also calling her for breakfast.  A piglet in the wild would do the same thing, call their mother for food.  She just gets a bonus of a Bacon alarm clock as well.
  • 7:00AM – Mommy/piggy time.  After I eat my breakfast of piggy chow and cheerios, I snuggle with mom on the sofa and we watch the morning news together.  What I don’t understand, she explains to me.  I especially love the traffic – I love all of those flashing lights on the television. 
  • 7:30AM – Mom takes me back to my room for my morning siesta and she gets ready for the worky place.  Usually by the time she leaves the house, I’m in a deep sleep.  Sometimes Hemi the purr thing will come in my room and sleep with me in the morning time.  It all depends if he is still sleepy from the night. 
  • 10:00AM – I finally wake up from my siesta.  I stumble into the front room to find daddy for my mid morning snack.  I burn a lot of energy dreaming of running in my sleep and need nourishment.  I find him and he usually gives me some kind of fruit.  On good days, I’m lucky and get cut up watermelon.  I love watermelon, especially the rind and juice.  I always want more but mom and dad always tells me that a snack is a snack, not a meal.  Sigh, I still beg for more.  It’s what I do.
  • 10:15AM – It’s time for the exercise.  It’s a dreaded thing in my life but I have to keep up with this fantastic body.  It takes a lot of hard work and diligence.  My dad goes to the workout room and hits the treadmill and I run throughout the house.  Dad has mentioned putting me on the treadmill to get my run in but mom keeps shooting him down.  I think one day it may happen.  You know what they say about what mom doesn’t know won’t hurt her – snort.  I run up and down the halls, throughout the rooms, in the laundry room and through the kitchen.  Sometimes me and Hemi play tag and chase each other.  During this running, I bark, squeal and have a fun time.  Mom and dad calls it exercise but I call it fun times at the Hotel Thompson!
  • 11:00AM – I’m tired now from that 45 minute of play time.  Dad is usually done with his workout and we hit the sofa to watch some television together.  Our favorite show right now is Excused.  It’s a riot!  We laugh so hard at some of things these people do.  Other times, dad has to cover my eyes because he says it’s PG (pig guidance) required.  He tells me not to tell mom that he lets me watch it but also tells me that I need to pig up, be a man and learn about these things.  He’s a cool dad.  After this show, we watch the noon news together.  Sometimes, I don’t even want to let mom out the door to go to the worky place with all of the weird things that happen out there.  I have to let her go though and believe that she can take care of herself.  My mom the hero. 
  • 12:30PM – Lunch time!  Dad usually fixes me piggy chow with veggies.  Doesn’t matter what kind of veggies.  I love them all.  After I eat, I’m usually worn out and tired.  I will go to my room for my afternoon nap.  During this time, dad gets his things done around the house that he needs to handle and also eats his lunch.  This is usually my longest nap during the day.  It’s hard taking care of this body.  I need all of the beauty sleep I can get!  Plus, I have to be well rested when mom gets home.
  • 3:00PM – I wake up from my nap and I’m excited.  After I wake up from my afternoon nap, dad always lets me call mom at the worky place.  This is the coolest time of the day.  He calls mom on the speaker phone so I can hear her.  When she answers, I go crazy snorting and talking to her on the phone.  She will talk to me and I will get quiet listening to her voice.  When she stops, I start talking again.  We don’t talk long but it’s enough to tie me over until she gets home.  I’ve been doing this all of my life and I think it really helps mom get through the day to hear me.  I think I inspire her to finish up her day at the worky place and get home to me and dad.  Afterwards, dad gives me another snack.  I then play with my squeaky toys, my bouncy balls and the purr things until mom gets home. 
 
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Posted by on 01/04/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Food for the Little Man

20130102-070120.jpgWell, let’s fly into the new year of 2013 – are you ready? I know I am. Mom was off of the worky place yesterday and I enjoyed it all day long! Of course, my little schedule is out of whack with her being off in the middle of the week but I’m not complaining. When mom is off, Bacon gets further spoiled 🙂

I let mom sleep in yesterday morning. I figured we were both up late the night before watching fireworks and we both needed our beauty sleep. Someone has to take care of mommy. When we 20130102-084304.jpgfinally got up, mom made magic in the kitchen. I love mornings like this. I got to try blueberries! She made blueberry pancakes – one of my new favorites. Something was oddly familiar with my pancake though. I couldn’t quite put my snout on it. And she used my favorite Sesame Street plate. The morning was starting off just pigawesome for me! Even dad oohhed and aawweedd about the blueberry pancakes. He said that he hasn’t had them in over 10 years! WOW – dad where have you been? These are the bestest!

Mom tinkered around in the kitchen afterwards cleaning up and putting dinner in the oven. I’m not sure what people food she was preparing but it really smelled the house up in a good way. I kept going around sniffing the air all day trying to figure out what it was. I was in pig h20130102-084313.jpgeaven!

For lunch, mom fixed me piggy chow and a fried egg! Did I mention that I like when mommy is home? She actually cooks for me. That’s why I love her so much. Just about as much as fried eggs and piggy chow. I ate my lunch, did a few laps around the house playing with Hemi and then jumped on the sofa with mom for some snuggle time. She was on her computer doing some writing and in between thought moments, she would rub my little belly – don’t laugh I know it’s not little – snort. We only got up one time to get water and potty. Other than that, it was mommy/piggy bonding time.

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Before I knew it, mom was waking me up for dinner. Where did the time go? Now, this is where mom is creative. I always get a salad with my piggy pellets at night. It’s something that’s always on my menu. But mom goes that extra little step and makes it special. This is my nightly salad from mom. Looks good doesn’t it? And of course it’s in my piggy plate. It has all of my favorites – piggy chow, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots and grapes.

After I ate dinner, I went to my room for my piggy meditation time. I really need this time every day to relax and reflect on the days activities. During this time, I let mom and dad eat dinner in peace. Again, their food sure did smell good. And, I’ll tell you a secret. I know mom fixed black-eyed peas with rice because she let me try some 🙂 Even I need to start the year out eating the traditional foods!

After mom and dad got finished and I was done with my meditation, I went into the kitchen and supervised mom cleaning up the dishes. Dad was in the kitchen as well and he started you know play picking on mom. Mom jokingly said, “Bacon, daddy is picking on me. Get him.” Well, I did what she said. I went over to dad, stomped on his foot with my hoove and snouted his ankle. Hey, I gotta protect my mom. Mom thought it was funny. She praised me and gave me a treat. Dad on the other hand was fussy but in a fun way. He couldn’t believe that I protected mommy like that. It’s what I do. He should know that by now. Most people have protect dogs. Mom has a protect pig – snort bark! LOL

20130102-084326.jpgWe all went into the front room after the cleaning was done. Dad played with me a while before I jumped on the couch with mommy. We then watched this show on television called Finding Bigfoot. That is a cool show! I love Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay, Ranae Holland and Matt Moneymaker. They belong to this group called the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization and they look for the infamous Bigfoot every where that you can imagine. Their calls for bigfoot, what a hoot! I think my favorite one to make calls is Ranae. She is hysterical. I also like it when they say they hear or something is ‘squatchy’. I just snort my little tail off when they do that! I try to watch this show every week with mom.

Mom even popped some popcorn for us to snack on during the shows. And of course, after popcorn it was my bedtime. It was a week day and mom had to go back to the worky place the next day. I’ll miss her today.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Hogs and Kisses – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 01/02/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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