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Journey with Friends 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Hello sweet friends. How was your week?  Any stumbling blocks?  Did you meet your goals?

I can officially say that I do believe my desire for sodas may be behind me. I haven’t had one for a couple of weeks now which blows my mind. I was so addicted 😦  I’ve made a commitment only to partake on special occasions when me and the hub unit might go out to dinner. At least this choice seems to be working now. Yay me!  

My food decisions last week were also good. AND I weighed this past weekend. I was down a couple more pounds!!  

So I’m learning day by day is the best way for me. So my friends – how was your week?

❤️️


 
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Posted by on 09/26/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Hey my friends.  How did you do last week?  I’m still bouncing right along trying to cook more at home, eating better and walking when I can. Sometimes I get too focused on something and overdo.  Do you know what I mean?  Since a couple of weeks ago when I tweaked my way of eating a bit and not pushing myself so much to do walking, I’m feeling and doing better.  Funny how that works huh?  But sometimes there are days still when the little devil sits on your shoulder and says, “Go ahead, eat that chocolate.  It doesn’t matter.”  I think we all fight the devils here/there in our life.  Let’s all of us get the things off of our chest that need to be out there.

.  I will not let people get me down.  I will not cringe over the little things of extra work on my desk, more bills that need to be paid, kids schedules or deadlines.  I will not play your high school games.  I will not let the devil overtake my life.  I will not curse in traffic.  Today I will put my head up high.  I will be me – take it or leave it.

Now my friends, how was your week?  Do tell and list some of the things that will *not* get you down this week ❤

 
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Posted by on 09/19/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – Seriously!?  Trust me humans.  Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  Really – trust me.  The commercials for “bring your pets anywhere” and the “adventure” doesn’t really fly with us anipals.  Let alone the phrase bonding.  Let me tell you a secret humans – pay attention now – we can bond at home.  No need for the side of a cliff.  I’m just sayin!  Signed Hanging Kitty

Dear Hanging Kitty – Dude, I got you totally on this.  I take great comfort in the confinement of my home.  I have no intentions of camping or hanging out like yourself there – EVER!  But my friend – please be careful until you get back home.  You wouldn’t want to lose one of those lives of yours.


Dear Bacon – I get called a name a lot that this picture represents.  I know you are a smart pig and can figure this out.  I really don’t like this name.  I prefer Donkey.  I mean doesn’t that sound so much better than the other word?  Go ahead and get it out.  I know you want to.  Signed Sir Donkey

Dear Sir Donkey – It took me a couple of minutes but I get it.  That’s pretty funny.  It’s a hole and your a …. donkey.  Snorts with piggy laughter.  Yeah, I think I like donkey better too.


Dear Bacon – Do you believe piggy friend?  I so do!  I just know that we can’t be the only ones out here.  There has to be little green men or grey men – something like that out there too.  I’ve watched a lot of documentaries and silently slithered listening to the information.  I even thought I would put aluminum foil on my head to see if I can make contact.  I admit I got help with that.. you know no fingers and all.  So what do you think?  Is there life out there among us that don’t belong here?  Signed Slivering Scully

Dear Slivering Scully – OMP!  I’ve seen those shows too.  All of them – Area 51, X-Files, Monsters and Mysteries in America just to name a few.  I do believe.  I mean heck, I think some of them walk among us.  I mean think about – I could be a pig from another planet.  It could happen – snorts!


Dear Bacon – I give up.  This two legged creature is now living with us in my home.  Mom and dad left one day and then a couple of days came back home with it.  It is loud.  It stinks.  It throws up fur balls a lot.  It just sleeps and poops.  Rolls kitty eyes.  I really don’t understand it.  So I climb in one of it’s sitting play things.  And guess what?  I got stuck.  So disgraceful.  I couldn’t move.  I couldn’t wiggle out of it.  I was totally humiliated.  Of course the humans got me out after they took pictures for that Facebook thing.  Kill me now.  Signed Stuck in a Rough Place

Dear Stuck in a Rough Place – I have so been there my friend many times.  Of course the humans are going to take pictures first before helping you out of your delicate situation.  I don’t understand them at all.  I really don’t.  I’m sorry about it being in your home now.  Try to stay far, far away from it… at least until they are in their teens.

 


Dear Bacon – Look I might be a small pup but I’m strong in heart.  I must weigh 200 pounds – look at these muscles!  Do you lift?  Signed Dexter

Dear Dexter – Aaww – you do look like you are strong like an ox my friend.  Remember safety first and always have a spotter okay.


❤ Remember friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to email me your pictures/letters. ❤

 
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Posted by on 09/13/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


 Hello sweet friends.  How was your week?  Last week I tried something different.  Less *thinking* about how I should eat and more thinking about life in general.  I concentrated on me, which is something I normally don’t do.  For instance, I ate good foods when I was hungry, not necessarily because it was breakfast time or lunch time or dinner time.  Does that make sense?  I still ate meals but I broke them down into mini-meals throughout the day.  I always felt full and didn’t crave anything which is a first for me.  And a couple of times something weird happened.  What you ask?  I heard my tummy growling – Oh my!  When was the last time you heard your tummy growl?  This was such a weird feeling especially since I felt like I was eating all day.  But even more amazing – I was down on the scales this week – can I get heck yeah!

So my friends – how was your week?

 
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Posted by on 09/12/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Hey my friends – how was your week?  Have you ever felt like time flies by – literally?  I mean I have great intentions on my to do list but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day.  Remember when we were kids and seemed like it took forever to be the end of the day – or for it to be summer – or for Christmas?  Now, you sneeze on January 1st and BOOM – it’s Christmas shopping time.  Shaking my head.  I’m telling you – it’s just not enough time in the day.

I gained a couple of pounds last week on my journey but I’m okay with that.  I”m not going to beat myself up because there is so much going on here.  We still have plans at the end of the month with entertaining and going to the beach and lots of planning is being done.  The kids are being wild – I think all of them know it’s almost summer and they want to play in the wild outdoors – AKA Magical Backyard.  And they will as soon as we somewhat snake proof it.  Shivers to those crawly things.

So my friends – how was your week?

 
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Posted by on 05/02/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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What Would You Do?

  Shivers to mergatroid and back around the world!  I saw this on the internet this past weekend and I have to admit that I wet myself.  Go ahead and admit it – you did too just a little, didn’t you?  You wake up from a deep sleep in the middle of the night.  You flip on your light to go to the bathroom and see this sweet thing on your bedroom floor.

Personally, I would find a way out of the bedroom.  Then, I would burn that house down.  Period.  No questions asked.  I don’t care anymore.  The house is dead to me now with this creation anywhere in it.

What do you do?

 
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Posted by on 03/21/2016 in Bacon

 

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Sorry We Are Staying In the Rest of the Day

 There you are, on your way out the front door to run some errands or go to dinner.  You drop your keys on the ground.  You look down to retrieve them.  That’s when you see your new best friend that wants to say hello.  What do you do?  Personally, my little oinker butt can’t get back into the safety confines of the Hotel Thompson fast enough – Mr. Snake can have the car keys.  Oh what’s that mom?  The house key is on the chain too?  Snorts.  The top of the house sure looks like a great waiting spot then.  Don’t tell me piggies can’t climb.  What would YOU do my friends?  Anyone want me to save them a spot next to me on the roof?

 
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Posted by on 08/15/2015 in Bacon

 

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You Have Got to be Kidding Me!

 Oh dear friends.  This is just exactly what this oinker needed to hear upon returning home from camping out in the woods all week at Summer Camp.  This is what nightmares are made out of – I’m just saying!

So there we all were this past Sunday, all camped out in the living room of the Hotel Thompson watching the locals news on Fox 5 based out of Atlanta, Georgia.  This story comes up about – wait for it – a snake.  Shivers to mergatroid.  And not just any snake.  They were talking about a Gaboon Viper.

See, this lady Ms. Lora Brown was riding down the street in her vehicle in Milledgeville, Georgia when she saw something in the road in front of of her.  So she did what any of us would do.  Upon passing it, she stuck her camera out of the car window and took a picture.  Makes sense right?  Ms. Lora Brown said it was because of the unique markings that got her attention.  This photograph is the one that was shown on Fox 5 news of what Ms. Brown took.  First up, awesome markings and I applaud you Ms. Brown for taking a picture instead of creating a speed bump.

Ms. Brown contacted the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to find out what kind of snake this was.  Do you know what she was told?  It is a Gaboon Viper that originates out of South Africa and are not known to exist in the wild here in Georgia.  They are VERY venomous.  What it is doing in Georgia no one knows.  DNR can’t confirm or disprove that it is even here.  They have been out in the woods looking for it and so far have seen no signs of it.  Then again from the looks of this picture it seems that it would be able to blend very easily with the vegetation in the woods.

Thank goodness I saw this AFTER my Summer Camp.  If I had seen it before leaving, there would be no way come heaven or hell that I would be camping out in the woods.  Shivers – this is a SyFy movie in the making!

 

 
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Posted by on 08/12/2015 in Bacon

 

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Funny Humor

Okay my friends.  This weekend, I’m feeling funny with a slight temperature of amusement.  With that in mind, I have jokes to share.  I do hope that you enjoy these.


 

Snake 1 says, “Are we poisonous?”

Snake 2 replies, “I don’t know, why?”.

Snake 1 says, “I just bit my lip.”


 

One of the highlights of the biology course at my university was the monthly feeding of a caged rattlesnake kept in the laboratory. One time, the entire class gathered around the cage and, in complete silence, watched as the feeding took place.

 ‘I’m jealous of the snake,’ the instructor said. ‘I never get the class’s undivided attention like this.’
A student answered matter-of-factly, ‘You would if you could swallow a mouse.’

What is the difference between a cat and a dog?

Dogs think, “Humans are benevolent, they feed me and take care of me, so they must be Gods.

Cats think, “Humans are benevolent, they feed me and take care of me, so I must be God.”

 

 
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Posted by on 07/11/2015 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

20140111-195536.jpg Dear Bacon – This is the pits.  No I mean it really.  It’s not bad enough that my humans put these ridiculous pajamas on me.  Now I have to wear the cone of shame.  AND they sat me in a make shift bed which is really an old potty box with a blanket.  Really?  This is how they treat me.  Can you give me a word of encouragement my piggy friend?  Signed Cat in the Hat

Dear Cat in the Hat – You know my friend.  You are looking at this all wrong.  Look at it from the positive prospective.  They put pajamas on you – I’m guessing – so that you wouldn’t scratch whatever you had done surgically, right?  Then they put the pitiful projector on your head so you couldn’t lick or bite that particular surgical spot, right?  AND then they put you in a comfortable spot with a blankie so you would be comfy.  See, look at it from this prospective.  Do you know what all of that adds up to this little piggy?  To me it says your humans care for you way more than you think and want you to be comfortable during this duration.  Instead of looking at it from your point of view, take it from my point of view.  And let me add, suck it up for all it’s worth – humans love that when they think they’ve done something to you 🙂


20140111-195548.jpg Dear Bacon –  Can you believe my humans have the audacity to blame ‘me’ – innocent cute little ‘me’ – as stealing one of their valuable orange crunchy things they snack on while watching television?  Me.  There is no way they can pin this crime on me.  There is no proof!  Signed Cheeto

Dear Cheeto – Do me a favor my friend.  Go to your nearest mirror and look at yourself.  Go ahead.  I’l wait.  Whistles while waiting and taps hooves.  Oh good you are back.  Did you see that incriminating evidence on your cute little face?  The orange stuff my friend.  That would be evidence of eating your humans prized Cheetos.  By your name, I’m thinking this is not your first run in with the law on being busted for this crime.  Might I make a suggestion for future escapades?  Once you have partaken of the evil Cheeto, go drink some water out of your bowl with delight.  I mean slush that water around on your cute little face to wash the orange stuff off.  No proof means it didn’t happen my friend.  Happy eating.


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Dear Bacon – I was cold.  It was freezing in this house.  My humans like to hang me as they so delightfully like to say.  Don’t worry about us little pooches.  I had to resort to the last step and wrap myself like a hot dog.  It does the trick especially with the sun coming in from the window.  Have you ever been this cold?  Signed Cold Dog

Dear Cold Dog – WOW.  I say if you’re cold, go for it my friend.  I’m one of the very few here with us anipals that love it cold.  I’m with my mom and like you said, we like to hang meet here at the Hotel Thompson.  The colder the better.  Heck, if we could skip over summer we would so do so.  Stay warm my friend!


20140111-195606.jpgDear Bacon – Here is my brother.  He is so weird.  I was looking down at the dog just minding my own business.  That’s when Patches (my bro) jumped up and pulled my head up.  What was so important that he wanted me to see you ask?  The humans were cooking breakfast.  Something smelled so delightful.  They call it bacon.  I’m just wondering.  Do you know what this glorious smell is?  Signed Matches

Dear Matches – I know exactly what that awful stuff called bacon is.  It’s horrible.  Such a bad thing to ever try.  Some humans get addicted to it.  See, that’s how bad it is for you cats.  Once hooked, they can’t go back.  And I for one can guarantee you that you don’t want to get hooked on that bad drug.  Yeah, it’s a bad drug.  Better steer far away from it my friends.  I wouldn’t want it to stunt your growth or anything.  Snorts!

 


20140111-195617.jpgDear Bacon – Don’t you jussst love my new ssssweater?  I got it for my birthdaysss.  I just love to sssslither around the house wearing itsss.  I think it makesss me ssslim and bringsss out the color of my eyessss.  What do you thinksss?  Signed Sexy and I Know It

Dear Sexy and I Know It – As long as YOU think you are sexy and you know it, does it really matter what anyone else thinks?  You rock that sweater around your house all you want.  Perhaps maybe next time your humans can get you a longer one?  Keep slithering there where you are my friend.

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FRIENDS – Please remember that Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please email me your pictures and letters 🙂

 
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Posted by on 06/16/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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