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Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

Kind of a catchy tune isn’t it?  Mom went outside to get the mail.  When she came back in, she was mumbling something, grabbed her cell phone and went back outside.  This piqued my interest.  What the heck was mom up to?

When she came back in, I could smell nature on her.  And, I could smell the heat.  Shivers, I don’t like the heat.  I’ll take my air conditioned room any day.  🙂

Well, she said she went outside to take a picture of something.  Of course, I had to jump on the couch with her to look at the picture.  Oh THUD!  I will never hear the itsy bitsy song again without this vision popping into my little head.  If *that* is an itsy bitsy spider, we are ALL in trouble my friends.  This thing looked like it had its own zipcode!  Have you ever soon anything this huge??!!

I recognize that sound of you hitting the floor.  I’m sorry.  But you have to admit that it is very colorful.  Mom says it’s a good spider and won’t harm you.  I’m not sure about that.  It looks like it can carry me off.

 
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Posted by on 09/30/2017 in Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

Oh my friends.  This tale today is scary unbelievable. It makes you want to do a double take… and possibly a triple take.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  You see working on my 31 Days of Spook takes month of advance preparation.  All year long, I’m looking for just the right stories to bring to you.  Stories of the macabre, ghosts, strange tales, paranormal and things that go bump in the night.  But this story, it caught my attention and I’ve been waiting for some time to share it.

This is something that is strange.  It takes place in Chihuahua, Mexico.  There’s a well known bridal shop in the town called La Popular.  In the bridal shop, there is a mannequin nicknamed La Pascualita that is wearing a wedding dress in the store window.  Sounds all innocent enough, right?  Well here’s the twist.  Some say that La Pascualita might be real.  Do I have your interest piqued now?

You see, for the past 75 years this bridal shop has had rumors flying around about La Pascualita.  Some believe that this mannequin is actually a perfectly preserved corpse!

La Pascualita was placed in the window on March 25, 1930.  Locals saw it and knew that something just wasn’t right about it.  Look at the pictures to the left.  Do you know notice anything odd?

According to the legend, La Popular’s owner Pascuala Esparza had a daughter. His daughter tragically passed away on her wedding day from the bite of a black widow spider.  Some believe that Esparza had his daughter embalmed and that she is now the famous La Pascualita in the shop window.  Of course Esparza has denied such rumors.

Funny thing though – if La Pascualita isn’t Esparza’s daughter why all the secrecy.  What secrecy you ask?  Well, of all of the employees of the shop there are only two that are allowed to change her clothing and that is only behind a closed door.

Other employees of the shop so that La Pascualita’s hands are very realistic and some say you can even see wrinkles and varicose veins on her legs.  Other employees say they come into the shop in the early mornings only to see that La Pascualita has changed positions on her own.  And then there are other employees that say La Pascualita ‘watches’ them during the day.

You be the judge.  What do you think?

Story courtesy of Greg Newkirk with Roadtrippers and Pictures from Pinterest

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – I’m getting too old to be the party dog in the crowd.  My friends are trying to have an intervention with me and took this picture.  I really didn’t think I had gotten that bad but pictures don’t lie, right?  Between the beer and the shots of tequila, I was out for the night.  I guess it’s time for me to reach out for help.  What do you suggest?  Signed Boozer

Dear Boozer – You are right my little friend.  Admission is the first step and you have taken that step in the right direction.  There are group meetings that you can attend in your area with AAA (Anipal Alcoholic Anonymous).  Make that phone call my friend and good luck with your recovery.

 

 


Dear Bacon – The big thing right now is to Netflix and chill.  I’m all for it.  This is me watching my favorite movie Willard.  If you haven’t seen it, you must watch it.  It’s amazing.  And of course no movie is perfect without the snack of some cheese.  What’s your favorite movie to chill?  Signed Will Jr

Dear Will Jr – Well my friend.  I looked up your movie.  It is what shall I say intriguing for sure.  My favorite movie lately is My Brother the Pig.  This is also an amazing movie.  And I like to watch it with snacks as well – my favorite is popcorn.  You keep chilling little guy!

 

 


 

Dear Bacon – Cheap labor.  That’s what I call this.  Our human has a lawn service and dude he puts us to work for kibbles.  We all have our assigned duties from leaf blower, raking and working the riding lawn mower.  It’s unheard of but it does make for some interesting looks when the humans drive by.  I’m hoping that one of the neighborhood ladies will take notice of our skills.  What do you think – we got a chance?  Signed Canine Lawn Care

Dear Canine Lawn Care – Hey, if you were in my hood, I would definitely hire you for sure my friends.  However you get the job done, that’s key in my book.  And once the ladies notice your working skills and the kibbles that you are bringing in, they will have to take numbers at your front door.  Be safe!


 Dear Bacon –  Look dude, it was a spider on the ground.  I don’t do spiders.  Nope, not at all.  And it was gigantic.  There was no way I was staying on the ground with that monster.  And those humans – they just walked around it like it was nothing.  They are the strangest people.  You afraid of those creepy crawlers too, right?  Signed Spastic

Dear Spastic – Let me get this right.  You are afraid of spiders but not height.  That’s amazing.  And what’s more amazing is that the humans are just walking by without a care not even paying you any attention.  WOW.  Too bad you can’t act like a bird and drop a little something if you know what I mean – snorts with piggy laughter.  I do understand your arachnophobia.  I myself don’t like the little pests with all of those legs either.  No one blames you for that.  Just be careful getting down off that limb okay bro.

 


Dear Bacon – Look at me – I’m a turtle.  Barks!  Okay maybe not a turtle.  Maybe a cute little pooch. Yep that’s who I am – a cute little pooch.  My human is always dressing me up different ways.  I say go for it because they always give me great treats in return.  Do your humans make you do anything stupid for treats?  Signed Michaelangelo

Dear Michaelangelo – Once my mom put me near a carton of eggs and took my picture.  She said I was the bacon and eggs in its original form.  I don’t get it but mom/dad got a great laugh out of it.  And like you as well – I got great treats.  So hey, if it doesn’t hurt us then I say wear it with pride.


Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without *you*.  Please remember to email me your letters and pictures ❤

 
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Posted by on 07/26/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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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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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon –  What?  Who are people to judge?  There I was walking in the woods minding my own business.  That’s when it crossed my path.  It was so huge.  So ugly.  So mean looking.  Shivers to Smokey the Bear.  This thing was huge.  What can I say?  Even bears hate spiders.  They are evil little creatures.  Are you afraid of those eight legged freaks too?  Signed Sitting on Top of the World

Dear Sitting on Top of the World – I agree with you whole heatedly my friend – SHIVERS!  To be so small and somewhat innocent looking, those legs and eyes set me off every single time.  They are a wicked bunch who think the entire world is out to get them.  In thinking such, Yes.  I can admit it.  I’m so afraid of them. Heck we had one outside our front porch here at the Hotel Thompson that was so huge that it could carry me off.  Is there any room up there for me too?


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Dear Bacon –  I’m just trying to set the record straight my friend.  Not all of my kind is mean or aggressive.  That’s how the bad owners try to make us feel.  Take for instance me – I’m full of love and kindness as you can see by my friends.  I love everyone and would not hurt not a soul.  Signed Love Actually

Dear Love Actually – Bravo my friend.  You make a great example in setting everyone straight.  We are only as our humans are.  Full of love and life shows the kindness in your humans – just like mine.  We wouldn’t hurt anyone… except for maybe licks and kisses.  Keep up the great work!


20130724-233639.jpg Dear Bacon –  It’s time to have a talk with my master.  After balancing the budget for him, there are some cuts to be made.  I think we should start in his food budget and see how he likes it for a change.  What do you think?  Signed Bulldog Accounting

Dear Bulldog Accounting – I think you may be on to something my friend.  If we cut their food budget and the things they enjoy, they might see the light when it comes to cutting our food supply and the things we enjoy.  Great strategy.  Let me know how it works okay.


20130724-233648.jpg Dear Bacon – I am ready for the battle.  I will protect and serve you my oinker friend through thick and then.  I have my sandals and sword and will travel for your safety.  Signed Warrior

Dear Warrior – Aaww – that’s a great friend that would pick up, travel to my side and protect me through thick and thin.  You are such a great and brave warrior.  But in these parts here at the Hotel Thompson, I don’t have much to worry about.  Not really.  I think most days all I do worry about is whether or not tonight I’m having a salad or side dish from mom/dad’s dinner.  That’s the highlight of my worries.  You see, I have it made here at the Hotel Thompson.  I know that.  I say your talents and bravery should be for say a woman of your kind… that way you can win her heart forever every day together.  What do you think?  Keep me posted because I think personally any woman would be honored to have you at her side – her shining knight hero.


20130724-233715.jpgDear Bacon –  Roar!  I’m a bear.  I’m a fox.  I’m a dog.  Listen to me ROAR.  Barks!  No not really.  You see I am a dog.  However, I look like a fox or a bear.  Neat huh?  My humans love that about me.  At first people are like WOW – look at that bear.  Then they learn that I’m a poochie.  Then they are like aaaww isn’t he cute?  I’ll take it – I’ll take all of the attention I can get.  Right? Signed PandaFoxPooch

Dear PandaFoxPooch – I think that’s awesome!  You can have the best of three different worlds.  Just think of the tight spots you can get out of with your multi-talents.  Too cool my friend.  And you have the entire package – the looks, the coloring and the roar and barking.  Carry it with pride!


Remember my friends that Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send your pictures and letters to my email address. 🙂

 
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Posted by on 11/03/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

Oh my friends.  This tale today is scary unbelievable. It makes you want to do a double take… and possibly a triple take.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  You see working on my 31 Days of Spook takes month of advance preparation.  All year long, I’m looking for just the right stories to bring to you.  Stories of the macabre, ghosts, strange tales, paranormal and things that go bump in the night.  But this story, it caught my attention and I’ve been waiting for some time to share it.

This is something that is strange.  It takes place in Chihuahua, Mexico.  There’s a well known bridal shop in the town called La Popular.  In the bridal shop, there is a mannequin nicknamed La Pascualita that is wearing a wedding dress in the store window.  Sounds all innocent enough, right?  Well here’s the twist.  Some say that La Pascualita might be real.  Do I have your interest piqued now?

You see, for the past 75 years this bridal shop has had rumors flying around about La Pascualita.  Some believe that this mannequin is actually a perfectly preserved corpse!

La Pascualita was placed in the window on March 25, 1930.  Locals saw it and knew that something just wasn’t right about it.  Look at the pictures to the left.  Do you know notice anything odd?

According to the legend, La Popular’s owner Pascuala Esparza had a daughter. His daughter tragically passed away on her wedding day from the bite of a black widow spider.  Some believe that Esparza had his daughter embalmed and that she is now the famous La Pascualita in the shop window.  Of course Esparza has denied such rumors.

Funny thing though – if La Pascualita isn’t Esparza’s daughter why all the secrecy.  What secrecy you ask?  Well, of all of the employees of the shop there are only two that are allowed to change her clothing and that is only behind a closed door.

Other employees of the shop so that La Pascualita’s hands are very realistic and some say you can even see wrinkles and varicose veins on her legs.  Other employees say they come into the shop in the early mornings only to see that La Pascualita has changed positions on her own.  And then there are other employees that say La Pascualita ‘watches’ them during the day.

You be the judge.  What do you think?

Story courtesy of Greg Newkirk with Roadtrippers and Pictures from Pinterest

 

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Sparkle Spider

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Posted by on 11/19/2014 in Bacon

 

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