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Dear Bacon,

You just know I have to go there.  Do you think my tongue is longer than Miley Cyrus’?  I do believe I can make a better video.  What do you think?  Signed Tonsil

Dear Tonsil,

YES!  and Y.E.S.!!  I do believe your tongue is longer and cuter than the girl masquerading as an entertainer.  AND, I do believe you could make a better AND cleaner video than of such.  I mean look at you now.  You are already wearing more clothes – snorts.

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Dear Bacon,

I’m confused.  I’m mystified.  I’m just well don’t know.  What is it?  Is it a turtle?  Is it a dinoturtle?  Is it a form of a Mutant Ninja Turtle?  What the cat’s eye is it?  Signed Confucius

Dear Confucius,

It’s cute.  That’s what it is – snorticles.  Go with it and have some fun.  Put a leash on it and walk it for Halloween.

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Dear Bacon,

What nut?  I don’t see a nut.  There are no nuts around here.  There’s nothing to see here.  Carry on.  Signed Dale

Dear Dale,

No nuts huh?  Well you might want to get that overly enlarged cheek looked at by your doctor.  PLOL (pig laughing out loud)

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Dear Bacon,

Sometimes you just have to find a friend that cares about you and your well being when out in nature.  Someone that you can curl up to and take a sleep and know that no one is going to bother you while you are doing so.  This is my buddy Pete.  He’s my pal.  You need to find you a Pete too when you go outside.  Signed Bun

Dear Bun,

Awww – that is so adorable my friend.  I’ll start looking for one now.

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Dear Bacon,

This is my friend Scratch.  He is blind.  I’m officially his seeing eye cat.  You don’t see this everyday, do you?  It just goes to show you that anyone can help someone out.  I’ve heard about your humans vision problems.  Why don’t you become his seeing eye pig?  It would be awesome!  Signed Felix

Dear Felix,

You know you do have a point my friend.  That is fantastic.  I think I’ll try to start today.  Thanks for the heads up.  Continue on doing a great deed!

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**Remember friends – send your pictures and questions to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com

Thanks!!

 
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Posted by on 10/29/2013 in Dear Bacon

 

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Piggy Therapy Is Over – Surprise!

It’s been a long battle with my piggy therapy. I’ve cried. I’ve shared my deepest feelings. I’ve laughed. But at last, my therapy is over. I’m not going to lie. It was hard – really HARD – coming to grips with my anti-nature status.

See, I’ve never really been ‘outside’. What you’ve never done, you are afraid of doing. I was a runt so my caretakers at that time took me inside of their home and bottle fed me. I stayed with them until the time my mommy adopted me at three weeks. And of course, I was too small to roam the great outdoors at that time – I weighed only ONE pound. Hard to believe huh?

So therapy involved baby steps. First going to the back door. I knew something was on the other side of the door – I could smell nature. Then, the door got opened and it was just me and nature with nothing in between. I could watch Journalist Rocky the Squirrel playing in the back yard with all of his family. I could see the rabbit family playing and eating. I could hear the birds singing their songs. This took several weeks to overcome knowing there was nothing between us but air.

Then, mommy persuaded me onto the deck – of course with food. Darn this belly!

Then, it was the final step into nature and the grass. So, I pigged up and took the step.

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It wasn’t easy. The grass felt weird under my hooves. The smells of nature was overwhelming. The grass had just been cut and had a strong smell. But I continued to pig up and venture around the back yard of the Hotel Thompson. It really wasn’t that bad… but it wasn’t that great either. None of the stuff in the yard was familiar to this little oinker. My television, my air conditioner and my toddler bed were no where to be seen!

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But I ventured on until it hit me. I *had* to go potty. I looked up at mom with this fear in my eyes. My tail was shaking. She knew what I needed to do. She told me to go ahead. What? Outside? Really? So I got in position – legs stretched out, tail straight up and whizzed… right there in the back yard for God and everyone to see. WOW – What a feeling of exhilaration. Mom praised me and laughed – I think I might have actually smiled back at her.

I admit it – it is really an experience outside. Do I want to do it again? Can’t really say right now. I’ve done it. I can now cross this off of my bucket list. I have stepped out and into nature.

Aren’t you proud of this little piggy?

 
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Posted by on 07/26/2013 in Bacon

 

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Piggy Therapy

Just to keep everyone updated on my life – I have been attending piggy therapy. I’ve cried a lot. I’ve laughed a lot. I’ve learned a lot. Therapy is not just for the humans.

I’ve talked a lot about some issues… you know me and nature. I’ve come to realize that it goes deep to when I was a runt baby. I’ve never experienced the ‘great outdoors’ and that scares me. It’s a huge place out there, right. Lot’s of crawly things, nature and grass. Shivers – it’s frightening for this little pig. But, I’m working through these issues. I know you will be glad to hear that. Maybe one day… in the near future… I will attempt to place my little pig hooves in the green grass outside and commence with nature. Hold on for a minute – let me take a piggy xanax to relax.

It’s a work in progress. I’ve made some baby steps. I can actually look outside into nature with the door being open. I can feel the air and wind surrounding my little piggy body and I don’t flip out. I can hear the frogs, the crickets and birds chirping and I’m good. I watch the rabbits and squirrels with nothing in between us but air and I’m fine. Of course, all of this is from the safety of my the threshold of the back door. Again, it’s a work in progress. You don’t know how much convincing mommy had to do just to get me to the opened door 🙂 I’ll keep you posted my friends

 
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Posted by on 06/06/2013 in Bacon

 

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Squirrels, Rabbits and Bigfoot – OH MY!

At the Hotel Thompson, we have a lot of woods in the back yard. It’s a good thing for privacy. There’s also a small creek that runs behind the property line. That’s a bad thing for the long slithery things that come out of it wanting to venture into our back yard – shivers. But, there’s other animal life back there. I’ve seen it all from my window in my bedroom.

There’s squirrels that hang out playing tree games jumping around and secretly taking our pictures for their photo albums. Sometimes they come up on the deck asking to borrow a cup of nuts. Personally, I think that Journalist Rocky the Squirrel sends over his family to sponge off of mom and dad. I’m just sayin’ – snort.

There’s also a family of rabbits that play in the woods and come into the back yard. They are fast. Last year, they were all babies and this year they have now grown up into beautiful adults.

Mom throws out bread and seed for them to eat. And, they love the clover in the back yard. There’s lots of that for their little buffet meals.

And let’s talk about frogs. Oh thud – the frogs are so loud at night! You can hear them from the creek croaking at night. It kind of calms you down a bit and it’s memorizing.

Other times you just want to hang out the back door and yell, “I’m fixing frog legs tonight, any takers?” Just piggy joking. We wouldn’t do that – PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).

And then, the other night we saw something that was unique and interesting. Mom, the ever ready camera gal, took a picture. Of course it came out blurry. I mean, come on it wouldn’t be a sighting if it wasn’t blurry, right – snort? There it was walking slowly through the back yard. It looked directly at her. I was in my room watching and it scared me so bad. What was it you ask. Are you ready for this? It’s unbelievable!

PIGGY DOWN! I was in shock. It had all of the signs of the legendary Bigfoot. Camera picture blurry, tall, hairy – it was BIGFOOT.

Then, I took another look. It had a slight resemblance to someone that I recognized. Shucks, all that fuss – my bad. It was just my dad walking through the back yard. Darn it – I was that close to being famous. Oh well, close though. I’ll keep looking. 🙂

 
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Posted by on 05/08/2013 in Bacon

 

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Dear Boo – Special Edition

My friends over at www.peacelovenwhiskers.com have stepped in to do a special edition of Dear Boo.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Boo has a sense of humor similar to mine, don’t you think?  Big thanks out to Boo and Christina for this special edition!  We hope that you will do it again in the future ((HOGS AND KISSES)) Bacon

 

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Dear Boo,
I heard you like to pounce on the other kitties in the house when you want to play with them. I tried to do with the same with my fellow squirrels, but they don’t like it as much, they kept dropping their food and running away chattering mean things at me. Do you think I overdid it?  Signed, Pouncing Red
 
Dear Pouncing Red,
I had no idea squirrels could pounce. I pounce all the time at my kitty brofurs and sisfur. I do it when they eat, coming out of the litter box, taking a nap… there’s no wrong time to pounce. Did you try a sneak attack? I like to get low on the ground, wiggle my bottom and give it all I have. Maybe you can try that to get other squirrels to play.  Love Boo

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Dear Boo,
I have a secret, I found the perfect companion who shares my thoughts on how us pets should be treated, but all the other dogs make fun of me because well…it’s a bunny. How can I get the other dogs to understand? Doggy in Luv
 
Dear Doggy in Luv,
You two look cute together. Don’t worry about the other dogs, or anyone else for that matter. As long as you two are happy that’s all that matters.  Sincerely, Boo

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Dear Boo,
I’m all ready for the summer. I just need my beach chair and sunscreen. What do you think? Signed, Summer Bunny
 
Dear Summer Bunny,
I like that look! I may have to get a pair of sunglasses for myself. Want to hang out by the pool sometime?  Love, Boo

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Dear Boo,
I’m in desperate need of your help. As you can see from the picture I have a situation.. it’s a cat who likes to sleep on my bed. I wanted to take a nap, but the cat got there first. How do I get him off of my bed?  Signed, Doggy in waiting
 
Dear Doggy in waiting,
You can always do what I do when I want someone to move, cuddle up with them for a little bit, drift off for a bit and then slowly stretch out. This really annoys my brofurs and sisfur. I stretch out so much that they don’t have any room left and get up and leave. Thanks when I curl into a ball and purr myself to sleep, knowing I got the spot I wanted. Good luck to you and let me know how it goes. Your purry friend, Boo

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It was so cold up there that my biped made me this little sweater. I didn’t like it at first, I was trying to squirm out of it, but I’m getting used to it. I think I may wear for the rest of the year. What do you think of it?  Signed,
Purrfectly Comfortable in Clothes
 
Dear Purrectly Comfortable in Clothes,
It is quite cute. I’m sure your biped loves you a lot to try to make sure you are warm. It’s too hot here for meowmy to try to make me wear clothes living in Florida and all. But if we lived where it was cold I would ask for my meowmy to make me something close to what you have. Stay warm and cozy my little friend. Love, Boo

 
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Posted by on 04/22/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Get Better Ernie, Hero and Molly

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This is my friend Ernie. He is trying to get better from surgery that he had. He went outside into nature (shivers) and chased a squirrel that taunted him.

There was some mud involved and poor Ernie pulled something hurting his ACL.

Ernie ended up having some major surgery and will even have to go through doggy therapy for rehabilitation. His mom and dad are really taking good care of him and trying to nurse him back to his old self. He’s still having a really rough time at the Hotel Rountree though because dogs will be dogs and stitches will be stitches.

Ernie, I hope you start feeling better my fellow four legged friend.  I have a couple of thoughts for you though before I go.  Just thoughts from my little piggy perspective – take them in stride with a smile on my snout face.

(1) Quit chasing the women – make them come to you, you handsome fellow!

(2) Quit chasing those squirrels – they’re nuts!

(3) You’re in the Cone Head Club for a reason little fellow. Take it easy and let mom and dad take care of you.

(4) I know stitches itch, just ignore that. Go to your happy place and think of catching that squirrel. Just don’t pull on those things that trying to fix you up.

PIGGY HUGS TO A SPEEDY RECOVERY MY FRIENDS ** GET BETTER SOON **  LOVE TO YOU ALL!

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This is another one of my friends called Hero who went to the vet and also became a member of the Cone Head Club. Poor fellow. They gotta have something a little bit better than that wrapped around your head my friend. I know if something itches, it’s doggy nature to want to scratch but you can’t. As my friend Ernie, you have to find a happy spot too.  Imagine yourself laying next to the pool sunning yourself.  Imagine yourself chasing balls.  Imagine yourself hanging out in the Hotel Parker.  Anything but scratching that itch.

You can do this my friend!

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Hero’s sister Molly also had a doctors appointment.  Bless her little heart.  She’s 12 now and I understand that’s pretty old in doggy years.  Sweets, hang in there.  Mommy has really bad arthritis too and I feel you.  There’s some days she can’t get up and moving either.  I hope they find something for you that makes it so much better soon.

Hogs and Kisses my sweet friends in need.  I hope you all get better so soon.  I really need to speak to you on the webcam maybe about doing a special issue of my Dear Bacon column.  If you’re up for the challenge, let me know.  Love yous!

 
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Posted by on 01/14/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,
I hate mornings. No, that’s wrong. I despise mornings. Do you have this problem? Signed Anti Mornings

Dear Anti Mornings,
Maybe, just maybe, you’re looking at the mornings in the wrong light. I get up for the food – I love food so that’s a plus. I also get up because that’s my snuggly piggy mommy time. I love snuggly time. After mom goes to the worky place, I go back to bed. But, thats fine because I’ve already accomplished the morning. Think about making a few changes in your life in the mornings and see if that doesn’t work out better for you.
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Dear Bacon,

Something happened.  I’m not sure how it happened but it happened.  I was going for the bird and somehow that pesky bird got me in its cage and shut the door.  Shaking head.  I gotta be doing something wrong.  Any words of wisdom?  Signed Caged Kitty

Dear Caged Kitty,

It is a funny picture.  Have you ever watched the cartoon Tweety and Sylvester?  It’s very similar to your situation.  Maybe quit trying to eat the pretty birdy and try to become friends with little tweet tweet.  I’m sure then you won’t get locked up behind bars.

 

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Dear Bacon,

This is my 9th day in captivity and I don’t think my fellow cell mates have a clue to me being in here yet.  They think I’m one of them.  I think it’s hilarious.  I can get out at any time.  I just want to see how long they keep confiding in me until they figure it out.  Signed Secret Agent Feline

Dear Secret Agent Feline,

You are too funny.  You should write a short story on everything you learned from those silly rabbits.  Send it to me.  I’ll post it on here.  I’m sure it would be good laugh that everyone would enjoy!

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Dear Bacon,

Some days when I want to feel like a bad puddy cat, I put on my wig and climb trees.  It freaks out animals, small children and older folks in my neighborhood.  They actually think I’m a lion.  I’m thinking of wearing this for Halloween.  What do you think?  Signed Roar

Dear Roar,

I can’t say much my little friend.  I like to wear a cape around town.  I think it’s original of you to wear your wig.  Somehow I think it really becomes you.  If I was walking down your street and saw you in a tree, I would be afraid.  I’m shaking now as I type this.  Go for it my little man – go for it!

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Dear Bacon,

Me and the boys like to get together on the weekends to play a little cards.  What say  you pop over one night and play with us.  We don’t play for money – just nuts.  Do you like nuts?  Signed Poker Trio

Dear Poker Trio,

I’ve never played cards before let alone poker.  I’m going to have to on line and practice up a bit.  I’m a fast learner.  I think I can do this.  Instead of nuts, how about I bring a bag of carrots?  Would that work for ya’ll?  Thanks for the invite!

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20121023-065855.jpgDear Bacon,

My name is Stripes and I have a best friend named Stretch.  When I get nervous or afraid, well you can see the picture.  Stretch takes it pretty good but I know the word is getting around the jungle that I’m a fraidy zebra.  What’s a fellow to do?  Signed Stripes Forever

Dear Stripes Forever,

WOW – that is some friend you have there.  First of all I have to ask you to come down off of Stretch.  Second of all Stretch needs to go see a chiropractor because I’m sure you have thrown that neck out on him.  Third, breath my fellow four legged friend.  You need to stand your ground and learn not to be afraid.  Perhaps Stretch can help you with this.  Whenever you are feeling afraid, start telling yourself that you are strong, you are a ZEBRA.  Sing a song in your head, picture your fellow animals without their clothes on – do anything but show them your afraid.  You can do this – I know you can!!  Let me know how things turn out.

 
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Posted by on 10/23/2012 in Uncategorized

 

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