Barks with puppy laughter!! Oh my friends last weekend I had the bestest time ever. First I went to my spa appointment. There is just something so relaxing about a long hot oatmeal bath followed by a puppy massage. Then my groomer cut me into a cute little style, dried and primped me up to look so darn cute for mommy when she picked me back up. When mom/dad picked me back up, mom just gushed and kept giving me kisses. She said I was her cutest little puppy. Of course I gave her kisses too.
Then we all got into the Prius (which is awesome – I can see out all of the windows!) to drive home. But on the way home, mom made what she called a detour. And I have to tell you, I liked this detour thing. Mom got me my very first ever Puppicino – thud puppy down. That thing was fantastic! My first taste made both of my ears go up. Then I had to go deep down into the cup and got it all over my face. Mom just laughed when she cleaned me up.
After I got home, mom washed my face more and I was just darn tuckered out. Who wouldn’t be, right? Mom said she could tell by the look on my face that I was tired so she tucked me into the big bed and laid down with me for what she called a nanny nap. I so enjoyed that!
Yawns, I think I might still be tuckered out. So now my friends I’m going to leave you with Jokes with Daddy. Take it away pop!
This morning after my breakfast of piggy chow and Cheerios I was reading the newspaper… You know catching up on the current events. While reading the paper, I had a cup of coffee that looked kind of like this. That started me thinking. Wouldn’t you love to go to your neighborhood coffee shop and order a cup of joe like this? Wouldn’t it make you smile? You would think of me, wouldn’t you? It takes a very talented barista to pull this off and make coffee look this good. Maybe Starbucks needs to add it to their menu. Mom would definitely order it.
Having this cup of coffee made me think of the different changes in the world. What if… Let me stop laughing… What if the roles were reversed and mommy stayed at home and I went to her worky place? I think being a pig I could fit right into the mix. It might work. Let’s really think about it shall we.
Mommys computer has dual monitors. I’m not sure what that actually means but it sounds exciting. Mom says she types a lot all day long and plays with numbers. Now I can’t type the 100 plus words a minute that she does cause you know she has 10 fingers and I only have 2 hooves but I can try. And playing with numbers, well I’m not so good at that but it should be interesting in payroll and monthly STATs that she does. Ok well maybe going to work wouldn’t be a good idea.
Then I started thinking about the animal store called Petco. Have you been there? They have a cat and dog buffet bar that the humans can fix for them. Petco, I have a complaint with that. Why can’t you make a piggy buffet bar? Just saying.
Dear Bacon – All of these young gals cramming the local Starbucks in search of the perfect cup of Java. Who says that us dogs can’t appreciate this too? I dressed up and walked into our local Starbucks – no one could tell the difference. I had my hair did, my scarf and my doggy Uggs. I ordered my double shot of Mocha and told them my name was Nicki with an “I”. Can YOU tell the difference? Signed Nicki
Oh Nicki – that is hilarious! I absolutely love it and see no difference in you ordering your favorite cup compared to anyone else around here my friend. I say sit back and enjoy that cup – you so deserve it!
Dear Bacon – There I was playing with my favorite toy like I do all of the time – I love this toy! That’s when things turned bad very quickly. It attacked my face. I can’t get it off. I’m so glad the human found time FIRST to take a picture, don’t you? Help please. Signed Alien
Dear Alien – Snorts! I’m laughing with you my friend – really. I’ve seen this kind of contraption around here at the Hotel Thompson with Houdini playing with it. I look don’t look forward to it when it attacks him – I can see it now “Toys Gone Wild”.
Dear Bacon – What? Don’t all households look like this at the end of the day with two strapping lads playing hard? I mean what else are we to do when the humans are gone all day long without us? So we play hard. Signed Dos Destructives
Dear Dos Destructives – Snorts! I’ve seen the Hotel Thompson look like that in two hours with a 6 pound Yorkie my friends. Does it happen – yes. All the time – um no. I say you two did a fine job that day. I’m sure your humans were greatly impressed… or not. Maybe next time, clean up before they get home.
Dear Bacon – What out for me okay. I know the staff keep this treats for me in this cabinet. I just know it. I’m going to take a peek while you watch out. Give me a sign if you see them coming into the kitchen okay. Signed Tip Toe
Dear Tip Toe – I think it’s the cabinet to the left of the one you are in… well it is here at the Hotel Thompson. Let me ask you this though my friend. Once you get the container, how will you open it? Nods head – I see the lights coming on now on your face. Maybe give it to the barky thing (if you have one) to play with for a while. They are amazing at opening things. Then you can blame it all on them. I’m just sayin’. Double snorts!
Dear Bacon – Shaking my head in disgust. The human was getting dressed and dropped this contraption on the floor. I picked it up and got snagged myself. Why do these things happen to me? Signed Busted
Dear Busted – You poor thing my friend. Sometimes it’s not good if it fits you must sits kind of situations. I say plea to your human as soon as possible to get untangled in your weave of despair. Good luck!
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Every Wednesday for the month of February, I’m going to bring you a travel story of a trip to Israel that my aunt went on during the Christmas holidays. This was indeed a once in a lifetime kind of trip full of great scenery, history and wonderful food and people. I’ve looked over my aunt’s pictures and I can tell you in one word a description of them – AMAZING! I hope you enjoy us every week this month so that we may all relive her travels.
A trip to Israel? Seriously? Do I have to scream YES?! Plans to be made – passports to be ordered. What do I pack? What will the food be like? The people? Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. First things first, travel arrangements. Everything was planned months in advance.
Then the big day came – WOW! I’m so excited. I rushed around the house doing final packing and out the door to the airport I was. I was happily counting down the hours until touch down in the old country. I get to the airport for the first part of my trip which is to fly in to Detroit for my connecting flight to Paris. However, this is where I met my first obstacle. My flight to Detroit was delayed due to damage the plane took on while in flight. Bummer. But safety first, right? So they put us up in a hotel overnight with food vouchers. Who can say no to that, right? It was part of our adventure.
The next day, we did it all over again and was able to get on the plane for Detroit. This flight took us a little over an hour. Once in Detroit, we then boarded our connecting flight to Paris – the land of love. This time we would be in the sky for almost 8 hours. And who says that airplane food is bad – especially served with free wine 🙂
Airplane food – pastas, lentil salad
Finally we touched down in Paris where we would have a six hour layover. Paris has lots of emphasis on style, perfume, alcohol shops and lots of smoking areas – thank goodness. Since our layover was only six hours, we decided to check out the airport and what it had to offer. Chocolates for one thing – yum! The Paris Airport has a Fauchon shop which is known for their macarons. Also at the airport, the have cheese and wine – who would have thought that huh? It just makes you want to pull up and nibble on some for a while.
Below is a picture of the ‘smoking rooms’ at the Paris Airport. Crowded huh? Also below is a picture of a coffee shop. Coffee in Paris is different than in the States, not only by taste but size. In Paris, the largest cup size that is offered is smaller than a Starbucks tall. What a difference!
Finally, it was time to board the plane for our final connecting flight to Tel Aviv which would take us over 5 hours. Again, with free wine and great food – we were set for the destination of our travels. Please join us next Wednesday for more in my travels to Israel.