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Journey with Friends – Week 36

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!


Sunday, September 3, 2017 –  Day of rest – LOL.  My RA is trying to really fight me these days.  I’m going to win though.  As soon as this RA realizes that, I will be fine.  So for today, I’m treating myself nice.  I plan on resting today/tomorrow.  I need the rest.  This hurt has to go away.  I have way too many things to get done this week.  Why?  Well there is a certain surprise that will be revealed the end of next week.  Curious?  LOL   Miles Moved: 0.80

Monday, September 4, 2017 –  Rest…rest… and more rest.  Okay I did do some things like housework, laundry and quality time with the babies.  And I did schedule in a nap somewhere in the day.  My RA pain is about a 7 today compared to off the charts last week.  My hips hurt so bad they feel like they can break.  I’m moving slowly but I am moving today.  That’s always a good sign.  Miles Moved: 0.79

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 –  I’m being nice to myself this week for lots of reasons.  The flare up is still here.  I felt like for a bit today I was trying to get a cold.  But then again, that could be from my immune system being challenged.  Then we have our ‘surprise’ coming up.  I need to be 100% for this surprise.  It will all be revealed soon.  Just be a little bit more patient my friends ❤ Miles Moved:  1.13

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  Irma the Hurricane needs to go away like NOW.  It’s going to interfere with a lot of things if it hits this far inland.  That’s all I can say right now.  Boo Irma! Miles Moved: 1.28

Thursday, September 7, 2017 –  Okay Hurricane Irma is not looking good at all anywhere.  Hurricanes suck big time.  It’s already leaving such tragedy in the bahamas.  Why?  Why do we have to  have these horrible things of nature?  Miles Moved: 1.73

Friday, September 8, 2017 –  Lots of work today.  These papers are not going to get moved off of my desk by themselves.   Miles Moved: 1.31

Saturday, September 9, 2017 –  Spa day for the Houdini – he so needs it.  Then it’s some finalization with some businesses for the surprise.  It’s going to be a busy day.  Miles Moved: 1.19


Thoughts for the week:  Can you feel that my friends?  The BIG surprise will be revealed towards the end of next week.  It’s huge.  Well, it’s huge for us.  I think everyone will be shocked.  I can’t believe we’ve been planning this since Christmas and that none of us have spilled the beans.  Soon my friends.  Soon all will be revealed.


This week walked: 8.23

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  435.22

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 34 

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!


Sunday, August 20, 2017 – Went for a walk today.  I know I normally don’t but since I didn’t move much yesterday, I thought I would get out and breathe for a bit.  It really did me good.  Breathe.  Such an easy word to say but sometimes it’s hard to follow through on it.  Miles Moved: 1.22

Monday, August 21, 2017 –  Got out before the eclipse and did an awesome walk.  Then I watched the eclipse from the safety of being behind windows.  I could still see the light getting darker outside for a while.  It was so cool!  So of my friends got great pictures of the eclipse as well.  So neat!  Of course the rooster next door (that doesn’t live next door – rolls eyes) started going off as soon as it started getting darker.  That was a hoot for sure. Miles Moved: 2.15

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 –  Squeals!!  I finally got *the* phone call last night.  I am beyond excited!  For those that are still in the dark (haha), check out my other blog on that journey.  You can see it at https://brjourney2017.wordpress.com/  It is finally going to happen.  Surgery date is scheduled November 8, 2017 at 8:30AM.  Gotta start picking up some more miles now – YAY!!  Miles Moved: 2.92

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 –  Hi my name is June and I’m an addict.  I like food.  No that’s wrong.  I love food.  LOL.  What do they say?  Admission is the first step.  I have to get my plan started and stick to it.  The only thing standing in my way of surgery is me.  I want to be where *I* want to be by surgery date.  The only way is to eat clean. I got this… I think.  Miles Moved: 3.09

Thursday, August 24, 2017 –  Every step I take… Every breathe I make… LOL.  I’m trying not to focus on the surgery.  I’m trying to focus on my health, eating clean and taking care of me.  I’ve got this, right?   Miles Moved: 2.69

Friday, August 25, 2017 –   I can see the light of the weekend.  Hallelujah!  This weekend calls for rest and relaxation.  Maybe catching up some last minute things for our mysterious surprise in September.  I’m just saying that’s not going to happen without some more footwork.  Do I have your attention on that surprise yet?  Have I mentioned it’s big?  Do I need to start giving out some more hints on it?  You tell me?  Giggles  Miles Moved: 1.06

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Okay planning for said surprise on paper is one thing.  Following through on footwork is something completely different.  What have I gotten myself into?   Miles Moved:  0.95


Thoughts for the week:  Day by day.  Week by week.  Month by month.  I just have to remember to breathe and take each day one day at a time.


This week walked: 14.08

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  416.14

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on 08/28/2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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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 perspective.  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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Posted by on 06/27/2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Let’s Be Serious For a Bit My Friends

Friends, I need to be a serious for a bit.  You see, there have been some things going on here at the Hotel Thompson that I’ve kept a secret.  Imagine that.  *Moi* keeping a secret.  I know!  I’m more surprised than you are – really I am.  We have all kept it kind of low key waiting to see the results and today we got some.  Mom/dad said it was okay to share now so I am.

Mom went for her yearly mammogram last Wednesday.  Yes, this is where you can say OUCH!  Mommy says they take her breasts and put them between two pieces of glass. Then they squish them to take pictures.  For some women, there is no pain while others say it is very painful… like mom.  It is definitely NOT a happy time.  She kind of compares it to throwing yourself chest first up against a wall like a squishing a fly.  Can you say it now?  OUCH.


So this past Friday, she receives the following phone call at 4:50 PM.  On a Friday – remember that okay.

“This is Dora with the Doctor’s Office.  Is this June?”

“Yes, this is June.”

“Can you verify your date of birth and medical record number?”

“Yes…blah-blah-blah”

“The radiologist has reviewed your images from your mammogram this week.  There is some concern over the images on your right breast.  He sees a cluster of calcification and wants you to come back in for more testing.”

With a worried sound in her voice, “Okay.  What does that mean?  When?”

“Calcification can mean a lot of different things.  We need you to come in 8:30 AM next Wednesday, 09/02/2015.  After some more testing, the radiologist will meet with you and go over everything.”

“Okay.  I’ll be there.”  Looks down at clock and it’s now 5:00 PM… on a Friday.  Great.  Now I will need to break this news to my husband so we can both sweat about it ALL weekend.  Terrific.


So you see friends.  Mom and dad have been worried for a couple of weeks now.  They didn’t tell us anipals about anything until yesterday.  Can you imagine getting this phone call on a Friday afternoon before the weekend?  No wonder mom/dad would just look at each other over the weekend and say to each other, “Really?”  or “What if?”  Unbelievable is what I say.

Yesterday, mom went for her re-test.  Afterwards, the nurse said, “The radiologist wants to speak to you.”  Mom would like to say she was shocked at that but after everything she had been through, can you be more shocked?  Her and dad went to the radiologist’s office to meet with him and go over the results.

So they meet with the doctor and he shows mom/dad all of the images from the Mammogram – the current ones compared to the past ones and talks all of these long words.  That’s when mom speaks up, “Cut to the chase.  What’s going on in my terms?”  Leave it to my mommy huh?  They have found some spots on mom’s right breast. They want to watch them and retake some tests in six months.  He doesn’t think they are anything to worry about but if they are still there and look ‘worse’ in six months, they will probably do a biopsy.  But, he thinks they are okay.  He then went into the different phases, sizes and shapes of different calcification’s.

Bottom line is mom is okay but she has been put through the ringer in the past week with this scare.  Have your moms been through this?  We pray in March 2016 that everything is smooth sailing easy peasy with no worries.  If you can send her healing vibes and prayers, we would so much appreciate it my friends.

 
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Posted by on 09/03/2015 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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Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon – I’ve been hiding most of the day from my brother.  I ate his breakfast.  There I admit it.  I ate his breakfast.  So what.  He snoozed and he lost.  Now though, I feel like he’s been stalking me all day.  Every time I turn around, I can feel him watching me.  He’s watching me right now isn’t he?  Signed Big Trouble

Dear Big Trouble – Oh my friend.  There are just certain things in life that we don’t do.  Eating your brother’s food is one of them.  There will be something to pay for this.  You might as well just push your bowl of kibbles his way tonight to make up for it.  Trust me, with the evil look he is giving you, it might be the right move.


 20131208-205614.jpgDear Bacon – There’s a standing rule in this house whether your are anipal or human, when one is sleeping you do not wake them.  I have to go wizzle.  I’ve had this strange feeling for a LONG time.  But, as you can see kitty is sleeping on me.  If I move, she will wake.  If I wake her, she will be in a bad mood.  So I wait with this pained look on my face.  Signed Helpless.

Dear Signed Helpless – I know the feeling my friend.  Well personally I don’t know the feeling but my mom knows the feeling.  She has been in your position numerous times with one of us in her arms.  Just keep your head up and those legs tight.


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Dear Bacon – Who says that humans can be the only ones with teddy bears.  Here is mine.  He’s my buddy.  We go every where together.  We are playing patty cakes here in the picture.  He’s slow in catching the patterns but he will learn.  Signed Bear Times Two

Dear Bear Times Two – Hey my friend.  Nobody can say anything bad about this.  It’s totally cute!  You always have a friend with you.  Keep teaching him the patty cake song – he might just catch on soon.  Did you see the movie Ted?  It could happen!

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Dear Bacon – What?  It was Curious George and I am Curious too.  I want to know what made George so Curious.  He was totally full of fluff – I knew it.  Nothing between those ears but white fluff.  Guess he won’t be curious much longer huh?  Signed Curious Too

Dear Curious Too – Now the world knows.  White fluff is what put Curious George together.  Hilarious.  Looks like he might need some reconstruction surgery there.  Does your house have a BooBoo Facility like here at the Hotel Thompson?  If so, get him in surgery STAT.


  Dear Bacon – Am I the only dog that has a snake for a sister? I mean, I know we both have the same body type but this doesn’t seem natural to me.  I don’t think we look alike at all.  I’m so confused and a little scared.  Signed Confused Dog Brother to a Snake

Dear Confused Dog Brother to a Snake – WOW!  First off, we need to talk about you my friend.  Wipe that scared look right off of your face.  Dude up right now.  You are a MAN doggy.  Ssnnaakkee – is a girl.  You need to set up your area – start marking your territory.  Don’t let her know that you are scared of her… because personally I would be too but we are men anipals.  Show no fear.  Then work your sister to your advantage.  Treat her as such.  Most men take care of their sisters.  And in turn, they take care of YOU.  Who in the neighborhood is going to mess with YOU now?  If they do, bring your sister along.  I can assure you, you will be king of your hood.  Now, off you go to make nice with your ssiisstteerr.  Let me know how things work out for you okay.

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Posted by on 05/05/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,  Our parents are so funny.  We are brothers born on the same day in the same litter. Our personalities are like twins though – we both have separate ones.  Our parents thought it was funny to put is in these contraptions.  But don’t worry.  I’ll be showing them what I think about this set up shortly.  Barks!  Signed Sitting Pretty in the Booth of Shame

Dear Sitting Pretty in the Booth of Shame – I have to admit something my friend.  Think of the originality that your humans came up with on this set up.  It’s outrageously funny.  Okay may not so funny from the side you are sitting BUT from the other side of this computer where I’m sitting – it’s hilarious!  I say play it for all it’s worth and have some fun.  You can always leave something in your humans shoe for payback later 🙂


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Dear Bacon – I had surgery and as you can see I had to wear the cone of shame.  Shakes dog head and whines.  The cone of shame!  But look I’m not sad – I’m happy!  My master – he’s the best.  He made a game out of it and threw in all of my closest friends.  See, I even thought about you with Super Piggy in the front.  He reminds me of you.  What surgery?  I know no pain here.  Signed Happy Doggy

Dear Happy Doggy – Oh pal!  Where were you when the little guy here had surgery. This would have been fantastic for him to wear his cone of shame and have some fun.  Your master is tops in my book my friend.  I say when he has surgery, you do the same for him!

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Dear Bacon – What?  I was tired from working the hood the night before.  See I’m on the neighborhood watch.  I gotta make sure I protect all of the humans from the bad peeps that come out at night.  The local diner takes care of me.  I need coffee STAT – and hey why don’t you make it a double and serve it with some eggs and a steak?  Signed Neighborhood Watch

Dear Neighborhood Watch – You are the DOG my friend.  I like how you take care of your hood and they repay you at the neighborhood diner.  I gotta get a gig like that.  Where do I sign up?  PIGGY POWER!


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Dear Bacon – Using Facetime on these i Phones are the bomb!  See my girlfriend and me were talking.  We could see each other and it was a blast.  Neither one of us wanted to hang up.  We both fell asleep like this.  Isn’t she adorable?  Signed Beef Cake

Dear Beef Cake – hubba hubba.  She is a dish my friend.  I know exactly what you mean about Facetime and talking to friends not wanted to hang up.  My pet rock here Bashful has been doing a LOT of that lately with some of his friends.  Modern technology has come so far, hasn’t it?  Just remember to block the picture when you go wizzy.  No one wants to see that – it doesn’t matter how much in love you are.


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Dear Bacon – Please explain something to me.  This yellow ball – why do the humans throw it and then expect US to retrieve it back to them?  I mean heck if they want to play fetch, shouldn’t “I” be the one throwing it for them to fetch?  That would help in their exercising… right?  Signed Confused

Dear Confused – You know what friend.  You have a wonderful point on fetch.  I understand this completely.  Humans do say they are playing ‘fetch’.  I think we should try it your way.  Throw the ball for the humans and let them fetch it.  We shall see how long that lasts.  If it’s my dad, maybe 2 minutes tops – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter!

 


 

REMEMBER friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send me your letters and pictures via email.  Snorts and thanks!

 
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Posted by on 04/28/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon – Hey there.  Our names are Chill and Squeal.  We are pleased to meet you piggy.  We would love to meet you one day and have some fun. It sounds like we have a lot in common – play, eating, hiding, eating, rolling around, eating, hibernating until Spring, eating.  See, don’t you think?  And don’t worry about Chill’s sharp teeth in his picture.  He doesn’t use them much.  Signed Chill and Squeal

Dear Chill and Squeal – Well don’t ya’ll look like hospitality charm.  I say if you are in the area, check me out.  I’m all for new adventures – especially when eating is involved.  Perhaps we can give the purr things here a run for their money.  Just sayin’.  And what cute little sweaters – adorable!


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Dear Bacon -ssshh – don’t say a word.  We are playing hide and go seek from the purr things.  I think we found *the* spot.  We have been under here for almost two hours and the purr things haven’t even been in the room.  Awesome huh?  Signed Hide and Seek

Dear Hide and Seek –  Playing with the purr things, huh?  First let me commend you on your hiding spot.  It is most excellent indeed.  Secondly let me tell you something about pesky purr things.  They put you up to hide – are you ready for this? – to get ricd of you.  And to think, they succeeded for two hours in not having you around.  My friends, this calls for payback.  Go hide their kitty boxes.  I dare say *that* would be the ultimate pay back in hide and seek.  And maybe that would teach them not to mess with the dogs!.


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 Dear Bacon –  There is nothing to do in the winter weather except crawl up in front of the fireplace, don some glasses and read the great American novel.  Here I am reading about Rin-Tin-Tin.  It’s a great read full of adventures that we just can’t do in these cold months ourselves.  What’s your favorite thing to do in the cold months?  Signed Sir Chomps

Dear Sir Chomps –  Awesome my friend.  Reading is a great way to pass the time and live in another place for a while.  These cold months can be so awful and cold.  My favorite thing in the winter is being wrapped in my king sized Egyptian cotton sheet and dreaming of days of warmth and fun in the Spring.  It’s a great way to stay warm..


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Dear Bacon – You talk about your piggy bed all of the time.  I just wanted to show you mine.  Here I am chilling in the morning after the staff have went to work.  It’s my favorite part of the day.  A great nap followed by a snack following by another nap before the people get home.  You like?  Signed Dog in a Bed

Dear Dog in a Bed –  Hey, you are *MY* kind of friend.  I love me some sleep somewhere comfy and warm.  I say go for it!  And your routine ROCKS!  One can never have too many naps or snacks.


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Dear Bacon – I just had *that* surgery where the aliens came down and kidnapped my best friends if you know what I mean.  The only great thing is they sent me home all drugged… which I highly recommend.  Thank goodness I read about this procedure from when your Houdini had his so I knew what to expect from the alien invasion.  Dude, those little green guys can be vicious can’t they?  Signed I’m a Happy Dog

Dear I’m a Happy Dog –  Happy huh?  I know that’s the medicine talking pal.  Just think in a couple of days, the aliens will have erased all of this pain and discomfort from your mind.  Until then, enjoy the drugs 🙂

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REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please keep sending me your pictures and questions to my email. 🙂

 
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Posted by on 02/24/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

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Yawns. Welcome Bacon’s friends to *my* first Paw Time with Houdini. Bacon has so graciously allowed me a weekly spot on his blog to get to know all of you and vice versa. Isn’t he the best!?  So every Friday afternoon, I will get a chance to write a little something from my heart.

This week, I wanted to introduce myself and talk about life here at the Hotel Thompson so far.  I’ve been here four months and I have to say that this is home.  It feels home surrounded by love.  Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl have all so graciously welcomed me here into their lives.  Although we have all been adopted, you would never tell with mom and dad.  They treat us just like their own and love us all.

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Lots of things and firsts have happened.  Recently, I was abducted by aliens.  Can you believe that?  I’ve watched television shows in Bacon’s bedroom on his television about these aliens.  They abducted me right before Christmas and left weird markings on my belly.  Mommy says that tomorrow I go and get these stringy things out called stitches.  They have itched me like crazy!  So much so that I have had to wear this cone of shame thingy.

But don’t feel to sorry for me.  I make this cone!  Well that’s what daddy tells me and I ❤ my daddy.  These pictures shows it – barks.  And this cone doesn’t slow me down one single bit.  Not at all.  I run around still like there’s no tomorrow.

Life here at the Hotel Thompson is easy, great and fun.  There’s lots of love and cuddles and food and fun and toys.  I get so excited about all of it.

Well – yawns – until next time my new friends.  Take care and have fun!

 

 
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Posted by on 01/02/2015 in Houdini, Paw Time with Houdini

 

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Tough Times at the Hotel Thompson

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/93d/28253568/files/2014/12/img_1305.jpg Hello my dear friends.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.  It was wonderful here at the Hotel Thompson.  I think it was one of the best we’ve had in several years that I can remember.  What?  I’m only four – snorts.

We had some things to overcome the week of Christmas – one being mom being ill and then there was Houdini.  Cute poor little guy.  The picture to the left is one that was taken on the way to invasion of aliens procedure… well that’s what daddy calls it anyway – snorts.  He looks so pitiful doesn’t he?  He had no clue.  Now personally I don’t remember the invasion of the alien procedure but I have the scars to show for it.  Mine was done so early in my life – at three weeks.  Unbelievable huh?  Hoo-Hoo waited until six MONTHS for his procedure.  Anyway, I don’t remember mine and mom and dad so that’s a good thing.

Mom and dad dropped off the little guy at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.  Mom was advised that Houdini would be abducted first.  WOW – if anything these aliens are precise huh?  Mom for some reason was a nervous wreck all morning long.  The vet’s office advised she could call around noon to check the status of the alien invasion.  Rolls piggy eyes.  Mommy doesn’t have that kind of patience so of course she called at 11:30AM.  He was in recovery.  The staff advised he was doing fine and mom could pick him up after 4:00PM.  Of course, again you know my mom’s patience level – rolls piggy eyes, she was there at the office at 3:45PM – snorts.

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Mom and dad picked him up, got his medicines (he has a pain pill and an antibiotic) and brought him home.  The first he did?  He tried to lick where his alien invasion happened.  I don’t get it.  I don’t remember licking mine – but then again how could I?  My head doesn’t move like that.  Darn not having shoulders per say.

Mom immediately called the doctors office and they told her to put a shirt on him so she did.  Cute huh?  Perhaps she should have went with the shirt that said, “Problem Child”.  Snorts because he was a problem child.  He kept at it and would move his shirt.

Again mom called the vet’s office.  They advised there was the last possibility – the cone of shame.  Thud – now this should be fun.  So mom and dad dropped off Houdini at Nana’s to be watched while they drove as fast as they could in Albert the Smart car to the local pet store to get a cone of shame.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/93d/28253568/files/2014/12/img_1319.jpgOkay does this picture not look like a sign of ultimate defeat?  I actually even felt sorry for the little guy for a while.  Here he was all drugged up, recovering from surgery and then with the cone of shame.  The first couple of days, he was out of it and so was mom.  Let me tell you about the love of a mom.  Poor Hoo-Hoo, he wasn’t in pain because he was drugged.  But mommy wanted to make sure he was okay.  So what does she do?  She holds him all night long, rocks him to sleep, sings to him and rubs his little back.  All for his comfort so he knows he’s okay.  Can you say aaww?  But that’s my mom.  She’s done the same thing for all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson.

Yesterday was the last day of the little guy’s medicines.  I’m not sure who is more glad of that – Houdini or mom – snorts.  I admit he was really good about taking them up until Saturday.  Then he was back to giving mommy a hard time getting those two pills down twice a day.

And don’t think that cone of shame slowed the little guy down.  Not one bit.  By Thursday, he was into EVERYTHING.  He even got stuck up under mom/dad’s bed.  Wearing his cone, he couldn’t get out and he whined so of course mom went on a hunt and find mission.  There he was stuck up underneath a king size bed.  And there was mom, laying on the floor reaching up underneath it trying to get him.  I have to admit it was a hoot of a good time for all of us anipals.  Of course it was.  We *all* tried to help by climbing up and over and all around mom while she was on the floor.  Snorts – it took her about thirty minutes but she got him out.  I wished I had video taped it.

So that’s where we stand right now at the Hotel Thompson.  Houdini still has his cone of shame on and he is healing up nicely.  He will get his stitches out this coming Saturday – which is a good thing.  Then the cone of shame can come off and he can get a good soak in the tub.

 

 
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Posted by on 12/29/2014 in Bacon, Houdini

 

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