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Barks!  Now that I have your attention my friends, I must share something fabulous with you.  Something that is so exciting – something that I have been keeping a secret for two entire weeks.  And you know for a terrier to keep something a secret – that just blows your little doggy mind!  Okay – Okay – let me *try* to calm down for a minute and give you some back up information.  Some of you may remember reading about DOGtv on my weekly Paw Time with Houdini series.  If you missed it, you can check out my postings here and here.

I absolutely ❤ DOGtv.  I wrote them an email straight from my puppy heart.  And they extended all of my friends here two months of on-line subscription free when they sign up for one month at DOGtv using the code PIGLOVE at checkout.  It’s really a cool channel just made for us pooches.  I watch it every night before I go to bed.  It’s kind of like my nightly routine here at the Hotel Thompson.

Well friends, I want you to check out something that came out today on-line with the newspaper USA Today.  You will absolutely not believe who made it in the paper – coughs, barks, grunts and then smiles with happiness.  I’ve even copied the article below for your convenience.  Guess who is doing the happy dance at the Hotel Thompson?

I want to take this point to give a shout out to USA Today and Jueun Choi – barks you’re the best!

 
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Posted by on 04/20/2017 in Bacon, Hemi, Houdini, Paw Time with Houdini

 

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Paw Time with Houdini


  Barks!  Hey dear friends.  Hope your week has been going splendid.  I’ve been hanging out at the Hotel Thompson enjoying my DOGtv.  Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you about DOGtv?  You can read about it here.  Something important has happened since I first told you about DOGtv.  I wrote DOGtv, linked my original posting and told them how much I love their channel.  Well, Zuri from DOGtv wrote me back and they have extended all of my followers here with two months of free DOGtv online subscription when you sign up for one month service using the code piglove at dogtv.com.  Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?!  So friends, please check it out if you get a chance and see if your fuzzy little anipals love it as much as I do.  AND I may have more news about DOGtv in the future so don’t miss out my friends.  I’m off to watch me some live DOGtv now.  ❤

Happy weekend and I hope it’s full of DOGtv! ❤

Now I leave you with Jokes with Daddy – enjoy!

 

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Paw Time with Houdini


OMD!  You are not going to believe what I’m fixing to tell you my friends.  I’m so excited.  Really I am.  See me all stretched out there on my ottoman?  I’m watching television.  Not just any show though.  Mom couldn’t sleep one night – go figure – so she was surfing the channels on the television and came across something amazing.  How amazing you ask?!  Out of this world amazing.  You see there is a channel specifically for us pooches.  It’s called DogTV.  Have you heard of it?  OMD – it’s amazing!  It’s specifically for dogs who are left alone during the day/night so it can help with separation anxieties.  They have different shows – relaxation, stimulation, soothing music to help your dog sleep and all kinds of other videos.  Now you are probably laughing and wondering does it work though?

Mom tried it on me the other night.  I watched.  I mean I really watched.  The color of the videos are more towards dog vision and the music is so comforting.  I actually fell asleep.  It was awesome!  You don’t believe me though, do you?  Okay – I found a short video on You Tube so I can show you.  Check it out – this is relaxation.

What did you think my friends?  Wasn’t it soothing?  I admit it.  It actually put my dad to sleep.  Barks and rolls with puppy laughter.  But it works, right?  Show it to your pooch and see what happens.  Now, I leave you with Jokes with Dad.  Hope you have a great weekend!! ❤

 

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False Confession Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Today is a great day my friends.  Today I bring you “False Confession Day”.  Today, we encourage false confessions of any kind.  It should be fun to see how many things we can falsely confess to.  I got Bacon and his mom to play the game today.  They are both going to tell you three things each.  One of the three statements is true with the other two being false.  Can you pick them out correctly?  Be sure to share on your blog and make some false confessions of your own 🙂

BACON’s Statements

  1. I love kumquats.
  2.  I have bitten Hemi (one of the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson).
  3. I know how to work my remote control for my television.

Bacon’s MOM’s Statements

  1. Mom knows how to shoot a gun and she’s pretty good at it.
  2. Mom drives a Hummer.
  3. Mom has no sense of humor.
 
 

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Favorite Show

Something tells me that this show is going to have a really bad ending – snorts.

 
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Posted by on 11/12/2016 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – Yo dude, we want to tell you something.  Don’t think that Tony Hawk and humans are the only one’s that can move a board.  We want you to know that us anipals can too.  This is me and my bro using our boards on the bathroom sink – which is an awesome area to do some rims off the side.  It’s way too cool dude.  You only have to make sure that you don’t do the rim on the toilet side cause if it goes over, ka-plunk into the depths of the tidy bowl friend.   So dude, the next time you go out on your deck or what have you, take in some air.  You won’t regret it!  Signed Mike and Ike

Dear Mike and Ike – Oh my piggy heavens.  That’s what I’m talking about!  Find the freedom of fun where you can.  I like the way you two think for sure.  I say burn those boards my friends and keep flying high… just watch out for the tank.


Dear Bacon – Shaking my head.  You always have that one brother that just doesn’t know how to act or fit in.  I’m sure you can relate with those two in your home.  Here we are and our human wanted to take pictures.  I’ve said time and time again, “Bro, don’t look at the camera.”  And what does he do?  Looks at the camera and grins like an idiot.  Shaking my head.  How can we be from the same family?  Signed I’m with Stupid

Dear I’m with Stupid – I know only too well of this problem my friend.  It seems like our brothers never want to do what we tell them – ever!  Houdini is the same way here.  He *always* has to turn on his baby charm and smile.  It’s really disgusting.  He’s such a camera hog – snorts with piggy laughter.


Dear Bacon –  They say that admission is the first step.  Okay here it goes.  I admit it.  I can’t hold my kibble.  I overate.  Why?  Because it was there and my belly grumbled for some.  Yes, I know it’s going to be there every day but you never know when the kibble will run dry and there won’t be anymore.  You never know – honestly!  I knew when I finished that I made a grave error of my ways.  My tummy started rumbling and I got the talk back to… you know when air escapes and makes sound out of your bum.  Those are weird.  Then I ran to the bathroom and threw my head into the throne… to bad that wasn’t the end it wanted to come out of.  My bad.  Have you ever felt this way?  Signed Overeaters Anonymous

Dear Overeaters Anonymous – Oh my friend.  I’m a hog.  I always feel like I should clean my bowl and eat some more.  But mom, she makes sure I don’t overdo it like you did.  And those sounds coming out of your bum – I like to refer to them as food ghosts coming back to haunt us…. then I blame them on my daddy.  Hey, it works.  Hope you feel better soon.

 


Dear Bacon –  There is this show on television that I always have to watch every single week.  It’s called Bad Dog!  If you haven’t seen it, you have to check it out.  It’s all about dogs that don’t have it together, that don’t know what side of their bread is buttered.  Do you know what I mean?  Well every week, I gather my favorites together – cheese – and watch my show.  I try to get my humans to watch with me.  So they will know what a wonderful pet I actually am.  You know to let them know how lucky they are to have me.  You get it.  So do you have to remind your humans that they are lucky to have you?  Signed Cheese Head

Dear Cheese Head – Yes.  Us anipals always need to remind our humans how lucky they are to have us and how they can’t live without us.  It’s the law of anipals… well it should be if it isn’t.  Without us, who would keep the humans in line.  Right?  I say carry on my friend and enjoy those cheese doodles… one of my favorites.


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

 
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Posted by on 11/08/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – The Addams Family

 Today I want to go down a road that happens to be another one of my mom and dad’s favorite.  The Addams Family.  I know you want to do it.  I won’t tell.  Go ahead and snap those fingers my friends while you can.  Don’t be scared. Insert evil piggy snort.

The Addams Family actually got their start in the cartoons.  No, you don’t believe me?  Well let me educate you then.  The creator of the The Addams Family was American cartoonist Charles Addams.  Charles Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey and his cartoons reflected around the macabre and dark humor.  The Addams Family was created in 1938 and were published as cartoons in The New Yorker.

On September 18,  1964, the first weekly series of The Addams Family came on television in black and white.  The last show was aired on September 2, 1966.  Funny thing to know during this time period, WIlliam Shawn who was the editor at the time at The New Yorker refused to publish any of Charles Addams cartoons on the The Addams Family while they were on television.   WIlliam Shawn thought The New Yorker had a more refined readership.  Once William Shawn retired from The New Yorker in 1987, The Adams Family was welcomed back.

In the television series, almost every member of the family demonstrated some uniquely inhuman almost paranormal traits –

  • Morticia was able to light candles with the touch of a fingertip. Morticia would also ask visitors if they minded if she smoked.  She would then cross her arms and literally start to smoke with smoke coming out in curls of smoke from her body.
  • Gomez was athletic.  His cigar would light the instant he drew it out of his breast pocket and extinguished when he put it back.  Gomez could also perform mathematical calculations in his head.
  • Fester generated electricity and could power a lightbulb in his mouth as a party trick.  He liked to ‘recharge’ in his electric chair.  And do you remember Fester suffering from migraines?  Do you remember the cure?  The cure was clamping his head in a vise.
  • Grandmama could whip up potions of varying effects and could fly on a broom.
  • Pugsley was always seen as being able to survive any mortal injuries including his sister’s regular attempts to kill him.
  • Wednesday was also able to survive any mortal injuries inflicted upon her by Pugsley.  She was also strong enough to bring her father down with a judo hold.
  • Lurch had Frankenstein strength.
  • Thing could travel from box to box.

TRIVIA TIME MY FRIENDS –  (Don’t cheat.  The asnwers are at the bottom of this page – have fun 🙂

  1. In the movie Adams Family Values, Morticia and Gomez have a third child, a little boy.  What was his name?
  2. What was the one thing that Gomez liked blowing up?
  3. What was Wednesday’s favorite toy named?  You know, the one that Pugsley cut the head off of.
  4. What was the address to The Addams Family home?
  5. What is the name of Morticia’s African Strangler man eating plant?

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answers –

  1. Pubert
  2. His model trains
  3. Maire Antoinette
  4. 0001 Cemetery Lane
  5. Cleopatra
 

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31 Days of Spook – The Munsters

Mean little animated ghost doing it's best to scare a BOO! sign 

Today we are going to highlight The MunstersThe Munsters was a weekly television show that revolved around the home life of some friendly ‘monsters’ per say in every day situations.  The first show aired September 24, 1964 and the series ran until May 12, 1966.  It’s hard to believe but there was only 70 episodes produced. All of these shows were made in black and white and I truly believe that made them even spookier.

There were several movies based on the television series that were also produced.

In 1966, Munster, Go Home!  was released.  This was the first time that the Munsters were shown in color.  This is probably one of my favorites from the show.  The Munsters travel to England to claim Munster Hall after the death of an old relative.  And me being a guy, I fell in love with the DRAG-U-LA car.  Snorts – now that was a car that I would love to ride around in – even with them!

In 1981, The Munster’s Revenge was released.  Snorts – who would have ever believed the plot of this one!  The owner of a wax museum creates robots of Herman and Grandpa and uses them as part of a plot to rob a traveling Egyptian antiquities exhibit.  Really?!  Of all the people in the world, they create robots out of Herman and Grandpa?  Can you imagine the fun of this movie?  Can you imagine running into Herman and Grandpa – shivers.  That’s definitely what nightmares are made out of!

In 1995, Here Comes the Munsters was released.  This one I had to watch twice because the first time I had one hoove over my eyes in fear.  My fur was standing up on its own.  In this movie, the family search for Herman’s brother in law, Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has unknowingly turned himself into Brent Jekyll who is running for Congress.  See what I mean – congress – double shivers!

In 1996, The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas came out.  In this show, Grandpa has accidentally captured Santa Claus and two of his elves while Lily is trying to win the local neighborhood Christmas home decorating competition.  AND, Marilyn has invited family and friends from the old country to stay for Christmas.  I almost lost my religion watching this one.  This movie is by far the scariest of them all.  Can you imagine life without Santa Claus – I know!  That is frightening – shivers.

For the day and time, you might get some shivers of the spooky family that crawled up your spine and scared you – especially that hideous Marilyn.  Now that’s a scary monster – snort shivers.

TRIVIA TIME MY FRIENDS –  (Don’t cheat.  The answers are at the bottom of this page – have fun 🙂

  1. Name the five main characters of the show.
  2. What was the address to The Munsters home?
  3. Eddie’s pet dragon lives under the stairs.  What is his name?
  4. What was Grandpa’s pet bat named?
  5. What was the name of the funeral parlor that Herman worked at?

 

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Oh and by the way, mommy and daddy are big time fans of the show as well.  They collect – I know of all things – collectible Barbie Dolls.

  Daddy bought this one for mommy a long time ago for her birthday.  What a sweet spooky couple, huh? snorts

May you have a chilling day.

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answers –

  1. Herman Munster; Lily Munster; Eddie Munster; Marilyn Munster and Grandpa.
  2. 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights
  3. Spot
  4. Igor
  5. Gateman, Goodbury and Graves
 

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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?  Mine moved right along with its normal ups/downs.  But overall, not bad at all.  Food wise, we made good choices.  Now I did work a lot and I think my body was telling me over the weekend to slow down – and I did.  I rested all day Sunday with the kids surrounding me.  Who could ask for more than that, right?  We watched a couple of great movies on television, laughed and just had a great family day.

We also watched several football games over the weekend.  Unfortunately our beloved Tennessee Volunteers lost yesterday to Texas AM 45-38.  It was their first loss of the season and they did give it their all.  Shout out to Texas A&M for a job well played.  Now the next important game for our Tennessee is playing against their rival Alabama this Saturday 10/15/2016 at 3:30pm.  This is a game we will *not* miss.  We will be glued to our television.  In fact, you will probably here us screaming from the Hotel Thompson.

Another great game was the Atlanta Falcons playing Denver and winning 23-16.  Now, I have to give kudos to Denver and we know there are plenty of readers from that area here in the blogs.  Denver played a great game.  We also have to apologize for one of our Falcon players who got a little zealous towards the end of the game and got an unsportsman penalty.  We were not too happy about his behavior for sure.  So Denver it was a great game and Lynch was awesome.

Today is also Canadian Thanksgiving.  We would like to wish all of our Canadian friends a wonderful day full of love and happy moments.  Rejoice with your families and know that we love you too here at the Hotel Thompson.

So my friends, how was your week?  Did you watch any great games?

 
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Posted by on 10/10/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Happy Last Day of the Month

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Today is the last day of September and the spooky month of October starts tomorrow.  I wanted to give you a heads up about October.  October is going to be a busy month for this little piggy.

I Skyped a witch and she even saw me in her crystal ball.  Even she knew I was up to something before mom and dad did.  You see,  I’m going to have 31 days of Spook on my blog.  I’m personally going to highlight scary movies, television shows, legends, monsters and other things that go bump in the night.  I might even quiz you on some of them so be prepared.  Start brushing up on your trivia.  I hope it will be fun for everyone.

So, happy last day of September my friends.  Welcome to Spooky October – Evil snort

And my friends, please feel free to share these stories of intrigue with your friends on your blog, Facebook and other social media.  And if you make it through the entire month with me, look for your Ghost Badge 2016 to share on your blog.

 

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