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Bashful in Nature

This weekend we took Bashful for a walk. He rolled away from us and we had to search for him. Thank goodness we didn’t have to look far. He was hiding out with some friends talking about his travels. He’s had a lot of special showings in the past week. This week he is headed off for his next destination. I wonder who he will visit next. Any guesses? 

 

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Sherlock Bones – My Cousin

  Hey friends.  I’m not sure if you remember my cousin, Sherlock Bones, that lives in Chicago with my Aunt Tina.  I wanted to introduce you to him – he’s just hanging out listening to some leadership theories.  You know just hanging.  He’s a smart guy – right up there with the likes of me.  Snorts – yeah.  We would make awesome sidekicks.

Couldn’t you see him as Sherlock Holmes.. I mean Bones and me as his trusty-yet-handsome-adorable-snuggly assistant Dr. Watson?  I think it would be a perfect fit.

We could travel the world with the likes of Scooby Doo solving mysteries and working for awesome food.  What?  What do we need money for?  That’s why we have humans – snorts.

Who would be your side kick my friends?

 
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Posted by on 03/31/2015 in Bacon

 

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Beware My Friends – Cougar in Area

   Oh my friends – here’s another great sign I’ve recently seen and what better day to post along with my Park Rules from this morning.  I’ve heard these cougars can be dangerous – ferocious even.  Protect yourself NOW.  Have you heard about these dangerous animals?

 Snorts and rolls with laughter!

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Posted by on 02/19/2015 in Bacon

 

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Mommy Is So Silly!

My mom is so crazy!  She was driving around in Albert the other day with me and daddy.  She put her car blinker on way before she needed to and daddy asked her why?  That’s when she told him, “At my age, I don’t necessarily use blinkers to let others know where I’m going.  I use them to remind myself where *I’m* going.”

Silly mommy.

 

 
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Posted by on 09/23/2014 in Bacon

 

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Can You Believe It’s Been A YEAR!?

WOW – Can you believe it’s been one year since my little international pet rock Bashful started traveling the world?  It seems like he’s been doing it forever but it’s been one year – 365 days today – that he boarded his first flight and took off to parts unknown.  He’s become such a little explorer!

And don’t worry folks if you signed up to host my little rock, you are on a waiting list.  I keep up with.  If you want to be put on the waiting list, shoot me over an email at baconthompson@gmail.com

And for those that have been following his adventures everywhere in the world, do you remember his first place that he visited?

Oh, you want a hint huh?  Okay.  Do you recognize this butt from anyone?  Snorts.

Snorts – oinks – squeals.  I couldn’t resist.  My little Bashful’s very first trip was to see Easy in France.  Do you remember this picture of his adventure?

He has been all over the world traveling, racking up airline miles, having wonderful adventures, meeting new people and bringing smiles to the world.  Thank you so much my friends for showing my little tyke a great time and being part of these experiences!

 
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Posted by on 08/02/2014 in Bacon, Bacons Tales of Terror

 

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And He’s Off Again

We had a wonderful LONG weekend here with the rock clan.  We all got together and had a Bon Voyage party for Bashful.  He is now off again to parts unknown.  Where or where will that little rock of mine roll up to next?

Could it be here?  Could it be there?  In the states or across the pond?  On the other side of the world?  I’m not telling.  Nope.  I’m keeping a secret.  There’s nothing you can do to make me talk.  Nope.  Not at all.  My piggy lips are sealed.  Only two other people know.. well maybe three.  Mommy, the nice Mr. Postman guy and the host family.  And none of them are talking either.  Anyone want to take a guess?

Soon…. we shall know hopefully soon.

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And you should have seen all of the girls here crying over Bashful.  Princess Coralena, Virginia, Rockelle and Koishi.  I’m not sure which one was crying the most!

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UPDATE:  Mom always sends off Bashful at the post office closest to her worky place.  I want you to know that the staff there now truly knows that mom is certifiable and should be wearing a white jacket that buttons in the back.  They have been inquiring about the boxes that she sends off.  She told them today what was actually in the boxes.  You should have seen the looks on their faces – PRICELESS.  I mean truly PRICELESS.  The response of, “You have a what that you do what with?” and “Girl, you need a hobby.”

These were said in fun and mom just laughed it all off smiling.  Then she threw in the icing on the cake.  She told them that the rock wasn’t actually hers, it was mine… a pig.  Oh dear piggy heavens.  Daddy laughed and said he was surprised that they didn’t pick up the phone right there and then.

But it’s not weird.  My pet rock travels.  He’s good at it and has a lot of great and giving friends that like to host him and show him a good time.  Shakes piggy head.  I don’t see anything wrong with that.  Do you?  Snorts.

 
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Posted by on 06/04/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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Bashful is Home!

Oh piggy heavens!  Bashful has made it home from Auntie Sharon in Australia!   He came in the mail and of course daddy would not let me open it until mom got home last night from the worky place.  It was a funny thing too.  It sounded like there was a party going on in that box.  In fact, this song was playing.

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Snorticles.  It was constant.  I kind of got used to it and was dancing and singing that catchy little tune myself.  When mom came home, I FINALLY got to open the box.  Bashful brought home a friend.  May I present to you Koishi.  Koishi in Japanese means pebble.  Here is the Japanese writing for it:  小石   Cool huh?  That Koishi is a looker – so pretty and beautiful in her kimono.  I know that Princess Coralena, Virginia and Rockelle were all in awe over her outfit.  There is a slight language barrier but I think we can get the meaning to a lot of things she is trying to say.  

The first thing she wrote was 私は恥ずかしがり屋の愛 which in Japanese language is Watashi wa hazukashi gari-ya no ai.  Do you know what that means?  I got out my piggy translator and looked it up.  It says, “I love Bashful”.  Isn’t that the sweetest?  That rock of mine certainly has the “IT” factor in picking up the ladies doesn’t he?  

All of the rock clans and I stayed up late last night talking and catching up on everything that has been going on here at the Hotel Thompson.  It was a late night into the morning but that was okay.  It was a stormy night here last night with thunder and lightening.  For a while, we lost power and everything was dark.  That’s okay though.  Koishi settled right beside Bashful and finally fell asleep in his arms.  It was adorable!

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 You gotta see some of the other items that came home with Bashful from Auntie Sharon.  First up, this adorable cute little keychain.  OMP (Oh m pig!)  Mommy fell IN LOVE with this keychain.  That soup in the bowl looks so real – like it’s going to pour out at any minute.  Isn’t is to die for?!

It’s so cute.  We had to put it on display in our curio cabinet.  We don’t want anything to happen to it!

20140515-085718.jpgThen, there was this headband.  Daddy had a FIT about it.  He immediately had to take it out of the package and put it on.  Snorts – it was too funny.  I’ll have to post about that situation next week.  When I tell you that daddy of mine is two scoops past crazy – I am not joking.  But I do have to give him this.  The man has skills.  Skills of stupidity but skills.  It’s okay though.  Mommy took the headband and wrapped it back up to put in our showcase.  We don’t want anything to happen to it.

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Also in the box were these cute little girls – I think they were made of wood.  Help me out Auntie Sharon if I’m wrong.  They were adorable!  I think perhaps they may look innocent and sweet but I think they were the ones starting up the party in the box with I Think I’m Turning Japanese.  Really, snorts, I do.

Of course, mommy put them in the curio cabinet as well.  They are too adorable and look so cute in the cabinet with the keychain and headband.

20140515-085725.jpg  And do you know what else Auntie Sharon found and sent to mom?  Minnie Mouse boxes – OMP (oh my pig).  I haven’t heard mom squeal that loud in a long time.  These two little boxes sit inside of each other.  They are precious!  Mommy was overly thrilled with them.

We can’t thank you enough Auntie Sharon for hosting Bashful and the wonderful gifts.  I really hope that Koishi will be happy here at the Hotel Thompson.   I hope I translated this correctly:

あなたに感謝し、私はあなたを愛して
Anata ni kansha shi, watashi wa anata o aishite
 
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Posted by on 05/15/2014 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION RECEIVED

This just in – mom received word a couple of days ago and just NOW told me that Bashful my little international rolling stone has landed at his destination.  Can you believe that mom just told me??!!  She said she forgot.  That mom of mine – what am I going to do with her?  I was getting scared for the little tyke and was giving him until tomorrow before I called out the Coast Guard.

So little Bashful is with his host family and all is well.  AND they are going to post something soon.  Can you wait?  Isn’t this exciting?  I’m so tickled that I’m rolling around on the floor chasing my tail – don’t tell anyone okay.  Let that be our little secret.

You want to know where he is?  You do, don’t you?  Well, my lips are sealed.  I’m waiting for the mysterious destination host family to tell you.

 
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Posted by on 03/25/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Happy Birthday Bashful!!

 

 OMP (oh my pig!)  Can you believe that it’s been an entire year since Bashful came to live with me?  This is him all snuggled in transport the first time that I saw him – aaww.  Wasn’t he all cute and innocent in his straw bed? 

And to think, fast forward a year and think of all of the wonderful places he has traveled.  France to see Easy, Australia to see Fozzie, Virginia to see Stuart, United Kingdom to see Misaki and where is he now?  I’m not telling but you are going to be surprised where he turns up next.  That is definitely for sure!

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So, today, let’s all wish our little international rolling stone a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Posted by on 03/20/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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And He’s Off –

Well, my little international rolling stone is off again into the blue wide yonder.   Sniff – sniff – cry – cry.

I have so much enjoyed the little tyke being home here at the Hotel Thompson with all of us for the past couple of months.  We had so much going on with Valentine’s Day and family visiting.  Now though, it’s back to the travels of my little star rock Bashful.

Where has he gone?  Where will he show up?  What will he do?  All good questions but I’m not spilling the beans – I don’t care how much you encourage or bribe me – snorticles.

Only my mom who saw him off and the receiving host family know where he will end.  Any guesses though?  Anyone want to take bets that he will find trouble?  🙂  PLOL (Piggy Laughing Out Loud).

 
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Posted by on 03/12/2014 in Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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