This month we are focusing on desserts/cookies or other yummy treats that you create or love to eat this time of the year. This holiday season has been a little challenged here at the Hotel Thompson – with mom’s surgery, recuperation and other trying things that showed their ugly head. Usually mom fixes this dessert, boxes them up in little Chinese containers that are decorated with pictures of us anipals and hands them out. This year, she just didn’t get a chance to play around and have fun. BUT she wanted to share this recipe because it’s fun and the treats are delicious!
So here is mom –
What you will need: bag of shelled pecan halves ($7.00); bag of Rolo candies ($4.00); and a bag of square pretzels ($3.00) = total cost $14.00
The most time consuming part of this recipe is unwrapping all of the Rolo’s. Usually I will sit in front of the television with a two bowls – one for wrappers and one for the unwrapped Rolo’s. Watch some television and start unwrapping. It makes it go faster. Trust me, this is the annoying part.
After you are done, get out a cookie sheet and wrap it with aluminum wrap. Put your square pretzels on it and put one Rolo on top of all of the pretzels. Your oven needs to be set at like 200 degrees. Place the pan in the oven for about 2-3 minutes, until you see the Rolo’s getting soft. Take them out and immediately push a pecan half on top of the pretzel. We call these Reindeer noses. Cute huh?
Now make a mental note. Don’t put so many pretzels on the tray with Rolo’s that when you take them out of the oven they soften before you can put the pecan half on them. I can usually do about three trays with the ingredients above. Happy eats!
I just have to share Houdini’s birthday video from last week. You talk about being a tiny little bit spoiled! Sheesh – that dog is rotten! Okay, I’ll let you be the judge of rotten. You look at this video and you tell me what you think. Ignore mom/dad’s singing. We all know that southern speech and singing don’t go together – snorts with piggy laughter.
Hello sweet friends. How was your Christmas holiday? Barks – can you say that we anipals played too hard here at the Hotel Thompson. We were chasing each other up and down and all around the Hotel Thompson. It was a blast!
And do you like my new Christmas onesie that I got in my Christmas stocking? Can you read what it says on the butt? It says, “I Party With Santa”. Isn’t that so appropriate? HA!
Well I hope you had a great holiday and week sweet friends. I leave you today with the last Jokes with Daddy for the year. Hope you enjoy!
Do you know what this picture is my friends? It’s me getting plenty of rest today. Why? Because when mom gets home today from the worky place – guess what? She will be home for TEN ENTIRE DAYS with us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson. Can you believe that? Hops around with puppy excitement. We can’t believe it here! We are that thrilled. Ten whole days of snuggles and treats and fun and rides. It will be a blast. In fact, that was our Christmas wish from Santa this year – to have mom home more. What’s your wish?
I leave you now with my crazy daddy. I think he’s excited to have mommy home too for a while ❤
Barks! Hello friends – how are you doing? I’m just here chilling out on *my* ottoman. It’s the perfect place to hang out to watch television. This date I was watching the cartoon channel. You gotta love some Scooby Doo – he rocks totally! Do you like my onesie I’m wearing? Notice the teddy bear on my butt? It’s been following me around. I keep trying to catch him but he’s fast. The outfit keeps me warm and cuddly but I do have one bad thing to say about it. Do you know how hard it is to maintain your toughness while barking at the mailman dressed in a cute little onesie with a teddy bear on your butt? The mailman laughed at me. Can you believe that friends? He laughed! A nice loud chuckle at that. I’m so going to have to rethink my attire.
Today, I leave you with something that daddy has found recently while shopping. All of us here at the Hotel Thompson think that this is one of our favorite Santas. What do you think?
Hello my sweet friends – another week down and that brings us almost to the end of the month – where has this year gone?! It’s like I sneezed and it was my birthday and now it’s almost time for the holidays – barks with puppy enthusiasm. I so can’t wait for the holidays, can you? Those are the months we anipals all live for here at the Hotel Thompson.
I want to share something that daddy found in the market this past week. Take a look at that bag of Begging Strips?! Oh my puppy heavens! If a certain puppy had that can you imagine what that certain puppy would feel like?! That certain puppy would be on top of the world for sure in his puppy heaven. So knowing that, why didn’t daddy bring me said bag? Shame on him… right? Daddy should go back right this minute and get said bestest puppy in the world said bag of happiness. Right? Help me out my friends okay. Said puppy wants no NEEDS begging strips of that quantity.
Today with Jokes with Daddy, I wanted to show you that not every time brother Bacon video tapes daddy is it a great time. Even the best of us have bloopers. Enjoy my friends.
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
♥ FRIENDS – make sure you leave some messages. Toby will be checking in throughout the day and answering comments. ♥
Name: Toby Wilson
Age: I am twelve years old. My birthday was July 18th.
Location: I live in Hampton, Ga with my Mom, dad, and my brother, Max( he’s 4 and he doesn’t look like me but he’s brother all the same.
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Hmmm my first thoughts when I met my new parents. I think I was about six and when my other dad brought me to their house I didn’t realize I was staying. When I got there I ran up the stairs and all over the house and then something happened. My new Mom took me for a walk. I peed on all the mailboxes in the neighborhood. Oh I hope it’s OK I said peed. It was so much. Then we went back to the house and I looked all over the house for my dad (now my former dad) and I couldn’t find him no where. I laid at the top of the stairs and waited for him to come back. I was sad. My new mom petted me trying to make feel better but I just wanted my mom and dad to get me. Then later my new dad came in and I barked at him and then you know what happened? My new dad and mom took me for a walk and I peed on the mailboxes again. It took me a little while to realize my first mom and dad weren’t coming back but now I wouldn’t give anything for my new mom and dad now( well actually they’re not new anymore). I still get to see my old my mom and dad sometimes, which is great, but I prefer my new mom and dad.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I’m not sure. I know love the things my mom and dad do with me. They will give me belly rubs when I ask. I get a lots of treats. They even let me have food from their plate. I love my mom and dad and love being here with them forever.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? My “Oh No moment” is when I just have to poop in the house when mom and dad are gone. I have to cover it up so they don’t see it. I use some of Max’s toys to cover it with in hopes they don’t see it but somehow they still see and scold me. But when it’s my mom, she’ll feel bad and still give me a treat. I so love her.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? My mom is so wrapped around my paws. She will do anything for me. I just look her and she says, “OK Toby, but only one treat”. I finish that one and I look at her again and she’ll give me another one. She picks me up and holds me whenever I want her to. Not my Dad. He’ll say I have enough.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? The biggest misconception humans think about me when a car starts without me in it and I start barking at it and I won’t let them leave. They think I am scared of the car but that’s not it at all. I just want to go for a ride. I don’t know why they won’t take me for a ride. I really am a fun guy.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!
Me and my pal Fozzie will be holding another Shopping Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine. That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes.
This month we are opening the floor for you. You can post ANYTHING (desserts, appetizers, snacks, entrees) that you want to share. Just remember pictures and prices. So what will you post my friends? We can’t wait to see.
Please share this posting with your friends – the more the merrier. Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars – Wednesday, May 25th!
Dear Bacon – I’m not sure what happened. First the human was standing in front of the refrigerator door. The next thing I knew, the human fell down like that Humpty Dumpty dude. I have to admit the human made a pretzel look pretty everyday the way they curled up and bounced. Do your humans ever do anything like this? Signed I’ll Give That a 10 out of 10
Dear I’ll Give That a 10 out of 10 – First, I wouldn’t be any kind of friend without asking is your human okay? Did they get back up after their yoga move? I’m saying yoga move because humans put themselves in all kinds of weird positions when they do that stuff. In fact, I have to admit that I’m pretty impressed with your move on top of the refrigerator. What do you call that? Upward kitty stance? Just be careful. I’ve heard that first step off of the refrigerator can be a booger bear – the floor doesn’t give.
Dear Bacon – This sucks. Trust me – leave the work stuff to the humans. Getting up at an ungodly hour is bad enough. But then the humans have to dress up in these clothes – eeww. How do they not pee on themselves wearing this stuff? Signed Help Me!
Dear Help Me! Oh I know my friend. I don’t envy mommy going to the work place ever. First you have to dress up then you have to drive there. Then apparently you put up with a lot of crap and there are no treats. What the heck do they work for? Shaking my head. Stay at home for as long as you can.
Dear Bacon – The humans are so fickle. I hear them talking about this diet stuff all of the time and how they don’t eat and how the scales are nothing but lies and they don’t understand why they are not losing weight. Breathe. I know. I know everything. You see, I sit here on my perch in the dark at night. I know why they are not losing any weight. They are coming into the kitchen at night and eating out of the fridge and cabinets. Doh – that’s why they are not losing weight. Do your humans do this? Signed The Watcher
Dear The Watcher – In a word – YES. My humans do this too. Then they yell at the scales at the end of the week. Hilarious is what I call it. My mom calls the scales a perpetual liar every week. Of course, sometimes she doesn’t know that I have my hoof on the back of it – snorts.
Dear Bacon – You give a child an inch and they take a mile. I told little Rusty he could play in front of the tree. What does the little tyke do? He climbs the tree. Why do I care? Because then he started squealing like someone was taking away his honey. He was stuck and couldn’t get down. What are we going to do with the children these days? Signed Mommy Bear
Dear Mommy Bear – You know I feel you but you have to admit that the little guy is cute stuck on the side of the tree there. Good thing he has those nice long nails to hang into the bark. Give him a break this time okay. He’s learning life and he’s still a kid. Let him be a kid for as long as he can. Kudos to you being a great mom!
Remember friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue sending me your letters and pictures to my email address. ♥
Oh my friends – lowers my puppy head. How was your week? Me, well as you can see from exhibit A – barks! – I’ve been a bad boy. You see, I’ve been taking correspondent lessons on toy destruction from Easy across the pond. I’ve been trying really, REALLY hard to get my timing down just right in how long it takes for my toys to blow up all over the place. It’s a work in progress.
Well, mommy came home from the worky place one day this week to this picture. Before she would even pet me, she had to take this picture and have a prayer meeting with me. I mean it wasn’t anything important that I destroyed. It was my toy football. You can see it – that yellow thing towards the bottom of the picture. I think I did a pretty good job in making it pay for its evil ways. What do you think?
That’s it for this week my friends – take care and have an awesome weekend!
Oh – and this weeks Jokes with Daddy. Oh my friends, I have a classic for you. This is really good. I hope you enjoy it!