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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my dear friends.  Life is gently getting back into a routine here at the Hotel Thompson – thank goodness for that!  For a while there, us anipals wondered if it would happen.  Mom/dad are both feeling better – still not 100% yet but getting there for sure.  Mom even cooked dinner at home a couple of times this week.  That in itself is a miracle – barks!

I got another new t-shirt to add to my wardrobe.  Mom took this picture and said it came out so totally awesome.  Do you think it is fitting for me?  I mean, mom calls me her little angel all of the time.  There just might be something to it.  Maybe.

I hope you had a wonderful week my friends.  I’m going to the groomer tomorrow.  Mom/dad both say I’m in desperate need of some spa time.  I have no clue what they mean by that.  Do you?

That’s it for this week my friends – take care and have an awesome weekend!

Oh P.S.  I couldn’t leave you without this weeks Jokes with Dad.  I want to apologize up front.  Dad has two short jokes this week.  You’ll see why I want to apologize as soon as you hear them.  Groans and shakes puppy head.


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Dear Bacon

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!

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



Posted by on 03/15/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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Love Your Pet Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”


Today, February 20th, is Love Your Pet Day.  Now my fellow anipals – isn’t this a day you can celebrate to the fullest?  It’s a day for humans to pamper us pets, spend time with us and to give us special treats. Whether its a dog, a cat, a fish, a pet snake or your pet rock……give them lots of love and attention today.

I’ve called in some friends of mine to get the appreciation started.  Happy Love Your Pet Day friends!


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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my sweet dear friends.  I hope that your week has been exciting and great.  There are lots of things going on here this week at the Hotel Thompson.

One thing was – coughs – I was in trouble last weekend.  Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’ve been in trouble for this for some time but mom really was upset with me last weekend.  You see, when I was younger – don’t laugh – when I was younger and in my teething stage, I might have chewed some zippers off of mom’s pillows on her new sofa.  Might is a strong word because no one really saw me but mom told me if she needed to take bite marks for comparison she would so I fessed up.  I did it.  All five of them in fact – barks!  Well, last weekend mom sewed each one back to the way it was suppose to be.  And yes, mom might have poked herself while sewing several times and given me looks.  Of course, I tried to give her my cutest not me look mommy.  So there is a firm rule set in stone now here at the Hotel Thompson – no touchy the pillows Houdini.  Can you believe she used my name like that?  Hangs head low.

And we have visitors this week.  Two friends that mom/dad went and met last year are in our area again visiting.  Mom has taken some time off of the worky place so they can all play together.  You do realize that this means trouble right?  Cause I just know they may need bail money this week… and probably next week because they are all going out of town for a couple of days and leaving all of us.

Oh I shouldn’t say “all” of us because a certain oinker – not mentioning names – has went to camp this week and all of next week.  Why?  So mom/dad could have fun with these friends – which I will tell you about later with some pictures. You see the purr things – they can take care of themselves.  And me well I can take care of myself but Nana will watch me a couple of days next week.  Bacon well he’s like a little kid as mom described it.  He doesn’t take being by himself too well and Nana can’t watch him while she has her hands full with me and her two pooches.  So, mom/dad called the farm where Bacon went to camp last year.  They have other anipals that Bacon had a blast with and that’s where he gets to go for his adventure.  So, I’m sure he will have a blast.  I hope so anyway.  He did bring his computer so don’t fear about his correspondence.

And friends let’s talk about something that I keep seeing on the television all day long.  Something that mom/dad and even Bacon have talked about.  The presidential election.  Shakes my doggy head.

Does anyone really enjoy all of this arguing and calling names?  I really don’t.  Why can’t we all just get along?

I’ve come up with a solution.  Since people running are called politicians and we can’t really trust anything they say – barks!  Why don’t I run for president?  I think I have just about the same qualifications – you think?  And look – mom took this picture of me over the weekend.  Don’t you think it screams “Houdini for President”.

And of course, with that being said I have to leave you with another priceless Jokes with daddy video.  The man does need to go out and play with others more.  Shaking my head.  Enjoy my friends.   I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


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Paw Time with Houdini

img_5474 Brrr and Shivers my friends.  It has been a little chilly willy here this week at the Hotel Thompson.  I mean you did see the great ‘snow’ that big brother Bacon posted earlier int he week, right?  Heck, here in the south – a snow flake was seen, we must shut down the city!  Barks with puppy laughter.

Well it was so bad, that I had to get on top of mom’s chaise and get warm by the fuzzy blanket and the fireplace – you see that in the distance in the picture?  And yes, we can’t forget Mr. Beaver.  Mr. Beaver is what is next to my head.  He is way bigger than me and I drag him all over the Hotel Thompson.  He’s a great pal for sleeping, cuddling and of course beating up… can you believe sometimes he tries to beat me up too?  How dare that beaver!

And you are not going to believe this my friends but me and the Baconator have been keeping secrets here at the Hotel Thompson.  Yep, that’s right we said secrets as in plural.  Something will be happening next week.  I can’t share it right now.  Me and the pig have been sworn to secrecy by mom/dad.  But I can tell you that it’s exciting and wonderful.  Now, I need to go and help mom/dad with some cleaning around the Hotel Thompson.

Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


Posted by on 02/12/2016 in Bacon, Houdini, Paw Time with Houdini


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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Speedy

Spotlight Thursday

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!

Name:  Speedy

Age:  4


Web/Blog Page:  Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny on blogger and Speedy the Cheeky Rex Rabbit on wordpress for my followers there  (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Speedy that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Daddy petted me in the hutch I was in and Mummy was petting another rex in the same hutch.  That is when Daddy picked me up for a cuddle which was very nice but he seemed sad.  He then passed me to mummy for a cuddle and I knew she was like home.  She smelled of home so I started to tooth purr which she commented on to Daddy. Hehehehe –

 think Mummy fell in love with me in that moment.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I knew the moment they came back for me after they put me back in my hutch.  They put me back and left.  I poked my head out of the hutch and said don’t leave me but they left.  But then the most amazing thing happened a little while later.  They came back for me.  Mummy held me giving me a big cuddle and that was the moment I knew I was home safe in her arms,  After that they popped me into a carrier and drove me home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  hehehe – that would be when I escaped from the kitchen and found my way into the lounge.  hehehe I bit through Daddy’s Speaker Cables from his surround sound…hehehe oops!

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Hehehe – that’s easy.  While Daddy like’s to give me cuddles and sneak me extra treats, its Mummy who will do anything for me and spends the most time with me, playing, cuddles.  And she doesn’t shout at me when I’m naughty.   She just laughs and scolds me just a little bit…hehehe.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  A lot of humans think I am stupid with no character.  They are completely surprised that I love to play and have fun adventures and that I am very friendly. Most humans think that about all rabbits – that we just sit in our hutches not doing very much and just eat food all day long but they are so wrong.  Take us buns out of that environment and give us space to run and play and you get to see how much fun we can be and how affectionate we can be too!

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Speedy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

Posted by on 02/11/2016 in Spotlight Thursday


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Paw Time with Houdini

Yawns my friends – it’s been a LONG weekend.  If you remember, last weekend I was suppose to go for my spa day.  But due to the Snowmageddon weather, it got cancelled.  I need my spa day desperately.  Mom keeps calling me a street dog – I don’t get that.  Do I look like a street dog in this picture?

img_5364I mean heck I’m fluffy and on and yeah my hair might be in my eyes and yeah I might need a bubble bath but a street dog?  Really mom?  So keep your fingers crossed for me dear friends that tomorrow I get to go and meet my friends at the Spa – and hopefully Fifi the cute little poodle will be there too.  She’s adorable!

This week, I leave you with a spectacular toy that I got at Christmas.  It was a fun toy.  I say was because I’ve been taking lessons from my buddy Easy across the pond in toy destruction.  I’m still in training and I have a long way to go but I’m getting there.  Have fun with the video.  Make sure you turn your sound up.  The noise is fabulous. Even my mom LOVES that sounds constantly for hours.  She always tells me, “Seriously Houdini?”  I think I should get her one to play with too.  What do you think?

Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my dear friends – BARKS!  Welcome to another week of my Paw Time with Houdini.  This week has been exciting here at the Hotel Thompson.  First up – I got a new bed – and who doesn’t like a new bed huh?  You see I had a bed shaped like a crab but one night I had a dream and that bed miraculously exploded.  Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  This is my new bed.  Looks kind of familiar huh? I already have a HUGE Kong size bed for my bedroom but this poochie bed is for the living room in front of the fireplace.  Don’t all anipals have two beds for taking naps?  BARKS – and let me tell you – it’s so comfy!   The purr things have *tried* sleeping in it but I remind them really quick that they have beds and this one is mine and I marked it as such by rolling all over it and licking it.


Tomorrow I have an appointment with my groomer.  I haven’t been in a couple of months because of all of the holidays and mom/dad running around.  So trust me, it is much, MUCH needed.  I feel like Cousin Itt from the Adams Family – BARKS – don’t you just love that show?  Bacon has been watching it on DVD and we just snort and bark at it all day long.

Hopefully next week you will see much better groomed.  Mommy says that she can barely see my eyes – I hate that!  And hopefully, FiFi the sweet poodle I met last time will be there too.

And yes, this is one of my new shirts.  It says, “Yeah, I work out!”  Barks!  Too funny huh?

 Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


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Paw Time with Houdini

Well my friends, it’s been a tough week.  I’ve seen mom more than last week and it is getting better but sometimes her nights are spent at work instead of where she belongs – with us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson.  Doesn’t she know her priorities?  Of course, she reminds us gently that she is working to keep us in kibbles and treats… so we tend to forgive her *some*.


With mom being AWOL, me and Bacon have been pounding the keyboards ourselves taking care of our blogging.  I’ll tell you something my friends – this is hard work.  Really think about it.  Humans have fingers that are made for typing.  I have paws and it’s hard – talking about typo’s – thank goodness for spellcheck.  And my poor brother Bacon, he has hooves!  But on the other paw, he has been doing this for so long that he has gotten kind of used to the pounding.  And trust me when his creative juices get flowing, you don’t want to be around him – he’s a BEAR not a pig during those times – barks with puppy laughter.

In fact, during one of his water breaks he took this picture of me pounding on my keyboard working on some replies.  A dogs job is just never done!

 Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well.  Happy weekend!


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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – What are friends?  Friends let you have the soft spot so that you can snuggle down and sleep.  This is my pal Henry.  He is the bestest friend in the entire world.  I was so tired and he didn’t want me to sleep on the hard ground so he offered his back just like a perfect gentleman.  I want your readers to take note – always put your friends first.  Signed Betsy

Dear Betsy – That is absolutely wonderful and delightful to see.  Friendship is so important and that my friend is awesome to see in today’s time and day.  I know that if someone wanted a soft place to sleep, I would gladly give up my back for a couple of hours or so.  I say spread the news – more love and less hate!

  Dear Bacon – Hey pal.  This is me at the spa.  I love the spa treatments but I hate water in my ears.  So my spa lady, she came up with the best idea – a shower cap.  Might I say this is genius!  And yeah, if you look closely in m picture you will also see my spa buddy – my rubber ducky – hanging out with me.  Do you have this much at the spa?  Signed Dewey

Dear Dewey – WOW – No my friend.  I can’t say that I personally have that much fun at the spa.  Now my little brother Houdini, he might.  Last time he went to the spa, mom walked in on him chatting up with a cute little poodle that he met.  I’ve heard that the spa is the next best thing to Animal Harmony in meeting other anipals.  Let me know – have you found love there at your spa?

  Dear Bacon – I admit it.  I didn’t jump hard or far enough.  I was shooting for the table where there was some food.  I may have underestimated and hit the garbage can.  Yep the humans heard.  Nope they didn’t help.  Of course they had to take a picture of my unfortunate landing for Facebook before rescuing me.  Isn’t that some kind of goat abuse or something?  Signed Merlin

Dear Merlin – Really?  Your humans took a picture of your unfortunate landing huh?  Well, might I suggest the next time your humans get – what does my mommy call it – tossed, take their picture.  What?  You don’t know what tossed is?  That’s when the humans drink that alcohol stuff too much and act whacky.  My mom calls it tossed.  Apparently they act worse then some anipals we know when they do this.  Have your camera aimed and ready to shoot their pictures my friends.  Karma is payback – snorts.

Dear Bacon – What?  The humans left me alone all day long in this tiny little area to entertain myself while they went to work.  First up, no toys.  Therefore I had to find my own.  I can’t help it that those paper towels decided to blow up during our adventures together.  At least I didn’t destroy what the humans call their crap paper.  See, I’ve read on your Dear Bacon issues how important those rolls are to humans.  I still don’t get it.  We just crap and kick over it – done.  End of discussion.  Second up, there were lots of interesting wires and tube looking things behind the so called washer and dryer.  At least they didn’t start anything with me to finish.  So basically, I was a good dog, right?  So where’s my treat?  Signed Jinx

Dear Jinx – I like the way you think my friend.  If those towels had not talked back, they would still be worthy opponents this day.  I find no fault with that whatsoever.  And I do agree with you on the other.  I myself find the “crap and kick over” method worthy of moving along.  I mean heck I think if more humans did that, they would be a lot less stressed.  Maybe we can start a campaign or something?

  Dear Bacon – Get in the car and let’s go!  I heard that Petsmart is giving out free cat treats to the first 100 customers.  They didn’t say those customers had to be humans.  We can do this – I can drive this car – sure I can.  BEEP BEEP Get out of the way humans.  Signed Felix

Dear Felix – You know I think I’m with you.  That’s honesty in advertising.  If they didn’t say humans, why not?  I wonder if I can pick up a few treats and toys while we are there.  I’ll grab dad’s credit card just in case.  I’ll be ready in five minutes!


REMEMBER my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send me your letters and pictures via email. ❤ 


Posted by on 01/12/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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