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Pineapple and Daddy

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As some of you know, I have a love/hate relationship with my daddy.  I mean he loves me and I love him but it’s nothing like the love me and mom share.  Can you relate?  We tolerate – yeah that’s a good word – tolerate each other.  He takes care of me during the day and I like to think I take care of him during the day too.

Well, this weekend we were outside playing around.  I was down in the yard of the magical back yard and he was with me with mommy up on the deck.  Just for a moment, deviled ham came out in me.

  I tried to hide him back inside of me… you know sweet bacon.  But, it just wasn’t going to happen.  Sigh – deviled ham came out full force.  I looked at daddy and all I could see was a target.  I know I shouldn’t but it happened.  I stomped my hooves, ran around the magical back yard and at full force slammed into daddy who was kneeling over weeding.  For a big ex football player, he fell hard with a good thump.  Maybe that’s because he wasn’t expecting me… you think?  Then that old meanie deviled ham did something terrible.  He grabbed daddy’s pant legs and started pulling.  I thought for a minute deviled ham was going to pull off daddy’s pants in the backyard.

But then, daddy did the strangest thing.  He said really loud, “Safe word is pineapple – PINEAPPLE”.  He kept repeating pineapple.  Shakes piggy head.  Can you believe that?  Even when deviled ham is trying to play, daddy still thinks of food.  And mom says my mind is a one track way with food.  Snorts.

With daddy screaming pineapple and deviled ham snorting, this got mom’s attention on the deck.  Mom said those words that everyone hates to hear.  The full name – shivers.  She yelled out, “Bacon Porkchop Thompson, you get up here NOW”.  Oh snap.  That’s right – deviled ham snapped right out of my inner body and sweet bacon came out pronto.  I stopped, put my tail between my legs and slowly stomped up the board to the deck.  Man, I was in trouble.  The full name followed by NOW.

I got up on the deck and mom fussed at me.  I mean really fussed.  What was I thinking?  I can’t play rough like that, etc.  I tried to tell her it was deviled ham.  She didn’t have any of it.  She sent me to my bedroom… you know pay the time for the crime.  Shucks… it was all in good fun.

But, I went to my room.  I hope mommy fed daddy some pineapple.  He seemed like he really wanted some.  And don’t worry, dad wasn’t hurt.  He thought it was kind of fun too.  We made apologies later in the day and all is good now.

But you see, that deviled ham is evil.  Do you have a deviled ham?

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Posted by on February 10, 2018 in Bacon

 

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Are You Ready for Some Bowl Games??

 First off, let’s talk about the most important bowl game today – Puppy Bowl. The show starts promptly at 3PM on the Animal Planet.  If you’ve never seen the Puppy Bowl, you really need to watch it today.  It is totally awesome and keeps me busy cheering for hours.  Daddy has his game later today (which I’ll tell you about in a minute) and I have my game with the Puppy Bowl.

And don’t think that the Puppy Bowl is just about a lot of puppies on the screen doing nothing.  There’s actually a referee, puppy touchdowns, penalties, timeouts and substitutions.  That’s right – it’s a Puppy Bowl to see!

The rules are easy.  Puppies go on the field and when a puppy drags one of the football shaped toys into the end zone, a puppy touchdown is declared.  If a puppy has an accident on the field by ‘going to the bathroom’, a penalty is called.  If the water bowls need to be refilled or puppies get into a fight, timeouts are called.  And, you know what they call it when the puppies get into squabbles?  Unnecessary rrruuufffness.  Snorts.  And if the puppies fall asleep, substitutions are sent in to play.

Over the years, they’ve had different ‘cheerleaders’.  In the past, I’ve seen hedgehogs, bunny cheerleaders, chicken cheerleaders and my favorite in 2012 was the Piggy Pep Squad.  Personally, I think they need to bring the Piggy Pep Squad back.  I would *so* want to try out  for the team.  I think I have what it takes.  I have the look.  I have the chemistry.  I have the personality.  I can dance.

But if the Puppy Bowl doesn’t it do it for you, you can always wait for dad’s game later today at 6:30PM.  THE Super Bowl.  Two really good teams will be going head to head – New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles.

And don’t forget the half time show on the Super Bowl either.  This year they are going to have Justin Timberlake performing.

And the other thing about the Super Bowl, you *have* to watch the commercials.  They are usually the most hilarious commercials to remember for the night.  So my friends, get your snacks and drinks ready.  Go to the potty early so you can enjoy all of the fun today.  Get comfy on the couch.  I’m going to be watching the shows all day long.  And hopefully, mom will pop me some popcorn.

Are you ready for some football!?

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Bacon

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks!  You know sometimes our humans are weird and forgetful.  I get that.  Really I do.  But my mom forgetting about sweet little moi?  That’s just disgraceful.  In fact, let me tell you the story and then you tell me what you think.

Mom/dad went out the other night and came home late.  Mom goes straight to the kitchen to do her nightly ritual things – set the microwave for dad’s lunch the next day, fixing the medicines for the next day, setting the coffee maker for the morning, making sure all of us anipals have food and fresh water, etc.

Also at night, we anipals all get bedtime treats.  You know just a little something to hold us over until the morning so our tum-tum’s don’t growl.

Well mom gave Hemi his cat chews.  Mom gave Bacon his strawberry.  And then mom walked to the bathroom.  Hold up mom – wait a minute. You forgot me.  I chased her to the bedroom and watched her as she got ready for bed.  I jumped on the bed and kept licking my lips trying to tell her hello – moi – moi – you forgot moi!

Finally when she went to the bathroom to wash her face and brush her teeth, it dawns on her.  We finally have a winner!  How could she forget about me?  Does that ever happen to you my friends?

 
 

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

Welcome back friends to another week of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  I’m coming across so much interesting information these days.  Today is another great one to share.

Do you know the name of Edward “Steady Ed” Headrick?  I bet you know his work.  Headrick was the inventor of – wait for it – the frisbee.  See how it’s funny that we know the inventions but not always the name, right?  Headrick felt that the frisbee had some kind of spirit involved and wasn’t just a playful toy thrown back and forth.  He thought of the frisbee as making beautiful flight.

Headrick passed away in 2002.  And like many other creators, he wanted something special done to his ashes.  For years he joked with his family but when it came towards the end, he told them he was serious.  He wanted his ashes mixed into new versions of the frisbee into limited editions.  Headrick then wanted these special edition frisbees sold and all proceeds to be put towards a museum in his honor.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Finally Found in my Magical Backyard

There you go my friends.  My magical backyard – booyah!  Pictures don’t lie, right?  I mean this would no way be photoshopped.  Nope no way.  I couldn’t get a clearer picture than this.  It was that perfect off of my backyard camera.  Yeah that’s it.  Move over friends.  I can’t give you the exact locations because well you know for obvious reasons – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.20140112-003253.jpg

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2018 in Bacon

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello sweet friends – we finally made it to Friday.  Thank goodness for that!  I just had to share my picture from this week with you.  This is me laying with mom cuddling me.  See Mr. Elephant?  That’s my new toy that mom bought for me.  He’s just my size.  He still squeaks and I keep dragging him around the house by his nose.  It’s perfect.  Can you see my eyes in this picture?  Barks with puppy laughter.  That’s what I keep telling mom too.  I need a haircut.  I think I need a spa day for sure.

 
 

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Shopping with Mom/Dad

Okay soon there will be a law that mom/dad can’t go shopping together anymore in the future without a chaperone.  I’m just saying.  They went out this weekend and returned home laughing and joking about something.  You know I’m a curious pig so I investigated in mom’s cell phone.  Shaking my head.  Those two – Oh My Piggy Heavens!  No daddy.  Pink is not your color.  Absolutely not.  Do not try it on.  Do not buy it.  Put it back!!

MY EYES!!  What is the worse thing you have seen in your humans cell phone??

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Bacon, Shopping with Mom/Dad

 

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