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Weather in Atlanta, Georgia

Yep – this is what we are like here in sweet Atlanta, Georgia.  ONE snowflake and we shut down all business.  The weather people were projecting a ‘wintery mix’ starting yesterday evening into late night. Heck, moms work even sent everyone home around 2pm. Mom came home and it was cold – around 31-32 degrees. 

After mom got home, it started to drizzle rain. You know the kind of rain that is cold and miserable that makes driving a little iffy with sliding. So last night we all went to bed kind of early. Personally I think mom/dad were looking forward to the great southern Snowmageddon 2017. 

This morning mom jumped out of bed like a little kid, ran to the front room and opened the front door in anticipation. Lowers head in disgust and somewhat laughter over mom’s reaction. I’m sharing some pics I took. Don’t laugh ok. The entire town shut down here. 

Cartoon taken from Pinterst

 
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Posted by on 01/07/2017 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – As you can see, I’m in this contraption my new humans like to call a box.  I call it a box of hell.  I mean I was okay with the humans putting me in it and taking me to their vehicle but to strap me in like the box is part of me – they will pay.  Not at first because I’m fortunate to be adopted.  But after a while… after making my new living conditions mine, they will pay.  I smell dog in this car so I do hope they have a dog and I do hope said dog is ready to be blamed for everything.  Signed Nails Out

Dear Nails Out – Oh pal.  I hate to say it but it’s almost funny to look at the picture.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m not laughing at your situation.  Of course I wouldn’t do that.  But the picture of a box with arms attached – oh have mercy.  I so understand the complete concept of payback.  That poor pooch doesn’t know what is coming to his digs.


Dear Bacon – Everyone keeps saying that can’t wait for winter or fall and the cooler weather.  I say no.  I like the summer.  You don’t see us anipals bundles up to go out to use the facilities.  You don’t see us anipals where boots and coats when it’s raining.  This is me from last year.  bbbrr – can’t you just feel the cold weather.  Nope. I think I’ll pass…. but I guess mother nature won’t let me.  So, it’s time to dig out my umbrella, scarf and rain boots again.  There’s nothing like trying to pee outside where water is already all over you.  Signed Special

Dear Special – You know I like the way you think my friend.  I myself am not very fond of the outdoors, especially in the elements.  Perhaps your humans can fix you a potty area off of the back door or something.  You know so you don’t get wet.  But if not, I have to say you look adorable in your fall outfit for sure.


Dear Bacon –  Hey dude.  I’m like saying to my humans that if the potential president of our United States can have a comb over, like why can’t I?  Right?  And I have to admit that like I carry the comb over so much better than that dude for sure.  I mean like for real!  This is like my look and I’m digging it for sure.  I like the close shave all except my comb over which makes me like stand out in front of everyone else.  I mean dude with that in mind, maybe *I* should run like for the president of these United States.  I think like I have as much experience as the others, right?  Would you like vote for a dude like me?  Signed Dude

Dear Dude – I think everyone in the United States should write you in when they vote.  Just your views on life and your style, that makes you stand out in front of everyone else.  Nobody can claim that you have a double making appearances.  Nobody can claim that your cold.  Nobody can claim that you are not your very own dog.  I like that in a running campaign.  I say go for it.  And remember, free treats for everyone that votes!


 

Dear Bacon – They say you can be whoever you want to be.  I’ve always wanted to be a dinosaur.  I mean who wouldn’t, right?  I’ve always roared and told my humans that I’m strong like dinosaur.  They found this horse coat and boom they knew it had my name all over it.  Now, I love wearing it.  Wouldn’t you be scared if you saw me coming your way?  You would, wouldn’t you?  Signed Roar

Dear Roar – Oh my piggy heavens!  I’m shaking with fear.  That is so awesome my friend.  I love your coat and I think you make the coat.  I think it’s awesome that your humans bought if for you.  In fact,with your coat on, you could be a superhero.  I can see it now on all the televisions and papers – “Super Roar Adventures”.  It has a great sound to it, right?  Keep having an awesome time in your coat dear friend!


Dear Bacon – I claim not fair!  My doggy rights have been violated.  Who do I need to make a report to?  My friends are buttheads.  That’s right.  I said it.  They kept telling me about a new friend they met and how we had to meet because I would love them.  That’s when they introduced me to the new friend and then stepped to the side to take a picture of me saying hello.  Buttheads.  How do I get even Bacon?  Signed Caught Sniffing

Dear Caught Sniffing – Shaking my piggy head.  I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that gets caught in these types of things.  I’m so sure that there will come a time when they forget about this incident and everything with the stars line up just right that you will get even for sure.  AND I’m thinking it might be better than this episode… maybe.

 


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

 

 
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Posted by on 09/20/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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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!


Hello friends.  How did you do last week?  It still remains so hot here.  It’s almost unbearable.  All you want to do is stay inside anywhere near a fan or the air conditioner.  We are all so ready for a bit of cooler weather here in the south.  It seemed like last year, we went straight from winter to HOT summer with no in between of Spring.  I’m hoping that we have some fall this year.  That’s my favorite time of the year – you?  I love watching the leaves change and everything starting to go into hibernation.

This week, we are stepping things up here at the Hotel Thompson.  We have been straying here/there and sometimes more there then it should be.  With that in mind, we are going to do better.  It’s also suppose to rain some this week.  I’m hoping that it brings some cooler weather with that rain.  So much easier to breathe without the heat.  I did walk 4.73 miles – not my best but I’m not hating that with this weather.

So, how did you do my friends and what are your plans for this week?

Miles Walked Since 06/13/2016:  63.57 miles 

 
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Posted by on 08/08/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Make it Stop… Please

I’m not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world but here in the deep south, it’s h.o.t.  I mean really, really hot.  As in are we living in hell right now hot.  I just want to make sure you understand what I’m talking about.  I’m saying it’s so hot here that mom does her hair in the morning, walks outside and it becomes wet and falls hot.  So hot here that you sweat in places you didn’t think you could get sweat around. It’s so hot here that you can put corn kernels on the asphalt and it will make popcorn.  Okay you get it?  Mother Nature, please bring me some cool air.  I’ll take winter anytime.  You?

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2016 in Bacon

 

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Spring is Around the Corner

20130319-083317.jpgI think this says “EVERYTHING” about what I’m feeling – spring is near and around the corner.

I SO CAN’T WAIT!!  It’s time for this little piggy to come out of some hibernation and start moving again.  I miss the days of running throughout the Hotel Thompson and chasing playing with the purr things.  I just know they’ve missed me too.

And with Spring – you know what else comes – all the wonderful fruits of the season.  Oh, it makes my little mouth water so much.

Is everybody with me on this Spring thing??

XOXO – Bacon

and psstt my friends Reilly and Denny asked for a current picture of me.  This is me from a few moments ago.  I was doing what I do best – begging for some Animal Crackers from daddy – snorts.  I had just come in from my magical backyard where I was playing in the dirt – can you tell from my snout?

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Posted by on 03/16/2016 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – Darn that pesky cat.  She dared me to stick my head under the privacy fence to look at Bob.  Well you know I’m not one not to take a challenge so I did it.  Well guess what?  My head is stuck.  Bob tried everything he could to get me un-stuck but nothing.  I know I heard that pesky purr thing clicking pictures to post on line.  This does mean war.  Any suggestions?  Signed Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place

Dear Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place – Here’s what I would do… not that I’ve done anything like this before – looks innocent.  When the purr things goes to sleep, find the camera and change your face picture of being stuck to the purr things face.  Then put that picture all over the place.  Fair is fair, right?  Snorts.


  Dear Bacon – OMC – Make the winter go away please.  It is so cold in my part of the world – this is how you will find me every night – trying to touch the heat waves.  Is it still cold there in your part of the world?  Signed Stretch

Dear Stretch – Shaking my piggy head.  I am so with you my friend.  Some days are great – perfect temperature and skies.  While other days, the rain is falling and it is cold.  Hopefully soon Mother Nature will make up her mind and pick one season to stick to… I hope.


  Dear Bacon – What’s up?!  I just know you are eating or drinking something wonderful on the other side of this fence.  Just put it right there okay… right there on my tongue.  Many thanks!  Signed Beggar

Dear Beggar – If only I had something my friend, I would surely share with you.  Heck, if you lived closer, I would go get you an poochie ice cream.  Mom always makes sure that Houdini has some in the freezer.  They don’t taste that bad at all – I know cause I’ve had one.  Hope you get something soon.  Hang in there… well don’t hang.  Maybe take your tongue out of the hole.


  Dear Bacon – I tell my human this all of the time.  “Oh no don’t stop.  I love hearing all about your break ups and fights with your boyfriend.  You have my solid attention – do go on.  I’m sitting here just totally enthralled.  I would give you a hug but look – I’m caged.”  Signed Attention

Dear Attention – Snorts with piggy laughter.  Does this work?  Does your human take you out for a little hug?  I mean heck they should because you do look like you are giving them your full attention.  I’m really touched – snorts.

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 Dear Bacon – My human thought he was dreaming last night but it really was me in person scaring him.  Evil Purrs.  I dressed up like a doctor and put a light over his face.  Surely he thought he was going into surgery.  It was really hilarious.  For a human, he can’t jump pretty high.  Have you ever fooled your humans like this?  Signed Mischief

Dear Mischief – I like the way you think my friend.  Every chance I get it, you know I pick on my human father.  Our relationship is deep and has many levels.  Both of us think that we are the alpha here at the Hotel Thompson.  But we all know who that really is, right?  Keep up the great work my friend.  I’m highly impressed with your young abilities.

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

 
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Posted by on 03/01/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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We Really Got Snow – Really – No Joke

Okay – maybe a little joke.  You see mommy was at work yesterday.  One of her bosses came up to her and said, “Look, it’s getting rough outside, go ahead and leave”.  Now, it was only 15 minutes early (doh!) but mom packed up and went outside expecting the worse.

That’s when she had to look hard to find the “weather is getting worse” statement one of her bosses made.  Okay, there was some white stuff on the windows of the Jeep.  But who knows, that could have been a handful of salt – snorts with piggy laughter.

Mom just *had* to take a picture to show everyone in blogville that snow does happen here in the south.  Okay, not so much snow but it can happen.  What was even funnier is that mom posted this picture of the ‘great snow’ on her Facebook account and sent this picture to friends and family.  Everyone thought it was much more funnier that here it is winter time and mom is wearing a thin t-shirt than the great snow – 🙂 LOL.  What can I say, my mom is hot stuff and always wears t-shirts year round.  Funny huh?  Do you wear t-shirts year round too?  Are you a warm bodied person like my mom?

I also wanted to share this picture I found on the ‘cloud’ here at the Hotel Thompson that my mom/dad took over the weekend.  Shaking piggy head.  I tell you my friends.  Those two parents of mine can not be trusted to go out and about by themselves.

Daddy got held up at the Target store!  Look at that – the proof is in the picture.  Nice Mr. Storm Trooper kept saying, “Hans Solo”, and daddy thought he was talking about his hands being solo.  I told you – my dad is special – in the mind!

Just by looking at daddy and his attire, can you guess what football team he likes?  Is it obvious?

And I thought I would share a little something else I found on the ‘cloud’.  Apparently daddy was telling jokes in the car the other day too.  So let me present – “Jokes with Daddy”.  Let me just apologize in advance okay.  Snorts with piggy laughter.

 

 
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Posted by on 02/10/2016 in Bacon, Jokes with Daddy

 

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Happy Groundhog Day!! – Update!

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

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

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Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

  • If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but
  • If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!  Oh and P.S.  Some channels on the television are showing the movie Groundhog Day on repeat all day.  Is there any day that you would like to repeat like in Groundhog Day?

U P D A T E –

This was the view this morning going to work – was there any doubt that the groundhog would NOT see his shadow?   So here in Hotatlanta – would are in for an Early Spring.

I don’t know about you my friends but I’m all for that!

 

 
 

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Did You Know?!

 OMP!  I did not know the humans had this capability.  But then again, this makes sense.  Sometimes mom’s leg hairs do this… you know it’s almost winter.  She hasn’t done a spring harvest in some time – snorts with piggy laughter.  Don’t tell her I said that okay.

And personally, my hair wouldn’t do this now would it.. Nah, I would never try to make myself ‘look’ bigger.  No way! 

 
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Posted by on 09/27/2015 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – There.  I’m ready for Winter.  Bring it on Mother Nature.  I’m ready to get rid of the heat and welcome the cooler weather.  My scarf is ready and I’m waiting.  Tap.tap.tap.  That’s my paws tapping while I’m waiting.  When is this winter suppose to get here pal?  Signed Scarf Dog

Dear Scarf Dog – Oh my friend.  I agree with you about weather.  And you do look so very sharp in your scarf – you will be ready for it when Mother Nature decides to play nice.  Now, we have had some cooler days and I can tell with my piggy senses that it’s coming.  But winter is still a far piece away.  Autumn will be here September 23.  Winter is not officially here until December December 21.  So we do have some time.  But Autumn does bring cooler weather too.  And this little oinker can’t wait!  Until then, stay cool my friend.

 


Dear Bacon – Sometimes you just need a sleep buddy to hold on to to keep the nightmares away.  It’s always better knowing someone is there for you.  Do you have a sleep buddy?  Signed Ginger Twins

Dear Ginger Twins – I think that’s a fabulous idea my friends.  Mom and dad go to sleep holding hands.  They say that otters do the same thing so they don’t float away from each other in the water.  You see, lots of anipals do this and I do believe it’s a wonderful way to fall off to sleep knowing someone has your paw.  Sometimes I sleep with mom/dad and get close to them.  Other times, Houdini or Mouse Girl will bunk with me and lay real close.


Dear Bacon – It’s not bad enough that I have to wear the cone of shame.  Oh no.  I should have known something was up when my human dad wanted to hold me for a second.  I could feel him doing something to my cone of shame but didn’t know what.  That is until I met up with the mirror and saw his creation.  Really dad?  Perhaps I should get you a cone of shame?  Signed Bat Cat

Dear Bat Cat – I have to admit it my friend but that cone of shame is priceless.  How many other purr things do you know that can say their cone of shame was made just for them.  I say wear it with pride and hey give your human daddy some slack.  His creativity could make you ‘the cat’ of the neighborhood.  Give it a test and see what I mean.  Others will be so jealous!


Dear Bacon – Okay I let the humans sleep in on the weekend.  I didn’t pounce on them and wake them up.  I showed respect and refrained from barking my head off.  But this is where I draw the line.  It is now noon and my bowl is empty.  I’m going to start wasting away soon without my food.  Darn these paws.  If I had fingers, I could get my own food out of the bag and refrigerator.  Humans – WAKE UP.  Signed Hungry Jack

Dear Hungry Jack – WOW – noon huh?  That is total control on your part my friend.  Perhaps pull the humans blankets off of them?  They will wake up quickly with that.  And this picture is priceless for them.  Perhaps email or text it to their magical cell phones.  They wake up pretty quick when those things ring too.  Hope you get fed soon 🙂

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

 

 
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Posted by on 09/01/2015 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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