Bacon and Bashful


Hi Everybody!    Well, I survived being left alone on Thanksgiving just fine…………all was forgiven when (1) Mom and Dad arrived home yesterday with LEFTOVERS from their Thanksgiving feast in W. Virginia, and (2) when I got my usual Saturday bacon this morning!    I can forgive just about anything if I get TREATs to take my mind off the fact they LEFT ME ALONE.

My pal Bashful (the rolling rock from HERE) accompanied my Mom and Dad up to W. Virginia and he spent all afternoon chattering up a storm telling me every little PAINSTAKING detail of the time he had.   Apparently he enjoyed every minute of his day.   He started out at my Aunt Carol’s house where he and my Mom had cinnamon French toast for breakfast with Aunt Carol.

My Mom holding Bashful so Aunt Carol can meet him up close!

My Mom holding Bashful so Aunt Carol can meet him up close!

Dad was too busy with Aunt Carol's dog Toby who was talking Dad into throwing the red toy for him so he's not in the photo!

Dad was too busy with Aunt Carol’s dog Toby who was talking Dad into throwing the red toy for him so he’s not in the photo!

He was TRYING to be patient while Aunt Carol cut a small slice of French toast to fit on his small size plate but I can see that “glazed look” in his eyes because he was hungry!   What rock wouldn’t be having to be in a car for two hours to get to W. Virginia?



Anyway, after breakfast they went to the cabin which is only a mile or so away from Auntie Carol’s house……..Dad’s brother and his wife and their son were already there along with my Dad starting on the Thanksgiving celebration early while the turkey was still roasting in the oven!

Oh this is a nice little cottage to stay in for Thanksgiving in W. Virginia!!

Oh this is a nice little cottage to stay in for Thanksgiving in W. Virginia!!  (do you see Bashful in the photo???????)

Bashful TRYING to sneak a taste of Mom's bloody mary!

Bashful TRYING to sneak a taste of Mom’s bloody mary!

When the turkey finally came out of the oven, Bashful offered to be the “taste tester” before everyone ate any of it – what a sacrifice huh?

Bashful was surrounded by ALLLLL that turkey - he got out of the way just in time when it was carved!

Bashful was surrounded by ALLLLL that turkey – he got out of the way just in time when it was carved!

Obviously everything they all ate was pretty danged good because before Bashful could blink an eye, the meal was over and the food was eaten and it was a veritable WASTELAND of empty dishes all around the buffet table!

Where did it all go?

Where did it all go?

Bashful's formal Thanksgiving portrait on the fireplace mantle at the cottage!

Bashful’s formal Thanksgiving portrait on the fireplace mantle at the cottage!

Yesterday morning after they all woke up from their turkey-comas, Mom and Dad and Bashful popped in the Buick and came home to ME ME ME – but Bashful just HAD to sit on the stair railing outside the cabin for one final sniff of mountain air as he bid a fond farewell to a FUN and FOOD-FILLED Thanksgiving!

Gosh - do we have to leave so soon? The sun isn't even up yet!!!!

Gosh – do we have to leave so soon? The sun isn’t even up yet!!!!

Mom and Dad will be getting some of the Christmas stuff out of the basement this weekend – and you know what THAT means………… Elf on the Shelf (“Elfvis”) will be on the loose officially to torture us for the entire Christmas season with his traditional TROUBLEMAKING!    I have Bacon (Bashful’s brother) to thank for that Elf……….he sent Elfvis to us last Christmas!   EEEEEK!  Remember????

Ding Dong...Elfvis calling!

Ding Dong…Elfvis calling!  Uhoh….he’s HERE again!


Hope you have a wonderful Saturday everybody…………!

Hugs, Sammy



61 responses »

  1. MOL we’re first…..too bad it’s not Tuesday!!

    Bashful seems to have made himself right at home for the Thanksgiving festivities! It looks like dinner was fabulous!! OMC Elfvis! We almost forgot about him!!!!

    Happy Caturday.

    The Florida Furkids


    • HAHAHA…..well, we can PRETEND it’s Tuesday! YOU’RE FIRST COMMENTER!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!! Yes Bashful was certainly the “belle of the ball” at Turkey Day in W. Virginia! WATCH OUT FOR ELFVIS……I smell trouble!

      Love, Sam


  2. Looks like Bashful had a blast at Thanksgiving. I saw him sitting on the railing at the cabin begging to stay. Who wouldn’t want to stay when there’s so much food? Or should I say there WAS so much food!

    Love and licks,


    • He did seem to enjoy himself Cupcake………he loved being UP CLOSE AND PURRRSONAL with that turkey……..and tried to dive head first into Mom’s bloody mary…….he’s a little devil!

      Love, Sammy


  3. Oh boy, you and your Mom are going to have paws and hands full with Bashful and that elf guy. That elf guy better not do anything mean to Bashful… I know you will supervise, right Sammy. Your Mom and Dad’s Thanksgiving looks like it was wonderful… HAPPY! That turkey looks delicious… I just want to do Turkey Day all over again. Enjoy your Saturday!




  5. That is a beautiful cabin, what a nice place to spend the holiday. It looks like Bashful had a great time. I am glad you got your turkey—and bacon. This is a fun time of year, I am sure you will help with the decorating 🙂


  6. Hope Bashful was able to get a taste of all that food, or was it gone by the time he made it from the turkey to his plate? Too bad you had to stay behind, but I bet you wouldn’t have enjoyed all the attention from Toby! “Throw my toy, Sammy! Throw my toy!”


    • I was glad to NOT get any attention from Toby – believe me!!!! HAHAHA He did get lots of attention from Mom and Dad though………especially Dad. He must have thrown those toys for him 100 times! HAHAHAHA

      Love, Sammy


  7. Weez glad you all enjoyed yous Thanksgivin’ Sammy. And weez glad you got yous bacon. We certainly enjoyed ours and sis Lexi and me boff let mommy have a bite so we all kuld have sumfin’ special. have a gweat weekend and stay warm.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


  8. Woo! Hoo! Look at all that fabulishious goodness! And Bashful, up close and personal with the turkey…Mes did not gets Turkey at Canadian Thanksgiving this year. Mes looking forward to a Christmas Feast|! And Sammy, staying home is always preferable to being in the car…
    Loves yous
    Your Nellie Bellie (on Mommy’s blog)


    • Nellie Bellie you’re right – I’d MUCH rather be comfy at home than bumping along in a car even with my Mom!!!! Bashful was excited to get to post on the turkey before it was carved…..thank heavens for plastic wrap (hahahahaha) so he didn’t burn his buns!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy


  9. Wee iss droolin over thee foodabulss Unccle Sammy….oh that turkey lookss purrfect…. Yur Pawentss are thee BESTEST fur bringin home leftyoverss fur you!
    An bashfull lookss like hee had thee time of his littul pebble Life with all of youss’. That cabin lookss comfy cozy….
    An today was bacon day there…did you have a few bitss fur mee Unccle???
    **nose bumpsss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx


  10. Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Squeals. I wasn’t the only one that had an awesome holiday. My Bashful did too – be sure to check this out my friends. Bashful had a blast with cousin Sammy! XOXO – Bacon


  11. Wow, Sammy, your mom and dad and Bashful sure had a wonderful and festive Thanksgiving. And that turkey looks so nomlicious along with the sound of cinnamon French toast. Glad you were not left alone for too, too long Sammy. You said there were leftovers. Did you get some turkey? XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


    • Yes indeed I DID get some turkey…..not a lot though as Mom and Dad were piggies when they made their leftover sandwiches…but I did get some and it was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Mom is going to make a whole turkey dinner HERE for Christmas so I’ll definitely get some of that!

      Love and hugs, Sammy


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