This Special Delivery Rocks


Last Friday, my little sister and I received a very special delivery from our sweet little piggy friend Bacon. (If you already know Bacon, then you know what a special little pig he is. If you don’t know Bacon, click here to link to his blog. I promise you’ll fall in love.) To say that our box from Bacon sent both of us into a tizzy would be quite the understatement. It was packed full of everything a girl could ever want.


Tallulah and I were especially obsessed over the pink piggy toy. We spent quite a bit of time trying to dismember him, but he’s tough and managed to survive . . . at least for the first round.


As fabulously fun as the pink piggy toy and the fancy treats were, there was something even more special in that little box from Bacon. Meet Bashful, Bacon’s pet rock. As Bacon says, “He knows a lot of tricks like stay, sit, be quiet and dad taught him how to play dead. Bashful is a happening pebble. He actually has his very own segment called Field Trip with Bashful… the international rolling stone. It is about all of his adventures in field trips around the world. He goes to all kinds of different places and stays with host families for two weeks.” Bashful has been to France, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hawaii, and so many more fun places.


I gave Bashful a little kiss and welcomed him to New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s going to be our houseguest through Thanksgiving, and my humans and my little sister Tallulah Bee and I are beyond excited about showing him a good time.


No sooner had Bashful rolled out of the box than he and my humans were off to the bus stop for his first big adventure . . .


. . . and his first “go cup,” which he enjoyed while waiting for the bus to arrive. Go cups are a very New Orleans thing. In most cities, you have to consume your adult beverages inside. Not in New Orleans. Here you’re free to poor that drink into a plastic cup and sip it while strolling down the street. Judging from that little smile on Bashful’s face, I think it’s safe to say that he was happy to embrace the go-cup tradition.


After a short bus ride to the Central Business District, Bashful plopped himself down on the bar at Borgne (pronounced “born”) restaurant for what my humans say is one of the best happy hours in the city of New Orleans.


After digging into the catfish sliders and the fried turkey necks, I think Bashful would have to agree with my humans.


Next stop was a quick photo-op outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome . . .


 . . . and then another photo outside of the Smoothie King Center . . .


 . . . before heading inside to watch the Phoenix Suns play our very own New Orleans Pelicans in what I am quite sure was Bashful’s first NBA basketball game.


My humans’ normally sit in the nosebleed section. But their ticket rep must have heard about their very special houseguest, because on this night they were upgraded to these sweet seats. They’re thinking of asking Bacon if Bashful can stay through the end of basketball season. 😉 Unfortunately, even the great Bashful wasn’t able to bring the Pelicans their first win of the season.


So it was time to jump back on the bus and head toward home.


I was so happy to see Bashful again and to hear about all of the fun he’d had on his first night in New Orleans. I’ll be honest with you, I think he was a bit tired, so we’ve let him catch up on his rest the last few days. Trust me, he’s going to need his energy to take on the Big Easy through Thanksgiving. We have quite the adventures planned for our new little friend.


23 Comments on “This Special Delivery Rocks”

  1. Astro says:

    Bashful sure got the VIP treatment.
    Can’t wait to see where you take him next.


  2. Piglove says:

    OMP! OMP! OMP! I’m sure that Bashful is having the absolute time of his rock life there with two beautiful gals. AND he got to go to an actual NBA game? I’m green with jealous. What memories he is going to have. I can’t wait to read all about it beautifuls! XOXO – Bacon

    • Mommy breathed a huge sigh of relief when Bashful made it past security outside of the basketball arena. She and Bashful headed out for another adventure today. Tallulah and I are a little jealous. Mommy says that if we could fit in her purse we’d get to go to all these fabulous places too. Like that’s supposed to make us feel better.

      • Piglove says:

        I know what you mean beautiful. There’s not a purse big enough in the world to fit my pot belly – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Piglove says:

    Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    OH FRIENDS – Wonder no more. Check out where my little Bashful is and the adventures have already begun! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  4. OMD! I am so excited to see Bashfull again. I have followed his adventures and he always makes me smile. Is he going to “rock” Bourbon Street? P.S. We were so upset over the LSU game. Hopefully, this week will be better. I do love Coach O.

    • We can’t very well let him go home without a stop on Bourbon Street, can we? He’s a rock, so I’m sure he’s old enough to enter most of the establishments. 😉 About that LSU game, our defense really played well. Unfortunately you have to score some points to win. They have to bounce back against Arkansas this weekend.

  5. Cupcake says:

    Fried turkey necks? Seriously?? I will wager Bashful has never had a taste of that delightful treat before… Looking forward to following along on the rest of his visit.

    Love and licks,

    • The first time Mommy saw fried turkey necks on the menu she thought, “What?” (She usually uses turkey necks for crabbing.) The waiter convinced her to try them and now she is OBSESSED! She’s drooling all over the keyboard right now just thinking about them. Humans can be so messy. 😉

  6. Emmadog says:

    Have a blast with Bashful. I’m sure you will show him a good time!

  7. Lovely to see Bashful enjoying his adventure with you!!


  8. tylersat99 says:

    I’m glad bashful got such a great start seeing your fantastic city. I have no doubt he will have a wonderful visit.

  9. Jan K says:

    Bashful looks to already be having a wonderful time with your family – what fun!

  10. cafall says:

    Bashful is going to have a wonderful time!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

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