My Special Day with Bashful


Late last week, my human mommy helped my rockin’ friend Bashful pack his bags and head home after an eventful stay in my hometown of New Orleans. He had quite a visit. Between a Pelicans basketball game, gumbo and brass bands, and laundry and red beans and rice, it seems Bashful was always on the go with my humans . . . and he was always eating. He may need some new clothes (one size up) when he gets home. Before Bashful traveled back to Bacon and the Hotel Thompson, I got to spend a very special day with my new little friend.


We were up bright and early last Wednesday and in the car for a road trip. Bashful called shotgun.


Before I knew it (maybe because I slept for most of the trip), Bashful and I had arrived at our destination: the Small Animal Clinic of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine where I do rehab for my hip and elbow dysplasia. (You can click here to read more about my special joints and the rehab I do.)


I sent Bashful off with Mommy to run a few errands while I did my workout. The pre-Christmas Baton Rouge traffic was even more horrific than usual. I want to apologize to Bashful for any words he might have heard as he and my human mommy attempted to traverse the city as quickly as possible.


I sensed some slight traffic-related tension when Bashful and Mommy returned to the vet school to pick me up, so we all spent some chill time in the Serenity Garden with its beautiful fountain before heading back to New Orleans.


When we returned home, my little sister Tallulah Bee was still at Camp Bow Wow, which meant that the fabulous piggy toy that arrived with Bashful could come out to play. (Tallulah is a bit rough with toys, so they tend to run off and hide in a special cabinet when she’s around. When Tallulah goes to camp, the toys know that it’s safe to come out and play with me.) Bashful and I had had a pretty eventful day already, so after just a very short play time we were fast asleep.


We had a message from the Hotel Thompson that Bashful arrived safely at home Sunday afternoon . . . and he didn’t arrive alone. Seems Bashful is quite the ladies man and he brought his new friend Lola from Nola back to Georgia. At this point, I’m going to leave you in suspense so that Bacon can introduce you to Lola when he’s ready. Patience, my friends. 😉


16 Comments on “My Special Day with Bashful”

  1. Wow, what a great visit you guys were able to carve out. We can speak about Bashful’s wandering eye from when he was visiting us too. He definitely has an eye out for the ladies! Enjoy that special Bashful toy and we hope it reminds you of a fun visit from a very clever little guy.

    • Bashful is a stone cold hottie (haha, get it?), so it’s no wonder that he’s attracted (and collected) ladies from far and wide. I think the Hotel Thompson might have to build a new wing just to house all the rock friends he’s brought back from his trips around the world.

  2. Emmadog says:

    Bashful sure is a busy rock! I think you did a great job showing him around.

  3. I am so happy that Bashful was able to enjoy Louisiana. ♥ I hope he says “y’all” now.

  4. Cupcake says:

    Oh boy, Miss HL. That Bashful is really a sneaky little son of a stone – bringing home a “guest” from Nola. I did not see that coming…!

    Love and licks,

  5. dogdaz says:

    What a wonderful host you were. Love the travel log.

  6. Piglove says:

    Oh my!! My mom spoke to your mom yesterday beautiful. I heard lots of laughing coming from the front room. Bashful and Lola have been giving us earfuls of information on how they spent their time. Bashful has already demanded red beans and rice – which mom is fixing next week. And Lola says she needs her boa so she can perform – just what she is going to perform is still a mystery. But I’m sure it will be interesting for sure. Thanks for the treats friend. We are all enjoying them. And I do believe my posting is coming out this afternoon… I think. If that darn elf has messed things up again here. Thanks again beautiful!! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Piglove says:

    Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Just what did Bashful do his last day in NOLA? Check it out my sweet friends. XOXO – Bacon

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