Guest Post: Bacon from Pig Life on La Vida Chancho

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Ok, so I have done my fair share of guest posts in my day and even guest posted on Eli’s Coach Daddy blog in the past myself, here.

However, I have never quite guested as the lead in for a much bigger and grander character in my life.

Yet, when Eli asked me to indeed guest pitch hit for him on his week off, I just couldn’t say no.  First off, I adore him so and would do anything for the man (come on, who wouldn’t?).

Second, I also just enjoy his blog to the heavens.  It is one of the first I read on my morning blog reading quest, because his blog is witty, clever and never misses a beat for both men and women alike!

So, this was a no brainer to me – even though I knew I had mighty big shoes to fill even though my feet are a tiny size 6!

But when he sent me the copy of who or rather what I would be the lead-in, I admit I was left speechless and then thought, “How can I do this blogger justice in introducing them here for all to read today?”


For one thing, this brought back some deep seeded childhood memories of other talking animals (yes I said talking animals – and if you are with me so far, I promise you are going to want to stick around for this), such as the most famous being Mister Ed (you know you are humming the song now – admit it)!

But still as I read this article, which I promise you are about to read and love as much as I did, I couldn’t help but love the Dog with a Blog reference (what can I say the show is a huge hit in my house with two girls, who just are crazy-insane for Stan the wacky, blogging dog) and also feel right at home since we just recently added a new pet to our home in the form of our almost 5 month old puppy, Elsa (yes if you still don’t know my blog or me by now – it is none other then Janine from Confessions of a Mommyaholic).

Ok, I admit my girls are just a bit Frozen obsessed, but still I think they would go bonkers for Bacon Thompson of My Life as a Pig and think you will, too.

If you don’t believe me, read on to find out just how lovable the pig is now!

Huge thanks again for wanting me to fill in for you!!! 🙂




 My Life as a Pig

by Bacon Thompson

Really, this is all about me. This is all about my life as an exceptional miniature pot-bellied pig. I left home when I was three weeks young to live with my humans. You see, I was what they called a runt. Runts have a hard life on the farm and I knew I had to make a better life for myself. I got my picture out there and my adopted mom saw it. I like to let her think she adopted me but really it’s the other way around. I adopted her. In fact, the first time we saw each other in real life, I cuddled right up to her neck and went to sleep. I felt safe. I felt well “at home”. That’s the day my life started and there’s been no looking back since that day.

Saying that I hit the jackpot here at the Hotel Thompson is an understatement. I got my own bedroom, my own bed, my own television, my own laptop and room service. Heck, for a long time I thought this was how all of the other pigs lived! But also with the Hotel Thompson, there were two purr things that became my brother and sister. Hemingway, Hemi for short, is a polydactyl cat with extra toes on his front paws. They kind of look like baseball mittens – snorts. Trust me on this – he knows how to use those big paws of his. He’s forever whacking me on my butt to remind me who is the boss here.  Then there’s Mouse Girl. She does not have extra toes but she is B.I.G. She is a Maine Coon purr thing. She’s almost the same size of me! Of course, I’m a solid 45-pound extraordinary piglet while she is just 25 pounds of fluff – but it makes her look huge.

When I came to the Hotel Thompson, I did not know what that laptop was in my bedroom. I started pounding at it and found this wonderful thing called the internet. That opened up an entirely new door. On my television in my bedroom, I saw this show called Dog with a Blog. I thought to myself, “Self, why can’t you be a Hog with a Blog?” Next thing you knew, my blog got started.

In the beginning, everything was new to me but I slowly adjusted. My typing improved. I’m glad to say that these days I can type 25 hpm (hooves per minute). It has taken time but I have made a lots of friends from all over the world. My interests have evolved and I like to think I have as well. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of discussing my life here at the Hotel Thompson. It’s one of definite privilege. I have learned that. My adopted mommy – well she’s the best. Do you know to this day, she still tucks me in at night in my toddler bed and tells me a bedtime story? Sometimes if I’m lucky, she will even lay down with me and watch a quick cartoon with me until I drift off to sleep. I’m a little spoiled that way.

You probably think it is ‘weird’ to have an inside pig, right?  Well it’s not. In fact, we are really clean animals. I don’t like to be dirty. I don’t like a few things. One of them, don’t laugh now, is having grass touch my hooves. Hey pal, I see you laughing. It’s a texture thing. It feels gross. That is why I’m completely trained to use the facilities inside of the Hotel Thompson. Mommy has me a wee-wee pad right in my bedroom and I know how to use it – snorts. I do go outside though. It is a little walk on concrete to mom’s little Smart car she calls Albert. There’s a place in the back hutch area that is mine. I sit back there as mom spins around town. You should see me at red lights snorting to people. They don’t know what to do really. Point fingers because mom’s car is as big as a Matchbox toy car or laugh because of the silly entertaining pig in the back window. It’s a toss up really. But if you ever see a blue Smart car with a piggy snorting in the back, beep your horn and say hey. I’ll wave my hoof back at you.

Life here does keep my hooves full. I have the purr things to tend with. I have mommy but she’s good. I have her wrapped around these hooves of power. Then there’s daddy. That’s where it gets fun. We have a hate/love relationship. He takes care of me during the day and it’s my job to make sure he stays on schedule – snorts. I can’t have him lagging behind on his chores now can I? There’s nothing like sneaking up behind him and then snorting or squealing to the high heavens. For a guy of his size, he can jump pretty high.  And then there’s the I’m-excited-I-didn’t-see-you-there look I give him when I step on his toes with my hooves… accidentally of course. Sometimes when mommy gets home, he’s ready for Calgon to take him away. On those days, I feel my job is complete.


I don’t want you to think I’m hard to take care of because I’m not. Give me some food, my television and laptop and I can keep myself entertained for hours at a time. Heck at times, mommy sneaks me into her and dads big bed, the Select Comfort. First, I have to tell you that my number on the Select Comfort is a 65, right on mom’s side. Dad’s side is too hard for my back. So I do what I do best. I steal his blankets and roll on mom’s side. Nothing like daddy waking up to hear me snoring and giving me kiss on the snout thinking its mommy. That’s always a fun day – snorts.

I hope you learned something about this little oinker. We are very smart. We also have a great sense of humor as I hope you can tell. We can also be bought by treats into doing just about anything. So the next time you are stuck in traffic and you see a little blue Smart car, look in the back for me. I may be waving back at you 🙂

From Bacon who is *always* looking for adventure!

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  1. That is the sweetest story!! What a nice home you have got at that Thompson Hotel! Makes me want to call and make a reservation, too!
    And you’re doing such a good job, too, exhausting Daddy so he is ready to be taken away by Calgon, hahaha. For some reason those chores must really be harder for Daddies than Mommies.
    Now one thing, don’t let the purr things get to you, OK? Stand tall!

    1. I know the Calgon reference totally made me giggle and I still will never forget that commercial myself!! 🙂

      1. PigLove says:

        Snorts to ya’ll my new friends! Janine thanks so much for the lead in on my story. I really appreciate it! And thanks to both of ya’ll for the kind comments. I am a little spoiled oinker. I’m good with that – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      2. Absolutely my pleasure, Bacon and again so glad we are indeed friends now!! Xoxo 🙂

  2. Eli, once again huge thank you for letting me fill in for you today and again so very happy to be here to man your wonderful blog today!! 🙂

  3. Rosey says:

    Even a pig’s gotta have a number for proper sleeping, lol. And poor piggy probably shuddered at that bacon intro (over at Janine’s place)! Waving hi to both Coach and Janine. 🙂

    1. Lol, I couldn’t resist Rosey, but all in jest and love of course 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Snorts my friend. Sleep is right up there with food on my list. You don’t want me to wake up grumpy, right? I slide into the big bed every chance I can get and wiggled down for a good nap. And don’t forget my pillow. Gotta have a nice pillow. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      1. A good pillow is always a must and totally agree!! xoxo 🙂

  4. Nellie says:

    what a fun story!! NOW I get the bacon reference! 🙂 So much fun visiting this space with you Janine!

    1. Thanks Nellie and so happy to have you visit with me here today!! 🙂

  5. PigLove says:

    Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Several months ago, my friend asked me to write up an article to guest post on his blog. Of course, this little piggy accepted the challenge. I mean hey – I ❤ to write and make peeps laugh… I'm all in with four hooves. My friends, you have to check out his blog today – my article is posted on his page! It was great fun – and hey you might even learn something new about me – it could happen – squeals. Tell him that Bacon sent you to his blog. ❤ my friends. XOXO – Bacon
    And P.S. Coach Daddy – Thanks for the great opportunity – I had the best of times. Just wait until I read this to daddy tonight – snorts.

  6. Bev says:

    How sweet and adorable. This makes me think my cat needs a little pot-bellied companion (and I’m sure my 9-month-old would go CRAZY if there were one roaming our house!) Stopping by from Janine’s!

    1. Aww, Bev even though we have Elsa, the puppy my kids would adore bacon, too!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Snorticles. I’m fun… well at least I like to think I am. Once you get past me walking around grunting and snorting through the front room, you’ll see how accepting I am. Of course, I can be what did my mom call it – – pig headed at times. Yeah, that was it. Snorts – ME pig headed. Really mom? XOXO – Bacon

      1. Moms can indeed do this sometimes and yup as a mom totally guilty of this myself!!!

  7. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I love Bacon! The cutie-pie piggy. Not that other stuff.

    Glad to see you here this morning! 🙂

    1. I love Bacon, too and so happy to become friends with him today here!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      I ❤ you too my friend!! Hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

      1. Totally love all the love here today!!!! xoxo ❤

  8. Bacon you did a fantabulous job filling in here…..of course I know all the “inside scoop” on how you came to the Hotel Thompson and who is REALLY in charge there but now a bunch of new peeps do too!!

    Hugs, Cousin Sam

    1. Bacon did a faulous job and couldn’t agree more. Love hearing from his cousin, who knows how indeed he came to be!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Thanks Cousin Sammy!! It was a fun time writing up this piece – it let out my “inner pig” to squeal with delight – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. dianeroark says:


    I am speechless and cannot stop laughing. This cracks me up. My special needs son, Caleb, is standing beside me and will not let me move from the picture of the pig in the bed. He is cracking up too. Thanks for making out day!
    Diane Roark

    1. So happy we made both your of your day here and I know when Eli let me read the copy to do my lead in, I couldn’t stop smiling and was the perfect pick me up for me, as well!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      aaww – ya’ll are all so kind to this little oinker. I really appreciate that so very much! Ya’ll touched ME today as well – heart swelling.. oinks and snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  10. that was a wonderful post! I will look for a blue car with a piggy on board, wow! that would be great to see you in your Albert :o)

    1. I would totally love to see that, too!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Hey brother! Too bad that pond is between us…. if it wasn’t I would SO come over , pick you up and go cruising! Just two brothers hanging out in a Smart car – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Wow we popped over Bacon and we say dude that was a great job filling in. We know who is the boss in Hotel Thompson LOL. Nice one. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. I agree Bacon did an awesome job here today 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Thanks so very much sweet Molly. We won’t tell Hemi I’m in charge – snorts. We shall just let him keep on thinking he is.. Yeah. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Sandy Ramsey says:

    Okay, that has to be the cutest story ever! I would show it to my kids but something tells me I would then have one of your cousins living with me, Bacon!

    1. Sandy, I know same here and why I have not shown my girls yet, because the puppy is enough to keep my hands full now!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Snorts. You can “borrow” me any time my new friend. I’m always up to trouble – I mean adventures on my blog. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Seriously what a cute little pig! He sounds so much more well behaved than my children for sure.

    1. Mine, too Jen!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Aaww. Shuffles hooves. Mommy tells me that I’m 90% sweet Bacon and 10% deviled ham. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  14. Kim says:

    HaHa – so much fun!!! I’m thinking that a pig’s life (or at least Bacon Thompson’s life) sounds pretty dang good- simple with the necessities!!!!

    1. I know Kim and I wish my life could be this simple!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      I’m just a simple piggy with simple needs. Just give me a television with cable and my lap top. I’m good for entertainment. Of course if you want to throw in a cheese pizza I would be even better 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  15. tamaralikecamera says:

    You did it, Janine. So well done. And I’m a size 6 in shoes too!
    And Bacon, you are SO much better than Dog With a Blog. My daughter left the Disney Channel on too long and it came on once. Shudder.
    You’re adorable and misunderstood. I want one of you.

    1. Tamara, not shocked at all that we also have the same shoe size! I really sometimes think we were just separated at birth! Love you always to pieces 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Aaww. That’s so sweet. I tell my daddy all of the time that I’m misunderstood. Snorts. You can claim me anytime you want my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  16. ksbeth says:

    so very cute! )

    1. Thanks ksbeth!! 🙂

    2. PigLove says:

      Aaww. Piggy blushes. Thank you! XOXO – Bacon

  17. hahaha…that’s my Bacon!


    1. PigLove says:

      Squeal!! Hey my purr friends! Thanks. XOXO – Bacon

  18. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    OMG I love it and love how you guys did the lead-ins, the back-and-forths, and all of it!!! Bacon is AWESOME and what an adorable story!!! I love love it!!!

    1. Aww, thanks Kristi and truly this was so much fun and just was honored, Eli had me back here today!!! 🙂

  19. PigLove says:

    Aaww. Thanks all of my new friends. I had a great time oinking with everyone today. Be sure to come visit me soon. I’ll gurantee to make you snort at least once. XOXO – Bacon

  20. gentlestitches says:

    Hi Pignew!!! You did a great post dear Bacon.
    Aunt SharonXXX

    1. PigLove says:

      Auntie Sharon – squeal!! Thanks for visiting and reading this article. Miss you to the moon and back ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  21. laurie27wsmith says:

    Ah Janine, a porcine parody worthy of Eli himself. Piglets are without doubt one of nature’s cuties. It’s when they become huge and, hmm, piggish that they bother me. Hams and chops tend to float around in my thoughts, like a Porky Pig cartoon. Don’t forget when you take bacon out in the sun you’ll need to rub some oinkment on his back. You don’t want his skin to get all that crackling on it.

    1. PigLove says:

      Snorts or should I squeal and run away to hide my friend? I’m a miniature pot bellied pig – this is as big as I will get. I’ll be 4 years young next month. I’m like having a forever child living in the house – well that’s what mommy says. As far as daddy goes, you would like him. He measures my size in how many biscuits he thinks I might make – the nerve! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      1. laurie27wsmith says:

        I’ve seen your distant cousin, the Vietnamese potbelly pig. Bacon old son, they’re huge. I do hope you stay cuddly and cute, oh and keep watching re runs of Babe, there may be an acting career ahead for you. Don’t annoy daddy, Bacon and watch out when he starts measuring the oven after measuring you. Lots of luck.

      2. PigLove says:

        Snorts – great advice my friend – great advice indeed. I really do *try* not to annoy daddy – perhaps he should take your advice too – snorts. Don’t tell him – I do love him though all the way down to my piggy heart. XOXO – Bacon

      3. laurie27wsmith says:

        Another great piece of advice would be to avoid any kissing with daddy, even if unintentional. We don’t want to give him anymore reasons to be annoyed with you. 🙂

      4. PigLove says:

        Snorts. This is good. Noted my friend. XOXO – Bacon

      5. laurie27wsmith says:

        I hope you read this very, very carefully Bacon, what I am going to write is what’s called a cautionary tale. Not a wiggly piggly tail like yours but a story that will make you think. Once upon a time in a place not far from here, a man and his wife bred pigs. When the pigs grew up a man came with a truck and took them to… well they went on a road trip. Now this man and wife were very kind people and one of their pigs didn’t grow much at all. So they adopted him and called him Huffy and he had the run of the piggery. He would follow them to the house and sit outside. Then go for walks in the paddock and also go with them to feed the other pigs. One sad day they left him in his little pen while they went out. The man with his truck came late that night and took some lucky pigs on a road trip. The next day the man and his wife went over to the pens and called out for Huffy. He didn’t come running out huffing and puffing. They searched everywhere then they found the waybill nailed to the door. The man had taken 51 pigs instead of 50. Huffy, their little adopted pig went on a road trip and never came home. The man and his wife were so sad, they loved Huffy and never adopted another pig again.
        The end.
        (True story)

      6. PigLove says:

        Aaww. That is so very sad indeed! That poor family and poor Huffy! I will never take my privileged life for granted ever. XOXO – Bacon

      7. laurie27wsmith says:

        This is good to hear Bacon and never, ever, ever get into trucks with strange men who say they’re going on a road trip. Ever!

      8. Eli Pacheco says:

        this goes for all of us, mate!

      9. laurie27wsmith says:

        So true, especially when they’re going to the abattoir.

      10. PigLove says:

        Deal my friend! XOXO – Bacon

    2. Laurie, you said a mouthful and this pig is indeed definitely worthy and then some!! 🙂

      1. laurie27wsmith says:

        Bacon is worthy, cute and intelligent. How he types on the keyboard is a mystery to me though. 😉

      2. Same here, but I guess something’s are better left unsaid and unknown!

      3. laurie27wsmith says:

        This is true, we have to let the mystery deepen. Or he could have his friend the cat do it for him. 🙂

      4. Again one never knows, but now the plot just thickens!! 🙂

      5. PigLove says:

        Don’t let these hooves fool you my friends. I’m up to 25hpm (hooves per minute) these days. You know what they say practice, practice and more practice. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  22. Nylabluesmum says:

    Bacon you are just the bestest pig!! I howled with laughter over the daddy kssing Mommy only to discover he was kissing you!!! Too funny 🙂
    I had Husky/Shepherd dog who did the same thing….Hubby has a moustache & beard…*ahem* all I can sy is sometimes it was hard to tell….
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too xxx

    1. PigLove says:

      Snorts my sweet purr girlfriend! That is too funny. Your poor mom – it’s always a hoot to read that! Next time though, I think I will slip daddy some tongue just so he knows it’s me and not mommy. Won’t that be a snort of a good time?! XOXO – Bacon

  23. Nylabluesmum says:

    MOL 😉 Oh Bacon DAT wuud bee so funny! Mum told me she ended up wif poochie tongue n dat shure woke her up quick like….we 4 leggedz are so full of sirprizez!
    Lub Nylablue xxxx

  24. dishofdailylife says:

    Hilarious! Maybe we should add a little pig buddy for our farm over here! My favorite book when I was a kid was Pig in the Parlor…it was a book about a pet pig. And my husband’s roommate after college had a pet pig too. Of course they named it after another roommate’s girlfriend (that they didn’t like) and that relationship didn’t last long when she found out. The pig was adorable though.

    1. PigLove says:

      Aaawww you definitely need a piggy for the farm. We are very smart and lots of fun. Snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon

    2. Michelle, I would love to hear if you added a pig to your family and you know I would be the first to read any and all adventures 🙂

  25. speedyrabbit says:

    Dude you get around my friend…hehehehe you do have the life Bacon,xx Speedy

    1. PigLove says:

      Thanks my sweet friend!! I’m like my pet rock Bashful – moss doesn’t grow under our feet – that’s for sure. XOXO – Bacon

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