Thursday- A Little Personal – Lucy Returns

“Hi, Boss.”

“Oh, Hi Lucy. How are you doing?”

“Just fine boss. You know Bailey, and I were thinking.”

“Pretty dangerous stuff there, kiddo.”


“Okay, I was just kidding. What is on your mind?”

“You know when you are on the computer?”

“Like now?”


“What about it?”

“We have no one to play with.”

“How about the backyard?”


“I don’t know boss. What do you Think Bailey?”


“Why do you get me involved in your messes? The back yard is nice.”



“She would think it was nice. I was going for more.”

“I know you were, sweetheart. Why don’t you and Bailey go out for a while and I’ll join you later.”

Bailey and Lucy

“Okay. Don’t be long. Wait. Stella is in the way.”

“For heaven’s sake, you outweigh her by 50 pounds.”

“Yeah, but she carries those knives wherever she goes.”

“Be brave buckaroo.”


“A little bit on honing on these blades and I’ll be ready. Sure Lucy come on ahead.”

“Now Stella. Play nice.”

“This is as nice as I get John.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    I love the 4-legged dialogues. Stella might imagine she rules, but Lucy owns the cameraman – and I suspect he’s the master. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Stella has these two under control for sure. Thanks, Gwen.

  2. I think it’s pretty much a cat eat dog world now.
    Hugs John.

    1. I think so. 😀 Thanks, David.

  3. I was hoping to see these guys this morning. That third photo of Lucy is hilarious! Happy Thursday!

    1. She has some of the best expressions. It is a matter of catching them. Thanks, Jill

      1. She really does. 🙂

  4. Love those faces. So cute.

    1. Thanks, Charles.

  5. Sounds like most of my writing time. Great post, and a lot of truth here. They just want to hang out with us.

    1. Thant is all they want.

  6. Great dialogue, John. So true to character. We had a nasty little she-cat who could force me and our 100lb mail Irish Setter to back up in the hallway and ask for help. I hope you spend some quality time with Lucy.

    1. Ha ha ha. I can just see you and the Setter cowering in the hallway. 😀

      1. She was a mean little kitty. My wife and daughter could pick her up and holder her, but she didn’t like men.

  7. So much personality in those faces! 🙂

  8. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell gifts us with more conversation with Lucy! This will brighten your day! Really! Be Good to yourself… read on…

    1. Thank you, John.

      1. You’re welcome, John, I knew these posts would go over well. Great job!

  9. I have become addicted to your Lucy posts. Having Bailey and Stella make appearances is even better. Thee are so much fun. Please keep them coming!

  10. HaHa, that was supposed to be THESE are so much fun, but you know….thee are too 😀

  11. What handsome hounds – and so smart and erudite, too. My JRT, Trevor, only knows expletives and Eos – Pyrenean Sheepdog, only speaks French so we have no idea what she’s saying.

  12. My two labs and I have had similar conversations (minus the fear of cats). One just dropped a ball on my keyboard and is now curled up beside me on the sofa. They’re so hard to ignore, aren’t they? Good luck getting work done today, John. If your furry friends have anything to say about it, it’s not going to be easy.

  13. Love this, John! 🙂

  14. Trust Stella to revert to type – cats always boss the dogs about! LOL 😀 Hope Lucy and Baily made it outside OK without too much palaver… 😛

  15. Haha this is adorable! I don’t have any pets but if I did I bet they’d be trying to get me away from the computer 😉

  16. Funny how we must steel ourselves against the cuteness, or our doggies would make sure we never got any work done. Love these conversations, John, and their expressions are priceless!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😀

  17. This makes me remember how glad I am that our dog can’t talk …

  18. Love the dialogue with photos like cartoon frames! I am beginning to think they really do talk to you! The name Stella makes me think of “Streetcar Named Desire.” Your furry friends are gaining fans!

    1. We actually named Stella after the character.

  19. Reblogged this on mallie1025 and commented:
    This is adorable!!

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Micki. 🙂

  20. haha–This just made my day!!!

    1. I’m glad, Micki.:-D

  21. Cats – such innocent faces – then they whip out those knives. Maybe we should hear Stella’s side sometime?

    1. I think so too since she is adorable to us. 🙂

  22. STELLA!!! (cue Marlon Brando … no, I couldn’t resist 🙂 ) The pups are so cute, and Stella is a beauty!

    1. That’s okay cause she was named so I could do my Brando imitation when I called for her.

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