Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Bailey Reflections

Lucy and Bailey

“So Lucy. What do you think about the year? It is almost New Year’s Eve, and I wonder if you have some thoughts about 2017.”

“Boy, Bailey. You are pretty philosophical for a hound.”

“I’m a boxer, not a hound.”

“Just an expression.”

“Back to my question.”

“I’m thinking. I guess I will have to call the year a challenge.”

“How so?”

“Just listen to that hammering. It has been going on for weeks.”

“I know, but it is a sign of progress. We had a Hurricane after all.”

“Not to mention evacuating to Austin.”

“Yeah, that wasn’t so pleasant. But we did avoid the flying siding and stuff.”

“I know. I was glad not to have been here then.”

“Okay, that was the Hurricane. What else?”

“I miss Stella.”

“I know. I do too. She always seemed to have the perfect word for any occasion.”

“Not to mention fun to chase.”

“We have to believe she is happy. She had a long life of love.”

“I agree. Well,Β in any case, I’m thinking she has a lot of mice that need catching.”

“Excellent thought, Lucy. Let’s keep that vision in mind.”

“Beyond those two events, 2017 was not really a bad year.”

“I have to agree. You know we have it pretty good.”

“I would say.”

“I think I’ll make a resolution for 2018.”

“Okay, what is that? Boy, my eyelidsΒ are getting heavy. Might be the thought of making a resolution.”

“Lucy you are such a slug. You know that?”

“How about a little nap before we move to 2018?”

“Okay, I see your point. When we wake up, we need to make our resolutions.”

“Hmm. Oh sure. When we get up, that’ll be the first thing we do. Well, besides a scratch.”

“And a drink of water.”

“And maybe a run in the yard. ZZZZZZZ.”

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  1. I loved everything thing about this post, John. It’s the perfect way to close out 2017!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. πŸ˜€

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  2. I’m with dear lady Jill! Delightful, John! Stella’s still around in those corners and shadows! β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. I think you are right.

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  3. Oh, and special hugs for the NEW YEAR to Bailey and Lucy! β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. Happy New Year to you.

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  4. I just adore these conversations. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Happy New Year to you as well. πŸ˜€

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  5. Lucy and Bailey summed up 2017 beautifully. No rush on 2018! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. I think they will take their time.

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      1. I think so, too. πŸ™‚

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  6. Appears reflection is an energy-draining experience. Probably the reason it is a once-a-year experience. …. and I miss Stella, too … losing pets is difficult.

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    1. It is. Thank you, Frank.

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  7. You have to have priorities, John. These guys seem to have it all figured out.

    I love the photos. Give them both a scritch from Maddie.

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    1. One scritch coming up. Thanks, Dan

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  8. Boxers are the best! Ours was called Samantha. She was a brindle with a black face and winning personality. I still miss her. Sorry.

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    1. I hope the memories of Samantha provide comfort. I know I still miss several fur babies but do have lovely memories to cherish. Thank you for sharing, Pam.

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  9. They have the right idea about the naps.

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    1. They seem to know when a nap is in order.

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  10. A great recap of the year. Their expressions really tell the story! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

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  11. Best wishes to Lucy and Bailey for 2018. Oh yeah, and you too, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Greg. Happy New Year to you and your crew as well.

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  12. I miss Stella too, but they are right–she’s happy chasing plenty of mice. A charming conversation from a charming pair. Happy New Year, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  13. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh, the wisdom of our 4-legged family members. Thank you, John, for this endearing exchange. What a beautiful way to start the new year. Best wishes to you and yours! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours as well.

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  14. That sounds likes the perfect schedule to slip slowly out of 2017 and gently into 2018! Happy New Year’s to you and yours, John! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Happy New Year to you. πŸ˜€

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  15. Oh my goodness… they look so comfy and cozy. Last January when “the big they” (whomever They are) said the year of the Fire Rooster was going to be full of challenges, I didn’t want to believe it. Horsefeathers! 2016 and its mean old monkey was bad enough. But they were making an understatement. Here’s hoping the year of the Earth Dog will be a friendlier critter. Have a thriving Thursday, John!

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    1. Let’s hope so, Teagan. Thundering Thursday to you. Hugs.

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  16. I hope you all, 4-legged and 2-legged, will have a good 2018,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit and the same to you and yours.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  17. Dogs make great philosophers — well done, gang!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. πŸ˜€

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I agree, I think a little nap is called for before 2018:) Happy New Year!

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  19. They do miss Stella! So sweet as they sum up the year, not a bad one. Many of us could say the same thing…we have it pretty good. They are such buddies! Wonderful dialogue!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Yes, we have it pretty good.

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  20. Change is hard, John. I’m grateful you have each other to find smiles in. I know it seems strange, but I miss seeing her here. β™‘

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    1. She did have a blessed life. Her last days and passing could not have been any more peaceful. Thank you fro missing her, Audrey.

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  21. The poor things miss their friend. We went through something similar and it’s easy to see they mourn. Hope they have a better 2018, and all of their people do too.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  22. Love your doggie’s dialogue! Perfect for what they’d say! Yep, a snooze and a few more things to do before a 2018 resolution. Never make resolutions. Hope the Earth Dog Year will be better than this one. Not born in a Dog Year, but… Happy New Year, John! Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  23. I think they summed up 2017 quite well. I miss seeing Stella here and I’m sure they miss her as well. Hope your 2918 will be happy, healthy, and filled with prolific writing.

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    1. It’s early – that was 2018

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      1. Of course, you are the first to wish me a good 2918 so all is good. πŸ˜€

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      2. 🀣🀣🀣

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    2. Thank you, Michelle. I wish you peace, health, and many laughs. πŸ˜€

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      1. Thank you. 😁

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  24. πŸ˜€πŸ’•

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