Thursday – A Little Personal – Backyard with Twiggy, Lucy, and Bailey

“Hey, Twiggy. What’s up?”

“Hi, Dad. I’m thinking of joining Lucy and Bailey in the yard.”

“Go ahead. Nothing should stop you.”

Lucy, Bailey, and Twiggy

“Well, except for that scary looking bird out there.”

“Oh for heaven’s sake, Twiggy. That’s just a harmless blackbird.”

“I’ve been reading about birds of prey, and at my level, one has to be careful.”

“Go to Lucy. She’ll take care of you.”

“Don’t you worry, Twiggy. That bird can’t hurt you.”

“I feel pretty good right here.”

“Just let him try something. He’ll have to answer to me.”

“So what is Bailey doing over there?”

“She is having one of her beauty sun baths.”

“Beauty sun Baths?”

“Yup. she lays in the sun and believes it helps her skin tone.”

“You and I lay in the sun.”

“But you and I know it doesn’t do a thing.”

“I like the warm though.”

“Yeah, that is nice.”

“What’s Bailey doing now?”

“She is rolling around getting a back itch.”

“Oh, That sounds good.”

“Go over and try it.”

“Hey, Bailey. Am I doing it right?”

“You certainlyΒ have good form. Give a little wiggle there.”

“Where you going, Bailey.”

“Ouch. Ear cramp. Gotta find Pops.”

“That does look like it hurts. What does Pops do?”

“He gives it a straighten out. Feels better then.”

“Ahhhh. So much better. Thanks, Pops.”

“No problem Bailey. Come on Twiggy. Time for a nap.”

“Can’t I just stay and have a sun bath?”

“Maybe next time. Right now you need your beauty sleep.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Very sweet dialogue. I didn’t know about ear cramps. Thank goodness Pops can make it all better. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Gwen. I made the ear cramp stuff up. It is a flopped over ear. πŸ˜€

  2. Aw…I loved this, John. What a good life they have…thanks to you and the producer! ❀

    1. Aw, thank you , Jill.

  3. I grinned when I spotted the extra fencing. It’s not at all unattractive, and it certainly will help to keep the littlest sunbather under control.

    1. Yes. She passes through the big bars like they are not even there. πŸ˜€

  4. Nothing better than lounging in the sun.

    1. Nope. That’s the life. Thanks, Charles.

  5. Ouch, the ear cramps. We’re often telling Maddie to “fix your ears” when they flop over her head.

    Twiggy is adorable. I love the way the big girls take care of her.

    1. Thank you, Dan. It is fun to watch.

  6. She’s getting bigger! And learning so much. Too cute, John.

    1. She is getting bigger. She is very smart on top of that.

  7. Your dogs are all adorable, and so sweet together, I can well imagine this conversation!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Noelle.

  8. Nice. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have to tell our dogs to straighten their ears, and pull their lips awat from their dracula-like fangs.
    I blame the parents.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Keith.

  9. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell treats us to a delightfully lazy time with his three furry kids sunning themselves in the backyard. Please enjoy!

  10. Love little Twiggy and her new adventures.

    1. Thank you, Anne. πŸ˜€

  11. I go with Jill! What a wonderful home you’re providing for these beautiful dogs! I find myself looking forward to Thursday to see what they’re up to! Thanks, good John! β™₯

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

  12. So cute, John. Always brings a smile. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for the visit and comment, Natalie.

  13. They are very sweet girls. I love how Lucy and Bailey are so protective of Twiggy.
    And my cat, Raven, adores her sun baths.

    1. Sun Baths are the greatest. Thanks, Mae.

  14. These three girls are adorable and the dialogue is perfect!

    1. Thank you, Jan πŸ™‚

  15. Knowing what I know about bulldogs, I doubt an owl could even lift her. They have a great life with you.

    1. Thank you, Craig.

  16. Sigh… Talk about ‘a dog’s life’…
    Thanks for the relaxing sunny moment in my lunch break, John — and girls. Hugs!

    1. Always glad to help you relax.

  17. Aw, they’re just so doggone cute .. . and I love eavesdropping on their conversations, too!

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Great term ear cramps…it sounds painful. Twiggy is growing up fast and I am enjoying sharing that and all your great pictures. My animals are a fan of sun bathing, too;)

    1. Thank you, Denise. πŸ˜€

  19. robbiecheadle · ·

    You are having lovely weather, John. Glad your three girls are enjoying it.

    1. Thnak you, Robbie

  20. Such happy four legged peeps!

    You da best John.

      1. You’re a great Papa. πŸ™‚

  21. Can’t believe how big Twiggy has gotten! And she certainly has excellent form on her back itches.

  22. Her legs are sprouting!

    1. So true, Cheryl. Thanks.

  23. The Three Adorible Amigos.

    1. So true. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

  24. Adorable! I, myself, love a good sunbath on occasion…preferably without the ear cramp. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Lesley.

  25. My she has grown! They’re adorable. So glad it was a harmless Blackbird and not a territorial Mockingbird!

    1. We have some of those as well. Twiggy will meet them soon.

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