Thursday – A little Personnel – Twiggy and Lucy

“So Lucy. Pay attention to me.”

“I thought I heard a UPS truck out there.”

“There’s no truck out there. That’s another golf cart going by.”

“I guess you’re right. Okay, what do you want to do?”

“How about if you tell me a story?”

“A story, huh. I can do that. Once upon a time, there were three dogs.”

“Very cool cause we are three dogs.”

“Yes and these three dogs all lived in the same house.”

“It is getting better since we all live in the same house.”

“Then one day a giant came to the house and said. ‘Fe Fi fo fum, I smell the blood of a Frenchie bum.”‘

“Wait a minute. Why would he single out a Frenchie?Β There are two boxers. Why a Frenchie?”

“You’ll just have to wait until the end of the story to find out. May I continue?”

“Gosh. I suppose. I just don’t get the single out the Frenchie thingy.”

“So the giant demands to know where the Frenchie is hiding.”

“You won’t tell him will you?”

“It’s just a story, Twiggy. So the Giant goes through the house until he finds the Frenchie”

“Oh no. Then what happens?”

“The giant gives the Frenchie a big ole bone.”

Lucy and twiggy

“A Big bone you say?”

“Yup and the dogs live happily ever after.”

“Lucy. You are the best.”

“Boss? Can you find something for this kid to do?


  1. What a great relationship your dogs seem to have. I can’t tell you how envious I am.

    1. This morning Lucy held Twiggy down with a paw. Twiggy was a little too effusive.

      1. Every time Eos tries to show any affection or even sublission to Trevor, or just walks close to him, he growls at her. Never mind, we have two extras for a few days. That should help…

      2. Dear me. Those Russells. πŸ˜€

  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    The dialogue is so sweet, but the photos are extraordinary. You have a beautiful family, John. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Gwen. I have to agree. πŸ˜€

  3. You need to write a children’s book, John! I loved this!

    1. Thank you, Jill.

  4. Good morning, John,
    I don’t always comment, but I really like those stories.
    Have a wonderful day,

    1. You as well, Pit. πŸ˜€

      1. πŸ™‚

  5. Love the picture set on this one. So cute.

    1. Thank you, Charles.

  6. Shes smiling lol she def like the end of the story πŸ™‚

  7. The story was fun, but the photos are even better. I’m growing quite fond of these critters.

    1. Thank you, Linda.

    2. Me too! πŸ™‚

  8. She is sooo happy in these pics. I can see Lucy getting tired of it after a while.

    1. Ha haha. So true.

  9. Aw, so sweet! Lucy’s the best!

    1. Thank you, Dan. I have to agree.

  10. Aw. I love story time. Too precious!

    1. Thank you, Staci. πŸ˜€

  11. John, it looks like Lucy is being incredibly tolerant of little Twiggy’s shenanigans!

    1. She is. Like a big sister. Thanks, Lynn

  12. Aww, that was utterly delightful, John! Loved the photos, loved the story time, and loved the last line. So cute!

    1. Thank you, Mae. Lucy can only hang on so long.

  13. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell treats us to a new episode featuring Lucy telling Twiggy a story. Please enjoy!

    1. Thank you, John

      1. My pleasure, John.

  14. Guess Lucy inherited her storytelling ability from you.

    1. Ha ha ha Thanks, Teri

  15. They look so happy together.

  16. These two are adorable! And, the look on Lucy’s face in the last picture says it all. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us, John!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jan πŸ˜€

  17. John, cuteness to the max! Lucy is so patient with the little one. Your dialogue fit the pics perfectly! Made me smile this morning! πŸ“š Christine

    1. Thank you, Christine. Love to cause smiles.

  18. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m glad she got a big bone and lived happily ever after;)

    1. Me too, Denise.

  19. Another gem, John. Thanks for the smile. πŸ™‚ Have an awesome day!

    1. Thank you, Natalie.

  20. Aw, Twiggy has found such a good big sister in Lucy! And I’m just another sucker for a happy ending, too. Well captured, John!

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  21. Aw, Lucy is bugging her older sister, ha ha. I felt like I was right there, witnessing this interaction. They’re so cute together! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Vashti.

  22. Twiggy is keeping the other two on their toes!

    1. For sure. (She bites their toes if they don’t play.)

  23. I love this!!

    1. Thank you, Jennie. πŸ˜€

      1. You’re welcome, John.

  24. I love these stories! So wonderful to see how the dogs love on each other!

    1. Up to a point, Noelle. Then it is “on my nerves,” time.

  25. I couldn’t find this post yesterday, but I didn’t have much time to look. It was certainly worth coming back for. Lucy is such a dear. I love seeing her with Twiggy, so this post is a big treat. Hugs to you and Molly and tummy rubs to the pups.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. If you miss one you can hit the archive over there on the right. Hugs.

  26. That’s sooooo sweet. Wait. I think I need to wipe a tear. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

    1. Aw. Thank you, Cheryl.

  27. I think Twiggy was just what Lucy and Bailey needed to feel young again. πŸ˜‰

    1. I think that could wellbe true. Lucy plays like a pup.

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