Thursday – A Little Personal – The Rains Came

Twiggy is off today. She is recovering from her spay surgery. She is fine just confined to the house. Lucy and Baily, on the other hand, have free rein.

As most of you know, I live on a barrier island of the South Coast of Texas. This year we have been suffering from a drought. Our rainfall is in a deficit condition. So we finally got some rain and today’s story is about two miscreant doggies.

Drought

Here is a photo of the pond behind our house.  The water level is about twelve inches too low. This photo was taken on June 12th. That grey thing is a culvert pipe for the drains on the street.

Drought over

As you can see with the rain, we had yesterday the pond is more than full.

Now on to Lucy and Bailey

“Bailey. What are you doing in that water?”

“I’d like to say the breaststroke, but it’s not deep enough.”

“For heaven’s sake Bailey the Boss is going to kill you.”

“It sure is fun, Lucy.”

“I think you ought to come out of there quick.”

“Um, just a few minutes.”

“Is that a frog, Bailey?”

“I’m not sure. Might even be a trout.”

“Move over. Let me look.”

“My goodness. Your white coat sure takes on the muddy hue, Lucy.”

“You are right. I have to go find some clean grass and clean up.”

“I would wait. I double dog guarantee Pops will be giving us a bath.”

“Looks like you are taking one now.”

“The beauty of a dark coat is the mud doesn’t show much, Lucy.”

“Of course when one is covered in mud.”

“You are in so much trouble, Bailey.”

 

“I think I have had enough.”

“You leaving?”

“Wait for me, Bailey.”

Yes, Bailey and Lucy did get baths, and yes they did have a good time.

“Thanks, Boss.”

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  1. ❤ loved this, John. Thank you. Hugs x

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    1. Thank you, Jane.

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  2. Beautiful and funny post…but so much water …

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    1. Yes. A little too much. Thanks, Ray

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      1. I got a feeling that it’s happening often there, I mean the water… mmm, r u used to it? It would schock me if i got it in my yard…

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      2. We actually get very little rain. We live on what would be considered a desert island.

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  3. Hilarious! Great action shots, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  4. This is a great post, John. I love seeing the big girls have some fun. Maybe it’s a good thing Twiggy was stuck inside. Bailey certainly enjoys the water. Do they go in the water when you walk them on the beach?

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    1. Bailey would be in the water in an instant. Lucy doesn’t like it at all.

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  5. Definitely looks like the had a great time. Too bad Twiggy couldn’t join them.

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    1. She was a little under the weather. She feels great today.

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  6. hahaha Kids and puddles!

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    1. You described it well, Pamela. 😀

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  7. I thought about you several times during the past couple of days. We were surrounded by rain bands to the south and north, but certainly didn’t get the amount you did. I’m glad to see that Lucy and Bailey were able to enjoy the weather change, and those puddles that made it under the fence.

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    1. Talk about a mud bath. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. Tee-hee! This was almost like romping around with them, John. So the girls like “fresh” water but not so much with the saltwater.
    I’m glad the deluge wasn’t out of control. Great big hug.

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    1. It finally stopped although we did get more today.

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  9. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell gifts us with an episode featuring Lucy and Bailey getting into some mischief. Please enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, John

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      1. My pleasure, John.

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  10. Dogs do love to play. Nice to see them romping in the puddles.

    Best wishes for Twiggy’s speedy recovery.

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    1. They had fun. Thanks. Twiggy is doing quite well.

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      1. Looking forward to her return to the blog.

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      2. She should be ready to go by next Thursday.

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  11. That is pure joy on their faces. Seems like your rain is like ours. Not enough, or way too much. No happy medium. (Of course, Idaho doesn’t get hurricanes so I’m not complaining.)

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    1. We call them frog stranglers. Then nothing for months.

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  12. Gwen Plano · ·

    Dogs and children know how to have fun, don’t they? Sweet photo and great dialogue, John. Hope Twiggy is feeling better today.

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    1. Twiggy is doing well. We have to remind her she is still a patient. Thanks, Gwen.

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    2. We have to remind her she is still a patient. Thanks, Gwen

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  13. Always a treat, John. Thanks for sharing. I hope little Twiggy’s recovery is speedy and smooth. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. She is doing very well.

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  14. So you did get some good rain. Lucky you. We only got a miserable 0.3 inches. 😦

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    1. 10 inches here. Maybe a bit too much.

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      1. Now that’s really quite a bit, to say the least. Did the Gulf overflow with that? 😀 But seriously: I hope there wasn’t any flooding damage.

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      2. No damage on our part but the downtown area took a hit. Homes and businesses got flooded.

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      3. h sh*** 😦

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  15. Brings back memories of ‘Toby’, my Golden…he loved puddles. Sure miss my golden beauty! Bailey and Lucy having fun – precious! The ‘Zig’ will join them next rain! Always fun, John, these ‘personal’ days of the week! Thank you, as always! ♥

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    1. Aw. You and Toby will play again. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  16. Too cute! They are just like kids that cannot resist splashing in a puddle. Yes, we went from drought to flooding. We have measured over ten inches at our house according to our rain gage here. Summer begins today so we will see what the weather brings. I saw on tv that Port A had some flooding. Cheers!

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    1. There was some flooding downtown. Thanks, Jo

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  17. Oh, the joy of a puddle to splash in.

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    1. Too hard to resist. These two forget they are not tick hounds for heaven’s sake.

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  18. Those two were having way too much fun! Just like kiddos. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. They are. Little devils. 😀

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  19. I see that Bailey has led Lucy astray. Then again, who can resist a puddle when you’re a happy go-lucky dog? I bet they were all sparkly clean after their baths.

    Hugs to Twiggy for a speedy recovery!

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    1. They were clean.Lucy gets a special shampoo that brightens the white She looks terrific. Twiggy is eating, drinking and for all intents normal. We are restricting her rough house activities for another five days or so. She is doing well. Thanks for the good wishes.

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      1. Awww. Hugs to all of them!

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  20. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    That must have been a good soaking to fill up the pond! The girls sure seem to enjoy that puddle even if it meant a bath. Hope Twiggy heals up fast so she can enjoy a good puddle, too.

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    1. They loved it. We got 10 inches of rain in 48 hours.

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  21. Just like kids, can’t resist a mud puddle, lol

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    1. So true. Lucy wasn’t going to go in but Bailey looked like she was having so much fun she couldn’t help herself.

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  22. Aw, they look like they had fun! Poor Twiggy — hope she recovers soon. Did you have to apply the Cone of Shame??

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    1. The incision is so small and the doctor did internal stitches. So far she hasn’t bothered it. We have a Kong Cloud Just in case.

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  23. Bailey was having a grand time … and I was laughing … and to think Lucy got in! … LOL … But where’s the Twigster?

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    1. Twiggy was recovering from her spay procedure. Thanks, Frank

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      1. Hope it went well!

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      2. She is in great shape. Thanks, Frank

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      3. That a girl!

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  24. I loved this, John. Dogs and water, and a little mud. Those two!

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    1. I know right?

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  25. LOL! That looked like fun! Glad they enjoyed the little wading pool.

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  26. A red letter day with rain for those two.. just to let you know I am borrowing a few photos for your interview tomorrow… hugsx

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    1. Oh dear. With the launch, I completely lost track of time. You asked for photos of me in shorts and a suit. Is it too late?

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      1. No worries John.. I found a very dapper beach shot.. if you can find one in a suit before tomorrow morning then that would be great… hugs xx

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  27. robbiecheadle · ·

    Hehe, those very naughty dogs.

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  28. Looks like the girls had an awesome day! Hope Twiggy is recovering.

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    1. She is her old self once again. Growing like a weed. Thanks Teri.

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