Thursday – A Little Personal – Fourth of July – With Twiggy, Lucy, and Bailey

“Hey, you guys. Come to see this.”

“What are we looking at, Little Stuff?”

“That Red, White, and Blue thing.”

“That’s our flag. Humans call it the Star Spangled Banner.”

“Can I hold it? Or better yet, get myΒ mouth on it?”

“No Twiggy. This flag represents the land of the free. It is not for teething.”

“I do love how it smells though. So much like freedom.”

“I have one that is my size, Lucy. I know all about freedom cause I was born in freedom.”

“I know Little Stuff. Your mom was rescued from a breeder and here you are.”

Twiggy, Lucy, and Bailey

You guys want to take the flag.”

“No little stuff. This is your first Fourth of July so you keep it.”

“Good idea Bailey. In fact, you ought to run with your flag, Twiggy.”

Twiggy

“Okay, here I go.”

“Run, Twiggy, run.”

“You go, girl. Celebrate your freedom.”

76 comments

  1. A post 4th Delight! β™₯

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Wonderful photos and dialogue, John. I hope the threesome survived the fireworks. πŸ™‚

    1. There were no fireworks. It was so peaceful. We have no idea why.

  3. I love that Lucy and Bailey were teaching Twiggy to respect our flag. Now I feel like watching Forrest Gump. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jill.


  4. Ya gotta love that Twiggy!

    1. Thank you, GP. Super GIF

  5. Twiggy is adorable, John. I love the first picture with her looking up at the flag. Nice capture!

    1. Thanks, Dan. We got a few shots. On instagram are more. @tinesttwiggy

  6. Great set. Hope they enjoyed the holiday.

    1. There were no fools shooting off fireworks so it was very peaceful. πŸ˜€

      1. We had a lot of that here. Seemed oddly professional instead of haphazard.

      2. They may be getting organized.

  7. Look forward to their adventures every week, John.

    1. Thank you, Teri. πŸ˜€

  8. it is not for teething lol very cool notice πŸ™‚ some of the politicians think – it is πŸ‘€

    1. Yes they do. Thank you, Ray.

  9. That last photo is especially delightful. She’s going to lead the parade, no matter who follows.

    1. Thank you, Linda. She had a big day. Even a visit to the beach.

  10. Loving the message here, John. As always, the girls are adorable.

    1. Thank you, Staci.

  11. Great idea for a post John. It is so nice to see Twiggy thriving in your loving household.

    1. Aw. Thank you, Lynne.

  12. Awwwwwww. Too cute!

    1. Thank you, Jan

  13. A great salute. Hope the fireworks didn’t stress the girls. πŸ™‚

    1. We were blessed with none. AMAZING.

  14. Twiggy is an excellent flag bearer!

    1. She has to watch that ground though.

      1. Oh yes she does!

  15. And her mom was freed? How apropos. Happy Independence, little one!

    1. Yup. Her mom is in a new forever home.

  16. Priceless! Thanks so much for sharing, John. Cheers! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Natalie

  17. What a symbol to see Twiggy run with the flag – a puppy running free in her new home! I am glad you had a safe 4th. Cheers!

    1. Thank you, Jo. She was making a symbolic run.

  18. Twiggy is a true artist, dear John. She follows your way. Photos with the flag are amazing! A true patriotic dog!

    1. Yes. She wants to sign up for the K9 corps. I told her no.

      1. She would be great, but you’re right. It’s too dangerous. πŸ™‚

  19. You didn’t warn us to have tissues ready. Much said here, John. Thank you!

    1. Yeah, There were a few messages here. Mostly giving thanks for freedom. (Even for a little puppy)

      1. And they were great messages. πŸ™‚

      2. Aw. Thank you, Jennie.

      3. A pleasure, John.

  20. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Happy belated 4th! I’m glad the dogs got to celebrate in peace:)

    1. Thank you, Denise.

    1. Thank you, Audrey. They are.

  21. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    This was just too cute not to share!

    1. Thank you, John

      1. Happy to oblige, John.

  22. Forgive me, but I just have to say… Freedom feels doggone good! Adorable post, John. Thanks for the smiles. TGIF hugs!

    1. Thank you, Teagan.

  23. I’m late, but–wow!—that post is adorable and touches the heart all at the same time. I love the message. The sentiment that got me the most?…..β€œI do love how it smells though. So much like freedom.”
    Perfection!

    1. Thank you, Mae. I put my heart on my sleeve with this one. So grateful for freedom.

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci.

      1. You’re welcome, John!

  24. Cuteness factor times 10!

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

  25. Love this post! I hope the girls enjoyed the 4th of July.

    1. They did, Michelle. Thank you, πŸ™‚

  26. They are so adorable, John! Loved this post, and I hope your 4th was quiet for them, too. πŸ™‚

    1. It was very quiet. Thank you, Lauren.

  27. As I think you know I’m from the U.K. When visiting Boston Ma. a while back I was impressed to see just how many patriotic flags were seen. My friend and I enjoyed the best concert we had ever experienced and there was not one but two flags either side of the stage.

    Your girls are delightful John!

    1. Thank you, Joy. I know it is sometimes a little surprising for non-Americans to see flags and other symbols of our country to the degree Americans go to celebrate the birth of our nation. Currently the averge citizen has great concerns about our leadership and so we take some small comfort in that flag and hope it will long wave. Glad you enjoyed the Boston concert. Thanks for your observations.

  28. I understand the concern about your leadership. We are in the same situation. The anxiety over Brexit is of consternation to all Brits.

    1. Yeah, what gets into these dopes anyway.

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