Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s Toy Basket

Twiggy's toy basket

“Hey, Twiggy. What are we doing?”

“Well, Dad. I’m not sure about you, but mom told me to pick up my toys.”

“Did she mention you might need to get out of your basket to do that?”

“Yes of course. I’m having trouble with motivation. This spring is sooo heavy.”

“Well, I’ll leave you to it.”

“No don’t go. Maybe you could help. Look how weak I am.”

“I think Lucy has been prompting you again.”

“No, not really. Oh, but she did mention that it is better to get help for any job.”

“I can imagine her advice. I don’t suppose mom said you and I should pick up the toys.”

“Why, I think she might have mentioned something like that.”

“Ha ha ha. I’m sure she did. You get started, and I’ll be back to see how you are progressing.”

“I’ll lift this heavy octopus and put it in the basket with me.”

“Oof. Just too heavy.”

“I wonder where that spring went. It was here a minute ago.”

“I don’t think I have a lot of room for much else.”

“I don’t know why I have to do everything.”

“Let me at least try this octopus again.”

“It’s no use. I’m going to wait for dad. He’ll help me out.”

“I don’t think mom would want me to miss my nap over something dumb like picking up toys.”

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  1. Oh my! This is the sweetest post ever, John! Thank you for brightening my morning. xo

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    1. Thank you for saying so, Jill. πŸ˜€

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    So precious…I think mom has found another way to warm dad’s heart. What a tender exchange! Have a wonderful day, John.

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    1. You as well, Gwen. Thank you. πŸ˜€

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  3. haha, the toys are as big as she is!!

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    1. So true. She loves the big ones for some reason.

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      1. I usually go for big, long-haired dogs, but she’s cute and quite the character!

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      2. She is that. GP. Thank you.

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  4. This was adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  5. She had me from the start being inside the basket … and she had perfect explanations! Meanwhile, I hope you got the room cleaned.

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    1. LOL. Yes, I did get the room picked up.

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  6. She is adorable, John. I love the picture with her scrunched in tight. You wouldn’t want to disturb that.

    I took her case to Maddie, and Maddie agrees, humans pick up toys. Maddie always wants the toy at the bottom, so she dumps the basket.

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    1. I can just see that, Dan. Yes humans pick up toys and canines spread them around.

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      1. She was so proud of herself when she learned how to dump the bin.

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      2. I’ll bet. πŸ˜€

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  7. Too sweet! She looks just like one of her toys. And of course she should nap. Work will wait. πŸ™‚

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    1. That is for sure. Thanks, Staci.

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  8. Oh boy. I feel this illustrates me on some mornings…

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll bet. Thanks, Phillip.

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  9. Oh my squeee! John, you’re off the charts adorable with this one. I need to bookmark it to come back whenever work-stress starts running out of my ears (which is about every five minutes). Thanks for this Twiggy Thursday. Hugs.

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    1. I’m glad you have a visual stress ball, Teagan. BIG HUG

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  10. She is such a charmer. I have a feeling Dad AND Mom will let her get away with leaving her toys and taking a nap. πŸ™‚

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    1. You are so right. When you look up spoiled in the dictionary, Tiggy’s picture is there.

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      1. Haha!! πŸ™‚

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  11. So cute, and the dialog was perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. πŸ˜€

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  12. She’s just adorable – and I’d choose the nap too.

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    1. Ha hah a. Thanks, Teri

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  13. Never let work get between you and a nap.

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  14. Ohh Twiggy, she is just adorable. John, I love this sharing of yours on how she is feeling her way into life. Hugs for you all, Xx

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  15. Twiggy reminded me of Christmas. You buy your kids all these toys and they prefer to play with the box.

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  16. If there was a “sweetest blog post contest,” this would surely win! I love it and it is so typical of kids. My grandkids usually like the box to play with as much as the toy inside. πŸ™‚

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  17. She is so sweet John and she must bring you much joy.. hugs xx

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  18. I don’t mean this to sound like some sort of ‘mind-fixation’ but did you teach Ziggy to ‘moon’ us? Okay, just kidding! I agree with Jan and Jill, this one wins the ‘blue ribbon’! Just precious! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Twiggy is too young to be taught to moon. She does it naturally.

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  19. Aw, she’s just as cute as she can be — who could say ‘No’ to that face?!! Lucy has trained her well, John, so face it, you’re out-numbered. You know you just might need a bigger toy box soon!

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    1. We have two the same size, but she only gets one a day. Keeps them fresh.

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      1. Excellent idea! But she’s so smart, she probably has a favorite anyway.

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      2. She has several, but loves tossing the less favorite aside.

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      3. Dallas does that, too. Periodically, I round those up and take them to the animal shelter, along with towels, etc. They’re glad to get them, and I like to think I’m teaching Dallas to share with the less fortunate!

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      4. I’m sure they appreciate your gifts.

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  20. Oh, Twiggy. You can already charm them all. No wonder everyone adores you.

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    1. That is for sure, Jennie.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  21. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Twiggy knows how to get help already…lol. Love the pictures and her determination to stay in the basket.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  22. What a cutie! I can see she is the source of much entertainment!

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    1. Way more than much. Thanks Noelle.

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  23. John, Twiggy gets cuter by the post! Your dialogue fits her to a tee. Thanks for the smiles today! Christine

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    1. You are welcome, Christine.

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  24. You get an LOL and “Awwww, she’s so cute!” from me. Twiggy is adorable and a Princess would should never have to pick up after herself. That’s what the human slaves are for.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. πŸ˜€

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  25. Buahahaha!
    I am amazed by how efficient Twiggy is! No movement is wasted. It’s actually quite impressive . . .

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    1. She is like a streamlined potato. πŸ˜€

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      1. I loves her so much!

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  26. This is a great series of photos. She really is a charmer — and I suspect more entertaining than most television.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I would say more entertaining than all tevevision. πŸ˜€

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  27. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell gifts us with another adventure starring Twiggy and her toy box. Cute beyond words!

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    1. Thank you, John

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  28. Lovely bundle! Nap first… giggle.

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    1. Always nap first.

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  29. Oh my gosh, John, this is so precious and adorable! I love the “Oof, just too heavy” photo, but they’re all just too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  30. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide and commented:
    So enjoyable!

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    1. Thank you so much for the reblog, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  31. OMG! She’d have me wrapped around her little paw in a no time flat! She’s adorable in that little organizer drawer filler! Me thinks she has you wrapped too! Great images and narrative John. I loved it!

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    1. If you go to the dictionary and look up “wrapped,” you’ll find my picture.

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  32. This is so cute, John. Twiggy is the most awesome little thing.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  33. 😘Twiggy.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl.

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