Thursday – A little Personal – Sunny Day in the Yard

Lucy, Bailey, and Twiggy

“So, Dad. Where are Lucy and Bailey?”

“They are coming, Twiggy.”

“Gee whiz, Lucy. You guys think I have all day.”

“Bailey is still finishing her lunch. What do you ve in mind?”

“I thought we could play some ball.”

“Yeah, That sounds good. This sun feels good.”

“You are wandering around. What’s the deal?

“I’m doing my stretches. I don’t want to pull a muscle chasing you.”

“That is a great idea. I guess I should do the same.”

“There you go Little Stuff. It’s good for the legs.”

“Wait, Lucy. You are going too fast.”

“A couple of times around the yard is good for the wind.”

“I have to stop, Lucy. My little legs have to work twice as fast as yours.”

“Good thing I have super brakes, Small Stuff. I could have run right over you.”

“I want to kiss you for helping me exercise.”

“Not on the lips, Little Potato. Not on the lips.”

“Hey, there’s Bailey. Glad you could make it.”

“Yeah me too. Pops was trying to give me a pill, but I out foxed him.”

“Bailey, did you toss that pill over here?”

“Don’t let Pops see it. He’ll do the gavage thing on me.”

“Lucy, Forget the pill. Where is Twiggy going with that jolly ball?”

“Beats me. Hey, Twiggy don’t you want to play with us?

“You better go after her. I think she wants to play keep-a-way.”

“This could be fun for sure.”

“Hey, Bailey. You going to play?”

“If you two come back here, yes. You know I’m not as strong, and we have to keep that in mind.”

“What do you think, Little stuff?”

“Yeah, let’s go where Bailey is. It will be more fun with all of us playing.”

“Good choice.”

 

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  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Thursday is always a delight. I love the photos and dialogues. It’s so good to see Bailey outside with Lucy and Twiggy. Brightens my day! 🙂

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    1. Mibne too, Gwen. Thank you.

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  2. You have a nice roomy lawn for them to play on. It looks like a gorgeous day. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. It was chilly but sunny. Still you are right, gorgeous. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  3. The kids need to all stay together!!

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    1. They do. Thanks, GP.

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  4. Always love these posts. Did Bailey really outfox you with the pill?

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    1. No. Poetic license.:-D

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  5. I can’t imagine Bailey not wanting her pill. … Good that Lucy showed Twiggy an important aspect of respect and friendship.

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    1. Go figure on the pill. Thanks, Frank.

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  6. I think a little sunshine and playtime is just what the doctor ordered for Bailey. It’s so nice to see her romping with her buddies. Loved this, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It was a good day yesterday.

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      1. I’m glad, John. 🙂

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  7. I’ll bet it’s interesting to watch Lucy and Twiggy adapting to Bailey’s changed circumstances. There’s no question that they pay attention to one another. And thank goodness for some sun, at last!

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    1. The sun is most welcome. They do pay attention and Twiggy seems to understand that Bailey is not fully up to a ruckus.

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  8. Twiggy giving Lucy a kiss is all kinds of adorable!

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    1. I know right? Thank you, Teri.

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  9. So nice to see all three of them back in the yard playing again. What an adorable trio they make.
    And I envy you all that sunshine. We’re expecting 3-7″ of snow, followed by ice today. Blech!

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    1. Ugh, Mae. Our temps are low 50’s and we complain to any one who will listen. You have my permission to not listen.

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      1. Low 50s? And as I look out the window there is a ton of white stuff on the ground, and it’s still coming down. I don’t suppose you want to trade? 😉

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      2. I spent my time in snow hell. Sorry. 😦

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      3. Then you get a pass 🙂

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      4. Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya very much. 😀

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  10. My dogs try to avoid their medicine, too.

    So glad to see the girls together. I love that Twiggy and Lucy went back for Bailey. So sweet.

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    1. They pretty much watch out for her. Thanks, Staci.

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  11. John,

    Rookie has game, she already understands the value of stretching.

    Hugs to all of ’em, an extra squeeze for Bailey.

    Peace

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Bailey could use that squeeze. 🙂

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  12. Always one of the highlights of my week. We have to outsmart ours too over the pills.

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    1. Bailey has so many to take it is a nightmare sometimes. I used to be able to grind the biggest and most offensive pill and suspend it in baby food which she would take off a spoon. No more. No, I have to take the suspension and put it in a syringe. Can you say clamped jaw? It’s like trying to force feed a crocadile.

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      1. We use two pieces of lunchmeat. The first one has the pill, which they wolf down to get the second one. That little bit of greed really helps.

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      2. Baily won’t take cheese or meat. She has some kind of sixth sense about these things.

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      3. I had one like that years ago. I used to throw him down and shove it down his throat. I don’t think I’m young enough to do that now.

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      4. I know what you mean.

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  13. So many decisions, so little time. How do dogs cope with the stress?

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    1. I have no idea. The paragons of strength. 😀

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  14. So damned cute! ♥♥♥

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    1. Ziggy and her crowd? I think you are right.

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Looks like a fun day in the sun. I enjoyed it along with Lucy, Baily and Twiggy:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😀

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  16. A fun post, I enjoyed reading this.

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    1. Thank you, Alison. I’m glad you liked it. I thought your Remberence post was very well done.

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      1. Thanyou John and thankyou for visiting.

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  17. Can Lucy, Bailey, and Twiggy sign up for my preschool class? Please? Pretty please??

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    1. They certainly could attend as a story. They tend to teach life lessons.

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      1. They really do teach life lessons. ❤️

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  18. So lucky these siblings have each other… and respect Bailey needing a little extra TLC.
    Yeah.. Pills, not so much, eh? Gawd I loathe having to give the pets pills…

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    1. Thanks, Dale. Pill giving is a chore

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      1. It’s a pain!

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      2. Where I sit down.

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      3. Ha ha! True dat!

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  19. As the snow falls here on a chilly November New England day, I envy Baily, Lucy, and Twiggy their sunshine play! Fun – thanks for letting us sneak in and watch their antics.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela.

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  20. I agree. It’s always more fun when we all play together. Love these!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I think there is a metaphor in here someplace. 😀

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  21. So nice to see them all together, John. Thanks for the smiles. 🙂

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    1. It is nice. Thank you, Natalie.

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  22. So adorable, John. I had to look up “gavage” – always good to learn something new. It’s amazing how they outsmart us at pill time.

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  23. Loved the photos and conversation, John, and so happy to see Bailey playing again, too. Your yard is beautiful right on the water, by the way. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Thanks on the yard. That is a pond that runs in the back. The big water (Gulf) is out front.

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  24. I know exactly how Twiggy feels, John. When I go walking with Terence, I have to just about run to keep up.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I can imagine, Robbie. 😀

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