A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. What do you want to play?

“I think we could play tag.”

“Sounds good to me. How about you’re it.”

“Yeah, I think that is about right.”

“Don’t catch me too soon, Lucy.”

“Geez, kid I gave you a fifteen length head start.”

“Okay, you got me. Now I’m it.”

“You almost make me laugh Little one. You catch me? I don’t think so.”

“Go ahead and run, Lucy. I’ll give you a head start.”

“I guess I could saunter off, Twiggy.”

“So I got you.”

“You sure did, Little Potato.”

“I was wondering.”

“Uh, I always hate it when you are wondering.”

“Is Bailey at the hospital again?”

“No Little one she isn’t. She feels fine and is in a wonderful place.”

“Will we see her again?”

“Yes, we will all be together again.”

“I sure miss her.”

“We all do, Little One. But, don’t worry. She is very happy, and we should be happy for her. Now, it is my turn to be it.”

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  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. The sentiments and the setting, both are beautiful. May you and your loved ones find solace in knowing Bailey had a terrific life because of your family’s love for her. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen. The transition from physical presence to spiritual is painful but welcome.

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  2. Lovely, John. —- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I think closure is important.

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  3. […] as it were, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank two others. At some point in the summer of 2015, John W. Howell suggested that I should attempt to lose the introductory paragraphs and focus on tagless dialog. […]

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  4. This is sweet, John. I tend to think animals understand more than we give them credit for. I think Lucy and Twiggy understand. It’s good that Twiggy has an older sister, and that she’d in the care of s loving family – just like Bailey was.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I agree on how much they understand.

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  5. Great post. Was wondering how they were taking things.

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    1. They seem to be fine. I think they knew it was time for Bailey to cross over. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Sweet, John.

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  7. I’m glad Twiggy has Lucy to help her through this difficult time. Wonderful post, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 🙂

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  8. Lucy is so wise. 💙 👼🏼 🐾 😢 👼🏼 💙 Huge hugs.

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    1. She is, Teagan. A rock.

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  9. Everyone has to adapt to the gaps that appear in life. It looks as though they’re doing well, and it’s clear they’ll have the loving attention they need. There’s no question they’ll help fill your gap, too.

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    1. Twiggy has been especially good at gap filling. She is such a pistol and cannot help but bring laughter. Thank you, Linda.

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  10. Thank you John.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela.

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  11. Aw, this is just so sweet, John. I can almost hear these two having this very same conversation! Yes, I’m sure they miss Bailey as y’all do, but I think they know she’s whole again — and what a lovely reunion that will be one day! Hugs to you all.

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    1. Such a sweet message, Debbie. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  12. Oh, John, these photos are priceless and the dialogue even more so. I know those two miss Bailey, but maybe they truly do understand on some level beyond what we do. Hugs for all!

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    1. I think they knew how ill Bailey was, Jan. Twiggy would sit with her and lick Bailey’s paws. Very tender moments. Thank you.

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  13. Oh, I’m so sorry, John. But what a beautiful reminder that our loved ones live forever in our hearts.

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    1. A good way to put it, Staci.

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  14. Can barely see through the tears in my eyes, John. This was perfection. Life moves forward, even when we miss someone we love.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We need to move on.

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      1. Absolutely. Forward is the only way to go 💗

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  15. Beautiful, John. Without words now. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Natalie.

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  16. {{hugs}} I’m so sorry for your family’s loss

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie

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  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    This was beautifully said John through Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  18. SO sorry to hear that Bailey is no longer with you. Take solace from your other two darling dogs.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne

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  19. I thought about Lucy and Twiggy when I read the post Bailey’s at Peace. I think they had a (dogs) sense that Bailey was failing. Their dialogue is beautiful, you created wonderful spiritual words for Lucy and Twiggy! 🐶 Christine

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    1. They did know Bailey was ill. Thanks, Christine.

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  20. I certainly believe that dogs can sense illness and loss. Lucy will be the strong one for Twiggy.

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    1. I think so too.

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  21. Just wonderful, John. Lucy handled that beautifully with Twiggy. ❤️

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  22. Thanks for letting Lucy and Twiggy tell us the news. That alone probably caused Bailey first smile. Meanwhile, strength to everyone dealing with loss.

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  23. What a beautiful and poignant post.

    To moving on while holding to the memories.

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  24. They know. They understand others feeling ill, and sense the loss. Looks like they’re working through it well.

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    1. They are Craig. Thank you.

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  25. Hugs John. 💕

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  26. Oh, this is wonderful, John! It made me smile and get choked up at the same time. Hugs to you all!

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  27. I am so sorry to read about Bailey, John. That is very sad news. Hugs.

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    1. It it sad. Thanks, Robbie.

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  28. I wondered about Lucy and Twiggy – I know they also miss her.

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    1. They do but are holding on to each other. They have just about forgotten Bailey which is a good thing. Thanks, Teri

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