Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Play Tag

Twiggy and Lucy

“Hey, Lucy…. LUCY.”

“Huh? I was looking at that bumblebee.”

“You want to play tag?”

“We always play tag. How about another game?”

“Ha. You’re it.”

“Oof. My goodness kid.”

“Can’t catch me.”

“I’m still trying to catch my breath.”

“Okay. I’ll wait for you.”

“You are so kind, Little one.”

“OMG for a big moose you sure are fast.”

“They called me the freight train at the shelter.”

“Shelter? You are a rescue, Lucy?”

“Yes, Little One. My old family didn’t want me anymore.”

“Oh gosh. Who wouldn’t want you, big sister.”

“Well let’s just say, some folks deserve to be alone. Now, you are it.”

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  1. Very deep ending there.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. Perfect last lines!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  3. Ditto on the comments from Charles and Jill! Well done in sending a deep message through a light hearted tale. By the way, I love the big spot on Lucy´s back. I never noticed it before. She´ll never get lost in a crowd (smile). Happy Thursday, John!

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    1. So true. Her spot is a distinctive feature for sure. Thanks, Marie.

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  4. Boss,

    Well done!

    Rescue family members are always the addition of someone else’s subtraction. And the math is always kinder and better spent by those who add them. 🙂

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    1. AW. This is a terrific way to look at it, Marc.

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      1. Lovely post, John.

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  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. Have a great day with the girls. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. A great day looking at a manuscript is what I have in store.

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  6. Once again, wisdom prevails while you delivered a good message.

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    1. Ah. We like wisdom here. Thank you, Frank.

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  7. That was great, John… and rescue animals are the ones who end up with the most love because they are wanted and chosen, in the end.

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    1. I believe that to be true, Dale. Thanks.

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      1. Of course you do! You’re one of the good ones!

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      2. *blush*. Thank you.

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  8. Super cute. It was getting pretty serious, I liked the playful ending.

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    1. They do have fun together. Thanks, Anneberly.

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      1. I do enjoy reading these stories. ❣️

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      2. I’m so glad. Thank you. They are meant just for enjoyment. In fact my whole blog is designed that way.

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  9. “Freight train” made me laugh. I’d say that’s just right — except her stopping distance is shorter than a freight train’s.

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    1. I’m not too sure. She has had some funny back peddling moments. Thanks, Linda.

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  10. How could they not want Lucy anymore? Just breaks my heart. Our rescue cat was a ‘return’ – which turned out to be lucky for all of us.

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    1. Lucy’s case was not good. She was turned out and eventually hit by a car. Knowing Lucy she was frightend out of her mind and didn’t know about traffic. All that is behind her and for the last seven years she has lived the life of a princess. It does break the heart when you think of others out there. I’ll get off my box now. Thanks for listening. 📦

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  11. What a sweet story you made of this, John — with just a few photos and a few words, you said so much. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I was shooting for a simple post filled with love. ♥️

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      1. You hit the mark. Bullseye.

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      2. You are sweet. Thanks.

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  12. Great spot today. Love the message you wove in too.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Sometimes I have to throw out a reminder about the availability of rescues.

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  13. Well let’s just say, some folks deserve to be alone

    Amen.

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    1. Yes sir. Thanks.

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  14. That broke my heart about Lucy. Of course, if not for that family, she wouldn’t have found the wonderful home she has now with you.
    BTW, I just love the brown spot on her back. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Knowing her as we do we feel sorry forthe folks who couldn’t give her the love she is more than willing to give us. We are so blessed to have her in our family. 😀

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  15. We call one of our dogs a big moose, too. And he probably is a freight train, though I never thought to call him that. I can’t believe someone didn’t want Lucy. But I believe all things happen for a reason, and you are the reason. She was meant to be with you, and I’m so glad you found each other.

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    1. We are so glad as well. Thank you, Staci. A small story. When my wife went to look at possible adoptions, Lucy would not let her leave. My wife took her for a walk and when it was time for her to go back she refused to leave her side. That was it. She came home that day.

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      1. I love that! It warms my heart. Definitely a heavenly match. You need to write that into a story.

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      2. I should. Thanks, Staci.

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  16. Freight Train Lucy! I love it. Sounds like a hobo name. 🙂 Great words of wisdom from Miss Lucy and she is right. Some folks deserve to be alone. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  17. A dog is not a throwaway!! Bless you for choosing sweet Lucy and turning the rest of her life into a paradise, John! She’s one lucky dog (and you’re lucky humans).

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    1. We are. Thanks, Debbie. 😁

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  18. As a supporter of a number of animal rescues, thank you for this. 🙂

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    1. All are pets are rescues and have been for years. Thanks, Lesley.

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  19. life without puppies (my term for all d-o-g-s) would be, well, I never want to experience life without puppies. I was devastated when SydneePee passed – I could not breathe or think or anything for that matter. Finding IssiBee was exactly what the heart ordered. I still sleep with Synee’s pillow and her ashes by my bedside, but Issi is a true gift. Its as if she has been here all along…..a perfect fit. We could not imagine life without her:)

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    1. I understand how you feel. We just lost Bailey at Christmas and still miss her.

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  20. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    That sums some people up perfectly John they deserve to be alone.

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    1. Ha haha. Thak you, Denise.

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  21. Not want Lucy? Yeah, that person deserves to be alone.

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  22. It’d be fascinating to see how many years these canines have added to your life, John.
    I feel invigorated just reading about them.

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    1. I would say quite a few, Hook.

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  23. Awww, I’m so close to blubbering right now. I lost my girls last year and doggie posts are so bitter sweet right now. The idea of someone not wanting Lucy (she’s the big one?) is so sad. Lucky she found her forever home 🤗

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    1. I can understand your feelings, Jessica. We lost our brindle boxer just before Christmas and it still hurts. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Our granddog is a rescue. Her former owner abused her but is the sweetest “big sister” to my little granddaughters. Yours are sweeties!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hugs Lucy and Twiggy!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl

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  26. ❤ for you all , as you all thrive under the loving umbrella you all create. ❤

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Jane

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  27. Well, if that isn’t the kindest message, the best words between Twiggy and Lucy, and the most heartfelt message ever. Ever! Thank you, John.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Jennie.

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      1. All true, John. 🙂 You are welcome.

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  28. Great Post. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Christopher

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