Thursday – A little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy on the Beach

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. Check it out. What is that?

“Let me get closer.”

“Gee I should walk backward so you can keep up.”

“Very funny, youngster.”

“What is it, Lucy?”

“This is what humans call a sand castle.”

“Yikes. Look at that skull.”

“How do you know about skulls?”

“Everyone knows about skulls. Look at the starfish.”

“You amaze me Little One.”

“Now there is something you should go after.”

“What are you talking about, Lucy?”

“Those birds over there.”

“You think Mama would let me?”

“Maybe not. Look there.”

“What is it, Lucy?”

“A road grader, Little Potato.”

“Come on let’s go get it.”

“That’s not something you want to catch, Twiggy.”

“Aw come on. It looks like fun.”

“I see our golf cart is between you and the grader. That’s a good thing.”

“Aw, gee. You mean I won’t be able to catch it?”

“Thank heavens Little One. Thank Heavens.

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  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Ahhh, a walk on the beach, nothing quite like sand beneath the feet (or paws). Enjoy every moment! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  2. They look little from far away, don’t they? Great pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. They do look like toys from where we were.

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  3. Have to admit that I really like the ‘little potato’ nickname for Twiggy.

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    1. Does make one smile. Thanks, Charles.

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  4. Saved by the golf cart.

    Otherwise, Little Potato would have recreated that iconic Tienanmen Square photo from back in the day as she faced down the road grader!

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    1. What a visual I’m going to try and get that shot, Marc.

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  5. Thank you, John. These posts always make me happy.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. I’m glad.

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  6. How’s the temperature there on your beach, John?

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    1. Was 58 with 18 MPH winds

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      1. We’re still warmer than you, but that wind is about the same.

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      2. Yeah. We are expecting 70’s in a couple of days.

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  7. It looks like Twiggy’s feet were in motion. She must love discovering all the fun things on the beach. She is a little small for the road grader. These guys are just too cute, John.

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    1. Twiggy is like a road grader herself. Nothing stops her. Thanks, Dan.

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  8. Aw…this made my morning, John. Thank you! The beach looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  9. Aw. The girls on the beach. Warms my heart on this chilly day.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  10. The dogs, the beach, oh my…..(sigh).

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    1. I know right? Hows that 30 below wind chill treating you? 🥶

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      1. Well, uh, WordPress could have lost a blogger on Tuesday night. About a half mile from our house, my truck bottomed out on a three foot drift that covered our road. We were stranded for over two hours until a neighbor pulled us out.

        To give you an idea how cold it was, we were stuck in front of a neighbor’s house but we couldn’t find his driveway in the blowing snow and kept sinking into waist deep snow in the ditch, trying to reach it. He eventually came out with a flashlight and led the way. Though I wore a warm stocking cap, my earlobes froze solid walking a 100 yards to the house.

        We both got mild frost bite. It feels like sunburn.

        I know, I know, I have ultra heavy-duty winter gear and thought about tossing it into the truck – just in case, but we were going to a social occasion and thought we would be home well before it got dark and the blizzard set in.

        Two people lost their lives that night. Fortunately, it was not us – and for that we have to thank our neighbors.

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      2. Wow, Greg. I’m so glad you had that neighbor. I had the same experience in Indiana. I was driving on a country road and hit a drift which buried the car. I could not open the doors. After about an hour, I heard digging noises and my neighbor dug in the drift until he cleared a place to open the door. He and I ran to his house and the wind chill was around 30 below. I was heading for work and had on Italian oxfords, a suit, and a top coat. No hat or gloves. He was all decked out. It took about an hour to thaw me out. He told me he saw me go past his place and knew I was going to die if he didn’t help. The car was in the snowbank a week. The neighbor loaned me some warm winter wear and gave me a snowmobile ride home. Never forget it

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  11. Their curiosity knows no limits.

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    1. So true. Twiggy barks herself hoarse at the equipment.

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  12. I love the photo that shows all their paw prints in the sand! Big beach adventures!!

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    1. Those prints are fun. Thanks,Jan

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  13. Aw, what lucky pups (and their humans!) to be walking on the beach! Glad Lucy’s wisdom kept the Little Potato from trying to attack a road grader — what was she thinking??!

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    1. She doesn’t think. That is the problem with a puppy. Thanks, Debbie.

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  14. The curiosity of youth! Twiggy likes to keep Lucy on her toes!

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    1. She certainly does. Thanks, Dale. 😀

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  15. A fun adventure! I bet you get some big sand castles on that beach!

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    1. There are some. Stay tuned for My Sandfest picures in the spring. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  16. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Thanks for taking us on a walk by the ocean John. It was much needed:)

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    1. Thank you for going, Denise.😀

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  17. Sweet dogs John. And that sand…. OH that sand….

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    1. Oh that sand for sure. Thanks Lynne.

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  18. Looks like Little Potato could pull your shoulder out of its joint!

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    1. Ha haha. she could for sure, Marie. Thanks.

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  19. LOL. Twiggy is rearing to go! Thanks for a lovely stroll on the beach, John. It was a welcome change from what we have here. Which is, fortunately much much better than what Greg has!
    Hugs!

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    1. His story was hair raising for sure.

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  20. So cute! They look like they’re born to the beach!

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    1. They love it for sure, Mae. Thanks.

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  21. Looks like a perfect day to play at the beach. Your story behind the photos are adorably fun.

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    1. Thank you, Anneberly. We always have a good time at the beach which is every morning. 😁

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      1. Every morning? Nice. I am not anywhere near the beach; I have mountains.

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      2. I live at five feet above sea level on an island. The higest thing aroud here are the dunes. They are bout ten feet tall. I love the mountains.

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      3. Sounds beautiful. I love the mountains too.

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    1. Thnk you, Jessica.

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  22. How about Snow Drifts and Sand Dunes for a book title? Survival techniques learned in the frigid midwest help our intrepid detective solve a crime with international implications on the beaches of South Texas… Have at it!

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    1. You may be on to something there, Linda. Thanks.

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  23. I love their adventures on the beach!

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  24. What a cute post, John. The girls seem to have had a great beach day.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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  25. Hopefully, as the grader got closer she saw the wisdom in Lucy’s advice to give that one a miss.
    They’re so cute! It looks like it was a great beach walk.

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    1. Yes. She and aa grader do not make great company.

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  26. Little One would make an excellent Green Lantern,
    (They’re fearless.)

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    1. As is she. I’m not sure it is a bulldog think or a great sense of self worth. Either way we have to keep her on a tight leash.

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      1. My wife does the same with me.

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  27. I just love how these two are together. Lucy is the best big sister. I sure could use a day at the beach, too. 🙂

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    1. Well, those Mass winters are what keep you strong.

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      1. There’s much truth to that, John!

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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