Thursday – Anything Possible – Twiggy and Lucy Have a Backyard

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. Look at this weird screen thingy.”

“Yeah, The Boss put that up so we could go out without a leash.”

“Why’s that?”

“This yard has no fence, and he thought you and I would like to roam a little without being constrained by a leash.”

“Boy, I get that. What are those little things o the ground?”

“I heard The Boss say it was pea gravel. He is not too happy with the landscaping.”

“Gosh. I think it’s swell. These little bushes are cute, and this black stuff is delicious.”

“That’s mulch, and I heard The Boss is going to get rid of it. He doesn’t want you chewing on thoseย pieces.”

“Well let me tell you they are tasty.”

“Don’t let him catch you. I think you are working on a pants warming.”

“Yeah, I suppose it is foolish. I don’t swallow it though.”

“You are probablyย poisoning yourself.”

“Okay, I’m done. Want to play tag?”

“Yes but watch out for the stones and stuff.”

“I see what you mean. This yard is a little rougher than at the beach.”

“It’s a new house. This isn’t the final yard. Just be careful.”

“I’m not going to run over these things.”

“Make sure you don’t.”

“You have to admit, Twiggy. This yard sure smells different.”

“I’ll say. Look at the purple flowers.”

“Here’s the other screen, Twiggy.”

“I hear we are getting a fence.”

“Yes, it is going all the way around. What are you doing over there?”

“Taking in the fresh air is all.”

“You better leave that stuff alone. You have no idea how it may affect you.”

“It’ll be okay, Lucy.”

“TWIGGY. DROP THAT!!!!!”

“Geez, Dad. You scared me.”

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  1. Looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you. But nice to have space for the doggies to run around. Now if only Twiggy would stay out of the mulch.

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    1. I think it will be a matter of removing the mulch.I don’t see her leaving it alone any time soon. Thanks, Darlene.

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      1. Dot is the same. This morning she was sniffing around some bushes in the park we visit near our house and uncovered a procession caterpillar. They are poisonous for dogs. Sure enough a few minutes later she was vomiting and weak at the knees. So a mad rush to the vet was made. She had some shots and is resting now. Honestly. What a scare.

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      2. Oh my goodness. The best to Dot. Darlene.

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  2. Looks like they have plenty of exploring to do. Hope Twiggy doesnโ€™t get in trouble with the mulch.

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    1. I’m oing to rip it out as soon as I get a chance. We don’t leave her alone so it is a matter of finger sweeping her mouth for objects. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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      1. Yikes. Bet she enjoys that.

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      2. Sorry. Forgot to denote the sarcasm.

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      3. I was thinking of why she would keep doing it.

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  3. Nice yard! Once you get the fence up, the dogs will have a wonderful place to frolic. As for Twiggy and the mulch, I feel you. Our chocolate Lab Beau seems to think that the mulch is laid out as an appetizer for him to gnosh on anytime heโ€™s outside. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    1. Doesn’t it drive you crazy? When we lived on the coast I had the yard in pristine condition so there was nothing to grab. Here, there is everything simply for the taking. She cannot be left alone and until we get the yard done, and that’s how it is. Thanks, Lori.

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  4. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    It’s always fun to explore with the pups. Thank you for the journey and the morning smiles. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. There is aleways a smile when it comes to these tow. Thanks, Gwen.

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  5. I wonder what Twiggy’s attraction to mulch is – Lucy isn’t chewing on it.

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    1. Twiggy is attracted to anything laying around. I think it is a bulldog thing. She picks up rocks, leaves, and sticks. Drives us up the wall. We are constantly sweeping her mouth for objects.

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  6. LOL! That photo of Twiggy sprawled in the mulch is too funny! They’re certainly curious, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. They keep us on the run, Jill. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. I’ve got the feeling Twiggy is going to be a handful in this setting! Meanwhile, I wonder about your adjustment from a condo to a house. How long did you live in the condo?

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    1. Ha haha. We have never lived in a condo, Frank. Yes, there was an elevator and three stories but it was still a single family house. Way too big for us.

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      1. Oh … Me bad … I had it in my head that the last place was a condo … So I retract the question … Fake question!!!! Obama’s fault.

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      2. Obama’s fault for sure. ๐Ÿ˜€ Absolvo Te.

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  8. Twiggy can find adventure in mulch. That is the living, breathing definition of someone who adheres to the phrase “Life is Good”.

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    1. I know right. Drives her Papa to distraction. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. LOL. She is a handful!

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  9. Sweet as ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Ally.

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  10. I have one who chews things like Twiggy does. Only problem is she swallows all of it, so we have to watch her like a hawk.

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    1. Twiggy has to be watched as well. These bulldogs are a worry.

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  11. They are always so curious about the world, just like young children. It’s the best to watch these minds . . . you never know what they will do next. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, We need to keep a close eye on them. Thanks, Anneberly.

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  12. Looks like Lucy & Twiggy are enjoying the freedom of exploring the yard! Now, if you can only keep Twiggy out of mischief ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. That is a tall order, Lynn. She does not have grey hair but is a carrier. ๐Ÿ˜

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  13. Wow, what a cool yard to explore! and nosh on……yep….this will keep Mom and Dad on their toes………

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    1. Nosh is the operative word, Kimberly. ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. chomp, chomp, chomp……..

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  14. I never would have thought about dogs eating mulch. Looks like the girls are settling in just fine.

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    1. Thaey are. Thanks, Teri.

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  15. Is that mulch pulverized rubber, or dyed black? Not that it makes any practical difference, of course. I never would have thought about a dog eating mulch, but clearly I still have a lot to learn about bulldogs — or Twiggy, at least. it does look like you got a minimalist yard to go with the contemporary lines of your house!

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    1. Yes the yard is basically a field that has been mowed so it is about as minimal as you can get. These are cedar chips that have been decomposed. At least I think so. We need to get rid of the stuff for sure.

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  16. I love that Twiggy went and laid in the mulch. Both of my dogs did that when they were little and we were landscaping the front (where they almost never are). It’s so cute. But you’re right; they shouldn’t chew on/eat that stuff.

    Thanks for another Thursday smile. Glad you’re settling in.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  17. That seems like a lot of investigation. I can see why you want the mulch removed. I hope Twiggy doesn’t get sick before it can be taken away. All the best in the new house, John. Good pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  18. Looks like the girls are adapting to their new home. By adapting, of course, I mean getting into things. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes very much so. Thaks, Greg

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  19. Good morning, John,
    different animals have differnent ideas of mulch, don’t they? Our cats like the mulch around the house and around some of our trees to go to the batroom. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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    1. Bathroom mulch sounds interesting. Thanks, Pit

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      1. At least for our kitties! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Wow, John, you even scared me. I’m not used to you yelling. It’s good to see the girls getting used to the new space. When Maddie was a puppy, she would eat every stick and twig – our yard was never as clean as it was that year – I hope it’s just a teething thing.

    I think mulch is the worst landscaping idea to ever see the light of day.

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    1. I have to agree on mulch. Not my choice. Came with the house. Can’t wait to see it go bye-bye.

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  21. John, looks as if you have yard work on your to do list! Lucy & Twiggy exploring brought up more to add. Happy new house! ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽถ Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. It looks like they have a lot of yard to explore. I bet they’ll really be excited with the new landscaping and when the fence goes in. When I yell at my cat like you yelled at Twiggy she looks at me, then goes back to doing whatever it was I didn’t want her doing, LOL. Hopefully, Twiggy is a better listener.

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    1. No she reacts the same way. Thank you, Mae.

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  23. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    It certainly seems if you don’t want them to chew on something they will:) We have a lab that even at the mature the of almost 12 still has to be watched or will get himself into trouble. Nice to have a yard to work with and the time of year to do it.

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    1. Yes. I’m looking forward to the yard work. Thanks, Denise.

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  24. Oh, are they going to love that! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Luanne.

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  25. I missed seeing that you were moving, John. The new place looks great! Lots of room for the fur-babies to roam ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Once the fence is in they will have a great time, I’m sure.

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  26. Twiggy’s a typical kid! If she’s not supposed to go there, that’s where she wants to be!
    Nice size lot to play in (and keep you busy)…

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    1. It will keep me busy. I’m planning on some raised beds for veggys, and a nice lawn for the pups. At the coast almost nothing survived the salt and wind.

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      1. Sweet! Silver linings on losing the beach…

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  27. Dogs LOVE to play Indiana Jones and explore the world, so this post makes perfect sense.

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    1. So true, Hook. Thanks.

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  28. Aw, I love looking at the world through Lucy and Twiggy’s eyes! They’re close to the ground so they notice everything. Yep, I’d probably get rid of that mulch, too. But I think it’s cool they get to explore off-leash once in a while. Dallas loves his fenced backyard and said to tell you that will free up your time occasionally!

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    1. Let’s hope so Dallas. With a pistol like Twiggy one can never be certain.

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  29. I see they are adjusting quite well. ๐Ÿ™‚ The dialogue cracks me up! Big sister has her work cut out for her with this little one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. She is getting grey hairs with Twiggy’s antics. Lucy gives her a swat now and then when she has had enough.

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  30. Aw… dear Lucy looks so uncertain. Twiggy on the other paw… ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’m sure you and Molly will have the place just like you want it in no time.
    The little potato however, will be missing her mulch munching. Although I’m sure she’ll find another entertainment. Mega hugs.

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    1. She is starting to leave the mulch for other sticks and stones.

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  31. Ha, ha. I love the pictures. Twiggy looks comfy lying on the mulch. We have mulch in the front yard but Scribbles doesn’t care for it which is a good thing otherwise it would have to go. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

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  32. Exploring is so much fun. And I think Twiggy is hooked on the bark mulch. Itโ€™s a nice yard, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. I do have to make it my own though.

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  33. Well, it didnโ€™t take long for the Little Potato to get in trouble ๐Ÿ˜‰ We can no longer have flowers in our house because Wendy will eat the leaves … and then vomit them up later. Since sheโ€™s a cat, thereโ€™s no place high enough to keep her from them. Finger sweeping. Thatโ€™s a new concept for me. Good luck with finger sweeping Twiggy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yup. Thank you, Marie. We have random finger sweeps at our house. You would be amazed at what turns up.

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      1. I probably would ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  34. It seems that Twiggy and Lucy had fun exploring the backyard. Lots of new sights and smells for them to enjoy.

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    1. Yes indeed, Michelle. ๐Ÿ˜

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