Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy at Home

Twiggy and Lucy

“Twiggy why don’t we play with your toys.”

“Coming Lucy.”

“You want to chase me while I hold Ears.”

“Um. I was thinking more about playing with the Woodchuck.”

“Gee Lucy. We played with Woodchuck Yesterday.”

“Oh yeah. That’s right Little one.”

“Where you going?”

“Over to the futon.”

“Futon? What’s a futon?”

“It is something mom bought to take the place of our couch.”

“What happened to our couch anyway?”

“Remember when we moved we left it behind, and we needed something to sit on.”

“Oh yeah. I remember now. When are we getting a new one.”

“Supposedly today. In fact, I hear something.”

“You hear something? There is nobody there.”

“I know I thought there was. How about a ruckus?”

“Take that.”

“Man, Twiggy. You have a mean left.”

“You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

“My goodness two negatives wrong tense and a contraction. You better not let TheΒ Boss hear you.”

“He knows I’m still learning. Nice counter move, Lucy.”

“Thanks, Potato. You’ve got some good moves too.”

“Go ahead give me your bestΒ shot.”

“My best shot would put you in the hospital.”

“You Girls playing nice?”

“Yes, Boss we are.”

“Yes, Dad.”

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  1. Great action shots, John! I love the last photograph. πŸ™‚ Your floors are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. All tile. Dog proof. πŸ˜€

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Another great exchange, John. They seem to love their new abode. All is well! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thankyou, Gwen. I hope your weekend is terrific as well.

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  3. The old saying goes something like, “When the boss is away….” πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Ha haha. So true, Suzanne. πŸ˜„

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  4. Their interactions with one another are the cutest.

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    1. Yes, they keep us entertained for sure. Thank you, Anneberly.

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  5. I couldn’t let the first-Thursday of blog break go by without seeing the latest escapades of the Dynamic Duo.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. Now go rest.

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      1. Full disclosure – Because this is the week of spouselessness, I have spent much time on future blog posts. While in Alabama, I wrote a lot on paper, so I’ve been transferring them from ink to electronic … and something I want to have done before she returns.

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      2. Ah. Okay then. I understand. Keep working. ⌨️

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      3. I knew you would understand. Estimates so far – 2 book reviews, 1 short story, and 27 beach walks … and more work still to do.

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      4. The life of a writer is not an easy road. 😁 What’s really ironic is we do this to ourselves.

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      5. Oh so true! … but hey – that’s more Obama’s fault.

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      6. It’s also his fault that I’m still hanging around after proclaiming a blog break.

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  6. These dogs need their own “talk show”.

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    1. Ha haha. πŸ˜„ Good idea, Hook.

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  7. Boss,

    Those two could be YouTube sensations with their sparring sessions.

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    1. They could be it’s true. Thanks, Marc.

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  8. Looks like they have a lot of space to play.

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    1. No furnature equals space. Hopefully as time goes by they will lose some. πŸ˜€

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  9. Twiggy fit right into the family from the very start. Lucy is also very accommodating.

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    1. You are so right, GP. Lucy is an angel. She welcomed Twiggy from the start. Twiggy makes herself at home whereever she is as long as we are there. 😊

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  10. Your new home looks nice and bright!
    Those two are adorable.

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    1. We have tons of light. There are windows everywhere. The nice part is a lot of them (like in the bedrooms) are high enought that coverings are not necessary. Lucy and Twiggy like it here for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Doubly nice! Though I like dark to sleep in…

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      2. It is dark when we go to bed and when we get up.

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      3. In the summer you like to get up at 4 am? πŸ˜‰

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      4. Light at 5:00 here.

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      5. Oh excuse me… coz that is *so much better πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

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  11. Lucy and Twiggy fit the color scheme wonderfully well. I presume you bought the house to go with your dogs? It is amazing how adaptable animals are — it looks like they’re adapting to their new digs just fine.

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    1. They love to romp in the house. Since there is very little furnature to get in the way they make good use of the space. Yes, we looked for a house that would coordinate with the pups. LOL. Thanks, Linda πŸ˜€

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  12. Great photos of Lucy and Twiggy (I love when Lucy calls her Potato). I hope their new sofa arrives soon. Did you order some furniture for yourself and the Producer? Or are you keeping the futon?

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    1. We are in the process. The producer has a plan and she is going room to room. I’m not sure what is going to happen to the futon. Might be a for sale item eventually. πŸ˜€

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      1. We have a sofa in our family room that my wife picked out. The one being suggested by the salesman was ruled out because the arm was too high for the dog to put her head on (the setter before Maddie). The guy looked at us like we were crazy.

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      2. I understand fully. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Cute post, John. I love your flooring.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. The flooring is the same throughout the house. It is tile and dog proof.

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  14. These two get my cuteness award for the week. πŸ’•

    PS: I hope the new couch is doggie tested and approved.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Yes, after a number of years we have finally found the combination of color and texture that is doggie approved. There is a weave that resists hair and has elements of white and grey that make dog hair invisable. They arrived yesterday and we are very pleased. 😊

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      1. Ooooh, I might have to look into that for two gray cats. Although the current leather couch has been just fine for not collecting hair.

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      2. Leather is great for that.

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  15. We put down vinyl plank flooring in grey. It’s dog proof and we love it. What’s with the pillar/wall thingie? I assume it’s load bearing somehow.

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    1. We have 25 foot ceilings. That holds up a section of ten foot ceiling. Yes it is load bearing.

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  16. Precious! β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  17. Your new home is beautiful. And, as usual, the dogs’ conversation is a joy to read. Little Potato does have a good left! You better work with her grammar, though. πŸ˜‰

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    1. I know right?

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  18. Your floors look like mine – only we have cat toys all over the place.

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    1. At any one time there are about 15 toys scattered around. Thanks, Teri

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  19. LOL! Typical sisters.
    I love all the bright open space of your home. Perfect for the girls to romp around πŸ™‚

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    1. It is Mae. Thanks. Of course the dining room furnature will put a crimp in their style

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  20. β€œMy goodness two negatives wrong tense and a contraction. You better not let The Boss hear you.”

    That’s right, John. You stay on top of that dog diction. We wouldn’t want no bad grammar mess’n up the blog.

    Nice place, John…but it needs more doggy toys. You can’t get enough toys.

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    1. Ha haha. You should see the basket full.

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  21. I still say the girls would make a great cartoon strip. They seem right at home in your lovely place. Dogs seem to adapt to new surrounds better than cats. I like your new header.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. They do adapt well.

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  22. Oh, these two!! πŸ™‚

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  23. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I love the flooring. Great shots of the girls and I’m glad they are aware of their grammar:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. πŸ˜€

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  24. John, love the dogs action photos! Your dialogue for them is always perfect. There’s nothing like beautiful tile floors with dogs! We have them too! πŸ“šπŸŽΆ Christine

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    1. I agree, Christine.

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  25. Looks like everyone is settling into their new home πŸ™‚

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    1. They are, Jacquie. Thank you.

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  26. β€œMy goodness two negatives wrong tense and a contraction. You better not let The Boss hear you.” I’m still laughing out loud at this one. 😊

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    1. Thanks, Soooz. I had hoped to get a laugh or two.

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      1. You succeeded and then some, my friend.

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      2. Excellent, Soooz

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  27. Great photos of the girls, John. I’m sure you’ll get the little one straightened out with her double negatives.

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    1. Ys I think once she gets into the second grade she will be fine. Thanks, Michelle.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Such nice recognition

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  29. Live those tile floors. Dog proof and cat proof πŸ˜‰ We have hardwood floors but our cats always gravitate to the rugs when they want to cough up a hair ball 😏 I love these Thursdays with the girls ❀️

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    1. All animals move to the rugs in times of need. Must give them comfort. πŸ˜€

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      1. Ha ha! And it’s why we buy multicolored rugs πŸ˜‰

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  30. They look like they’re settling into the new house well. I hope the couch arrives today for them and you of course. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. The couch did arrive. They are happy as clams.

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  31. Looks like they’re adapting. Like the flooring in the new place. My wife wants to do that throughout our house. (I won’t shoe her the pictures) πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. Hide this post. πŸ˜€

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  32. Haha! Love those two. Your home is lovely, John.

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  33. A delightful visit with the pups, John. Wow the new house is sparkling. I wish I could say the same for the cottage. Even so it sparkles in my heart. πŸ˜€ ❀ It's not horrible but lots of ordinary cleaning to do. The walls inside are in dire need of paint. Once I finish all of that, it will sparkle for real. Meanwhile, train whistles and the hooting calls of roadrunners, and sunshine. And sunshine. And sunshine. Mega hugs.

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    1. So you are there?

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      1. Yes. Getting here was an ordeal… Left DC at 11 AM Sunday… got to new home 2000 miles later on Tuesday at 4:45 AM (pretending the same time zone). Today I’m contending with new homeowner glitches… like not having all the keys, the absence of trash cans, and the fact that the dryer won’t start. It would have been nice if my real estate agent had done *something.*
        Anyhow, small beans in the scheme of things, just stressful.

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      2. I think you will have to go to call the city and order trash cans. I’m so glad you are there. Brave soul. πŸ˜„

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