Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy In the Yard

Twiggy and Lucy

“Here is how we keep watch, Little Potato.”

“I have my Bulldog stance perfected.”

“Yeah, you look great.”

“Thanks but I can’t hold it forever.”

“Well, nothing wrong with taking a rest.”

“But I’m not as fierce.”

“Hold on. I think I see something. Be right back.”

“Let me know if it is something dangerous.”

“Naw. It was nothing but a guy with a leaf blower.”

“He wouldn’t have heard me bark anyway. Glad I didn’t waste it.”

“I think we ought to take a break now. We’ve been on duty at least an hour.”

“Yeah, a quick rest is all I need.”

“Don’t be eating any of that mulch now.”

“That was the old me. I don’t do that anymore.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“What are you doing?”

“Combo back scratch and sunbath.”

“Looks fun. How do you do it?”

“Flop on your back, stick your tongue out and kick up your feet.”

“Yeah, you lost me at flop on your back. I can’t do that.”

“I’ll bet you can.”

“Nope legs too short.

“How about I knock you over?”

Twiggy and Lucy

“See this is as close as I get.”

“Poor puppy.”

64 comments

  1. So cute. Good to see there is no more mulch eating going on. They look right at home.

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    1. Yes, The mulch eating days seem to be over. (Thank heavens) Thank you, Darlene.

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  2. Adorable. So, Twiggy can’t actually roll onto her back?

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    1. I have never seen her do it. We can pick her up and turn her on her back but she doesn’t do it on her own.

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      1. Got it. Maybe she simply doesn’t like it? Not really experienced with dogs.

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      2. I think you have the answer.

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  3. I’m so glad my dogs aren’t the only ones who have lengthy conversations…☺️

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Lori

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Yay, my favorite day of the week for your posts! I love the Lucy and Twiggy interactions. Have a great day, John. 😀

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    1. You as well, Gwen. Thank you. 😀

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  5. They are cute, John!!

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    1. Thank you, GP.

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  6. A low center of gravity is great for some things, but the combo move? Not so much . . .

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    1. I agree. I have yet to see Twiggy on her back. 😀

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  7. This is the cutest, John! Thanks for the smiles this morning!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  8. You’re never going to run out of material with these two doggies around, John.
    Well done, everyone.

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    1. Thank you, Hook

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  9. They’re so cute standing next to each other. I hope Twiggy has given up mulch for Lent.

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    1. She has. I think she has given it up for good.

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      1. Phew. That’s a good thing.

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      2. Yes. Almost drove us crazy.

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  10. Haha… “Glad I didn’t waste it” so cute! Thanks for sharing, John. Happy Thursday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. 😃

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  11. Twiggy has the bulldog pose down cold. The roll and scratch takes years of practice to prefect….unless one finds essence of dead skunk by the side of the road – then it is like, Snap!!

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    1. Ha haha. I could see Twiggy rolling on a dead skunk. (I know she would)

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  12. They are just so adorable. I loved Lucy’s description of the combo back scratch and sunbath. She looks like she’s a pro at it!

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    1. She has been doing it a long time. She loves it. Thanks, Tracu

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  13. I see there’s no mulch eating and they both seem at home in the yard. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Yup. They are happy pups. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  14. So Twiggy still likes to lie in the mulch. Too cute. At least she stopped eating it.

    I love Lucy’s combo. Too bad Twiggy can’t/won’t join in. Seems like a great way to relieve the tension caused by the mean ol’ leaf blower.

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    1. The mulch is warm from the sun so it is like a spa treatment.

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  15. These girls always put smiles on my face. Glad Twiggy gave up mulch-eating.

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  16. Ha ha! Legs are too short! 🙂 Love the dialogue and expressions between these two!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Glad Twiggy has given up eating the mulch. Looks like a beautiful day to soak up that sun!

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    1. Yup it was terrific

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  18. I love the dialogue between these two. Have to agree, ain’t no easy task for Twiggy, unless she gets a little help!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. She definately can’t do back.

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      1. Nope. I can’t see it happening.

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  19. Mine tend to turtle out if they get on their backs. I understand her dilema.

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    1. Yes. I think the turtle effect is there as well.

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  20. LOL. Poor puppy, indeed.

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  21. Ah those two.. Lucy and mini me Twiggy… lovely John.. xxx

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  22. That bulldog stance is perfect. Twiggy looks just as good as any of those show dogs on television. She might not be quite ready for prime time, but I’ll bet she’s getting close. Of course, with Lucy to critique her work, she ought to progress quickly.

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    1. 😀 Thanks, Linda

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  24. Growing up is so hard. Lucy will take care of Twiggy.

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    1. She has been doing so for the last year. Thanks, Jennie. 😀

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      1. I know, and it is a pleasure to watch and read how Lucy is the best big sister, ever. 🙂

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      2. She is, Jennie. Thanks.

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  25. LOL! Poor puppy! I hope it’s not too long before she figures that out cause I bet it feels amazing.

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    1. It is like a spa treatment. Thanks, Deborah.

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  26. These two are precious! I’m glad Twiggy has given up mulch; however, I’d be happy if the deer ate my mulch instead of my tulips.

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    1. I understand about the deer, Michelle. They eat everything.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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