Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy is Playing

Twiggy and Lucy

“Let go. Let me throw it.”

“Grr, no way.”

“Come on Twiggy. You can fetch it.”

“What do you think is easier? Clamping my jaw or running down the hall like an idiot?”

“That would be hard for me to answer. Hey Lucy. Tell her to let go.”

“Huh what? Better humor the boss twiggy. He’s all we got.”

“Okay then. Here is a toy you can toss, Dad.”

“All right. I’ll spin it down the hall.”

“Here you go. One spinning toy.”

“Thanks, Twiggy. Uh, you going to let go?”

“Hmmm. Looks like we are faced with the same conundrum, Dad.”

“Where on earth did you get the word conundrum?”

“Picked it up from you.”

“Hey, Lucy. I got out of playing fetch.”

“How did you do that little one?”

“I took your suggestion.”

“Yeah, Which one was that?”

“To use a big word and flummox Dad.”

“What word did you use?”

“Conundrum. He let go of the toy and went to the refrigerator when I told him I got the word from him.”

“He’s probably wondering what other words you picked up. Well done Little Potato.”

I hope I didn’t hurt his feelings.”

“Nothing a little soothing syrup won’t fix.”

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  1. That was adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  2. Aw…so sweet! I kind of feel like Lucy!

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Jill.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Very sweet. Your girls know you well. ❀️

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    1. They do. Thank you, Gwen.

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  4. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is just what the girls were thinking!!

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    1. Ha haha. I would not be surprised as well. Twiggy loves tug-of-war and I like fetch, so it is a never ending battle. Thanks, GP

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  5. I am glad to know that Twiggy has learned one of my favourite words, John. Now you must teach her “upward trajectory” and she can work in corporate finance.

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    1. I think the term, “slope,” would also be handy.

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  6. She is getting serious, dear John. By the way, does Twiggy watch TV with you?

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    1. We watch a prerecorded show and then the news starting about 8:15 PM. She takes a nap then, so, no. She has seen things on the computer that interest her but not TV. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. Oh, well! New generation! Always computer! Imagine, one day you enter your study while Twiggy is typing something. I have asked as Gregory, the budgie I have posted about, adored both TV & computer. He even could type e bit… πŸ™‚ He watched Tour de France, some cartoons & any program about elephants. πŸ™‚
        Our pets learn the hi-tech reality from us πŸ™‚

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      2. So cute, Marie.

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  7. Bet some of the other words Twiggy’s learned have to be censored, lol.

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    1. One would hope. Thanks, Teri. πŸ˜€

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  8. Me: “Hey Scooter…..conundrum.”
    Scooter [to himself] ‘the guy spends way too much time on his computer.’

    :):):)

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Greg. 😁

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  9. Not only are your girls incredibly cute, they’re very clever, too!

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    1. Yes they are. Thank you, Mae. 😊

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  10. These girls have got your number, John.

    “soothing syrup” mmmm, that sounds good.

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    1. Goes under the generic name bourbon. Or Corona or…..Thanks, Dan

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  11. Clever girls. My dogs don’t use big words, but I suspect they keep it simple so as not to confuse me. Now, where can I get some of that soothing syrup?

    Loved this, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Staci. You probibly have some right where you keep the wine. Oh wait! That is the soothing syrup πŸ˜€

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  12. Soothing syrup? I’ve never heard it called that before, but I’ll have mine on the rocks. Mine have turtle toys now too. They must be making the rounds in the pet stores.

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    1. They seem to be pretty indestructible. Made by Kong. πŸ˜€

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  13. That was some game, John. My parents had a dachshund who had a rubber ball he’d pretend to fight to keep with growl after growl until he let you throw it. The game then started again. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Such fun. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  14. Looks like a great metaphor for Washington, actually. Half want to play tug-of-war, and the other half want to play fetch. If only we could get them all to take a nap for a while.

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    1. Ha haha. Say an eight year nap?

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  15. None of our dogs ever wanted to play like that! They were like me: lazy! πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, some just like to lay around. Lucy has that tendencyso we encourage her to get some exercise.

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      1. So very likely I need someone to encourage me, right?! πŸ˜€

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      2. You caught that huh?

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  16. Dallas says, “Tug-of-war AND Fetch!!” Don’t you wish you could bottle all that puppy-energy and reintroduce it to them when they get to be seniors?!?

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    1. I do. It would be grat. Thanks, Debbie.

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  17. Twiggy has an arsenal of words she’s lugging around as if a chew toy! She chased conundrum with flummox!
    That’s what happens when Dad is a writer . . .

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    1. Ha ha ha. I guess so, Marc. Thanks.

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  18. These dogs have something special, John.
    Thanks for sharing their antics.

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    1. Thank you for your visits and kind words.

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  19. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Nothing like a good game of tug.

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Denise.

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  20. Good to note that the vocabulary drills are paying dividends for Twiggy …. who, by the way, has the brown coming out more.

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    1. Yes. It is called “toast.” She does have more.

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  21. Soothing syrup? Ha HA! Well, at least Twiggy is getting a well-rounded vocabulary. πŸ™‚ Great one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  22. Ahh, there’s nothing quite like mixing a Corona with a conundrum.😊

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    1. Yes. One helps the other. Thanks, Soooz.

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  23. Ha, ha! That Twiggy is a special case. ❀ xo

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    1. I forgot to tell you that your floors look great, John!

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      1. Thank you, Vashti. 😊

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    2. She is for sure. Thanks, Vashti

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  24. Love the last picture.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew. I was glad to get it. These guys can move pretty quick at times. This one was a genuine relax moment,

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  25. Wow, Twiggy has you figured out πŸ˜‰ So funny when our fur babies get the best of us. I love the last photo with them β€œhugging.” So adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Lucy has a tendency to put her paw on Twiggy when she wants her to calm down. This time it was a hug for sure, 😁

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      1. Aw, that’s sweet πŸ™‚

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  26. Haha! Keep giving those big words to Twiggy.

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    1. A little sponge for sure. πŸ˜„

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  27. Haha… soothing syrup! Thanks for the giggle, John, as always. Happy weekend. πŸ™‚

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    1. You as well, Natalie

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  28. Love the big words she’s learning, and their cuddles! So, so adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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  29. Reblogged this on Night Time Honors and commented:
    I enjoy this way too much….. I’m enticed.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog.

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  30. LOL… Oh, I see a stubborn glint in Twiggy’s eyes. Conundrums and soothing syrup. What’s not to like? I haven’t slept well all week. Maybe I need to get a bottle of soothing syrup. Wine doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. o_O
    Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Dirty martini might help. πŸ˜€

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      1. LOL, it actually did the trick. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yay. 😁

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  31. Way to go Twiggy (how did I miss this one?)
    Did you get the olives from the fridge after that one?

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    1. Yes. Ha hahah

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      1. 🍸

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