Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy Jousts Another Windmill

Today Twiggy decided to get involved in the cleaning process. Whether it was curiosity or a Don Quixote move I can’t tell. Let ‘s just follow her and find out.

Twiggy and Lucy

“So there you are soul sucker.”

“I want you to know I fear no evil.”

“Yeah sure. Come at me if you dare.”

“I hope you know better thanΒ to go after my toy.”

“I’mΒ not afraid of no ghost. Excuse me but I need my rest.”

“Hey, Twiggy.”

“Yes, Dad.”

“CouldΒ you pick up your toys so I can get that corner?”

“Dad. Do you see an opposable thumb on these paws?”

“Uh, Twiggy. Looks like something followed you in here.”

“Yeah, ignore it. Lucy. It’s Dad doing the vacuuming.”

“I heard you talking to it in the other room.”

“Yeah, I was trying to make up an adventure. Dad spoiled it.”

“What happened?”

“Dad asked me to pick up my toys.”

“Ah. Buzzkill.”

“Well, ladies. I’m finished.”

“Not too soon either, Boss.”

“Maybe next time I can do a Man of LaMancha drama.”

 

94 comments

  1. Bet they make house cleaning interesting.

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    1. Like running an obstacle course. Thanks, Charles. πŸ˜€

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    What a fun way to vacuum! Now that your housework is done, have a great day, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you , Gwen. *puts feet up

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  3. Ah ha …. I didn’t know Twiggy is an aspiring actor. My first thought was Twiggy encountering the dark master – Darth Vader. Too bad she encountered the buzzkill.

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    1. Yeah, buzzkill is the worst. Thanks, Frank. πŸ˜€

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  4. I’d love to vacuum your house, John! That last photo is adorable! πŸ™‚

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    1. Come on over. We’ll even feed you. πŸ˜€

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  5. My Chocolate Lab likes me to vacuum *him*. He positions himself in front of the vacuum, stretches out and waits. If I stop and run the hose up and down his back a few times, he’s happy. Love these animals!

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    1. Great story, Lori. Ours would never tolerate a hose to the back. πŸ˜€

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      1. It’s crazy, John. He’s a big ninny about almost everything, so one would have expected him to be scared of the vacuum as well, but nope. Absolutely loves it. Would lay there all day if I would indulge him…πŸ˜‚

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      2. Cuts down on shedding as well. Hair goes directly to the vacuum

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    2. And Zeke runs away… Big chicken.

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  6. The girls know how to make housework entertaining!

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    1. They do. Twiggy is a riot sometimes. Thanks.

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  7. Poor Twiggy. You spoiled her fun, John. She has a lot of toys. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. She and Lucy do have a lot of toys. Everytime we decide to cull we pass them by each and the end result is they stay. 😁

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  8. Funny story, John. I like it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Pit. 😊

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  9. My two see the vacuum cleaner as a monster. Your two seem to take ‘the monster’ in their stride, John. A great little story.

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    1. Thank you, Hugh. They are pretty tolerent of the vacuum. The deer are another matter.

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  10. Twiggy had a pretty intense look going there until you…well, you know, John. Apparently, all the toys need to be spread out so they can find the one they want. At least that’s how it works here. You have two real cuties!

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    1. Works the same here. At the end of the day there is a toy or two in every room. Thanks, Dan

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  11. That last photo is an absolute killer. The expressions on each of their faces seems to really convey their personalities. I never could have gotten such photos with Dixie Rose. Whenever I turned on the vaccum, she’s head under the bed for the duration.

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    1. *she’d*

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      1. Yup. I actually read the firsed as she’d

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    2. ha haha. These two can take it or leaveit. Thanks, Linda.

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  12. You clean way too much lol πŸ˜‚ looks clean BEFORE cleaning 🧹

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    1. Ha haha. Grey floor hides a multitude of sins. πŸ˜€

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      1. Smart πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

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      2. *Takes bow. Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya very much.

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  13. It’s nice to have “someone” following you around when you’re cleaning, LOL.

    OMG, I love all of their toys! Such spoiled girls.They definitely have the good life going on, cleaning interruptions or no cleaning interruptions!

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    1. I have to say it is true, Mae. Thank you.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  14. Made my morning, John. It’s better than having them try to kill the vacuum. That’s what mine do. (And the mixer, and the blender, and the blowdryer…”

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    1. Ha ha ha. So you need a private room to run any of those things. I love it. Thanks, Craig. πŸ˜„

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      1. Outside is a lovely place for the dogs on days like that.

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      2. Ah yes. Our place is still a mud hole, so outside is for necessities only

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  15. What a hoot! You wouldn’t have been able to get a story out of Zeke as he would have been out of there from the moment you turned it on. I have to agree that last photo is priceless.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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      1. 😊

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  16. She’s a brave little one! Vacuuming takes the form of an apocalyptic event in our house with little Bella. Hats off to Twiggy! Thanks for sharing, John. Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

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    1. She is pretty calm about stuff like the vacuum. Let a deer walk by and look out.

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  17. Lmao. Delightful post, John.

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    1. Thank you, Kevin 😁

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  18. Buzzkill. Too funny! And their looks in the last photo are priceless. I love these, John. Thanks for my Thursday smile.

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    1. You are welcome, Staci. Thanks for letting me know.

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  19. Love Lucy’s expression in the last photo! The vacuum used to be a source of entertainment for Dallas. He’d chase it and bark like crazy, probably trying to herd it and coming away frustrated. Now, he mostly sighs and moves to someplace where it’s not. There are some advantages in being old (or, as he says, experienced)!

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    1. I like the idea of experienced. Thanks, Debbie.

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  20. Love it, John. Especially the soul sucker line. You’ve got some real characters there.

    Jay
    http://bondingfyre.com/

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    1. They are characters, Jay. Thank you.

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  21. Ha-ha-ha! Amazing story, dear John! She is bold & courageous. I hope one day she will learn to use it too. In fact, it seems that she has a particular interest in gadgets. New dog generation! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yup. She is a new generation of dog for sure. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. πŸ™‚ And, the vacuum cleaner is marvellous too!

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      2. It is a good one.

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      3. πŸ™‚ I don’t doubt! πŸ™‚ And good for dogs πŸ™‚

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  22. A formidable enemy for sure! But, John, REALLY? Asking Twiggy to pick up her toys? What were you thinking? πŸ™‚

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    1. I just do it so that she doesn’t think she is the boss of everything. (Which she is)

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  23. John,

    I love Twiggy’s interpretation . . she does not back down! And Lucy . . that look is priceless. πŸ™‚

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    1. No she does not in most everything. It must be the bulldog personality. Lucy has the best looks sometimes.

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      1. Definitely the bulldog, LOL.

        Lucy is a rock star.

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      2. Thanks, Marc. Lucy is the best.

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  24. Six years later and my cat still climbs the walls when I vacuum, lol. Had to laugh when Twiggy tried to get Lucy to pick up the toys Dad told HER to clean up πŸ™‚

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That last shot of the girls is priceless:) In our house the vacuum is an evil dragon to hide from. Such bravery at your house!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  26. β€œDad. Do you see an opposable thumb on these paws?”

    Dude, you really got slammed on that one. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah. I deserved it. 😁

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  27. Love Twiggy’s response! I have the same response whenever cleaning needs to commence.

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  28. β€œDo you see an opposable thumb on these paws?” I get the same reaction from our cats when I suggest they just feed themselves at 5:30 in the morning. Twiggy is so cute. I love her calling the vacuum cleaner “soul sucker”! That was a laugh out loud πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you got a laugh. Happy Friday

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  29. Hahaha! I love it. And that look on Lucy’s face is the perfect ending. Hugs to you all.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs to you.

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  30. Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  31. Haha! You are such a play spoiler, John.πŸ™‚

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    1. Twiggy still isn’t talking to me. 😁

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      1. That is so funny! πŸ˜…

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  32. That last shot is priceless…

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    1. Thanks, Hook.

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  33. Ha, ha! That’s so cute! Scribbles, my Pom runs to my room when I’m vacuuming and hides under the bed. He’s done this since he was a puppy. I can’t get him to make peace with the vacuum.
    πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. Twiggy is not afraid of anything. Thanks, Vahti.

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  34. Love the way Twiggy is looking at that vacuum. Soul sucker!

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    1. She means it too. She was doing the same thing today.

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  35. LOL! That was funny! They look so innocent sitting there.

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    1. Don’t they though? Thank you, Deborah.

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