Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Enjoy Freedom

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. There is a backyard out here.”

“It’s been here the whole time, Little One.”

“Lucy, look. There is a fence all around.”

“I know. That is for your and my safety.”

“Race you.”

“OMG, you don’t stand a chance.”

“Yeah? You are going down you big ole moose.”

“Names won’t help you win, Potato.”

“Look at this dirt.”

“I hear we are getting grass soon.”

“My goodness. A lot of outdoor furniture.”

“Better not jump up on that couch, Lucy. Those paws look like asphalt.”

“What are you doing down there, Twiggy?”

“I’m practicing my puma approach to unsuspecting prey.”

“Bett do something to lower your butt. Looks like a white flag in the wind.”

“Tha grass can’t come too soon, Lucy.”

“That’s what Mom says, too, Little one.”

“Ah, fresh water. Fresh air. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

“After grass, it will get better. How do I get these mud pies off my feet?”

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  1. Things outside at your home are shaping up nicely, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suanne. It is starting to take shape.

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  2. The place is looking better with every post. Agree about the grass.

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    1. Yes. Can’t wait.

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  3. Things are looking great, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Still more to come but definately getting better.

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  4. Your new place is coming right along, John. You two must be very proud!

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    1. We are getting more pleased as time goes on. Seems like a long road from an air mattress to where we are today. Feels good. Thanks GP

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  5. Fence is stunning, dear John! My congratulations. Do you think to colour it?

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    1. We may have a light grey stain puton. Still contemplating.Thanks, Maria.

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      1. Interesting idea, dear John! Looking forward to see the result! πŸ™‚

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      2. Not sure though.

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      3. Well…even without painting the fence is fantastic! Then let’s wait for all the design to be made. You have a lot of work to do yet. Moving is a true disaster! πŸ™‚

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      4. Always, Maria. Thank you. 😊

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  6. Wow, a beautiful fence, John. Makes such a secure playground for the kids.

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    1. It does, Lori. We are very happy to have it.

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  7. This looks like a big improvement, John. It looks better every week.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. It seems slow but there is progress. The fence is the biggest relief since we can let the pups run and only have to contain them after a rain.(mud city)

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  8. They will unquestionably prefer the grass. When does it arrive? Sod or seed?

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    1. The whole yard will be in within three weeks. (we hope) The architect is working the design now. The grass will be sod.

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      1. Good for you …. swamp that stuff to get it started. Good luck.

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      2. Yup. Everyday.

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  9. There is a natural philosopher in that there hound. Move over Nietzsche

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Geoff.

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  10. Gwen Plano · ·

    Wow, beautiful fence. Everything is shaping up as you hoped and now you have privacy. Once the grass comes in, you’ll experience a resort of your making. Extraordinary! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. We are looking forward to enjoying the back yard to it’s fullest. Thank you, Gwen. Have a super day.😁

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  11. β€œNames won’t help you win, Potato.”

    I love the dialog between these two, John. Will you be rolling out instant green or growing grass from seed?

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    1. Going to have two separate areas. The grass will be sod and run along the back to the right. The other area is to the left and will be a patio and crushed granite walkways. Much like the coast, we need dog play area and people contemplate area. I’m looking forward to the plan which is being done now.

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      1. It sounds beautiful, and based on what we’ve seen so far, I’m sure it will be.

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  12. Ah, progress. You and the dogs must be thrilled. If only the grass was in. No one wants mud pies on their feet.

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    1. So true, Staci. Thank you.

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  13. It is coming together nicely, but I agree with Mom – the grass can’t come too soon! πŸ™‚ Love these two!

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    1. So true, Jan. You can imagine after a rain. Yikes. Thanks. 😁

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  14. Heehee. I love Twiggy’s puma prey approach.
    Glad they have the fence now to let them roam safely. The grass will be awesome. I know everyone must be super eager for it’s arrival πŸ™‚

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    1. Looks like three weeks. The design group is doing the measuring and scope today. Then the plan is drawn up. Once approved should be pretty quick. Thanks, Mae.

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      1. Almost there, John!

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      2. Yup. We can hang on. Thanks, Mae.

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  15. You’re almost there, John! Everything is coming together nicely and Lucy and Twiggy seem ecstatic to have a big backyard to run around in. πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. She does lie to race from one end to the other. Thank you, Vashti

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  16. That is a great looking fence. Wish I had one so nice.

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    1. Thanks, Craig.Next is landscaping.

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  17. Big ole moose – that gave me a laugh. One more thing to check off the list, John – now for the grass.

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  18. Hope your back is in good shape, John. All that rain we’ve been having, coupled with the mud, makes hard work for us foot-wipers!

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    1. Tell me. We had to get the hose involved a couple of times. Thanks, Debbie.

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      1. I keep a big towel right by the door. That and a rug pick up lots before I have to hunker down and wipe. Better rain than the snowballs Dallas brings in during the winter though!

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  19. I just noticed the steps down to ground level. That’s a nice touch — it’ll help keep the patio area cleaner for the contemplators.

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    1. We are having permanent ones pourd. Those are temporary since Twiggy can’t jump up and Lucy shouldn’t. We did need them right away if we were going to get any use out of the yard. Thanks Linda.

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  20. Every week there is something new. Wonderful!
    And I love the exchange between these two. So much fun to read.

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    1. I’m glad you like it Dale. Something new is what I try for each week. 😊

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      1. Ya do well πŸ™‚
        I hope my move is half as exciting…

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      2. I’m sure it will be exciting.

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  21. That fence is going to keep them entertained for a while, and then the grass . .and all that outdoor furniture. While mom and dad have cable to entertain them, the kids have all these things. I’d call it even. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes but the producer laid down the law on an outdoor screen. None, nada.

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      1. That’s the first rule, make sure the producer is happy. Actually . . that’s the only rule that matters.

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      2. So true, Marc

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I like how the fence came out! What a great place for the girls to run. Can’t wait to see the lawn next.

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    1. Me too, Denise. Thank you. πŸ˜€

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  23. Looks like a nice private yard, Lucy and Twiggy will be napping in lush green grass before long πŸ™‚

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    1. I hope so. We just got word the landscape plan is 10 business days away. OF COURSE IT IS.

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      1. And rain is on the way 😊 that’s how it usually goes!

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      2. Yup. πŸ˜‚

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  24. These sweeties have so much fun together!

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    1. They do. Twiggy keeps Lucy young.

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      1. Hmm. Why is Perry aging me then? hahaha

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      2. Ha haha. Cause you are human. All our pets age us.

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  25. A new form of freedom…muddy paws and all.

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    1. I know right?

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  26. You furry family members are natural born super stars, John.
    On a side note, sorry I’ve been an absent friend lately; life has been a bit overwhelming but I’ll do my best to be around more often and to catch up on my reading.

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    1. Do not worry , Hook. Just take care of business.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😁

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  28. LOL! Love the banter and seeing them enjoying their new space. Looking forward to seeing it with the new grass too.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  29. Such cute dogs. What breed are they?

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  30. The fence looks wonderful, John. Love how,Twiggy wants to be a big girl. Those two have so much fun! Are you waiting till fall to put down grass seed, or will you sod now?

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    1. We will be sodding as soon as the architect has the plan finished. Talking 10 days for the plan. Then who knows how long before they can start.

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      1. Twiggy and Lucy will be excited. Sod is a good way to go when you’re pretty much starting from scratch. And who wants all that mud for the entire summer! Plus, the dogs need to run and play.

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      2. It is all about the dogs(as usual) Thanks, Jennie.

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      3. Good thing! πŸ™‚

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  31. John, I love the fence — it looks terrific, fresh and bright.
    It was fun to see the girls running and enjoying themselves. Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. They did have fun. Twiggy finally won but I suspect Lucy let her.

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  32. They look like they love their new home, John. Awesome to see! Have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

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    1. They do, Natalie. Thank you. 😊

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  33. Looks great John and the girls will love having the freedom to play now with the fence up.. especially when there is grass….xxxx

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    1. Can’t wait. XXXX

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