Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy’s Day Off

Twiggy and Lucy

“Hey, Twiggy. What’s up?

“It is Lucy’s day off, and she won’t play with me.”

“Maybe I can talk to her.”

“Oh, Dad, that would be swell.”

“So, Lucy. I know it’s your day off but how about a game with Twiggy?”

“Well, you see Boss. A day off means not playing with Twiggy.”

“Maybe a quick toss with cow?”

“Nope. Will only lead to a chase scene.”

“Look, Chippie. You love Chippie.”

“On any other day, sure.”

“Lucy. Just one game of hedgehog?”

“Sorry, little one. I have a nap scheduled.”

“You can chase me with fox.”

“You can do that with the boss.”

“Let’s take ears for a spin.”

“You go right ahead.”

“You are a poop. You know that?”

“I’ve been told that, Little Potato.”

“So none of these, Lucy?”

“Gee, boss. It’s tempting, but Β I have to pass.”

“One last chance. How about gotcha cake?”

“It’s playing my song, but I’m late for my nap.”

“Well, Twiggy. What can I tell you? Lucy has a day off which we have to respect.”

“I have to wonder who made up a day off for a dog? Thanks for trying anyway.”

“Wany to play fetch?”

“No, thanks. I’ll think I’ll take a day off too.”

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  1. I can certainly relate to Lucy wanting a day off. This was adorable, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    This exchange made me think of my grandkids wanting to play. Sometimes it’s me who wants a day off. πŸ˜€ Delightful, John, and the photos are precious. You truly are a dog whisperer.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. The little ones can be exhausting. That’s why the young have kids. 😁

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  3. Where can I order a day off? I know they’re for dogs, but I’m willing to act the part.

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    1. Here take this milk bone and go play.

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      1. I’d seriously take that option if it led to a nap.

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      2. Here take this milk bone and when you are finished take a nap.

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  4. Priceless. Maybe Twiggy should have invited Lucy out to play in that beautiful newly completed yard! That surely would have been enticing! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes, but the yard is still mud. The landscapers haven’t started yet. We are looking forward to that day. Thanks, Lori

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      1. Oh shoot, John, somehow had it in my head that you had completed that project. We were in your neck of the woods last weekend, visiting family in San Antonio and Boerne. Such fun!

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      2. We lived in San Antonio for 12 years. We liked it. Boerne is such a cute little town too.

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  5. awesome one… Lucy need a day off, I am sure! I feel Twiggy is a beast when she is playing :))

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    1. She is. I have a photo of her hanging onto Lucy’s jowl when Twiffy was a puppy. Luch just stood there with a “help me” look on her face. πŸ˜€

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  6. Such sad faces! Love’em! β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  7. What an adorable post. I swear, this pair of dogs are the Abbott and Costello of the canine world. They never fail to make me laugh.

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    1. I’m so glad. That is good news. Thanks for sharing. 😁

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  8. Aw, Twiggy does look like she wants to play. I’ll bet she drives Lucy nuts at times (but she’s adorable).

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    1. She does. Lucy does a standing jump onto the couch when that happens. Twiggy can’t follow. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Poor Lucy. She probably needs a break from all Twiggy’s energy. But poor Twiggy; she just wants to play. Hopefully the day off is what they both need to get back in the swing of things.

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    1. When Lucy is off I have to take over. Believe me, Lucy is a saint. πŸ˜€

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      1. I understand. We have the same dynamic here.

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  10. Our cat, Bond, was in the same situation. We kept the older son’s cat for a few weeks – she’s only a year old and full of energy. Bond struggled to have days off also, lol.

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    1. Poor Bond. Sometimes Lucy has just had it. This ball of energy called Twiggy gets on her last nerve. She needs a day off now and then

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  11. So cute. I feel like Lucy when Frankie decides to go crazy. She rockets around the house and it’s safest to get out of her way.

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    1. Yes. I just had that situation about five minutes ago. It like a bar fight scene in an old western.

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  12. A day off!

    What a great idea!

    ….

    Uh……my wife tells me that I am not a dog, so why I am I now in the doghouse?

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    1. Ha ha ha. Maybe you could ask for a day off too.

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  13. Twiggy and Lucy’s story telling abilities are too cute. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Anneberly.

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  14. Awwww, poor Twiggy.

    But this was a learning moment for the young Jedi. Now she will learn the value of a day off with which to cool your paws.

    “I have a nap scheduled,” Buahahahaha! I must use that.

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    1. It is a good line. “Love to talk, Boss but I have a nap scheduled and I’m running late.”

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      1. It’s a classic line.

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  15. This is too precious, John, and I love how you’ve named your girls’ toys! I do that, too, and Dallas is getting so many it’s a challenge coming up with something more original than “bunny” or “rope”!!

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    1. I know. Twiggy can pick out a toy by name. Thanks, Debbie.

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  16. Lol… everyone needs a break sometimes… even Lucy. πŸ˜€

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    1. So true. Thanks, Kevin

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  17. Aw, sweet Lucy. Having a young’un around has to be exhausting.

    A thriving Thursday to all of you, day off or not. πŸ˜€ Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan, Hugs

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  18. A day off?
    I wonder what that feels like..

    Though to be fair, I did just have three days of Niagara Falls Comic Con, but I’m such a nerd that it felt like work.

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    1. I’ll bet it did.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Everyone needs a day off sometimes. Cute puctures of the girls:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  20. Stunning! What a set of toys: hedgehog is the top! By the way, what has happened with an old jolly Octopus? Has he got retired?

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    1. Octopus was just out of sight. The toy is still played with once and a while. Thanks, Marie.

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      1. I see! He has a day off too! πŸ™‚

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  21. Aww, Twiggy looks like she needs a hug in that last photo, poor wee one.

    I thought Lucy might cave for one of those many toys, but she apparently really wants her day off. Ttwiggy must have really tuckered her out during their last play date!

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    1. They have been busy lately for sure. Thanks, Mae.

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  22. Awwww, poor Twiggy. But, yes, everyone needs a day off. πŸ™‚

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    1. So true, Jan. Thank you.

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  23. Ah, ha, ha! Twiggy’s quite a character. I think we could all use a day off once in a while and a nap sounds great. πŸ˜‰ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  24. aahh.. I will come over and play with Twiggy… they are so sweet… xx

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Sally. πŸ˜€

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  25. Your dogs are so much fun, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Rob.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Staci.

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  27. I like Lucy. She meant what she said, good for her! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. A very determined girl.

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      1. Quite a character.

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      2. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  28. She’s getting old and my heart breaks for you, Twiggy, and Lucy. I wish He-Man would have gone along with me when I wanted to get another dog while Diva Dog was spry enough to help train it. I really should have done what I did when I got Diva Dog and just done it despite what he said.

    I sure hope Lucy will play with Twiggy tomorrow! If not Boss it’s all you!

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    1. I have been blessed with a number of wonderful cats and dogs. While they are with me, I do my best to make sure they have the best life that I can provide. Since all are rescues, I know their beginning may not have been the best but the balance is up to me. I miss each one and always wish they could live forever.

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  29. I miss Honey so much. I really wish I went against He-Man’s wishes again and found another dog. It wouldn’t replace her, but it would help heal the hurt and fill the void. I miss her so much. I never knew a DOG could or would be such a part of my family and life. She was my first, and will always be the best.

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  30. Honey was her real name, but she was a Diva Dog. Baby Girl named after the honey color of her hair when she was a puppy. As she aged, she got whiter and whiter. By the time she was 3 only a hint of Honey was in her ears.
    I’m waxing nostalgic and missing her terribly. I’m signing off and remembering her in my heart and dreams.

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    1. I share your feelings, Deborah. I wish they could be with us forever.

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  31. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
    Lucy is learning Twiggy πŸ˜‰
    Must agree with that great line: I’m late for my nap!

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    1. How do you answer that line? You can’t. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Dale.

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      1. A great line! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  32. This is just adorable, John!

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    1. Glad you liked it. 😊

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  33. These pictures are so cute, John. I guess we can all benefit from a day off.

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    1. That is for sure. Thanks, Robbie.

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