Thursday – A Little Personal – Backyard Invasion

“Hey, Lucy. Get up. There’s a noise in the yard.”

“Probably that squirrel again.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“No, I’m serious. Get up.”

“Oh, my goodness. This better be good.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“What’s up, Ladies?”

“Twiggy thinks she hears something.”

“That’s good cause the sprinkler guys are here.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Hey, Boss. I’m down here and don’t see a thing.”

“Look harder. Here comes one now.”

“Look at that. He’s digging in our yard.”

“Lucy is he allowed to do that?”

“If not Little One, he sure is making a mess.”

“Yeah, look at all those flags.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Should we do anything, Lucy?”

“I think the boss is cool so we should be as well.”

“Okay. Let’s play with popcorn.”

“That could be fun.”

“Wait, what’s that noise?”

“Sounds like more digging. I would love to get my paws in that mud.”

“There are ditches everywhere.”

“Well I don’t know about you, but all this excitement makes a nap very necessary.”

“I think you’re right. I’ll just close my eyes for a minute.”

“You do that.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Mmm, Maybe more than a minute.”

“Now you are talking, Little One. By the way. Quit talking.”

 

73 comments

  1. Good to know Twiggy is always so vigilante.

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    1. She is in front of every mob leading the charge. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. Phew, that keeping a look-out sure is hard work! πŸ™‚

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    1. It is hard work. These two were at it all day.

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  3. Okay. With all those toys lying around and the steps to get up on the couch, I now know who runs the house. And it’s as it should be.

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    1. They run it for sure. I agree about should be. We pretty much live for our pets and they give back tons.

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  4. Nothing like having guard duty, eh? lol

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    1. The whole day I might add.

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  5. Well, it looks like you’re safe with Twiggy on the watch! Loved this, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jill. πŸ˜€

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  6. Letting people in the yard, AND letting them dig? John, I think you owe the girls an explanation – if they remember after that nap. So cute.

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    1. I know. I will make it up to them. After the workers left I let Twiggy dig a little.

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      1. You are a softie, Arne’t you, John πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes for sure.

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  7. Your garden is coming along, John. Well done. Your dogs are so cute, they really make my day.

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    1. I’m so glad, Robbie. You work so hard it is good to know you get enjoyment out of these girl’s antics. 😁

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  8. I’d love to be around the first time the sprinklers accidentally come on while the girls are in the yard. I suspect they’d go from “just nosing around” to “KILL IT!” in about two seconds.

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    1. At the coast that did happen. Lucy tried to drink all the water as it came out. Twiggy just ran from sprinkler to sprinkler barking. Bailey was there and she just rolled around on her back. What a sight.

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      1. See? Even there, the personalities come out!

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  9. Nice to see progress being made. Thanks for the much needed smile this morning.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Staci. 😊

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  10. They have such a rough life, LOL. The excitement for the moment over, and they nap among their many, many toys. It warms my heart to see how pampered these two are. It’s going to be fun to see what they do when the yard is finished!

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    1. When the workers left yesterday, they tore around the yard like it was paradise. I had to laugh at the rooster tail of dirt behind them. Thanks, Mae. If you look up pampered in the dictionary their picture is there. 😁

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  11. Great post today, John. Happy to see thing progressing nicely in the yard. It’s a good thing that Twiggy is on the job!

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    1. Yes, she is the unofficial superintendent. Thanks, John

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  12. Too much excitement for one day. A well-deserved nap.

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    1. Yes. Way too much. Thank you, Teri. 😁

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  13. So darned cute! β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  14. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Always on the look-out for anything that could be a problem. What good pups! β™₯

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    1. I know. They do their job well.

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  15. Always a joy, John. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. 😁

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  16. Such a good watchdog. They’ll have their yard the way it’s supposed to be in no time.

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    1. We are making headway slowly.

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  17. It seems important for many a dog to let you know they’re on the job so are important to the household. Great pictures, John. Its good work is progressing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😊

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  18. So you’re getting your sprinkler system installed. I’m curious for a follow-up once Twiggy has been hit by the water the first time!

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    1. We had a couple of instances when we were at the coast. She just barks at the sprinkler head and gets soaked. 😁

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  19. Twiggy deserves the nap because being the top watchdog is tough work!

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    1. It is tough. She takes her job seriously. Thanks, Frank

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  20. Whoa, that was an exhausting shift as home security personnel. They deserve the nap!

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    1. I know right? They agree with you.

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  21. Inspecteur Twiggy! Great, dear John! They always create a positive spirit!

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    1. I’m glad. They are positive spirits for sure.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Twiggy is doing a good job of protecting her family:)

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    1. She is. I haven’t seen a bear around here yet. Thanks, Denise.

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  23. Lmao! It’s hard work watching someone do digging in the back garden. I think I would opt for a nap as well. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. You have no idea of the tension involved. Thanks Kevin 😁

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      1. Always a pleasure reading about your adorable pet’s adventures. πŸ˜€

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  24. Thank goodness there is backyard activity! It’s a beginning to an end. πŸ™‚ I’m sure the girls are quite interested in any and all of the activity!

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    1. They sure are, Jan. Thanks.

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  25. Aw, nothing like a nice nap after chasing “intruders” from window to window! Hope you get the project completed to your satisfaction … and in a timely manner.

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    1. Yes we hope so too, Debbie. Thanks.

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  26. Lucy needs to listen to Twiggy. Even the young pups are right on occasions.

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    1. True, Andrew. Thanks.

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  27. I love these exchanges. And it’s funny because for the first time, Zeke has windows he can just stand and look out of. The other house’s windows were too high so now, every time there is an unfamiliar noise, he squeezes between couch and chair to go investigate (place is still helter-skelter here so squeezing is the only way). Thankfully, he is no barker so he just peers and then gingerly backs out πŸ™‚

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    1. It is good he can see out. Always a treat.

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      1. He’s really digging it!

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  28. Best canine duo ever.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Hook.

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  29. It’s completely exhausting standing guard. Glad they took a break!

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    1. Yes. Thank you, Noelle.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Prayers for you and family

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  30. Such great β€œguard dogs” πŸ™‚. Yes, a long nap would be in order. Now that the irritation system is in, the sod can’t be far behind. Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. They did get a nap.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  31. What cutie pies! So adorable and they look like they know how to really enjoy life. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Monika. They do enjoy living.

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