Thursday – A little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Outside

Twiggy and Lucy

“What’s that noise at the fence?
“Don’t know little one. But the Boss wants a photo.”

“Where ks he? it’s hot out here?’

“I have no idea.”

“Oh, here he is. ย Snap to Lucy.”

“You sure he’s ready?”

“Good photo, girls. Thanks.”

“I’m going to the fence Twiggy.”

“I’ll beat you, Lucy.”

“You always do.”

“So, what is it?”

“I think there is a squirrel out there, Lucy.”

“That’s all? I’m getting out of the sun.”

“Hey, mom. I’m ready to come in.”

“I’m going to stay. You never know what’s out there.”

“Now I’ll do my fawn impersonation. Patience is golden.”

“I’m doing my nap on the porch impersonation. No patience necessary.”

“Okay, Lucy. I gave up. These rocks are interesting, though.”

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  1. The garden’s looking good, John. And Twiggy and Lucy look like they’re having fun in the sun. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend, John ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a great weekend as well.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    It’s always so sweet to accompany pups as they explore the yard or the surrounding neighborhood. Congrats on the beautiful back yard. Wow! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Feels good to have it done. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Looks like they have plenty of space to explore and play.

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    1. Yes,โ€‹ they do for sure. Thanks, Charles.,

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  4. Wow! Your backyard is a perfect sanctuary for the girls. It looks beautiful, John. I love the patio furniture.

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    1. Thankโ€‹ you, Jill. All the producer’s work. By the way, I will be off for a few days so let me wish you a happy weekend.* Sung to the tune of Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. She has great taste! Thank you for the advance tune, John. It’s a good one! Enjoy your break…you’ll be missed. xo

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      2. Thank you, Jill. Big Hug.

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  5. Your yard and patio are looking wonderful, John. A lovely post. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane.

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  6. What a lovely oasis. The girls seem to be settling in. I hope you’re finally getting to enjoy the space.

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    1. Yes, we are, Staci. This is the first week without workers. (peace)

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      1. Sweet, blessed relief. Glad to hear it, John.

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      2. Yes. Wait, what was that? I just heard a cardinal call.

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  7. Your new yard is looking lovely John. Also, your girls are as charming as ever.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Great photo, John. I see the girls are making themselves fully at home. The yard is looking really pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. They are quite at home now. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Your yard looks great, John. Now the dogs can go out and be secure and you have perfect privacy. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. So true, Suzanne. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. Nice space โ€ฆ. and it looks quite different! I’m sure Twiggy misses seeing her deer friends. โ€ฆ but she can smell them!

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    1. She can see them out the front window too. Thanks, Frank.

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  11. The yard looks fantastic, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. I like that fence. Mine has vertical slats and is showing its age now.

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    1. It doesn’t take long to age. We went with horizontal to maybe minimize the gaps when the boards warp.

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      1. Sounds like it could work.

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  13. The yard looks so awesome and peaceful. What a great haven for the girls to roam around in. I like that they have so many options, and they certainly seem to be enjoying them.
    Happy almost FriYay, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. They seem to enjoy both types of the yard. Twiggy loves the rocks and walking on the limestone path. Lucy is good anywhere.

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  14. Twiggy as impetuous youth and Lucy as wisdom, speaking from the blessed wings of an afternoon nap. I love this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Marc. ๐Ÿ˜

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  15. My weekly ‘pepper-upper’! Always beautiful! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray. ๐Ÿ˜

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    The backyard looks great! I’m with Twiggy rocks are interesting.

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    1. She seems to be fascinated with each one. Thanks, Denise.

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  17. The backyard is looking awesome!! Now for cooler weather to enjoy it more! Thanks for sharing. Love the girls!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Today is one of those cooler days here.

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  18. Your outdoor space looks fabulous and obviously the dogs like it too. In fact, they probably think you did it for them! Have a great weekend.

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    1. I think they know we did it for them. Thanks, Darlene.

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  19. Ah, Twiggy will turn into Nancy Drew, with the mysterious noise and smell, unseen from the other side of the fence. Ya’ll are making some lovely outdoor living spaces. Thanks for sharing all the photos. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs.

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  20. nap on the porch impersonation

    Great line!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Greg. ๐Ÿ˜

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  21. Are they finally finished with the yard makeover, John? If so, looks great to me. I like the colors and the interesting textures distributed throughout.

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    1. It is finished. The textures are great. Thank you, Debbie.

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  22. Curious puppy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good thing you have a shady side to the yard, it looks warm out there!

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  23. Your yard really looks different from when you moved in: great improvement!

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  24. Very pretty back there. I hope they appreciate it hahaha! Do they pick up their own burdens they leave in the grass? Or does that fall to you?

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    1. That be my job. Ha haha. They don’t pick up anything. Thanks, Luanne.

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      1. Yes, of course, it is. You know that saying about dogs have owners and cats have staff, but let’s face it, when it comes to lawn doodoo, dogs have staff, too!

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      2. So true. Thanks, Luanne.

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  25. I love these visits with Twiggy and Lucy, John.

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    1. Thank you, Rob.

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      1. And my thanks to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. I’m sure you must have been enjoying these past two days of lower temperatures and lower humidity — even I’ve enjoyed being outdoors, and I suspect the girls’ have enjoyed their time in the yard, too. That’s one attractive outdoor living space — I really like it.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. We are enjoying the weather for sure.

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  27. So sweet. Those two are perfect together!
    Everything inside and outside matches! You guys know how to keep it zen…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. All the Producer.

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    1. Thank you for theโ€‹ link, Staci.

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  29. Your yard is looking great, John. I hope you enjoy the time with your daughter.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  30. What a nice patio! It looks very relaxing with good privacy. Iโ€™m sure the girls are so happy to have the fence in so they play freely (even if Twiggy canโ€™t see the squirrels or deer ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I laughed out loud with Lucyโ€™s nap impersonation, no patience necessary.

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    1. Twiggy has learned to squint between the boards and can see the deer. Of course, she hears everything and then rushes to look. Lucy hasn’t learned how.

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      1. lol … Lucy would probably rather nap ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  31. I love Twiggyโ€™s fawn impersonation. The yard looks wonderful, John. I love the mix of stones and grass. Is the large patio and the stepping pavers hot to walk on?

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    1. The stepping pavers are made of limestone and are cool on the feet no matter the temperature. The poured concrete patio is very hot. Once it is fully cured we are going to put a cool topping on it (Much like they use around pools) Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Ah! I didnโ€™t know limestone was cool to the touch, and I didnโ€™t know that you can put a cool topping on concrete. Thanks, John!

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  32. After a long Canadian winter that backyard looks pretty darn good…

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    1. Thank you, Hook

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