Thursday – A Little Personal – It’s Hot

Twiggy and Lucy don’t like the heat much. They are both sub-snout dogs and shouldn’t be in the weather because it is very hard on them to be able to vent correctly through panting. Does that mean they don’t want to go out? You be the judge.

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. Come here.”

“What Little One? I’m busy scratching my ear.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Do you see em?”

“I don’t see anything.”

“Look harder. Over there past the lamplight.”

“Sorry Potato, but I don’t see anything.”

“Just turn your head slightly. They are right there.”

“Okay. I still don’t see anything.”

“Maybe we are at the wrong window.”

“So let’s go to the Boss’ office.”

“There. Lucy, Do you see it?”

“Is that a squirrel?”

“Oh, boy lets go get it.”

 

 

Not so fast ladies. According to my watch it is 101 degrees out there. You’ll have to wait a little. Also, it looks like the DOW has reacted to the interest rate cut. But that’s not your worry”

“Aw, dad. We just spotted some interesting game. What is a DOW?”

“Never mind the DOW. Besides the temperature, theย squirrel is in the front. You never go out front without a leash.”

The man makes sense, Little one. I think I’ll catch 40 winks.”

“Yeah, I could use a few myself. I’ll bet a DOW is something fun to chase.”

 

 

75 comments

  1. Sorry, Twiggy, the DOW is not fun to chase.

    I love the picture with her standing up next to Lucy, John. I hope you guys get a break from the heat. I imagine it’s much different inland than it was at the shore.

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    1. It is so much hotter here. We are in for ten more days at least. At the Coast, it would get to 89 degrees as a high. At least here it will go down to 75 at night. The Coast stayed pretty much in the 80s

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      1. I hope you can stay cool and the girls donโ€™t go crazy.

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      2. I think we can manage.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Wow, John, that’s a pretty fancy watch. Since I retired, I no longer wear one. I love Twiggy’s comment, “Iโ€™ll bet a DOW is something fun to chase.” She puts it all in perspective. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Yes, she does. Thank you, Gwen. My watch does everything. Answers my phone, keeps track of my exercise, and yells at me if I sit too long. I love it.

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  3. Poor doggies. Though Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™re happier indoors. Just dreaming of chasing DOWs that canโ€™t stay on their feet.

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    1. Hahahaโ€‹. Thanks, Charles.

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  4. Hope you all manage to stay cool in the heat, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Harmony. Maybe a trip to London would do it.

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  5. Great shots, John! You’re like a superhero with that watch! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Definite Dick Tracy vibes.

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  6. Hot is the word! 101 is definitely do not go outside weather. Fancy watch! Give the girls a treat for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Apple watch. They thank you for the treat.

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Very nice, John. I tend to share Twiggy’s view on the Dow “something nice to chase.”

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    1. Thank you, Roberta. Chase, yes. Get caught by, not so much. ๐Ÿ˜„

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  8. LOL, A lot of people chase the DOW!!

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    1. it is so true. Sadly it is like chasing a car. The ending when you catch it may not be as one expects. ๐Ÿ˜„

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  9. 101? That is some nasty heat you have going on down there, John. I’m glad the girls realized it’s better to stay inside—and also remain blissfuly unaware of the DOW!

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    1. It is serious heat. They tend to take outside in small bursts on days like this. They should never find out about the DOW.

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  10. ๐Ÿงก

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    1. Thank you, ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. People who think siestas are a sign of laziness haven’t known Texas heat!

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    1. I know right? That 5:00 PM high is a killer.

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  12. I’d say the pups were definately ready for an outdoors adventure, but you were wise to keep them in.

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    1. They are always ready. Thanks, Mark.

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  13. Anonymous · ·

    Always cute and lovable! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. Really best to stay inside these days, isn’t it? But then, once in a while doggies need to go outside.

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    1. Yes, they do. Only for a few minutes and not much chasing. Thanks, Pit.

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Yup, those short snouts suffer in the heat. There will always be another DOW.

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    1. Ha haha. Let’s hope. Thanks, Craig.

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  16. I’m with the girls – I don’t like the heat much either. They’re better off inside with the AC.

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    1. I have to agree. At the coast, it would get to maybe 89 degrees. This is much hotter. Thanks, Teri ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  17. Those pictures are fabulous, John. I can’t help smiling at the girls’ antics. And uh….101? Stay inside, for sure!

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    1. Yes. Good advice, Dale. Not even a frozen margarita can stand up to that heat. (Renamed- a margarita slushie)

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      1. Tell me about it… I make them daily at the golf club this summer. So refreshing in this hot and humid heat we are also living through. Part of my day is spent indoors at the bar and the late afternoon to evening is on the terrace, melting as I serve… ugh.

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      2. Well,โ€‹ let’s all think snow and blowing wind. ๐Ÿฅถ

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      3. Ummm.
        No.
        Our winter is long enough, thank you very much
        I’m not complaining about the heat. Merely making a statement ..๐Ÿ˜‰

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      4. I understand. The word “Ugh” means I’m loving it.

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      5. ๐Ÿ˜‰
        K… ugh might mean not too thrilled with the humidity, however; that does not mean I’m in any rush to freeze my tuckus off!

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      6. I’ll accept that. Ugh could mean you are tired of the sweat in your eyes.

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      7. That works ๐Ÿ˜

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  18. Oh, Twiggy. You couldn’t be more wrong about the DOW.

    Love these girls, John. Thanks for my Thursday smile and try to keep cool!

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    1. Thank you, Staci. We’ll try.

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  19. Happy Thursday, John! Thanks for sharing. Stay cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’ll try. Any chance for a Canadian cold front to be sent our way?

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      1. Haha… we’re enjoying warm temps here! Not quite as hot as there, but I’m loving it. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I can imagine.

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  20. Nothing gets past your watchdogs–pun not really intended–, John. Cripe, your temperature is getting as high as ours was for a while. It’s monsoon now so it’s in the 70s. Good pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. The 70s must be a relief for sure. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  21. The colors in your photos are really rich today – nice. The girls are smart to nap in the heat of the day.

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    1. I think so. Most of these photos were taken before 7:00 AM so you are getting the effect of the morning sun. Thanks, Jo

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  22. We suffered through one of those a couple of weeks ago, and yes, it was brutal. A double-coated dog like Dallas definitely doesn’t need to be out in it. We’re lucky in that we at least got a cold front to blow through and cool things down a bit — sorry we couldn’t share it with you!

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    1. Well, this winter I won’t be able to share a warm front when you hit below freezing so I think we are even. Thanks, Debbie.

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  23. Lol! You are right about it being hot! I love this dialogue!! Too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  24. Ah, ha, ha! I loved that last line. Wow, it’s hot! 101ยบ F? It’s 79ยบ F here today but that’s because it’s been raining all day long. It’s been hot here too though. Stay cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks, Vashti.

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  25. Poor pretty things! Heat makes all of us crazy! Even parrots ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful shooting, dear John.

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    1. Thank you, Maria.

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  26. They made a wise decision. After all, squirrels will return โ€ฆ but hopefully not the alien variety.

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  27. Thatโ€™s like a Dick Tracy watch! The girls look so cute together looking out the windows.

    I hope the evenings and mornings cool down so they can get out to play a little and chase squirrels which is much better than chasing the DOW.

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    1. The mornings are in the 70s so yes they get to run around then.

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  28. Definitely a Dick Tracy kind of watch. My furred babies get a chill at 85 degrees. They are southern cats through and through. That said, all they is sleep through, much like Lucy and Little Potato ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. They have the best way to cope for sure. Thanks, Marie.

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  29. […] Lucy and Twiggy Stay Cool | John W. Howell […]

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    1. Thank you for the link, Staci

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  30. The heat in Niagara was killer this week.
    I nearly passed out while tearing apart a neighbor’s overgrown vegetation-covered trellis.

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    1. Mama said to never do that. Glad you are still with us. ๐Ÿ˜

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