Thursday – A Little personal – Lucy and Twiggy show signs of Cabin Fever

“So dad, we want to play outside.”

“It is too hot right now, Little One. It’s 103 degrees. Go play with Lucy.”

“Gee, Boss. I thought outside was a good idea.”

“See Dad. Lucy agrees with me.”

“Go look out and tell me what you see.”

“I don’t see anything. How about you, Lucy?”

“Nope, nothing from down here.”

“I’m still looking. Aw Lucy. You abandoned your post.”

“Yeah, sorry Little One but these old bones gotta rest.”

“I can tell you there is nothing out there because it is too darned hot.”

“Okay. I get it. I think I’ll play with the hedgehog.”

“You want to play keep away? Twiggy?

“What do I have to do?”

“You run away, and I keep Hedgehog. away from you.”

“What are you doing, Twiggy?”

“The lioness on the plain advancing on the slow unsuspecting Water Buffalo.”

“Then the water Buffalo gores the lion with her horns.”

“Hey no fair. I’m the queen of the jungle. I don’t do gored.”

“But the lion is too smart for the Buffalo and gets the drop.”

“You’re supposed to be gored.”

“Where is that written? You missed.”

“Boss. Twiggy doesn’t play fair. She is supposed to be gored.”

“I know, Lucy. Maybe next time you can be the lion.”

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  1. Such adventures! My crew has cabin fever, too, but in their case it’s from rain. Thank goodness for toys!

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    1. Yes, Toys do help. Thanks, Lori. I hope it stops soon.

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  2. Well, in some cases, it’s “Better gored than ignored.” That might be the case when cabin fever sets in; here’s hoping your heat breaks sooner rather than later, although the forecast through the weekend doesn’t look too promising. We actually have rain in the forecast, which wouldn’t solve the girls’ cabin fever issues, but it sure would be nice for you otherwise.

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    1. Rain would be nice for sure. Looks like two more weeks of 100+

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  3. That second shot of Lucy cracks me up! Great photos, John!

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    1. Thank you,​ Jill.

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  4. Will it be cooler for an evening walk?

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    1. We do mornings for a walk (79 degrees) and they do go out during the day. They just don’t stay long. Evenings are 98 degrees or so. They do a final out in the yard and that’s it.

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      1. I remember how difficult it can be when it’s so hot…

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      2. Yes it is. We do okay though.

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  5. What a wonderful start to my Thursday morning! This has to be one of my favorites, John…the water buffalo and the lioness, LOL. And that closing shot of Lucy is perfect. I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Lucy was actually complaining to me about Twiggy so I took the shot. Lucy very seldom barks but I think she had had it.

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  6. Aw, the poor girls!!

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    1. They have their mornings and evenings. So it is not to bad. I took some dramatic license.

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      1. haha, good to know!

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  7. Love this set. I always enjoy seeing the puppers play.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  8. I love the way Twiggy looks outside. Those poor girls in that heat, they must get a little crazy. We’ve been getting up and walking Maddie early, but at 103, I’m guessing your area isn’t cooling down much at night, John. I hope the weather breaks soon, before you all succumb to cabin fever.

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    1. We get down to 79 by morning. That’s when they get a walk. Thanks, Dan

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      1. That’s not exactly cool, but I guess, by comparison…

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      2. Yeah. We can bear that.

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  9. Lucy ain’t wrong. The rules of the jungle are pretty simple. Rule number one is that the lion beats water buffalo. Rule number two, lion calls up friends for a grill.

    I love how Twiggy messes with the natural order of things. She’s a free spirit.

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    1. She is that for sure. Thanks, Marc.

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  10. I could just hear an Austraiian accent narrating in the background, John. Hope it cools down soon for you.

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Teri. Two more weeks.

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  11. OMG. I know Twiggy is the outspoken, energetic ham of the two, but Lucy is hilarious. Look at that face! And I love how she helped Twiggy look out the window.

    Too funny, John. As usual, thanks for the Thursday smile.

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    1. Thank​ you, Staci. 😊

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  12. Just like a kid to change up the rules. Lucy’s face at the end is priceless.

    So are both of their faces when denied the outside. – ugh that type of weather would do me in, too.

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    1. Yes, the poor dears. Good thing they have a Silas Lagree to keep them in line. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Indeed! (Had to look up Silas Lagree, got Simon…)

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      2. It is Simon. I thought the name Silas was more ominous. (Like Silas Mariner)

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      3. I agree!!

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  13. In the end, they were good at amusing themselves. Great pictures, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. They finally get there. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  14. I love this. My dogs do similar things, and heat is an issue, too.

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    1. I know it is an issue with your dogs. Thanks, Craig.

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  15. Sending you sympathy for all that heat. Perhaps the cool front that passed through here can make it your way (though I doubt it. Looks like it’s headed east instead). Hang in there, John!

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    1. We are looking at two more weeks in the 100’s

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      1. Oh dear. That’s pretty dreadful. Thank heaven for A/C!!

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      2. Yes. I prey it doesn’t give out. (ever)

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  16. Cute photos, John. The heat can be unbearable but at least they have each other and a mom and pop who understand.

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    1. That is​ true, Gwen.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m glad they were able to entertain themselves inside. I agree 103 is too hot for everyone!

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    1. It is, Denise.

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  18. It’s like having kids again, lol. 103? that’s nuts!

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    1. It is, Jacquie. Thank you.

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  19. What a hedgehog-friend! An amusing way of thinking how to entertain, dear John!

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    1. edgehog is a good friend of Twiggys.

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      1. As well as the octopus πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes octopus as well.

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      3. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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  20. Thanks so much for making me smile with this, John. These pups are the monkey’s eyebrows! ❀ Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. 😁

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  21. So cute! I love they are such good pals! But no, those temps are not good for them…

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    1. Thank you, Noelle.

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  22. I love it! My favorite is the second photo of Lucy and Twiggy giving the Boss the old stink eye.

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    1. Was a good one. Thanks, Liz.

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  23. […] Lucy and Twiggy Have Cabin Fever | John W. Howell […]

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  24. Twiggy and Lucy always seem to know how to entertain themselves and us! Lol!

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    1. Thank you, Mark

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  25. Aw, poor kids! I imagine it’s more difficult with dogs…well, maybe puppies…when you have to keep them inside. Our cats might beg a little bit but then they find a spot and then just sleep which is all they do when they’re on the porch anyway πŸ˜‰ Our temps were a bit milder this past week and we (the bipeds) got to play outside for a while. Still, not long enough. A short walk would be enough to have me sweating buckets!

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    1. Yeah we were out with Twiggy and in five minutes we looked like sweat hogs​

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      1. Lol … I got the feeling Lucy was more than happy to stay inside πŸ˜‰

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      2. She loves the A/C

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  26. Love this! Just like kiddos!

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Jan

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  27. Better cabin fever than getting a heat stroke outside. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Ha haha. True.

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  28. Aww… love those two.

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    1. Me too. Thanks​, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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