Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, dad. Any chance of forcing Lucy to play with me?”

“Now you know that doesn’t work well, Little One.”

“look at her though. Sound asleep when there are toys to play with.”

“Go see if she wants to play.”

“You want to play, Lucy?”

“Little potato. I’ve played with you for the last three hours. I need a small break.”

“Okay, then. I’ll just wander over and play with my hamburger.”

“There you go. A nice hamburger.”

“Lots of fun. Look I can chew the cheese-like fabric.”

“Uh-huh. Why not play with Beaver?”

“Beaver is under the couch.”

“Get the Boss to help you.”

“Dad? Can you get Beaver for me?”

“Sure Twiggy. No problem.”

“Ah Thanks, Dad. ย Beaver is my friend.”

“I hope Beaver likes to be checked for fleas.”

“It’s no fun trying to play alone.”

“Come over here, Little one.”

“You know there are times when you just have to play alone.”

“But I miss playing with you.”

“Okay. I’ll make you a deal. We take a nap then I’ll play with you.”

“Okay, Lucy. You are the best. I’ll try to close my eyes.”

“I think more important is trying to close the mouth.”

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  1. So cute, John. They make a great team ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. They do, Harmony. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Little ones can be so exhausting. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. So true. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. This was so sweet, John. I love seeing Twiggy enjoy her hamburger. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We have a group of local hamburger stands called P-Terry’s. We call the toy P-Terry and she picks it out of the pile on command. She loves it.

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      1. โค We just got a flyer in the mail from Pet Smart and Twiggy was on the cover! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Awww. Wish I could see that. You taking precautions with Dorian?

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      3. I just emailed it to you! Actually the storm is riding the coast, so the outer bands aren’t reaching us. We’ve got some strong wind gusts, but no rain. There’s a lot of tornado warnings in the Eastern part of the state.

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      4. Thank you for the picture. (Looks a little like Twiggy in the paws) I hope Dorian stays away from you.

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  4. The girls do keep your house smiling, don’t they!

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    1. They do. Non-stop. Thanks, GP.

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  5. This is so cute, John. Little ones never like playing alone.

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    1. So true, Robbie. ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Twiggy looks so sad playing alone. Wish I had her puppy energy.

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    1. She does need playmates. Lucy, me, The Producer. It doesn’t matter. Thanks, Teri.

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  7. Now I want a hamburger. So it’s breakfast time. So?

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    1. Top it with an egg and some bacon. You’re good to go. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. LOL! Lucy gets the last word.

    The young have so much energy, Twiggy is a ball of playtime exuberance and I have a feeling Lucy may need another nap after she lives up to her promise!

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    1. You have it right, Mae. Play, nap, play, nap, nap. Thanks, ๐Ÿ˜

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Puppies have so much energy. It’s sweet to see how patient Lucy is with her. โ™ฅ

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    1. She has the patience of Job. Sometimes Twiggy is a real pest and Lucy just goes along.

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  10. They are such good buddies. So cute.

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    1. They are. Thank you, Darlene.

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  11. Another adorable day with the girls, John. Thanks for making me smile. I got a kick out of the ending. She hasn’t done it in a long time, but for about a year, Crystal would wake me up during the night — talking in her sleep! Once I figured out what was going on, it was too funny. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. My goodness. Talking in the sleep would be disturbing. Lucy does have dreams where she barks and whines.

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      1. I’d really freak out if my cat barked in her sleep. Har-dee-har. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. My house is the same way, right down to barking at toys under the furniture. Frankie is perpetual motion, and Otto likes a break once in a while.

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    1. I have to say I’m glad I don’t have two bulldogs ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. I love them. Crawling under the couch is probably good exercise for my back.

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      2. I’m sure it is. ๐Ÿ˜

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  13. Buahahaha! Poor Twiggy, playing all by her lonesome. I wonder what it feels like to have that kind of energy?

    I think Lucy’s strategy is most wise.

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    1. We all could use Twiggy’s spunk. She has so much, in fact, she is going to boot camp soon.

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      1. Hahaha!

        Bottle it. Book a trip to Maui.

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  14. I think the dynamic duo is doing just fine. Lucy is รผber patient and Twiggy is learning that sometimes, waiting is worth it.
    I love the dialogue you create.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. ๐Ÿ˜

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  15. John Fioravanti · ·

    That’s a great last line, John! How old is Lucy now?

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    1. Lucy is twelve. We are grateful for every day.

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      1. John Fioravanti · ·

        I hope she has several more healthy years with you guys.

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      2. We do too. Thanks, John

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  16. These girls are so endearing! Lucy is so patient with the little one and you can see the bond of love between them.

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    1. They do love each other. Thanks, Jan

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  17. I wonder if Twiggy is keeping Lucy young or accelerating Lucy’s aging.

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    1. Keeping her young for sure.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I love the picture of them napping together, so sweet.

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    1. They do it all the time. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Lol, I like the last line ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s true- nothing is the same when you’re by yourself.

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    1. So true, Jacquie.

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  20. John, how in the world do you get anything done when these two cuties are around?? Love the way you, too, name the dogs’ toys, and I fully appreciate how Twiggy doesn’t want to play alone. It’s the social interaction that makes the toys come alive!

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    1. So true. Shehas a game that she plays with me only. She’ll bring me a toy, I’ll toss it. She gets it and then brings it back expecting me to play tug ot war. It ends up with her holding on to the toy and laying down and me draging her around the room. Fun.

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      1. Rather be the dragger than the dragee, ha!

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      2. I don’t know she enjoys laying back and dusting the floor.

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  21. Twiggy looks so sad & even offended as she has to play alone! Beaver is the hero of the day.

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    1. Yes she is offended when no one is paying attention to her.

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      1. As any female being, in fact. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. So true, Maria. ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. !!!!!! You know I always wonder how our pets perceive the stuffed toys. I suppose they have their own reality in their imagination. We see a toy & think that it is a beaver or a hamburger, for example, however Twiggy might comprehend them in her own unique way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. Yup. A big thing that can be torn apartโ€‹.

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      5. Oh, no! Poor Beaver!

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      6. Beaver is already without stuffing. Called Flat Beaver

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      7. Mon Dieu! Poor little thing! I’m even afraid to imagine Octopus’s destiny. Ah!

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      8. Octopus is still intact. Toughโ€‹ one that.

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      9. Marvellous! I’m happy for his strong skin!

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      10. Oh, gosh! Iron Octopus! A new superhero is coming into the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Those little ones have tons of energy, don’t they?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. They do for sure.

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  23. So dear, John. After the past few days, I feel like Lucy surrounded by many Twiggyโ€™s. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I can see that, Jennie. I think more naps might be in order

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      1. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  24. Love your Lounge John, the floor looks fabulous and the couches and doggy beds, itโ€™s no wonder Twiggy and Lucy have such fun and look so content.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte. They own the whole place so yes, they are content. ๐Ÿ˜

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  25. Ha ha – I love Lucyโ€™s response.

    I didnโ€™t get an email notice for this post, but Iโ€™m glad I found it. Those two crack me up. Sometimes I feel like weโ€™re Lucy, because Maddie acts a lot like Twiggy. Under the couch is a major pain. She tried to help, and forces things to the back (ours is in a corner).

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    1. Twiggy does the same and then barks for the toy. I think we all are Lucy. Thanks, Dan

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  26. Laughed out loud at that last line! Thanks so much for sharing these stories, John. They always make me smile and very often laugh. โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Glad you liked it

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  27. Ha, ha! I love that last line. Those two are so much fun and sweet as pie. You have a great weekend, John! โค

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  29. This must have been so much fun to photograph and write!! As odd as it sounds, it reminded me of how my brother and me used to bug our dad to play with us when we were very little.

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    1. There are some metaphoric symbols in the Twiggy/Lucy exchanges. Thanks, Liz.

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  30. I’m so glad to see how well they get along with each other, even if one likes to sleep more than play! I think you’ve captured them so well!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. They give us joy everyday

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