Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s New Toy

“So Twiggy. What do you have there?”

“A new toy.”

“Geez. I wonder where mine is?”

“You can play with mine.”

“I don’t know. It doesn’t look big enough for two.”

“No, it’s not. But we can take turns.”

“Yeah, I think that would work.”

“Its name is Starfish. It has a squeakerΒ too.”

“Okay, now it’s your turn.”

“You sure?”

“Sure, I’m sure. You go ahead. Take it for a ride.”

“You know this is my nap time.”

“Yeah, I didn’t pay attention to the time.”

” How about you play with it for a while? I’ll call you.”

Okay then, Lucy. You have a nice nap, and I’ll go play.”

“Uh-huh. Good deal. Snozzzzzzz.”

🎢”Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.”🎢

🎢”Laying in the sea so low. Watching the tides come and go.”🎢

🎢”I think you would rather be. With your pals in the deep blue sea.”🎢

“Twiggy?”

“Yes, Lucy.”

“I would leave the singing to Taylor Swift.”

“Hedgehog likes it.”

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  1. LOL! So cute, John. Poor Lucy, now I want to send her a new toy. Happy Thursday! I’m soooo ready for the weekend.

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  2. Love the singing. Though I’m with Lucy on nap time.

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  3. Ah, ha, ha. That’s really cute, John. I didn’t know before now that Twiggy was a singer. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Yes. One of her may talents. She only does it when she is alone though.

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  4. I guess it is not only the human little ones that have s much more energy thus the adults.
    Loved this John. Smiling so hard.
    Have a good one.

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    1. Thank you, Drew. Good to smile for sure

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Darling photo story, John, and the hedgehog ending was perfect! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. That was a last-minute addition​. 😁

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  6. Cute dialog, John. BTW, is it my imagination or has Twiggy put on a few pounds?

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    1. No, she has been the same weight for about three months. 20 pounds. Maybe it is her new coat coming in for winter. (BTW I didn’t let her see this comment. She is a teen you know. 😁)

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      1. Thanks for keeping it quiet!!

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  7. What a performance, dear John! How curious! I thought about Twiggy & stars some time ago. And here she is! I hope that Starfish is happy too. By the way…this new friend of her is it He or She?

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    1. The starfish is a she. You can tell by the eyes. Thanks, Maria. πŸ˜€

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      1. Wonderful! I’d name her Fie-Fie (from Funnie) πŸ™‚ So, there are three pretty girls in your house, dear John. What costumes are they preparing for the Halloween doggy party?

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      2. We try to hide on Halloween. Twiggy gets way too upset at the door chime and people.

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      3. What a smart dog she is! And you too, of course! May this Halloween be less irritating for all of you. πŸ™‚

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      4. Thank you Maria.

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  8. Those two are always a pleasure to watch!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela.

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  9. Twiggy is so darn cute, John. I love the way dogs get when they have a new toy. It was good of her to share. What’s the over/under on the squeaker’s life expectancy? We have some that last years and some that don’t it through the first day.

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    1. Lately, the squeakers have been pretty substantial. Usually, one tooth ends them in a day but they have been lasting quite a long time. Thanks, Dan.

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  10. John Fioravanti · · Reply

    How adorable, Mr. John!

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    1. Thank you, John.

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  11. Haha! Your dogs are very companionable!

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    1. They are for sure. Thaks, Barbara.

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  12. I always love when they get a new toy. They have quite the collection.
    So adorable. And even hedgehog is a cutie!

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    1. Hedgehog is one of my favorites. They have a lot of toys for sure. Thanks, Mae.

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  13. I’d say the new toy is a hit.

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    1. She loves it. Thanks, Teri.

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  14. Twiggy saying, β€œHedgehog likes it” and singing away was great. πŸ˜„

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    1. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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  15. Aw, John — I’m smiling and smiling more. This is so charming. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan 😊

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  16. The Rules of Toys: (1) More are good; (2) New is better; (3) More and new is best, even though the old favorites still rock!

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    1. Excellent rules, Linda. True too.

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  17. So cute, and that last line is hilarious. Frankie will abandon her toy if Otto gets a replacement for one of his. He gets a new ball, and she refuses to play with her perfectly good one until she gets a new one too.

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    1. We see some of that in Twiggy. Lucy couldn’t care lless but if she gets something new, Twiggy is all over it.

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  18. It’s always fun to get a new toy! It’s apparent that Lucy is more interested in naps than toys. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes she is at that age. Thanks, Jan

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  19. Great story – again! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Pit.

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  20. These two are too adorable. If I lived near by, I’d buy another Starfish toy. Although I’m not so sure Lucy is that interested, particularly after hearing Twiggy sing.

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    1. She is not, Pamela. She just pretends to want one. We actually bought one for her and she has no interest.

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  21. Dogs that sing? It’s a two-fer. Loved this, John. Thanks for the Thursday smile.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  22. Bless! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Kevin

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  23. That poor Starfish…

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    1. She loves it. (the starfish I mean)

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  24. Cuties! And very thoughtful!

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    1. Thank you, Luanne.

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  25. Such cuties and so nice they share.

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    1. Thank you Michelle.

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  26. These are the best! Twiggy’s face under the “You know it’s my naptime” is a killer!

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      1. It’s like a “Do you believe her? Here I am offering my Starfish and she wants to nap?”

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      2. Hahaha. I had the same thought

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      3. You did capture her at the right moment!

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      4. I took about ten of that scene and picked that one shot. I was going to have her say “Of all the ginmills in this world she had to walk into mine.” I thought the reference might have gotten lost. 😁

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      5. That would have been perfect! The ones who don’t get it, well, they could just look it up πŸ˜‰

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  27. I love it! Ha, ha. Twiggy’s got a great talent there, John. I think it’s time for her close up. πŸ˜‰ xo

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    1. Hahaha. Let me screen test that first. Thanks, Vashti.

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  28. Love it reminds me of my two dogs

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  29. […] Twiggy’s New Toy | John W. Howell […]

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    1. Thank you for the link, Staci

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  30. Loved this, John, especially Twiggy singing. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jane. She actually does sing at times. πŸ˜€

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  31. I’ve been eagerly awaiting another Twiggy and Lucy installment!! The singing bit at the end is priceless. Well, hedgehog liked it . . .

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😊

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  32. John, you have forgotten the first rule of parenthood, never buy a toy that makes a noise unless it is for someone else’s kid.

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    1. Hahaha. You are so right. I forgot. Thanks for the reminder, Robbie.

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  33. Aww… BFFs for sure. Sing away, Twiggy.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  34. ah, best time. My Daisy only want β€œnew kind of” foods…to try πŸ™‚ no more πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. They all want new foods I think. πŸ˜‚

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      1. Mmm, Daisy eat more now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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