Thursday – A Little Personal – Play Ball or Not

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Little one. How about a game of Jolly ball.”

“Um. I’m kind of busy right now.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Busy? Doing what?”

“I’m looking for acorns.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Acorns? You know you are not supposed to chew those. They’re not good for dogs.”

“I’m not going to chew them.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“What are you going to do then?”

“I’m going to use them as bait for that pesky squirrel.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“You gotta be kidding me. Look this ball is a sure thing. You’ll never get that squirrel.”

“Well, rather than chase it, I’ll lay a couple of acorns down and when it comes to get them I’ll pounce like a mama lion.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Okay then. I’m going to go get some rays.”

“Where did all the acorns go anyway?”

Lucy and Twiggy

“I hate to tell you but Mom comes out here and picks them up.”

“Well, no wonder.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“So you might just as well come over and take in the sun too.”

“I just can’t imagine Mom coming out here to pick them up.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“She doesn’t want you to get sick, Dufus.”

“Aww, you think so?”

Lucy and Twiggy

“I know so. Also, she hates it when you sit in those rocks.”

“Why. I like them. They are nice and warm.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Yes, and you get ant bites over there.”

“Not all the time. Just once in a while. You gonna move over or what?”

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  1. Poor little Twiggy…she seems to get busted no matter what she does. I’m with her trying to keep those pesky squirrels away. Looks like a beautiful day, John!

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    1. It was beautiful yesteday, Jill. a little chilly (60s) but lots of sun.

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  2. Never a dull moment with Twiggy. Didn’t know acorns were bad for dogs.

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    1. Not the best for them. Can make them sick.

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  3. I’m so jealous of your sunshine right now, lol. Glad the girls are enjoying themselves, though! πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a beautiful day yesterday, Harmony. They had a good time. Thank you. 😊

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  4. These two live a charmed life….as it should be!

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    1. We try to keep it that way, Lori. (no matter how painful to us) Thank you. 😊

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      1. Well acquainted with that phenomenon, John. We run a similar show here….πŸ˜‚

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      2. Yesiree. Thanks, Lori.

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  5. It sounds like there’s a fear Twiggy will eat almost anything. Ant bites can be nasty, especially red ants. Good pictures, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. She is getting better. As she gets older she doesn’t go after everything. Sticks and acorns are still on her favorite list though. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  6. My Thursday dollop of joy. Thank you, John. Hugs to you all. Xx

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    1. Thak you, Jane. Big hugs back.

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  7. Trevor loved helping to dig in France. Sadly, he almost invariably managed to dig an ants’ nest. Poor boy suffered so much for that!

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    1. I feel for him. Those ant bites are awful.

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  8. I’m always happy to spend a few moments with Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. Aw. Thanks, Liz. 😊

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  9. I realize now that Twiggy is profoundly misunderstood.

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    1. Yes she is. Her feelings doctor has her convinced her way is the right way. Thanks, Marc.

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  10. Twiggy has her own way of looking at the world! πŸ™‚

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    1. She does GP. Thanks. 😊

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  11. β€œ… this ball is a sure thing.” Ah, the wisdom of Lucy. These guys are so cute. I love Twiggy’s final comment.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Sometimes the last line is the hardest. I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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  12. So Twiggy is one of those squirrel-crazy dogs – plus, just another example of her ignoring Lucy’s wisdom.

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    1. She is crazy about almost everythng.
      Semper Paratus.

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      1. LOL … Perfect .. and a reminder of one of my favorite military songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_C7m_5aZXQ

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  13. Great sunshine. πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a beautiful day yesterday. Thans, Pit.

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  14. Twiggy is still young and in her own world. She comes around when it’s time and patient Lucy is there waiting for her…
    Love these!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. You are right about the two of them. πŸ˜€

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  15. Sounds like a good idea to me. Twiggy’s only trying to help out.

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  16. That’s interesting about the acorns not being good for dogs. I didn’t know that. I used to go out and pick up the acorns for my pet squirrel. I was the only one in the neighborhood with acorns in my freezer.

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    1. Acorns in the freezer sounds like you, Linda. 😁

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      1. Now I’m giggling. You’ve got me pegged.

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      2. I think so. 😁

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  17. They have such a tough life πŸ™‚
    I’m with Lucy and would opt for sunbathing.

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    1. I have to say it felt good out there.

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  18. Curses, foiled again. Maybe you can get her an ACME catalog.

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    1. I know. Might be a good idea. Thanks, Craig.

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  19. I’m pea-green over your sunshine, John. We’ve had more than our share of gray days, a real challenge for those with long-haired dogs! The girls are fortunate they have parents who take such good care of them — picking up acorns is hard on backs!

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    1. Tell me about the back. Lucky for me The Producer is the acorn scout. (she has better eyes too)

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      1. Bad enough being the Foot-Wiper, huh?!!

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      2. Yes it is. Thanks, Debbie.

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  20. Always a delight! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Looks like a beautiful day:) My grandmas dog loved to eat walnuts in the shell, until she needed surgery later. She was fine but no more walnuts.

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    1. I can imagine. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. I didn’t know that acorns were bad for dogs, John. I seem to recall that pigs eat them. LOL as always.

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    1. Pigs do eat them but not good for dogs. Causes stomach problems.

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  23. Sherlock Twiggy & Dr. Lucy Watson: “10 acorns to catch a squirrel-criminal”. Coming soon. πŸ™‚

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    1. Great movie title. πŸ˜€

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      1. Hahahaha! Yes, it is the first episode of great doggy detective adventures! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  24. Hi, John! I love cool, sunny days. I didn’t know acorns were bad for doggies. I’m glad Scribbles pays them no mind. He does chase squirrels, though. Have a good one, my friend! πŸ˜€

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    1. Acorns and oak leaves contain a combination of gallic acid and tannic acid which can be harmful to pets. Causes stomach problems.

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      1. That’s good to know, John. Thank you.

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  25. Lucy & Twiggy are quite the pair. Twiggy still the adventurous one, and Lucy puts up with it sensibility. Cute to see them together. Like you, we have sunshine in SoCal. Weather like spring the past few days. πŸ“šπŸŽΆ Christine

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    1. Good to hear about the weather, Christine. Thanks for the visit.

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  26. ’60s is “a little chilly”? It’s a veritable heat wave here … t-shirt ‘n shorts weather! πŸ˜‰

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    1. We see visitors dressed like that. Meanwhile we look like πŸ₯Ά

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      1. Ha ha … my mother lived on South Padre Island, Texas, and I’ll never forget one time when we had snow and temperatures in the single-digits, she called me to complain that it was freezing where she was — the temps had dropped into the 60s! πŸ™„ I hung up on her. πŸ˜„

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  27. Yep! Time for Lucy to move on over. πŸ™‚

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  28. Poor Twiggy all the effort.. still she has her friend on hand to distract her.. xx

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    1. Lucy is there to keep her out of trouble. When Twiggy was a puppy we called Lucy Nursie.

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  29. Such good friends – and great that Mom watches out for those acorns. Your dogs aren’t loved….MUCH!

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  30. Twiggy really does try hard. 😍

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    1. Hahahahha. Poor dear.

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