Thursday – A Little Personal – Lovely Weather

A Little Persona;

“So you think we need sunscreen, Lucy?”

“No,  Little One. We’ll mind the shadows.”

“Well, now that we are out here, I want to look at that olive tree.”

“I’ll come with you. Been wanting to check it out myself.”

“You should see all the little buds on it.”

“Yeah, those are the beginning of the flowers.”

“In fact, they say flowers in April, you get a bushel of olives.”

“Flowers make olives?”

Yes, those little buds will form closed blossoms and then turn into olives.”

“You think Dad can use olives?”

“Sometimes he likes something called a martini on the rocks. He puts two olives in that.”

“Well, that sounds disgusting. Hey, what’s that noise?”

“I didn’t hear anything.”

A Little Personal

That squeak. It’s the mail lady opening the box. How did we miss that?”

“Go get her. I’ll be right behind you.”

“Boy, Little One. You sure gave it to her. That was so satisfying.”

“I know, right? I hit her with my double-double bark. I would have loved to see her face.”

“I don’t know about you but I could sure use some shut-eye.”

“Yeah, it’s nice in the shade. Let’s do a nap. The UPS guy is not due for an hour so we have plenty of time.

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  1. How are olives right off the tree? Always thought they had to be put in a type of brine like pickles.

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    1. Yes they do have to be pickled. Will be fun to see how the whole thing turns out. Unpicked olives can be pressed for oil.

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  2. Nice to see the pups out and enjoying the sun. Keep well.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I hope all is well for you.

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      1. We are OK so far. Thanks!

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  3. Aw…this was so sweet, John. I loved this one! I hope we get to see a photo of that martini with your homegrown olive. 🙂 Enjoy the beautiful weather!

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    1. That would be fun, Jill. We’ll see how they turn out.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Gosh, I’ve always wondered why pups hate the UPS guys. Maybe it’s something they’re born with? Hope you and your ladies have more sunshine today. We’re forecasted to be having plenty – YAY!

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    1. Good for you. I think it is about time. I don’t get the UPS thing either. FedEx is the same. Must be in the genes.

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  5. I fear for any potential burglar.

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    1. Hahahaha. Might be run off I would hope. If he got inside he would be licked to death. Thanks, Frank.

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  6. Looks like a beautiful day!

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    1. It was beautiful. Humidity in the 30s and temps in the 90s. Thanks, Mark.

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  7. Yeah, hit her with your double-double bark, Twiggy! Hilarious!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  8. Oh, well! Spring! Twiggy Resort is calling! Wonderful photo report, dear John!

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    1. Thank you , Maria. Now were is that cabana attendent with the umbrella drinks?

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      1. Indeed! With Long Island Dog Tea or Bloody Squirrel or some other pretty cocktails! 🙂

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      2. Hahahah. Long Island Dog Tea. I like it.

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      3. Mmmmm….I suppose that it should be delicious.

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      4. Except for the fur.

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      5. May be…Dogs know better. 🙂

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  9. I love how they budget their time so effectively.

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    1. A couple of Type A personalities for sure. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Lovely ones.

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    1. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  10. Right priorities. Relax, chat, bark, run, repeat. And they said man is the smartest being???

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    1. They have their priorities for sure. Thanks, Ankur.

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  11. Very commendable how organized they are in their schedule.

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    1. Thanks, Craig.

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  12. I have to agree with Twiggy about the martini, but if you enjoy them, how much better to have your very own olive tree! The weather has been so lovely, but the girls obviously were shade-seeking. They reminded me of a sure sign of summer: grackles huddling beneath cars at the HEB.

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    1. They actually can get sunburn. Lucy is especially prone. They do like brief periods in the sun to bake the bones (so to speak). Your reminder about the grackles made me laugh. Thanks, Linda.

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  13. A nice break from the chaos.

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    1. I thought so too, Pam. Thank you. 😊

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  14. Can you grow those olives already stuffed with blue cheese? That’s how hubby prefers them in his martini.

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    1. I can almost taste them. Thanks, Teri

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  15. They’ve got this whole timing thing down to a science…
    I love Thursdays!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I do too. 😁

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  16. One doesn’t want to overdo it when it comes to barking. Good to pace it out a bit😂

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    1. I keep telling Twiggy that but she likes to let it all hang out at once.

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  17. Just loved the double-double bark, John! Enjoy your olives!

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    1. Thak you, John. Stay healthy.

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  18. Would love to have olives to pickle! The pups never miss anything, do they. Does the UPS guy get a triple bark?
    Stay well. We are in total shut down as of tomorrow.

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    1. We are in shutdown mode now. Not much different.

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  19. You’ve got your very own olive tree?? Now that’s what I call living high on the hog, John! And from the look of all those flowers, you’re going to have a bumper crop to boot. Glad the girls are able to get out and enjoy the nice weather!

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    1. Yes. It has been great that they can get out and run around.

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  20. Looks like a beautiful day out there. The girls are having a great time. I love your little olive tree. Are you going to pickle the olives yourself?🥰

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    1. We have to wait and see if there will be any olives or not. If yes, then I will do that. Thanks, Vashti.

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  21. They manage to keep busy, don’t they? 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. They do. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  22. Do you know if deer would eat the leaves?
    Take care,
    Pit

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    1. They eat everything. The tree is in an enclosed yard.

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      1. That’s what I was afraid of: that the deer eat those trees/leaves, too. 😦

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      2. They can’t get in unless they decide to jump the six foot fence. I know they can but ours is not a see through so they are reluctant to leap into the unknown. So far anyway.

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      3. Well, we have fences around our trees, not – of course – around our total property.

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      4. Yours is too big.

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      5. It sure is.

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  23. The weather has been absolutely lovely, John, and these two are obviously enjoying it! My two granddaughters got in the pool yesterday. To me, the water is ice cold, but they did it anyway. Oh, to be young and carefree again!

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    1. Yes, I can never understand how kids don’t mind freezing water in a pool.

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  24. Always a delight!

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    1. Thak you, Billy Ray.

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  25. These guys are ADORABLE! And I’m so jealous of your olive tree! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. We’ll see if the tree is a bonus or a curse

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      1. LOL! I wonder if you’ll have a problem with birds wanting to eat them.

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      2. I’m sure. Like everything. 😁

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  26. Good to have the girls on duty, John. Especially when you need to work on that prefect martini, I mean your WIP.

    Take care and enjoy the warm days.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Dan

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  27. Those two know how to live the good life! (But they might have to learn to appreciate a good dry martini)

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    1. It might take some getting used to for sure.

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  28. It’s a delightful visit with the girls, John. They look so cute, particularly in the first and last photos. The olive tree looks amazing. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. PS: Sounds like Twiggy needs educating about martinis… LOL although I’m sure Crystal would agree with her.

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      1. She is nuts for beer (which she ony smells) I wonder what she would think of Gin.

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    2. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs.

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  29. LOL, my double double bark! Such cuties!

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    1. 😁 Thanks, Luanne.

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  30. Haha, John, glad to see Lucy and Twiggy holding up so well.

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    1. They love having us home 100%. We can worship them uninterrupted. Thanks, Robbie.

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  31. Double-double bark. Good move, Twiggy. Lucy, thanks for telling us about olives. John, give the girls a pat for me.

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    1. Done. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  32. LOL! They’re on the job! Does your Olive tree have thorns?

    A neighbor at my old house had one in her front yard. It was a good shade tree when it grew up, but it was messy. They call the trees behind our house that I keep trimming Olive trees, but omg! The Thorns can massive!

    They’re not native here but they’re everywhere!

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    1. No thorns. I’m not sure what you have. They might be ornimental olives.

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      1. Perhaps. I’d like to who brought them and planted them all over the valley. It had to have been early settlers. I’m leaning toward the Basques, but since they bare no fruit…who knows?

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  33. Brilliant! An olive tree. I don’t care for themmuch but I use Olive Leaf products, some of which I think never see any olive leaves while others use the extract. 🤔

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    1. Ha haha. Thank you Cheryl.

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