Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy’s New Grass

Twiggy and Lucy

“My goodness. There is still dirt here.”

“What Lucy? I can’t hear you.”

“I said there is still dirt by the patio stones.”

“Hold on, I want to see.”

“Okay, go look.”

“Is there a problem with having dirt there?”

“No, it just doesn’t look perfect.”

“The guys aren’t finished with the grass yet, are they?”

“No, there is a whole area that still needs to be done.”

“Well, I’m sure they will get it when they come back.”

“Yeah, I think you are right. We need to avoid it in the meantime.”

“You hear that?”

“Hear what? I didn’t hear anything.”

“I think there is something behind the fence.”

“Don’t be silly. I’m sure it’s nothing.”

“I’m going to stand by in case there is a need to put up a warning.”

“Why don’t you go ahead and bark your head off. You know you want to.”

“I need to save those barks for an emergency. You know there are still wild animals out there.”

“I’m going inside. Stay on guard Gunga Din.”

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  1. Twiggy is a very vigilant guard dog. You’re in good paws.

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    1. Hahaha. I like the “You’re in good paws,” line. Thanks, Charles. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  2. You’re a better dog than I am, Gunga Din!

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    1. Hahahaha. Well done, Liz.

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      1. Thank you, John!

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  3. You and the Producer have no reason to fear…they are always on the job! Love this, John!

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    1. At least Twiggy is for sure. Thanks, Jill. Have a good one.

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  4. Twiggy probably thinks of herself as big and tough. I imagine she’s never forgotten the deer out there. Your lawn is really beginning to shape up, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Twiggy has been focused on the neighbor’s cat for the last two days. Thanks, Suzanne. 😊

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  5. I’ve got the feeling Twiggy senses (actually knows) there is a deer on the other side of the fence. Is the sod all in? Water, water, water.

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    1. The sod is about 60% done. Yes, water, water, water. The water company just sent us a fruit basket. Thanks, Frank. She has been tracking the neighbor’s cat for the last two days. Why? Who knows.

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      1. Twiggy has a nose for the lions and tigers if the world.

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  6. I don’t think I can top “you’re in good paws” – Charles has it right πŸ™‚

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    1. I think you are right, Barbara. Very clever that Charles.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What a difference age makes! I would be joining Lucy for sure. Thursdays are always a fun read, kinda need that after Wednesday’s drama. πŸ˜€

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    1. I know what you mean. I have the same feeling. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  8. What Twiggy lacks in size, she seems to make up for in spirit. Lawn is taking shape, John.

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    1. Still more sod to be laid. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Save the barks for an emergency – a good idea.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Teri. 😊

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  10. A Gunga Din reference always is in order. I couldn’t help remembering these lines (with apologies to Rudyard):

    “Though I’ve fussed at you and ‘stayed’ you,
    By the livin’ Gawd that made you,
    You’re a better dog than I am, Gunga Din!”

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    1. Hahaha. Well done, Linda. Did you ever see the movie Gunga Din with Cary Grant and Douglass Fairbanks Jr?

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  11. My take-a-way on all those pictures: What a beautiful fence! Keeps the outside world out.

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    1. I call it my Howard Hughes barrier. Thanks, Andrew.

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      1. Did you do a Top Ten thing this Monday? And if so, may I have the link?

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  12. The lawn is looking good John. I am sure the dogs love their space back there.

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    1. They do, Drew. They are no too keen on anyone getting in their space either.

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      1. A bit, yes. After all, Twiggy is a bulldog.

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  13. Such good girls, making sure your contractors maintain a clean worksite, and protecting the new grass from interlopers.

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    1. They should get extra pay. Thanks, Craig.

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  14. Love the Gunga din line…. Much ❀️ flowing to you all, John. Thank you for sharing your Thursday joy. X

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Big hug back to you. ❀️

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  15. Good morning, John!
    That new grass reminds me, that two years ago I asked how much it would be to replace our lawn [which on the one hand has at least four different grasses and – on the other hand – has a fungus that slowly destroys the St. Augustin]. When ha called me back his first question was, “Are you sitting?” Well, I asked him anyway, even if I wasn’t, and the answer was $90,000 – and that even if I had not considered all of our lawn. ell, the long and the short of it: we’re still keeping our “meadow”. πŸ˜‰
    Have a wonderful day,
    Pit

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    1. Yes i don’t blame you. $90K sounds a little steep. Of course if you land barons want the space you’ll have to put up with meadow. 😁I am replacing the St. Augustine with Zorro Zoysia. Need a lawn that can take traffic, sun, and drought.

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      1. Talking of lawn: I really need to hop on the mower today. It will be more like making hay tha mowing a lawn. πŸ˜‰

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      2. Maybe you need a goat or some sheep.

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      3. Well, Mary, as a farmer’s daughter, would definitely not mind. But I don’t really like them. So I think it’s good that a covenant we had to accept when we bought the property excludes keeping animals.

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      4. Hahahaha. Turn the deer into the property owners association.

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      5. Well, there’s no HOA here. We never wanted a place that’s under their rules. The covenant is between our neighbour, who – together with her now deceased husband – owned all the property and, understandably, doesn’t like farm animals as neighbours. Luckily, der are not covered by the covenant.

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  16. I need to save those barks for an emergency.

    The very first lesson every puppy should learn.

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    1. So true. Not sure they do thugh. Thanks, Greg.

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  17. They seem to be very watchful towards each other.

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    1. Yes they are very close.

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  18. Your very own security force!! Lovely!! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Yes. The Dogs of Shield. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  19. I have to agree… that fence is gorgeous. I’ve got a bloody cedar hedge – again. Ugh. Requires too much maintenance and I didn’t want one but they are everywhere!
    I have not had a guard dog in a long time… Zeke thinks everyone is welcome. He only “warns” me with a muffled “hmmph” if I don’t get up as fast as he’d like when the doorbell rings!
    I love how you keep us entertained with Twiggy and Lucy’s antics.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. So glad yo like the antics of the two of them. Twiggy does sound like she would be capable of taking off a foot. Come to think of it she just may be capable. 😁

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      1. I really look forward to Thursdays to see what the girls are up to…. Twiggy Bonaparte! πŸ˜‰

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      2. I like that. Twiggy Bonaparte. Perfect description

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      3. Small size, big aspirations!

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      4. You should see her sitting up on the couch. You would swear she has a paw tucked in her tunic.

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      5. Hahaha! Love it!

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  20. No worries about intruders in your lovely backyard, John — those girls are on the top of their game! I’m glad your contractors had enough dry days to tackle the project. A backyard really needs a dog — or two. Sigh.

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    1. Yes a baxck yard needs a dog or two. Time will give you an answer.

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      1. I’m counting on that, my friend!!

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      2. You have my word. ❀️

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    It’s very important to save those warning barks:) Cute pics!

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    1. Hahaha. I think Twiggy has plenty. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. A bark a day keeps pesky squirrels away! It seems to me that Lucy & Twiggy have approved the grass. Now, it’s human turn, dear John πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes they approve. Lucy likes it because she can roll around on it (Very thick) Twiggy likes to lay in the sun on it.

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      1. I thought so. Rolling is the best dog spa! Twiggy resort is preparing for the summer! πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes indeed, Maria. Thanks. πŸ˜€

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  23. I’m with Twiggy on this. Stocking up is very important these days, and that includes barks.

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    1. She seems to have enough if you ask me.

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  24. These two hold the best conversations!
    I hope it’s the photo, but that sod looks like it really needs a good soaking!

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    1. It is Zorro Zoysia. It looks dead until the light gets to be more pronounced. It is soaked.

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  25. 😁You’re a brave man er dog, Gunga Din. Loved this, great images of your yard. looking good, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  26. Lucy and Twiggy have a long stretch of grass to play in. I like how detail oriented Lucy is. Those guys better come back and clean that area up. Ha, ha. ❀

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    1. They are due today but I’m not holding my breath. Thanks, Vashti.

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  27. LOL, I guess the pups are pretty mystified by it all. The yard is looking good, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank yu, Teagan. Mystified is a good term. Hugs

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  28. Happy to be Twiggy’s side watch any day. Sweet one.

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    1. She is all worried about the neighbor’s cat. I think she visualizes a montain lion out there. Have a super weekend, Audrey.

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  29. Twiggy knows what she’s doing :)) this girl could stop an elephant … if any is hidding behind your fence πŸ˜‚

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    1. We have a few rhinos but I haven’t seen an elephant for a while. I think she scared them away. Best to Daisy. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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  30. Gunga Din. That is just perfect! You really are in good paws, John. πŸ™‚ BTW, the grass looks terrific.

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    1. Good paws for sure. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜€

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