Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Outside

“A beautiful Day, Lucy.”

“It is Little One. Looks like a day to relax outside.”

“Where you going?”

“Uh, just a little relax time in the sun.”

“You had plenty of relax time inside.”

“One can never get enough relax time. There’s always room for more.”

“I think I hear something over the fence.”

There’s nothing there Little Potato.”

“When’s the last time you did a bear check, huh?”

“I don’t remember. Maybe a couple of weeks ago.”

“A couple of weeks? That’s it I’m outta here.”

“I hate to break it to you but there hasn’t been a bear around here for years.”

“That doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a stray bear just looking for a meal.”

“For heaven’s sake. If a bear was looking for a meal you’d be the last menu choice.”

“And why would that be Ms. Smartie pants?”

“Bears are mostly vegetarian. Tough bulldog would be a last resort.”

“Okay, I can see that. What’s that buzzing sound.”

“Look up.”

“Oh my gosh, it’s a giant bee.”

“It’s a hummingbird. He sure is thirsty.”

“How can he fly? He has no wings?

“His wings are going so fast you can’t see them.”

“It’s amazing what you teach me, Lucy.”

“Aw. Anytime Little one. Anytime.”

 

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  1. Nice shot with the hummingbird. Got a feeder here, but nothing has turned up. Starting to think there aren’t any hummingbirds in the area. How often do you get them?

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    1. I had the same problem early in the year. They started to come around about two weeks ago. I think the nectar flowers are not as prevelent as in the spring. I change the sugar water every three days. (Best to boil the water the add sugar when it cools) I use a ratio of water to sugar of 4 to 1 and make small batches so it stays fresh. I would try fresh food and see what happens. Thanks

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      1. I made the same mixture. Only thing we attracted were ants that drowned in the feeder. About 8 earwings got in there too.

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      2. In a tree attracts ants and stuff. Mine is above our porch.

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      3. I had ours on a garden hook. Things just climbed up after it.

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      4. Wow. Pesky ants.

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  2. Great shot catching the hummingbird. I haven’t seen one in years 😊

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    1. Given the wind and rain there the hummingbird would have to be pretty tough. Thanks, Harmony.

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  3. Yay! I’m so glad to see the hummingbird feeder, John. That should keep the girls entertained. Our feeders are getting a lot of action! Thanks for the heads-up this morning. πŸ™‚

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    1. I can’t figure out what went wrong. Oh well. We are just now getting a lot of action. I think the amount of nectar flowers must be less as the summer progresses. Thanks, Jill.

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  4. β€œOne can never get enough relax time. There’s always room for more.”

    The wisdom of Lucy πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes the old sage. Thank you, Dan

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      1. She has a pretty good ghost writer, too.

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      2. Aw. Thanks, Dan

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  5. I really enjoy listening in on conversations between Lucy and Twiggy, John. Another great one! And I’m sure you’ve never heard this before, but your doggies are adorable! Love the way Twiggy is sitting on the porch, with one leg behind her. Too cute. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. That is her sit position. She is actually kneeling. Thank you, Marcia. 😁

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another great one, John. Just two days ago, my daughter texted from Westin, CT that a large black bear had gone through their yard, took a bite out of her son’s nerf ball and wandered away. I think Twiggy might be on to something. πŸ˜€

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    1. My goodness. I used to live in CT and never saw a bear. I wonder what flavor is in a nerf ball. Thanks, Gwen.

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  7. Love your kids’ adventures, John. Lola and I haven’t seen any bears on our morning walks, but we did see a 5′ alligator scamper across the road in front of us this morning, transiting from one pond to another. That’s enough excitement for me for one day! Stay cool…..

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    1. I would guess so, Lori. Stay cool as well. 😊

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  8. It is always a joy to see the girls, John. Thank you. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jane. 😁

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  9. Had to check in on the Dynamic Duo. Twiggy remains imaginative and a slow learner.

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    1. Hahahaha. Twiggy will love to hear that. Thanks, Frank.

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      1. Tell her … Then give her a treat so either she forgets about it or thinks it’s a good thing

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      2. Hahaha. Or I could give her a treat and never mention it. 😁

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  10. Bears, John, Really. I suspect if there were bears you wouldn’t be taking so many walks. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. I have to try and explain the sudden interest in things that don’t seem to be there. Bears are a good candidate. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  11. Judging from the Smartie Pants photo, I would say that Lucy has also taught Twiggy strategic use of the stink eye.

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    1. Hahahaha. Twiggy does have her stick eye moments. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ˜€

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      2. Should be stink. I see I said “stick.” What a dope.

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  12. Be ever vigilant of bears. We get them in some of the foothills neighborhoods around here, but usually just after they wake up in the Spring.

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    1. They must be pretty hungry.

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      1. And determined. They’re usually cubs that are facing that first year without mom.

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      2. Cold moment of truth.

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  13. I love the sound of hummingbirds buzzing around. Our feeders are well liked by them.
    Have a wonderful day, John, and stay healthy,
    Pit

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    1. Yes a good sound. Thanks, Pit

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  14. An indisputable truth – you can never have too much relaxing time. πŸ™‚ Great sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  15. Nice to have such a smart big sis! As for the bears, we had one wondering through Illinois recently — the experts suspected it was looking for a mate. Perhaps Twiggy did hear noises?? Oh, and how do you maintain two fences that close together? If I did that, weeds would be a constant aggravation springing up between them!

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    1. Ah ,you mean the lattace work. There is room at the bottom for trimming. There are no weeds just grass. See she might have heard a bear.

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      1. Thanks for the clarification. Still trying to figure out how one mows something like that — hopefully, you’ve got a lawn crew with a bunch of weed whackers for the job!

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      2. Yes. A lawn crew comes in and there you have it.

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  16. Bear’s aren’t vegetarian, don’t they eat fish? We don’t have bears here but I am sure Baloo used to fish. Not to be contradictory to Lucy, of course [wink].

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. Of course they eat fish but in general no red meat. (Notice I didn’t say Vegan.)

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      1. That is interesting, John. I had not heard of bears eating red meat but as people are scared of them, I assumed they might. Good point about vegan.

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  17. I have Hot Lips Salvia in my yard, the hummingbirds love it! Does Twiggy often sit with one leg out behind her? It looks like she started to stretch and forgot what she was doing, lol

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    1. Yes, Jacquie this is her normal posture. It’s almost like she is kneeling.πŸ˜€

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  18. This episode reminds me of Indiana Johns, dear John. πŸ™‚ Twiggy John’s & Lucy John’s are seeking for treasures right in their own manner to do that. πŸ™‚

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    1. That is an interesting story line, Maria. 😁

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      1. Indeed, dear John! πŸ™‚ Very unexpected,,,I suppose πŸ™‚

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    So much going on in their space. Always good to keep an eye out for a bear πŸ™‚

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    1. I know right? You can never tell when one may show up. Thank you, Denise.

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  20. Twiggy sure is eager to learn, it’s a good think Lucy is willing to teach her!
    Cute, John!

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    1. Thank you, GP

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  21. The girls and the yard look great! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  22. That Lucy is a font of valuable information! Ah, to be a pup and be able to enjoy relaxing time. They do seem to have fun … and enhance your days, I’m sure!

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    1. They do keep us entertained.

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  23. The girls are so cute and their conversation brings a smile John. I love “Little Potato.” πŸ™‚ Your patio is nice, too!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  24. Lucy is such a great teacher. I love how she shares her wisdom with Twiggy.

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    1. Thanks, Mae.

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  25. Lucy is very patient, but Twigs is irrepressible. Tell Twiggy to look out for coyotes

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    1. Yes, Coyotes are a worry here. Thanks, Luanne.

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      1. Here too. I guess they have special stuff you can put on top of your wall that makes it hard for a coyote to get over since they can scale an 8 foot wall.

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      2. I would think concertina wire.

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      3. It’s actually a roller of some kind.

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  26. Well, there have been black bears sighted in east Texas, and in the trans-Pecos, out around Fort Stockton. If those two groups set up a pincher movement, you could be in trouble. Tell Twiggy to keep watch!

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    1. She will, Linda. She is the only one who believes in bears. Who knows maybe she is right?

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  27. Gosh they’re cute! Hope bears aren’t a common appearance ’round your place!

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    1. Only in Twiggy’s mind. 😁

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      1. Haha, well that’s good. My dogs (bless their hearts) used to belive it was Tasmanian devils in our backyard. Stoutly convinced. Of course, at the time we DID live in Tasmania, and we DID hear them on more than one occasion!

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      2. Yes. Living in Tasmania might be a hint that a few devils might be lurking around.

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  28. Awww. Big sis is a great teacher. Great shot of the hummingbird, John❣️

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. 😁

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  29. What a perfect day! Hummingbirds and no bears…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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  30. Bear check… Lol. Bear hugs to you all.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs back

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  31. Bear check! LOL! Love the Hummingbird!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John! πŸ˜€

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  32. Good to see you have so much relax room to offer your watchkeepers! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Yes. They can spread out. πŸ˜€

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  33. I envy you having Hummingbirds, John

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    1. We do like them, Dina. 😁

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      1. I’m sure you do. We have lots of pigeons in the garden. 😩 And lots of blackbirds 😍

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      2. Hahaha. Well at least they are company.

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  34. You’ve got to keep up those bear checks – you never know when one will try to slide in.

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    1. I know right? Good thing Twiggy is on it. Thanks,Teri.

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  35. We aksi have hummingbirds but haven’t found a place for a feeder that our squirrels can’t get to!

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    1. Yeah squirrels are a problem, Noelle. Do you have a porch overhand where you can put a hook? I’ve got mine suspended with a bungie cord from a Command hook.

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  36. Aw. Lucy is a great teacher. And there is always time for relax time. I like the way she thinks.

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    1. She is like the old philosopher. Thanks, Staci.

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  37. Grasshopper is coming of age.

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    1. She is. Thanks, Marc.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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  38. Twiggy, you stick with Lucy. She’s a great teacher and sister.

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    1. Good advice, Jennie. Thanks. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ™‚

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  39. “One can never get enough relax time.” And we thought humans were the smart ones πŸ˜‰

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