Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy at Chores

 

 

“Okay, gang. Who’s going to pick up the toys?”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Lucy. How about you?”

“To be honest, boss. I never played with them.”

“Twiggy? You have some work to do.”

“Aw, Dad. Why do I always have to do all the work?”

“Look at Lucy over there. She should have to do something.”

“I’m doing it, kiddo. I’m working hard at avoiding work.”

“Can you help me, please?”

“Okay, when you start moving, I’ll jump up and give you a hand.”

“Well, that’s no fair. How about if you move, and I’ll jump up and help?”

“Okay, Twiggy, we got everything picked up except this gingerbread person.”

“You are close, you get it.”

“Not how it works, Little one. It’s yours, you get it.”

“Sheesh. You are always pulling that logic quilt over my head.”

“All the toys picked up, Twiggy?”

“Yes. Lucy and I got them all.”

“Great, how about going outside?”

“I thought there would be a biscuit reward. Outside is very hot.”

“Okay, then. A biscuit it is.”

88 comments

  1. I think the heat is taking its toll on the girls. A lot of lounging going on in the Howell household. Great shots, John!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. They definately are avoiding the heat, Jill. They go out for a few minutes. “Dog Days” is a good description for sure. Have a good one. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. A wonderful collection of toys for the girls, John. Thank you for our Thursday joy. ❀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Jane for letting me know you liked it. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  3. If my record with dogs is anything to go by, the only way the dogs’ toy box stays tidy is when the dogs get too old to play with them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ha ha ha. I get that too. I guess I will just have to appreciate the mess. Thanks, Keith.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. These two are too much! And that darn β€œlogic quilt” can be so pesky!πŸ˜‚ Talked to my mom yesterday and she said you all were really roasting, John. Stay safe and cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. “Roasting” is a good way to describe it, Lori. Thanks for the comment and visit. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Biscuit does sound better than the heat. Good to see they’re helping wiry the chores.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Charles. Yes, a biscuit is a better choice. 😁

      Like

  6. They sound a lot like my kids. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think they are like a lot of kids in spirit. Thanks, Mark. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Nicely played game of “Not I,” girls!

    Like

    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Liz

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Our lovely ladies show humans how to compromise, eh?!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yup. A big lesson for those who throw tantrums when things don’t go their way. Any socialists listening? Thanks, GP.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. For some reason, I’m remembering the days when I was told to clean up my room, and everything went under the bed. That worked for a short while, until Mom finally lifted up the bedspread. You might look under those sofas.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Good idea, Linda. We have found toys in unusual spots but never put two and two together. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  10. The girls are so cute. It’s good to see that you’re a soft touch for a biscuit, John. Maddie up dumps her toy box, searching for something. We haven’t trained her to pick them up. I need to work on that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think it is like trying to teach a pig to sing. All you end up with is a frustrated pig and teacher. Thanks, Dan.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Impressive,dear John! I wish all of you to fight the heat. We are facing floods! Pelting rain are upon us. I hope Friday won’t get a sunstroke! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rain would be so nice. Of course not a big amount, but when does that ever happen. If you want warm weather you get 39 degrees C. If you want a little rain you get a flood. Stay high and dry, Maria. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dear John, so true! I send you some virtual humid fluids!May the rain be with you! πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      2. May the dry be with you. 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      3. !!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Yes, Master YodaJohn! πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  12. You have a lovely home and two adorable tenants!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m thinking you are referring to The Producer and Me as tenents cause these two act like they own the place. Thanks, Pamela. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  13. What a great collection of toys those two have. Dot is too hot to play with her toys right now.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes. Tell Dot to lay low. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Their toys seem to hold up pretty well. They’ve had those fries for a while. My dogs have a toy box the humans call the garbage can after they play.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. These two are pretty kind to their toys. We don’t throw them away since they keep coming back to them even if they sit for months. Your two are built to disassemble. Thanks, Craig.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The old pit bull used to destroy his immediately. Obsessed with removing the squeakers. He’d play happily with the rags for months after that, so we’d let him.

        Like

      2. Twiggy used to go after squeekers but gave up. Her favorite toys have hang up loops. She pulls on them doe hours.

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    These kids sure know how to avoid the dreaded “clean up your mess.” A cute expression and sweet cuddle…yep, just what any mom or pop would like. Great photos and dialogue, John. β™₯

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Gwen. Stay cool. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  16. If it was that hot here, I’d also take the biscuit. Stay inside with the A/C.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think they made an excellent choice. Thanks, Teri.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Lucy does pull the logic quilt over Twiggy’s head. Age and wisdom. Kudos to Twiggy for getting Lucy to help. The biscuit instead of the heat – good choice!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jennie. We have to watch these “short snout ” types in the heat. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ˜€ Yes, only short trips outside.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. I’m guessing those are Twiggy’s toys. I think they decided to work fast so they could get the biscuit. I totally agree about the cool choice. It’s the one I’d make. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes indeed they are Twiggys. Lucy will play with them if Twiggy is engaged. Cool is the best. Thanks, Suzanne.

      Like

  19. I love their toy collection and how it continues to grow. After all that cleanup work they did, a biscuit reward sounds perfect. That Twiggy is a smart negotiator. πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Always a delight!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

      Like

  21. The heat really is hard on animals, isn’t it? On our cats, too.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It is hard. Thanks, Pit. You too.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    That darn logic quilt! Cute pics:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Denise.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Aw, brings back some fond memories, John. In fact, I’ve still got some of Dallas’s toys gathered into one place — just don’t have the heart to part with them yet.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You should keep them, Debbie. ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Typical siblings! “Logic quilt” – good one, John.

    Like

    1. Thank you, Jo. Sorry for the delay but I found this in spam

      Like

  25. I’m sure the girls are as good at cleaning up as my boys are…
    And stay inside where it is cool! My goodness, we don’t need you overdone!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha. Thaks, Dale.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  26. Smart kids — biscuits over outside any day! LOL. Hugs on the wing!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Working hard at avoiding work, buahahaha! I know a few peeps who fit that description.

    Twiggy is really learning the ropes, Boss.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Marc. She is for sure.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Happy Almost Friday, Boss

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you. And to you, Mark.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Thank you Sheriff

        Liked by 1 person

  28. Tell me PLEASE how you taught them to pick up the toys!!! The moggies leave theirs all over the house and never, ever pick one up and return it to the toy basket! Great job, Lucy & Twiggy!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s easy. You point to the toy. They look at you and the toy. Then you demonstrate how to pick it up. Repeat with each toy.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. OHO!!! I know that method … they have you conned, my friend! 🀣

        Liked by 1 person

      2. What??? Can it be true? πŸ˜‚

        Liked by 1 person

  29. Dogs, kids… they all do chores the same way. Hope you gave the girls treats for their hard work. πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, the poor dears did get a treat for the heavy lifting. Thanks, Staci. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Love the photos and dialogue, John, and I’m glad there was a biscuit at the end. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. There always is a biscuit no matter the outcome. 😊. Thanks, Lauren.

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Well done, John. If I pay your fare, will you come over here please and train my boys. You are welcome to train my husband too [grin!]

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We have to wait for the pandemic to subside but would be happy to do so. Does that include room and board? 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Does that include baked goods?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Haha, of course, John. Everyone who visits me becomes a designated baked goods guinea pig.

        Liked by 1 person

  32. Haha – I’ve heard that same reasoning going on in my household! Your experience/observation shows, John πŸ™‚ (and nice work, Twiggy and Lucy!)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 😁. Thanks, Barbara.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Such hard work! And, yes, a biscuit is a much better alternative to going outside right now. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jan. Biscut first

      Liked by 1 person

%d bloggers like this: