Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s Morning Walk

Twiggy and Lucy

“You want  to go with us, Lucy?”

“Um. Let’s see. 90 degrees, humidity in the 70s. I’d say no.”

“Okay then, Let’s go, Twiggy.”

“I’m ready, Dad. Let’s go.”

“You. have to sit first.”

“Yeah, I forgot.”

“What’s that up there?”

“It’s a giant poodle hauling a lady.”

“She’s still there.”

“I know, Dad. If she doesn’t move pretty soon, I’m going to bark her to St Louis.”

“That is a lawnmower, Tiggy.”

“I’ve seen them through the window but not this close. It has an air of ugly, don’t you think?”

“Hows the shade feel.”

“This is nice. That sun is getting hot.”

“Let’s keep walking.”

“Hold up, Dad. There is some terrific smells here.”

“How about those flowers.”

“Look like Vinca to me, Dad.”

“The mower is still there.”

“These guys are really slow.”

“How do you like the truck, Twiggy?”

“Noisy, smelly, and too fast to catch.”

“See anything interesting, Twiggy?”

“Oh, the usual. A savage beast poodle. A lawn chewing monster. A four-door white karma crusher, and some vinca. Whew, I’m bushed from all that fighting.”

“Yes, Twiggy?”

“I forgot to say thanks for the walk.”

“You are so welcome. Thanks for keeping me safe from all those threats.”

“Anytime Dad. Anytime.”

103 comments

  1. Nothing better than a stroll with a dog by one’s side! Beau protected me from a couple of marauding ducks the other day. My hero! 😉

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    1. Those ducks can be dangerous. Good for Beau. Thanks, Lori. 😁

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  2. I’d probably be like Lucy. At that temperature, I’d stay in the cool. I guess Twiggy needs her outing. She has the energy for two dogs. Good pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Aw…so sweet. I’m glad Twiggy had some one on one time with you, John. The last photo is adorable!

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    1. I was working on the post and she just came up to me. I had the camera on so I took the snap. I think she did enjoy the walk. Of course, it is every day. 😁 Thanks, Jill.

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  4. So glad you had such a fierce protector with you. Some scary stuff out there! Thanks for the Thursday smile.

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    1. Thak you for going along, Staci. 😊

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  5. Love that last picture. Though, I’m definitely with Lucy on staying inside. It’s draining just hearing about that much heat and humidity.

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    1. We hit 99 degrees yesterday. Very hot. 😓

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      1. Yikes. The tropical storm seems to have knocked us into the 70’s for a bit. Still pretty muggy and gross though. Hope it cools off for you.

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      2. Just saw the seven day forcast. No relief.

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      3. Texas is like that.

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  6. Warrior Twiggy! I’m with Lucy in the shade.
    Thanks for the Thursday chuckles, John 😊

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    1. Thak you, Harmony. 😁

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  7. Loved Twiggy’s comment about the giant poodle. I think Lucy had the right idea about staying home. 🙂

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    1. Yes she did. She went out a little earlier when is was cooler. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. You must feel good knowing that you’re protected from all those threats, John. What a trooper Twiggy is.

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    1. She does stay on top of all the threats. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Thanks for taking us along on Twiggy’s walk! I enjoyed it (although the sun was a bit hot). Loved the bit about barking the poodle lady to St. Louis.

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    1. Twiggy tends to bark all the threats to St Louis. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. That line really struck me funny.

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  10. What a beautiful face. Twiggy was checking her P-mail.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. 😁

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  11. A lovely walk with you and Twiggy, John and special pictures, especially the last one. I’m with Lucy on staying in when it’s that humid. ❤ to you all. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Alsways good to stay where it is cool. Of course being a bulldog, Twiggy is a bit stubborn. 🤗

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      1. Chuckling, John…who’d have thought it! ❤

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  12. Twiggy has such a sweet little face

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. She definately has a look sometimes. 😁

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  13. A wonderful stroll of Agent Twiggy, Great Fridays’ lover! Lucy’s expressions are priceless!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. We can relax when Agent Twiggy is on the prowl. 😁

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      1. I don’t doubt, dear John! The whole community can! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. Yes. Thanks, Maria.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Very very sweet! I miss having a pup … someday soon, I hope. 🙂

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    1. Are you thinking of getting a dog? That will be a big change. 😊

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  15. That was a great walk. For such a small dog, she sure tackles large threats to keep you safe!

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    1. She knows no fear for sure. More the reason to make sure she doesn’t get out. Thanks, GP.

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  16. There’s nothing like a dog to remind us that the world’s infinitely interesting!

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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  17. Looks like a nice walk, but I would have stayed in the A/C with Lucy.

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    1. Well Twiggy is a bulldog after all. Thanks, Teri.

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  18. Twiggy’s walks are a bit like mine. I also have to fight lots of things, including the brutal hill.

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    1. I fight the same hill on my bike. I only have one gear so it is a killer. Sad thing it is right at the end of the journey. My hill says hi to your hill. 😁

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      1. Haha, John, I’ll let it know.

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  19. This is so precious! The photos are really exceptional. My favorites are of Twiggy sitting at the door waiting to go outside and the last one. The camera loves her, LOL.

    She had quite an adventure on her walk and is such a brave protector!

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    1. She is the best for sure. Thanks, Mae.

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  20. She’s so cute, John. Our fences are down now. Otto loves his harness and life is good. Frankie hates hers and change makes her upset. I walked her all the way around the house and it confused her, because she’s used to her fence.

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    1. Those comforting boundries cause some concern when missing. How long for th new one?

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      1. Hoping to be done this weekend. Fingers crossed.

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  21. Love your second-to-last photo, John. Dallas never did lie down with his legs straight out back like Twiggy’s doing, and it’s just so cute! Also love seeing your world through the little one’s eyes.

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    1. Twiggy usually has them crossed “chopstick” style. I thought it was cute as well. Thanks, Debbie.

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  22. Twiggy seems to be the definition of high strung

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    1. She is the Type A of the dog world. Nice to see you Frank.

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      1. Sure she isn’t a Type A+ or AA?

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      2. Let’s give her a triple A rating.

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  23. Oh, my gosh, John! This is totally off the cuteness chart! I love the way you end her dialog with “and some vinca.” 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Twiggy is full of personality!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. She is a great charcater for sure.

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  24. Twiggy’s no sissy (and forcing you not to be, either!) Loved the descriptions of all the fear-inducing things out there you need protecting from.
    That last shot is ace, for sure!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Twiggy is a love.

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      1. It’s obvious. Plus, I am almost positive that she is hardly spoiled at all…

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      2. Not a bit. “What’s that Twiggy dear? You want to go out. Coming my queen.” Gotta go, Dale.

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      3. Hahahahah!

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  25. Good Twiggy didn’t start a fight with the lawnmower. 😉

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    1. Yes. Also good she doesn’t catch a truck too.

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      1. Agreed! But then you know, any handyman just needs a truck, a ladder, and dog. 😉

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    They are good about keep8ng us safe on walks:)

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    1. Yes. Very safe. We met a woman who said, “My what a big bark you have.” I think twiggy was thinking, “My bite is worse than my bark.”

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        I bet you are right about what twiggy was thinking 🙂

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  27. Adventure is where you find it!

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    1. True. If you can’t find it make it up.

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  28. Ah, Twiggy the fearless! My kinda heroine! Loved these pics, John.

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  29. So cute. I love the conversation. And that adorable little face!

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    1. Thank you, Diana.

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  30. Twiggy’s got your back, John. A good feeling!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Barbara.

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  31. Gah!! I’m melting from the cuteness! What a little sweetheart (though I have no doubt in the face of the ferocious poodle or lawn eating beast, she’d be a savage demon….)

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    1. She has been known to bark the spots off a dalmation. Not to be trifled with for sure.

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      1. Mine was like that. She’d put a mean hole in your sock (which was as high as she could reach) 🙂

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  32. 😀 😀 😀 LOVE them so much!

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    1. Thank you, Marcia.

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  33. Aw, look at that face! How can you resist? I can see you can’t!

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    1. Never can resist. She is the cutest. Thanks, Noelle.

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  34. I love the expression in that last photo.

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    1. She can put on the charm when needed, Mark. Thanks.

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  35. Awww… Twiggy the great protector. Love the close up photo.

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    1. She just wandered up to me so I couldn’t resist. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. No one could resist Twiggy. 🙂 You’re welcome, John.

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  36. Ha, ha! Twiggy’s just adorable. “It has an air of ugly, don’t you think?” this line cracked me up! 😀 xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. It cracked me up too.

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  37. You give ‘putting words in someone’s mouth’ a whole new meaning. Adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Ankur.

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  38. You always gotta hold up for those good sniffs. 😂 This was so cute, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Twiggy is a sniff super star. 😁

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      1. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐😀

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  39. You have your little protector, you can go anywhere!

    And Imma have to borrow her line . . I’ll bark them to St Louis, I dig that very much.

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