Thursday – A Little Personal – Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, you two. Enough lazing around. Time to go out and play.”

“You are not serious, Boss. Look at your watch.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“It’s a little warm but you do need the exercise. I’m going out there.”

“Let’s do rock, scissor, paper. Little One. The loser goes out with the boss.”

“Never mind. Since my paper, rock, and scissor all look alike, I’ll just go.”

“You ready to go out, Twiggy?”

“No, Dad, I’m standing here waiting for a train. Let’s go.”

“Whoa. This air is as thick as a bowl of kibble.”

“A little, hot isn’t it?”

“Lucy. You need to come out and feel this.”

“With that door wideΒ open, I get it, Little one.”

“Come on, will ya.”

“Hey, boss. Shut the door, please.”

“Whew, that’s better.”

“So, you aren’t going out, right?”

“Dad. It is too hot out there.”

“You are right,Β Twiggy. Why don’t you get a drink and cool off.”

“Nice cold floor. You know how to live, Lucy.”

“There are just some things that you pick up Twigster. I still like a rug, but knock yourself out.”

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  1. So sweet, John! Look at Twiggy’s tongue in the second to the last photo…LOL!

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    1. I didn’t know that it was possible for a dog to roll her tongue!

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      1. I know! I can’t even do that, Liz. πŸ™‚

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      2. All in the DNA. πŸ˜‚

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      3. Apparently, it’s a genetic trait (from what I’ve read).

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      4. Yes it is. If you have bulldog in your DNA you can do it.

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      5. I had no idea!

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      6. Twiggy does it all the time. Lucy does not.

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      7. Dogs rolling their tongues is a new one on me!

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    2. She actually let me take the photo. Usually she turns away. Thanks, Jill.

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  2. Sooo hot! It’s finally raining here but still humid, ugh. Hope you guys stay cool πŸ™‚

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    1. Got the ole A/C so yes we can stay cool. Thanks, Harmony. I hope you can stay cool as well.

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  3. Know you guys have been having a real run of it lately, John. My parents are marveling as well. Hope you and the kids stay cool!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes 29 days at 100 degrees or more so far this summer. Yuck.

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      1. OhMyGosh… really? Ugh and Yuck

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      2. Yup. I call it is ugh, spit.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    The pups have chosen well. πŸ™‚ Summer afternoons can literally take your breath away. In our area, the only relief from the heat is at daybreak. Thank you for the story and the tour, John. Always a delight.

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    1. We actually start the day around 75 degrees. Then it is downhill from there. Thanks, Gwen

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  5. A little hot, John and there’s no way I’d walk Eos and Trevor in it (currently walking them at 7-7.30pm instead of 4.30-5). But hey – nice watch.
    Also, I think rock, scissors, paper has had its day, perhaps to be replaced by Person Woman Camera Man TV?

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    1. I gotta catch up with Person Woman Camera Man TV. I have no idea what that is.

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      1. I think you’ll be tickled when you Google it…

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  6. Oh, those two! Like Austin, the air here has been as thick as a bowl of Kibble. I say bring on autumn!

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    1. Yeah. Bring on the 80s and I don’t mean the year. Thanks, Joan.

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  7. I give you and Twiggy credit for trying. We are getting out early to avoid the heat. Then it’s rock, paper, scissors to see who has to take her out later on.

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    1. These guys can handle brief periods in the yard. Like you all walks have to be in the morning. Thaks, Dan. Have a good one.

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  8. ❀ Flowing to you and your girls in this heat, John. ❀ Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane ❀️

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  9. Well, ya gotta give Twiggy credit for trying!

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    1. They just take a few minutes out there in the daytime. All walks are in the morning when it is in the 70s. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. My daughter in San Diego sent us a text of her two shih tzu mix puppies looking out the patio door after begging to go out and play, getting out there, and immediately turning around to be let back in.

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      2. That sounds like out day too. Thaks, Liz. 😊

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      3. You’re welcome, John.

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  10. Hot here too. Dot is only going out early in the morning and later at night if she can help it. And she doesn’t usually mind the heat. We put the A/C on for her. LOL

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    1. Of course you put on the A/C for Dot. What else is it for? Hahaha. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  11. I have a very personal relationship with my air conditioner. We’ll get a divorce when it cools down, a lot!

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    1. Ours is like a member of the family. It remains active from March to October. Thanks, Pamela. Stay cool.

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  12. Heat strike at the Twiggy Resort! Wonderful shots, dear John! Especially Mr. Flamingo & Mr. Whale at the background. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. They are the favorites right now. Mr. Cheeseburger gets a run too. Thank you, Maria. 😊

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      1. πŸ™‚ Oh, VIP guests! I see! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes Mr. Eel and Mr. Cheeseburger are always welcome guests.

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      3. Ha-ha-ha! True! Mr.EEl is the Vice President…as I comprehend…At least on Fridays πŸ™‚

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      4. Yes on Friday’s only.

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      5. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  13. Hey – I can’t blame the girls! You’re the nutcase for wanting to go out in that!

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    1. I resemble that. Yes I am the nut case. These two are very rationale. I keep thinking of their bladders. They could care less. Thanks GP, 😁

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  14. Twiggy is learning some good sarcastic zingers it seems. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes she has a few for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  15. Thick kibble in these parts also. Temps not as high, but the humidity is ridiculous.

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    1. Noting like sweating while standing perfectly still. Lovely. Thanks, Teri.

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  16. Poor things, it sounds far too sweltering for them in the great outdoors. They’ve got the right idea soaking up all that nice cool air!

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    1. Yup. They get outfor a walk in the morning so I guess all is okay. Thanks, Mae.

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  17. I take it they’d prefer not to go to work with me, then. To tell the truth, I’d rather not go to work with me either. Have you tried telling them these are the ‘dog days’ of summer?

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    1. Yes I have. I think they buy into the dog days of summer. Lots of snoozing during the day. Thanks, Linda. I just can’t imagine sitting on a boat laying down varnish in thei weather. πŸ˜“

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      1. The hardest part’s trying not to drip sweat into it!

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      2. Turns it cloudy, right?

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      3. Humidity or cold does that. Drops of sweat are just salty rain — they pit it, and the pits have to be sanded out.

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      4. Ooooooh. No good indeed.

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  18. You are right, Twiggy, it’s damned hot right now. But it is August and it is Texas so we expect it. It’s just different than the coast where there is always a breeze. John, I’ve been meaning to make this comment for a long time, but I love the black, gray, and tan color theme of your home. Very nice! Stay cool!

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    1. Thank you for the comment on the home. The producer has a talent for decorating. She loves doing it. I’ll pass your comment along. 😁

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  19. As one who doesn’t enjoy heat and humidity, I’m with Lucy. But love Twiggy’s quip about waiting for the train.

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    1. She gets pretty mouthy when she doesn’t get her way. Thanks, Frank.

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  20. That’s how I feel about heat. I might never get up off the floor, though.

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    1. I know right? This tile stays pretty cool

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      1. I meant my back, but I agree with you, too.

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      2. Oh. Sorry about your back.

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      3. It’s always like that these days.

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      4. I was in a car accident and crushed four vertebrae. I have had to be very careful since. I found sit-ups to be a great benefit over the long term.

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      5. Worth a shot, thanks.

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      6. Just start with five or so then move on. (BTW knees bent , short rise at first)

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  21. Only “mad dogs and Englishman” would got out in that heat. Your dogs are smart!

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  22. Twiggy and Lucy make me laugh every time. I wonder what they would do here in NC, where the temps are in the mid 90s with humidity to match! Ah the wonders of A/C.

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    1. Sounds a little better than 103 for sure. Thanks, Noelle.

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  23. Tomorrow, an ‘Arctic Front’ gallops into Texas! πŸ™‚

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    1. I would hope. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I agree with the girls triple digits with humity means stay in where its cool.

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    1. Yup. For sure, Denise. Thanks.

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  25. When I see the first picture I’d love to join them! πŸ˜‰

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  26. Who knew Twiggy was a Smartass?
    That is way too hot to spend any time out there. Zeke keeps asking for the door, steps out, turns in a circle and comes back in and we’ve not hit the 100 except a couple of days. Even now it’s 82, feels like 93 which, when you have a winter coat like him is hell.
    Stay cool!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I will try.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  27. So beastly hot!! The girls have the right idea. In weather like that, Dallas (with his long, double coat) wasn’t out two minutes! The squirrels and rabbits had a hey-day, ha!

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    1. Yes I can imagine.

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  28. It’s funny; we wait and wait for summer and then it arrives with a vengeance and all we want is fall to get here, lol

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  29. A day on the tiles sounds just perfect in that debilitating heat. Loved this as always, John.😊

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    1. The would have mase a great headline, Soooz. “A Day on the Tiles”

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      1. πŸ˜‚ I was thinking something the same, my friend. Gin related.

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      2. By the word mase for make it looks like I already started on the gin. 😁

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      3. I’m convinced my fingers have a form of dyslexia. The rest of me is fyne, er … fine. 😁
        It’s only 5.00 a.m here , does Gin go well with coffee?

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      4. Might try a little Jack Black with that coffee.

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      5. Sounds like a plan. πŸ‘

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      6. πŸ₯ƒ+β˜•οΈ= 😁

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      7. That about covers it. 😁

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  30. That is HOT. But I notice on your watch that you need to move those circles around a bit more on your activity ring (I use that to get me up and going, for sure). But who can walk when it’s THAT HOT? My friend who moved from the SF Bay area to Austin is shocked by the summer heat. That’s why she’s vacationing now in CO. ;-0

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    1. We moved from the Bay Area to Texas as well. Took us quite a while to get used to the temperature.

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  31. It’s going to be 102,103 here this weekend. We have tiles and carpet. So stay in the tile area sounds good.

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    1. Yes. Good place to nap. 😁

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      1. The heat makes me sleepy most of the day. πŸ˜€

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      2. I know how you feel.

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      3. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      4. Sleepy now. πŸ™‚

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      5. Someone stole Ron Yates’s photo to start a fake Twitter page https://twitter.com/RonYates20, un-follow this.

        Ron’s real page is https://twitter.com/jhawker69

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      6. Thanks, Miriam. I stopped following the phony one.

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      7. I almost followed when I saw you followed, but I remember Ron’s header.

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      8. Yeah. I also deleted the Tweet I sent.

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      9. First time I saw with Twitter. He messaged me. More often with Facebook.

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  32. Naaaw, that shot of Twiggy with the little curled tongue!
    I remember hot weather. We’re in the midst of a late winter cold snap down under. Booooo!

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    1. Your turn will be coming soon.

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  33. Ugh, John. I agree with Lucy and Twiggy. I have old air conditioners that shoot up the bill so I always have a fan or two going on days like that. Thank goodness we’re over those hot pre-monsoon days. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. I wish we could get a monsoon. We sure need the rain and none forecasted. Thanks, Suzanne. Have a wonderful weekend. 😁

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      1. You have a great weekend too, John. I hope you get the needed rain. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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      2. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  34. I’m with Lucy when it’s that warm outside. A nice cool place to lay down is just the place to be. πŸ˜€ Twiggy has a good mentor there.

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    1. Would be nice to follow Lucy’s lead. She also likes to lay in the yard after the sprinklers go off. Thanks, Deborah.

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  35. Twiggy is so right, John! It’s too damn hot outside. The only way I want to spend any time outdoors is if I’m going to be immersed in water. Phew! πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

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    1. Problem is here the water is so warm it doesn’t help much. Thanks, Vashti

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      1. Oh no! \ ΓΆ /

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  36. The Twigster is certainly learning from her big sister. Laying on the floor is a wise choice. And Dad, please remember to close the door. This was delightful, John. Our heat wave is finally breaking. How about you?

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    1. We are expecting over 102 degrees for the next seven days. That is a far as the forecast goes so it is probably for the rest of August.

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      1. Oh no! You must be in β€œwhy do I live in Texas” mode, much like I am in β€œwhy do I live in Massachusetts” mode in the winter. We dropped a welcome 15 degrees today, but it will be short lived.

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      2. Hahaha. Yeah we are sort of used to it. We’ve been here since 2001. We left Northern California where the weather was perfect.

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      3. Maybe these are the days to block Northern California from your mind. Lol!

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      4. Gone many years ago.

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  37. Such a cute post, John. It is warming up really fast here. I think we’re in for a very hot summer.

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    1. If ours is any indication, yes you are. πŸ˜“

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  38. Yes, I guess it would be hard to play rock, paper, scissors with paws . . . πŸ™‚

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    1. The constant reminder of the benefit of having a thumb. 😁

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  39. Couldn’t end the week without a visit with Twiggy and Lucy. As always, I leave with a big smile on my face! πŸ™‚ Thanks.

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    1. I’m glad you came by, Marcia. Thank you.

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  40. I’m with Lucy … you couldn’t pay me to step outside in that heat! Love that next-to-last pic of Twiggy!!! 🀣

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  41. Lucy is Twiggy’s Mr Miagi.

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    1. For sure. 😁

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