Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy is Annoyed.

Twiggy

“Can I come up there, dad?”

“Sure, Twiggy. Is something wrong?”

“Not really wrong, per se. Just annoying.”

“Tell me about it.”

“I don’t know if there is a lot to tell. I’m just annoyed.”

“Did Lucy do something?”

“No, she is a great sister and is sound asleep on the sofa.”

“Yeah, that’s where she does her best work. So what has you annoyed?”

“You know every time I look at the fence and see that squirrel prancing across out of reach, it makes me want to scream.”

“Well, he has to live too. Funny, I’ve never heard you scream.”

“It’s just a figure of speech, Dad. Look. There he is. Just as bold as you please taking a shortcut on the top of the fence.”

“I think he likes that fence. Sure saves some foot time between trees.”

“I’m not sure you are helping. I guess I have to work through this on my own.”

“Sometimes, that is the best way to solve problems.”

“Mom. Let me in. I have something you and I need to discuss, and Dad isn’t helping.”

“So much for working it out on your own.”

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  1. Playing Mum and Dad off against each other – the oldest trick in the book.
    Never worked for me.
    Or my kids.

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    1. Did not work for me either. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. Poor Twiggy. For my two, the irritants are the little anoles that are ubiquitous in Florida. My Lab recently managed to catch and eat one. By the look on his face at the β€œmoment of victory,” the experience was not all that he had imagined it would be….

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    1. I hope Twiggy never gets the squirrel. I would have to rush her to the ER for sure. One time the squirrel fell into the yard and the resultant rodeo had us all exhausted especially the squirrel. Thanks for your story, Lori

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  3. After having a squirrel run wild in our attic, Derek feels the same as Twiggy. Poor little thing. She looks so troubled. xo

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    1. It was not her day yesterday. She was a grump till nightfall. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  4. Poor Twiggy has to have something to do while Lucy is asleep. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. So true. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  5. Squirrels are serious business. Can never fully trust the little buggers.

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    1. This one has Twiggy’s number. It sits out of sight and makes that ‘chucking’ sound that drives Twiggy wild.

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      1. I hear that noise all the time thanks to our oak tree. Thought it was a bird for the longest time.

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      2. Oak and squirrels go together for sure

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  6. Just another example of the Twiggster having a high maintenance personality.

    PS: I ran into a blogger yesterday (from Texas) who is planning a trip to your prior town!

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    1. Anyone I know?

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  7. Oh, life! Older we become, more things we comprehend. Twiggy in mindful spirit is gorgeous! While Lucy is wise. Sleep is the best solution for many problems. Thank you, dear John!

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    1. Lucy is pretty much problem free. Twiggy’s only issues are squirrels and deer. Thanks you, Maria.

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      1. Youth! Youth! Her preferences are very particular for me, dear John. A French bulldog chasing squirrels and deer! That’s amazing! Oh, new generation! 😁😁😁

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      2. Yes. Can you imagine if she caught one or the other?

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      3. Interesting turn, dear John!πŸ˜πŸ‘ In fact, she has not thought yet that they might fight her back: kick or bite! She would have been surprised. I think that squirrels & deer of your area are rather smart & know how to deal with Twiggy’s kin.

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      4. But Twiggy is a bulldog = Fearless.

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      5. 😁😁😁

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      6. Dear John, I thought of something. What would be if they caught her? πŸ˜’

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      7. They would lose some limbs.

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      8. πŸ€” Even these peaceful animals might become fierce & violent! πŸ™‚

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  8. Twiggy does look annoyed in those first photos. πŸ™‚

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    1. She was annoyed for sure. I couldn’t get a photo with her ears forward for a while. Thanks, Joan.

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  9. Oh, twiggy. Haha

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    1. Yes indeed. 😁

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  10. Twiggy’s gonna have to bark that squirrel all the way to St. Louis.

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    1. She is thinking the same thing, Liz. 😁

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  11. Yup. Squirrels are exasperating.

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  12. She really does look annoyed, lol.

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    1. She was annoyed for sure. Thanks, Teri

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  13. You think Twiggy’s annoyed? You should have seen me last night when I discovered that Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin have been taken off tv and will only be available on Apple’s streaming service — likewise for the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. As a matter of fact, I’m getting annoyed all over again, for a whole variety of reasons. Maybe I need a talk with Mom.

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    1. We were astounded by the same thing, Linda. WTF is going on anyway? We all need to talk to Mom. Thanks. 😊

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  14. I love that Twiggy is off to seek her mom’s advice now. Just like a kid, not getting the answer she wanted from her dad.

    I can also relate to her exasperation with the squirrel. We have two constant visitors in our backyard that currently have my cat, Raven, vexed!

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    1. Poor Raven. I can feel the pain from here.

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  15. Squirrels are meant to torment dogs. Dot is constantly chasing them in the park and would dearly love to climb a tree to get one. Twiggy is so cute even when she is bugged.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene.

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  16. Our cats never seem to be interested in our squirrels.

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    1. They are smart those cats.

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      1. Or just plain lazy. πŸ˜‰

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  17. Ohmygosh I was killing myself laughing. Even dogs pit the parents against each other. And that squirrel sure knows how to play her, doesn’t it?

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    1. The squirrel is a master. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I can just picture it doing the “nana nana poo poo”!

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      2. Yes indeed. The little devil does just that.

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  18. Oh John, hahaha, this is so funny. Men can never solve anything. My sons come to me with all their problems, even the ones I would really, really, prefer not to know about.

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    1. Yes men are like that for sure. “Go ask your mom.”

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      1. Haha, John, I am one of four girls. My mom wouldn’t know. My poor Dad has a phobia about pantihose hanging in the bathroom to dry.

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      2. I think I would as well. Thanks, Robbie.

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  19. Annoyed or not, Twiggy is adorable! And yes, Mom has all the answers! πŸ™‚

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    1. Moms do for sure. Thanks, Jan

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  20. Tell Twiggy we don’t have squirrels here in Oz. But she’d need to watch out for the killer koalas.πŸ˜‚ Poor baby looks like she was having a bad day. Did Mom have the answer? 😁

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    1. Mom told her to ignore the squirrel. Not perfect advice either.

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  21. Ah-hah, typical kid, playing mom and dad against each other.

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  22. It’s obvious Twiggy needs a support group for this issue.

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      1. I’m sure if you google, “Got squirrels on the brain?” you’ll find a million search results for said groups.

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I feel like I’ve seen this try to play out with my kids…and pets. Never works. Lol

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    1. Hopefully it never works. Thanks, Denise.

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  24. Can’t blame a girl for trying, John. But if experience tells me anything, Dad’s an easier sell than Mom!

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  25. Classic behavior. When you don’t like dad’s answer, go see mom.

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    1. Yup. Of course Mom’s more on the practical end.

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  26. Sometimes only mom will understand! She really looked serious.

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    1. She was serious. Thant squirrel has been driving her nuts.

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  27. Naw, what a sweetheart! Tell her to come down here…no squirrels in sight, but I do have a flock of crows she can bash up πŸ™‚

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    1. That would be fun. Thanks. 😁

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  28. Ha, ha! Twiggy really does look annoyed. Scribbles goes crazy everytime “Mr. Squirrel” runs across the top of our fence too. πŸ˜€ xo

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  29. Isn’t that always how it goes? I wonder how Twiggy would feel if she saw our resident squirrel hanging upside down on our bird feeder!

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    1. She would go nuts, Barbara.

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  30. Aww… you were a good listener, John. Sometimes moms have the touch.

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    1. 😊 AW. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. Give the girls a pat for me. πŸ™‚

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      2. They loved it. Thanks, Jennie.

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      3. I’m so glad! πŸ™‚

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