Thursday – A Little Personal – Cold Front Hits Twiggy and Lucy

“So, Lucy. You guys going out today?”

“First, let’s check that watch of yours, Boss.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Says here the temperature is 38 degrees. High today of 59.”

“Are you kidding me?”

Lucy and Twiggy

“You know, I think I’m going to take a rain check on the outside.”

“Oh, come on. It’s refreshing.”

“Hey, Lucy. Don’t let him talk you into anything. Who left this Yak stick here?”

“How about you, Twiggy. Going outside?”

“Gee, dad. Take a look at this coat. It is short hair. I’m not really supposed to go out under 70 degrees.”

“You two are a pair. A pair of what I don’t know.”

“Well, Dad, This yak stick is calling my name.”

“Not much exercise in that thing.”

“Yeah, but it’s like heaven. Think of how my jaws are getting ripped.”

“That’s all we need are muscular jaws around here.”

“Have a seat Lucy. I’m just explaining to Dad the physical wonders of the yak stick.”

“Yeah, good luck with that, Little One.”

“Okay, I’m coming down to see you.”

“Yak stick and all.”

“You two ready to go out?”

“Boss. We need to wait until it is warmer. Besides, your bulldog here has clamped onto the yak stick, and that is a morning shot right there.”

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  1. How about that – south Texas and South Yorkshire have the same high forecast for today (15Β°C/59Β°F). Have a good Thursday, John.

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    1. Hahaha. Amazing life isnt it? 😁 Have a good one too. Thank you, Keith

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  2. Sounds like what we have up here. Don’t have a choice about going out or not though. Good luck staying warm.

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    1. Thes guys don’t either. They put up a good show though.

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  3. I agree, going out when it’s below 70 is crazy! Stay warm.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jill. πŸ˜‚

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  4. Huh, never thought we’d match temps on the same day, John, lols. Poor girls need some Halloween jackets! Have a good day, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Harmony. Lucy hates her jacket. Twiggys went to the new granddog so I think you are right. We need new. 😊

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Hope you all find ways to stay warm. It’s been very chilly in our area as well — if only a yak stick to fix it all. 😁

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    1. There is a lot of power in a yak stick for sure. Thanks, Gwen. 😊

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  6. Really? Favoring a yak stick of the potential of squirrels, maybe even deer? I guess that’s a mystical power.

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    1. Twiggy would pick a yak stick over anything. She loves them. (They are made out of Yak milk cheese)

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      1. Wow … Yak stick over harassing squirrels. Even barking at delivery trucks?

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      2. No, she will pause for UPS, Fedex, USPS,lawn crews and the trash pick up. 😁

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      3. Whew .. Glad to hear because I was worried

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      4. It is one of the more important things, Frank.

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  7. Can’t say I blame them for staying inside. And that yak stick looks pretty entertaining!

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    1. Yes she loves yak sticks. Hardened yak milk cheese would not be my choice though. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. Lucy doesn’t look particularly happy this morning. Would a yak stick cheer her up?

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    1. She is not too fond of them. Sometimes her looks are more irritation than unhappiness. She is fine. Thanks, Liz

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      1. I can understand that. I was a little on the grumpy side myself today. πŸ™‚

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      2. Hoe today is better, Liz. πŸ€—

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      3. Yes, today was better, thanks.

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  9. The girls are on yo you, John. Sooner or later, nature will call, but I’m betting on later. It’s dark and raining here. I dragged Maddie out, but not without a grumble.

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    1. Yeah, they eventually came around.

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  10. Keep working on that yak stick! And on Dad. It’s cold and rainy up here with a few inches of snow (that won’t stick) predicted on Friday. Tell the girls how lucky they are not to be in New England!

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    1. Yes, snow would put them over the edge. 😁

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      1. Haha! πŸ˜€

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  11. Temperature changes make me worry, dear John. Here we have about 10 C°. It is abnormal for the end of October. And no snow yet. Twiggy & Lucy are wise! It is time to relax after a long warm season at the Twiggy Resort. No deer, no squirrels! Only peace, sleep & certainly yak sticks! 😁😊

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    1. You’ve described their opinion perfectly, Maria. 😊

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  12. You can send some of that cool weather over here if the girls are getting chilly!!

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    1. Looks like 70s on Friday. I think they can hold out for a day.

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  13. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  14. I’m probably not going outside today, either, John. But for the exact opposite reason as Lucy & Twiggy. It’s already 75 (at 8:19am) and heading for 88 today. WAY hotter than I want to deal with, thanks, so I’ll just stick to inside chores, I guess. And my morning of working on my WIP. Gonna get three hours today, I think! (Don’t snort. I can do it! I think. πŸ˜€ )

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    1. You will do it, Marcia. Have a fabulous day.

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      1. Did it, John! And I’m happy about what I’ve written so far, so YAY! But I can’t wait for the temps to drop a bit more so I can do some more yard work, and replanting. Hope Twiggy & Lucy have been brave enough to go outside by now. πŸ˜€

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      2. Yes it is 59 degree which they find okay. Glad you did it.

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  15. Even down here at the coast it’s pretty darned cool, but the dog walkers are out. So are the dogs, for that matter, and a couple of them look as reluctant as Twiggy and Lucy.

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    1. Yes they both had their walk but looked like barn sour horses on the way back. Thanks, Linda. 😊

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  16. Can’t believe it’s so cold there! I’m with the girls – stay inside with a blanket.

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    1. This is a weird cold front for us. So we are getting in a lot of snuggle time.

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  17. Ah the wonders of the stick πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ btw, it’s true… my frenchie dislike rain & any cold πŸ₯Ά weather πŸ™‚ she votes for sun β˜€οΈ all day & night πŸ˜…

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    1. Yup we are the same here. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  18. New bone day at our house yesterday. Frankie chewed hers deep into the night. She was asleep when my alarm went off, so she eventually gave out.

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    1. Bulldogs love their chew for sure. 😊

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  19. Hah, I’ve learned something more about the daring duo – they are cold weather wimps!
    Good fun, John!

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    1. Yes they are. Spoiled I say. Thanks, Noelle.

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  20. I’m with the girls…nice to stay snuggled in on such chilly days. Wish we’d get a taste of those cooler temps here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Temps together with the humidity gave us a ‘real feel’ of around 100 yesterday. :-O A bit much for the end of October…just sayin’….

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    1. Yeah, we had record temps as well, Lori. Te cool feel good for sure. Heading to the 70s on Friday.

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  21. I learned something today. I had to look up “yak stick” We don’t have furnaces, etc. here so I wear heavy sweaters and have a small space heater. There’s a small water heater in the bathroom. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. I hope you can stay warm. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  22. That’s COLD for your part of Texas, John! Be glad you’re not in the Panhandle where, I understand, they got snow! It’s been chilly here — more so than usual, but we can expect some up and down as Fall transitions to Winter. Time for the dog coats?!

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    1. We gave Twiggys to the granddog so we are hoping for the promised 70 degrees on Friday. I remember Illinois falls. Almost anything can happen. Thanks, Debbie

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  23. 38 degrees?!?! Wow, that is just SO WRONG for your area. I’m wearing a turtleneck and sweater today and it’s 50 in PA, so I can just imagine how the girls feel. I’d stay inside with the yak stick, too πŸ™‚

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    1. I broke out my Pittsburgh Pirates cap for my morning bike ride. It’s wool and so much warmer than cotton. We are looking forward to 70s on Friday. Thanks, Mae.

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      1. From 38 to 70s is a big change. I’m glad the girls will have nice weather for venturing outside πŸ™‚

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      2. It will be nice. Of course we were just complaining about the 89 degrees with high humidity. No pleasing us humans. Thanks, Mae.

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  24. LOL. I love a brisk morning, John — but today I just can’t blame them. Overnight Tuesday, we got about 4 inches of snow in southeast NM. The temp barely got up to 32. That’s super rare for October. Crystal recommends her electric throw blanket to Lucy and Twiggy. Well, not hers specifically — there’d be a fight over that. πŸ˜‰ Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I think they would like an electric throw, Teagan. As it is they have to put up with an afghan

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  25. It was 38 this morning when I walked Copper. Warm coat and gloves are in use now, but it’s refreshing, as you said. Your girls are a pair of cuties, that’s what they are, John. Stay warm! ☺

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    1. So you know how it is. Stay warm, Lauren.

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  26. I have to say I am right there with Twiggy and Lucy about going outside. There is a reason we live in the south and cold is not one of those reasons. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Jan.

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I have to agree with the girls 38 is too cold this time of year. One has to build up to it:)

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    1. Ui would think that is the case Denise. I think Nature knows what a wacky year this is and has decided to join the rest of the crowd and give us hell.

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  28. I’m with the girls! I’m riding my stationary bike instead of walking until it is warmer.

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    1. There you go. Excellent idea.

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  29. Sweater weather. Where are their coats with matching caps?

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    1. Lucy won’t wear hers and Twiggy’s just went to the Grandog. How are you feeling, Luanne?

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      1. Lol I figured. I’m having an off day but it’s not awful. Thanks for asking!

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  30. Here, it was 32!

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    1. I saw that. Brrrr.

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  31. BRRRR – with capital “R’s”. πŸ˜‰

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  32. Do I want to know why they call them a Yak stick? lol. You’re getting some of our Canadian weather, John. A customer of mine from my restaurant days used to call it female weather- miserable! lol

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    1. It is Yak milk cheese formed into sticks and hardened. Dogs can’t resist them.

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  33. Hahaha! Can’t say I blame them. My two used to HATE going out in the cold weather. Mind you, they were Chinese Crested Hairless, and, as the name implies, they had no hair, so….

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    1. I can see why they would not want to go got for sure, Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

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  34. 14 degrees Celsius as a high seem quite cold, John. I thought Texas was a warmer part of the USA.

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    1. It is. That’s waht makes a temp like that so shocking. We should be around 26 C this time of year.

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  35. Wow! Your temps are almost the exact same as ours … that’s a rarity! Keep warm and I’m sure you’ll find a way to entertain the pups indoors!

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    1. Yes. They seem to find things to do. Thanks, Jill

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  36. Can’t blame them for wanting to stay toasty.

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    1. So true, Kally. Thanks.

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  37. Nice try Twiggy, on the distraction technique. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yup. Thanks, Mark

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  38. I was sure I had left a comment! (Maybe check your spam πŸ˜‰ )
    I have to say I don’t blame the girls for their lack of enthusiasm to go out. I went out and ran in the rain on Thursday – but it wasn’t as cold as it was in your neck!! Crazy temps over there in Texas.

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  39. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  40. Ripped jaws . . . buahahaha!

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  41. Hi, John! It’s gotten cooler here in south Florida too but no where near that cold. I hope you and the girls find ways to keep warm.😊

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    1. We are now n the 70’s. That post was a couple of weeks ago so things have improved. Thanks, Vashti. 😊

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