Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Help Out

Twiggy and Lucy

“So Lucy, you think we can help Dad with these leaves?”

“Yeah, what’s so hard? After all, the old boy is not getting any younger.”

“I don’t know. We don’t have any equipment.”

“Well, I think we just have to do what we do best.”

“Okay, I’m looking for the squirrel.”

“No, I meant to use our paws. We are good at that. We can get these leaves into a pile.”

“The minute I turn my back, you hit the sunbath. Why are you laying down?”

“What? I can’t hear you from here.”

“I think after all its work, it’s time for a lounge.”

“What? I can’t hear you from here.”

“Yes, indeed. Shade, lounge. If only that cabana guy would come around.”

“I heard the word cabana. I’ll be right there.”

“This could use a little fluffing. Ah, just right.”

“I’m almost there. Got drinks?”

“No, I don’t have drinks. You know how wretched the help is at this place.”

“Whew. That is a long walk. I could use some shade.”

“Take my lounge. I’m going to meditate with my hot rock friends.”

“Better be careful. I’m not sure if your butt is one of the sevenΒ chakras.”

“Do you even know what a chakra is?”

“Don’t make me laugh. Of course, I know. They are points of energy.”

“Time of meditation is over. Time to go back to the issue of the leaves.”

“We do not have an opposable thumb. That’s our out. No one would expect us to actually do work.”

“I can say sitting in the sun is a lot better than raking leaves. What about Dad getting older.”

“Yeah, don’t worry about him. One year of his life is like seven of ours. He has the advantage of being a slow cooker. Let’s just say we tried.”

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  1. In the Soviet Union it was called subotnik! So, a pretty autumn subotnik at the Twiggy resort is very useful for Twiggy & Lucy! Twiggy’s stone meditation is incredible! Indeed, she is an expert of yoga! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha.I’ll try to remember subotnik for the next time. Thank you, Maria.

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      1. All for you, my dear friend! Yes, besides, it is a part of the true Soviet reality. I can imagine how you tell them: “Now, Ladies! Today is the subotnik!” They might imagine it as a delicious dish. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

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      2. I think they conside all words food related. It is the only reason they pay attention. 😁

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      3. Ha-ha-ha! Indeed, the subotnik is very yummy. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      4. Or so they would think until they were issued a broom.

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      5. It would be a surprise, dear John! In fact, a broom is based on a stick. Dogs might comprehend it in their own way: the subotnik is a great game.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      6. I can see Lucy saying, “Let’s play subbotnik. You get the dustpan I get the broom.” 😁

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  2. β€œI’m not sure if your butt is one of the seven chakras.” Best. Line. Ever. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Lori. 😁

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  3. I think you might need a new ground crew, John. Great job!

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    1. I think you may be right, Jill. Thanks. 😁

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  4. I have a feeling Twiggy has a case of ADD. Her attention span is a bit short.
    Do they even make a rake for those without an opposable thumb? Might be an idea for an invention……

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    1. I’m not sure we could harness the lazy on this one, GP. Yes Twiggy does get distracted pretty easily. Thanks, 😊

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  5. Dog chakras have to be different than human. I’d say rump is one of them.

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    1. Hahaha. I agree. Thanks, Charles.😊

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  6. Slow cooker! Love it, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony 😁

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  7. Yep, the girls should get credit for trying. Sort of.

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    1. They stuck with it for maybe three minutes. Strike that make is seconds. Thanks, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. Sunbathing is a lot more fun than raking leaves for sure.

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      2. I agee. Almost anything is more fun than raking leaves.

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  8. Loved the slow cooker line. Looks like Twiggy and Lucy did more meditating and resting than helping. πŸ™‚

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    1. That is their greatest strength. They have resting down pat. Thank you, Joan. 😊

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      1. Sounds like my cats.

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      2. I want to come back as a pet in my house, for sure.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    A slow cooker? What a terrific line, John. I love it. My friend always calls her body an old car that regularly needs fixing, but your image captures it even better – time does take its toll. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I was trying to think of a good analogy and that one popped into my head. The car works too. I use an airplane to describe mine. Still flying by the grace of God and big pharma. 😁

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  10. haha, but its true… at least they tried πŸ˜‚ , or maybe with an extra snack, hidden in the leaves, he’d do double work + double meditation + double cabana time πŸ€” πŸ•ΊπŸ˜€ give them a chance!

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    1. Yes, these poor things deserve a chance to. be productive. πŸ™„ Naw let’s let sleeping dogs lay. Thanks Victoria. 😁

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      1. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ‘‹πŸ˜€

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  11. It’s the thought that counts.

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  12. It’s nice to know your Supervisors are on the job! And yes I too loved the ‘slow cooker’ line.

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    1. I always feel better when these two are out trying to do something other than couch potato baking. Thanks, Pam. 😁

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  13. The girls are at their comical best today, John. But those leaves aren’t going to rake themselves. I like the idea of lounging though. Where is that cabana boy?

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    1. I know right? Good help is hard to find. Thanks, Dan

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  14. Well, since the girls lack the opposable thumbs to pick up the leaves, you could have them count the leaves. Would that count as meditation?

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    1. What a great idea. They could learn addition and subtraction as well. Leaves fall = addition. Leaves raked = subtraction. I must get on this. Thanks, Linda 😊

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  15. Twiggy and Lucy are so funny. I like the excuse of no opposable thumbs. Wish I could use that one some days. Dot says hi! She is good at lounging as well.

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    1. Hello Dot. Too bad we humans don’t have paws. Might come in handy. 😊

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  16. Your butt is one of the seven chakras? Hilarious! Your guys are so entertaining, even doing not much – love them!

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    1. They really don’t do too much so I have to catch them at the right moment. I have to be careful though they are both members of Actor’s Equity and there is only so much I can do. 😁 Thanks, Noelle.

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  17. Poor Lucy and Twiggy – it’s so hard to get good help.

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    1. I know right? Especially when you live under an oppressive regime. Thanks, Teri.

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  18. Lucy tried, but Twiggy … well … the hunt of squirrels is a constant quest.

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      1. She probably dreams about squirrels

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      2. i’ll bet. If her obsession gets any worse I’m going to enroll her in squirrels Anonymous.

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      3. No way she’s a Type A personality … Maybe AA or AAA …. but not A

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      4. She is two clicks right of AAA

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      5. Oh boy …. OCD to the fourth power.

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  19. Even if the city’s leaf-collection programme has started again, I just mow the over and then let them rot.

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    1. I pick them up in the catcher. Your land is too vast for my method.

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      1. I used to have a pull-behind leaf and grass rake, but that didn’t work out. It collected everything fine, including twigs that had fallen from the trees, and those got stuck in the metal rakes, making it necessary to stop and remove them. When it was only partially full, it became to heavy and cumbersome for the lawn tractor to pull it, and even if emptying it was easy, it left you with lots of small piles of grass and leaves which you still had to shovel onto one big heap. So I sold it to our gardener/handyman.

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  20. Delightful – always!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  21. Raking leaves has never been one of my favorite Fall activities, so I’m with the girls on this one — any excuse is a good excuse for getting out of the task! Cabana, drinks in the shade, those nice loungers: all are way better than the handle end of a rake!

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    1. Iagree, too. Debbie. I hate leaf raking so I wished the dogs well. 😊

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  22. Lori stole my line about your “I’m not sure if your butt is one of the seven chakras.” Absolutely best line ever! That and being a slow cooker. You were on fire today, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I had a little extra time to contemplate the dialog. 😊

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      1. Ya done good πŸ˜‰

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  23. Not sure about that chakra wisdom. However the slow cooker is real wisdom. Stick with that… Good one John.

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    1. Thank you, John. One out of two ain’t bad.

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  24. Ha, ha! I love the yoga/meditaion angle, John. These two make lazy look adorable. πŸ˜‰ xo

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    1. They are professional lazy persons and good at their craft.

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      1. I agree. ❀

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  25. “Wretched help” indeed! Lovely butt position on those hot rocks. They were just helping by staying out of your way, John.

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    1. I suppose they were, Jo. Thank you. 😊

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  26. A slow cooker indeed, John! πŸ™‚ Thank goodness for that. Great post!

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    1. I know right? Low and slow. Thanks, Jan

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  27. Chakras. Too funny. Thanks for the Thursday smile.

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    1. Glad you got one, Staci 😊

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  28. Buahahahaha!

    I loved this, Boss. So many keepers.

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    1. Thanks, Pilgrim. That means a lot to me. 😊

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  29. Hahaha, nice.
    I see the leaves are turning over that side of the world. Everything’s back in bloom here… achoo!

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    1. Achoo for sure. I get about an eight week reprieve.

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  30. Ooh, I’m loving that your dogs are enlightened enough to have chakra conversations:).

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    1. They have lived in suburbia their whole lives. They get it. Thanks, Kristine.

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      1. I see doggie yoga in their future πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰

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      2. I think you are right. Maybe even Borkum yoga. 😊

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  31. If a dog’s butt is one of the 7 chakras what are the other six? You’ve got me wondering

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    1. Might be a good research project. Could include a trip to India. 😁

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  32. It’s the thought that counts…right? πŸ˜€

    This dialogue was great, and the chakra line…hilarious!!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I’m glad you liked it.

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  33. Ah, the joy of raking leaves. I think I’d rather lounge, too, John. I could ask Copper to help, but I have a hunch he’d have the same excuse and squirrels always take precedence over everything else. Great humor, as always! Those photos are downright adorable! Happy Friday! πŸπŸ‚πŸ˜

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren. I’m gald you enjoyed them. Give Copper an ear rub.

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      1. Copper says, β€œWoof, so much!” 😁🐢

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  34. At least their hearts are in the right place, John. There are worse things to be called than a slow cooker.

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    1. Yes that is usually the case. Unless a squirrel shows up

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  35. Ha ha. Good story. – Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  36. A lot of distractions out there for Twiggy and Lucy. I love that line, “I can’t hear you from here.” I’ve used that myself at times!

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  37. I like how the girls tried, threw in some meditation, and then rationalized not working. Clever!

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    1. They are pretty smart that way. 😁

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  38. Hard working pups deserve a bit of relaxation. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah sure. The poor things. 😁

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