Thursday – Little Personal – Holiday Help with Twiggy and Lucy

“Twiggy. Can you hear me?”

“Yes. What’s going on in there.”

“The tree is going up. You won’t want to miss that.”

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“So what’s in the boxes?”

“”Don’t you remember from last year. Ornaments.”

“And what’s that pile over there.”

“I don’t think you are supposed to touch those.”

“Yeah, well, Dad and Mom aren’t here, so I’m going to investigate.”

“I would keep my wet nose out of there if I were you.”

 

“These don’t smell like anything good. You may be right.”

“Yes. Better leave them alone.”

“Look, those boxes are open.”

“Please protect us all, Baby Jesus.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Look, Lucy. You can dig on this top and not make a mark.”

“Ah yes, the spirit of the holiday.”

 

“Well, Lucy. I think we are finished here.”

“Yes, in rode the six hundred to save the day.”

“The tree looks good. How about a closeup?”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Anything for you, Little One. Happy Holidays from Our House to Yours.

 

89 comments

  1. Oh, Lucy and Twiggy, what a good job you did! The tree looks absolutely brilliant! ❀
    Enjoy the festive season, all of you. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Dina. All the best to you as well. 😊

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  2. If only I had the girls to help, my tree would be up already. It’s good that Twiggy decided to stay out of those lights; lights don’t need any extra help in getting tangled! It all looks lovely — enjoy every minute of the season.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. We will do our best to enjoy. I hope you do the same. 😊

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  3. Gorgeous, John. Clearly having such competent supervision is the key to success. 😌 I helped my neighbor put up her tree last Sunday. On Monday, her two dogs ate all the ornaments on the lower half and nearly pulled the entire thing down while tugging at the garland. Ho! Ho! Ho! 🀭

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    1. What a story, Lori. I’m glad ours do not even think of pulling anything off the tree. Thank you for sharing. 😁

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  4. Impressive, John. I won’t post pictures of ours. To describe it as modest would be over-egging the pudding to an unacceptable degree.

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    1. We have scaled back as well. I would not want you to over egg the pudding for sure. Thanks, Keith. 😁

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  5. Excellent Christmas helpers, John! And a lovely tree πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. These two are always helpful. (Hahahaha) 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. Lucy and Twiggy make the perfect little elves.β€œYeah, well, Dad and Mom aren’t here, so I’m going to investigate.” Twiggy is like a little Dennis the Menace. πŸ™‚ The tree looks beautiful, John.

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    1. Twiggy is always up for mayhem. Poor Lucy can’t stand any form of disruption so she is always worried about Twiggy’s next move. Of course, when we tell Twiggy,”NO,” Lucy rushes over and gives us a bark. It is hard keeping discipline around here. Thanks, Jill.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Lucy and Twiggy are so well trained, I’m impressed. I bet they protect the tree now as one of their achievements or at least mom and dad’s cherished item. I loved the story and the photos. Merry Christmas, John. βœ¨πŸŽ„βœ¨

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    1. Merry Christmas, Gwen. They do like the tree and pretty much leave it alone. So what you say makes a good deal of sense. Thanks. 😊

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  8. The tree does look great, John. You made a fine job of it. The star on top is bright, but your two brightest stars are on the couch.

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    1. I like that. Couch Stars. Thanks, Dan. 😁

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  9. Beautiful tree, John. Seems Lucy and Twiggy are well behaved when it comes to the tree. Wish I could say the same for my cats. πŸ˜‰

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    1. These two do not bother the tree. We had a Maine Coon cat who liked nothing better than to climb up the back of the tree and lay in the branches. He would also bat the ornaments at the lower levels. We finally went to plastic which he didn’t like very much. There were no glass explosions when they hit the floor so he lost interest. When Twiggy was a puppy we put a gate around the tree which worked. Thanks for the comment, Joan.

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  10. Glad Lucy got Twiggy’s attention to come in. If Twiggy was drawn away from the squirrels and deer, the tree going up must be a can’t-miss event. Great star, John.

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    1. Twiggy loves to sit outside. She watch’s the birds and is standing by in case the squirrel comes across the fence. I have to confess, Twiggy heard us moving the tree and boxes.

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      1. She probably thought squirrels were inside the house!

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  11. Your helpers made all the difference. The tree is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Sometimes I think they are from the 2020 Helper Company though. 😁

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  12. I’m glad the girls helped you decorate – the result is awesome! 🌲

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😁

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  13. This was hilarious! I think Twiggy could have ruckussed (past tense of ruckus the verb?) with those ornaments if big sis hadn’t been there to keep her out of mischief. The tree turned out beautifully! (I do like the ornaments.)

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    1. Thank you, Liz. One thing you can’t see is we have been recording our Christmas’s on the ornaments since the beginning of the Producer and our relationship. We put the year and who was with us when the tree was decorated. We have 29 of those ornaments and they have captured some fond memories. Someties it is bitter sweet when it comes to placing them on the tree. 😊

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      1. What a lovely tradition. I hear you on such traditions becoming bittersweet as the years pass. I’ve reached that point with traditions, too.

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  14. They do good work. Definitely earned a break.

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    1. Yes. They know how to take a break for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  15. Happy Holidays to you as well! (woof)

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    1. Thank you, Annette.😁

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  16. What a wonderful Christmas tree! The best ever at the Twiggy Resort, dear John! I like to see Twiggy’s activity about the ornaments. She is a true romantic soul! While Lucy is an old guardian. There is nothing curious for her in the Christmas tree anymore. Thank you for this piece of Christmas mood, dear John! πŸ™‚ πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸ§¨

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    1. They both leave the tree alone. They do like to look at it though. I’m glad you liked the Christmas mood, Dear Maria. It is always a good feeling. πŸŽ„πŸ˜Š

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      1. It is impressive, my dear friend! This month I’m going to share some ones I have made in Twitter. I find that Christmas is more than special in 2020. It brings the air of hope…All of us need it so much! Contemplating the Christmas tree? What mindful dogs they are! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‡

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      2. Looking forward to your Twitter posts, Maria.

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      3. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ€πŸ˜ Thank you, dear John!

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  17. Your girls are great pixie helpers, John. What a beautiful tree. Much ❀ to you all. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Much love back. ❀️

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  18. You and your helpers did a great job with the tree, John. Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thak you, Suzanne. Happy Holidays to you. 😊

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  19. Send the girls! We will need help with our tree next week. They are obviously well trained in design! And getting a well deserved rest! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks Noelle. 😁

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  20. Lovely tree, John. Ours will go up quite a bit later, shortly before Christmas. What comes first, after returning from Port A, is our Advent calendars.
    Best wishes from a sunny, windy and cold [45] Port A,
    Pit

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  21. Glad the girls pitched in to make sure it was done right. πŸ™‚

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  22. Tree looks great! Your canine elves did their part to supervise. Good job! The holidays will come even with Covid19!

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    1. Yes they will be here for sure.

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  23. Beautifully done — both the tree and the photos/comments. I’ve heard of folks who don’t decorate because they claim their dogs would knock everything over — however, Dallas never messed with the tree or his presents underneath it. I think they have to be trained … and your two look perfectly content!

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    1. Yes, training is key. When Twiggy was too young to know the concept of “No,” we put a gate around the tree. In this way there was no “attention getting,” opportunity.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Happy Holidays, John. I love the tree top it really does look like the star of Bethlehem:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. it is a multi pointed star.

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  25. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday season, John. Our tree goes up tomorrow and we’re anxiously waiting to see how our latest rescue pet ‘Rambo’ the kitten handles that experience. He’s earned his name so far. Uh-oh. 😁

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    1. He will have a ball, I’m sure. Happy Holidays to you as well, Susanne.

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  26. Fabulous tree. A great job you two! Dot helped me put up our tree today too. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Tell Dot Merry Christmas from Twiggy and Lucy.

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  27. I’m impressed that the girls were so well behaved for tree decorating. It’s lovely, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Yes they are very good. Twiggy loves to scratch the tote covers like she is digging to China.Hugs

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  28. Nice tree. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you. 😁

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  29. A beautiful tree, John, with or without the help of those two! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jan. They were very good. Of course , they love music and we had Christmas music playing. 😊

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  30. Gorgeous tree, John! I watched the Rockefeller Center tree lighting show on TV, and your topper looks just like the one they used on their tree this year. Happy Holidays! πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. I’m sure mine was cheaper than theirs. 😁

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  31. Beautiful tree, John! Glad the girls are enjoying it.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. They sure are. 😊

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  32. The tree looks beautiful, Sheriff. And brava to the girls for supervising the situation and making certain that everything went off without a hitch.

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    1. Yup. They were good at that for sure. 😁

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  33. Something you can safely dig upon seems important.

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    1. It is a new discovery. Twiggy should get a patent.

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  34. Hahaha, such good helper elves! Your tree looks lovely by the way.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  35. Yep, have a lovely one whatever the weather

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    1. You as well, Geoff.

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  36. Helpers or supervisors? πŸ˜€ The tree looks beautiful!

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    1. More supervision than help. But that can be a good thing as well. Thank you, Deborah.

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  37. You have a beautiful tree, John, and two elves to help. I love the star on top of your tree. We might get a foot of snow today, perfect for putting up some Christmas decorations.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  38. So cute that the girls wanted to help you, John, and your tree is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😁

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  39. So glad you had Twiggy and Lucy to help. I imagine Twiggy put the star on. The tree looks great.

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    1. Thank you, Mark. 😊

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