Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy – At Loose Ends

Lucy and Twiggy

“What do you say to stop sniffing grass and head for the patio?”

“I think that s a good idea. I’ve read all these messages anyway.”

“The sun feels food even though it’s only 48 degrees.”

“You are so right, Lucy. I can feel it. The patio will be even better.”

“Hey, wait a minute. All these shadows make for a chilly lounge.”

“You are right, Little One. It is downright cold in the shadows.”

“Lucy, you know what to do under any circumstance. What should we do?”

“Well, first off, we need to stay together. It is warmer that way.”

“Aw, you think that it will be warmer for me.”

“Yes, Little One, that was my thought.”

“You are such a good sister. It definitely is warmer under you.”

“This is not going to work long term. We need sunshine.”

“Okay, where do we find it?”

“It is not over there. I think we have to go to the other side of the yard.”

“But you and I love to sit on these loungers and call for the house boy. That part of the yard is way over there.”

“I think the house boy is off today, Twiggy. I think we ought to get started.”

“How about the flower bed. There is a lot of sun here?”

“Remember those stones are too sharp for me. cause I’m so big.”

“Oh yeah. We don’t want to go back to that discussion.”

“Smart girl.”

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  1. 48 is chilly for sure. Why is it all the good spots are in the shade? Oh yeah… when it’s 100, that’s what we want.
    We’re in a cold spell right now… hovering in the teens… Brrr

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    1. I would die in the teens. It’s been 30 year since I lived in the snow country. Brrrrrr.

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      1. Ya wouldn’t die, ya’d bundle up πŸ˜‰
        Let’s just say I have decided NOT to walk to work this week. Brrr – big time!

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      2. Yeah. Sounds like a good idea. πŸ›Œ

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  2. I can relate to their dilemma. During the winter months, I’m always looking for the sunny spots. Sweet post, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  3. The Twiggy Resort: Sunshine inspection! 😁😁😁 Very encouraging post, dear John!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. When they found the sun it wasn’t all that warm either. They did enjoy it though.

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      1. Ha-ha-ha! They must have been surprised, dear John! Therefore, the Twiggy inspection must fly to the Sun to check what’s going on. You know, budgies cannot comprehend what snow is. I remember Gregory’s surprised expression (as much as a parrot’s face might have one) looking through the window at winter time. So, The Sun has its secret doggy meaning for Lucy & Twiggy. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. Great story, Maria. I must not have been paying attention. Your budgie’s name is Gregory?

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      3. Thank you, my dear friend. In fact, there have been three budgies by now. Gregory is the most important, Petya’s friend. 😁

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      4. Do I know Petya?

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      5. Yes, of course! 😁😁😁Here is the post about them. Petya is the Russian version of Peter. He is his blue elephant. https://eternamenta.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/kindred-spirits-when-budgie-elephant-become-friends/

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      6. I missed that post. No wonder I was in the dark. Okay now I’m caught up. I had a budgie when I was a child. His name was Whiskers and he was blue like Gregory. 😊

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      7. So, now you know the point. Gregory was very intelligent & could speak little French. In fact, he asked me to teach him. (Mostly he spoke with sense). And did Whiskers talk much? 😁😁😁

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      8. Whiskers talked a mile a minute. He knew his name and address. He was always surprising me with his chatter. He has been gone for almost 70 years and I still think of him once and a while.

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      9. Oh, amazing bird, dear John! I admire with them! Gregory also has passed for 10 years ago, but his story will always remain incredible for me. He could speak little French, declared himself to be a Frenchman & a musketeer, had his friend-elephant. It is impressive. As I have told you I’m writing a book for children about Petya and Gregory’s adventures. At the moment I’m working on the Italian-English version. I delay a bit with the time, but I hope to use the Christmas feasts to make the first draft. Let’s see what will come out. I suppose that you should also mention your smart friend in your writings. He deserves it.

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      10. Sounds like a great children’s story potential, Maria.

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      11. 😁 Yes! Budgies for ever!

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  4. I don’t blame the girls for trying to stay in the sun, lols. πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s their favorite spot. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  5. I wonder who the “house boy” is? LOL

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    1. I was wondering the same thing!

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      1. Hello. 😁

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    2. Hahaha. You’re looking at him. 😁

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      1. Shocker. πŸ˜‰

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      2. I know right? πŸ™„

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  6. Perfect day for a walk, though, guys!

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    1. Yes, we already did that, Miss Jay Marie. 😁 We are pretty spoiled for sure.

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      1. and very polite, I see, too!

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  7. ❀ for you and all your girls finding the sweet warm spots, John. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. πŸ€—

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  8. Never mind those three dog nights. This clearly was a two-dog afternoon!

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    1. Hahaha. It certainly was, Linda. Thank you.

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  9. Finding just the right spot is key!

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    1. Goes for a nice scratch too. Thanks, Lori.

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  10. Cute post, John. It looks like the girls may end up inside. That’s chilly but be glad you’re not in New York. They had a blizzard there. Twiggy would have to leap through the snow. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Yes, I read about NY. These two wouldn’t know what to do in the snow. Thanks Suzanne. 😊

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Oh how we love the sunshine in winter! Great dialogue between the “sisters”… 🌞

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. They finally settled in the sun.

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  12. I hope Lucy and Twiggy were able to find enough sun to get in a little sun nap.

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    1. They did finally settle on the other side of the yard. They enjoyed it. Thanks, Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John. Sometimes a dog just has to explore all her options before making a final decision. πŸ™‚

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  13. Staying away from sensitive situations and discussions – sounds like my house these days!!

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    1. Seems things get more sensitive the older we get. Thanks, GP. 😊

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  14. The house boy gets a day off? What’s up with that? I hope the girls find some sun. Lucy is a great sister. Make sure they get a snack, John.

    Tell Twiggy Maddie says she might get lost in the snow up here today. 12″ on the ground and it’s not expected to stop for a few hours (and it’s 18 degrees)

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    1. They did find sun. OMG I would die in 18 degrees. The foot of snow would have to sit there for a while. I can see your blower at work right now. After all Maddie needs a business run. Keep those ears covered, πŸ₯Ά

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      1. We’ve tromped a path for Maddie. The snow is up to her whatsits and she is less than happy. It’s still snowing, so the blower will have to wait.

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      2. Oh dear. A waiting blower is not a happy blower. Give Maddy a pat. 😊

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  15. Hope they found a place to hang out for a while.

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    1. They finally settled on the other side of the yard. No patio service over there. 😁

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      1. It’s like being a cave dog.

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      2. For sure. Dark ages at least.

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  16. The harrowing hunt for warmth. Can totally relate to that since I have to go shovel snow now.

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    1. I feel for you. I haven’t done that for 30 years. 😁

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      1. It isn’t fun. Plus side, I didn’t have to go into work and drive through mess.

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      2. That is a plus.

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  17. Chilling days in the shade? No thanks …. find the sun or go inside! … Then again, running along the fence will warm you up.

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    1. It is true. The girls did have a ruckus and then a nap in the sun.

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  18. The house boy? Well, they’ve got you pegged!

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    1. Yup. They have had my number for a long time. Thanks, Noelle.

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  19. So even the house boy gets a day off.

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    1. I never knew that. I think Lucy was trying to get Twiggy over to the sun. I think she made that up given that the house boy waited on them hand and foot all day. 😁

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  20. Such drama!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Always. Over everything. Drama is king (or Queen) here. Thanks, Greg.

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  21. Nothing like some time with Twiggy & Lucy to start my day off right! They almost make me want another dog. Not quite, you understand. But ALMOST. πŸ˜€

    Granny sends ear scratches. Hope they find a warm, sunny spot soon!

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    1. I understand the aproach/avoidence conflict in another dog. They appreciate your scratches.

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  22. Message scent. Message received. Now where was that sunny spot ? Certainly not up here in the north today. Stay warm and comfy John.

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    1. You getting snow of is it just the East coast.

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      1. We got the northern edge as it passed through. Now we have our own lake effect. We are not getting anything like the east coast is getting. The ground is still warm enough that it self cleaned the pavement. Still have a couple inches on the yard.

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      2. That sounds okay then.

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  23. I’m not sure what 48 is in degrees Celsius, but it seems cold. During the winter the sun can shine but it is a cold shine.

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    1. 8.8888 degress C The sun is less heat for sure.

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      1. Shiver, John. When its 9 degrees C here, our whole country goes into shutdown from the cold.

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      2. No kidding. The folks up North laugh at us down here when they are sitting at minus degrees C

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  24. Being in the sun really warms you up, doesn’t it?

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    1. It does, Pit. Thanks. 😊

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  25. Twiggy is NOT still focusing on Lucy’s weight, is she?? I can see where these two would complain about 48-degree weather. They’d really hate it here, where it was 30 this morning! Have they tried curling up in a sunny, south-facing window … inside?!!

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    1. No they both decided calling names wasn’t a good idea. The inside is a second choice. They were out there for over an hour today.

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      1. They should sleep well tonight!

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      2. They are sacked out on the couch as I write this. 😊

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Those are the days to stay in the sun and avoid those shadows.

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    1. Yes they are. Thanks, Denise.

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  27. 48? Time to pull out the shorts and flip flops. We have a foot of snow, still coming down hard, and it’s 20-something degrees. I do hope the girls find some sun.

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    1. A foot of snow must be beautiful. They did find sun.

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      1. I’ll post a few photos tomorrow. Glad the girls found some sun. πŸ™‚

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  28. Oh, that’s sweet. I love these conversations!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. 😊

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  29. These visits with the girls — it always feels like sunshine, John. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thak you, Teagan. 😁

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  30. Ha, ha!πŸ˜… Lucy’s such a good older sister, and I love how Twiggy relies on her. So sweet❣️Stay warm and safe, John!

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  31. It is definitely warmer together! Smart girls! And the house boy is off today? What’s up with that? πŸ™‚ Love this!

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    1. Yeah, Lucy was telling a fib. The house boy is never off.

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  32. Love the togetherness. Yep, 48 is too chilly for my blood.

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    1. Mine too. Thanks, Joan.

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  33. Sounds like a great day to find a window with a sunbeam filtering through!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Jessica.

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  34. So cute, John, and Copper searches for the sun, too.

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    1. Smart dog for sure.

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  35. Must be rough, finding that warm spot. lol

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    1. It seems to be. At least one that they can agree on taking. Thanks, Staci. 😁

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  36. I hope they found their warm sunny spot on some concrete and soaked up the rays for a bit.

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  37. Ignatius J. B. · ·

    Interesting

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  38. Thanks for the giggle, John! The “house boy” lol. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thankyou, Natalie. You and yoours as well.

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  39. Wishing them warmth at this time of the year! And to the house boy!!

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    1. Thank you, Ankur.

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  40. Adorable dogs!

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    1. Thank you. Best wishes on your new blog.

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  41. Happy New Year to the ‘house boy,’ Lucy and Twiggy. πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you, Monika. All the best to you and crew too. (An unfortunate alliteration) πŸ₯‚

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      1. Not unfortunate…I LIKE it! Cheers πŸ₯ƒ πŸŽ‰ 🍾

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  42. So sweet…. Sisterly love! Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful New Year! ✨

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    1. You as well, Bette.

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