Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Play Outside

“Hey, Lucy, come quick.”

“Coming. What’s the emergency?”

“I saw the flounder running on top of the fence.”

“Flounder? What are you talking about.”

“Well, that’s what Mom and Dad call the squirrel.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“How did you figure that one out?”

“You see the squirrel, and someone says flounder, it’s not hard.”

“I guess the folks think we don’t know as much as we do.”

“Yeah, like do you hear the pitter-patter of little squirrel feet next door?”

“Even if one is over there, we aren’t going to get it.”

“Yeah, I guess that’s true. What now?”

“Since there is no squirrel to catch, how about a game of tag?”

“Well, are you sure there is nothing over there?”

“I’m telling you there’s nothing.”

“Okay, then. You run, and I’ll catch you.”

“Hey, Twiggy, you ran right by me.”

“I’m thinking of the dog Olympics.”

“You sure you can catch me?”

“The Puma slams on the breaks and sees the water buffalo in a weakened condition.”

 

Twiggy and Lucy

“What weakened condition? You overgrown house cat.”

“The Puma comes around for the killing blow.”

Twiggy and Lucy

 

“Hey, Puma. What happened to the killing blow.”

“The Puma thinks it is time to stretch out in the sun. She carefully makes her bed.”

“Brother.”

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  1. Wonder what they would do if they actually caught a squirrel.

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    1. They would be scared to death I’m sure. 😁

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  2. β€œWhat weakened condition? You overgrown house cat.” πŸ˜‚ That made me laugh out loud, John, something I certainly needed this morning, and the photos are a perfect accompaniment. Glad the girls are enjoying the sunshine and fresh air…

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    1. Always good to bring a laugh. Thanks for letting me know, Lori. 😁

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    In their dreams and their playful imaginations, anything can happen. Oh…I mean their dad’s imagination. Great job, John. Loved, “you overgrown house cat.” πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. That phrase made me laugh too. (Silly me anyway) Have a super day.

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  4. Their banter never ceases to put a smile on my face. Thanks, John. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. They love those belly rubs for sure. Thank you, Staci.

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  5. Taking a break right before the killing blow. Very wise and funny.
    Thanks.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Shalom aleichm. 😊

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  6. Twiggy has an extraordinarily long attention span!

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    1. About the same as a knat. Thanks, Frank.

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  7. The girls are in fine fettle this morning! I was happy to see a reappearance of the Puma and the water buffalo. I would say that the water buffalo won by default.

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    1. I think so too, Liz. I think the Puma saw this as an eventuality too. Hence the break. 😁 (Twiggy hates to lose)

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      1. Ha ha! πŸ˜€

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  8. I love Lucy and Twiggy moments. Looks like they’re having fun.

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    1. They did have a super day. The cold front made them pretty frisky. Thanks, Joan.

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  9. hahaha, thanks for the chuckles this morning, John. I needed that. Those girls certainly are cute!

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    1. Thank you, GP. Glad you like it. 😁

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  10. hahaha. those two are such characters!!

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    1. They certainly are. Thanks, Pamela. 😊

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  11. Looks like a beautiful day to be out and about. Twiggy is a little spitfire. Thanks for the morning smiles, John!

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    1. She tends to run around Lucy much to Lucy’s frustration. Glad you got a smile, Jill. 😊

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  12. John, so lovely to see your girls playing. Thank you. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jane. They play most days but it is a matter of me having a camera to catch it. 😁

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  13. Flounder? I’d love to know how that came about! My visions of a flounder cruising your fence are almost as amusing as Lucy and Twiggy’s antics. Almost.

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    1. In order not to aleart Twiggy to the squirrel which causes many widows and door scratching we named the squirrel “flounder.” That was a signal to divert Twiggy’s attention away from the doors and windows. She finally caught on. We now just open the door and the squirrel takes a leap to the tree from the fence. He then sits and scolds or taunts Twiggy. Good time had by all. 😁

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      1. It sounds better than television, that’s for sure.

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      2. Live action. It’s like Animal Planet. 😁

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  14. “the Flounder.” Haha. We used to spell “C A T” (as in, don’t let the dog know that the C A T is right outside the window.” Our dog figured out how to spell way before we knew that he knew. I wonder if your two cuties would know “F L O U N D E R”?? πŸ™‚

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    1. Twiggy has caught on to the name for sure. Spelling is another story. She does know o-u-t, c-a-r, t-r-e-a-t, b-a-t-h and v-e-t. If she spots the squirrel we just let her out. The squirrel likes the action too. Thanks, Pamela.

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      1. Haha. Our animals are much smarter than we realize. They just try to hide it at times.

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  15. They are so fun when they play puma and water buffalo. I’m grinning ear to ear.
    Guess you’re going to have to come up with a different name other than “flounder” for the squirrels now πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. We have given up. If Twiggy spots the squirrel (and by the way he sits on the fence until that happens) we just let her out. The squirrel jumps to a tree and then taunts Twiggy. They both enjoy it. Thanks, Mae.

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      1. LOL! πŸ™‚

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  16. I know I can always count on smiles Thursday mornings. Thanks, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. I’m glad. 😊

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  17. These two are just too cute. I imagine Lucy does look pretty big to Twiggy.

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    1. Twiggy pretty much gets her way until Lucy reaches the point of discipline. One paw thump and it’s over. Thanks, Dan

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      1. Does that sound like “womp” ?

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  18. THose two are so cute!! DotΒ΄s little sister arrived today. Not sure if theyΒ΄ll be writing blog posts anytime soon. Wish us luck.

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    1. Good luck for sure. What kind of dog is the Little Sister.

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  19. LOL! I was the water buffalo yesterday. Today, I’m the puma! Grrrr.

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  20. These two (you) crack me up. They are having a good time, aren’t they?

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    1. They are. Was glad I had the camera ready. Thanks, Noelle.

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  21. I love these post every week. We’ve also take to alternate words to discuss the squirrel. They caught onto “rodent” pretty fast.

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    1. Flounder is dead to us now. Gotta figure a new one if we want to control the mayhem. It is real easy to open the door though so maybe not. Thanks, Craig.

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  22. That first picture of Twiggy is darling! I marvel at how smart some dogs are. We got to the point of spelling “squirrel” yet Dallas still knew what we were talking about!

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    1. They are smart for sure.

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  23. Who’s a good puma? Who’s a good water buffalo ? Wait ! Is that another squirrel ? ! ? Happy Thursday John.

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    1. Flounder, John. Flounder.

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  24. As always, the pups have brought a much-needed smile today. For the past month or so, we have a pair of squirrels that spend much of the day on our back patio … possibly because I feed them peanuts, ‘Critter Crunch’, walnuts, and other delectables. If I sleep a bit later in the morning, or for some reason am a bit late feeding, they are sitting in the window ledge waiting and looking at me like, “You’re late, woman!” They bring me so much joy that I don’t even mind them leaving their peanut shells all over my patio!

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    1. Hahaha. Such a good story, Jill.

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  25. The antics of these two make me smile on a dreary day! Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. My pleasure, Jan.

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Our squirrels enjoy the dogs game always staying easily away from them. Cute pics!

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    1. Yes they are smart that way. Thanks, Denise.

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  27. I needed those chuckles today, John! Thanks. Such dynamic dialogue and action!! Twiggy can really run!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. She is quite fast for sure.

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  28. Some pretty nasty trash talking going on between those two . . . πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. They do try to psych each other out.

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  29. That was way too fun. Flounder! LOL!
    They are too smart for their britches, those two!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  30. Hahaha, the little potato looked so cute in her great Olympic marathon πŸ™‚

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    1. She is a fast one for sure. Thanks, Jessica.

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  31. Ha, ha! I think Twiggy’s obsessed with squirrels.🐿

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    1. You are so right. I think it is the idea of not being able to reach them. 😊

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  32. Sounds like they’re having a wonderful afternoon. The nap sounds great to me too and I wasn’t running thinking like an Olympian. 🀣

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    1. Hahaha. A nap always sounds good. Thanks, Deborah.

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  33. I can relate to your furry children. I have three dogs, a lab border collie mix, a chihuahua and a chihuahua dachshund mix. At night , before we go to bed, they line up barking at the back door as if their going out to hunt some creature in the dark. We open the door and they run out onto the patio and stop right in the middle of it and look back at the house as if they forgot why they wanted to go out. They are pretty much ‘lay around on the couch and snore’ dogs.

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    1. Lucy is more of a snore dog than Twiggy. Of course she is twelve and Twiggy only two. Thanks, Don. 😊

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  34. The girls are having lots of fun, John.

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    1. They are Robbie. Thank you.

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  35. Ha! Flounder… You slay me, John!
    Woo-hoo! Look at Twiggy go! Thanks for all this fun. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hugs, Teagan. Glad you liked it.

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  36. They’re the cutest John. Really. !!!

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    1. Thank you, Susannah. So glad you stopped by. They are worth a smile for sure.

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      1. They are like a Disney film, one’s short and all chest, the other a little like a racehorse, plus they’re obvious pals. I just love that. πŸ™‚

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      2. They are pals. They play every day and I was lucky to have a camera ready to go. They provide a lot of smiles for sure.

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      3. Even from afar. πŸ™‚

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      4. So glad. 😊

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  37. After a day of breaking codes and playing tag, the Puma deserves a nap.

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    1. For sure. 😁

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  38. I love when these two play Puma and Water Buffalo. And dog Olympics? Twiggy, you go girl!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  39. Adorable πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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