Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy at Leasure

Twiggy and Lucy

“So Little One. The sun is warm, and we have the day off.”

“What do you mean the day off.”

“There’s no UPS or FedEx deliveries scheduled. No ringing doorbell. No pumas or squirrels. Just peace and quiet.”

“How do you know all this?”

“I keep my ears open. I know when Mom is expecting a delivery. Also, the squirrel is busy down the street. The puma is resting in a chair.”

“You are so wise. I have to admit it is tranquil around here.”

“So let’s drink in the relaxation while we can.”

“Good advice. Seems a little too good to be true, though.”

“Hold on. What the heck was that?”

“I heard it too. See let your guard down, and the monsters invade.”

“What is up in that tree? Whatever it is should not be there.”

“You said that confounded squirrel was down the block.”

“Yeah, but there he is. I guess he’s not good on his word.”

“Word? You made a deal with the squirrel.”

“It’s called diplomacy, Little One. I arranged a cease-fire for the day.”

“Well, it looks like that fell through. I’m going to use some good old-fashioned kick-ass to get some peace.”

“We have him on the run. Maybe we can get back to our day of rest.”

“Mark my words, Lucy. The minute we sit down, some leaf blowing, squirrel loving, package delivering monster will show up.”

111 comments

  1. Always a DELIGHT!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😊

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    πŸ˜‚ “some leaf blowing, squirrel loving, package delivering monster” – that’s a quotable line for sure! Great dialogue, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m gad you liked it. 😁

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  3. You can never trust a bushy-tailed varmint.

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    1. You sure can’t trust them to watch your bag of fresh roasted peanuts. 😁

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  4. Wow! Loved it!! Keep sending more such writings! How imaginative!

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  5. What a team. Much love flowing to you and your girls, John. ❀ Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. 😊

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  6. I love it, particuarly Twiggy’s parting shot!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. I like this one. Especially the line with ‘I guess he’s not good on his word.’
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Yes. Squirrel’s are pretty untrusworthy. 😁 Shalom

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  8. ‘… some leaf blowing, squirrel loving, package delivering monster will show up.’ … OMG!!! Love this line, John. Too funny. Those poor girls must get exhausted, lols.

    Thanks for the Thursday fun. Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Harmony. I hope you day is lovely as well. 😊

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  9. A valuable lesson learned. Never trust a squirrel!

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    1. I think that is the walk-away here, Joan. Thank you. 😁

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  10. Funny, John!!
    You made – β€œWord? You made a deal with the squirrel.” – sound like a deal with the devil!

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    1. Lucy should have known better. (Maybe a metaphor for some countries in the world.) Thanks, GP.😊

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  11. Hard to relax when you’re a doggie. Love those two.

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    1. Thak you, Darlene. I see on Instagram that Dot and her new sibling are getting along. 😁

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      1. So far, so good. Took a bit of adjustment for Dot.

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      2. Sounds good though.

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  12. This was hilarious, John! Poor girls, I think they need a day at the spa. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They have an appointment on Friday. You are right. They need one. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  13. There’s just no rest for the guardians. It must feel good to know your safety is secure, John. I’d say these two deserve a treat.

    Well done! They are cute girls.

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    1. It is comforting to know we are living with such protection. Thank you. 😁

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      1. At least you’ll never be attacked by a UPS driver 😏

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      2. We have a sign just above the doorbell that says “Please don’t ring the Doorbell.” The only one that can’t read is the USPS lady. The funny thing is when she rings it she jumps back from the savage attack of the dogs on the glass door. You would think she could put that together. By the way there is no reason to ring it since we never have to sing for anything. 😁

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      3. It’s funny to have a doorbell with a don’t ring the bell sign. Iike the Wizard of Oz’s castle.

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      4. Yes it is. It is a video camera as well.

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  14. What a lovely spot to laze away an hour or a day.

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    1. Or for these two ten minutes. Thank you, Pamela. 😁

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  15. Oh that Twiggster is always on alert! Ready to jump into action even while sleeping.

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    1. Sometimes she sleeps with her eyes open anticipating the call to action. Thanks, Frank.

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  16. These two are so cute…the Starsky and Hutch of Lakewood!

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    1. Hahaha. I was thinking sometimes more of dumb and dumber. Thank you, Lori

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  17. I agree. Squirrels are evil. Can’t trust them. Give the girls some well-deserved ear scratches from me.

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    1. They sure appreciate that, Staci. Thank you. 😁

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  18. You can never trust those squirrels.

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    1. I know. What is with them anyway? Thanks, Teri.

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  19. They just can’t catch a break… Always on alert for those pesky things!
    Always elicit a smile from me with these. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I’m glad to hear that. Smiles are a good thing. 😁

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      1. Yes, they are. Good facial exercise and mood boosters, as well. πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‚

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      2. I agree. 😁

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  20. They are such fierce protectors and guard dogs, always on the job, even on their “day off.”
    I really got a kick out of the last line, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Mae.Always good to hear when a line works. 😁

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  21. Constant vigilance.

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    1. vigilanti semper

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  22. They should have known that confounded squirrel wouldn’t keep to the plan. Good to know the house is well guarded!

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    1. Yes, I don’t know what Lucy was thinking. Everyone knows you can’t trust a squirrel. Thanks, Noelle.😊

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  23. Hard to get any rest when the critters and delivery trucks are up and at ’em!

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    1. It is. There two have it rough for sure.

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  24. What is the world coming to ? Tranquility is not safe anymore.

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    1. Tranquility is dangerous.

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      1. It precedes the arrival of mongol and gothic hoards.

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      2. I think I hear them coming.

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  25. They would probably be bored without the squirrel but don’t want him to know it. Good discussion, John. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. I think you may be right. I think squirrelly feels the same way since ehe could certainly take a different path. Thanks, Suzanne. 😁

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  26. No rest for the ever-watchful eyes of Lucy and Twiggy. πŸ™‚ Thanks, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This made me laugh. Those darn squirrels and leaf blowing deliveries can ruin those peaceful monents.

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  28. No relaxing days at the Twiggy Resort, dear John! It is impossible to have a pleasant day off even before Fridays! What a life! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž

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    1. I know. These poor dogs. never anytime to themselves. 😁

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      1. So true! All for the people! Only for the people!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. Yes indeed. (They sound like socialists) πŸ˜‚

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  29. Thanks for gifting me with a smile, John. Lucy and Tiggy’s dialogues exchanges are perfect doggie-speak. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. 😁

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    So funny! Nothing quite like a squirrel to get under a dog’s skin. We live in a rural area and leave our back door open so Lulu, our yellow lab, can come and go. When we haven’t seen her in a while, we’ll often find her outside fixated one of the little buggers.

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    1. I know how that is. We have taken to calling squirrels “flounder” so she doesn’t get alerted. Thanks, Pete.

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  31. Ha, ha! You can’t let your guard down! I’d be afraid to visit you, John, with those ferocious guard dogs on alert. πŸ˜‰ Always a fun time, my friend!

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    1. Yes we put up a great front for sure. Thank you, Vashti. 😁

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  32. They are so smart, but what is this puma business?

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    1. Twiggy likes to pretend she is a puma and then attacked Lucy who she calls a water buffalo. 😁

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  33. Looks like Twiggy and Lucy are ready for a rumble! Do you have pumas running about?

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    1. No. Twiggy pretends she’s a Puma and then attacks Lucy the water buffalo.

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      1. Thanks for the back story πŸ™‚

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  34. Hahaha, the boss dogs at their best πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  35. You girls have it nailed. No more making a deal with a squirrel or else the water buffalo and puma will have to take over. This was terrific, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  36. This is so cute and funny, John. It’s really cheered me up after a looooong week.

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    1. Hey look at you. Thanks for the visit and I’m glad it came at a good time. 😁

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  37. It’s the “Hard Dog’s Life, for them.” (to the tune of Hard Knock life)…I know, I’m reaching here! Have a great weekend, John.

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    1. No reach. Twiggy thinks you are the only one on the planet who understand her angst. Thanks, Mark.

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  38. Kicking ass in order to achieve peace, huh? Methinks Twiggy has been reading our government handbook . . .

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    1. Hahaha. I hope you caught the complete metaphor. There is a lesson about trust that I hope our President understands.

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      1. So Joe should go slow?

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      2. As far as trusting a squirrel he should.

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      3. He’s going up a bunch of em . . .

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      4. One country in particular. Starts with a C.

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      5. Yeah, and it ain’t Canada either πŸ˜‰

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      6. Nope. I’ll give you a hint. Its chairman knew about Rona long before making mention of it to the rest of the freaking world.

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      7. I know of whom you speak, I just wanted to give my pals from Canada some shit. And yeah, Trump for all his tough talk . . . not so tough with them when it counted most.

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      8. Of course, we have to comply with the executive order and not say bad things about those guys even though they want to see us underground. 😬

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      9. The executive order best be careful about being tolerant of the intolerable.

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      10. My thought exactly. 😊

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      11. It’s been a sketchy start thus far but hey, at least it LOOKS presidential for the first time in way too long.

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      12. I am worried about the idea of trying to build unity with huge spending and an open door to brigands in the name of diversity. Yeah, he does wear nice suits and his wife seems to like him. Okay, I’ll give it to you. he is more presidential.

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      13. I have a few issues with his programs. And uh, maybe I’m a hater for saying this, but if Tom wants to be Tanya, it doesn’t allow him to compete against females. He can identify however he pleases, I’ve got zero qualms. But let’s be realistic about athletic competitions.

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      14. Tom? Tanya? Where have I been?

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  39. LOL! Kickass Twiggy and Lucy are so darn fun and cute! I hope no more monsters show up and curtail their day off. 🀣

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    1. Yes if monsters don’t show up they will invent them.

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