Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside

Twiggy and Lucy

“Where you going, Lucy?”

“I was going to have a lay down on the chaise.”

“Aw, come on. Let’s go to the yard.”

“I suppose I could lay in the yard just as well.”

“Wait up. I have been looking at some things.”

“What kind of things, Little One?”

“Green things. Look here.”

“That is a weed. They are the first things up. The boss is going to need a pre-emergent weed killer.”

“Hold on. A pre what?”

“It lays in wait for the weeds as they grow. It is put on before they start.”

“This cute little weed is going to die?”

“That’s the whole point. Weeds are not good in the grass.”

“Why not. Look at ’em. They are green before anything else.”

“That’s true, Little One, but they still have to go.”

“I can’t believe it. I mean, they aren’t hurting anything.”

“Not now, but when they get bigger and invite all their friends, it’s a different story.”

“I guess you know what’s best, Lucy.”

“Trust me. They don’t feel anything, and the grass will be better off.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“You are lucky you had a full life, little leaf. The weeds don’t have a chance.”

“I know she’s over there mourning the weeds. I sure hope she forgets about them. She’ll make my life a nightmare with all the questions.”

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  1. weed or no weed – they are chilling on the sun πŸ™‚ two verrryyyy busy dogs haha

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    1. So true. Always something going on. 😁

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  2. “You are lucky you had a full life, little leaf. The weeds don’t have a chance.” … love this line!

    I once asked my gardener to hold off cutting the grass until the daisies and buttercups had gone. They looked so beautiful, lols.

    Have a great day, John πŸ™‚

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    1. I can seethe gardener’s face now. Here it is. πŸ™„

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  3. My dogs would have just eaten the little green weed. I love that she cared. They are both so sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😁 The story was prompted by Twiggy eating a weed.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What a cute dialogue, John. Sympathies for the baby weed? Now that’s a writing achievement and a delight to read. 😊

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    1. How to tell a kid something is expendable is a hard discussion. Innocence would dictate that all things have benefit. Thanks, Gwen. 😊

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  5. Aw…Twiggy has such a compassionate little heart. So sweet, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I think she would vote for all of us to follow her lead and care more for others. (Oops. I exposed the metaphor) 😊

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  6. But Lucy… doesn’t the weed deserve to live? πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, Lucy. Are you so cold hearted that you can’t have some empathy for others? It is a deep question, Joan. One that we all should ask more. Thank you.😁

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  7. Poor long-suffering Lucy . . .

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  8. haha, the endless questions of a child, eh? Why is that? What is this?

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    1. Make us all think about trying to find the answers, GP. 😁 Thank you.

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  9. Twiggy is lucky to have Lucy around. … but oh no … someday she’s going to be the elder, wise one?

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    1. Yes she is. Not a day we are looking to see. Thanks, Frank.

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  10. Twiggy is a good soul. I hope she doesn’t drive Lucy crazy with the questions.

    Maddie will send Twiggy some pictures, John. We mow around weeds here. The bunnies love to munch on them.

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    1. Leaving bunny treats sounds like a great idea. Thanks, Dan. 😁

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      1. Of course, I’m not sure how the girls would react to a bunny in the yard.

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      2. True enough. Might be a bit of a rodeo.

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  11. Ha ha. Now I’m starting to feel sympathy for the weeds!

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    1. Yes, it can happen especially when they are the first green things to make an appearance. Thanks, Pam.

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  12. I’m with Twiggy. Poor little weeds. Funny how we’ve designated some plants as bad because of lawn aesthetics.

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    1. We do that with a number of things. Thanks, Charles. 😊

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  13. Poor Lucy. She could be in for a long day. But a pox upon the weeds, anyway.

    Ear scratches and belly rubs for the girls.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. We love that. 😁

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  14. Bond would have eaten the weed and saved you the trouble, John.

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    1. The story was prompted by Twiggy eating a weed. Thanks, Teri. 😊

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  15. Poor Twiggy. I hope she doesn’t mourn everything that way. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Well, she doesn’t feel that way about the squirrel. Thanks, Suzanne. 😁

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  16. Too funny. I like your sense of humour.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Shalom.

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  17. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    I LOVE these two!!! So funny, I almost feel sorry for the weeds. Almost. (Nutsedge is an herbal minion of Satan, hence my “almost.”)

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    1. We tried to eliminate nutsedge with a product named Image. Took out the lawn too. You are right about minion of Satan. 😁

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      1. I tried Image without much success, though ours is not in a lawn. Our backyard is all beds, with brick paving between and around them, and it grows in the cracks. The one thing I found that killed it killed things in my flowerbeds 5 feet away from where it was applied, even though I didn’t spray it, but used a brush to apply it. Backbreaking work, and STILL have the stinkin’ nutsedge. Talk about a minion! πŸ˜–

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      2. Hahaha.If I find the magic bullet, I’ll let you know.😁

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  18. Thursday joy. Thank you, John and much ❀ to you and your girls. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane 😁

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  19. Twiggy is such a curious little soul. Hopefully, she’ll find something to distract her away from mourning the weed. Then she can bombard Lucy with a different set of questions!

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    1. You are so right. She seems to be able to question everything. Thanks, Mae.

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  20. Lucy really is a saint…always answering Twiggy’s questions with such patience, and rendering her wisdom with such aplomb. Look at the way she’s lounging in the sun…clearly comfortable in her wisdom. Love these two. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Lucy doesn’t make any sudden moves for sure. 😁

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  21. Aw, caring for a weed. Twiggy has a soft heart. Looked like they were having a good sniff around!

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    1. The always read their smell mail before starting the day. Thanks, Noelle.

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  22. Aw, what a sweet little heart. So cute, John. I also feel sad for the little weed.

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    1. Yes we all do cause we know it’s days are numbered. Thank you, Diana.

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      1. Ha ha. Poor little weed is doomed.

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  23. Mon Dieu! Today an ecological summit has taken place at the Twiggy Resort. Weeds & Eco-Fridays are the main topics to be discussed. πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ And poor little weed,,,indeed, dear John!

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    1. Yes, Twiggy has signed the French accord on globial warming. 😁 From my point of view the weed will be history. MooHahahaha.

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      1. At last, dear John! The international community has longed for it. Hurrah! No weed any more ever! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž

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      2. Or at least a week. πŸ˜‚

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    The weeds finally won at our house. We mow them now.

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    1. There you go. The best way in the end.

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  25. The ever-patient big sister. πŸ™‚ Yep! Gotta watch out for the weeds. Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. I know. They are subversive dickens. Thanks, Jan

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  26. Lots of wisdom and sensitivity shared by these two cuties, John — thank you for capturing their precious conversation!

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    1. Thank you, Debby. 😁

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  27. So cute enjoying their yard. Otto would have marked the weed as his personal property.

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    1. Thanks, Craig.

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  28. I’m kinda with Twiggy on this one. Weeds are really only weeds because they’re in the wrong place. They get a bit of a bum wrap, really. Poor little sensitive soul.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jessica

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  29. Oh yes, weeds be gone! Do you have thistles where you live? I’m in constant battle with them.

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    1. No thistles. Thaks heavens. 😁

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      1. Yes those are the worst and on the enemy list here!

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  30. Twiggy and I would make a good pair. I’m on the side of the ‘weeds,’ too — but you already know that! I will agree that getting a quick start on them’s important if you don’t want them around, though. You can’t depend on Twiggy to eat them all!

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    1. That is for sure. She is focused on them now but all we have to do is wait a day or have a squirrel run across the fence. Thank you, Linda.

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  31. Twiggy the empath πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes for sure. πŸ˜‚

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  32. LOL! I had the same question as Twiggy did in my head…a pre what? I hope Twiggy gets distracted so she doesn’t ask Lucy a bunch of questions.

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    1. Yes she did. (Of course) Thanks, Deborah.

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  33. One man’s weed is another’s flower… I’m sure Twiggy will get over it!

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    1. I think so too. She already has.

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      1. Attention span not so wide, eh? πŸ˜‰

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      2. The width of a gnat.

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      3. I was gonna say that πŸ˜‰

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      4. Hahaha. Great minds again. 😁

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  34. Who’s a good philosopher ? Who’s a good philosopher ! I won’t get into the whole explanation of why a lawn is green mulch that is only tolerated until the garden can be expanded. Who’s a good philosopher… uh I am allergic to dog biscuits. Can I have three fingers to wash this taste out of my mouth ? (tail wagging)

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    1. Hahahaha. Good dog, John.

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  35. It looks like Lucy is re-thinking her Weeds 101 lesson with Twiggy, buahahaha!

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    1. Hahahaha. I think she is for sure. Thanks, Marc.

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  36. Aww, Twiggy is so sweet, John. Loved this line: “Not now, but when they get bigger and invite all their friends, it’s a different story.” Made me laugh. I can understand Twiggy’s thinking though, they are green and pretty. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. They make great snacks too.

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  37. Twiggy, stick with Lucy. She’ll help you get over the mourning period.

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    1. Yes, she will. 😁

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