Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Stay Inside.

Lucy and Twiggy

“How about it, Little One. Want to go outside?”

“Let’s check the temperature first. Hey Dad, what’s the temp outside?”

“Let’s see. Right now, it’s 41 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 5 degrees Celsius. The high today will be 43 F (6.1 C) The low tonight is 34 F (1.1 C). Want to know what the market is doing?”

“No thanks, Dad. We have enough information.”

“Boy, he loves to go on, doesn’t he?”

“Yeah, well, you know how humans are.”

“So back to the original question. Want to go out?”

“You’re kidding, right? It is 41 degrees out there. Nothing good happens in 41 degrees.”

“You know there are dogs all over the world who go out in below zero weather and snow.”

“Yeah, well, they don’t live with me.”

“Should we ask if there is better weather tomorrow, Lucy?”

“We should ask tomorrow. I saw the weather forecast, and it doesn’t look good. Besides, I don’t want to get dad wound up again.”

“So what toy should we play with inside, Little one?”

“I think the tuggy toy is just sitting there waiting for us.”

 

 

126 comments

  1. You all certainly experienced a precipitous drop in temperature yesterday, John! Got a note from my brother in San Antonio and he said it was quite, ahem, bracing. Think the girls have the right idea to stay inside and hold down the couch. Looks quite comfy!๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. They love their couch, Lori. They also love the outdoor when the temps are right. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Lucy has such an expressive face! Loved this one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. She cracks me up sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Such wisdom. Stay inside when itโ€™s cold. We should all follow that advice.

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    1. If we can. These two have the luxury for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    The pups are adorable and your imagined dialogue tops the charts. ๐Ÿ’— We’re in the low 20s and house-confined. Everything is covered with ice, and we’re predicted to have the same for another week. Thank goodness for heaters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We are getting a week like that as well. One forecast has us at 7 degrees Sunday night. (Lowest temperature ever) Stay warm ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ “I don’t live with them”….oh, Twiggy! It would be hard for her to live in snow & frost! So, The Twiggy resort is looking for a frosty Friday. Brilliant set, dear John!

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    1. The Twiggy resort is trying to figure out how to stay warm. We are going to have low temps of -13 C on Sunday. We are not built for this kind of cold. Thank you, Maria. ๐Ÿฅถ

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      1. Oh…well…Grog, Glinwein, whiskey & hot tea for you & some too warm clothes for the dogs. Indeed -13 for Texas is something extraordinary! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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      2. It is extraordinary for sure. I like the idea of all those warm drinks. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. Well…they work, dear John! We use this method to keep heat…however it demands some limits ๐Ÿ™‚ Wild fur coats for the dogs would be a great solution as well.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      4. These guys have sweaters. Might have to use them

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  6. I can’t blame them for staying inside with this arctic blitz about to hit!

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    1. I would like to know what is going on around here? We live in Texas for heaven’s sake. ๐Ÿฅถ Thanks, Joan

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      1. Our forecast for the next several days looks dismal. ๐Ÿฅถ

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      2. Man alive. We are not built for this. Hot toddy’s all around. ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Weโ€™re well into minus temps and have freezing rain forecast, brrr ๐Ÿฅถ. Keep warm and safe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We are looking at -13 C for Sunday night. We need to go to South America. Thanks, Harmony. Try to stay warm. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Ha ha! This was great! (“Yeah, well, you know how humans are.”)

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    1. Thank you, Liz. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  9. At least theyโ€™re up for inside games.

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    1. They did have quite a ruckus yesterday. Reminded me of the old saloon fights in the movies. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  10. Hey – pass some of that cool weather across the Gulf, will ya?!! I’ve got the air conditioning on lately.

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    1. Geez. I have blue knees over here. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. The girls would not do well up here. Glad they can entertain themselves inside. Give them belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Belly rubs are always welcome. You are right. They. are Southern dogs for sure.

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  12. Too cold for man or beast! I donยดt blame them for wanting to stay in. Iยดm not showing that watch to hubby as heยดll want one.

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    1. It is an Apple watch. He will want one. It is like having a personal assistant. It even takes calls.

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      1. Yikes! Then I’ll be replaced.

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  13. Humans do tend to go on and on. Especially complaning about the weather.
    Have a great day John.

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    1. Thank you, Andrew. You as well.

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  14. I think Twiggy could have been talked into going outside if Lucy would have posed a different question – such as, Do you want to go outside to see if any squirrels have invaded our domain?

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    1. Yes. You are right. In fact, they spotted a squirrel and were out the door in a flash.

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  15. It’s 64 outside already, and rapidly heading to 84. Tell Twiggy and Lucy they need a Florida vacation! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I don’t want to give them the opportunity of choosing between us and 84 degrees. I’m afraid of which they would choose. Thanks, Marcia. ๐Ÿ˜

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  16. It feels like Bizarro World! I don’t blame the kids for keeping it inside, not at all.

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    1. You have it pegged. Bizarro indeed. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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      1. Have a great Friday Eve

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      2. You as well Pilgrim. ๐Ÿ˜

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  17. A warm, comfy couch beats 41 degree weather any day – they have the right idea.

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    1. Today’s high is 37. Gad zooks. ๐Ÿฅถ

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  18. Whyever would they want to go out in THAT temp? It’s not like they have a fur coat like Zeke does. I love how in each picture they are basically in the same position! Proof they ain’t going nowhere!

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    1. I took about 20 shots and you are right. They hardly moved. In fact, that was pretty much the day right there

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      1. Who can blame them!

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      2. Not me. That are doing the same today. It is 32 degrees right now.

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      3. Stay warm!!

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      4. Shouldn’t be too hard… don’t go outside!

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      5. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  19. I was here for the freezes of ’90 and ’83, and remember them well enough to know I’d prefer to avoid another experience like that. If we avoid ice, we can survive the cold — as long as there are sofas! You’re good for a two-dog night, but if it turns into a three-dog night, Twiggy and Lucy are going to have to work a little harder!

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    1. Hahaha. That is true, Linda. They do quite well for two dogs. Maybe they’ll rise to a three dog level. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜

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  20. Poor girls. I feel for them. 41 is so wrong in Texas. I’m glad they have the tuggy toy for inside entertainment. We just had another snowfall (roads are a mess) and there is more coming this weekend, then next Tuesday. If I didn’t have to head to the office, I’d be hibernating inside too. Very smart girls!

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    1. Yes they are lucky. We feel for you workers too. We are getting forecasts of not above freezing for five days and lows in the teens. ๐Ÿฅถ

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      1. Brrr! Stay warm down there!

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      2. Getting colder. ๐Ÿ˜

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  21. Wow, your temps are about the same as here! The looks on Lucy’s and Twiggy’s faces are just hilarious together with the conversation!

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    1. These two provide the looks. I give the interpretation. Thanks, Noelle

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  22. Whatever you do John don’t tell the girls about 22 degrees and snow drifts. Not that we have the snow drifts today.

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    1. Yes. We are expecting 4 inches.

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  23. They are really right in wanting to stay inside. In German we’d say, “Es ist ein Wetter, bei dem man keinen Hund vor die Tuer jagen sollte.”

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    1. I think ours would refuse to be chased out the door as well. Thanks, Pit.

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  24. It’s strange when I read about how cold it is there at the moment. It’s 4.00 a.m Friday morning here in OZ and already 58 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re looking at a mild day hitting the maximum of around 78 degrees Fahrenheit by lunchtime. I’ll send the girls a postcard to warm them up. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Just send warm air, Soooz.

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  25. They seem pretty comfy on that couch, John. 41 degrees? Maddie would be all over that. We did the shortest possible walk today Out to the corner and back via the other side of the street. It was 20 degrees, but Maddie really wanted to walk. She didn’t argue when I said I thought we should go home.

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    1. Yes we are going to go to 11 on Sunday. YUK

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      1. Oh, I am sorry to hear that. I hope you can keep those girls warm. I hope you and the Producer can stay warm, too.

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      2. Well Dale gave some good advice. “Just don’t go outside,” she said.

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      3. Good for you but bad for the carpets if you don’t let the girls out ๐Ÿ˜

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    They look too comfortable to go outside in the cold ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. They are for sure. Still haven’t today (Except for necessities)

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  27. I will resist the urge to gloat – I look out the big window, see my great South Mountain with clear blue skies above…it must be heaven ’cause hell is in another zip code.
    Hugs to the girls and a smug smile for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I know you guys are toasty. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  28. Don’t you want to be a dog in your next life -considering there might be one? A dog in your home or a home of a dog lover? They look so cozy. Our two are snoozing in the living room, while I am working. Sometimes I wonder about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I think I would like to come back as Twiggy or Lucy. ๐Ÿ˜

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  29. Oh, that look on Lucy’s face in that final photo! I agree with them. It’s best to stay inside! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Lucy knows best.

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  30. John, I saw about that immense traffic pileup on I-35 near Ft. Worth. What a mess! All that ice and cold … in Texas, too. We kind of expect the misery up here, but y’all aren’t used to it. I’m with the girls: stay inside and on that sofa!!

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    1. We are not used to it for sure. ๐Ÿฅถ

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  31. The girls have the right idea – stay on that warm and lovely sofa. Smart girls! But it will only get worse in a few days and 41 may not seem so bad. Stay warm!

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    1. I agree. Already 41 seems like a good idea. We are getting ice today.

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  32. I guess that means the girls will never come here and visit me. 11 degrees this morning, but it did “warm up” to 28! Happy wintering! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Happy Wintering indeed. Thank you, Pamela

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  33. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I’ll consult Twiggy and Lucy next time The Weather Channel is off-air or need marketing advice. I know about a bear and bull market, but what about a dog market?

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    1. The dog market is alive and well.

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  34. I love that watch, John, it’s so practical. I don’t blame Lucy for wanting to stay in, 41ยบ F is awfully cold. It was around 84ยบ F earlier and it’s 79ยบ now. I wish it would get a little cooler, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. We had 30 degrees all day today and rain so now the trees are covered with Ice.๐Ÿฅถ

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      1. Yikes! Well, try to stay warm my friend.

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      2. I will. Thanks, Vashti.

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  35. Great logic. I would stay inside too.

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    1. I will, Molly Shea.

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  36. Tug is a good inside game on a cold day. They’re so cute. Stay warm!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah

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  37. Kind of cold on those tender paws..I don’t blame them.

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  38. I think they’re smart in staying on that cozy sofa, John. Stay warm!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I think I will. ๐Ÿ˜

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  39. I agree with them. When I was younger, it didn’t bother me as much. Now I have a little heater near where I sit. I have a thick quilt on my bed. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. I’m with you. I have a down comforter on the bed. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  40. Haha – I’m reading these in reverse order so I’m assuming that patio has snow on it now?

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      1. Well that’s worse – hope it melts soon so Twiggy and Lucy don’t slip.

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      2. Yes. We have been in the twentys since the ice storm.

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      3. Too cold – here too – I guess it’s another Valley Forge PA winter

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      4. Good thing the revolution is over.

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  41. Oh, those girls are the wise ones. They always are.

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    1. So true isn’t it?

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      1. Yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. Lucy is a very sensible dog, John, she must take after her dad.

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    1. Hahahaha. I think the mom would have some words about the dad’s sensibility, but thank you.๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  43. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  44. Thanks for the read. It was a nice escape lol

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    1. Thank you, Garrett. Always good to get away. I appreciate that you told me so. ๐Ÿ˜

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