Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Looking for Green

Lucy and Twiggy

“So you wanted to come out and look for green. What is that?”

“Looks green, but I think it’s an old leaf.”

“Okay, then leave it and keep looking.”

“Well, I have to make sure.”

Hey, look at the lawn. Doesn’t that have a green hue?”

“Hue? What the heck is a hue?”

“Just call it a hint of green then.”

“I’m heading for the patio. There is always green out there.”

“This time, you are going to be disappointed. Nothing green.”

“Darn. Looks like the freeze got everything except the bushes at the fence.”

“Looks that way. Why are you so interested in Green, anyway?”

“I heard Saint Patrick’s day is coming. It’s a day for wearing O’ the green.”

“For heaven’s sake. I thought it was a matter of life or death when you first told me we needed to find the green. Forget it.”

“What about the luck you’ll miss by not wearing green?”

“Here’s a downspout thingy you could wear.”

“Come on, Lucy, get serious. We need something green to wear.”

“Okay. We’ll ask Mom if he has anything you can put on.”

“I hope she doesn’t drag out that holiday sweater.”

“Come to think about it. There is a lot of green on it.”

“Maybe we should ask Dad. He might have an idea.”

“Okay, but I think the sweater would look cute on you.”

“You are teasing, right?”

“Right.”

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  1. Looks like the frost did a number on your turf, John. At least it won’t need cutting for a while.

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    1. This is Zoysa grass. It goes completely dormant in the winter and stays that way until longer daylight hours. It is freeze resistant. We will see what happens. I do have concerns about a couple of areas. Thanks, Keith

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  2. Proper sartorial care is important, something the girls clearly recognize!☺️

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    1. Yes they do. Thank you, Lori. 😁

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  3. Sorry about the lawn, John. Lucy doesn’t seem to stressed about it. Thanks for the smiles this morning!

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    1. Lucy is pretty chill on everything. Thank you, Jill.

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  4. Winter just won’t go away this year.

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    1. It does seem that way. 😁

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I’ve always wondered if dogs like the sweaters that parents buy for them. I suspect if it brings more cuddles and an extra nibble they think it’s worth it. You’re a dog whisperer, what do you think? BTW, I loved the morning search for green, but I always love Thursday – A Little Personal. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I loved your comment. I think dogs in general hate sweaters. I know ours do. I think they would rather face the cold. Seems silly but they fight them like crazy. Lucy acts like a bucking bronco and Twiggy brushes against the couch trying to rub it off. We have given up. 😁

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        It’s only fair that they win sometimes. 🀣

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      2. Their winning percentage is 99.9%

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  6. On one day a year we are all Irish. Let’s hope the luck holds.

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    1. Let’s hope, Pamela.

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  7. With all that sniffing they’re doing, I’m wondering what green smells like.

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    1. I caught Twiggy munching on a weed. Maybe green smells like food. 😁

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      1. The makes sense.

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  8. I am assuming the holiday sweater is not a favourite, John.

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    1. It is at the top of the unfavorite things. Thanks, Robbie. 😁

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  9. OMG, I can just see the girls in a holiday sweater! Sorry about the lawn, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. The lawn is actually okay. It is a type of grass that goes dormant in the winter. It is still too early to assess any fallout from the freeze. Usually it is pretty tolerant but that was some freeze. Thanks you, Harmony. We’ll see how it develops. 😁

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  10. Toenails. They hate that, too, but it’s less embarrassing.

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  11. I remember the trouble you went through getting the lawn. Is it now dead or late? Oh wait – what is Twiggy thinking because isn’t she averse to wearing anything?

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    1. It is Zoysa grass which is dormant in the winter. I suspect there are some damaged spots but overall will be okay. Yes, Twiggy hates sweaters. 😁

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      1. I get it now … Twiggy is will I g to talk about sweaters she won’t wear. …meanwhile zoysa is very resilient!

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      2. Yes. Twiggy is willing to talk about anything. Zoysia is tough for sure.

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      3. Just let her know that I’m catching onto her ways.

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  12. Oh, no. Not the sweaters!

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    1. No, anything but.😊 Thanks, Staci.

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  13. We’re starting to see some green around here. Daffodils are already blooming.

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    1. That is terrific, Teri.

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  14. You’ll be back to green in no time! Our snow is melting big time and now we are starting to see the muck. Oh, the joys of spring!

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    1. Yes we will be green pretty soon. Thanks, Dale. Always disliked what was left after the snows in Michigan

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      1. Happy for you. And today’s walk was an exercise in avoidance. Of huge puddles!

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      2. Don’t want to get another boot full.

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      3. Hah! No, thank you very much.

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  15. I think they would both look adorable in green, but then they always look and act adorable.
    I hope it isn’t long before there is plenty of green lawn for them to roll around in!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. They do love there backyard. 😁

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  16. I heard post-freeze lawnmowers for the first time yesterday, and smelled (GASP!) freshly mown grass. You’ll be fine, especially with Zoysia. What really got me is your mention of St. Patrick’s Day. My time sense is so ‘off’ it’s terrible. Setting the clocks forward this weekend seems just wrong. I feel like it’s still January.

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    1. I do too. I also hate that clock setting thing. Just when you think the dogs have found a routine something upsets it.

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  17. I always wondered what dogs thought of sweaters. I guess I now know. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing these two!

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Jan. 😁

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  18. Tell these two that their granny in Florida has plenty of green around her house (except the lawn, which is dry and unhappy right now). AND be sure to tell them that on St. Patrick’s Day, I will not only be wearing green, I’ll be eating it–in the form of a green-iced birthday cake. Happy to share a virtual slice with good doggies like Twiggy & Lucy! Meantime, I see a bit of green popping up in these pics, so it won’t be long before these two will be rolling in it, if not actually wearing it. Happy spring! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Birthday in advance, Marcia. 😁

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  19. Disclaimer – no actual dogs were harmed in the filming of this festive green holiday sweater.

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    1. Thank you John PETA

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  20. I hope the freeze didn’t damage the grass, John. On the other hand, ours is very green and so are the weeds! πŸ˜‚

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    1. I think the grass is fine. It is dormant in the winter and will wake up shortly.

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  21. We need to see you in that sweater, John. I always enjoy the girl talk between those two.

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    1. I think all my sweaters might be too small. I haven’t lived in sweater country for 20 years.

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  22. Yards are brown around here too and now the live oaks are loosing their leaves so there are brown leaves everywhere. I hope yours comes back soon. At least your bushes by the fence survived. Maybe you could find the girls some green treats for St. Patrick’s Day.

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    1. Yes maybe we could have some green treats. Our live oaks are bald from the freeze.

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  23. Ha-ha-ha! That’s an amazing discussion, dear John. A green St. Patrick’s Day at the Twiggy Resort! Be it so! ☘☘☘🍻

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    1. Thank you, Maria. No better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with green. πŸΈπŸ¦–β˜˜οΈπŸ¦ŽπŸ₯¦πŸ«‘ 😁

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Maybe they will run across a four leaf clover soon:)

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    1. That would be fun. Thanks, Denise. πŸ€

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  25. I suggest a jaunty green scarf for both girls! Much better than sweaters according to all the dogs I’ve talked to recently. πŸ’š

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    1. Sounds like a winning idea. Thanks, Pamela.

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  26. I don’t think green will ever look so good as this year. I did see a bit of good news yesterday. A tulip tree getting ready to bloom.

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    1. I love tulip trees. Thanks, Joan.

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  27. petespringerauthor · ·

    Can’t you just see their wheels turning when the clothes come out? “Oh no, not again!”

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    1. Yes. They also run for cover. 😁

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  28. Well, it’s a good thing that this weekend (Sunday) is ‘Daylight Saving Time.’ We’ll get a little more daylight and hopefully sun. Twiggy needs a green tutu for St. Patrick’s Day. πŸ˜‰ Ha, ha.

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    1. Hahahaha. I could see her in a tutu. She would probably bite me. (Just kidding) Thanks, Vashti.

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  29. We have Zoysa sod around our house and all the others in this settlement. We’ve been told not to expect anything green until late June and it will be gone by September. Phooey. We are going to overseed with rye grass.

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    1. Wait and see. I love Zoysia.

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  30. We don’t have much green yet, but … this morning the crocuses were blooming!!! Needless to say, I ran out to snap a picture. Then later today we had thunderstorms … a sure sign of spring!

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    1. Sounds like an Ohio spring for sure. 😁

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  31. Lol. I enjoyed, shame about the lawn!

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    1. Thanks, Marje. The lawn is dormenent. It will come back. There are parts that out freeze caused some damage but not everywhere. 😊

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      1. Glad to hear John. Here’s to Spring!

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      2. Yes indeed. 😁

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  32. ❀ for you and your girls, John. Xx

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    1. Thank you Jane. ❀️

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  33. Well, you’ve got more green in your lawn than we do. It’s all winter yellow/brown here.
    We just got more snow so it’s still some weeks away until our grass and lawns start greening up.
    The girls would look adorable in St. Paddy’s Day sweaters, or neckerchiefs. Sp?

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, Deborah. 😁

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  34. We want Twiggy sweater! We want Twiggy sweater!

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    1. Oh, behave. 😊

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      1. I knew that. Thought I would say it though

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  35. Haha! I hope these two find some green to wear.

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    1. I think they will. 😁

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      1. Ooo, I’m excited!

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