Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside.

Twiggy and Lucy

“Looks like a nice day to be outside.”

“Yeah, it does. Not too hot and lots of clouds.”

“I see mom put out some flowers.”

“Yes, Little One, the first of the season.”

“Hey, what’s this. Somebody left a piece of kibble here.”

“I would leave that alone if I were you.”

“Whoa. This has a real bite to it.”

“I told you to leave it alone.”

“I don’t think I ever tasted anything like that before.”

“That’s cause it’s not kibble.”

“What is it then.”

“I suspect it is squirrel poop.”

“I’m glad you are so fast, Lucy.”

“Yeah, why were you chasing me anyway?”

“Calling that kibble squirrel poop. Hey, do you hear that?”

“Whatever it is, you sure picked up speed.”

“We need to get in. There is danger.”

“Hold on, Little One. Mom will open the door.”

“No time, no time, I gotta save us.”

“Okay, Little one. I’m coming to help bark the door open.”

“See, I told you so. A delivery truck for next door.”

“Well, at least it’s not UPS.”

“I wonder if I can bark this one to Tulsa?”

“Easy Little one. Let it rip.”

110 comments

  1. The girls sure are having an exciting time of it, lols. Have a lovely day, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Their slice of life. Thank you, Harmony.

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  2. Oh, no,not squirrel poop!! (Next time, best heed the warning of someone older and wiser, Twiggy.)

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    1. Yes indeed. Thank you liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. The grimace on Twiggy’s face was just priceless.

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  3. The flowers and the green leaves on the wall look nice. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thse are cross vines. Unlike most others that I have seen around town these did not die in the freeze. They came through even stronger. Thanks, Pit.

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      1. Our Trumpet Vine also survived the freeze.

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      2. They are pretty hardy too.

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  4. Whilst it may not be the best thing to pick up and eat, there are worse substances than squirrel droppings. Trevor once managed to find a pellet of mouse poison whilst rummaging around in a barn. Thanks to the quick actions of a vet, he came out of it with no lasting ill-effects. Another hour and it could have been a different story!

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    1. Oh my goodness. So glad you got him to the vet in time. We worry because Twiggy puts everything in her mouth. She was actually eating a piece of grass but her expression looked like it was something that didn’t taste very good. I threw in the squirrel poop idea. Thanks, Keith

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      1. Both Ulysse and then Eos have had the same attitude. When offered something to eat, they sniff it, lick the air then, if suitable, tentatively take it. The basic message is, “What is this? Will I like it?” and often they’d walk away. Trevor’s thing has invariably been, “Give it to me. If I hate it, I’ll spit it out.” Very rarely (unless there are tablets involved) he’ll spit something out; generally though, not.

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      2. Twiggy only takes what she knows. Anything else hits the floor. Lucy wolfs everything including tablets.

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  5. Twiggy is always ready to defend, huh?

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    1. You should see her go after a school bus. Our neighbor calls her fearless. I’m just glad she has a harness when out walking. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. Can’t blame her for the school bus.

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  6. Barking the delivery truck away, huh? Love it!

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    1. Yes. Anything with four wheels gets a send off.

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  7. Never a dull moment! Sweet, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It is true about never a dull moment.

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  8. If I had been drinking tea I would have spit it out! Squirrel poop! That was brilliant and I did not see it coming.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Twiggy’s expression got me laughing. She was munching on a piece of grass but it looked like it was something nasty, so I put in the squirrel poop comment.

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  9. Those two are so cute in the couch. I love the dialog about the kibble πŸ˜€

    Get that delivery truck back on the road!

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    1. I know right? I wanted to walk out and ask if they needed help unloading.

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  10. Oh, Twiggy and her truck fetish. A question: Do different trucks cause different responses?

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    1. Nope. Any truck, any size including pick-ups.

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      1. At least she doesn’t discriminate.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    It must be a universal dog characteristic – bark at delivery trucks, especially UPS. Chuckled over this one, John. Have a fantastic day!

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  12. Lucky that you have such fierce guardians. Never trust a delivery truck. πŸ™‚

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    1. I know right. Those guys could clean out an entire house in minutes. Thanks, Mark.

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  13. I need Twiggy and Lucy to help me out. We have LOADS of squirrels and I never really wondered about where their little poop was. Must be all around the yard. Guess I better watch where I walk!

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    1. Yes you do. You could get squirrel poop build up on your shoes (don’t even tell me about bare feet.) πŸ˜‚

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      1. Yikes. And I love to go barefoot in the summer. May I borrow your two girls? πŸ™‚

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      2. Maybe there is a poop finder app for your phone. 😊

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      3. 🐿 πŸ˜›

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  14. What is it with dogs and poop? (And I read it wasn’t really… and now that we are on the subject, what does squirrel poop look like?)
    They do keep you entertained (and us, too!)

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    1. I don’t know what squirrel poop looks like. Not sure I ever saw any. 😁

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      1. Seriously. You did get me to thinking! I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed it… Not that I was searching for it, but still…
        πŸ˜‰

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    2. I can answer your question, because I had a pet squirrel. Its poop isn’t at all nasty. It’s little round pellets, about the size of half an English pea.

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      1. So a smaller version of deer poop!
        Thank you. I shall go to sleep smarter tonight!

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      2. Glad to oblige. I’m always glad to share squirrel fact and fancy!

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      3. Wonderful! So many people do not hold them in high regard…

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      4. Thank you, Linda. You have saved us all. 😁

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  15. You know it’s gonna be a good day when it starts with a ‘yard safari’ for Lucy and Twiggy. Glad that Twiggy didn’t get ahold of anything too noxious…. Have a great day, John!

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    1. No it realy was a blade of grass. I do exaggerate at times. Thanks, Lori

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  16. A dog’s job is never done. Really hope that wasn’t squirrel poop.

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    1. It was not. She was eating a piece of grass and had that expression. I made up the oop thing to match the expression.

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  17. Yeach! Squirrel poop. Bet she won’t make that mistake again! Hilarious, as usual, John. Your girls
    certainly keep us entertained!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. They do that to me as well. 😁

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  18. Good thing the neighborhood has Twiggy on patrol! Give the girls ear scratches from me.

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    1. They thank you. very much, Miss Staci.

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  19. Squirrel poop? Say it ain’t so! Lucy is so much wiser, but Twiggy will learn.
    That last photo of them watching them watch the delivery truck is adorable.I bet they are accomplished barkers, LOL!

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    1. Luch sdoes not bark. it is all Twiggy and she makes up for both of them. By the way that was a piece of grass. As a fiction writer is made up the poop reference.😊

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      1. Lucy doesn’t bark? I would have never guessed that!
        And so glad it was only a piece of grass, LOL!

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      2. She is a very quiet dog. She does give us a woof now and then when she thinks dinner is slow in comming.

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  20. Yikes! I will never complain about a hidden piece of wasabi again!

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    1. Of course, that Wasabi will take yur head off. Not sure the effect of squirrel poop.

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      1. I think Imma stick to the Wasabi.

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      2. Good idea. 😁

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  21. The last picture is classic. Pure ❀ Thank you, John. Much love to you and your girls. Xx

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    1. Thank you , Jane. 😁

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  22. Bark that truck to Tulsa and while you are at it bark up some beer for the horses too !

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    1. And whiskey for your men.

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  23. Smart pills. You keep eating them until you smarten up.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Sounds like an exciting adventure except for the squirrel poop:)

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    1. Yes indeed. It was really a piece of grass. Twiggy had such an odd expression I thought I would use a poop example.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        Lol

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  25. Such antics. It’s hard to differentiate between squirrel poop, rabbit pellets, and kibble. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Jan

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  26. Squirrel poop? Yuck! Just goes to show Twiggy is still a young’un at heart, picking up everything and trying to eat it. Dallas seemed rather fond of poop in the yard, too. Once they start doing that, it’s hard to break them. Maybe she’ll follow Lucy’s example??

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    1. Yeah. She was actually eating a piece of grass. No poop yet. Thanks, Debbie.

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  27. The girls have certainly gotten more excitable since you moved, or is it just my imagination?

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    1. They have more to bark at here. Of course, Lucy doesn’t bark. She just looks at what Twiggy is warning is there. 😁

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  28. 😎 Another urgent spring summit at the Twiggy Resort: disgusting things vs pleasures & barking to St. Louis. These are the most important reports made by Twiggy & Lucy… I wonder, though, what does Twiggy have against a school bus? Does she hate school so much?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜

    Thank you, dear John!

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    1. I think Twiggy does not appreciate the bright yellow color and the size. I think she getsit into her mind that she must defend the household against a formidable foe. Plus they stink of diesel fuel. Thank you, Marie.🌹

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      1. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Mon Dieu! She is a greenpeace dog! Only green buses are allowed, dear John!

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      2. No busses. Even the propane and electric are barkable. 😁

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      3. She is right! She is a true green defender! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      4. Yes. My neighbor calls her spirited. I thnk we can safely say she is an anti-big wheel activist. πŸ˜‚

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      5. True! Twiggy, the Green Spirit! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      6. Good name for her. Thank you, Maria.

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  29. If I came across squirrel poop I would have no idea what it is. Ha, ha! That was a close one, the girls almost missed the delivery truck. What an exciting life these two have. πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. I know right? They live life on the edge.

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  30. Do dogs really eat grass when they have upset tummies? I don’t know much at all about dogs — except that the best among them can keep trucks away!

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    1. Twiggy eats grass all the time. She loves it.

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  31. petespringerauthor · ·

    Seconds on the squirrel poop? I love to see them on high alert.

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    1. Yes, the have a DefCon 1 stance

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  32. Entertaining as always, John. Have a great weekend.

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    1. You as well, Robbie and thank you.

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  33. Smart girls and so funny, John. Loved the pics and thanks for the smiles. 😁

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked them

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  34. Sweet! I actually came here looking for Lucy and Twiggy!

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    1. I’m glad you did. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. Me too!

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  35. Squirrel poop. I’m still laughing. Maybe all the way to Tulsa.

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    1. Could happen. Thanks, Jennie.

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  36. Just wondering if they can sense the Covid fixation the human world is going through…There I go again 😦

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    1. No . I make sure they do not have to be bothered with vexing problems of humans. Their life is short enough without adding that foolishness into the mix. They are blissfully ignorant of the trials and tribulations of the world.

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