Thursday – A Little Personal – Something New in the Yard

Photo of Twiggy looking at a bird feeder

“What the heck is that? Hey Lucy. You see this thing in the tree?”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Lucy? You on the chaise?”

“Okay, this is not funny. LUCY.”

“There you are. I’ve been looking all over for you.”

“I was on the other side, Little One.”

“Come over here. I have to show you something.”

“Man, you move quicker than a squirrel late for lunch.”

“Check it out.”

“Everything looks normal to me.”

“Not over there, Lucy. Over here.”

“Huh. I thought you were seeing the roses for the first time.”

“Look in the tree.”

“What the heck is that?”

“My words exactly. What is it?”

“I have to say I don’t know, Little One. Too high for a dinner dish. Let’s go ask the boss.”

“It’s a bird feeder. Lucy and Twiggy. It is for the birds.”

“I’m still wondering why the birds can’t get their own food. Why do we have to feed them?”

“Tell em, Lucy.”

“Your mom and I like to watch the birds, and like the hummer feeder visits, it is nice to see them. You two should learn to share.”

“As long as the bird feed budget doesn’t take away from the watchdog budget, we are happy to share.”

“Watchdog budget? Hahahaha. I like that.”

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  1. Man, those boys sure know their own value, but perhaps they don’t know just how little birds eat.
    Hugs

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    1. That is true. Thanks, David (BTW they are girls at birth.) 😁

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  2. Great lines here, John. Had me chuckling away! Thanks for the Thursday cuteness and fun. Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

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    1. You as well, Harmony. Thank you. 😊

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  3. So cute, John!πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  4. Love the Thursday visits with Lucy and Twiggy. “You move quicker than a squirrel late for lunch” cracks me up.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. 😊

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  5. It’s always fun to start my Thursday with Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. I’m so glad, Liz. 😊

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  6. Attracting more barking targets. 😁

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    1. Hahaha. Lucky for us they don’t bark at the birds.

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  7. I wonder how they will react with the birds start to visit. Lots to look at, lots to protect from.

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    1. They don’t mind the birds so we’ll see. I know a squirrel would drive them up the wall. Thanks, Pamela.

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  8. Watch. Dog see feeder.

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    1. See birds run

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  9. Today was especially good, John. Only you could make a humorous post with a birdfeeder!!

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    1. Thank you, GP. Twiggy actually started it. I just followed her around. 😁

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  10. Bird feeder isn’t an issue. Wait until the squirrels start to visit it.

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    1. I know right? Twiggy and the squirrel have this love/hate thing going. I’m hoping the squirrel finds a way not to hit the ground.

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      1. Mine take squirrel patrol pretty seriously, too.

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  11. Twiggy knows when something is out of sync. After all, she is the Queen of Conformity.

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    1. Queen of routine too.

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  12. That’s amazing, dear John! The Twiggy Resort has been amazed to learn that birds are the part of the community as well. The bird feeder is very curious. May it attract more good birds & wise dogs. 😁😁😁

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    1. We have had a mourning dove visit. They are not the best kind of bird. Big and messy. Thank you, Maria. πŸ¦‡

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      1. True,,,doves are problematic. And what about the watching dogs? Have they protected the Twiggy Resort? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. It seems they are allowing the winged rats to enter.

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It seems the dog guardians ear fed for nothing then. They must work harder. 😁😁😁

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      4. Spoken like a true agent of the state. πŸ˜‚

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      5. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜ Do my best!

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      6. 😁 😁 😁

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  13. I’m sure the watchdog budget is VERY well padded and then some. The girls have no clue how wondrously spoiled they are–as all pets should be! πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree, Mae. They should be in the dark about being spoiled. 😁 Thanks

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  14. They’re good as long as it doesn’t disrupt their food supply. Tell the Producer the flowers are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. We both love flowers. 😁

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  15. LOL! I liked that line, “watchdog budget” a lot! Enjoy the birds, John! I hope the girls do too.

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    1. I do too. Thanks, Deborah.

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  16. The girls are only doing their due diligence. They want to be certain the watchdog budget takes precedence. I imagine they see the watchdog budget as defense spending while the bird feed budget is akin to devoting monies to the arts . . .

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    1. I think you nailed it. The latter is discretionary in their mind. Thanks, Marc.

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  17. You need to impress upon the girls that they would not like birdseed!

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    1. Twiggy tries everything. I’m not so sure on the seed. She might like it.

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  18. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Twiggy is a such a sweet pup. I can only image the stories we’ll soon enjoy. 😊

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    1. I’m sure too. She will be all over the eventual squirrel.

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  19. They’re going to be in full approval mode when they discover the bird feeder attracts squirrels, too! I’m sure you know this, but if you use a ‘no mess’ mix of peanuts parts and shelled sunflower, the doves won’t be so attracted.

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    1. Good idea, Linda. Will have to try the for sure. The squirrel is going to have a field day. I just hope it stays off the ground.

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  20. Can’t wait to read about the girls reaction when the first squirrel drops out of the bird feeder!πŸ˜‚

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    1. OMG. We had a squirrel fall off the fence into the yard. Poor thing was scared but managed to climb back up before these two got a hold of it. Thanks, Lynn.

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  21. You definitely don’t want to cut into the watchdog budget for sure! πŸ™‚ These two are so entertaining – well with the help of a certain writer. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you for the nod, Jan. 😁

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  22. Your girls are so Cute. My girls would go crazy if we had a bird feeder. They bark at and chase anything that moves. No cat is safe, I’m afraid. The other day they saw a small salamander. It was so funny as they had no chance of catching it.

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    1. I know how that is. My daughter’s dog is all over anything that moves.

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That’s a fun bird feeder:) We have to move ours out front since my daughters pup makes sure no birds visit ours. Glad your girls are sharing their space the the birds.

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    1. They are pretty good about that, Denise. Thank you.

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  24. Thursday joy, John, with your girls and a lovely bird feeder. Thank you. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jane. 😁

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  25. Beautiful connection you have here

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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  26. Oh boy — another “something” that’s going to require tending to. Well, good for you, John. Somebody, I guess, should help feed the birds. However, your girls aren’t herding dogs, so they probably won’t mind. Little Monkey would run them off, for sure!

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  27. The bird feeder and hummingbird feeder are nice additions. The watchdogs will surely chase any squirrels who think the bird seeds are for them. The flower pots are a nice addition. I don’t remember seeing them.

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    1. They are new. Thank you, Jo.

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Dueling budgets! Sounds like the government.

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    1. Hahahaha Thanks, Pete.

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  29. You can’t blame the girls for wanting to know what’s going on in their yard. I’m sure when they see their budget is not affected, they’ll learn to love it. Ummm. right?

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    1. Hmmmm. W will see.

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      1. I hope you get lots of visitors!

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      2. Thanks, Dale.

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  30. There’s always enough to share. Just don’t mention slicing the roast a little thinner to Twiggy.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Dan.

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  31. They do get set in their ways:)

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    1. For sure. Thanks, Becky

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  32. I like watchdog budget too, John, very cute.

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    1. I know you do. Charter Accountant is as Charter Accountant does. 😁

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  33. β€œ…quicker than a squirrel late for lunch.” Love that! Hope the girls can learn to enjoy birdwatching. Happy Friday, John!

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    1. We will see, Lori. Thank you. 😁

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  34. Nothing better than bird and dog watching, I say.

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    1. Gin drinking might be a good place to start.

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  35. Sharing is caring, right John?

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Barbara.

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  36. So, you’ve got a couple of vicious watchdogs!
    Well, that’s okay because they are cute as bunnies. Don’t mention this to them! If thy don’t take offence, they might start hopping.

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    1. Yes the vicious hounds who will lick you to death.

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      1. LOL!!!!

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  37. Love your outdoor area. The cement tiles so level amid the rocks. I’m working on this now without such a nice result. LOL

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    1. Yes, it is tricky to get all of them level. (I had someone else do it) Thanks, Kathy.

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  38. What fun these two have.

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You really capture them, John. Even when they bark someone all the way to Tulsa. πŸ™‚

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  39. Wow! You got yourself a Financial Controller too. Just imagine what it would cost if you had to go hire one. They are saving you a ton of money. Pls ensure you have Lucy’s pawprint on the next order you place for food for the birds.

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    1. Yes I should give them sign off responsibility.

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  40. Loved “too high for a dinner dish” John. Very cute and your yard looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I received a magnolia tree for my birthday and it will be here July 3rd. Those sticks you see are what remains of my olive.

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      1. That’s awesome, John. This is the first year we didn’t buy new plants because of the drought. Enjoy!

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  41. Yes, don’t mess with security. Those watchdogs need their calories for the rough and tumble job of keeping the squirrels at bay. πŸ™‚

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