Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy – Squirrel Dundee

Twiggy and Lucy

“Okay, so you think there are squirrels in the yard?”

“Not think, Lucy. I know there are squirrels in the yard.”

“What makes you think so?”

“I’ve seen them.”

“Seen them. When? Where?”

“Near that confounded bird handout thingy.”

“Yeah, that makes sense, I guess. They are after the seeds.”

“There shouldn’t be any seeds, to begin with, for heaven’s sake.”

“We discussed this. You need to share with our natural friends.”

“Okay, I’ll give it to you on the birds, but squirrels are an entirely different matter.”

“I think you ought to worry more about this dry spot in the lawn.”

“That’s above my pay grade.”

“I beliece you ought to give the squirrels a pass.”

“A pass? Are you a dog or what? Where’s the Lucy I once knew?”

 

“I’m just saying that you can spend your whole day chasing them to no avail.”

“Sounds like a good day to me.”

“Only a bulldog would think that way.”

98 comments

  1. ‘Are you a dog or what?’!!! Ha ha ha! Sorry about that patch on the lawn, John. I’m having lawn woes myself at the moment. Thanks for the bit of Thursday fun πŸ™‚

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    1. This will be short lived, Harmony. This lawn is in it’s final throes. Thanks for your encouraging words. 😁

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  2. It’s the cattle next door that make our boy crazy. No matter how many times he sees them, he must throw a fit. πŸ™„ Happy Thursday, John.

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    1. I’m glad we don’t have cattle (except for my one neighbor) next door. 😁

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  3. The patches on my lawn are mostly caused by the dogs peeing. Apparently, the high amount of nitrogen and related salts are to blame. Eos’ habit of scratching up afterwards doesn’t help. We’ve just put squirrel-proof feeders out on our bird station – not to deter squirrels (none of them around here as far as I know) but to stop pigeons, magpies and starlings nicking all the food before the sparrows and tits can get near it.

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    1. We have a squirell and dove problem. Twiggy is having a ball chasing them out of the yard. We also have to be careful about urine spots. We generally follow them with a watering can to dilute the effects. This lawn’s days are numbered. 🀨

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  4. If there were squirrels in our yard, we would get dizzy chasing them all day!! Dot and Lia.

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    1. But you would have so much fun, Dot and Lia.

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  5. Squirrels are always there. Even if you don’t see them, they’re lurking in the shadows.

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    1. So true. They appear out of nowhere. 😁

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  6. Chasing squirrels away before they have a chance to get into your attic is wise.

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    1. Yes indeed. Don’t want them in there for sure.

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  7. Ah,to live a life only have to deal with such matters. Sigh.

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    1. Wouldn’t it be wonderful. 😁

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  8. The chase is on ! Then again perhaps it is indifferently cancelled… Carry On… or don’t.

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    1. Ceteris paribus

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  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many squirrels in our yard as this year.

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    1. Too much feed for them maybe. 😊

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      1. Very likely, but we sure want to keep our birds (well) fed.

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  10. Are you a dog or what? Good question. I know I’m not the old dog I used to be!! lol

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    1. Hahaha. You still sound like the old dog you used to be.

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      1. I have my moments! πŸ€ͺ

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      2. OH – THAT IS GOOD!! Laughed myself out of the seat!!

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      3. I thought you wouldlike it. Toby Keith has the best videos. So does Brad Paisley.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What a fun exchange, John. Your imagination has no limits! Enjoy the sunshine, even if there’s a grass patch or two. 😁

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    1. thank you, Gwen. this too shall pass. I want to tell Lucy to quit pointing out the brown spots. Thanks. 😁

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  12. Oh, those pesky squirrels! Go get ’em, Twiggy!

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    1. Yes, indeed.

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  13. Lucy’s getting soft. Or Twiggy’s getting tough. I can’t tell. Either way, I’m sending extra belly rubs. Sounds like they need them with all those squirrels around.

    Thanks for the smiles.

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    1. They do. Poor Twiggy is beside herself.

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  14. Confounded squirrels! I couldn’t keep them away from my bird feeders.

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    1. No, they are like vultures.

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  15. Twiggy has a focus that will not be denied.

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  16. Chasing the squirrels – a day’s worth of entertainment.

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    1. Several hours at least. The squirrel does give up.

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  17. “That’s above my pay grade,” Buahahahaha!

    These two are priceless.

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  18. Twiggy has the enthusiasm of youth. She is such a mighty huntress! πŸ™‚

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    1. So true, Mae. She loves the term huntress. Makes her chest puff out. 😁

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  19. Haha! It’s always such a delight to hang out with the girls, John. Thanks for these smiles. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for reading. Hugs

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  20. Your canine conversations are very entertaining, John! Have you considered writing a children’s book about them?

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    1. I have Becky but I need an illustrator which is very expensive. Been trying to do some automated Photo to sketch experiments but nothing is working well right now. Thanks.

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      1. I’ll be looking forward to that, John!

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    We have squirrel issues here too around the bird feeders. I don’t think our dogs have caught on to the squirrel’s game;)

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    1. I think Twiggy was born with the game in mind.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    πŸ™‚

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  23. Chasing squirrels – such a good day for SOME dogs. We have loads of squirrels snatching the seed on the ground under our bird feeder. Lately they have to share with the wild turkeys as well. But no bulldogs in sight…

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    1. I loved that pic of the wild turkey. If I were a squirrel I wouldn’t mess with him.

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      1. Amazingly, I’ve seen turkey and squirrel share seed underneath the bird feeder!

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      2. Wow. Next they’ll be playing tennis together.

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  24. What a great closing line, John! Love this!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  25. Above my pay grade! LOL… Only so much Twiggy is willing to spend her time on!

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    1. That is the truth. She invests herself in Food, toys, naps, and chasing squirrels.

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      1. Priorities, Dad… you know that πŸ˜‰

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      2. You are so right. At least she has the important ones in line.

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      3. Absolutely!

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  26. Yup, only a bulldog.

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      1. That’s twice today right? Well done old guy.

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  27. I guess Twiggy would be disappointed with Maddie’s sleep and let live approach to the squirrels.

    Give her a treat for trying, John.

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    1. Yes she would be sorely disappointed.

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  28. Gotta get along with everyone, even squirrels!

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  29. “Squirrels only for bulldogs!” Another important summit at the Twiggy Resort! I wonder why Twiggy dislikes them so much, dear John! Is she jealous? Might it be some doggy Freudish problems? Might she dream to be one of them? 😊😊😊

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    1. I think the squirrel says mean things to Twiggy. They are never going to be friends. Also, Twiggy likes to chase them. Thanks for the psychological options, Maria. 🀣

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      1. Hmmm….there is something weird behind this relationship, dear John! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ No squirrel tolerance is allowed at the Twiggy Resort.

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      2. Nope none. πŸ˜‚

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  30. “That’s above my pay grade.” Ah, ha, ha! That Twiggy’s a character. What is it with dogs and squirrels, anyway?

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    1. I don’t know for sure. I think the squirrels call the dogs naughty names or something.

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      1. Must be. Ha, ha!

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  31. Those darn squirrels are the bane of my existence when I walk Copper. Entertaining banter once again, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  32. I agree that birds should get a pass–the squirrels I’m on the fence about:). They’re quite bold around here, some of them! Thanks for the entertainment, John. Always make me smile . . .

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    1. Glad you got a smile Christine. 😊

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  33. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The bird handout thingyβ€”sounds like a technical term. The squirrels fascinate my dog, Lulu. When we haven’t seen her in a bit, we’ll often find her in the yard, fixated on one of the little buggers in a nearby tree.

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    1. Yes. Twiggy made it up.

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  34. we need squirrels and birds lol for a chase… otherwise life will be too boring :))

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    1. Yes indeed. I think you have hit on the reason, VR.

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  35. LOL! I think Victoria is right they need the chase! πŸ˜€

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    1. I agree, Deborah. Thank you.

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  36. I enjoy the adventures of Lucy and Twiggy, John. And chasing squirrels can be great fun. πŸ™‚

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  37. “Where’s the Lucy I once knew?” I laughed so hard!

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    1. I’m glad, Jennie. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  38. Too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Resa. 😊

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  39. yup we have squirrels in our yard too! though quite a few of them have become alpha’s (my dog’s) lunch …

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    1. Gives new meaning to a raw diet,

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      1. yup πŸ˜‚

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