Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Say Goodbye to the Grass

 

“Well, Little One, the time has finally arrived.”

“Time? What time?”

“Time to say your farewells to this grass.”

“Where’s the grass going?”

“The workers are coming to take it away and install artificial turf.”

“Artificial Turf? Why’s that?”

“Cause the Boss is tired of trying to grow real grass. ย Shade and you and I have proved to be too much for the man.”

“Will we like it?”

“It was made especially for dogs, so I think we will.”

“Well then, let’s play while we can.”

“A perfect idea, Twiggy. Notice I’m ahead by a neck.”

“Hey, no fair. You also have several inches of reach on me.”

“No one said you had to be a shrimp bulldog.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“I like being a Bulldog. I think I hear the roar of the kibble bowl.”

“Can’t be. We just had breakfast. Going in might be a good idea, though.”

“When are these workmen coming?”

“Pretty soon, Little One. I would get your St Louis bark tuned up.”

 

104 comments

  1. Will be curious to hear what the girls think of the turf. Seems like a good idea to meโ€ฆ.

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    1. I will be curious too. They may hate it at first. Who knows? Thanks, Lori.

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  2. Is it the kind of turf that allows water to soak through into the ground, John?

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    1. Yes. It is especially made for that feature. It is not zeroscape.

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      1. Great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      2. I thought you would like that.

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  3. My daughter had artificial grass installed last year. She’s in San Diego. Between the sun beating down and two dogs, growing grass just wasn’t happening. The artificial grass is working out really well.

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    1. Good to hear, Liz. I have replaced the grass totally twice and am now waving the white flag.

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  4. I hope the grass works out for everyone, John. It should definitely be less of a hassle.

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    1. I hope so, Jill. I’ll have to sweep up the leaves and stuff. I bought a sweeper for that purpose. ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. Good luck with the installation. On the big day, I imagine Miss Twiggy won’t get a nap that day.

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    1. No she is apoplectic. ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. No mowing! Hope Lucy and Twiggy like it.

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    1. I do too.Thanks, Joan. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. I look forward to seeing pictures of the new turf, John.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’ll have plenty. ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. This sounds like a great change!

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    1. Let’s hope. Thanks, Pamela.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great dialogue, John. Fingers crossed the pups will like the new turf. Maybe they can be convinced it’s their own private putting green. โ›ณ

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    1. I could have gotten some putting green but decided against it. I don’t play golf so I would wonder what to do with it. Thanks, Gwen. ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. It’s going to be a big adventure for the girls with all of that work going on. I hope they like their new grass!

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    1. Me too. So far they are not keen about all the workers.Thanks, Mae.

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  11. Like Mae said, a big adventure and lots of entertainment while it’s being installed. Hope they enjoy it!

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    1. So far not so much.

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  12. I’m really interested in finding out how the girls like the artificial stuff. It looks so real now – not the green on a pool table and harsh on the feet – and is great for places that get a lot of shade.
    I’m sure the installation will entertain them!

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    1. Thay have started the install and Twiggy is in rare form. ๐Ÿ˜

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  13. It will be interesting to see how the girls react. But, since you say it is made ‘specially for dogs, I’m sure your headaches over trying to keep the green, green are over!

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    1. I hope so. It has been a two year battle. Thanks, Dale. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Yes, we have been witnesses ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. Not too borning I hope. ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. Not even close! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Curious to see the results. Havenโ€™t seen astroturf outside of a stadium. Looking forward to retiring the lawnmower?

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    1. I am looking forward to retiring the lawnmower. The water bill will benefit too. Not to mention the need for every six week fertilization.

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      1. Sounds like a massive upgrade.

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      2. I think it will be.

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  15. The place in Palo Alto, where Mary’s daughter was house- and dog-sitting lately, had artificial turf, too, and – if I remember correctly – she said that it could get quite hot, too hot for the dog, in fact.

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    1. Yes you have to be carefull. We have tons of shade so we don’t believe it will be a problem.

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      1. That sounds good to me. Btw, I hadn’t known artificial turf could present such a problem.

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      2. Given it has a black backing and it is made of plastic it make sense.

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  16. Well I am sure we will be getting updates how the girls and the neighborhood fauna adjust. Does it come with armadillo insurance ? Asking for a friend…

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    1. Lucy and Twiggy hope to see an armadillo. They were after a Texas Spiny Lizard yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  17. I read that artificial grass holds and reflects heat a lot more than the natual stuff (see, eg, https://artificial-turf.org/synthetic-grass-and-heat/). Presumably this one, if it’s made especially for dogs, has overcome that issue. Either way, Robbie is having a sulk, fearing I may follow your lead.

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    1. Tell Robbie not to worry. Also we have a lot of shade. In the full sun spot it is only for two hours and we can always turn on the sprinklers. to cool it down. Thanks, Keith.

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  18. No mowing sounds heavenly. I hope the girls like it. Give them ear rubs from me. All the activity must be disrupting their routine!

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    1. They are in a state of disbelief right now. Thanks, Staci.

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  19. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    My sister-in-law had artificial grass installed at her home. She has been happy with it. I haven’t priced it, but I hear it’s expensive.

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    1. A little. But something that once you make commitment it is full speed ahead. Thanks, Pete.

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  20. Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™ll be put off by it, but theyโ€™ll adapt.

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    1. I think you are right.

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  21. Artificial? Very curious about how it all works out.

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    1. I’ll have plenty of photos.

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  22. I hope the girls approve, John. IT may be your lawn, but it’s their turf.

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    1. Hahaha. So true, Dan

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  23. I can’t imagine how they’ll take artificial turf. In what way is it especially made for dogs?

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    1. It is designed to be able to take urine and allow it to go away. Just needs rinsing now and then.

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  24. Sounds like a good plan! You will conserve on water too. Can’t wait to see how it works out. What an adventure for the girls! I am sure they will supervise from the windows inside.

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    1. Yes they have been doing that today.

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  25. John, I hope that works out all around. I can see where it would be frustrating, trying to grow a lawn with two dogs and all that heat. I imagine the temporary mess will prove worthwhile.

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    1. Yes, I think so too, Debbie.

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  26. Last Grass Dance in the Twiggy Resort. Eco-party of Twiggy & Lucy. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes the last dance. The grass is gone. Lets have a drink to the grass ๐Ÿธ

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿธ

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      2. The new turf is delightful. ๐Ÿ˜

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  27. Hope it works out well for all of you, John:)

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  28. As a lawn aficionado I mourn, its loss but needs must. Let’s hope AG is more reliable than AI anyway…

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    1. This is the AI of AGs. Anti microbial and everything. Supposed to last 16 years which I suspect is outside my lifespan so I’m happy. ๐Ÿ˜

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  29. I hope they and you like the new astroturf! Shrimp Bulldog. ๐Ÿ˜‚ She may be little but, she has a mighty big personality!

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    1. They just got on it and love it. Thanks Deborah. Twiggy appreciates the support. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you for the re-blog Michael.

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      1. Always with a great pleasure, John! Enjoy you new yard. Prevent the both digging. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. Yes digging is a no-no.

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  30. They are really professionals. Twiggy seems to want breaking down the wooden fence.:-) Thank you for the interesting update, John! Have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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    1. Twiggy is trying to see the neighbor.`She would have a difficult time breaking down the fence. Have a great weekend, Michael.

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      1. Hey, she is caring for the neighborhood too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you, John! Have a beautiful weekend, as well. xx Michael

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    1. Thanks for sahring, Michael.

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  31. Great idea, John. Artificial turf is much easier to maintain. Thanks for sharing these two and their adorable dialogue!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. They love the turf.

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  32. Lololol! Obviously they intend to terrify the workmen.
    Love these puppy dogs!

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    1. They did their best. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. LOL!!!!!!

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      2. Twiggy is still hoarse.

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      3. Hahahaha!…. let me rephrase that!
        Barararkkarkbarrarakkk!

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  33. I’m glad the girls got a final romp in the grass. I do hope the artificial turf works out well. Looking forward to pics.

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    1. They love it. Pics will be coming.

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      1. Thatโ€™s great news!

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  34. The pictures of these two along with your comments certainly acts as a, to borrow from Wooster of Wodehouse, pick-me-up. Thanks!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Ankur.

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post.

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  35. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I can’t wait to see the new turf and how it works out.

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    1. Check Slack.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        I did after ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Hope all goes well and they love it!

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    1. They do love it. Thanks for the good wishes.

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