Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Playtime

Lucy and Twiggy

“Lucy. You want to play ball?”

“Gee, I was just getting ready for a sunbath.”

“But that little stip of the sun will be bigger later. The ball’s behind you.”

“Still nice and warm out here.”

“Take a turn with the ball.”

“Okay, I’ll toss it.”

“Did you toss it? I don’t see it.”

“It went maybe half an inch. It’s hard to toss with my mouth.”

“For heaven’s sake. I guess we need Dad for a game of ball.”

“I would say so. Go inside and see if he can come out. Meanwhile, I’ll wait here.”

“Hey, do you hear that?”

“I heard his hoof noises. Did you see that spider?”

“Not from over there. Let me look closer.”

“He was right here.”

“Yeah, sure, Twiggy. I think you were seeing and hearing things.”

“I can still smell him.”

“I think he took off over the fence.”

“Okay, so we don’t have a spider to play with. What’s next?”

“Let’s try another ball.”

“That one is much like the first.”

“You’re telling me? Let’s go find Dad.”

“What are you going to say?”

“We need to play ball, and we need someone with an opposable thumb to throw it.”

“Will he know what opposable means?”

“He’s a writer. He can always look it up if he’s stumped.”

“Good deal.”

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  1. Come on John, get that opposable thumb outside and give he girls some exercise. You can slave away on a hot book when they get to doze in the sunshine.
    Hugs.

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    1. I thik you are right, David. Why sit here writing when there are fun and games to be had. 😁

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  2. Lols. You can always play ball after you’ve Googled around for a while πŸ˜‚. Have a great rest of your week, John and everyone πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  3. Good thing you’re a writer. Or can look up words you don’t know. Either way.

    Too funny. Thanks for the Thursday smiles. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. They loved the rubs. 😊

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  4. So, John… did you look it up?

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    1. Hahahaha. 🀣

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  5. Lol! Thank heaven for Google. Cute, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  6. I love that last exchange! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. How about buying a ball launching machine? GIves Twiggy a chance to return the ball to the machine for another launch.

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    1. Sounds like fun, Frank. We’ll look into it. 🀣

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  8. A dad’s work is never done. Thank goodness. It would be worse if you were not in demand

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    1. I think so too, Pamela. It is good to be wanted. 😁

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  9. “He’s a writer. He can always look it up if he’s stumped.” πŸ™‚ Can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that!

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    1. I know right?I wish there was a search engine that could answer the question, “What is that word that’s on the edge of my brain?” Thanks, Joan. 😊

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      1. If only…

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What would we do without google? I loved the dialogue, John. And, your backyard looks beautiful. Step by step it’s blossomed. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. The backyard is starting to come together to resemble the original plan. 😁

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  11. They are only after your well-being, you know. They say it’s all about them, needing you to throw the ball but they know you need to stretch off that writing chair now and again!

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    1. I know. They are such good fur babies. Thanks, Dale. 😊

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      1. They really are. You are blessed πŸ™‚

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      2. As well I know. 😊

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  12. Love the faith they have in your vocabulary.

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    1. Hahaha. Little darlin’s

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  13. Get out there and throw the ball, John. The girls need exercise!

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Noelle.

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  14. Good thing you have the girls to exercise you, John, lol.

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    1. So true, Teri. 😁

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  15. If you exercise that opposable thumb you will be better prepared for holding onto those three fingers.

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    1. Good point, John Hup Two three four.

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  16. Love it. Let them play before it gets too hot. Better for you, too.

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    1. Yes. Once that sun is in the yard full everyone needs to be in the A/C. Of course it only lasts an hour till the shade takes over.

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  17. Now who wants to play ball in the Texas summer heat??? πŸ˜€

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      1. Ok: I’ll leave that to you – happily. πŸ˜‰

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  18. Yep. Definitely need dad to play ball. Love the writer comment. As always, these girls are adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊 Glad you liked it.

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  19. Nice to know they have faith in you:)

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Becky.

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good one, John πŸ˜‰ Yes, writers will always look up things they want to know. Smart pups!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😁

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  21. Haha, John, you and your opposable thumb. I hope you made your girls happy in the end.

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    1. The Producer said the same thing. She suggested I write a book titled, “Lucy, Twiggy and the opposable thumb.” Thanks, Robbie. The girls are always happy. 😁

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  22. Those girls know just how to manipulate you, John, LOL!
    BTW, WOW, that new grass looks awesome!

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    1. They know all the ways to manipulate me, Mae. Thanks for the comment on the lawn. We love it. 😁

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  23. You’ve gotta hand it to the girls — they know how to distract you from work! And hey, since it’s almost the weekend, a rousing game of Fetch sounds pretty entertaining. Looks like you did a world of good with that new lawn.

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    1. We all love the lawn. These guys do know how to distract for sure. Thanks, Debbie.

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  24. The new lawn looks great, John. And I hope your opposable thumbs were put to good use. πŸ™‚ I always enjoy Lucy and Twiggy adventures.

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    1. Thank you, Diana. 😁 My thumbs were kept out of it.

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  25. Your lawn is gorgeous, John! I hope you played ball with the girls. Lucy’s half-inch doesn’t go far enough. πŸ™‚

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    1. I did, Jennie. She and Twiggy are totally dependents when it comes to sports activities.

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      1. Of course! You have the opposable thumb…and Lucy knows that. Your girls are so smart! πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes they are. Thanks, Jennie.

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      3. You’re welcome, John.

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  26. Your backyard looks so nice, John. We’re in such a severe drought that more grasses are brown because of water restrictions. That’s what ours looks like now in the backyard, I’m a little “green” with envy. But hopefully, more rain will come this year. Anyway, the girls and their dialogue are entertaining as ever. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Our lawn took so much water and care that it became a problem. Thanks for the comment. 😁

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  27. Lucy’s countenance is fabulous, dear John! What to add! Not all that is round is the ball. 😁😁😁🌭🌭🌭🍺🍺🍺

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    1. Yes indeed. There are round things everywhere. Thanks, Maria. 😁

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  28. Not surprisingly, the Texas Rangers have decided against signing the girls to a contract . . .

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    1. Makes the Texas Rangers apear as if they know what they are doing. 😊

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      1. You don’t hear that line every day.

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  29. I love the girls’ banter, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  30. petespringerauthor · ·

    Great ending to a fun exchange. I really like the look of your patio and the yard. Are you happy with your new turf?

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    1. We love the new turf. Thanks, Pete

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  31. I hope you had fun playing ball with the pups … but did you have to look up ‘opposable’?

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    1. No I have used it before. 😁

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  32. Whew! The spider escaped!
    Perhaps you can build a ball launcher? Lucy can place the ball in the cup/launcher. Twiggy can step a paw on the lever, and the ball goes upPUP!
    They can switch roles at will. Then, they won’t need your opposable thumb anymore.
    Just a thought.

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    1. Good thought, Resa. Too bad these genuises have a “follow direction” avoidance syndrome.

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  33. LOL! I hope Dad and his opposable thumb helped them out with their game of ball.

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    1. Yes, of course he did.

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      1. πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ‘

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