Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy Finds a New Playmate

“Hey, Lucy. I hear something over there.”

“Might be a lawnmower. Let’s go see.”

“Look at this. A little something running around here.”

“I don’t see anything.”

“Over here. Not over there. It’s over here.”

“I wouldn’t touch anything that’s on the ground running around.”

“Look, it’s the cutest. I wonder if it wants to be friends?”

“Looking at its size, I imagine it is scared to death.”

“Would you look at that. I just touched it, and it flew off.”

“I don’t think it wanted to play with you today.”

“I don’t get why not.”

“I think it left a piddle puddle. That says a lot.”

“Where are you going?”

“So hot here. I’m heading for the shade.”

“Hey, I think it’s come back.”

“Must have rabies to do something crazy like that. Stay away from it.”

“It didn’t come back. A nice layout will help me forget.”

“Forget what? You fall in love with a bug?”

“Well, it would have been fun to have a new playmate.”

“What am I? Chopped liver?”

“No, you are the best. it just would have been interesting with someone new.”

“You said that the last time a squirrel almost had a heart attack with your playing.”

“Okay, I guess I’m foolish. How about a game of ruckus?”

“Sounds good. Can we do it inside, though? This Texas summer is a killer.”

“Okay then. I’ll throw myself against the door and tell the folks we want in.”

“You are very good at that for sure.”

“I can hear mom coming. You want anything once we get inside?”

“You going to do that big eye, poor starving, almost too weak to stand, acting bit?”

“Yes.”

“Good, I’ll take a peanut butter biscuit.”

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  1. Not a lawnmower, then? No need for one, I guess.

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    1. Nope. Just a lawn sweeper.

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  2. Bet that big eye, poor starving, almost too weak to stand, acting bit works every time, John πŸ˜‚

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    1. It does, Chris. We spend a couple of minutes trying to figure out the problem then the dawn hits like thunder. “Treat.” πŸ˜‚

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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  3. They’ll be auditioning for Shakespeare next,
    Hugs

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    1. Good one! πŸ˜€

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    2. Maybe I’ll do a Shakespere in the backyard someday. That would be fun. Thanks, David.πŸ€—

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  4. Almost gave the squirrel a heart attack.πŸ˜‚ Beau did the same thing to a rabbit in our yard the other day…he was having a ball…Peter Cottontail, not so much.

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    1. Hahaha. I can just see that rodeo, Lori. Thanks for the laugh. πŸ˜‚

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  5. Love the dialogue! And, your outdoor area is most welcoming for bugs or any animal. Humans too!

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    1. Yes it was designed for humans but it seems the canines have taken over. Thanks, Karen.

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  6. I guess with a faux lawn, you’ll need a leaf blower instead of a lawnmower. The garden’s looking great, and the girls seem to be enjoying themselves. Thanks for the Thursday smiles, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. We have a lawn sweeper which is a big rotating brush. The leaf blower does come in handy too. Thanks, Harmony. 😊

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  7. During the summer months, it’s best to ruckus inside. Cute and wise!

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    1. Yes or very early when it is “only” 79 degrees. Thanks, Jill.

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      1. I can relate.πŸ˜‰

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  8. Oh, those two . . . πŸ˜€

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  9. Sounds like Twiggy knows exactly how to get what she wants. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh yeah. That is for sure.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael. 😊

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  10. Humans want to endeavour the outer space, and our beloved fourleggers are happy with some bugs. Thats real life. :-)) Thanks for this amazing news, John! Enjoy your day! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Enjoy yours as well. 😊

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      1. Thank you, John! πŸ™‚ xx

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  11. Friends come in all sizes and shapes but no matter how much you might want it, sometimes they’re just not compatible.

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    1. So true, Pamela. Gotta know when to let them go.

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  12. With those two conspiring, you don’t stand a chance!!

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    1. But I’m smarter……Yeah, you are right, GP. 🀣

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      1. Ya hadta think about that one, eh? πŸ€ͺ

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      2. Yup. I thought I was the brains of the outfit but then reality struck.

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      3. haha, Reality – what a concept!!!

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  13. For once, something was bugging that pair, instead of vice-versa.

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    1. Hahaha. So true. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank goodness the bug friend was outside and not inside. Or there might not have been such a happy ending – topped off with a peanut butter biscuit! Great dialogue, John. Plenty of smiles with this one. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m glad youliked it. 😊

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  15. Surprised the bug made it out. Had to be frightening to face a giant.

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    1. I’m sure it was frightened. Twiggy loves to play with insects. This one did take to wing the second she touched it. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. Always thought dogs eat bugs too.

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      2. These two don’t.I don’t think they like the taste.

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      3. That’s good. I think. Less chance of them eating one and getting sick.

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      4. Twiggy picked up a chinch bug one time and had a big foam reaction. That was the elasyt one for her.

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      5. Yikes. Had to be scary.

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      6. It was. Lucky for her and me we had a cat do the same thing so I knew what to do. Lots of water.

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  16. Poor Lucy. Almost replaced by a bug. Good thing it had wings! Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. Done and they thank you, Staci.

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  17. πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ˜‡

    Billy Ray Chitwood

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    On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 2:02 AM Fiction Favorites wrote:

    > John W. Howell posted: ” “Hey, Lucy. I hear something over there.” “Might > be a lawnmower. Let’s go see.” “Look at this. A little something running > around here.” “I don’t see anything.” “Over here. Not over there. It’s over > here.” “I wouldn’t touch anyth” >

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  18. Oh the drama… wait is it time for food ?

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    1. Hahaha. You nailed it.

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  19. I used to have an English Setter that pointed bugs in the yard. Always love these posts.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Craig.

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  20. These two really have their act down on knowing how to get what they want when they want it. After that excursion outdoors with heat and a frightened bug, they definitely deserve their peanut butter biscuits!

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    1. I think so too. They got them. Thanks, Mae

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  21. A peanut butter biscuit sounds like the perfect treat! Very cute, John, and your patio and yard looks so nice.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. We love the backyard.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    So cute, and I can image the bird being a bit worried. The look aways works here for treats too.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😁

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  23. Such humor! These two are such great entertainment!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m glad.

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  24. Those big eyes get the biscuit every time. I think she has your number, John.

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  25. In the one pic Twiggy looks so sad over losing her friend. What an actor.

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    1. I know. I thought so too. Thanks, Teri

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  26. “I’ll throw myself against the door.” Lol. And peanut butter biscuits are well-deserved after that performance.

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  27. While we seem to need all sorts of toys and gadgets to keep us happy, they are quite content with the simple pleasures in life. I envy them.

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    1. Pretty simple they are,

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  28. “Sunny patio” is a new social media platform launched at the Twiggy Resort! Any creature is welcome! No deer is allowed! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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    1. A great platform, Dear Maria. πŸ˜‚

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      1. Success 2021, dear John, for sure!πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

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      2. Yes indeed. 😁 πŸ₯‚

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  29. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Triggy the Great Impersonator. Dogs know how to work the system.

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    1. They do and Twiggy is one of the best. Thanks, Pete.

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  30. Haha!! Going inside for a ruckus and giving Mom “the Look” for snacks seems like a perfect end for them since that bug didn’t want to play.

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  31. I bet she got that peanut butter biscuit. I love the girl’s adventures.

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    1. She did, Jennie

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      1. Of course! πŸ™‚

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  32. Lucy and Twiggy are the funniest.
    What if it was a lawnmower?
    Happy the squirrel got away!
    They sound like they’re starving. For goodness sake, give them peanut butter biscuits!!!!

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    1. Poor dears. You can almost see their ribs. 🀣

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      1. Right! Just like my cats…nothing but fur and bones! 🀣

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