Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Explore the Meaning of Life

“It’s a beautiful day to be outside, Lucy.”

“Huh? Oh yeah. I think this white spot moved.”

“Look at the oodles of sunshine.”

“Uh-huh. What’s that above the window?”

“You ought to pay attention to nature instead of being distracted by superfluous things.”

“Okay. I’ll get down close to the yard and won’t be distracted.”

“Look at the flowers and take time to investigate the wonders of our world.”

“Hold on. What the heck has come over you. You sound like you’ve had too much yoga.”

“Oh, I don’t know, Lucy. There is just a lot going on in the world, and it just seems like we should be in the moment more.”

Okay. I think I’m going to tell Mom you need a feelings doctor.”

“That’s not it at all. I’m just glad we have a place to find peace.”

“Hey, Mom. Twiggy is talking funny. Might be time for the old V-E-T.”

“I know what V-E-T spells, and I don’t need to go there. What are you doing?”

“Have you ever really looked at an acorn? These suckers are complex.”

“Okay, you have made your point. We can enjoy all aspects of our life.”

“That’s for sure. Take a look at this leaf.”

“What I love about you, Lucy, you always have a level head.”

“Comes with age, kiddo. You’ll get there someday.”

“So, in being more level-headed, I’m heading for the nap zone.”

“Now you are speaking my language.”

“Yup, the umbrella is up, and we are good to go.”

“Terrific little one, save me a place.”

“It’s very cool under this umbrella.”

“See, this is more like it. Nothing to do but relax.”

“I wonder what the philosophers are doing today?”

“I don’t know, but move over, will ya?”

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  1. The girls spend so much time looking to relax that by the time they get there they need it.
    Hugs

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    1. Seems that way doesn’t it? Thanks, David.

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  2. Those two think more deeply than some people I know.

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I have to agree with you. You had your Rumpy I have Lucy and Twiggy. 😁

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  3. The girls and their musings never cease to amuse, John. Enjoy that sunshine!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. We will enjoy it. Have a super day. 😁

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  4. Phew, that relaxing business can be hard work! Glad the girls are enjoying the sun πŸ™‚

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    1. It tends to be a full time job with these tow. Thanks, Harmony. 😊

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  5. What a beautiful day to relax outside. The girls are pros!

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    1. They are, Jill. Thank you. 😁

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  6. Relaxing, enjoying nature, caring about others: we humans need to be more like Twiggy and Lucy.

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    1. I think so too, Karen. Thank you. 😁

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  7. Acorns and falling leaves. That time of year and I’m so excited.

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    1. I love the fall too. We have had some terrific weather this summer for sure. Thanks, Joan.

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      1. We never β€œofficially” reached triple digits in Tyler. That’s unusual.

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      2. We had about four days at 100. Unusual too. Normally we get 30 or so in a row.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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  8. They are so wonderful. I am sure they are happy with this “area of their own”. Thanks for telling the news, John! Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Have a great day as well. 😊

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  9. I’m with Lucy. Forget about the philosophising and have a good nap on the chaise.

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    1. Ys indeed. Thanks Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  10. Oooh. That napping spot looks wonderful. Great place to rest after all those deep thoughts. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. Done on the belly rubs and they thank you as do I, Staci.

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  11. Brilliant! Those two said exactly what the world needs to hear and do. Damn they’re smart!

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    1. Hahaha. I benefit from their wisdom. Thanks, Pamela. 😊

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  12. One thing’s for sure — shadetree philosophy ranks right up there with shadetree mechanics. Even without those opposable thumbs to fix your car, the girls do a fine job of fixing attitudes.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I’m glad they stick to the philosophical. 😁

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  13. They are such smart pups. They get it, for sure. Of couse, it takes ’em a while to get to where they are going but the journey is worth it!
    Have a lovely Thursday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Have a lovely Thursday as well. 😁

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      1. Thank you, Boss! I shall do my besterest!

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      2. That is all you can do for sure. 😁

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      3. Which ain’t too shabby πŸ™‚

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  14. Ahh, the simple things in life….acorns, leaves, sunshine and a place to dwell upon the vast universe. The girls have their act together, John.

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I think they do too. 😁

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  15. We need to emulate the girls – enjoy the little things in life. It must be fun to be outside with them!

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    1. I just follow along with the camera, Noelle. Yes it is fun. Thanks. 😊

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  16. I think the philosophers are napping under the umbrella.

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    1. Hahaha. I think you are right. 😊

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  17. What cute little philosophers! Love this!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. They are that for sure. 😁

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  18. Philosophy nap. I love it.

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    1. Good name for it. Thanks, Craig.

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  19. Gorgeous day you have there.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Charles.

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  20. Did you get some cooler weather after Nicholas blew through?? Looks like Twiggy and Lucy are enjoying their backyard. I’d be tempted to join them under that shady umbrella, too!

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    1. Yes we have had cooler weather for the whole week. In the 90s and not 100s. Thanks, Debbie.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good point that with age brings yoga wisdom πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. Your girls are so smart, John. We all need to follow their wisdom. Love this!

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    1. Yes they are philosophical pups. 😁

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  23. Yoga, yogurt, and Yoda. Step into the shade and we can graciously transcend form philosophy to nap. And please let’s leave V E T and D O C T O R out of this calming discussion.

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  24. The philosphers are taking a day off and leaving the deep thoughts to the girls!

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    1. It looks like that. If so we are all in trouble. Thanks, GP.

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  25. We all could use a little peace right now…perhaps we could find it in our own back yard for a moment. The girls found theirs and deserve a little nap after all that deep thinking.

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    1. Yes the deep thinking wore them out. Thanks, Jo.

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  26. What to add, dear John! Everybody is getting older…even Twiggy…😁 So, be her mature years full of meanings & discoveries she has not noticed yet! πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€ PS: it does not exclude either squirrels or deer though…

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    1. No squirrels and deer are still in the must chase away category. Thank you, Maria.

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  27. Relax in the moment. Study the acorn and the leaf. Enjoy the oodles of sun. A recipe for joy. xo

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    1. This is joy, Pamela. Thank you.

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  28. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    It’s that time of the day when I hear the whispers of naptime. Yep, I may join the girls and rest a bit. It’ll be good to quiet my busy (philosopher) mind. Thank you for sharing the sweet exchange, John. Just what I needed! 😊

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    1. Yeah, Naps are hard to resist sometimes. Especially those who get up at dark thirty

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        You know me too well. 🀣

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      2. Yes indeed. 😁

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  29. Ah, the wisdom of pups πŸ™‚ I laughed out loud when Lucy accused Twiggy of having too much yoga … snort.

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    1. Thank you, Marie. I had to laugh when I wrote it. 😁

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  30. Napping! Old Age! My favorite subjects…

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    1. A good thing to do, Billy Ray. 😁

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  31. I’d be on that chair with Twiggy!

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    1. Hahaha. A melting tropical drink in one hand and a book in the other.

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  32. Some wise words here – no need for a feelings doctor!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  33. Great philosophizing by Twiggy, John. I can relate.

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    1. I’m sure you can. Thanks, Robbie.

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  34. The girl’s loving curiosity is a joy, always. Thank you, John and much love to you all. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane.

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  35. Haha. Another adorable visit with the girls, John. This one is relaxing too. Twiggy is getting quite a vocabulary. πŸ™‚ The grass is looking gorgeous. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I’m glad you stopped by. Hugs.

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  36. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I think Twiggy has the right idea.

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    1. Yes she does. (usually)

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  37. John those girls are full of wisdom.πŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you, Willow. They have their moments for sure.

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      1. They certainly seem to πŸ’œ

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  38. I think the philosophers loved a siesta every bit as much as Twiggy and Lucy. They were smart peeps, after all.

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    1. Yes indeed, Jennie.

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  39. Comforting to know that at least some heads are in the right place.

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    1. Yes. Too bad they are dogs and can’t run for office. (Why I don’t know)

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      1. It would probably be an improvement.

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      2. At least we wouldn’t have to put up with long useless speeches and texts.

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  40. I love these two!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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