Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in Battle (Sort Of)

“The Water buffalo can sense puma danger lurking— What’s the matter?”

“I don’t want to be a puma today. I just don’t feel it.”

“For heaven’s sake. What do you want to be then?”

“How about a crocodile? That would be fun.”

“Okay, whatever. The water buffalo senses a crocodile danger.”

“Wait. A water buffalo is too big for a crocodile to fight.”

“I can get that. Do you have a suggestion?”

“How about a sheep. That would be a good size.”

“It will have to be a sheep with horns. Let’s go to the living room for more space.”

“The ram can sense the crocodile danger. So he lowers his head to defend.”

“It still doesn’t seem right. Something is off.”

“I think I can play a ram very well. What’s off?”

“Isn’t a ram a boy sheep?

“Well, yeah, I suppose so. What’s the problem?”

“I don’t know. I can’t visualize you as a boy.”

“You know, sometimes you have to get out of your perceptional box and look broader.”

“Easy for you to say. You’re older with more experience.”

“Okay, then let’s pretend I’m an antelope. Some female antelopes have horns.”

“I think the moment has passed. So let’s go back to puma and water buffalo.”

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  1. Love it when the girls flex their creative muscles…😂

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    1. Thank you, Lori.

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  2. She’s just not feeling the creativity today, huh?

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    1. You know sometimes it happens. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. Here’s a combo for them. I was watching a wildlife documentary about Brazil yesterday. A jaguar successfully killed and dragged off a caiman (which I always assumed to be an apex predator). It would make a change from the puma/water buffalo scenario.

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    1. Let me put that in Twiggy’s notebook and see how it flies. 🤣

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  4. There seems to be a hiccup in the planning stages today. Perhaps it’s because they’re not outside roaming the veldt.
    Hugs

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    1. Yes I think so. Y gwyllt yw lle maen nhw’n perthyn

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      1. Only as wild as their imaginations allow John., not where the real Pumas and water buffalos are I hope .I thought just where your jungle grasses are, in the garden.
        Hugs

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      2. Yes. The best place. Thanks, David.

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  5. Poor little one … gender discrimination! Lols. Looks like the girls are working hard for their fun today. Thanks for the chuckles, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. A definate lesson. I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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  6. Such great imagination!

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    1. Those two are almost like humans. 😁. Thanks, Jill

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  7. With her trouble with embracing the role of the crocodile, seems Twiggy is still stuck to her routine. Some just can’t embrace change.

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    1. I think you have her pegged. Change is not something she likes to do. Thanks, Frank.

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  8. Lucy is quite tolerant of the little one! 😊

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    1. More than she shows here. There are times when I’ll bet she would like to bat Twiggy into the stands, but understands the size difference. Her main method of control is to hold Twiggy down. Thanks, GP.

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      1. Smart woman!

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  9. I always enjoy the antics of Lucy and Twiggy each week.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I’m glad you do.

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  10. Poor girls just need a fun day somewhere. Maybe a dog park.

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    1. We used to go to the dog park but with Covid and some out-of-control dogs we gave it up. Lucy is not found of the park in her old age.

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  11. Ha ha ha! They circle the globe in their world of backyard.

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    1. They do, Pamela. Thanks.

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  12. Actors can be so temperamental. Good thing their director is so patient.

    Give the girls ear scratches from me. It seems they had a rough day and need the attention. 😂

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    1. They always need attention. They thank you for the extra scratches. 😁

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  13. A circular exercise. Could it be the girls are staging the day’s events ? Working their way to snacks ?

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    1. Snacks are the ultimate goal.Thanks, John

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  14. Funny! They must have learned role playing from us humans who like to pretend we’re something more than we are.

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    1. yes I think so. Thanks, Bob.

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I loved this dialogue, John. I kept coming back to one scene with the beautiful golden glass plate behind the couch. The puma and water buffalo must be well trained about where they can play or not. My 4-legged and 2-legged loved ones never seemed to learn – though they taught me well. 😁

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    1. These two use the whole house. 😁 Thanks, Gwen. So like your kids, that have the world to play in.

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  16. Oh, dear. Little Twiggy seems to be at sixes and sevens today.

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  17. They have ever so difficult decisions to make when they play, don’t they?! 😀

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    1. A very complex life.

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  18. There are days like that. I can feel for Twiggy and for Lucy. Some days you just can’t make up your mind! Patience… lots of patience 😉

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    1. Yes lots of patience for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. On dad’s part, too?

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  19. Maybe a nice game of Tug, or Fetch, would be in order … especially if Dad will play, too?!!

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This is always fun, and I like they got past gender issues 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Denise.

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  21. These two crack me up, John. I’m glad Twiggy isn’t really out there on her own in the wild.

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    1. Yes, she would be a mess for sure.

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  22. Love to watch these ladies interact with the world and each other.

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    1. Thank you, Hook. 😁

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  23. Lol! Love the dialogue. It’s perfect for their expressions and body language!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  24. You have to make some tough choices when you’re a dog (or whatever).

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    1. So true. And people think it’s easy being a dog.

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  25. Some female buck do have horns, but there not a patch on the males. Sorry Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  26. Wow! Who knew playing could get so complicated. 😂

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    1. Yeah, well ,just think of our society thee days. Thanks, Vashti.

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  27. So many decisions on deciding what to be for the day, lol.

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    1. You would think they got paid for playing.

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  28. My daughter just giggled all the way through this post.

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    1. Tell her thanks from me.

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      1. Will do!. I also informed her of Twiggy’s propensity to bark the UPS driver all the way to St. Louis.

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      2. Hahaha. That is one of her better traits.

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      3. I can see how it would come in handy!

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  29. Under sofa time at the Twiggy Resort! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Twiggy looks so unhappy in the pictures.😂😁😁 I wonder if she realizes how dangerous crocodiles are!

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    1. I think she knows. That’s why she looks so sad.

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      1. 😂😂😂 In another life she might become one, dear John!

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      2. Yes, a grumpy one.

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  30. I love these posts, John. So much fun with your humor and cute pups. It all seems to fit perfectly, and you even toss in a valuable lesson, too. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Yes, the lesson is always a must,

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  31. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Some days nothing seems to work out. Good thing there’s another chance tomorrow. “Can’t anybody play a puma around here?”

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    1. Good thing. Thanks, Pete

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  32. Both can tell us a very important story. Dont give warriors manufactured weapons, and you will not get an everlasting war. 😉 xx Michael

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    1. Or let them kill each other.

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      1. Oh, i forgot. They are Texanians too. 😉 xx

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  33. You can’t beat puma and water buffalo!

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  34. It always comes back to the classics.

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  35. The girls are very imaginative! And Lucy is patient with Twiggy. I also think they should stick with the puma and water buffalo! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yeah, that’s how it will probably end up.

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  36. LOL!
    How about a crab and a star fish? That would be out of the perceptional box, and would rock my socks.

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    1. That would be out of the perceptional box for sure. Thanks for the idea. I have to thnk though because the poor starfish is so slow

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      1. Okay, I get it!
        However, I have just suggested DRAGONS!!!
        If you decide to go with dragons, could you please glue some cardboard spikes to their backs!

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  37. Passing creative moments. ❤ Much love to you and your girls. ❤ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. ❤️

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