Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Are Back

“Hey, you two. I think you ought to go out and play.”

“Our week off is over?”

“Boy, that went quick, Lucy.”

“Well, you know what they say. Time flys when you are having fun.”

“What are you going to do on the patio?”

“The same thing I was doing on the bed.”

“I was thinking of starting a rock collection.”

“There are enough here for sure. I don’t think the cabana boy’s been here for a while.”

“I think something is lurking in the dark place.”

“You always say that, Little one.”

“Yeah, I know. This time I think it is real, though.”

“Let’s just relax on the lounges and take a break. The first day back is hard.”

“I’m just not going to be able to relax until I find out what’s back there.”

“Just go then. I won’t be able to talk you out of it.”

“You were right. Nothing back there.”

“Why are you running then?”

“To get the old heart rate up there.”

“You look a little concerned to me.”

“Naw, I can tell you there is nothing there. Let’s go back to the house. There’s no sun today anyway.”

“I suppose we could do the starving dog impersonation and maybe beg a treat.”

“I have to tell you the truth. There was an ugly spider back there.”

“You afraid of a little ole spider?”

“With green eyes? I sure am.”

“Oh, please. You are fine. I’ll scratch the door.”

“Don’t you just love how mom reacts to that?”

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  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    The girls look great – as does the work you put into your beautiful property. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  2. The girls look great – as does the work you’ve put into your lovely home… Bravo, mi amigo!

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  3. Little One knows the danger of venturing into dark corners, particularly around Halloween time….πŸŽƒ

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    1. Why she does it is beyond me. Thanks, Lori.

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  4. Nice to see the girls back and hard at work keeping us entertained.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😁

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  5. I’m surprised you allow these monsters in your beautiful garden John. Just as well the girls can sniff them out, just a shame they can’t clear them out too. They’ll be claiming squatter’s rights soon and might pinch the girl’s loungers.
    Hugs

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    1. We are lucky most of the monsters are figments of the imagination. Pinching a lounge would probably earn a tooth tattoo. Thanks, David.

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  6. There’s always new discoveries for the girls. I love that first shot of Twiggy! Sweet, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. That was an ” Aw” photo for sure. 😁

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  7. I’m with Twiggy. Spiders are terrifying!

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    1. Yes they are. I think she’s having flash backs from her walks and seeing the Halloween decorations.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great final line, John. I can only imagine what that means. 😁 Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. The reaction is something like, “QUIT SCRATCHING THE DOOR> I”M COMING.” 😁

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  9. That first photo is just priceless!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. It was one of those opportunities that I couldn’t pass up.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I’ve never thought to ask: how do Lucy and Twiggy like having their pictures taken?

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      2. Like all kids, sometimes thay like it and at other times they just won’t cooperate. I found the secret is to just let them do whatever they are going to do. I just follow along and click the shutter. Thanks, Liz.

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      3. You’re welcome, John. When I read your Lucy and Twiggy posts, I keep forgetting that I’m not observing them and listening in to their conversation in real time in real life.

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      4. Oh but you are. I’m just the recorder. 😁

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  10. That first picture is incredibly precious! (And I don’t like spiders either.)

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    1. I think we are all in the same boat on spiders. Thanks, Pamela. The photo is one of those opportunities that come along. 😁

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  11. For some reason, I don’t think the girls missed us, John. They must have really enjoyed their week off. πŸ‘€

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    1. Hahaha. Lots of naps that’s for sure. Thanks, GP.

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      1. And i learned a long time ago to let sleeping dogs lie.

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      2. Me too. Well, except for this morning.

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  12. Moms do react quickly to door scratches. This mom also reacts to spiders. Hope the girls had a good week off. Give them belly rubs from me.

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    1. All rubbed. They thank you for that. 😁

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  13. Hope they earned their treats. Keeping the homestead safe is a full time job.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Craig.

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  14. Back to work for them. Vacations always fly by.

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    1. So true, Teri.

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  15. I’m with Twiggy on the spider. I’d be leery too.

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    1. Yes, me too. Thanks, Charles. 😁

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  16. Hmm. Dark place, green eyes. I think that must have been a Halloween spider.
    It’s good to see the girls back in the spotlight again. That definitely earns a treat for them!

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    1. Thak you, Mae. 😁

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  17. I can’t blame Twiggy for choosing not to stay with the spider. Who knows what could happen? I love that first picture!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. THe first was just waiting to be taken. 😁

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  18. The girls are working hard to keep us entertained, even daring to face a spider with green eyes.
    Cabana boy? Clearly they are spoiled. Do they drink pina coladas?

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    1. No pina coladas but they do enjoy a cold drink of water on a hot day.

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  19. Great shots of the girls made better with your humor. πŸ™‚ Good work on the yard, too.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. 😁

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  20. Oh, this close to Halloween, dark places with creepy spiders can get anyone’s heart rate up! Great post! As always, these girls are entertaining!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  21. I’d rather copy Lucy in the first picture! πŸ˜€

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  22. I’m glad to see you’re doing a good job of keeping their playground in shape. But, get after those spiders, John. Twiggy shouldn’t have to take care of everything πŸ˜‰

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    1. I know. The poor dear is working her paw nails to nubs.

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  23. Sure sure sure it looks easy being a dog. Right up until one has to wait forever for a treat. And that is a long long long time. Especially when the treat just proffered is immediately eaten and forgotten. More please… or I will have to scratch the door.

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    1. Yeah, can you imagine having to beg for everything.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    There is always something lurking in the dark, glad it was onky a spider this time!

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    1. Yrs. It could be something from one of your stories.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        lol…

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  25. Ew!!! Smart doggie for knowing how scary spiders can be!

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    1. Yes best to run away when you have a chance. Thanks Luanne.

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      1. We can learn so much from dogs.

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      2. I think so too. Thanks Luanne.

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  26. Twiggy is probably right about that spider – they are everywhere with Halloween coming. They deserve treats!

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    1. Of course they do. Thanks, Jo. 😁

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  27. Haha. This is adorable, John. I wondered what “it” was going to be.
    One day last week, I spotted a dark spot moving on the street. Went to investigate. It was a tarantula strutting his stuff down the street. I’d heard they were here, but in 2+ years had never seen one. What was really scary was that he was smart enough to wait for a truck to pass before crossing the road.
    Hugs on the wing!

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  28. I know a green-eyed spider would send me running for the house, lol

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    1. Me too. Thanks Jacquie. You made me laugh at the thought.

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  29. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Back on duty! The hours are long, but the side benefits are excellent. I think the girls have a pretty solid gig.

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    1. Yes it is. At least according to we adults.

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  30. the cutest πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and mmmm, always hungry lol

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    1. Always hungry. You would think they live on the streets. 🀣

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  31. They have a wonderful yard, but taking no further notice of the new Mulberry tree.;-) However i love them. Thank you for sharing the news, John! xx Michael

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Michael.

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  32. I love that first photo, John, and I don’t blame Twiggy. I’m afraid of spiders too (the topic of a fun story in my book). The shot of her running back is also cute!

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    1. She was booking as they say.

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  33. Twiggy & Lucy are inaugurating a four season Lounge Patio Bar. Bravo! πŸ™‚ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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