Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy Gets a New Ball

“What is that thing, Little one?”

“It’s a new ball, and I’m nuts for it.”

“Oh, yeah. I’m coming up to see it.”

“I didn’t think you liked balls.”

“It’s not that I don’t like balls. I just don’t like to play with them too much.”

“So you are not interested in this one?”

“Let’s see. Shaped like a football and little nubs on it. In a word, no.”

“Well, I sure am enjoying it.”

“I can see that. You’re going to be thirsty after all that drool.”

“Comes with the territory. Mmm. This tastes like bacon.”

“You don’t have to run. I’m not fond of rubber bacon.”

“Well, you never know. I should keep my mouth shut.”

“No. I’m glad you told me, but it still doesn’t make a difference. I’ll pass.”

“You are a paragon of self-control for sure.”

“I don’t know about self-control, but a green football is not high on my prey list.”

“I have a hard time resisting it. What a treat.”

“I don’t suppose you are interested in the fact that squirrel is having his way with the acorns, are you?”

“He’ll be there tomorrow. For today it’s the green ball or nothing.”

“I think you might be better off with nothing.”

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the fun, John! Thats sustainable entertainment. πŸ˜‰ Have a good start into Thursday! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Michael. 😁

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  2. Life is good at the Howell home! Sweet, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  3. Well, one of the girls is having a ball! Thanks for the Thursday smiles, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Good one, Harmony. Thank you.

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  4. So Lucy’s taking the high ground but shock, horror, her playmate is ignoring invaders in the garden. There will be tales of bravado around the squiggles campfire tonight. ‘How many acorns were gathered without being caught and run off’.
    Hugs

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    1. You would think these two were acorn collectors the way they usually guard them. Twiggy is so enamored with her ball she seems to have lost her guard dog instincts. I think the squirrel got maybe six. It was a crushing blow to Lucy. Thanks, David. Hugs

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  5. Girls always know what they want. Or don’t want. Nice to see Twiggy enjoying her new toy. Give them both ear scratches from me.

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    1. Done this morning and thank you, Staci. 😁

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  6. Go out for the long pass, Twiggy! You can do it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. She is obsessed. Thank you, Joan

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  7. Aw, come on, Lucy; join in the fun!

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    1. Lucy is not so keen on ball games. I think her advanced years have caused her to double think chasing a ball. Her hips tend to give her problems after a run. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. How old is she? My elderly dog is having hip troubles, too.

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      2. Lucy is Thirteen.

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      3. That is getting up there in dog years. I didn’t realize she is that old.

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      4. Yes. We are real anxious when it comes to playing too hard. We certainly love our Lucy.

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  8. Same thing happens around here. They get obsessed with new toys.

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    1. And create a river of drool I’m sure.

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  9. Ha ha ha! So easily distracted!

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    1. So true. Thanks, Pamela. 😁

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  10. Cute! My girls have a basket full of toys and donΒ΄t play with any of them. Not sure if they would be interested in a green football. Cuddles for Twiggy and Lucy.

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    1. If you can find a ball that has nubs, I think they might. Thanks, Darlene.

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  11. Quite a difference in opinion here, eh John?

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  12. Isn’t it Lucy who’s supposed to be playing tricks with a football? Oh — different Lucy!

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    1. Yes. That Lucy knows her way around footballs. This Lucy not so much. Thanks, Linda.

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      1. Their conversations always make me smile.

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      2. I’m glad, Tim. It happens to me too.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    So sweet! If only we could be satisfied/entertained with something so simple. Thanks for the morning smiles, John. Have a wonderful day. 🌞

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    1. Twiggy is crazy about that ball. We have to take it away so she can rest. Thanks, Gwen.

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  14. I wonder if Lucy is thinking been there done that. Twiggy is lucky to have Lucy sharing her wisdom … and just think – someday Twiggy will be the elder.

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    1. Yes, someday. Lucy is Thirteen so it’s going to be sooner than we would like.

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  15. That has to be some ball for Twiggy to diss the squirrels! Happy Thursday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Happy Thursday to you as well. πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ€—

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  16. Twiggy seems VERY fixated on that ball. I take it balls are not Lucy’s favorite toys? But bacon-flavored? Wowza!

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    1. Lucy is getting too old to chase them. Thanks, Noelle.

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  17. I’m with Twiggy. Sometimes a simple ball is all you need to have fun.

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    1. That is all she needs right now for sure. She won’t leave it alone.

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  18. None of our dogs was ever interested in balls.

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  19. Haha! I can tell that you had fun watching those two, John. You cracked me up with “You’re going to be thirsty after all that drool.” Second thoughts about throwing that ball a second time.
    Have a brilliant weekend. It’s almost here. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Yes this is Friday eve.

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Who can pass up rubber bacon ? Cute pictues, it looks like a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. It is nice. 😁

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  21. Monkey never met a ball he doesn’t love, so he’d probably be only too happy to wrestle Twiggy for that football! I’m a tad surprised she’s bringing it to Lucy, instead of to her humans though. Monk seems to think my arm is the Energizer Bunny and never tires!

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    1. She trades off. We all get a turn. Thanks, Debbie.

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  22. Oh, these two! A paragon of self-control. That line had me laughing out loud! πŸ™‚

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    1. I liked it too. Thank you, Jan

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  23. Aww, how cute. And green is such a great color. Twiggy’s excitement might not be rubbing off on Lucy but it sure is fun to watch. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  24. That’s hilarious. What dog doesn’t want a ball???

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    1. One that thinks it is a human.

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      1. You, too, have a Homo canine.

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      2. So to speak.😁

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  25. New Green initiatives at the Twiggy Resort. πŸ™‚ I wonder, dear John, if Twiggy might produce some energy while playing with her ball? It might be great! β˜ΊπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒͺπŸŒͺπŸŒͺ

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    1. Thank you, Dear Maria. I think Twiggy produces about 12,000 Joules per day. 😁

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      1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Perfect at least for a stable wi-fi connection! πŸ™‚

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      2. Hahaha good one.

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      3. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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      4. 😁🍰

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  26. They are so funny when they get a toy that they love. At least they aren’t fighting over it.

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  27. It’s funny how they have their toy preferences. Bond is all about jingly balls, but our son’s cat is only interested in stuffed catnip mice.

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    1. Our cats used to like nothing except rolling in pure cat nip/

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  28. Twiggy is wise beyond her years. It really is the little things that make the difference.

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    1. Yes and since she is little it works. Thanks, Marc.

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  29. They are so cute, John! Copper would definitely go after that squirrel unless food came into the picture. I hope Lucy joins Twiggy in the fun too!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  30. Lucy, let it go. Twiggy is in heaven with the ball.

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    1. For sure. 😁

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  31. This brought some joy to my day, thank you!

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    1. I’m so glad, Autumn. Thank you for letting me know you liked it. 😊

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  32. That’s so cute! So, no tug-o-war for the ball with Lucy either? It must be a great new toy to leave the squirrel until tomorrow. πŸ˜‚

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    1. She is possessed. Thanks, Deborah

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  33. Awww, you just gotta love these girls, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. I do love them.

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      1. We all love them, John.

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  34. OMG!!! The squirrel is getting away with acorn murder, and all Twiggy wants to do is play ball.
    Why doesn’t Lucy teach the squirrel a thing or two? I’m sure Lucy is bigger than the squirrel. At least, I hope she is…unless…It’s a Hallowe’en Zombie Squirrel!

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    1. Lucy is a gentle soul. She only runs after squirrels if Twiggy does. I think she just wants to make certain Twiggy doesn’t catch the squirrel. 😊

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      1. LOL!!!
        Your puppies both look adorable sweet.
        Since I first met them, they keep me coming back!
        Hey I’m still on your blog! Just got back. Someone kicked in our front door window, which is pretty much the entire door. We have security cameras, called the police and now the repair guy is here!

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      2. Oh no. What the heck is wrong with people? Canadians aren’t supposed to do stuff like that. Maybe you have an American living in your neighborhood. Thank goodness you weren’t hurt. 😳

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      3. I agree, it’s a sad state of affairs.
        Canada, in many cultural ways, has always copy-catted America. This is true today.

        Last time we 100% broke with the USA was Vietnam. We gave shelter to the draft dodgers.

        Thank you, John! It appears no one was hurt.

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      4. I’m glad no one was hurt. 😁

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      5. Me too!!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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      1. With pleasure.

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  35. It’s always fun talking about our pets. No controversy, no opinions, just fun. Thanks. -Michael

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    1. Like a breath of fresh air. Thank you, Michael.

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