Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Survey the Rain Effects

“Whoa. Look at the stuff on the porch.”

“I know, Little One. You should see the stuff on the grass.”

“That’s a lot of leaves.”

“You’re not kidding. The boss better gets to work.”

“Look at the rocks. They are wet.”

“So’s the patio.”

“How much rain did we get?”

“Not much. I would say a half-inch. It was the wind that caused all the tree stuff to fall.”

“What are you looking at for heaven’s sake?”

“I’m not sure. It’s not moving, though.”

“What now?”

“I thought I saw something scurry under the lounge.”

“Before I run over there, it is a false alarm?”

“I’m afraid so. It was a leaf that turned over.”

“Well. I’m heading back in. Nothing is interesting out here.”

“You have to keep your eyes open. There are interesting things everywhere. Check out this stick.”

“Come on, Lucy. All this stuff is just normal.”

“You need to think differently, Little One. Almost everything is special if you look closely.”

Oh, wait. This stick taste like bacon.”

“See what did I tell you?”

“I might have exaggerated a little.”

“But you are trying.”

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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  1. Twiggy is smart. Always keep your distance and rather send the bigger ones ahead. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing the news, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thak you for sharing the post, Michael.

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  2. Phew! Looks like you guys passed inspection.

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    1. Just barely. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Reward yourself tomorrow.

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  3. Ah ha … Twiggy is trying to expand her imagination beyond Puma.

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    1. Yes. She has been working on cognitive dissonance control. Thanks, Frank.

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  4. I’m sensing someone has a short attention span this morning.

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    1. Twiggy has the attention span of a gnat unless it is something she wants. Then she has the memory of an elephant.

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      1. Well, of course, if it’s something one wants, that’s a whole other story. πŸ˜€

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      2. Yes indeed. 😊

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  5. Looks like the girls have the situation well in hand. πŸ˜‰

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    1. They do, Lori. Thanks.

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  6. It must be comforting to know the girls have your home secure.

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    1. Yes. It’s like having the secret service patrolling the grounds.

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  7. Yep, everything is special! We have gusts strong enough to keep me indoors today. As per your ten things, I’ll go and check for damage AFTER, lols πŸ˜‚. Have a great day, John and everyone πŸ™‚

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    1. We had strong winds too. I hope there is no damage at your place. 😁

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  8. “I’m afraid so. It was a leaf that turned over.” LOL

    We’re under a wind advisory today. Lots of leaves will be falling.

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    1. Yes. We are expecting 35 to 40 MPH. Ugh.

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      1. Have to watch the plants for sure.

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  9. How often do they find things in the yard? Seems like they’re always searching and exploring.

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    1. They have to check out every corner in the morning. They never find anything but that doesn’t stop the attempt. 😁

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  10. A little rain is a good thing. We finally got some here, but it would be great to have some every month.

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    1. We get frog strangelers every once in a while. It would be nice to have a soft steady rain. Just never happens.

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  11. “Almost everything is special if you look closely.” A perfect statement.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. We need to keep it in mind sometimes. 😊

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  12. Everything goes better with bacon — even yard debris. If the bacon’s only imaginary? Well, we do what we can.

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    1. Leave it to Twiggy to make up a flavor. It was an oak stick so maybe it was like bacon.

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  13. I love their attitudes. Everything is an adventure. Give them belly rubs from me. (Sorry you’re stuck with cleaning up.)

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    1. Belly rubs done. Thank you, Staci. I’m going to wait until tonight’s wind then do the work.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    “I might have exaggerated a little” – perfect line, John. 😁 I love the adventure and the message. I’m still getting used to rocks in our yard, but it’s best for all of us and your yard looks beautiful. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Yes the rocks are a good thing but do have some getting used to features. 😁

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  15. Lucy sounds like a Zen master. I love her perspective about looking at things.
    Not sure about the bacon bit, though. Twiggy still has her work cut out for her, LOL!

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    1. She does, Mae. Lucy believes she is the teacher for sure. 😁

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  16. Looks like you have some work ahead of you. Good you have the girls to do the inspections first.

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    1. I wish I could teach them to rake etc. Thanks, Teri.

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  17. I love they find the simple things so interesting. But a twig that tastes like bacon? Hmmph.

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    1. I think Twiggy was putting us on. Thanks, Noelle.

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  18. Reblogged this on T. W. Dittmer and commented:
    Talented and accomplished author John Howell shares the thoughts of his rescued dogs every Thursday, and it’s always entertaining.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tim. 😁

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  19. Aha! They are learning to look at things like Einstein quoted: β€œThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.”

    Always a joy to see these two in action!

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    1. “And the other is everything’s a miracle.” Thanks Dale. 😁

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      1. Oh sh*t! The second part of the quote didn’t copy! Now I blush in shame…
        πŸ™‚

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      2. It’s okay. I have known that quote since it seems forever. 😁

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      3. Of course you have.
        But still… here I am working half-assed… smh.

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      4. But the other half is brilliant. 😁

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      5. You are most generous this morning!! 😘

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      6. I’m sitting in my little corner of the office, which is empty, giggling to myself… thankfully, no witnesses πŸ˜‰

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      7. A good giggle is something to treasure.

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      8. Could not agree more. And I am quite the giggler πŸ˜‰

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      9. I like to thnk so πŸ˜‰

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  20. Man, I’ve missed me some Twiggy and Lucy, being so far behind on blog visits and all. SO glad I found a minute to stop by today. They never fail to make me smile, John! Such good doggies!!

    Thanks for sharing their exciting(?) morning adventures. (Hey, everything is relative. Now that the dachsies have both gone to that Great Backyard in the Sky, we have only four very lazy cats to entertain us. πŸ˜„)

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    1. Cats are fun too. I loved ours who are in the same place as the dachsies. Thank you, Marcia.

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      1. Indeed they are. Ours are not ALWAYS lazy, especially the two younger ones. But when they tire out, it’s a whole ‘nuther story. Nothing on this earth can relax like a cat!! πŸ˜„

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      2. Dogs do pretty well too.

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  21. Did you get some rain Tuesday night, John? Here in Vnderpool we had a short but heavy downpour. The Sabinal even rose a few inches. It’ll be interesting to check our rain gauge in Fredericksburg when we’re back.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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    1. Yes we got a half inch here. I hear Fredricksburg got more.

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      1. Good for you! Liek I said: I’m looking forward to checking our raingauge tomorrow.

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  22. There’s nothing more exciting than a “leaf that turned over” or is it turning over a new leaf? πŸ™‚ I love, “this stick tastes like bacon.” What an imagination Twiggy has. Cute post, John! And we have a lot of work to do on the weekend, too. Those leaves…sigh.

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Lauren

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  23. The girls have a point. Sticks taste better when they are bacon flavored.

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Molly Shea.

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  24. Very sweet and I love the narrative. I think animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for. Very amusing. Thank you. β€οΈπŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much, Joni. I agree with you. 😁

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      1. They love us unconditionally and they become like our children. What a sweet site. Tim is a great guy as he is always hooking people up to new folks that are entertaining. Have a blessed day. πŸ€—β€οΈ

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      2. I just left your site and thought you photos were wonderful. The Haiti photos are so typical of the country. On one hand you have a whimsical color scheme and on the other complete destruction. Great work.

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      3. Thank you so much I really appreciate your thoughtful words. They mean a lot. Have a great evening. Hugs πŸ€— Joni

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love this dog wisdom, John: β€œYou need to think differently, Little One. Almost everything is special if you look closely.”

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  26. Strangers after the rain…😁 Youth & oldies are seeking for comprehension & bacon,,,This sounds nice for a dull rainy Thursday, dear John! πŸ™‚

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  27. This is such a sweet post. It made my day.

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  28. “Oh, wait. This stick taste like bacon.” Lol. Now that’s some imagination. Glad you got some rain, John.

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  29. Curiosity is highly underrated! πŸ™‚ Good one, John!

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  30. Glad the girls found everything safe after the wind! I hope they got some real bacon treats after their patrol.

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    1. Hahaha. They always have treats. Thanks, Jo. Have a great weekend.

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  31. Must be a Beggin’ strip!! Who doesn’t like bacon?!!

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  32. Cute and funny. We all need to appreciate curiosity.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  33. I’m delighted to see your magnolia tree looking so fine, John! And yes, it appears you got a lot of wind. Better than the tornadoes that blew through a bit farther to your south. Now, if you need some more rain, just say the word, and I’ll try to ship you some of our excess!

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    1. Yes we don’t need tornadoes. We could use a little more rain. Thanks, Debbie.

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  34. Lucy is wise: “Almost everything is special if you look closely.” Kind of how I like to live my life πŸ˜‰

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    1. It is a good way for sure. Thanks, Marie.

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  35. I’m glad the girls checked this out for yo John. A stick that tastes like bacon? Now that could be interesting.

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    1. I think she was putting us all on. It was an oak stick and she should have said “tastes like chardonnay.” Thanks, Dan

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      1. Maybe a sliver from one of those bourbon barrels…

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      2. Hahaha. Could be it. 😁

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  36. Lot of leaves and twigs here. Sterling can’t be bothered to inspect a thing. Good that you have such diligent inspectors at your place!

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    1. Thank you, Eilene. Sometimes it can be challenging. 😁

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  37. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Bacon sticksβ€”sounds like the dogs may have come up with the next best food creation.

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    1. Let’s get to the lab. 😁 Thanks, Pete.

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  38. Twiggy is clever waiting to see if it’s worth coming all the way across the lawn to check it out or not.

    Lucy is so cute…”you’re trying”! Love that line!

    I bet the plants loved the rain though. Your yard looks nice and tidy.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. 😁

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  39. This made me smile, John. I thought of my moving the pictures around in my house to try and create change in my environment. Well done girls.

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    1. Moving pictures is a great way to change things up. We just swithched rooms. πŸ™‚

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  40. “a leaf that turned over.”… That is an amazingly poignant find Lucy made.
    (please let me have got names correct, this time!)
    A bacon stick…. now that is marketable!

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  41. Lucy is the wise one!

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    1. No doubt. 😁

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  42. Steven S. Wallace · · Reply

    More fun than two dogs in a back yard! This made me smile. – SSW

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    1. You letting me know made me smile as well. Thank you, Steven. 😊

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