Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Deal with a Conundrum

“Lucy, there must be something wrong.”

“Why do you say that, Little One?”

“Do you see all those leaves?”

“Yes, but this is fall. The leaves come off the trees.”

“I’m worried cause yesterday there were none.”

“Yes, that’s true, but we had some high winds last night.”

“Are you sure this is normal? Look how they’ve fallen all at once.”

“Yeah, that does seem a bit strange.”

“Come down here and take a close look at the leaves.”

“If that will make you feel better, okay.”

“What do you think?”

“They look normal to me. All dead.”

“Dead? What are you talking about?”

“Trees go through a cycle. The leaves are meant to die and fall off. Then they grow back in the spring.”

“Even if it is normal, it doesn’t make me feel any better about dying leaves.”

“I know how you feel. But, since there is nothing we can do, how about a game of tag?”

“Are you ‘it?'”

“Of course.”

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  1. For some reason my brain is coming up with zombie leaves, lols. Thereโ€™s a scary story in here somewhere! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh goodness. Well you have the talent to write it. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I like how those two communicate. Have you thought of doing a picture book?

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    1. Yes, I have but can’t find an illustrator willing to work for a cut of the book. Thanks, Darlene.

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      1. Here’s one to check out. http://www.cynthianugent.com I’ll keep my eye out for others.

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      2. Thank you, Darlene. She has an interesting post detailing her time in jail. (3 days for a sit in)

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  3. Twiggy has such a big heart. And I love Lucyโ€™s pragmatism.โ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Yes, she is pretty linear about life. Thanks, Lori

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  4. Poor Twiggy. She’s getting older and starting to think about life’s grander questions. It’s sad when the innocence of youth starts to diminish. I hope she doesn’t dwell on it for too long. I think the girls need extra belly rubs today. Sending them with love.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. We love those rubs.

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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      1. With a great pleasure, John! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your day! xx Michael

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  5. Wonderful! Twiggy has a real compassion with leaves. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx Michael

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    1. Yes poor thing.

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      1. She will overcome, and be happy next spring. xx Michael

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  6. John, how do you gather the leaves on your new lawn, the old fashion way or vacuum. Or, third option, hire someone to do it?

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    1. I blow the leaves to the fence. with a leaf blower. I then have a vacuum that picks them up. Very quick work. Thanks, Steve.

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      1. As I would have guessed. Lawn looks great. Same with the doggie poops? Or, have you trained them love the neighborsโ€™ lawn, as some in our area have? I swear, weโ€™re gonna have poop wars if they continueโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      2. Dogs don’t have the run of the neighborhood.. Their poop is easily picked up with no residue. They love the turf.

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      3. Here, either. But some folks just let their dog lead them instead of the other way around. Our dig is trained to go at home, for the most part.

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      4. The ones that don’t pick up after theirs, everyone hates.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    You’ve captured the ebb and flow of life beautifully, John, through this dialogue. Loved it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I appreciate your comment. ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Anonymous · · Reply

    The world is full oe new discoveries. Twiggy is so funny with this ado about leaves, dear John! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿท

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    1. Yes, she is something. But that is her nature. She is ado about everything. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Oh, poor little Twiggy. I’ve been feeling the same. It took so long for our leaves to turn then one day of strong winds and the show is over. I hope you’re working on their children’s book, John. No pressure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, Jill. ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. “All the leaves are brown…” That song has been in my head for the past couple of days.

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    1. And the sky is grey. I was on a walk, on a winter’s day. You know I’d be safe and warm if I was in LA.

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      1. I’ve been thinking of that song! (Look for a blog post next week!)

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      2. Okay then. It is still in my head. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. I agree with Darlene: a picture book is a wonderful idea. Great for kids from 1-101+.
    I love the dialogue with humor and as well as some deep emotion. Then, when it gets too deep, a game of tag is the perfect answer.

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    1. I vote for the picture book as well!

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      1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜

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      2. You’re welcome.

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    2. It is. We should all have a game of tag when things get too serious. Thank you, Karen

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  12. It is wonderful to look at the world through their eyes!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Gives us a little break for sure. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. What’s with Twiggy’s head-on-the-step pose?

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    1. Morose. (She gets that way) Drama queen don’t you know.

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      1. My dog Mr. Johnson is prone to sulks as well. According to my husband, he gets that way when he’s not getting enough attention from me.

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      2. That is the way around here too. Twiggy looks at me like I’m chopped liver sometimes.

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  14. Twiggy is the queen of predictability. When I looked at the first picture before reading the text, I thought – oh know – those leaves! Thanks for the Thursday smiles.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked it, Frank. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. Iโ€™m jealous of their life. Iโ€™d like to send mine to work today and Iโ€™ll stay home.

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    1. Wouldn’t that be a great idea. I like that.

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  16. Lucy’s learned a lesson Twiggy has yet to learn: there’s a time to leaf the big questions alone and just enjoy life.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Good one, Linda.

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  17. The girls take a look at a part of life we often take for granted.

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    1. They are closer to the road. Let’s them contemplate different stuff. Thanks, GP. ๐Ÿ˜

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  18. Science with Twiggy.

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    1. Yes indeed. She’s pretty loose I would say. Thanks, Charles.

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  19. LOL! When you can’t do anything about it…play tag! I love it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  20. Inquiring minds want to know. Twiggy is constantly learning. Always an enjoyable read when these two get to discussing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I enjoy listening to them as well.

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      1. I bet you do!

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      2. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  21. Great job, John, and I agree with the girls. It IS strange how the tress sometimes shed leaves in spurts. Part of the circle of life, I suppose.

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    1. I guess so, Tim. I think when one sees the fall for the first time it would be unsettling. Thanks.

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  22. Sounds like the perfect solution to the conundrum. ๐Ÿ™‚ As always, these two are entertaining!

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  23. LOL! They should come to my yard!

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    1. I can just imagine. Poor Twiggy would have a heart attack.

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  24. I love the way Lucy gives Twiggy the story of life. Words of wisdom from the older dog! I, too, like the idea of a picture book with these two lovelies.

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    1. I would love to do one too.

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  25. Time to watch the leaves and ponder. โค Twiggy & Lucy. โค Much love to you and your girls, John. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Much love back. โค๏ธ

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  26. Twiggy is so sweet to care about dying leaves. And Lucy explains life to her.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. They are a pair for sure.

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  27. Aw, Fall must be very confusing to our pups. Monkey tries to herd the leaves as they fly around the back yard. This is his first Fall. I’m waiting with baited breath for snow — I can imagine him trying to herd snowflakes! Good one, John.

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    1. That will be fun to see. Get on those heavy clothes and take pictures.

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  28. i wish you cold bring Twiggy and Lucy to my house, where the leaves are so plentiful on the grouond – dead leaves but some still colorful – you can’t see any lawn. That could confuse them even more! Your dogs are soooo cute. They can come any time. Even when there’s snow on the ground! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Can I come too?

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      1. Absolutely!! Just bring a rake if you come in the fall. ๐Ÿ˜

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  29. Lucy is very good at explaining things to Twiggy. Nice job distracting here, too.

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    1. Yes she does that well. When words don’t work Lucy gives Twiggy a whack with her paw.

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  30. And it probably went just about like that!

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    1. Probably. ๐Ÿ˜

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  31. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    It’s a good thing they can move past their grief.๐Ÿ˜Š

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  32. On the bright side, if all the leaves fall at once, they only have to be raked up once. Love these girls, John.

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    1. What a miracle that would be. Thanks, Robbie.

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  33. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love this time if year. Cute pics!

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    1. Thanks, Denise.

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  34. Bond is a big fan of dead leaves. He chases them when they blow by the screened porch, lol.

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    1. Sounds like a fun thing to watch. ๐Ÿ˜

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  35. Lucy is so wise. Your girls always make me smile, John. You have raised them well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I think they raised me. ๐Ÿ˜

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  36. Just another lesson given by the master to her pupil.

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  37. Your stories about these two are pure genius ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Ankur. I appreciate your view. ๐Ÿ˜

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  38. Twiggy, I wish you were in my class. But, Lucy really does explain everything and take good care of you.

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    1. Twiggy would love to be in your class as well, Jennie.

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  39. Aahhh love this conversation ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you for letting me know.

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  40. Lol! You’d think they would do some paw raking, help you out.
    Tag sounds good. Does anyone win?

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    1. Lucy mostly. Poor Twiggy has to take four steps for one of Lucy’s.

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