Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Back to Nature

“Where are you going?”

“Just out back here. I want to check the flowers.”

“Sound fun. I want to help.”

“Okay, by me. I was just going to have a sniff.”

“Look in this little pot. What is this?”

“Hmmm. Can’t see from here. I’ll have to come over there.”

“Your eyes okay? You should be able to see from there.”

“Just getting older little one. Ah yes, this is ivy and sage.”

“These roses still smell great.”

“It won’t be long until they stop blooming. But, of course, you would think by December second they would have stopped by now.”

“These thorns are still pretty strong.”

“You better leave those alone. Those are Mama’s pets.”

“I thought we were Mama’s pets.”

“We are but in a different way. Think if someone tried to hurt us. Mama would have a fit.”

“I get it. You see this?”

“What is it?”

“I’m not sure, but it is slow-moving.”

“Don’t touch that thing. It’s a chinch bug. Put that in your mouth, and you’ll foam like a rabid dog.”

“I guess that would drive Mama up the wall.”

“Yes, we don’t need that kind of drama.”

“So what else do we have to check?”

“You know, I think we should see if those lounge chairs still hold our weight.”

“You’re not saying we are fat, are you?”

“No, I’m thinking we are tired, though.”

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  1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Another fun backyard adventure, John. Your garden looks lovely – even with the chinch bug. Have a wonderful day! 🌞

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope yours is terrific as well. πŸ€—

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  2. The garden is looking lovely! Yep, better stay away from those cinch bugs, although running around foaming at the mouth and scaring people could be kinda fun (sometimes!) πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I think Twiggy learned a lesson on that score. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  3. After last week’s feasting, I think many people are checking to see if their chairs still hold their weight. 🀣 Love the way the girls always make their own fun. πŸ˜πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes, they have a self-entertainment factor. 😁

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  4. The yard looks lovely. I’ve already taken a picture of our first snow. Sigh.

    I like Lucy’s idea. It’s best to test the lounge chairs. I hope you all had a nice rest in the balmy weather. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. The weather has been glorious. 70s daytime and 50s at night. Thanks for the belly rubs, Miss Staci. 😊

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  5. I had to Google the chinch bug…they look like our stink bugs. Love the girl’s curiosity!

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    1. I noticed I misspelled it. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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      1. I didn’t…Google did! πŸ™‚

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      2. Hahahaha. I changed it to Jill Google spelling.

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  6. I swear it’s like you have those dogs choreographed!

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    1. I just follow them and take the photos. They pretty much tell the story. Thanks, Pamela. 😁

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  7. No drama for momma. And enjoy those last roses of the season.

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    1. Good rules for sure. Thanks, John.

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  8. You do need to keep testing the lounge chairs. That’s important work the girls are doing, John. I hope they got a nice treat. And best to avoid the foaming mouth drama.

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    1. They seem to be in line for a treat no matter what. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Roses have been strange here, too. We still have the occasional bloom.

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    1. I just found out they should be good until January or February. Amazing.

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  10. With watch dogs like this, no harm should ever happen to your outer oasis. So earned some chair time! …. John – your yard area has come a long way since you moved in. Outstanding … and a great place to enjoy of bit of amber fluid.

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    1. We are enjoying the mild days for sure. The sun is quite low in the sky so we don’t even need the umbrella. Thanks, Frank. 😊

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  11. Never heard of cinch bugs. They sound pretty nasty.

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    1. Yes they are. Trying to get Twiggy to leave them alone is a chore sometimes. 😊

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      1. She’s determined to explore. Adventurer doggy.

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      2. And hardheaded like all bulldogs.

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  12. The girls are having such fun, as usual. Great, subtle humor and you’ve gotten their personalities so well down!

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

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  13. Nice one, John. I do always enjoy the girls’ conversations. Testing the lawn chairs sounds like a great idea. Too cold up here for that, though. It’s a task that will have to wait until spring. πŸ™‚

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    1. I remember. That’s what I love about Texas. Winter weather is the best.

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      1. I spent part of the winter of 1968 at Fort Sam Houston. Flew home for Christmas and it was VERY cold after San Antonio.

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      2. I can imagine. 😁 I lived in San Antonio for 10 years.

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  14. The voice of experience? No wonder why Twiggy is warning Lucy to stay away from those nasty bugs.

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  15. Our roses are long gone, but our weather will be in the 70s for the next couple days. In December. So weird.

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    1. We are having a bit of a heat wave . High 80 today.

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  16. I always laugh at these. You should do some TikToks where you narrate your dogs thoughts like this. You be a sensation!

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    1. I’d have to learn how first. Thanks, Phil.

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  17. Nothing like a good sniff around, followed by some time on the lounge!

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    1. The lounge time was really good. 70s. Twiggy’s favorite temperature,

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      1. Sounds delightful! Old Man Winter is bearing down on us. (My dog’s favorite temperature!)

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      2. A pox on old man winter.

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      3. And the horse he rode in on.

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      4. Hmm, you’re right. All those curses heaped upon an enslaved animal doesn’t seem quite right, now that you mention it

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  18. Lucy is so wise. I love her explanation to Twiggy about roses and pets. They make a cute teacher and student! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I agree. 😁

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  19. I love how you take the everyday and make into a special day. Happy Thursday, John!

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    1. Aw. Thank you Dale. I love that comment. 😁

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      1. We love you and your fur-kids! πŸ’ž

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  20. Jane Sturgeon · ·

    Your garden looks lovely, John. Much ❀ to you and your girls. xXx

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  21. A lovely back yard for these two to explore, John. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Jan. 😁

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Nice to see the roses still blooming πŸ™‚ Looks like a nice place to rest.

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    1. She lays in that bed in the afternoon. She likes the warm rocks.

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  23. This was super adorable, John. Thank you for the smiles.

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    1. I’m so glad you like it. We do this every Thursday.

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      1. Love it. I’ll be back. (Ugh. Inadvertently heard Schwarzenegger in my head as I typed that.)

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      2. Hahaha. There is something every day but Wednesday. I hope you will be back, Arnold (I heard it too)

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      3. Heehee.
        I post maybe 2x a month. I’m never able to keep up with reading you daily or near-daily posters, so don’t be offended if I only pop in sporadically!

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      4. Don’t worry. When you do pop in it will be special. 😁

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      5. Awh, thanks, John. πŸ™‚

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  24. Roses and girls are looking good. Glad they understand about Mama’s pets! She does a good job with the plants…I assume she does the plants and flowers, not you.

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    1. Yes, I’m nt very good with them. Thanks, Jo.

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  25. What a wonderful garden inspection at the Twiggy Resort, dear John! 😁😁😁 No squirrels & no deer allowed.

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    1. Yes. We have signs posted No deer or squirrels allowed. How are you?

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      1. 😁 Fine, thanks. Preparing a new article for CittΓ  di vita. I remember about the list of the Russian publishers. I hope to email it to you by Tuesday. πŸ˜‰ It is a true winter here & too icy wind. It seems to me Antarctica is nearby. I hope it is not too cold for you yet.

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      2. We are having delightful weather. 26.6 C tomorrow.

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  26. I love the way these girls think…food, snacks, and naps! 🀣 It’s a dogs life.

    Once when Diva Dog was a puppy and He-Man took her for a walk she found a frog and thought it would be worth tasting. WRONG! She foamed at the mouth and was sick the rest of the day!!
    Smart girl that she was though…she never looked twice at another frog.! πŸ˜‚

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    1. We have had our frog experiences too. Thanks for sharing, Deborah.

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  27. petespringerauthor · ·

    Don’t mess with mama’s pets!

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  28. Here’s to the lounge chair testers.

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    1. And drink samplers. Unsung heroes.

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  29. Lucy takes good care of Twiggy. Lovely to have blooming roses in December, John.

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    1. It is. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  30. Such a busy day for a dog! I didn’t know that about the cinch bugs, so thanks for educating me. Ugly things, aren’t they?

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    1. They are ugly. Not good for pets.

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  31. Another fun time with your girls, John. Your yard is beautiful, and even we have flowers blooming in December. I think they’re confused. Those lounges look inviting, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  32. Don’t want no Mama Drama, ladies. πŸ˜‚

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  33. Lucy is such a sensible lady, John.

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    1. Yes she is, Robbie. Thank you. 😁

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  34. Twiggy and Lucy are adorable.
    I love the way they take care of the yard. Good patrol dogs, eh!
    What the heck is a Chinch bug? Doesn’t sound good.
    Seems they were thinking about mama a lot today.
    Well, after all that, I’m tired, too! So busy in your yard, John!

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    1. A chinch bug has a foul squirt system that causes dogs to foam at the mouth since it tastes so bad. It is like a beetle. Very few get eaten by dogs. 😁

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  35. Ahh . . . the daily inspection by the chief horticulturalists.

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    1. Yes indeed. 😊

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