Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Do Dishes

“So Twiggy. We have a golden opportunity right here.”

“What do you mean?

The dishwasher is unattended. Check it out. I’ll keep an eye out.”

“Okay, but what do I do when I get there?”

“Goodness. Don’t tell me you’ve never done the dishes?”

“Isn’t that what a dishwasher does?”

“No, yes. I mean, look at those babies sitting there covered with food.”

“I see them. What do we do?”

“We engage our tongues and sweep all that food into our mouths.”

“Like this?”

“Not the rack. Stand aside, Little One. I mean, you get your mug right in the middle and start licking.”

“You sure that’s sanitary?”

Who cares. It beats finding something on the road.”

“Now, that is something I would never eat.”

“Well, that was an example. I wouldn’t expect you to know about living on the streets.”

“I only know about living with Mom and dad.”

Hey, you two. You’re not licking those dishes, are you?”

“Why would we do that when we have all that wonderful food from you and dad?”

“Good answer, Little one. Now excuse me. I think there is a little bit of peanut butter left.”

“I was only speaking for myself.”

“I know, and let’s hope you always stay as pure as you are now.”

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  1. Peanut butter, luring the adventurous for eons!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thank you, Annette. 😁

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  2. My doggo does the same when she thinks we’re not looking… dishes are not ready for this dishwasher unless they’ve been Lab-tested🀣

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    1. Hahaha. Lab tested is the way to go, Cathrine. Thank you for the laugh. 😁

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      1. Hehe! If we had a cat, the dishes could be CAT scanned 🀣

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      2. Goodness we coud do this all day If we had a whale, the dishes could be gleaned.

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  3. I don’t think I’ve ever seen two souls enjoy doing the dishes so much, lols! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. 😁 Thank you, Harmony. Lucy loves getting in there. Twiggy still hasn’t figured it out.

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  4. Our Lab is sure that an open dishwasher is really a buffet laid out solely for his pleasure. And at 9 years old, despite years of being chastised for sticking his nose in, he still sneaks a lick whenever possible. Hope springs eternal! At least he doesn’t drink for the toilet. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Lucy is always game for a lick. I have to make sure there are no harmful bits like chocolate. Thanks, Lori.

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  5. Oh my…and here I thought Twiggy was the instigator of the two. Love it, John!

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    1. Lucy has her dark side as well. Thanks, Jill.😊

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  6. I love this post. All my dogs have taken the occasional tour of the dishwasher.

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    1. I think it is a natural instinct. Thanks, Craig.

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  7. This was hilarious! You go, Lucy!!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. Ha ha ha! I swear our boxer used to do exactly the same thing. Sometimes we let her…

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    1. If the dishes are rinsed so she can’t get anything not good for her, I let Lucy go ahead. Thanks, Pam.

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  9. It’s a necessary part of the pre-wash cycle πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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    1. So true, Chris. Thanks. 😁

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    A dishwasher is a treasure trove of delight for dogs. Mine used to climb into the dishwasher and lick away – unless I walked in the room. Your pups seem better trained than mine. Delightful post, John. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m not sure about better trained but certainly predictable. 😁

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  11. Ah, sneaky one, eh?

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  12. “You sure that’s sanitary?” lol

    I thought dishwasher-diving was an instinct in dogs. I didn’t realize it was a lesson Lucy would have to teach Twiggy. My dogs seemed to be born with the “sneak and eat” gene. Funny stuff, John. Belly rubs for the girls.

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  13. And here I thought Lucy was all good and mature, no questionable habits. I am shocked, John, totally shocked! πŸ˜‰
    “Stay pure, Little One!” Love it.

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    1. Poor Lucy is addicted to dishwasher cruising. At her age I just turn a blind eye and make sure the dishes don’t have anything harmful on them. πŸ™„

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      1. You are such a gentle and kind soul. Some battles are not worth the fight. πŸ™‚

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      2. I agree. Lucy deserves the best,

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      3. She does.

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  14. LOL! It’s like grazing through a buffet for them. I never stopped to think what a treat the contents of a dishwasher could be for dogs!

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    1. It seems they can’t resist. The funny part is Lucy will lick plates that I have already rinsed and seem to enjoy them the same. Go figure.

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  15. I’ve lived all these years completely unaware that dogs would do this, but from the comments, it seems widespread. Getting what’s under the table? Sure. What’s on the kitchen floor? Of course. But I never would have imagined the dishwasher!

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    1. It is widespread, Linda. These tow still crusie under the table and the kitchen floor as well. We try to keep everything off those two venues. 😊

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  16. Jane Sturgeon · ·

    Go girls…so helpful. Much love to you all, John. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Love right back. ❀️

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  17. LOL … love this one … but Twiggy’s tentativeness surprised me. Then again, maybe she saw it as a trap!

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    1. The height of the door is a deterrent. She s not one to jump up on the door which is what she woud have to do.

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      1. Spooked by a door … way to keep her in check.

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  18. Bond used to sit in the back of the dishwasher when we first got him – he didn’t try to lick the dishes, he just liked to sit there. A total weirdo.

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    1. Twiggy jumped in only once. She didn’t like it. Thanks, Teri.

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  19. Just look at it this way, your kids do their chores without being asked.

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    1. I know right? Leaves may be next. 😁

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      1. I’m sure if you sprinkled some peanut butter on a couple of leaves . . .

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      2. That would do it for sure. 😁

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  20. Lucy is just trying to help, John. I think she deserves a treat.

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    1. Okay. She got one. Lucy says “Thanks, Mr. Dan.”

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  21. The pre-wash cycle (as Chris mentioned) sure contributes to a clean load when the entire cycle is done. Thanks for the smiles, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. She is very useful that way. Sadly I have to pretty much wash the dishes before they go into the dishwasher. Thanks, Tim.

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      1. That is the bit I have never understood about a dishwasher. But…there are many things I don’t know that my wife does!

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      2. I would investigate some of those things, Ankur. You never know when a little engineering might help things run more smoothly. Of course, it’s risky. 😁

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  22. Hilarious! We occasionally let one of our dogs lick our plates before they went into the dishwasher.
    Lucy clearly has the routine down well!

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    1. Lucy is the master. Thanks, Noelle.

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  23. It’s amazing how a dog can be β€˜sleeping’ one minute and then jumping to life the next in order to grab some tiny morsel that fell off the counter during cleanup. Puts credibility to the term, β€˜faster than a bum on a balogna sandwich’…

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Steve.

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  24. Nice to see them help with chores.

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  25. And water saving too…

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  26. Anonymous · ·

    Ah, the Lovlies! Huga!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  27. I am not showing this to Dot and Lia. We don’t have a dishwasher but they would insist we get one if they saw this.

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    1. No keep it between you and I.

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Our dishwasher is getting old it could use some extra help!

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    1. Hahaha, Thanks, Denise.

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  29. Who could resist peanut butter?

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  30. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ that’s so cute. Yes, all the doggies do it. Beats eating something off the road. 🀣

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    1. Thank you. So true. 😊

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  31. Monkey would do this if I let him. In fact, when he was a wee pup, he used to find it delightful to hop into the dishwasher when the door was down. Silly pup! Now, I’m afraid I wash the dishes pretty carefully before they even go into the dishwasher.

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    1. Yeah. We do the same. Thanks Debbie. 😊

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  32. Lucy is street-wise. Licking the dishes is better than crumbs on the floor. What a delightful post! Glad you let them have some dishwasher treats!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. There isn’t much that they don’t get.

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  33. Haha! John, this might be the best visit with the girls ever. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  34. petespringerauthor · ·

    My dog, Jake, used to do the same thing. I used to say to him, “Jake, let’s not tell the company that you helped to “wash” the dishes.

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    1. Hahaha. I think keeping that info from the company is a good idea. Thanks, Pete.

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  35. Anonymous · ·

    Oh, Lucy! What a surprise! She is making a total disinfection! There is no way better than a tongue, indeed. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Nope none better. 🐢

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  36. Ewww..but so cute. A dog’s life, eh?

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  37. Lol! Yep, a golden opportunity! Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Yes it was. Thanks, Jan

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  38. LOL!! Diva Dog never did that! I miss having that top rack for silverware and stuff. I’ll be looking for that feature when the dishwasher we have now stops working.

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    1. We like ours for sure. There is an option to use the basket but I like the top rack.

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  39. And the moral of the story is that it’s never wise to put temptation in the path of any animal or person.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Robbie.

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  40. OMG! Hahaha!
    Lucy could write a recipe book for dogs. “The Peanut Butter Chronicles”
    That reminds me, I have dishes to do.
    I’ll do them as soon as I read a few more posts here. Then maybe I should go to Teagan’s…and Merril’s. Then do the dishes. I really owe Sorryless a visit… and Dale. Dishes start with a “D” so probably after Dale…..maybe….

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    1. You are so busy. Maybe the dishes can last another day. 😁

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      1. Possibly! The mouse … well I think it’s a mouse, would love that. πŸ˜‚

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  41. Twiggy, you could live a little more dangerously. Stick with Lucy.

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😁

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  42. Sweet conversation β™‘ Won’t hurt to help a little.

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    1. I think Lucy would agree with you. 😁

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  43. LOL! Dad, we’re just trying to help. πŸ™‚

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    1. Of course they are.

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