Thursday – A little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy in the Sun

“Hey, Lucy, look at all that sun.”

“I know, Little one. It has been a while since we have had some.”

“What do you think? A game of tag, maybe?”

“Sounds good. Man, that shadow makes me look big.”

“Oh, I wouldn’t say that. You are a perfect size.”

“Thank you, Little One. But, just the same, I think I will mind the shadows.”

“You hear that? Let’s go see what it is.”

“I didn’t hear anything. I’ll be right behind you.”

“I knew it. A puma has been in the yard. I can smell him.”

“Come on, there’s no puma’s around here.”

“You can believe what you want, but don’t come crying to me if one leaps out of a tree onto your back.”

” If that happened, I think I’d have more to do than coming crying to you.”

I swear he’s been here. I can almost describe him. Let’s go check the rose bed. Maybe he’s been there too.”

Okay. I think you are on a wild goose chase, though.”

Yeah, I don’t think he’s been here. Hey, what’s happened to the roses?”

“Those hard freezes caused the roses to go to sleep.”

“Someone should wake them up. They look like they are dead.”

“They will be trimmed, and then in the spring, they’ll be back.”

“You promise?”

“Yes, I do. Now, what about that game of tag?”

“I’ll count to ten.”

“Very funny.”

 

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😁

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  1. Lol, it looks like they are now back in their profession as yard inspectors, and they are doing a good job. Thanks for sharing a lifesign of them, John! Enjoy your day! xx Michael

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    1. Enjoy yours as well, Michael.

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  2. Always good to see the sun. We have been without sun for almost a week and the girls and I are really missing it.

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    1. Yes we had about a week of no sun. We missed it too. Thanks Darlene.

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  3. There’s nothing like sunshine to raise everyone’s spirits. Tell Twiggy even the roses like the sunshine, so it’s a sure thing they’ll start reaching for it soon.

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    1. Yes. They were so beautiful this year. Thanks, Linda. 😊

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  4. They look adorable, and almost like they are in disbelief of the golden rays. Hope all of you are doing alright!

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    1. So mice to hear from you, Oloriel. We are all fine. I hope you are the same. 😁

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  5. Sunshine just makes everything better!

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    1. It does. It was still chilly (49 degrees) but beautiful.

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  6. The sunshine is beautiful. And I don’t blame Twiggy for being on the lookout for pumas!

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    1. The sun brings them out around our place. She is on high alert. Thanks, Joan.

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  7. The sunshine brightens everyone’s mood, the girls are obviously no exception.

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    1. They do love the sun. Twiggy will spend almost the whole day soaking it up. Only when the temps are below 85 though. 😁

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  8. So nice to see the sun for a change. Looks like the girls made the most of it. Give them belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you Miss Staci. We spent too much time on the couch during the cloudy weather. 😊

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Nothing warms the heart faster than sunshine. 🌞 Your backyard looks beautiful, John. I haven’t been in ours since the temps dropped into the teens. From our windows, all look well, but occasionally I hear a rustle. Maybe your puma has found a new home. 😊

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    1. You better watch out for the great desert puma. Thanks, Gwen. 😁

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  10. You never know where a puma might be lurking . . .

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    1. That is for sure. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  11. I believe Twiggy. She would know if a puma has been there because she’s a puma. She knows her scent.

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    1. So true, Frank. I think she is worried it might be a boy Puma.

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  12. Sunshine sure brightens moods. It brings light into one’s heart, which is why I always called my wife Sunshine. πŸ™‚

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    1. What a lovely term of endearment, Tim. I went back and read the story of the pop-top and am so glad you have each other. I am almost finished with the Valley Walker and want you to know I am so impressed with your writing. The characterizations and story are spellbinding. I know this story is close to your heart and that comes through in the writing. I’m so glad I decided to read it. 😊

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      1. So glad you like it, John. The flashbacks to Vietnam are based on my time there. The soft ice cream scene is fresh in my memory, at times, as is the scene with the fresh tracks through the elephant grass.

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  13. We haven’t seen much sun here this week. Good Twiggy is watching for those pumas. Have to be careful when you walk by the trees – you never know.

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    1. So true, Teri. It is good we have a built in Puma detector.

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  14. Horses get a lump of sugar for counting. What does little one get ? Or does what happens in the garden stay in the garden ?

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    1. She has more than enough treat for doing nothing. Thanks, John.

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  15. β€œI’ll have more to do than come crying”! OMG, John, that had me laugh aloud. Thanks for the Thursday smiles πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. I liked that line too and I’m glad you did a well. 😁

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  16. Oh, that sunshine looks so warm & glorious!

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    1. It was a mood enhancement buut not much heat. Thanks. Lynn.

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  17. Twiggy on the trail of a puma – hilarious! Good thing Lucy’s there to ground her!

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    1. Yes, Noelle. She is always on the lookout for something odd. 😊

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  18. Looks like a beautiful day. For some reason, Lucy talking about shadows made me focus on what hers looked like. Kind of like a gnu in the 4th shot and a hyena in 5 & 6.

    Yes, this week is driving me crazy. Why do you ask?

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    1. Hahaha. I never looked, but you are right. 😁

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  19. Does that sun come with warmth? Would you girls be kind enough to send some here? The sun is shining but man, forgot to bring the heat!

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    1. The sun is not warm unless you do what Twiggy does. She lays in the black rocks in the flower beds. They are like solar panels. 😁

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      1. Ahhh… Smart Twiggy!! There is no use over here! Doesn’t matter how black, it’s just too damn cold

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      2. Well, yeah. Tough Northerner you are.

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      3. Feeling rather wimpy, truth be told!

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      4. Well cold weather can do that. Home made Veggy soup for us tonight. Crusty bread and a salad. That’ll beat our cold weather. πŸ₯£

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      5. Oh yum! Salad, soup and crusty bread is the best!

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  20. This *almost* makes me wish Monkey had a playmate, too. Your girls provide companionship for each other, saving you the burden of being the entertainment committee. How about sharing some of that lovely sunshine??!

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    1. Here you go. 🌞

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    We’ve had a lot of sun here and those shadows πŸ™‚

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    1. Makes you feel good I’ll bet.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        Almost melted all our snow πŸ™‚ Although we do need more rain to get rid of this drought.

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      2. Yes, it would be nice

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  22. I like the non-aerobic way they play tag. Dogs like everything to be just so in their yards. Ours sniffs everything when it’s covered in snow and then sniffs it again when the snow melts.

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    1. Hahahaha. That is Lucy and Twiggy as well. 😁

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  23. Anonymous · ·

    Lucy & Twiggy are discussing a new sort of energy for the Twiggy Resort. “Solar Dog’s Tag Power” is an innovative breakthrough of our times. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m glad there is sun, dear John. We are still plunging in snow & it will last until April this year…or even longer. πŸ™‚

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    1. They sure like the sun so maybe they have hatched a plan that includes solar dog tag power. I wish I could send you a jar of sunshine. Thank you, Dear Maria for the comment and I hope you stay warm. 😁 🌻 🌞

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  24. LOL! That was delightful! I’m glad they didn’t find a Puma!

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    1. Me too. Might be hard to keep in the house.

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  25. Oh yes! The scent of the illusive Puma. πŸ™‚ Great sharing, John. I love it, as always!

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  26. Sounds like they’re taking good care patrolling the yard.

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    1. I haven’t seen a puma here since we moved in.

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      1. Means it works.

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  27. Nothing will escape those two!!!

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    1. Not usually. Thanks, Luanne.

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  28. petespringerauthor · ·

    It’s nice to see the sunshine, even if it brings out the pumas.

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    1. Yes it is, Pete. Thanks,

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  29. The sun was great!

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    1. It was. Didn’t last though. Today we get more I hear.

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  30. I’d rather have sleeping roses than wide awake pumas.

    Any day of the week . . .

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    1. I’m with you. Hungry pumas are tough to appreciate. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Bad company indeed.

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      2. Makes the concept of hangry come alive.

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  31. What about the Puma?
    Take Twiggy and Lucy inside! What if the Puma gets them.
    OMG!!!
    There was a Puma in the roses.
    Poor little puppies, playing in the yard, awaiting a Puma attack.
    I can’t look.
    Just let me know when the puppies are safely inside!
    Landsakes. Next thing you know a coyote will come prowling around.

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    1. Do not worry. The two are safe. IN fact Twiggy thinks she is a puma. So far none have been in out yard. Twiggy is always pulling out leg about a puma. I think she secretly wants a male puma to show up. Anyway all is good. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. Ah…Puma Twiggy…
        She likes bad boys. I understand. I like bad boys, too!

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      2. Bad boys are so much more fun I hear.

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      3. I can attest!

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  32. No Puma. Poor Twiggy. And she didn’t spot a water buffalo either. πŸ™‚

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    1. Nope. Looks like the area is clear of both

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      1. Whew! πŸ™‚

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  33. How nice that you are getting some sun, John.

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    1. Yup. Two days worth. Tomorrow rain

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  34. Ahhhh the girls. πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl

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  35. These are two entertaining pooches, John. Thank you for allowing us a glimpse.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Beem. They are here every Thursday.

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