Thursday – A Little Personal – Back to the Deep Freeze.

“Hey, Lucy. How about a ruckus?”

“Might be a good idea after we go outside.”

“Outside? Looks like it is cloudy and cold.”

“Oh, come on. It can’t be that bad.”

“So ask dad if he has the temperature handy.”

“Hey, Boss. Could you give us a read on the temperature?”

“Be happy to, Lucy. Hmmm, right now, it’s 32 degrees F or 0 degrees C., and the Dow is down 66 points.”

“Hold on. Yesterday it was 85 degrees F which is 29.4 degrees C. Never mind the Dow.”

“Yeah, I know, but you have to remember. You live in Texas and have to be prepared for temperature changes. I do want to forget the Dow.

“Wow, Lucy. I’m going to make this quick.”

“Right behind you, Little One.”

“Throw yourself against the door, Lucy. This is an emergency.”

“I think a scratch will do the job.”

“So a scratch will do the job, huh? Now we freeze to death.”

“Patience, Little one. Mom’s coming.”

“Sure is nice to be inside.”

“It is Little One. I think it’s time for a nap.”

And so we leave our heroes while they take a well-earned break from the trials and tribulations of living the life of a pampered pet.

“Whoever is talking, we are trying to rest here.”

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  1. Haha..nice read..

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  2. Can’t believe you’re having another cold snap, John. Looks like the kiddos have the right idea, though…zip outside, then hightail it to a nice, blanketed surface. 👍☺️

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    1. They have the move down pat. Thanks, Lori.

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  3. Heehee. Love that ending. They look so tuckered out after their big adventure into the cold. Nothing like being warm and snug inside. They are pampered indeed!

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    1. So true abut being pampered, Mae. We like it that way. (as you can see so do they) Thanks. 😊

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  4. So sweet! Two lucky dogs! I love the last photo of Twiggy.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Twiggy has the peaceful sleep of an unworried pup..😁

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  5. Don’t blame them for wanting to stay inside. These drastic temperature changes… Not good.

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    1. Can you believe a 50 degree drop? Gee wiz. Thanks, Joan.

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      1. As long as I’ve lived in Texas, I’ll never get used to those sudden changes!

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      2. Yes, me too, Joan.

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  6. And here I thought it was never too cold to ruckus! I just love the last two lines.

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    1. I think these tow are getting soft. The last line is to punch up “pampered.” 😁

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      1. It achieved its objective! One can’t expect to pounce like a puma if one spends most of the day lying on the couch.

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  7. You’d think people would come down with pneumonia every year with weather like that!

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    1. A 50 degree drop in 12 hours would lead to that in some. Sure makes you scratch your head. Thanks, GP

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Cute one, John. I love your dog-whisperer Thursdays. As for the Dow, I suspect watching it these days might be a dizzying pastime. BTW, our temps have fallen into the low teens. ❄❄❄

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    1. LOW TEENS!!!! I would die. Stay warm, Gwen. 🥶

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        I went out this early morn and slipped/fell on the ice. I’m fine and all the wiser. 😁

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      2. Goodness, Gwen. I’m glad you are okay. Slipping on ice is not something we should be doing. (They shoot horses don’t they?) 😁

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  9. I heard you had a huge difference in temps. The poor mistreated pups – obliged to go out there!. I’m with them, it’s a great time to snooze!

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    1. Yup they are getting plenty of rest. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I bet they are… 😉

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  10. “Throw yourself against the door, Lucy. This is an emergency.” I snorted out loud over that one. Sounds like a good day to curl up on the couch.

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    1. I think so too, Teri. Thanks.

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  11. Weather is crazy. Yesterday, I was able to comfortably sit outside at a beach restaurant with two friends and my food didn’t get cold. Now, we have a little snow hitting.

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    1. Go figure. 😊

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  12. Jane Sturgeon · ·

    Twiggy & Lucy, so lovely. Much love to you and your girls, John. ❤ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Back to you as well. ❤️

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  13. The girls sure do look comfy on those sofas, it’s a wonder they ever want to go out!

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    1. When the sun is out they want to be out too. Thanks, Lynn.

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  14. Pampered is an understatement. And, by the way, I wish it was only down 66, YIKES! I notice the coverings, do they shed? Our Daisy sheds so much, I can build a new dog every few weeks…

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    1. Yes they do shed. They both have hair but it gets on everything. We just replaced the couches with white. The previous were grey and had a slat and pepper look because of the dogs. Now we won’t notice.

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      1. But you gotta love ‘em. I’ll find Daisy’s hair rolling down the hall like a tumbleweed. The return ducts suck it in as does the fan underneath the refrigerator. What a mess. But you gotta love ‘em…

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      2. Yes indeed. We have the same situation. I’m forever cleaning fans.

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  15. That’s a huge temperature dip! Lucy and Twiggy are brave to chance the weather but at least they know there is a warm spot waiting for them.

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    1. So true, Maggie. Thanks

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  16. “Whoever’s talking’!!! LMAO 🤣These cuties and chuckles are much needed this morning. Hope you all warm up soon 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Hope you are doing well.

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  17. At least they managed a small ruckus.

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    1. Yes they did. Twiggy is always up for one.

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  18. I love the voice-over at the end. And their reaction to it. Hoping they enjoyed their rest. Give them ear scratches from me.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. 😊

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  19. The girls think the same way I do. During cold weather, any outdoor activity is as quick as I can make it. Then it’s time for lighting the fireplace and getting comfortable. 🙂

    Stay warm and as sane as possible.

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    1. I like the sound of that. Tim. 😊

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  20. Another good chuckle from the girls today, John. When I saw that temp, I figured those two pampered wonders wouldn’t last outside!

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    1. No, they made quick work out of their visit. Thanks, Noelle.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Wow, that’s a big temperature drop. We’ve hit 20 degrees last two nights. I don’t blame the girls its naptime when it gets that cold.

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    1. Yes, a snuggle sure feels good.

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  22. I think they deserve to be pampered! And I think they do too…

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    1. They sure do feel that way. Thanks, Pamela.

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  23. Throw yourself at the door – too funny. They are brave girls and deserve naps. Too cold for me too to get out and walk even at 40 degrees. Instead I rode my stationary bike inside and watched CNN.

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    1. Watching CNN is enough of an exercise, Jo. Stay warm.

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  24. Don’t we all wish we could nap like Twiggy. The sleep of the innocent. And unsuspecting. While on vacation myself (avoiding the highs and lows of NE weather which is even more variable than yours) I’ve been trying to steer clear from any Dow numbers. Like your girls, we know that no sleep is possible while watching the news of wars and stocks. 😦

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    1. I see myself as the protector of the innocent. They do sleep well. Thank you Pamela.

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      1. That’s a great job, John!

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      2. It is. The pay is terrific too. You get paid in satisfaction.

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  25. That is a huge change in temperatures. Although that does happen in Alberta at times too.

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    1. This was a record breaking change. Never happened before.

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  26. Lucy and Twiggy have the right idea. Go out, do your business, then hightail it back to a warm sofa and a long nap!

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    1. Yes that is the routine right now. Thanks Debbie.

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  27. Glad you did not get left out in the cold taking of the girls. brrrr

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    1. Me too. Way too cold for this old man.

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  28. It’s cold here too 29 degrees right now. I rushing back inside too when I run out to the garage for anything.

    The girls look nice and cozy on the sofa. Stay warm!

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    1. They are cozy. I try to stay inside too. It’s 34 right now which doesn’t seem so cold.

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  29. Anonymous · ·

    No frost can keep the Twiggy Resort from a good nap! Thank you, dear John! By the way, it is frosty here as well. Winter does not sy farewell to us yet. 🙂

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    1. It is way too early for your spring. You have to stay strong. We are not used to these temperatures for sure,

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  30. Egads! Lucy and Twiggy couldn’t be more adorable!
    They look perfect on your furniture!!!

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    1. We replaced two couches that were grey and showed the dog hair too much. We will be happier with these. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. I have one of the furriest cats in the world. There is no hope.
        I am choking and coughing. Still, he is sweet and adorable.
        Oh, and we both wear a lot of black.
        I got flagged at the airport several years back. They thought I was trying to smuggle a cat on board.

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  31. petespringerauthor · ·

    It’s a rough job, but somebody has to do it. It seldom gets to freezing in our neck of the woods, but it dipped to freezing level last night.

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  32. I for one love these pampered pets. They bring in more zing, adventures, and fun. Keep pampering, John.

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  33. Always entertaining, John. Thank goodness this freezing weather is short-lived this time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Jan

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  34. Where are their wool jackets, Dad?

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    1. Yeah. Short times outside are bareback. The hassle of coats is not worth it. 😁

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    1. Thanks for sharing the post ,Michael.

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  35. Home Sweet Home! 😉 I think, now they only will leave the house again, when some smell of barbecue is in the air. :-)) xx Michael

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    1. Ha ha ha. Or the sun comes out. Thanks, Michael.

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      1. They really let themselves be tricked by the sun? Thank you as well, John! Have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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  36. Ahhh, the good life. You serve those girls well, John. 32° is ‘walking without a coat weather’ in this part of the country. But it still ends on a couch.

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    1. Coat weather for us is anything below 32. Yes the couch is the natural ending point. 😊

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  37. I lived in Texas for 11 years and experienced extremes in temps, especially while living in the Hill Country. But these extremes overnight are far from typical. Same thing going on with my kids up in Nebraska. Stay warm ladies!

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    1. Yeah these were record breakers. Thanks, Cheryl.

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  38. That walk outside in freezing temps took everything out of them. Tell you what, the temps here are up and down as well. It’s like Powerball . . . 32, 61, 29, 55 . . .

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  39. Are we ready for some warmer weather?

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    1. I know I am. I want to work up to being able to complain about the 100 degree days. 😁

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  40. 0 degrees Celsius is very cold, John. I’d be right on the couch with the girls.

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    1. You would be welcome too.

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  41. It’s a tough life!

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    1. It is in a first world sort of way.

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