Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy

“It looks like the noise monster has taken the leaves.”

“You have to believe the boss took care of them, Little One.”

“I kinda miss them. I liked the smell.”

“I don’t like walking on them. Those oak leaves stick to my paws.”

“You coming out to the patio?”

“I think I might take a sunbath here on the turf.”

“It gets mighty hot out there.”

“Yeah, but on these old bones, it sure feels good.”

“I think I’ll just enjoy the shade.”

“That is a good thing too.”

“You have to wonder what the stray dogs are doing now?”

“What brought that up?”

“Oh, I don’t know. We have such a nice life. I just don’t want to take it for granted.”

“You are sounding pretty philosophical today, Little One.”

“I suppose I am. Not to change the subject, but did you hear that?”

“Says the old philosopher with the attention span of a gnat.”

“What? I didn’t hear you.”

“I said I didn’t hear that.”

“Yeah, it was nothing.”

“Figures.”

 

 

 

96 comments

  1. These old bones would love some sun soaking, lols. Hope you and the girls have a lovely day, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. I hope you have a lovely day as well, Harmony. 😊

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  2. Nothing like their true personalities coming forward.

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  3. We believe our dog was a stray at one time. We keep telling her how fortunate she is to end up with us. She yawns. By the way, β€˜lawn’ looks great. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Steve. We love this ‘lawn.’ Lucy and twiggy do as well.

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  4. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    The banter between your girls, John. Magic. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. 😊 πŸ€—

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  5. I love Twiggy’s heart!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. Major brat but terrific comfort. 😊

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  6. Sun bath or shade nap—either way the girls are soaking up the good life. I always enjoy their antics and their banter!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I’m so glad. Thanks for letting me know. 😊

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  7. Looks like a pretty good life to me.

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    1. I would say. I have a good news story coming up tomorrow about an English bulldog. I thought of yours when I came across it.

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      1. Can’t wait.

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  8. One loves the shade and the other the sun. Definite odd couple.

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    1. The do switch off too. But Lucy definitely likes the sun more than the shade

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  9. To each his (or her) own today!

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    1. Yes, it is a good day for that. Thanks, GP.

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  10. I’m with Lucy. My old bones could use some sun. Twiggy has a kind and caring heart.

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    1. Thank you Joan. Twiggy doe do some deep thinking (for a minute)

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  11. “The old philosopher with the attention span of a gnat” has a certain ring to it. Squirrel!!

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    1. Yes. Look! Something shiny. 😁

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      1. Or a UPS delivery uniform.

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  12. I don’t see a book in Twiggy’s future, seeing as how she can’t settle on a thought for more than a half minute or so. However, a Twiggy Haiku? Yeah . . . I could dig on that.

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    1. She might be able to do the three lines. Maybe we’ll give her a tryout. Thank, Marc.

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      1. Excellent.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Philosophy often bows to a beautiful day in the sun. Lovely exchange, John, and beautiful setting. Enjoy the rays and your girls today. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a super one too. πŸ€—

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  14. No cabana boy on duty today? You’re slacking, John, lol.

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    1. So true. I didn’t want to even breathe that concept. I would be there all day.

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  15. tokragly@gmail.com · · Reply

    I think I might get a rake, rake them into a pile and jump into them, then ….

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    1. Good idea. Just watch your back when you do that. Thanks, Tom

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  16. I hate the “noise monsters” as well, but unlike ‘the girls,’ I like the crunch of oak leaves at my feet. And the philosophy – or really, empathy – is well placed. I feel that way every time I take a shower and think of those displaced/homeless who can’t do so.

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    1. It is something we should do so they are not forgotten. Thanks, Pamela

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  17. The sun feels on these old bones, too. And it IS good to be thankful for what we have. πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree, Tim. Taking things for granted is not the best way to live. 😊

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  18. Yup, these old bones can identify

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    1. Mine too, Chris. Thanks.

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  19. I just want to hang out with them in the sun all day. (My old bones would enjoy that, too.) Lucy’s commentary is hilarious. Really enjoyed this one. And your yard looks lovely.

    Sending belly rubs to the girls.

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    1. Thank you Miss Staci. We love belly rubs. The boss is glad you enjoyed the post. 😊

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  20. Too bad canines are unable to apply sun absorbing emollient to assist their bones in getting the full benefit of that sunbathing. Three fingers.

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    1. They can’t have three fingers either. All the more for me. Thanks, John.

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  21. Witty pups! It is hard to think of those less fortunate . . .

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    1. Sometimes it is. Of course these two are rescues and I think sometimes Lucy remembers those days. Twiggy was eight weeks old when we got her so she has no memory. Funny she is the one doing the thinking.

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  22. Another great conversation between the girls. Twiggy does tend to have a short attention span, but maybe longer than a gnat’s!

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    1. No too much longer. She does have the memory of an elephant though. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  23. These two definitely have it made. Love the comment about Twiggy’s attention span. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Lucy is always dumbfounded at Twiggy’s ability to move from one subject to another. Thanks, Jan.

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  24. They do have a good life there. Lucky pups.

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    1. Yours are lucky as well, Darlene.

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  25. They are lucky pups for sure. Maybe they don’t take their good life for granted. A reminder that we shouldn’t either. That “grass” looks great!

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    1. I think you are right on taking things for granted. Thanks for the compliment on the lawn. 😊

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  26. Dog philosophers are such a rare breed.

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    1. They are. Hard to find and sometimes hard to take their advice.

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  27. The sun feels wonderful on my old bones too. The girls are sharing an important lesson today…don’t take the good things for granted! 😍 They’re so wise.

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    1. They are wise, Deborah. 😁 Thank you.

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    It’s true they really do have a wonderful life, even amongst the noise monsters.

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  29. I’m with Twiggy, shade sounds good since it’s in the low 90s today. πŸ™‚ Another cute dialogue and your yard looks so nice, John.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. We enjoy our yard.

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    It’s funny how some jobs around the house and yard are actually enjoyable. There’s something about sucking up leaves and pine needles with my leaf blower that I find oddly satisfying.

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    1. I understand what you are saying, Pete. I like the mulching aspect too. My neighbor puts out ten bags of leaves and I have one.

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  31. I laughed and laughed at that last bit of conversation. I swear I used to hear conversations just like that between my parents: they had a bit of a ‘who’s on first?’ feel to them.

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    1. I can imagine. I grew up in a single parent household so most of those conversations took place in my head. Thanks, Linda.

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  32. You write them well, John. So sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. πŸ€—

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  33. I’ll hang out with Lucy for a bit… then when I’m too hot, I’ll join Twiggy. A little of both worlds that they surely do appreciate. They are surrounded by love and it shows.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We do love our pups. It kills me to see Lucy age through.

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      1. I know you do. And I know it’s so hard to watch them age. Going to be a year next month since we lost Zeke. I still miss him.

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      2. Of course you do. ❀️

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      3. πŸ’•

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  34. Ah! The simple pleasures of life. Humans have a lot of stuff to learn.

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    1. We should follow the dog’s example on being in the moment.

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  35. β€œOh, I don’t know. We have such a nice life. I just don’t want to take it for granted.” Don’t we all.

    Love the repartee. Never thought of pups as urbane but then again, look who their dad is.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks for that lovely compliment. 😁

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  36. Anonymous · · Reply

    Oh! What a wonderful couple of philosophers! The opposite ages have met to decided how to enjoy the life at the Twiggy Resort! πŸ™‚

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    1. So true, Maria. 😁

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  37. Pretty sunshine!

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  38. Aaah, your girls are just so smart, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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  39. What a wonderful photo story, John! This should be promoted by the government, as Texanians like you really have a heart for dogs. Thanks for sharing the pleasure! xx Michael

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    1. We have the appetite of dogs too, Michael 🀣 Thanks for sharing.

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  40. The old philosopher with the attention of a gnat- love it!

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