Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Look at Storm Residue

“So Lucy. What went on here?”

“Looks like a big storm moved through last night.”

“I can’t believe there are so many sticks. It’s like I’ve gone to heaven.”

“Look at this beauty. Could be classified as a log.”

“I really don’t know where to start.”

“I feel your pain. This is almost too much stick overload.”

“What is down there?”

“A bunch of leaves and a branch off the China berry tree. Not many sticks.”

“I have one just my size. Mmmm.”

“Go easy. You know Mom hates you to chew stuff from the yard.”

“Don’t worry. I’m going to keep it low-key for sure.”

“I thought I heard mom coming out.”

“I know she hates it when I choke on stick pieces.”

“Yeah, it was a false alarm. Keep chewing.”

You aren’t much for stick chewing, are you?”

“I never find any that taste good.”

“Try that live oak. It starts with the essence of plum and finishes on a pear note.”

“Uh. I think I’ll stick to chew toys.”

“Whew, that one made my eyes water.”

“What was it?”

“Stupid ash. They are kind of bitter. Uh oh. I hear mom.”

“Head for the porch. We’ll pretend we want inside.”

“Sticks? Mom. What sticks? Oh, you mean those on the turf.”

“Yeah, we hardly noticed them. I guess we had a storm last night.”

“Sure, Mom. We’ll stay away from them.”

“Butter wouldn’t melt in our mouth. We are so cool about those sticks.”

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  1. Looks like the storm brought treats for the girls, lols. Yep, they look totally innocent in that last pic! πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. They do have chill down pat. 😁

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  2. They are in stick heaven! So cute. They know when mom says don’t chew on them though.

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    1. Twiggy pulverizes them and then chokes for a half hour. Drives The Produce crazy. 😁

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  3. β€œI can’t believe there are so many sticks. It’s like I’ve gone to heaven.” LOL! Looks like you’ve got some good little helpers, John. I hope everything is okay with the house.

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    1. Yes we had 60 MPH winds but this place is like a rock. Just sticks. Thanks, Jill. πŸ€—

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  4. Love the girls’ β€˜play it cool’ poseβ€¦πŸ˜‚ Our Lab would be in heaven. He’s never met a stick he didn’t love….

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    1. I will never understand the stick attraction. Thanks, Lori. 😊

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      1. Me, neither. But it is most definitely a thingβ€¦πŸ˜›

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      2. Yes it is. 😁

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  5. “Essence of plum and finishing on a pear note.” I love that, John! Yep, those girls are in stick heaven.

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    1. It sure was a great event for Twiggy. Thanks, Joan. 😊

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  6. They are sooo cool. Previous dogs loved sticks, but these two don’t seem interested.

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    1. I think that may be a good thing. Thanks, Craig.

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  7. When mom’s not around, those two certainly exhibit stick-to-it-tiveness.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. They do for sure. 😁

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  8. Zeke woulda scoffed at those sticks, then joined in on the party πŸ˜‰
    They sure do look innocent…. Not.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Yes…Not. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. πŸ˜‰
        Pleasure is all mine!

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  9. Those two do stick together – at least about sticks!

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😁

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Butter wouldn’t melt… LOL. Your pups are certainly well-trained or at least know their parents well. 😁

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    1. That is for sure. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  11. Innocence overload! I LOVE that last photo. I can just see the little angel halos above their heads, LOL.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Mae. 😁

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  12. Ha ha! I love that last bit!!

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    1. I’m glad. 😁

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  13. They DO look innocent. πŸ™‚ Better sticks than shoes, I guess.

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    1. That is for sure. We can always stay ahead of the sticks.

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      1. You don’t have to buy new sticks if they’re chewed up. Nature will provide.

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      2. Yes, exactly. The trees keep a steady supply dropping.

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  14. “Try that live oak. It starts with the essence of plum and finishes on a pear note.” I let out a very undignified snort of laughter over this line. Thanks, John!

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    1. Love those snorts. Thanks, Teri. 😊

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  15. Stick overload. How lucky they found one with the essence of plum that finishes on a pear note.

    I’m still smiling at their joy. Sorry about the storm, though. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. The storm was okay. We got 1 1/2 inches of rain which was a good thing.

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  16. Nature delivered a playground/buffet for them.

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    1. For sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  17. I love their ‘Who? Me?’ looks. And I never knew the subtle flavors in sticks…plum with a pear note sounds like a good red wine!

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    1. Yes indeed. Twiggy is a stickophile.

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  18. “Try that live oak. It starts with the essence of plum and finishes on a pear note.”
    Sound like you are quite a connoisseur πŸ˜‰ Have you tried them yourself?
    We were lucky here: even with quite high winds, not much came down. And we did get some rain: 1.14″.

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    1. You needed it. Thanks, Pit.

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      1. We needed it desperately, and we still need so much more!

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      2. I know you do. Sadly i looks like that was it for a while.

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  19. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It is impressive to see how Twiggy & Lucy help to clean the yarn after storm…What sticks, indeed? Only disinterested doggy aid, dear John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. A stick by any other name would still be a doggy toy. Thank you, Maria. 😊

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      1. 😎😎😎 Let the sticks be with dogs, dear John.

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      2. They deserve each other. Thanks, Maria.

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      3. 😁😁😁

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  20. I laughed out loud reading this one, John! “Whew, that one made my eyes water.” Hilarious!!
    No chance Mom is gonna see those teeth marks on the branch either. 🀣🀣

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    1. She does have the eyes of a hawk. Thanks, Deborah.

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  21. Do they get scared during big storms, John? My Annie used to whine and try to hide under my legs, lol

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    1. They get a little disturbed but nothing like needing to hide.

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  22. Such innocent faces! I never thought of sticks from different trees with essence of plum and hints of pear. Glad you did not seem to have any real damage. We got almost 1 1/2 inches here and were grateful for it.

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    1. We were also grateful for your rain. Thanks, Jo.

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  23. Gosh, I’m relieved to read that Twiggy is into sticks, too — I thought Monkey was the only one. It’s like they’re magnets. Even on our walks, he’s constantly finding sticks that he likes to carry around. And when he hacks away on those stick pieces, yuck!

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    1. I think most of them do that.

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  24. The look of self satisfied innocence!

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Pamela.

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  25. Twiggy seems to be quite the connoisseur of sticks. All we have is oak and maple.

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    1. She would love Maple for sure. We don’t have any of those.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Beware of stick overload. It’s hard on the teeth.

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    1. And gums. 🀣

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  27. The faces of pure innocence. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  28. Calm, cool, and collected allows wisdom to prevail … well, at least for Lucy.

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    1. Yes it does. Thanks, Frank.

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  29. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Nothing like a good stick to chew on and the flavors offered.

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  30. I so love these. Favorite line of the week: β€œI can’t believe there are so many sticks. It’s like I’ve gone to heaven.” And I’ll just bet that’s exactly what was going through her mind. Who knows her better than her Daddy?

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    1. She loves sticks and gets maybe one a week. She was running from stick to stick not really knowing what to do. Quite cute.

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      1. That’s how I am with shoes. πŸ™‚

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      2. I used to be like that about cars. Oh, yes and suits. All right shoes too. 🀣

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      3. I like a man who can admit his vices, and with a smile. πŸ™‚

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      4. Ha ha ha. I have so many. I forgot to add pasta.

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      5. Ah, yes. I can see a variety now…linguine, penne, farfalle, cannelloni, tortellini stacked neatly on a shelf.

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      6. I just had to send you a shot of the pantry shelf covering your comment. You nailed it. 😁

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      7. It is so hilarious. Here I thought I was just being cute. πŸ™‚

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      8. Ha ha ha. Nope a clairvoyant.

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      9. Art imitating life primavera.

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      10. Or marinara.

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  31. Twiggy really knows her sticks!

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    1. Stickologist.

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      1. She can be the first.

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      2. So true. I don’t know of another.

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  32. This is one of the funniest Lucy and Twiggy posts.
    Do they really chew the sticks, and choke?

    No wonder mom has put the “fear” of stick chewing in them.
    They are sooo cute. Love the last shot!

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    1. Mostly Twiggy. She is a bulldog after all. Thanks, Resa. I’m glad you liked the post

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      1. Your pups are blog stealers.
        That’s how I started following you. One Twiggy and Lucy post, and I was hooked!❦❦

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      2. Moooooohahahahahahaha. My plan worked.

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  33. Too funny!

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    1. Thanks, Mark.

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  34. Essence of plum and finishes on a pear note… these two crack me up. Keep it low key, girls.

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    1. They crack me up too. 😁

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  35. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    The last picture is pure innocence…I love that your girls love sticks. Simple pleasures and I am glad you all weathered the storm, John. Much love to you and your girls. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Love back to you.

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  36. Hi John, girls will be girls especially if there are sticks around.

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    1. Yes they will.

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