Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy vs the Weather

“Well, little one. What do you think?”

“Whew, it is pretty hot.”

“But it is only going to get worse later.”

“I know, but that ole A/C feels pretty good.”

“Come on, let’s check out the patio.”

“You’ve got to be kidding. That place will be even hotter.”

“Yeah, I see what you mean.”

“Who turned on the blowtorch?”

“Maybe if the umbrella was open, it would be okay.”

“I’m in the shade, and it doesn’t seem much cooler.”

“Which reminds me to get off this hot concrete. I will start doing the hot foot tango in a minute.”

“If I touch my nose to the patio, it doesn’t seem that hot.”

“Yeah, it is much nicer here. ”

“You are right about the hot foot situation.”

“I don’t think the patio is going to work today.”

“Even these limestone pavers seem hot.”

“I’m going to go and smell the flowers.”

“I think you are smart. But, why do you remind me of Ferdinand the bull?”

Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s my gentle nature.”

“That must be it. A big thing smelling flowers has nothing to do with it.”

“I think it is going to be an inside day today. Supposed to get to 100 F degrees. That’s over 37 C degrees for our metric friends.

“I kinda like the Celcius scale. It seems so much cooler.”

“I sure hate to miss a day of playing outside.”

“Yeah, but think of the idea of no-fault napping.”

“Excellent point.”

“Mmmm, this air feels good.”

“Excuse me, ladies. Could we either go in or out? I don’t think we need to air-condition the whole block.

“Yes, dad. We are coming in.”

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  1. Can never go wrong with no-fault napping. Hoping you all (y’all?) stay cool and safe! Sending the girls ear scratches.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. We love those. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. The hot foot tango vs. no-fault napping? No contest. Thanks for the smiles, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Glad to supply, Tim.

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  3. We broke a record here yesterday. It hit 101 degrees. I felt terrible for those who had to work outside. I’m glad the girls can enjoy the A/C. Stay cool!

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    1. We are always thankful that the A/C works. Thanks, Jill.

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  4. No-fault napping is a great idea. Much better than the hot foot tango. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I agree, Joan. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Love the idea of no-fault napping! I sure wish we had A/C at the moment. For two weeks now, itโ€™s been hot n humid Monday thru Thursdayโ€”working daysโ€”and cooler and wetter Friday thru Sundayโ€”when hubby and I could have taken advantage of the good weather, lols. Those cooler days also wreck any acclimating our bodies have achieved in the week, ugh. Lols. Hope you and the girls stay cool, John ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I think your weather might be worse than ours. At least when it decides to be hot it’s like hell’s back porch for months.

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      1. Yeah, we so need a chance to get used to it! ๐Ÿคช

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      2. We do get used to the high temps

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  6. A good nap makes every situation more palatable. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. I think so too, Lori. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Oh yes girls, I stayed inside with AC too!!

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    1. We’ve grown accustomed to the place.

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  8. LOL! Hot foot tango or no fault napping…lemme see…easy No Fault Napping wins!

    The bushes along the fence really have filled out. It looks nice back there. Hopefully you’re able to enjoy the backyard and patio in the evenings.

    It’s heating up here too. Definitely we’ve left Spring behind Summer is here!

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    1. We are entering our hell’s back porch season a little early.

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  9. I wish I could have napped this morning. The rain has been non-stop since last night. It is frankly as perfect a napping weather as that abominable heat you are having! We won’t even hit 70 today!
    Have a lovely Thursday, John, The Producer and the girls!

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    1. Wow. At 70 we would have to get out the sweaters. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Haha! Goes to show. We are wearing shorts from 65 up ๐Ÿ˜‰ (If not cooler…)

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      2. Oh my no. Jeans till 80.

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      3. Hahaha! NO jeans for me from the 70’s up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. They seem a bit fickle on this day

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    1. It’s the heat. Thanks, Frank.

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  11. Poor Lucy and Twiggy. It’s so disappointing to want to spend a sunny day outside only to find it just too darn hot.

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    1. It really is. In the shade it is “feels like” 102.

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  12. Poor pups. Hot ground sucks.

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    1. Gotta move quick too.

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  13. Mine do the same thing. In or outโ€ฆ

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    1. Repeat often. ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. It feels exactly like someone turned on a blow torch, lol. Stay cool (in more ways than one, lol), John!

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    1. Thank you. Teri. ๐Ÿฅต

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    So sweet, John. I think the ladies keep you smiling, even when they’re not sure whether to go in or out. Puppy love — can’t beat it. ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. So true, Gwen. Unconditional for sure. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜

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  16. “… either go in or out.” You can’t imagine how many times I heard some form of that expression while growing up, John. I hope you and the girls can stay cool.

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    1. I can imagine. I heard the same thing.

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  17. I was thinking their paws were going to burn! The hot foot tango would be fun to watch – and as for in or out? Wow, a phrase often repeated with our animals.

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    1. I know it’s like a revolving door. Makes a pet door seem like a good idea except I know Twiggy would never use it. She likes the scratch in the door attention device. Thanks, Noelle.

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  18. What would we do without A/C??? Mary and I keep wondering how her parents lived in their house in Karnes County without any. And I keep thinking of that time, when Mary and I lived there with just one small window unit in one bedroom. I can[t imagine that now any more.

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    1. It is hard to imagine. I think it is a matter of getting used to things. We are now used to air conditioning when our parents had only fans (if that)

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      1. Plus, they had big windows so that they could have air circulating.

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      2. Usually big porches too.

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  19. Where are cabana boys, dear John? Ice dogtails are needed badly!๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿน๐Ÿน๐Ÿน

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    1. I think it might be too hot for the cabana boys. (Well there is only one cabana boy after all) Thanks, Maria.

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  20. I am getting way too comfortable with my AC! And the 32 is approaching 40. Definitely a naptime.

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    1. Nap will do it for sure.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Over 100 does mean a stay inside day in this nice AC ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes it does.

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  22. It’s hot hot hot here too. A good day for pups to be inside! Early morning and late evening walks only. Stay cool Twiggy and Lucy!

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Darlene.

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  23. Smart ladies to chose ac instead of a blow torch! But we can’t afford to lose any more cool air that necessary. I avoid getting out in the afternoon.

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    1. We do too. Walks early or late.

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  24. โ€œYeah, but think of the idea of no-fault napping.โ€…always a line that stops me in my tracks. No-fault napping sounds pretty good to me. Excuse me while I hit the couch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ha ha ha. Love those couches.

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      1. Me too. Mine has a permanent dent I can no longer fluff, my butt having the last say. No butts? But how can one then have no-fault napping? I just love that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I think of no fault napping as something that is done without a justification. Just plain pleasure. ๐Ÿ˜

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  25. Lucy, you do remind me of Ferdinand the bull.โค๏ธ Stay cool, girls.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Ferdinand the bullโ€”an apt comparison. ๐Ÿคฃ

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  27. Yep, I’m with the girls. It’s better to stay inside during these 100 degree days! Love the mention of Ferdinand the Bull. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. I’m with T & L! The AC rocks.
    Interesting bit of logic there about 37C sounding cooler than 100F.
    Smart dogs!

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    1. Yes very smart. Of course their comments are not fact based sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Still, they make a lot of senseless.

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      2. More senseless than not. ๐Ÿคฃ

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      3. It’s a gift! ๐ŸŽ

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      4. It is. Thank you, Resa.

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  29. Nice of them to spare a thought for their Celsius friends. I would be tying myself in knots trying to convert. BTW, don’t tell me they haven’t asked you to air-condition the lawn and patio yet??

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    1. That request came in earlier this year. Was denied by the Chief Procurement Officer.

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      1. Make sense now. Those recruitment ads for a Chief Procurement Officer for a certain house in Texas.

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  30. Too cute. Oh that Texas heat. Two great little friends you have there.

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    1. Yes they are my friends for sure. Thanks, Audrey

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  31. 37 C is pretty hot. Is it humid in Texas, John. Humid makes it much worse. Our summer temps are regularly 37 C but it is a dry heat so more bearable.

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    1. Yes it is humid in addition

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  32. Sorry about the temps John. I remember them well. Add humidity and youโ€™ve got misery. Glad the AC is working.

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    1. A/C just quit last night ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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