Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy, Lucy and Hell’s Back Porch

“We playing ball today, Little One.”

“Well, it is the right ball this time, but it is so hot out here.”

“You are so right. I think I’m getting sweat in my eyes.”

“That’s pretty funny since you don’t sweat. I’m heading for the A/C.”

“We are supposed to exercise.”

“Not in temperatures of 106 F. That’s 41.1 C for our metric friends.”

“I don’t know if you will get anyone to let you in.”

“Mom is always good about ensuring we don’t get too hot.”

“Mom is at the store.”

“OMG. Let me break the fourth wall.”

“And do what?”

“Have someone call 9-1-1 and tell them we are suffering from heat stroke.”

“Hey, folks. Twiggy has a flair for the dramatic. We’ve only been out here for four minutes.”

“Well, speak for yourself. Seems like four hours to me.”

“Why don’t you give it the old ‘I have been wounded’ howl.”

“Don’t tempt me. Wait, someone’s coming.”

“There you go. Now a cool place. You are saved.”

“Do I sense dark sarcasm in the classroom?”

“Okay, everyone. It looks like another disaster has been averted.”

“I can hear you.”

“You comfy now?”

“Yes, I am.”

“In fact, it’s downright delicious.”

“So glad.”

106 comments

  1. Tell Twiggy to be good and not complain, or I’ll make arrangements for her to come to work with me!

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    1. I can see her walking through a still wet section of deck. I’m sure you would be returning her quite quickly. 😁

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      1. Only if she complained. Oh, wait…

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      2. Those raised paw prints are going to be a problem.

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  2. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Much ❀ to you and your girls, John. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Much love back to you.

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  3. These temps have been crazy, haven’t they, John? Maybe the girls need a kiddie pool for a little spa time?

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    1. Both of them do not like the water. We tried a kiddie pool at the beach but no luck. Thanks, Lori.

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      1. Funny, my two don’t like the water either. Apparently our Lab Beau never got the memo that he is a *water retriever.* πŸ˜‚

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      2. That is funny, Lori. 😁

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  4. Tell Twiggy you are thinking about moving to Houston where it is cooler.

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    1. That would never happen. We are not fans of Houston. Good threat though.

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      1. I’m confident she would believe it!

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  5. 106 sure is HOT!! I can see the girls” point, but did they see the video of the wild bear playing with a soccer ball? It may encourage them.

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    1. I will look that one up and show it to them.

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      1. ⚽🐻

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  6. I cracked up at your title, John. The girls obviously appreciate the A/C. I hope there are no rolling blackouts in your future. The last three photos are priceless! Stay cool!

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    1. So fart the grid operator says everything is under control. (They said the same thing during the freeze when the system crashed) We’ll see.

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      1. I hope that sticks!

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      2. Me too. I’m not good with third world challenges.

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      3. You and me both. I have a feeling the girls wouldn’t be either!

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      4. Ha ha ha. Twiggy just looked up and asked, “Third world?”

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  7. Yep, it’s definitely Hell’s back porch here. 106 was the official high yesterday, but when I got in my car it said 109. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

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    1. Austin had 110 yesterday. No end in sight either. Thanks, Joan.

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      1. We’re actually getting some rain this morning. Not nearly enough but we’ll take every little bit.

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      2. We would like a few drops too.

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  8. This 4th wall episode is so cute.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Twiggy loved to play with it.

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  9. Love the reference to a Sting lyric John. I couldn’t cope with that kind of heat! It is 65F (18C) here this morning but is expected to go up to 76 degrees later today.

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    1. Move over I’m bringing the crew to stay with you Lynne.

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  10. Not to make light of Hell’s back porch, but this was hilarious! The expression on the girls’ faces!! And of course, breaking the fourth wall . . .

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    1. Thank you, Liz. These two were having nothing to do with playing outside. 😁

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      1. They made that abundantly clear/patently obvious. πŸ˜€

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      2. Yes they did,

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Fourth wall? LOL. I’m with the girls…those temps are waaay too hot for play. Hope you get a temp break today, John. 😊

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    1. We are not going below 100 for the foreseeable future. Thanks, Gwen. It’s pretty hot in your neck of the woods isn’t it?

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  12. She definitely looks comfy in the last two pics.

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    1. She loves the A/C

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  13. Twiggy and I are on the same page when it comes to the heat.

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  14. 106 F. IS hot. Thank goodness for A/C! Be as cool as you can, John. Looks like Twitter’s not functioning this morning.

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    1. Maybe Musk figured a way to put it out of it’s misery. Thanks for the heads up, Tim. 😁

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      1. Ha! I think it’s working now. We’ll see. Have a good one, John.

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      2. Thanks, Tim. You too.

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  15. Their dialogue is too funny. It’s only in the upper 90s here. My girl runs back to the door as soon as she is done outside.

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    1. These two did the same. Thanks, Michele

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  16. Those are smart girls to stay out of the heat. Great dialogue. I still see it as a cartoon strip. Twiggy’s happy face inside is priceless. Glad you let them in before they had to call 911. Stay cool yourself, John.

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  17. “Let me break the fourth wall.” That was excellent, John. Sending cool thoughts your way.

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  18. They are so expressive! I love this. Man, that is hot. I’d be so miserable, tell you what! We’re only hitting a high of 72, give or take; then the days that follow should go to the low to mid-80’s. I am very good with that!

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  19. That’s hot! Stay cool out there.

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  20. Hot here too. Similar temps. My dogs are not staying outside for very long. Stay cool Twiggy and Lucy. xo

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    1. Thank you, Darlene they will. Tell Dot and Lia to do the same.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    106…ick! Here I was complaining when we broke 90.

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    1. 90 is hot for you.

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  22. They need some puppy popsicle treats, John πŸ™‚

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    1. I think so, Jacquie.

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  23. We must remember Twiggy is a great actress, and a true Tragedienne. She can’t help but to get overheated. I hear Sarah Bernhardt had the same problem.

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    1. Yes Twiggy gets the vapors and falls onto her fainting couch.

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      1. I knew that.

        Lucy, get the smelling salts…ASAP. and no stopping for snacks.

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      2. That is the hard part. Twiggy is a dramatista and it take strength to keep up.

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      3. I know, but she’s such a great talent. Isn’t it all worth it? TWIGGY!!!!!

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      4. Yes of course. Her dramaness is insured by Loyd’s of London

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      5. Listen, if Betty Grable could insure her legs, Twiggy could certainly her thespian talents.

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      6. Or her drama speciality.

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      7. I hear she plays an amazing Ophelia.

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      8. The most tragic of performances.

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  24. Once again, Cabana Boy to the rescue. Twiggy is so dramatic!

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    1. She is. I think she wants an Oscar nomination

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  25. That’s so hot, John. Poor pups and people. They look much more comfortable on the couch. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes the couch is the place to be.

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  26. Oh, gosh! How funny they are,dear John! Twiggy’s content smile reminds us that everything is COOL in a cool place. Dogtails are included.🍸🍸🍸🍺🍀🍀🍀

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    1. Lots of dogtails for sure. And a big bowl of shrimp on ice. πŸ₯΅

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      1. Oh, shrimp plate is the top choice for hot days! 😁

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      2. Yes it is. πŸ˜‹

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  27. Ha ha ha! I could hear the panic and the sarcasm!

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    1. Yes it was all there. Thanks, Pamela.

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  28. I don’t blame her. That’s pretty hot.

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  29. When you can cram Twiggy’s flair for the dramatic with Lucy’s sardonic wit AND a Pink Floyd reference? Well that there is the Voodoo Ranger hat trick as far as I’m concerned.

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    1. You are the only one to catch Pink Floyd, Pilgrim. Well, at least the only one to mention it. Thanks for that. 😁

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      1. You know it, Boss. πŸ˜‰

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Even four minutes of 106 degrees temperatures are four minutes too much. Hoping things cool off soon.

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    1. Certainly not this month. Looks like over 100 till August,

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  31. That’s too damn hot John.

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    1. Tell me. πŸ₯΅

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  32. And the Oscar goes to … Twiggy is adorable. I missed those two. It is super hot down here in Florida too. ❀

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    1. Try to stay cool. πŸ₯΅

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      1. I will. You do the same.

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      2. Yes indeed. 😊

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  33. Norman has the same reaction as Twiggy and Lucy. You’d think he was being punished by his Oscar worthy performance from the aggrieved pet. It’s quite hilarious, at least to me. He hasn’t been laughing about it. [Try] to stay cool. Your weather is giving me a whole new perspective about relativity.

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    1. At the coast we seldom got above 85 degrees. We wonder how this can happen?

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  34. They are so funny, even without words.
    LMAO at the pic of them lined up at the door!
    Have summers always been this hot?

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    1. This is the hottest July ever here in Austin. I think global warming has caught up with us.

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      1. Again, agree! It’s too hot for me to go for long walks. Climate change sucks, and I think it will get a lot worse before it gets better. IF!

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      2. Sadly I think you are right, Resa.

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  35. They are so funny! Twiggy definitely has a flair for the dramatics. I think I would, too, in 104 degree heat.

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    1. Yes I give her 104 degrees of slack. 😁

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      1. Thank goodness! 😎

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  36. I can identify with wanting to be kept indoors. Ha. Too cute.

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    1. Yes. Can’t we all. Thanks, Audrey

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  37. In the hottest of places, the world looks so beautiful when viewed from inside an A/C car or room πŸ™‚ I can see these two already know that.

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    1. Yes they do. From birth it seems.

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