Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy on the Hot Seat

“Well, Lucy looks like another scorcher.”

“Yeah, Little one. It’s going to be a high of 106 today. That’s over 41 C to our metric friends.”

“So we have something in common with those folks in London.”

“Yeah, but unfortunately for them, they usually have a high of about 70 F this time of year. That’s around 21 degrees C.”

“Goodness. We’re used to sitting on Hell’s back porch. Those folks must be suffering.”

“I don’t think these temperatures are very healthy. But, look at us still standing here.”

“I hear you, but who wants to go out there and have to do the hot coal shuffle.”

“Good point, Little one. As for me, I think a nice lay down in the A/C is next on the agenda.”

“Whew. It is hard to catch a breath today.”

“With the humidity, you can add at least 8 degrees to the temperature.”

Aww, that is just insane.ย  How can we play in this kind of weather?”

“I think we need to take it inside.”

“I’m beginning to wonder about the lack of exercise.”

“There are still walks in the morning and doing a world-class ruckus in the house.”

“And drive the rents crazy in the process.”

“Yeah, the poor things are collateral damage.”

“You coming? Mom’s on her way to the door.”

“Yeah. One more sniff of the air and one more kiss from the sun.”

“You gotta stop reading those poetry blogs.”

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  1. Yep, they have the right idea. Stay inside! Take care in this heat, John.

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    1. You as well, Joan. ๐Ÿฅต

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  2. I’m not a fan of heat and humidity but mine is nothing compared to yours. Even Twiggy recognizes the differences. Stay cool.

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    1. We will try to stay cool. Thanks, Frank.

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  3. I agree with them, stay inside. It’s going to be a scorcher here today as well.

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    1. We will do that, Michael. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Nothing wrong with an inside ruckus on a day like this.

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    1. Their ruckus’s remind me of the olde tyme bar fights in the movies.

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      1. We get them too. Looks like two hippos with their mouths open.

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  5. I loved the bit about the poetry blogs!

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    1. I knew you would. A little internal nod to you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Thank goodness the girls are short-haired!

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    1. I never thought of that, GP. You are so right. I couldn’t imagine being a long haired dog in this weather. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. It sounds like indoor mischief will be on the calendar for the day!

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    1. Yes indeed. (sigh) ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Your dogs match your furniture perfectly! Try to stay cool guys. It’s frying pan weather here too.

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    1. Just don’t wear black in our house.

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  9. I fried eggs on the driveway this morning, lol. Stay inside with the A/C, John, and let the girls have their ruckus.

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    1. I’m with you, Teri. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. It’s a good idea to stay inside in that heat. One more sniff, Lucy, then get your butt in there.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Yes sir.

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  11. As GP said, it’s good that the girls are short-haired. Take care in the heat, John.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Tim

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  12. It really is insane these days. AC is much appreciated.

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    1. Maybe there is an A/C god that we should be honoring.

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  13. I say, dear John! We experience same strange heat waves here. Ufff….๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐ŸฅตKeep the shade & stay more under trees. Fresh beer & shrimps will fight the heat at the Twiggy resort.๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Fresh beer and shrimps sound great, Maria. How hot is it there?

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      1. The weather is strange here: it is +30 – +40 for several days & then suddenly +20…Trees help a lot to survive these odd heatwaves.

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      2. Trees are good for that. Stay cool.๐Ÿฆ๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿพ

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      3. ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจdo my best, dear John! Thank you!

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  14. Imagining a world class ruckus in the house with A/C and waxing poetic this morning from the girls was a delightful read this morning, John. Stay cool! It’s supposed to be 97 degrees here today. Thankfully with no humidity to speak of! I’ll be inside with A/C too but, right now I’ve got the windows open to enjoy the morning’s cool air.

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    1. We used to love the 55 degree nights when we lived in Sonoma.

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Poetry blogs?? LOL! These days I don’t want to kiss the sun. It’s been mighty hot and humid here…just like your spot in this beautiful world of ours. I hope your air conditioner holds up, ours is having a checkup today! ๐ŸŒž

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    1. We just had a breakdown before the 100 degree weather moved in. Fixed in less than two hours. I was amazed. Stay cool, Gwen. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank yu for sharing, Michael. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Thanks as well for the enjoyment, John! Always a great pleasure to watch the two famoust dogs of Lakeway. xx Michael

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  16. They are so funny to watch. No pool availabe? I think they would be great swimmers, too. xx Michael

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    1. Lucy sinks like a rock and Twiggy hates the water so no pool here. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Oh, what a pity. Okay as real Texanians they not really do not need to be able to swim. xx Michael

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      2. True. ๐Ÿ˜

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  17. The girls have the right idea about staying in and staying cool. Sending out a post or two and reading some blogs is just icing on the cake. Ice. Hard to believe in a few months that will most likely be our story. Then again with everywhere heating up, who knows what Winter will bring?

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  18. I kinda like how Lucy can make poetry out of the furnace that is our daily temps. I know I have nothing on that count . . .

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    1. Ha ha ha. A woman of many talents that Lucy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. She truly is.

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  19. Ah, Lucy, a poet at heart in the heat! Loved the words Hell’s back porch. Sure feels like it here.

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    1. Yes indeed. We have a whole summer we label Hell’s Back Porch

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  20. Such talented pooches, you have – that poetic side and all ๐Ÿ˜‰ . And here too, the weather is heavy and hot. We should be getting what we call a humidex facor of 99. You still beat us and that’s okay by me. Our humidity is at 62%. The wind is supposely gusting at 19 mph but that is only a moving of the hot. Blech.
    Stay inside where it’s cool!

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    1. We would love 62% We are in the 70s Plus the heat.

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      1. Ugh… So much for dry heat, eh?

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      2. I think Arizona and Nevada are the dry heat places. Oh and then there is Death Valley California.

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      3. So… we’ll keep our humidity, then? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  21. A “world-class ruckus in the house” sounds like just the thing. Stay cool in that dangerous heat!

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    1. Yes indeed. Lucky you in the Northwest

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      1. We got up to 74 yesterday, John. I guess there are advantages to living here despite the 7 months of gray skies and rain. Come winter, I’ll want to be down in your territory.

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      2. Always welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  22. My two new best friends are called Air and Conditioner. They are only summer friends.

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    1. Mine too. Come winter I ask them to move on to make room for Harry Heat. Thanks, Pamela.

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  23. Lots of us are doing the ‘hot coal shuffle’ these days. The hottest summer I can remember in a long while. I’m with Lucy and Twiggy. I’m raising my ruckus indoors!

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    1. Yes, A good idea. Thanks, Jan

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  24. Thanks for the delightful interlude!

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    1. Always my pleasure.

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  25. Canโ€™t get over the sustained temps youโ€™ve had, John. My parents say they are melting! Hope you get a break soon.

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    1. I do too, Lori. I hope your parents stay cool. Thanks.

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  26. Argh…I don’t know how you guys can function in that heat and humidity. That’s too hot for us!

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    1. We barely function. I went out early to do a landscape project and could not believe how much sweat I produced. Did get it done but felt pretty wrung out. ๐Ÿ˜

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  27. The hot coal shuffle…no kidding! At least Texas has AC. London, probably zippo. Keep those girls cool. I think Lucy wants you to read aloud poetry.

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    1. I feel for the folks in Europe.

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      1. Me, too.

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  28. Ha, ha! Collateral damage, huh.๐Ÿ˜‚ Wow! Itโ€™s been hot here but not over 100ยฐF. I donโ€™t think I could handle that either. Poor doggies. Weโ€™re not even in August yet which is the hottest month of the year.๐Ÿฅต Global warming is no joke.

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    1. Global warming is real. Thank you, Vashti. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  29. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Good panting weather, Lucy and Twiggy.

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  30. It’s only 92ยฐ (F) here … I cannot imagine 106ยฐ I hope never to have to! I worry most about our UK friends. David tells me it was 40ยฐ (C) where he lives in Wales one day last week, and most people there do not have air-conditioning, for it rarely gets hot enough to need it. Take care, my friend … stay cool.

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    1. Those folks are having a hard time for sure.

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  31. Well I can happily report we are back to the mid 70s today and while we are threatened with some upcoming 80s there are no hyperbolic weather persons on the TV so I think I can cope. Take care ladies and don’t forget the factor 50 on the sun-kissed bits…

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    1. Thank you, Mr. Geoff. Our weather people are over the moon with reporting the record breaks each day. Sadly the records are only a few years ago so this is a real trend.๐Ÿฅต

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      1. Yes. Our top ten temps since the 18th century and 7 are in the last 20 years. Defo a trend

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  32. Good time to use one of my fav words to describe the widespread oven style heat, itโ€™s โ€˜ubiquitousโ€™. Good one, eh? By the way, our Daisy seems to enjoy laying in the sun in the grass. Seems odd that she would especially with a thick coat. Of course, itโ€™s only in the 90s here. Take care of yourselves and your beautiful dogs.

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    1. I love the word ubiquitous. I started using it in high school. Thanks, Steve. Supposed to be above 100 for the next ten days

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  33. Am feeling with you. 86 just now in Wellsboro/PA – teally pleasant with a light breeze.

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    1. Sounds great.

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      1. ๐Ÿ‘

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  34. Dear Twiggy and Lucy…we women don’t care for the heat too much. It frizzes our hair, well…fur in your case, though you do keep yours pretty short. I don’t know about you but, I haven’t the slightest appetite, if you don’t count the quart of Ben and Jerrys I’ve been making myself have that is, ya know, to keep up one’s strength. I know you both understand. Ask your dad to get out his blender and make you a coupla milkshakes. Dog need a lift too, tell him.

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    1. Dear Miss Susannah. Our dad keeps plenty of cool water available for our hydration needs. We have not lost our appetite even though it is so hot. The idea of Ben and Jerry’s is a good one. I’m thinking a little Cherry Garcia would go well right about now. Every time we ask for something with chocolate in it we get turned down. Seems chocolate is bad for dogs. Those Cherry’s though. Come on they are loaded with vitamin c. We’ll propose this instead of yogurt in the morning. We’ll see what happens. Thank you for the idea and stay cool too. Your friends, Twiggy and Lucy. ๐Ÿ˜Š arf

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      1. You can always ask for frozen yogurt but, it’s just not the same since it’s the polyester of ice cream.

        Your dad sure sounds cool, just what a dog needs in this WILL IT EVER END heat. WOOF!

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      2. We hope so. It looks like at least 10 more days above 100. ๐Ÿฅต

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  35. I’m beginning to wonder about the lack of exercise, myself.
    Normally, I go for 3 – 4 hour walks looking for street art. Now, in this heat I’m good for a 20 minute walk. Even then I feel weak and dizzy when I get home.
    Of course I am worried about my legs atrophying, but it’s that – or blacking out on the sizzling sidewalk, and having people traipse across my legs.

    LOL. When I saw the title – LUCY AND TWIGGY ON THE HOT SEAT, I thought “OMG, they are getting heck for doing a “world-class ruckus in the house”. Perhaps they chewed the couch?

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    1. Those leg traipsers. They ought to be locked up. No these two never misbehave. They are the best.

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      1. I know! What is it about traipsing? ๐Ÿง๐Ÿค”
        Aww, you have good puppies. Well why not?
        They have a beautiful home, and one helluva gorgeous Cabana Boy at their service!

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      2. The sad part about traipsing is they never looks down at what they a re traipsing over. Rather rude if you ask me. You are so sweet with the term gorgeous. โค๏ธ

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      3. I just call it like I see it! xโค๏ธo

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  36. Our thermometer said 129 degrees today (it’s in the sun so not accurate, but it was well into the 90s today). Hotter tomorrow. I hope Lucy and Twiggy (and Mom and Dad) have found some relief!

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    1. We have highs of 100 for at least the next ten days.

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  37. They shd be taking cues from Mom and Dad who are not visible outdoors these days ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. That’s for sure. Above 100 F means inside.

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  38. Hell’s kitchen, yip it can be like that here too. Who knows what we’re in for this coming summer though, John, with all this ghastly weather. Keep these girls and yourself safe and hydrated.

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    1. It looks to be a long hot one. We’ll complain now and then when the temps are around freezing we’ll complain then too. ๐Ÿคฃ

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      1. Yes, it is the same here.

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