Thursday – A Little Personal – Inside Ruckus with Twiggy and Lucy (sort of)

“Come on, Lucy. Ruckus time.”

“For heaven’s sake. I was thinking of a little shut-eye.”

“Aww, come on. I’ll pretend to bite you, and then you chase me.”

“You’re doing a good job of pretending.”

“Be a sport. I’ll run and you chase me.”

“How about I lay here and you chase me.”

“What fun is that. We can’t play outside cause it’s too hot so we need to ruckus inside. You even said that.”

“Oh, me. Fine I’ll get up and you run.”

“Wait a minute. You’re looking to get up on the couch aren’t you.”

“Well it does look inviting.”

“COME ON, LUCY. Inside rukus was your idea.”

“Can’t a lady change her mind?”

“What’s all the noise here?”

“Gee dad. Lucy said we should ruckus for exercise and now she won’t.”

“Don’t listen to her, Boss. It’s naptime now.”

“So, Dad. Is there anything you can do to get Lucy moving?”

“Twiggy you have to respect the fact that Lucy is older and needs her beauty sleep.”

“Careful, Boss. You’re getting close to crossing the line.”

“Between you and me, Dad. I think Lucy doesn’t want to ruckus cause I always win.”

“I heard that Little One. A couple of winks and I’ll make you eat those words.”

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  1. Twiggy is so cute, but as the smaller one i am sure she is self-esteemed to the max. Thanks for sharing the fun, John! Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. You as well, Michael. Thank you. 😁

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  2. The look on Twiggy’s face is priceless. Our dogs are playing inside these days too. Not too much ruckus going on, just too hot, especially for Dot.

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    1. Yes the older ones seem to need to be protected more. Thanks, Darlene.

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  3. OMG, I adore how expressive their faces are! I don’t blame Lucy for wanting to just lie there, lols. Thanks for sharing this bit of cute fun, John. Have a lovely day 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. I hope your day is filled with peace.

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  4. An indoor nap is always a good thing. Lucy has the right idea. Love Twiggy’s expression in that last photo.

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    1. Thanks, Joan. I’m always amazed at some of her expressions and thankful I’m there with a camera. 😁

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  5. How true to human life! We older ones need our rest/nap times! Some day Twiggy will want more naps too. Love the facial expressions on Twiggy.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Lucy is 14 and needs her😁 beauty rest.

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  6. Oh my goodness! This is adorable, John. The last shot of Twiggy needs to be framed!

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    1. She is a corker sometimes. Thanks, Jill.

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  7. I can easily see how you create these dialogues – the girls seem to spell it out for you!

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    1. As I have said, I just follow along and pay attention. Thanks, GP.

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  8. Those pictures are so good. The expressions are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  9. Definitely with Lucy on this. Resting is good.

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    1. I think we all are with Lucy on this. Thanks, Charles.

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  10. Today’s “sort of” ruckus is just priceless! Poor, put-upon Lucy. Poor, disappointed Twiggy.

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    1. I know. Poor things all around.

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  11. Lucy looks like she’s just not having it, but Twiggy’s mischievious look is adorable, lol.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😁

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  12. It seems to me that Lucy knows the couch is a safe zone from Twiggy’s antics. 🙂 Their expressions and your dialogue are perfect! And YES to inside ruckusing (new word). Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Yes, the couch is a safe zone. Thanks, Jan.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I love your dog-whisperer stories, John, and this one is a classic. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I enjoy them too. 😁

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  14. Adorable photos, John. I think Lucy will be ready for a tussle after a nap, but she’ll still be reluctant compared to Twiggy. The years do slow us down.

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    1. Yes they do. Lucy is significantly slower than she was two years ago. Of course, she is fourteen. 14 X 7 = 98

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      1. Wow. You must take good care of her.

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      2. Indeed. Thanks, Tim.

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  15. I love Twiggy’s exuberance but as I learned when boxing as a young lad, when you’re going against someone with more experience, ease up on the talking.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good one, Marc.

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  16. Naptime > Ruckus. Rest first, Rowdy later!

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    1. Good advice. Thanks, Bruce.

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  17. Such cute faces! How can you resist them, cabana boy?

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    1. I can’t. That’s why they are the most spoiled dogs on the planet.

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      1. Of that I have no doubt! I would fold, too!

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      2. Ha ha ha. Thanks for understanding, Noelle.

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  18. Ruckus & age: a summer hit at the Twiggy resort. Thank you,dear John! I wish you more rain & fresh wind. 🍨🍨🍨🥤🧊🧊🧊

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    1. We certainly need the rain. We have enough wind. Could use more ice. 🧊🧊🧊🧊 🥵

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      1. Lucy & Twiggy must practise to call the rain with natural dog spirits. They would do a world of good. 🙂

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      2. I think I will ask them to get to work on the dog spirits.

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      3. 🥁🥁🥁 Let drums be with them, dear John!

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      4. Yes we need to beat them for sure. 😁

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      5. 😂😂😂

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  19. Hi, John! I love the way Twiggy seems to pose for the pictures, especially the last one. Those two are hilarious together. Thanks for your entertaining and creative posts! 😀

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    1. Thank you for letting mew know you enjoyed the post, Vashti. 🤗

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  20. Gotta give Twiggy A for effort. She’s gotta respect her elders, though… And my goodness… how expressive she is!! That face! How can anyone resist (except elder sisters, of course – they don’t fall for the cute face..)

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    1. I fall for it every time. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I cant’t blame you!

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  21. LOL, I’m with Lucy this morning. You caught such great expressions on their faces, John. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs back. 😊

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  22. I don’t blame her. I have days like that too.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I think we all have. 😊

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That last look was priceless!

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    1. I thought so too. Thanks, Denise

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  24. That last picture of Twiggy is brilliant! And who doesn’t love a little ruckus?

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    1. I loved it more when I was younger. Thanks, Pamela. 😁

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  25. John, the second-to-last and last photos of Twiggy are priceless! How many cookies did you have to fork over before you could get such cute expressions??

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    1. I really only follow them around and take photos. Sometimes I don’t even know I have a good one until I look at them “off camera” so to speak. Thanks, Debbie.

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  26. What great photos, John! I absolutely love the last one of Twiggy, and the first few (showing the attempted ruckus) reminds me of when Raji and Junior … same sort of dynamic too as Junior is old and usually does not want to play 😉

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    1. Yes the older ones tend to avoid the fast action.

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  27. Great photos, John. I think you read their expressions pretty well. Dog whisperer?

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    1. Could be. Thanks, Dan

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Nothing like a good ruckus to work off some energy.

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    1. So true. Thanks, Pete

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  29. A perfect example of why Lucy is the wise one!

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    1. Yes. I think so too. Thank you, Frank.

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  30. Sometimes sisters just can’t help themselves. Norman shares your thoughts about little sisters.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank Norman for me Miss Monika. Love Lucy.

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      1. Norman says you’re welcome. 😉

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  31. Anonymous · · Reply

    These are some the best photos of them. They are so cute, and such obvious cronies. The size difference also makes me smile. I love the dialogue between them.

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  32. These are some of the best photos of Lucy and Twiggy. They’re so cute and such great pals. The size difference always makes me smile. You must be so in love every time they come into view. 🙂

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    1. Being in love with them has it’s two edges. Lucy is over 14 years and each day is a gift. I know it will kill me when those days end. I make it a point to enjoy the time we have left and to be very thankful for it. Loved your comment, Susannah. I hope you have a super weekend.

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      1. She looks amazing for 14. See what love and tender loving care can do? And all that yoga she does with her sister. 🙂

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      2. So true. 😊

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      3. Love wins. 🙂

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      4. It really does. 😊

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  33. This was the best! Lucy’s face while on the couch was priceless. And Twiggy’s winks were perfect. I love these two.

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  34. Whew! That was an exhausting ruck… not quite a ruckus.

    So cute! Does Twiggy always win?

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    1. Twiggy always wins. Lucy has been letting he win since Twiggy was a pup. I have the cutest photo of Twiggy at about ten weeks hanging from Lucy’s jowl.

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      1. Hahaha! That sounds adorable. So Lucy took up a mom role!

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      2. Yup. She did.

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      3. Love that!

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      4. She still tries to train Twiggy with a swat now and then

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      5. Sounds like my mom!

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      6. Like all moms.

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  35. Lol your dogs are so cute 🥰

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    1. Thank you, Shar. 😊

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      1. You’re very welcome! I have a dog who likes to get the zoomies at the most interesting times and is such a blast! We gotta love our four-legged friends 😊🥰

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  36. The last picture of Twiggy is so adorable, John. A great post.

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    1. Thank you, Roberta. 😁

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  37. So she finally found the key…

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