Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Contemplate Life

“I can’t help feeling there should be more to life, Lucy.”

“What do you mean more? We have all we want to eat, drink, and are safe. What more is there?”

“I’m not sure, but every day seems to be the same ole same ole.”

“I always take that as a good thing. I don’t really like surprises.”

“I’m not talking surprises, but maybe we should be going to school or something.”

“We’ve been to school. Look at us a couple of happy dogs living the life. But, hey, don’t lie down. We have games to play.”

“I still don’t think you understand what I’m saying.”

“No, I guess I don’t. So come with me, and we’ll continue to talk.”

“Don’t you ever want to do something different?”

“Like fly an airplane or drive a car different?”

“No, but think about it. We get up every day and do the same stuff.”

“Let me ask you. What of the same old stuff would you like to eliminate?”

Hmmm. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure.”

“How about not having enough to eat. That would be different.”

“I see where you are going with this. Not enough to eat would be different but not a good different.”

“Exactly. The same with your house, yard, taking naps, going for walks, chasing a ball, and playing with me.”

“Those are all things I would miss if they were gone.”

“So maybe you should be a little more grateful for them.”

“Okay. I see what you mean, and I have been very first world in taking all that for granted.”

“Now you’re talking. How about a game of tag, then?”

“You hear that? I think there is a puma over there.”

“Let’s go get it then.”

 

133 comments

  1. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Love your girls, John. ❤ How to stay in the moment….much love to you all. ❤ xXx

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

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  2. Thank God they didn’t take puma hunting off the list. That would be tragic.

    Thanks for the smiles, John. And the gentle reminder to be grateful for what we have. Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. 😊

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  3. Lucy’s wisdom is something we could all benefit from, John. I hope it sinks in.

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    1. Sinking in is the challenge. Thanks, Dan

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  4. So sweet, John!❤️

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I hope your Thursday is terrific. 😁

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  5. Lucy knows how to analyze – comes with age I suppose.
    John, when exactly does that ‘wisdom comes with age’ supposed to kick in? I’m still waiting.

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    1. Unfortunately for us, GP there is still that teenager deep inside. Tough for wisdom to compete.

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      1. I can sure agree with that!!

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      2. Sure! (how many remember that?)

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      3. Not many I would suspect. 😁

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  6. The garden is looking lovely! Wonderful words of wisdom from Lucy, there! Life is lived in the small moments! Much love and hugs to you and the girls, John! Thanks for the smiles today 💕🙂

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    1. Glad you got some smiles, Harmony. 😊

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  7. We all have those moments where we need someone to remind us to be grateful. Luckily Twiggy has Lucy. All is good in the world!
    Happy Thursday, John!

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    1. Thak you, Dale. Happy Thursday to you as well.

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      1. Thank you 🙂

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  8. They’re quite contemplative today. Maybe they need to go toy shopping.

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    1. It might be time for sure. 😁

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  9. Lucy makes some good points.

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    1. She tends to go with logic. Thanks, Charles.

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  10. When every day seems the same old, same old, it’s a sure sign that summer’s dragged on too long, and it’s time for that first cold (or even cool) front to show up.

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    1. We would like the cool. I have have my mouth set for chili. 😁

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  11. Wise words. Too many of us take things for granted.

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    1. So true,Joan. Thanks. 😊

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  12. For a while I thought Twiggy was becoming philosophical!

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    1. She was but Lucy talked her out of it. Thanks, Frank. 😁

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Gratitude is the way through a lot of things, especially questions about one’s life. Hugs to the girls for the reminders…. Have a great day, John. 😊

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  14. Nothing like a talk with big sis and the possibility of a puma sighting to break one out of a funk!

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    1. Twiggy was definitely in a funk. Thanks, Liz

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  15. Twiggy was that close to the philosophical curse… “May you live in interesting times…” And for the moment let us not let google translate that. No doubt that too would come out er interestingly.

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    1. It is better to be a dog in tranquil times than a human in time of chaos, cricket.

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  16. There’s something to be said about the calming effect of ‘same ol’, same ol’’on the other hand, something different occasionally is good, too. I’ll think more about it when I get back from PT (the back)…

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    1. Yes pay attention to the back and leave the philosophical stuff till later. Thanks, Steve.

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  17. Wow! That was pretty heavy for those two little ones. But boy is it ever pertinent these days! Well said.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Twiggy was in a funk yesterday, so heavy thoughts were all over the place.

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  18. Twiggy’s occupation as puma hunter also makes life interesting – can’t forget that.

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    1. I’ll tell her. Thanks, Teri.

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  19. Puma hunting always gets the girls re-focused. That being said, I am positive they are quite pleased with their forever home and enjoy doing the “same stuff” with you each day!

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    1. I’m guessing you are right. Thanks, Bruce.

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  20. Lucy the pragmatist and Twiggy the challenger. I am glad they have pumas to distract Twiggy! Their discourse makes me chuckle.

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. 😁

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  21. LOL. A lovely reminder of the importance of gratitude, John. I used to keep a gratitude journal, and it could only be about things, especially simple things, for which I could FEEL true gratitude, not the obligatory statements society demands like family, health, etc. I’m grateful to have you in my blog circle. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I’m glad to have you in my circle as well, Teagan 😁

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  22. I’m glad to see Lucy’s attitude of gratitude! And more’s the better when she can impart her wisdom to Twiggy. Well played, girls!

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    1. Thank you, Miss Debbie.

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  23. There’s a great lesson there. Lucy is so wise! 😀 I hope they’re safe from the PUMA!!! 😂

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    1. I think they have th puma buffaloed. Thanks, Deborah

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great wisdom from dogs 🙂

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    1. Best place to get wisdom.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  25. Those girls get pretty deep at times. I’m afraid all my dogs think about is when they’ll get their next snack and when they’ll get their next walk. They sure love their routines. I can set my watch to them!

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    1. Ours normally like their routines. Thanks, Darlene.

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  26. Aww, I’ve missed the girls while I’ve been offline.
    I think they need to hang out a shingle for counseling and philosophy–for when the pumas aren’t around! 😁

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Mae.

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  27. Hi John, this is such a cute post. I’ve just had a similar conversation with my husband but mine went more along the lines of: I wouldn’t be able to write a memoir of my adult life because it’s so uneventful – same house, same husband, no family dramas or secrets. His reaction was pretty much the same as Lucy’s – haha!

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    1. Ha ha ha. And in the end I’ll bet you come to the point of being grateful.

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  28. Lucy is the ever wise one. She’s right. There’s always something to be grateful for! Great post!

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  29. Common senses wisdom from the girls. 🙂

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Tim

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  30. The wise Lucy reminds the Little One to be grateful for life’s routine. I guess we all feel that way at times but go back to looking for Pumas and be grateful for the mundane.

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    1. I think that is wise advice, Jo. Thank you.

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  31. Favorite line of the week…but maybe we should be going to school or something. I just saw them at desks trying to look interested, rolling their eyes at one another. So funny. They really are characters in a series.

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    1. I think you have described them perfectly. 😁

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  32. Hi John! This is a great reminder to be thankful for our blessings and live a life of gratitude. Love it!💗

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    1. I think so too, Vashti.

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  33. I’ll take all that, and some chocolate.

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    1. Terrific addition. I’m with you on the chocolate. Thanks, Chel.

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  34. An important lesson, simply put, John.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. 😊

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  35. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The Old Philosopher Twiggy is trying to make sense of the same questions we sometimes ask.

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    1. She was in one of those moods for sure. Thanks, Pete.

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  36. Lucy has the right perspective on life. Adorable!

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    1. Yes she does. Thank you, Eilene. 😁

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  37. The kids teach us the most important lessons, don’t they?

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    1. They do, Marc. We have to listen though.

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      1. That’s the rub.

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      2. Happy Hour yet?

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      3. The clock on my desk is stopped at 5:02 so, yes.

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      4. That is one great clock.

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      5. It is a twelve day carriage clock that has to be wound. One time I forget and it stopped at 5:02. It’s more useful now than when it was keeping time.

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      6. Hahahaha! It works even better when it doesn’t work. I respect that.

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  38. Lucy-ucius & her disciple. Time for philosophy at the Twiggy Resort! Thank you, dear John! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🍤 🍤🍤🍻

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    1. Ha ha ha. I think I will pass your name on to Lucy and see how she likes it. Have a super weekend, Maria. 🥂 🍰

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  39. A simple life sometimes is best. Putting this on Monday’s link for loletaabi.wordpress.com.

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    1. Thank you, Traci. They will love visiting you.

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  40. You have a very nice patio, John. I’m sure the girls love it.

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    1. They do, Cheryl. Now that the temps are in the 90s they can enjoy it again

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  41. Pretty heavy stuff for a Thursday! Wonder where they get it from? Dad? Nah!

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    1. Nah. You kidding? I make an empty suit look full.

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  42. OMG! That was so poignant.
    Now I feel sorry for the Puma.
    The wisdom alone is deadly.

    I think Lucy and Twiggy should write a book of reflections!
    Or have a nap. Whatever!

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    1. Maybe a nap. 😁

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  43. xoxoxo – T&L
    😍❦🥂 – you

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    1. Love it. Back to you. 😘🌺🥂

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      1. 😘🌺 Cheers! 🍷🍷
        I can hardly wait ’til 5 – red wine time!

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      2. It is after 5 in Paris. 😍🌸🍷🍷

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      3. …. and I hav a glass of red wine! OXOXOX

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      4. Good for you. I have two. OXOXOX 🍷🍷. I’ll drink yours for you.

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      5. Sounds good! 🍷🍷 OXOXOX

        I think it’s so cool that we start with the O instead of the X!

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      6. Ha ha ha. It is fun for sure. 🐂 🐂 🐂 🐂 🍷🍷

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      7. OXOXOXOXOXOX 🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋

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      8. OXOXOXOXOXOX 🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋 🍷👀🍷

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  44. What a great post, John, well written, and we could all benefit from a talk with Lucy. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  45. Sweet. A nice reminder to live in and appreciate the moment. xox

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you, Marie.

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  46. I do love their worldly contemplations. Lucy is a good listener and helps Twiggy, especially suggesting chasing a puma.

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    1. Yes she knows how to deflect a mood. Thanks Jennie. 😊

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      1. The wise and kind one. 🙂

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      2. Older may be the key.

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      3. Good point. Makes me think of Bailey.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci. 😁

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