Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy with Toys

“Hey, Lucy. Want to play tug ‘o war?”

“Umm, I was thinking more about who can keep their eyes closed the longest.”

“Oh, come on. This thing is fun. It is almost indestructible.”

“It is the ‘almost’ part that worries me.”

“So that’s a ‘no’ then?”

“I guess we could consider it. What else is there?”

“We could go outside and hunt pumas.”

“We just did that. Besides, I don’t think it is puma hunting season.”

“Well, let me see. We could always play with cheeseburger.”

“You put your tooth through the squeaker. Now it doesn’t make any noise.”

“Where did I put that big chuck-it ball?

“It’s in the basket. You need someone to throw it, though. Remember the opposable thumb lesson from school?”

“Yeah, okay. Looks like it is break time.”

“Oh, come on. Look at all these toys. Surely you can find one to play with.”

“I made several suggestions, and you rejected them all. Also, don’t call me Shirley.”

“I merely pointed out some of the pitfalls of your suggestions.”

“Okay then. You make a few suggestions, and I’ll do the pitfall point-out job.”

“I guess you have a point. Okay, whatever you say to play with we’ll play.”

“I bet I can keep my eyes closed longer than you.”

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  1. I like that closed eyes game. People should play it more often.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good idea. 😊

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  2. LOL! Just like a couple of kids—all those toys to play with but just not the right one. Loved the tip of the hat to the movie Airplane, too!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Always like that movie. 😁

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  3. LOL! Those are two spoiled little girls!

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    1. You think? Thanks, Jill.

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  4. Spoiled? Just a bit. Just like my cats. Some days are just not made for puma hunting. πŸ™‚

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    1. So true, Joan. 😁

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  5. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    I may adopt the closed eyes game…much love to you and your girls, John. ❀ Xxx

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    1. I think we coud have a closed eye tournament. Love back, Jane.

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      1. Jane Sturgeon · ·

        I’m coming over. ❀

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      2. Ha ha ha. 😁

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  6. Typical siblings. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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    1. So true. Thaks, Maggie. 😁

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Hilarious, John. They might like an old cardboard box, that solution always seemed to work in our household. πŸ˜„

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    1. I was going to give them a box but things just moved along without it. Thanks, Gwen.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Give them extra hugs today for entertaining all of us. πŸ€—

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      2. Will do. Happy trails to you as well. 😊

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  8. All those toys and nothing to play with. Reminds me of my kids when they were young.

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    1. You have to wonder what goes through their minds too.

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  9. Ah-hah, the girls watch “Airport’, eh? That Shirley (surely) remark from Lloyd Bridges was a hoot!

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    1. It was a classic, GP. Thanks. Have a great one. 😁

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  10. Poor Lucy …. Twiggy only let’s her nap when she wants to nap.

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    1. Very true. Of course if it were up to Lucy nap time would be about 23 hours. 😊

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  11. If the girls are bored with their toys, just set out a box. Always works for Bond.

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    1. I though about that. We just got one yesterday. Thanks, Teri.

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  12. Kids and pets. The toys are endless, and the never seem to be what they want.

    Love the shout-out to Leslie Nielson. And I adore how Twiggy always has puma-hunting in mind. But I’m with Lucy… the closed-eye game is a favorite of mine.

    Give the girls belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you Miss Staci. 😊

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  13. Holy Toy Mess, Batman!! And we get a puma reference and an Airplane! allusion! Doesn’t get much better than this.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  14. Your Thursday hilarity! You’re welcome.

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  15. We seem to have a shortage of Pumas around here, lols! πŸ˜‚ I’ll have to play the β€˜closed eyes’ game instead, haha. Hugs to the girls. Thanks for sharing your Thursday fun, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the hugs, Harmony. Glad you liked the post.

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  16. Ah, nice to see the girls seeking diversion. Thanks for sharing, John. Surely Shirley enjoyed it, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes Shirley surely did. Thanks, Tim.

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  17. Ah, the girls are at it again. The squeakless cheeseburger shows promise. Glad to hear they are still puma-hunting. Maybe they can find a Texas yak – an animal my daughter, when she was still fairly young, insisted existed.

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    1. Hmmm Texas Yak huh? We’ll have to keep an eye out for that. Thanks, Noelle.

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      1. They’re hard to miss! And my daughter has never lived this down!

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      2. Ha ha ha. 😁

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  18. These two act like my Monkey — baskets full of toys lying all around the house, yet somehow, I’ve been chosen as the Entertainment Committee. Why aren’t toys any fun unless I’m playing with them, too? Great story, John. Here’s hoping puma-hunting season arrives soon!

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    1. I have no answer to the toy dilemma. Thanks, Debbie.

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  19. What a lot of play toys they have! Can I come to play, too? πŸ˜‰

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    1. Only if you bring VooDoo Ranger beer.

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      1. Voodoo Ranger beer? Would that turn us into zombies? 🀣

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      2. Nope. 8.5% ABV might make you think you are a zombie.

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  20. The girls have more toys than I do. And, theirs are cuter than mine. Well, I guess that’s the way it should be. After all, I do own the remote!

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    1. See the remote trumps most toys. Thanks, Bruce.

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  21. Great game!! I’m with Lucy. I bet I can keep my eyes closed longer. πŸ™‚ Good one, John!

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    1. You are on. zzzzzzzzzzzz

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  22. I like Lucy’s idea for a game! I think I’d like to join in… zzzzzz zzz zz z z z

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    1. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz no peeking.

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  23. Favorite line of the week…also, don’t call me sShirley. That made me laugh. So funny, and I don’t blame her. Lana maybe, but not Shirley.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Lana is a good one. 😊

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      1. I have a framed photo of a cow once called Elsie, now named Lana, and let me tell you, she’s a whole new cow. πŸ™‚

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      2. I remember the movie Portrait in Black staring Lana Turner. I can almost see the cow named Lana

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      3. She’s very glamorous, that cow’a mine. I love the Lana Turner story about her daughter acing her Mafioso lover, Johnny Stompanato. You couldn’t write something like that, and that name alone. So Hammett, so Chandler.

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      4. So true.I have to look up the daughter and see what happened to her.

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      5. Crane was her last name. Cheryl? It’s quite a story.

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      6. Gotta look it up later.

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  24. They are precious and deserve more toys. need more toys. How in the world do you keep your furniture white. My dogs track in dirt like pigs.

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    1. The dogs are white and we have no mud or dirt. The yard is turf and stone. Built especially for zero irrigation and dogs. All the plant beds are mulched with stone too.

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  25. I say! Mr. Eel has returned back! Hurrah! Toy season opening at the Twiggy Resort has passed without any disorder. Lucy-cius is as imperturbable as a rock. Thank you, dear John!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Yes Mr. Eel is always here. Toy season is here for sure. Good ole Licy-cius the rock. 😊 😊πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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      1. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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      2. 🌺 🌸🌹😁😁😁

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      3. I’m glad to learn that he is in good health…yet…

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      4. He is. He’s been doing his workouts religiously. 😊

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  26. What a fun visit with the girls, John.
    It’s great that Twiggy can use those stairs. When my cats started getting older I bought a similar set — they wouldn’t touch them, I think because of the “give” in the foam. Now Crystal finally agreed to use some that are like foldable storage boxes. Not very sturdy, but apparently more cat-acceptable than the others. Who knows… I’m only the human servant. πŸ˜‰ Hugs on the wing.

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    1. It is all personal preference. Twiggy loves her stairs. We are not fond of small dogs jumping down from couches. Too much stress on the legs. Thanks for the visit, Teagan

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  27. Love these two. Never a dull moment….

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    1. Thank you. Lori.

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    “The opposable thumb lesson.” That one got a laugh.

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  29. I have to admit, I like Lucy’s game best.

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    1. Me too. 😊

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  30. One of your best John! Loved every caption, especially the opposite thunb lesson from school.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  31. Oh these girls do get into the funniest discussions! And those doggie stairs!πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. Yes Twiggy loves them and Lucy won’t use them. Go figure.

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  32. I have got to hand it to Twigy never pass up an opportunity to say “don’t call me Shirley.” Cross my heart and hope to lift three fingers never…

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    1. Never. She has aboat load of others. “Go ahead make my day” is one of them.

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  33. That sounds like a perfect resolution. They are so cute, John. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. They usually come up with a good solution.

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      1. They always do, John. πŸ™‚

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  34. Aww, those two are beyond adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Monika.

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  35. I think I’ll join them in that game.

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  36. LOL!! They’re so cute. They actually don’t destroy the toys trying to get to the squeaker out? Diva Dog only had one toy she left the squeaker in…that turned out to be her favorite toy of all time.

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    1. Twiggy does do a number on toys but she tends to leave the squeaker in. Thanks, Deborah.

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  37. Hahaha!
    Love those closed eye contests.

    Good news Lucy and Twiggy! I suggested to your dad that he turn the Mosler into a grassy hill with flowers, for the puma to hide behind.
    This should give you an attack advantage while the puma is stalking you.
    This is for you 2 – xoxoπŸ†xoxo (no puma emoji… only leopard)
    Dad – πŸ‚

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    1. Thank you Ms. Resa for the suggestion. Dad is serious about his yard but we will give it a try. xoxoPUMAxoxo. Thanks for the πŸ‚ 😊

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      1. xoxoPUMAxoxo
        The ox is a terribly underrated animal. I’ll bet they are even more over looked in emoji ville. As the ox is a slow but steady animal, it is gaining the πŸ’‹s again.

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      2. Go πŸ‚ Beat πŸ’‹

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      3. Oh fer the love of πŸ‚πŸ‚!
        You really are rooting for the πŸ‚πŸ‚!

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      4. TEAM πŸ’‹

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      5. Aww, thank you ,dear John! xoxo

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      6. TEAM πŸ’‹
        That’s it! I’m getting t-shirts made, and I’m looking for a corporate sponsor!

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      7. Good idea. Call Hortons

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      8. Hmm… who are you calling?

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      9. How come you get the fashionable place?
        I make gowns. I should get to be chic!

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      10. You can call them Chic it is. Of course you may smell like fried chicken.

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      11. No thank you!!!!!
        I already smell like a hen house, my preferred scent.

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      12. Mine is dog poop heel

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      13. Ew!!! I was going to share some perfume with you, but once again emojis have let me down!
        πŸ’‹ (hehe)

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      14. How about this 🦨

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      15. Hahahahaha!
        Not an improvement! Never catch up to πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ§½

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      16. I get that. Go πŸ‚

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      17. Rats! Thought I could slip one by you!
        The sponge has slipped to #3. However, Marina hasn’t done an Anmar post today. Just watch 🧽 go to #1 when she does! Go πŸ’‹

        This race will take awhile. Laps aplenty!

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      18. Takes a lot to slip by me. Lots of laps.

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  38. Don’t call me Shirley… you keep the smiles and laughs coming!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. A nod to the movie.

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      1. Yes! You’re welcome, John.

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  39. I think they could do with travel to India to get them to expand their horizons beyond pumas and get some more excitement. 8 cheetahs have recently been imported from Namibia to seed a species that went extinct here some seventy years back. But then, they could go to Namibia as well πŸ™‚

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    1. I think Namibia would be a better choice sine the cheetahs in India will be just getting started. Thanks for the suggestion. Twiggy is all for it.

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  40. Somehow, I missed this one. Too much going on and I lose control of my inbox!
    I’m definitely with Lucy on this one. Especially lately!

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    1. Thank you, Dale,

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  41. farhadsafi1 · · Reply

    Such a cute pets show in the feature image

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