Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Discover Fall

“What the heck?”

“These are acorns, Little one. They fell from the neighbor’s oak.”

“I remember these from last year. I tried to eat one. Boy, are they bitter.”

“These are not for eating. They are seeds that, if planted, will grow a new tree.”

“They don’t smell like seeds.”

“How do you know what seeds smell like?”

“Dad dropped a bunch of sunflower seeds in the kitchen once. Now there’s a smell.”

“You get any?”

“Nah. He ran around like a chicken and got them all before I could.”

“He was worried that they  may not be good for you.”

“I think you’re right. This is just the start of millions of those acorn things. Then the pesky squirrel will come into the yard.”

“You like chasing him, don’t you?”

“Yeah, but he is too fast. Why do we need fall anyway?”

“Well, fall brings acorns. Then the squirrel. Then leaves. All interesting things to entertain us.”

“Yeah, and don’t forget the leaf blower.”

“I try not to think about that.”

“I guess we need to have things change so that we stay on our toes.”

“A perfect way to look at it, Little One.”

“Good thing kibble doesn’t change. Not sure how I would handle that.”

“I don’t think you have to worry. I saw a Chewy box in the hall.”

“Good ole Chewy.”

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  1. I’m sure there is nothing like a Chewy box to keep the girls happy. They must love delivery day—far more to their liking then acorns I would imagine!

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    1. There is always something good in the Chewy box. Thanks, Mae.

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  2. I’m sure it’s not just the girls who don’t want to think about the leaf blower! Lols 😂. Hope you all have a lovely day 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. We hope you have a lovely day as well.

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  3. Maybe the lurking puma will chase the squirrel away for the girls. Then the leaf blower can chase away the puma! At least Chewy brought more food. My guys are always happy when that box comes.

    Ear scratches for the girls. Happy autumn!

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. Happy autumn to you.

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  4. Ugh. Leaf blowers early in the morning. Forgot about that fall tradition.

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    1. And all day too.

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  5. Fall also brings winter…boo. Happy autumn, girls!

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    1. Yes boo on winter for sure. Thanks you, Miss Jill.

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  6. Chewy to the rescue! I love fall, but raking or blowing leaves, not so much.

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    1. A little bitter with the sweet.

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  7. In the UK, they let pigs run wild to eat the acorns because they’re poisonous to the horses. Maybe you need a piglet now to help pick up the acorns – it would save the girls from hearing the blower…

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    1. The poor piglet would be run ragged playing with Twiggy (who’s nickname is piglet)

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      1. I remember. I thought you were going to reply that you already had one (meaning Twiggy).

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  8. Lots of new toys in the yard. Mine love chasing the squirrel, too.

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    1. I’m quite happy they can’t catch the squirrel. 😁

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  9. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Impending squirrel chasing. What fun for the girls. Much love to you all, John. ❤ xXx

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

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  10. Everything’s better with a Chewy box! Actually you CAN eat acorns – you shell them and then grind them in a food processor and then rinse out the tannins and dry for a flour substitute. I tried it – it works! Maybe the girls would ike it in biscuits.

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    1. Good suggestion, Noelle. Have to try it someday.

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      1. Only if we get to the point where we have to for survival – it’s a LOT of work! And takes a ton of acorns!

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      2. I’ll bet. 😁

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  11. These photos are just priceless! LUCY AND TWIGGY DISCOVER FALL would make a great children’s book title.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  12. John however did you manage to choose two dogs both with the fascinating power of conversation ? Acorns, leaf blowers, and chewy toys Oh My. On a side note what is the squirrels reaction to the artificial turf ? Are they still convinced of their ability to bury acorns under the turf ?

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  13. My girl loves the Chewy Box. And I love fall. Great time of the year.

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    1. Thanks Michele. It is a great time.

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  14. Fall is here. Here in Michigan, it’s 55 degrees F. 🙂

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    1. Oh my gosh, Tim. We are expecting 99.

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      1. Wow! We were at 80 yesterday, but that’s a long way from 99.

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    2. I sure miss Michigan when fall shows up on the calendar!

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      1. It is a great time of the year there.

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      2. Yes, it is; course, autumn is too short in Michigan and quickly leads into snow time!

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      3. We haven’t had a real tough winter for a few years, thank goodness. 🙂

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      4. Now that you said that, Tim.

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      5. Yes, that’s good!

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      6. It’s a nice time of year, for sure. 🙂

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  15. “They are seeds that, if planted, will grow a new tree” – I might try that again, as in previous years. So far, I have 3 promising little oaks in my nursery.

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      1. Thanks, John!

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  16. What a great title. I agree with Liz. There’s imagery right out of the gate. I always think, fall is when Mother Nature really shows off. It’s like an opera out there. Love these John. They’re the sweetest.

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    1. Thank you, Susannah. 😁

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  17. Oh happy day when the Chewy box arrives!! I imagine Lucy and Twiggy will enjoy a little cooler weather. Monkey, for sure, is, with his heavy coat. Always nice to catch up with the girls and listen in on their conversations!

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    1. We hae a couple of 100 degree days then cooler over the weekend. Thanks, Debbie.

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  18. Yea for fall even if there is only a hint! May the girls enjoy the possibility of squirrels to chase.

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    1. That is all they want, a possibility. Thanks, Jo

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  19. I’m off to the kitchen to procure some sunflower seeds. Forgot we had ’em. A Chewy box is worth coming back inside for sure. Acorns, squirrels, and leaves. A big Fall is on deck for the girls!

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    1. Yes there is. Thanks for the smile, Bruce

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  20. I have suspected that my daughter’s pets know the Chewy box when they see it:)

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    1. I think they all know. Thanks, Becky

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  21. Adorable 🥰

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  22. I have always admired people who plant acorn seeds knowing that they probably will not witness the magnificence that it will one day become.

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    1. That would be a good person.

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  23. Perfect perspective from a dog’s eyes. Good think the kibble doesn’t change!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. We like our kibble to stay right where it is.

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  24. Lots of pesky squirrels storing away the acorns from our yard’s oak trees here in NE. Sometimes they store them in our flower planter box. Urgh. I wish your girls were here to chase them away. 🙂

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    1. Twiggy would bark them to St Louis.

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  25. Some things in life remain constant – the Chewy box. Life is good.

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  26. LOL!! The boss running around like chicken saving the girls from sunflowers seeds would be a hoot to see me thinks. 🤣
    Happiness comes in a Chewy box!! The pesky squirrel sounds safer than that Puma does! 😀

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    1. Yes the squirrel is much safer. Much more real too. I’m forever trying to beat Twiggy to stuff on the floor. She is an Olympic player when it comes to racing to things that fall that might make her sick.

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  27. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Maybe if you plant some kibble, you’ll have kibble trees, Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. We have to look into that Mr. Pete. 😁

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This post with the girls always brightens my day.

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    1. Always good to hear, Denise. 😁

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  29. I know Twiggy loves squirrel encounters – so hopefully that will happen soon. Their explanation of the sunflower seeds incident provide great imagery!

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    1. Can you imagine trying to stay ahead of Twiggy the shop vac.

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      1. OMG . .. I know she hates the leaf blower but the shop vac must have been like an alien invasion

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      2. I meant to convey that Twiggy is like a shop-vac

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      3. Ah ha …. She won’t miss a thing

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  30. I love your dog conversations.

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    1. Your comment makes me smile. Thank you

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  31. What a wonderful fall is at the Twiggy Resort: squirrels, arcorns & two ladies guarding the peace.😄😄😄🍺🍺🍺🦐🦐🦐

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    1. Time for Champaign and cake. 😁 🥂🍰

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      1. Where is the cabana boy? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. He has the weekend off.

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      3. 😂😂😂 Self-dog service is not a bad thing at all…🤨🤨🤨

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      4. They need to learn to be self sufficient. Thanks, Maria. 😊😊😊😊

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      5. Indeed! Unfortunately, pets comprehend this idea in their own way…🙄🙄🙄😴

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      6. Yeah like Twiggy says, “HUH?”😂

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      7. 😂😂😂👍👍👍 Dogs are always right, dear John! 🙂

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      8. Yes I know. 😂

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  32. Thank you, dear John!

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    1. Also to celebrated the weekend, here is an operatic piece from one of my favorite operas. It is a duet of Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero doing Miserere from Puccini’s Turandot. https://youtu.be/qjgWVokvZBQ

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      1. Oh, che duetto! Grazie mille, caro John! Wonderful recollections! That period was beginning of my Italian experience 🙂 I’m also fond of The Turandot. 🙂 Thank you!

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  33. Chewy is man’s best friend’s best friend.

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  34. It’s wonderful to have different seasons, even if they do bring those pesky acorns, squirrels and the dreaded leaf blowers… ‘Course yours are quite a bit less drastic than ours, but still…

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    1. We will take our subtle changes thank you.

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      1. Absolutely… at best, it is a cooling of the temps!!

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      2. Yes, like today a high of 99 tomorrow a high of 98. Gotta get out my long johns

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      3. And here I had to resort to wearing socks and a long-sleeved shirt!!

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      4. Aww. I would like weather like that right now. These 100s get to you after a while.

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      5. I would think they would sap your strength…

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      6. No kidding. When you drag yourself through 35 100 degree days a rest is needed.

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      7. Ugh… You are definitely forgiven for taking the time to recover!

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  35. It won’t be fall in Florida until November but I think acorns are already dropping on our metal roof. At least the oaks know how to follow a calendar 😉

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    1. They do for sure.

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  36. Lucy and Twiggy, fall will also make your coats thick and shiny! This is perfect for around the house shedding.
    OH, and tell your Dad, I’ve been working on Goats and Moats (I made it up to shake him, but he called my bluff). It’s a board game with gambling. I have to design the board, but it’s much like Snakes and Ladders. First one to the top of the board wins. Big bets are placed before the game starts.
    Throw dice to move around the board. Land on a moat, draw from the Moat cards and see how far you have to move back. Sometimes you drown in the moat, and the game is lost. Sometimes you could move backwards and land on a goat.
    Goats climb the mountain. Draw from the Goat cards, and see how many steps forward. You could land on Moat here.
    When landing on a Goat or a Moat, bets can be raised.

    Okay, I’ll get back with that!

    OH, also, it’s illegal to build a moat in Toronto! Go figure?
    xoxoxoxoxoxo – L&T
    🐂🐂 – Dad

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    1. Illegal in Toronto???? Goodness. I’m in the process of putting submarine nets in ours. Can’t wait to see the game T&L told me about it. Sounds fun. XOXOXOXO Miss Resa. Dad 🐂

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      1. Yes… 💋

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  37. Lucy is such a great sister, teaching Twiggy about fall. There’s so much happening. Squirrels and acorns are just a start.

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    1. Yes they are. 😁

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  38. Hi John, I am so glad we are in spring and I don’t have to think about winter for a long time.

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    1. Yes. Of course our winter is only a couple of months and when it gets here we are very grateful.

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