Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Solving a mystery

“Lucy. What the heck is cheeseburger doing in the yard?”

“I don’t know. Did you leave her out there last night?”

“No way. She’s not an outside toy. So I don’t know how she got there.”

“There has to be an answer. Cheeseburgers just don’t get up and walk outside.”

“Where you going?”

“I’m going to have a look. There might be a clue at the scene of the crime.”

“You been in Dad’s TBR again? What do you see at the so-called ‘scene of the crime?'”

“You gotta be careful. Don’t want to disturb any evidence.”

“Alright, Inspector Clouseau. What did you find out?”

“Looks like dad is on the patio. Hey dad. Know anything about this cheeseburger?”

“Yeah, I accidentally dropped it. I’ll pick it up on the way in.”

“Man, that was an anti-climax if I ever heard one.”

“Yeah, you would think maybe it would have been an alien carry-out or something. Hey, Mom.”

“Why are you calling Mom? Another mystery?

“Thinking about lunch and want to get my order in early.”

“You have been reading fiction, haven’t you?”

“A little, I guess.”

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  1. Sherlock and Watson have nothing on these two. Sending them ear scratches. Thanks for the morning smiles, John.

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    1. Thank you for the ear scratches, Miss Staci.😁

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  2. Thankfully, Twiggy stood back and Lucy took the lead and quickly solved the mystery. Otherwise, who knows!

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    1. Yes, Twiggy would have been at it for days. Thanks, Frank

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  3. Still no proof that aliens didn’t mind control you to take out the cheeseburger.

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    1. That is very true, Charles. No proof at all. πŸ˜‚

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  4. Or if not an alien, a ghostly presence could have possessed you, John! πŸ˜† Sending ear scratches to the girls. Have a great day πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. You gotta wonder what I was doing with the cheeseburger in the first place. 😁 Thanks for the ear scratches, Miss Harmony

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      1. πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

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  5. And there was I thinking the cheeseburger had been left by Yosemite Sam or some such.
    Just so you know, Trevor died peacefully yesterday morning. Whilst I wasn’t actually cuddling him, I was actively comforting him as he faded away.

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    1. So sorry to find this comment on John’s site.

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    2. I’m so sorry, Keith. I feel close to him through your prompts and am saddened by this news. He had a great life and I’m glad you could be with him. Thank you for letting me know.

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      1. Thanks, John. I don’t think Eos has noticed yet (although I did make sure she saw him before I took him to the vet for cremation). Either that or she doesn’t care. My money is on the latter.

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      2. She may have her own way of dealing with Trevor being gone. Indifference can be a big coping tool. 😊

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  6. Sounds like a road trip to McDonald’s might be in order.

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    1. What a good idea, Jill. 😁

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  7. If not aliens, John, you could have had a dragon wanting to play with cheeseburger, eh?

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    1. Oh dear. This reminds me. I have to turn on the dragon warning system. I keep forgetting. 😁

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      1. And here I thought Twiggy was the alert system and Lucy the enforcer! Silly me! πŸ€ͺ

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      2. She is but dragons might be a stretch.

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  8. I’m always amazed by your beautiful meticulous yard. If your pups ever need a diversion into the wilds, they are welcome to visit my backyard. 😊

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    1. I’m sure they would love it there. So many things to see and do critter wise. Thanks, Gwen

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  9. Cheeseburger leads to thought of lunch. Makes perfect sense to me,

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    1. Come to think of it, it does. 😁

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  10. I was just thinking the same thing as Staci. Sherlock and Watson on the job.

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    1. Or dumb and dumber. We can take our pick. 😁

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  11. This was hilarious! It was good to see Lucy taking the starring role.

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    1. I thought it was time for her to earn her screen equity minimum. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  12. And now I’m craving a cheeseburger. Glad the girls solved the mystery!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Teri

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  13. “Scene of the crime…” Lol. These two are a hoot. Thanks for the smile, John.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked it, Diana.

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  14. Mystery solved!! Well done, Lucy and Twiggy. Your dad’s all set if he should decide to switch genres!

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    1. Yes, follow these two and write the Great American mystery. 😁

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  15. Well, yo had me thinking that the puma had gotten it! But the solution to the crime was much simpler!

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    1. Yes it was simple. Yet you have to wonder what dad was doing with the cheeseburger. 😁

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  16. Trust in Lucy and Twiggy not to let the situation get out of paw. Is it lunch time yet ? We have not eaten in like forever….

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    1. At least three hours or forever. Take your pick.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Thinks like me…lol

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  18. That was definitely an anti-climax for sure. Lol! These two are always entertaining, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  19. Good one, John. I sure have “Wonder how that got there?” events happen occasionally. πŸ™‚ Your yard looks great, by the way.
    “Cheeseburger Pepsi, no Coke!”

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    1. Thanks, Tim. BTW you can have both Pepsi and Coke if you want.

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  20. Twiggy probably would have blamed the Puma if Lucy hadn’t taken the lead there.

    OT- I like the Editor’s pink cruiser with white seat! πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes she would blame the puma for sure. The cruiser is a 24 inch (The Producer is five feet tall) left over from the coast. She rides it everyday. I gave her your comment and got a nice smile.

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    2. And a thanks, of course.

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  21. This was so funny and cute, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Hope all is well with you weather wise. πŸ€—

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      1. We are fine, John, thanks. We got lucky … this time.

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      2. Good deal. 😁

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  22. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Aliens – cheeseburgers at the Twiggy Resort mean a great deal of things for cosy Ladies’ routine. They are far more interesting than pesky squirrels & acorns! Thank you, dear John!

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    1. A little mystery does spice things up a bit. Thank you, Maria.

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      1. I wonder how the dogs comprehend it. What seem a mystery for us, ordinary humans, might seem something doggy unimportant for them πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

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      2. I think what is most important to them is food, water and companionship. Who left the cheeseburger is not. 😁

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      3. 😁😁😁 True…The question is who eats it first! πŸ™‚

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      4. Ha ha ha. 😊

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  23. And what was Dad doing with Cheeseburger? Details, details. You had me going there!

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    1. I have no idea what I was doing with it. It was in my hand when I went out. (Story witch must have made me do it) Thanks, Jo.

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  24. The plot thickens! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Indeed it does. Thank you, L.K.

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  25. Ha ha! I was thinking there was some kind of lurid elopement with a hotdog ensuing and escaping peril with the mustard in pursuit…

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    1. Now that is drama. Thanks, Pamela.

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  26. With cheeseburgers lying around, your yard must be paradise. Those two never will amend their carnivorous habits!

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    1. They like theirs with lettuce and tomato,
      Heinz 57, and french fried potatoes,
      a big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer. (They are not allowed to have the beer.)

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      1. HEEEEE!!! I knew you’d get it, you clever man, you!

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      2. Thank you, Linda. 😁

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      3. BTW You were the clever one with backyard paradise. 😊

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  27. They solved that pretty fast, John. I think they deserve a treat.

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    1. They got one. Thanks, Dan

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Not every story builds up to a suspenseful ending. 😊

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  29. These two have the best adventures.

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    1. Sometimes their adventures are quicker than others but you are right Michele

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  30. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Great deducting, with Lucy playing Sherlock. ❀ Much love to you and your girls, John. ❀ xX

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    1. Much love back to you, Jane ❀️

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  31. The kids are aaaaalright!

    And yanno, it’s not difficult to see where they get their fantastic imaginations from.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Marc.

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  32. I half expect cheeseburger to get up with her hands on her bun and say…THAT’S ENOUGH. Love the dialogue. You’ve humanized two dogs and a squeak toy. And I thought I was a writer… YOUZZA πŸ™‚

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you so much. 😁 This comment made me laugh.

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      1. That Cheeseburger is a Comic Strip waiting to happen. Or how bout a Kids books…The Adventures of Twiggy, Lucy and Cheeseburger. too cheesy? πŸ™‚

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      2. I have been thinking of a kid’s book. The problem is getting an illustrator who will work for a cut of the royalties.

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      3. People are hungry. Scout’em out.

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      4. Good point. 😊

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  33. Haha – I enjoyed this, John! Cheeseburger definitely looks like an inside toy. Glay you helped Twiggy and Luch solve the “mystery.” πŸ˜‰

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    1. It was the least I could do. 😁

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  34. The girls are on the case! I love it! ❀️

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  35. More solid reasoning than some crime series I have watched recently.. I would put those two on the case anytime…hugsx

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    1. Thank you, Sally. 😁

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  36. Waitaminute… the question remains, if it is an inside toy, how did you drop it outside? Figure that one out, girls!! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes, someone is in a heap of trouble here.

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      1. Uh huh… my thoughts exactly πŸ˜‰

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  37. L&T are right!
    Anti-climatic and nothing to do with the climate.
    Did you put the hamburger there on purpose? I think there’s more to this mystery than meets the eye!
    I’m sending in some back up for Lucy and Twiggy! πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ‚
    As for you! 🧽🧽🧽πŸ₯„ (was going to send a shovel, but once again the emoji let down. You’ll just have to spoon the …erm…. πŸ‚ stuff away!)
    πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. A spoon will do nicely. After all these guys are so small. πŸ‚

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      1. Lololol!!!

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  38. Whew…one less mystery to have to ponder this week. Well done you two.

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    1. Thank you, Monika.

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  39. Hi John, it’s always fun to see what the girls are up too. I’m sure they love that cheeseburger.

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  40. Calvin and Hobbsian…Mom to the rescue after the good old cold shoulder from dad?

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    1. For sure. Thanks, Ankur.

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  41. The anti climax- what a bummer. πŸ™‚

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    1. Sorry about that.

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