Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Discuss Stuff

 

“So, Lucy. What did you mean by the comment, “The more things change, the more they stay the same?”

“It is just an observation about life, Little One.”

“Yeah, but what does it mean?”

“It means there is a certain continuum that seems to control what we do.”

“Can you repeat that in some language I can understand?”

“Let me give you an example. It is starting to turn to fall, right?”

“The leaves are starting to come down, and the day temperatures are less hot, so I would say it is starting to turn to fall.”

“Notice you used your experience of past falls to compare with what is going on now.”

“I didn’t think about it, but now I see that for sure.”

“So my point is even though the weather is changing and it may seem like a new thing, in reality, it is the same changes as last year.

“So the more the weather changes, the more it is the same as last year.”

“I believe you’ve got it.”

“How about another example?”

“Humm. Well, the more our need for food changes, the more our food keeps us satisfied the same way.”

“I think that example was driven by the sound of kibble hitting the bowl.”

“Maybe after lunch, I can do better.”

“I think we have had enough philosophy for one day.”

“Okay then. I think tag will work better.”

 

111 comments

    1. Thank you, Michael

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  1. The two philosophers on their way to discover the secrets of beeing. 😉 Thanks for sharing the very entertaining discussion, John! 🙂 Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. Thank yu for the lovely comment, Michael. 😊 I hope your day is nice as well.

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      1. You know, i love them both, John! :-)) Here today it’s very cloudy, but as we have temperatures of 10 degrees (C) over Zero, we can be happy. 😉 Enjoy also a nice rest of the day! xx Michael

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      2. Thank you, Michael.

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  2. Ah – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Such philosophy, such comment on the superficiality of what passes for human wisdom. Your dogs never fail to impress me, John.

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    1. 😳 Yes, they make me wonder sometimes. Thanks, Keith.

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  3. Always ask a dog for the meaning of Life!

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    1. And you will usually get a straight answer. Thanks, Steve. 😁

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  4. Such wise pups! Love them. Your yard looks great.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. The leaves are starting to clutter up the place. 😁

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  5. And that philosophy class is just what I needed to start my day!
    Thank you Lucy and Twiggy. Oh, and John–you get a mention, too, LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. It is always good to to be next to there two to catch a mention now and then. 😂

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  6. Interesting. Repeating patterns are what keeps the world going then.

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    1. Not sure it has been codified by research but in my mind, yes. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. We need this wisdom in Washington!

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    1. We need something in Washington. Maybe start with a change of idiots. Thanks, Jill. (I caught myself before I want off on a twelve minute tirade). 🤣

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      1. LOL! My Sgt. and I did that this morning. 🙂

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      2. I have stopped my soap box stuff cause no one is listening. I guess this country just wants to be the new socialist union of America.

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      3. I sure hope not, John. Our voice is our vote.

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      4. Amen!

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      5. Thank you, Dan. 😊

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  8. Wise words. I think your next book should be from the perspective of your pups. 😊

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    1. I agree, Gwen. The pups should dictate John’s next book!

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    2. I think you and I would be the only ones reading it. You would because I would bribe you. Thanks, Gwen 🤣

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  9. “Maybe after lunch, I can do better.” … switch ‘coffee’ for ‘lunch’ and that’s me in a nutshell, lols. I’d get on well with your girls, John! Thanks for sharing this bit of Thursday fun. Have a lovely day. Hugs 💕🙂

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    1. They would love you, Harmony. I hope your day is filled with peace. ❤️

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  10. Lucy’s got it together. 😎

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    1. She is pretty level headed for sure.

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  11. Deep thoughts, but not too deep to forget kibble.

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    1. Good point, Craig. Kibble is king.😁

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  12. It’s nice to come across such straight and even thought processes. Thanks for sharing, John, and give the girls a hello. 🙂

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    1. I will, Tim. Thank you.😁

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  13. I can see the leaves starting to turn in one of the photos. Food for thought from the girls this morning.

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    1. Yes changes bring philosophical thoughts. Thanks, Joan. 😊

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  14. Ah, Lucy, ever the philosopher and teacher. Food for thought for Twiggy but I think she’ll like the regular food better. Give both girls a pet for me!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. I will give them a pat.

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  15. That Lucy is such a deep thinker. So good of her to share her philosophies with the younger generation💕

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    1. Ha ha ha. Yes it is Lynn. Thanks. 😁

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  16. We all have muscle memory we rely on to execute the daily repetitive tasks we do, and as well almost always follow the same behavioral patterns from years before as we go from one season to another. A very philosophical walk with Lucy and Twiggy today, John!

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. It got you warmed up philosophically I think. 😁

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Nothing like dog philosophy to make sense of things 🙂

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    1. They try, Denise. 😊

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  18. I love it! Enough philosophy for one day. 🙂 Back to basics.

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    1. Yup. Obscure thoughts don’t last long. Thanks, Jan.

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  19. You have a pair of smart doggies, John. Ha, ha! Always entertaining!😊

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Glad you liked them.

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  20. Canine philosophers! Very cool.

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  21. That’s some heavy discussion before lunchtime.

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  22. Lucy is a great teacher and Twiggy and fast learner! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  23. Kibble is a great wait to end a philosophy discussion. hahahaha

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    1. Yes it is. Kibble is pretty much what you see is what you get. Thanks L.K. 😁

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  24. I always look forward to Thursday, when I can sneak a peek into the working of Lucy’s and Twiggy’s minds! Their conversations never fail to entertain — thank you, John.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  25. “I think we have had enough philosophy for one day.” “Okay then. I think tag will work better.” So funny. I think you should really think about that kid’s book. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Susannah.

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      1. Again, so funny.

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  26. I love those two dogs! They are smart, clever, and cute.

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    1. Thank you, Karen.

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  27. That Lucy sure is one smart cookie … er, um, pup! They seem to have so much fun together!

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    1. They really do, Jill. Thanks. 😊

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  28. It’s fine to think deep thoughts, until that kibble hits the bowl.

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    1. So true, Dan.😁

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  29. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Lucy—the great philosopher tossing in words like “continuum.”

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    1. She has a masters in English. 🤣

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  30. That’s what Washington and Ottawa need, a rousing game of Tag, lol. And the winner gets the kibble 🙂

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    1. Would be good to see for sure.

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  31. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Much love to you and your girls, John. ❤

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

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  32. I can always count on Lucy to impart wisdom. Belly rubs to both girls.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. We love those rubs.

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  33. 👍
    Deep thoughts these two are sharing with us!

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    1. Yes but only for a bit.

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  34. Lucy, you are quite wise. Twiggy, you are a good learner.
    Two things! When is dad vacuuming the lawn?
    Tell him I think I have a Royal Flush!
    🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️

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    1. If you have a Royal Flush you sure beat me. Well done. 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🥃

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      1. YAY! I see you needed an emoji drink after that one. hehe
        Lol, it’s kinda crazy but I woke up in the middle of the night, and thought AHA!
        Yes, I’m dreaming in emoji, now.
        🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋 💋 💋 💋 💋

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      2. I would like to dream in emoji. How’s it done?

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      3. Well, you get a blog pal who is into emojis.
        Then you go to sleep. After awhile all dreamscapes are filled with emoji.
        Simple, really! xoxoxoxxxxxxiiooxoxberofndbooo damn keyboard1

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      4. I thought it was a secret message. Darn xoxoxo

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      5. Ahh… good idea! ox ox ox 💋
        I’ll come up with a secret message!

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  35. Your dogs are so erudite, yet remain kibble-driven.

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    1. Back to basics real fast. Thanks, Linda

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  36. Leaves are falling down Luciusius speaks…Wonderful October mood, dear John! 🙂 🍤🍤🍤🍻

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 😊 🍰🥂

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  37. The kids went deep with this one.

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    1. Yes they did. 😁

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  38. There are days where you think of the things that make you go “hmmmm” 😉

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    1. Hmmmmmm 🤔 You are so right. 😁

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  39. Philosophy should always end with Kibble.

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    1. I agree, Jennie.

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  40. A lovely smile to start my week, John.

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    1. I’m glad, Robbie. 😊

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  41. You should consider doing an audio version. So many people are hooked on to soundbytes delivered by various types of gurus to deliver them from taking ownership of their life. From these two at least the soundbytes will be honest.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good idea. Maybe a podcast.

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