Thursday- A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Play Inside

 

“Looks like we need an inside game. Little One.”

“I’ve been sitting here thinking what it should be.”

“Maybe we could toss around a couple of these balls.”

“Um. Seems like we just did that.”

“One thing is certain.”

“What’s that?”

“As long as you lay on that couch, nothing will get started.”

“I suppose you are right. Race you to the toy pile.”

“You won, as usual, Fast feet. Uh oh. I see your inner puma coming out.”

Yes. The sleek puma turns at the sound of a stick breaking under the hoof of a water buffalo.”

“The water buffalo pauses when she catches the scent of the puma.”

“The puma turns to face her foe head-on.”

“The water buffalo lowers her head in anticipation of skewering the puma on her huge horns.”

“Hey, hold on. I don’t think female water buffalos have horns.”

“Don’t be silly. Females have horns. They are smaller than males but still sharp.”

“How do you know that?”

“Everybody knows that. Look it up if you don’t believe me.”

“No, I believe you. It just seemed strange, is all.”

“That a female could be strong and fight off a puma?”

“No, not that exactly. It’s just when you think of fighting, males come to mind.”

“Well, females can fight too, but I get what you are saying.”

“Yeah, females tend to work things out instead of getting into a ruckus about it.”

“So the Water Buffalo should have a conversation with the puma?”

“Well, no. That takes the fun out of the game. After all, it’s just pretend.”

“I think I’m going to need a rest after that session of gender awareness.”

“I see what you mean. Too much thinking takes the fun out of the game.”

“That might be true of life too, Little One.”

“Careful, Lucy. Someone may accuse you of being a philosopher.”

“I’ve been called worse.”

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  1. Just love how these two stumble into β€˜deep’ conversations. πŸ˜‚ Have a great day, John.

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    1. They stumble for sure. Thanks, Lori. 😁

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      1. To the great delight of us all, John. They are priceless…❀️

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      2. 😁 Aww. Thank you, Lori.

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  2. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    I love the girl’s conversations. Much love to you and your girls, John. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thanks, Jane. Much love back to you. ❀️

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  3. Looks like another productive day at the Howell household. Cute, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. πŸ€—

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  4. I could do with my inner puma showing itself, lols πŸ˜‚. Thanks for sharing the Thursday cuteness and fun with the girls, John. Give them an ear scratch from me. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the ear scratch Miss Harmony. 😁

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  5. That game took an oddly philosophical turn.

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    1. It was odd wasn’t it?

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  6. Pumas everywhere! They can’t escape. πŸ˜€

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    1. We have had a minor epidemic of them. Thanks, Joan. 😊

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  7. I think they’re right, that too much thinking takes the fun out of the game, and one needs a rest after a philosophy conversation. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for understanding, Tim. 😊

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  8. Good playtime talk!

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    1. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  9. This sounds exactly like the story and videos I saw last night from my daughter coming home from Africa John in the wild 😜 you have a wild crew😻

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    1. We do. Each day is a little different and Twiggy and Lucy have Thursdays. Thank you, Cindy. 😊

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      1. A regular jungle there hahahah, you’re so welcome πŸ₯°

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  10. Kind of like some of our fiction. Sometimes you just have to go with it to enjoy it.

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    1. These tow have character creep written all over them. Thanks, Craig. 😊

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  11. Too much thinking takes the fun out of a lot of things.

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    1. 😁 That is for sure, Linda.

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  12. Wise words from Lucy. I had to chuckle at “I’ve been called worse.” I can’t imagine anyone saying something negative about her. Belly rubs for the girls. Thanks for the Thursday smiles, John.

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  13. Your floor looks like ours – plenty of pet toys to step on, lol.

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  14. Gee whiz, Twiggy, way to take the fun out of my favorite game! Less thinking, more pouncing!! πŸ˜€

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  15. I think if a full season of episodes for The Water Buffalo & The Puma showed up in my Netflix feed I’d binge it all in one day. Action, drama…and philosophical musings. It has it all.πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. You are the best. 😊

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  16. They’ve been very philosophical of late. I’m wondering what’s in their kibble, LOL.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’m with you, Mae.

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  17. Good stuff. Just one question. I noticed the little steps at the two sofa’s.
    Are they for you or the dogs?
    Asking for a friend.
    Have a great day !!

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    1. Yes, tell your friend Twiggy needs the steps to get on the couch. I guess it would have been easier to tell her no couch but after all what else do we have to live for?

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      1. Tom Okragly · ·

        For sure. Our dogs had 101% run of the house.

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      2. They have great parents.

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  18. They sure have a good relationship because of their great communication skills haha. love those quilted couch covers . . . .

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    1. The covers serve the purpose, Luanne. Thanks. 😊

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      1. We have maroon sheets on our couches. They sort of match the couch material ;).

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    1. Thank you for the share.

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  19. Lucy, the philosopher. She certainly fits that description. Those poor babies have absolutely no toys to play with. πŸ™‚

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    1. It is sad isn’t it Jan. The poor dears. 😁

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  20. Philosophy, biology, and plenty of toys — perfect world! Maybe there’s another lesson here for the two-legged population. Loved this one, John. 😊

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    1. There is a lesson (as usual). Thank you, Gwen.

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  21. I’m looking at that toy pile (very similar to Monkey’s, I might add) and I can’t help but think somebody shelled out a lot of money for toys when these two do such a good job entertaining themselves! Nicely done, John (and I’m a bit green over how CLEAN your house is!!)

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    1. Just don’t look too closely, Debbie. We designed it to go with white hair.😁

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      1. Very clever! Wish I’d thought of that.

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      2. The Producer is a whiz.

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  22. Ah, the pondering pups . . .

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    1. Yes. They could stroke their chin if they had a thumb. Thanks, Pamela.

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  23. Those girls can find adventure and philosophy anywhere. Must be hard choosing a toy – so many.

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    1. Twiggy has a heck of a time. Thanks, Jo

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  24. Those two have a lot of toys (always fun to see the cheeseburger in the mix), And the imagination seems to be in full swing at your house, John.

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    1. Yes. We do have fun.

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  25. Are they watching too much of the Nature Network? lol.

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    1. Dog 101 is their favorite show.

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  26. When a tangle in nature turns into a philosophy course. These kids!

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    1. Whatya going to do with them? Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Those rascals.

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  27. If I may pat me on the back myself, my comment on another post suggesting a ‘knowledge’ series by these two was on target. They are coming up with priceless gems.

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    1. Yes. Thank you, Ankur. We will name the studio after you.

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      1. Thanks. One item off the bucket list.

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  28. Lucy is definitely the philosopher. Lucky Twiggy. This was fun, John!

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    1. Thaks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  29. “Too much thinking takes the fun out of the game.” Let’s not be accused of overthinking things. He says on behalf of the males in the room.

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    1. Yes. Good PSA, Dan

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  30. Action on the Twiggy Resort: Mr. Eel & Mr. Cheeseburger are special guests. Thank you, dear John!🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. They are all here, Maria. Thank you πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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  31. Yay, for females! πŸ™‚ I love their insightful and fun conversations, John. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. They do enjoy the philosophical once in a while.

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  32. Dear Lucy and Twiggy…I’m sorry for being so late. Please apologize to Hamburger for me.

    I see you have such a lovely house with so much room to play. No wonder you stay in such great shape..

    Hamburger though looks a little under the weather. Perhaps you should feel her bun to see if she’s warm, or tell your dad. She’s rare you know, if you know what I mean.

    And as for the last line…I’ve been called worst too. Love that answer.

    Your Friend,
    Susannah xo

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    1. You are never late Miss Susannah. We divas are merely delayed. Cheeseburger is still warm. It is good we checked since she needs a rest. Thank you for the nice words. Your friends, Lucy and Twiggy. ARF

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      1. So happy Hamburger is home relaxing. We girls need our beauty rest after all. πŸ™‚

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      2. So true. Otherwise we get the vapors. 😁

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      3. I know them well. Cucumber slices over the eyes help. In Ham’s case, bun. πŸ™‚

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  33. Dare to discern, Johnβ€¦πŸ˜‰

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    1. Well said, Cheryl.

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  34. Hmm, I think Lucy and Twiggy need more NEW toys!
    The toy mess is not large enough.
    It is kind of true, though…. about men fighting. Also about female water buffalo having small horns. I had to look that up.
    Yes, women can work things out, or spread vicious gossip.
    This is a philosophic post.
    🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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    1. If you look hard most of the Twiggy and Lucy posts have something to say. We have to add a parrot to the string.🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈπŸ¦œ

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      1. Hahaha!!!!! Royal Flush and a Joker!
        🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ 🦜

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      2. Lol! So, I win a pot?

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      3. Pot roast maybe.

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      4. Oh…. the cats will like that!
        😻😻

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  35. I agree with Lucy about thinking to much. It really does take the fun out of life.

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    1. Especially when professionally you have to think too much for a living. 😁

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  36. Philosophy 101, by Twiggy and Lucy. You can’t get better teachers! I had Wobert Feinstein whose first words in class were: “I’m not here to fuck up your minds, but that table is not thewe.” Dumbest course I ever took. I’m sticking with the Water Buffalo and the Puma.
    And you and Resa speak in code, or what?

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    1. Ha ha ha. I think Robert is on to something. Yes, we have an emoji code. Sometimes I wish I had the translation key. πŸ˜‚

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      1. He was, shall we say, special…
        Hahahahaha!

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  37. Twiggy and Lucy are insightful pups with plenty of wisdom. I like the mini stairs against the couch, too, by the way.

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    1. The stairs are for Twiggy. She can’t jump up on the couch but loves to be there. Thanks, Mark.

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