Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside

“Where you going, Little One?”

“I’m going to the wilderness.”

 

“The wilderness. Where’s that?”

“No dog’s land around the corner.”

“Hey, wait for me. That could be dangerous.”

“Hurry up then. An adventure awaits.”

“Okay, keep talking to me, so I know you’re safe.”

“Everything is fine. So far, so good.”

“You sure everything’s fine? You’re pretty silent.”

“Just sniffin’ the clues. Can’t talk and sniff at the same time.”

So, what did you find out here?”

“A big bunch of nothing. That’s what.”

“Looks pretty bare, I’d say. I’m leaving.”

“One more sniff over there, then I’m with you.”

“That was a pretty long sniff.”

“After the puma takes in the wild scent of the water buffalo, the stalking is on.”

“Cut that out. You look like you’re possessed.”

“The puma keeps the water buffalo in its sight, careful not to spook it.”

“Well, the water buffalo has other plans than to be jumped on by a demonic puma.”

“The puma checks the trail. Yes, the scent is fresh.”

“I’m going inside now. You can stop.”

“Step by step, the puma closes the gap. The water buffalo looks panicked.”

“Hey, mom. Open the door. It is definitely time to come in.”

“The puma has the water buffalo cornered. The time has come to spring.”

“Come on, mom. This is getting serious.”

“Oh, for heaven’s sake, you big chicken. I’m just playing.”

“Okay then. I guess that no dog’s land got me spooked.”

“The puma saves the water buffalo treat for another day.”

“Quit that.”

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  1. Lucy’s face when Twiggy says she’s going out into the wilderness! Priceless!
    And…. every. single. time they play puma and water buffalo, VeggieTales comes to mind… in particular, this song!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Loved that song. 😁

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      1. VeggieTales are the best. I particularly like “Dave and the Giant Pickle”…

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      2. Too bad everyone doesn’t have a water buffalo. I have one. 😁

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      3. I know, right? Is yours fast or slow? πŸ˜‰

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      4. A 14 year old water buffalo. I would say slow.

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      5. That does make sense… πŸ™‚

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      6. Veggie Tales! I totally forgot there was a water buffalo song! Nice addition here, Dale!

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      7. I agree, Bruce.

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    2. Oh, my gosh! I always think about that, too! (And I admit to singing it a lot more often than I see it mentioned here. Though “Oh Where Is My Hairbrush?” is my go-to song. You can change “hairbrush” to anything that’s missing. It’s very versatile.) 😊

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      1. How comforting to know I’m not alone! And I can’t say how often I have sung “Hairbrush” myself!! I have a video of my youngest dancing to “Larry Boy”!

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      2. I once watched the Christmas special without my kids. lol (I love the Silly Songs with Larry song from that one. Especially when the guy from the IRS shows up.)

        So nice to meet another VeggieTales fan!

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      3. Hahaha!! I did too!

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      4. Ha ha ha. Good one Staci

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  2. Never a dull moment with these two. That puma is a pip….πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Lori. 😊

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  3. Gotta love their antics.

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    1. Thanks, Charles. 😊

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  4. You make the scenarios every week. Your imagination is endless.

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😊

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  5. No dogs land! Love it πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the Thursday fun, John. Have a great day. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Have a great day as well, Harmony.

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  6. So smart not to sniff and talk at the same time.

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    1. Yes. That could lead to some troubles for sure. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  7. This was hilarious! Twiggy was certainly full of herself that day. Kudos to her for not breaking character when she did puma.

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    1. She has that character down pat. 😁

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  8. No dog’s land sounds like an interesting place until you visit it.

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    1. Like other unknown things in life. Thanks, Craig. 😁

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  9. What a hunt! I was on the edge of my seat.

    Thanks for the smiles, John. Belly rubs for the girls. (I think Lucy needs some pampering today.)

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    1. Lucy was not in the mood fr sure. They loved the belly rubs. Thanks, Staci.

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  10. While countries threaten war and our streets become less civil, friends of Lucy and Twiggy visit every Thursday for a glimpse of another possibility. Thank you for the smiles and chuckles, John. Masterful. πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I can only hope this place provides some degree of normal comfort. Thanks for your sweet comment. πŸ€—

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  11. Adventure awaits. They have an exciting adventure every week. Makes me wonder what goes through Bond’s mind when we leash him on the patio, lol.

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    1. He probably is wondering where he can get a pair of scissors.

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  12. Thanks for sharing, John. The girls have such vivid imaginations, and always gift me smiles. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you got a smile, Tim.

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  13. Into the wilderness. πŸ™‚ Too much fun! Thanks for lifting my day, John!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked it, Jan. 😁

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  14. Water buffalo treats are over there… in the really big bag. Warning do not lift bag ! Reach in and take just one. Produced in a facility subject to gravity…

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    1. Lifting water buffalo treat bags has always been a no-no. Thanks for the warning though.

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  15. I laughed all the way through this! Somehow I knew that puma would show up! Lucy is very calm in the face of danger!

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    1. Thanks, Noelle. I think she did get a little nervous at the sudden change to puma.

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      1. Whatever would happen if the water buffalo turned on the puma! Now that would be something!

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      2. Talk about a lopsided match up. 😁

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  16. They r so adorable πŸ₯° with quite crazy & fantastic imagination 😁 ah, if only dogs could write books πŸ“šπŸ˜„

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    1. Yes. Teaching them the key board might be a challenge. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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  17. LOL!! That was a close one! That was fun. Thanks for the laugh this morning, John.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know you liked it. 😊

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  18. LOL! Poor Lucy. That was getting intense there for a while. One of these days the water buffalo is going to catch the puma by surprise!

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    1. I think you are right, Mae. Sometimes Lucy takes a swing at Twiggy but misses.

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  19. Aw, the days when the next great adventure was right around the corner… Pumas and water buffalos included.

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    1. They very seldom go into that wilderness so it just had the makings of a story. Thanks, Pamela.

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  20. Going to the wilderness? My first thought was watch out for pumas!

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    1. You are clairvoyant for sure. Thanks, Joan. 😊

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  21. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Twiggy and Lucy’s adventures are always so fun for your readers. By the way, are you happy with your turf? Does the rain seep through that material?

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    1. The material has holes on the backing that allows water to permiate to the soil. We are very happy with it. Underneith is crushed granite which acts as a weed barrier. Still some tough weeds grow through. Each season the weeds get less and less.

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  22. Did I just read Twiggy pulled one on the wise one?

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      1. Thanks for verifying the unbelievable

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  23. I love the idea of the Wilderness in your backyard, that never fails to impress me. They have such a lovely place to play and roam. They’re lucky dogs, alright. I’m gonna be watchin’ for that puma πŸ™‚

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    1. When you round that corner it is quite blank back there. Still trying to figure out what to do with it. 😁 Keep looking over your shoulder for the puma

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      1. He’s here having breakfast. It was the very least I could do being a pal of Little One’s and all. πŸ™‚

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      2. Aw. I hope he didn’t eat all your Raisin Bran Crunch. 😁

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      3. Actually, I had to go out to buy more.

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  24. How did you get Twiggy to hunker down and do that, John?? For all the world, she looks like she’s on the scent of water buffalo!!

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    1. She likes to stalk Lucy. I just was there with a camera.

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      1. Impressive. Monkey sees a camera pointed in his direction and generally turns the other way!

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      2. These two are SAG members.

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  25. “Puma-and-buffalo-go-round!” Autumn delights at the Twiggy Resort. 😁😁😁 That’s wonderful to see how the life might be carefree, dear John! If dogs knew all we do, if they watched news…they would have been driven crazy! 🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Let’s not tell them what a mess we humans are making of everything. Let them be happy. 😁πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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      1. Agree, dear John! We must keep them out of madness we create with our minds & hands. 😏😁🍻🍀🍀🍀

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      2. 🀣🀣

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  26. Twiggy sure had Lucy going today, John. I always enjoy their discussions.

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  27. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    I love the adventures of your girls, John. Your imagination is magic. Much love to you and your girls, always. ❀ xXx

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  28. Haha! I love these visits with the girls. My yard should look like that kind of “wilderness.” I just got the “pack” next door stirred up — pulling the wild sage from the rose bed that is against that courtyard wall. Nobody’s sleeping late now. LOL. Happy weekend hugs.

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    1. Yeah, those packs can be annoying for wure. I hope you have a super weekend, Teagan. Hugs.

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      1. Oh, they’re fine, and bark when strangers come around. Admittedly they worry me when I have to work beside the wall and they start jumping. They’re big dogs and the wall is only 4 ft high. The biggest one easily jumps high enough that his head and shoulders are above the wall.

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      2. That would worry me as well. 😳

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  29. So funny, John! Love “sniffin’ the clues!” Happy Friday!

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  30. Laughing so hard I’m crying πŸ™‚ Those two are hilarious! (I know you’re just transcribing their real conversations … lol.)

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    1. Yup. Just taking photos and keeping the recorder on.

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  31. Lucy has to understand, it’s hard for the actress to just snap out of character when she’s plying her craft so expertly.

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    1. Ha ha ha. So true. 😁

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  32. I loved this, John. 😍

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  33. Those two. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  34. LOLOL
    Saving the water buffalo treat for another day.
    Still, all in all it was a great stalking, Twiggy!
    Lucy, you have horns almost 5 ft. long. Okay they are backwards, but you could devise some moves that might scare off the puma.

    Anyway, I’m off to do housework. Don’t let dad know I was here. I’ll be back later and surprise him!
    🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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    1. Yes, Miss Resa. Mums the word.🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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      1. 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈπŸ§½β€οΈ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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  35. Bravo girls, great stalking.

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    1. Twiggy is the best stalker.

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  36. Great build-up.
    The third pic from top fits nicely in and creates a sense of an evil around the corner. Loved the story.

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    1. Thank you, Ankur. There is evil around that corner. No nighttime visits, for sure.

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