Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy in the Yard

“What are you sniffing there?”

“I’m not sure. Is there such a thing as a puma squirrel cross?”

“I don’t think so. Look at that Hibiscus. Looks wilted.”

“You’d be wilted too if you had to stay out in the cold temperatures overnight.”

“Yeah, I suppose so. Unfortunately, we have had a couple of nights near freezing.”

“Well, I guess there is nothing to track down here.”

“So what about this puma squirrel cross?”

“It is the funniest thing. I can’t separate the two scents. It’s like they are one.”

“Well, that is very odd. Normally you have no trouble.”

“I know. You don’t think dogs can get COVID do you?”

“I hear it has happened. But you don’t have to worry. Mom and Dad are protected, and they haven’t had it.”

“You have to wonder about that pesky squirrel, though. You don’t know where his paws have been.”

“I don’t think you have to worry. You would have to catch him to get anything.”

“I suppose you are right. So far, he has been able to get away.”

“Of course, there is another consideration for the mixed scents.”

“What’s that?”

“The squirrel is wearing a puma suit.”

“That can’t happen. Can it?”

“Naw. Just messin’ with you. Let’s play tag.”

 

 

123 comments

  1. He he he… poor Twiggy with here senses all in a mess!
    Cold temps, have you? We got our first snow yesterday and it’s bleeping cold now.

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    1. Oh no. Anything below 50 degrees has us in winter clothes. We cannot handle snow.

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      1. I totally understand you… You have been understandably weakened by the Texas weather πŸ˜‰

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      2. Yes indeed. I haven’t faced a strong winter in 30 years

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      3. And I don’t blame you for not wanting to ever again. I like it less and less…

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      4. I can say I do not miss it.

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      5. I can understand πŸ™‚ ❄❄⛄ – some virtual snow πŸ˜‰

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      6. Oh thank you. 😳

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      7. My pleasure. I went into Montreal (which is no little thing anymore) and drove back in the pretty snow that was falling. I don’t mind when it’s a gentle snow. It was rather romantic to walk in it, too! (even if I was alone)

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      8. Romance is where you find it. Thanks, Dale. Have a good evening.

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      9. That is very true. Have a good evening as well! Enjoy your VooDoo Ranger!

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      10. I will for sure. πŸ€—

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  2. It appears Twiggy has a case of NCSS – Nasal crossed scent syndrome. Must rough for a dog!

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    1. Good one GP 😁. She might also have TAAI. Too Active An Imagination.

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      1. Aw gee, dad. That gives her personality.

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  3. I’m chuckling at what I’m imagining a puma/squirrel hybrid to look like, as well as what a squirrel would look like in a puma suit. Lucy’s dry wit and Twiggy’s innocence never cease to make me smile.

    Sending the girls belly rubs. Thanks for a fun morning, John.

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    1. Thank you for letting us know you liked the post, Staci. The girls also thank you for the belly rubs.

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  4. Plenty of cold temps out this way now. I swear we had 100 degree temps mere weeks ago.

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  5. Maybe the squirrel ate the puma.

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    1. That is some squirrel

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  6. Our temps are in the 20s this morning – brrrr! And now I’m laughing about a squirrel in a puma suit. You never know.

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    1. Brrr is right. Can you see a little squirrel dragging around a puma suit?😁

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  7. Hmmm, a pumquirrel?

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    1. Good one, Liz. πŸ˜‚

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      1. You are welcome, Liz 😊

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    2. Or a Squirma!

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  8. OMG, the squirrel is wearing a puma suit? Hilarious. The girls have done it again!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle.

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  9. Thanks for the smiles, John. I always enjoy the girls’ imaginative conversations, and some of the comments bring smiles, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. The comments crack me up as well. Thanks, Tim.

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  10. Ah, those pesky squirrels. I always enjoy visiting Twiggy and Lucy!

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    1. Thanks, Joan. They like to see you as well. 😁

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  11. I hadn’t thought about covid and animals, but at least yours are protected. 😊

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    1. Yes they are, Gwen. Thanks.

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  12. Favorite line…you don’t know where those paws have been. Too funny. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Susannah. I liked that line too. (Was one of my mother’s explanations for not accepting random food items)

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      1. Your mother was a writer, even if she didn’t know it, passed on down to her baby boy John. πŸ™‚

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      2. She also said the same thing when I went for the cookie jar without washing my hands. 😁

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      3. And now, when you go to the cookie jar, do you wash your hands? Hmm???

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      4. We don’t have a cookie jar but if we did I would. 😊

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  13. That a way, Lucy …. tap into Twiggy’s gulability.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Torturous sister.

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  14. I’d love to see a puma/squirrel cross! That has my imagination going, lols πŸ˜‚ Hugs to you and the girls, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I would too. Hugs right back, Harmony.

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  15. Is it possible the puma has squirrel breath? Just a thought…

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    1. Wow. I wish I had thought of that. Puma eating Twiggy’s squirrel. That would be something. 😁

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  16. Never a dull moment with those two. They always bring a chuckle.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie.

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  17. I don’t know about the girls’ squirrels, but the ones up our way act like they’ve been binging on energy drinks. They don’t even know which way they are going. In any case, the girls are way too smart to fall victim to squirrels…or pumas…or squirrels in puma suits.

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    1. How about pumas in squirrel suits. Now there might be a confusing sight.

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  18. Cross a puma with a squirrel ? I don’t know what you would call it. And it would need to learn to stealth and stalk very quickly before it got distracted…

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    1. Ha ha ha. I wonder if it ever would not be distracted.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You do have to worry where those squirrel paws have been, I agree πŸ™‚

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  20. Lucy and Twiggy always have great dialogue. I can just imagine the squirrel puma combination, and I can see them chasing it.

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    1. That would be a sight for sure. Thanks, Michele

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  21. You never know about those squirrels. πŸ™‚ It would have to be a super small puma suit, though. Great dialogue, John!

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    1. Or the visual of a squirrel running in a big floppy suit is priceless. Thanks, Jan

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  22. I’m left with a picture of a squirrel in a puma jogging suit running across the yard. hahahahah

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    1. Great picture. 😊

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  23. The girls are curious about everything and let their imagination drift anywhere. A squirrel/puma might be possible. Good dialogue as usual.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo. 😁

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  24. ROFL!!! The squirrel is wearing a Puma suit!!! Loved it. Hope you’re staying warm!!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. In the mid fifties in the day. Not too bad.

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      1. It’s in the high 40’s here today so not to bad but, 50’s would be nicer. πŸ˜€

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      2. We start wearing winter coats when it hits 50.

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  25. A dog with an imagination – of course! Runs in the family!! πŸ™‚

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    1. 😁 Thanks, Pamela

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I think you’ve got a potential Nation Enquirer article here. Now all you have to do is get a picture of a crazy-looking animal and say that its parents were a puma and a squirrel. 😊

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    1. I’ll keep my eye out. Thanks, Pete

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  27. “Doubts leading to maturity” – a special freezing summit at the Twiggy Resort!πŸ˜‚ I wish you good heating, dear John! And good hot drinks! 🍻🍀🍀🍀

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    1. Yes we have to talk about global warming or in Twiggy and Lucy’s case resort freezing. Thanks you Dear Maria. 🍜

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      1. 😱😱😱 They cannot imagine what’s going on in the Antarctica, dear John! Let it be! The resort freezing is more urgent than melting of the iciest continent.
        It is yet warm in Paris. It saves us a lot! No much heating is needed yet. But the chicken is still blue…πŸ˜•πŸ™ƒ

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      2. Glad you are still warm. Sorry the chicken is still blue. 😁

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  28. Another enjoyable conversation, John!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara

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  29. LOL, squirrel is wearing a puma suit. Another great visit with the girls, John.
    We’ve been having January weather this week. Down to 22 one night, but the days are nice. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Brrrr. Stay warm, Teagan.

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  30. You have to watch out for those pesky squirrels, they’re sneaky!

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    1. They are for sure. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  31. A squirrel in a puma suit is the last thing Twiggy needs to see.

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    1. Or even think about. 😳

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  32. Lucy, Twiggy – be careful!!!!
    It’s a Puma in a squirrel suit!

    Pretty tricky, eh?

    Do you guys have snow suits for when it snows?
    Does it snow there?
    It’s snowing here.

    OX OX OX πŸ’‹

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    1. We had a quarter of an inch is all. No snowsuits Stay warm. OXOXOX πŸ€—

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      1. Will do! Thermostat is at 69. Perfect.
        We are getting edges of that insane snow event in NY around Buffalo. Over 6′ in some areas, so far!
        -8C here right now, squalls coming around 2:30 – uch 12 ” of snow.
        Looks like I’ll be able to get out for a decent walk Wed. or Thursday. The snow should be melted. +4C… with a parka & accoutrements it could be fab! Otherwise a team of oxen w/sled could work!
        πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ›·

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      2. πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ›· I hope you have enough wine for the duration

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      3. Me too! πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ›·

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      4. Here is a cleaned up batch. πŸ›’

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      5. Totally petrol free? The oil ruins the bouquet

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      6. All oil free. 😁

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      7. Okay,I trust you!
        It’s pie day today…3 strawberry and 1 veggie.
        I’ll be by when the dough is chilling. Right now I’ve got to cut in the shortening.

        I just was at Charlotte’s blog! I’m so excited for her! Did I tell you the Art Gown I’m working currently working on is for her? It’s my first Art Gown be made for someone in specific. I’m about 20-25% in. Hoping to be finished in Feb. OX OX OX

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      8. Yes you did tell me about her gown. Best wishes on that. OX OX OX

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      9. So excited! OX OX OX

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      10. You should be. OXOXOX OX

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      11. Yeah! OX ox OX ox
        The female oxen had babies!

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      12. Goodness. I didn’t know she was expecting. πŸ‚ ox πŸ‚ ox

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      13. Hmm, I don’t know how one would tell with a female ox. They are already massive. πŸ‚ ox πŸ‚ ox ox Looks like this one had twins!

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      14. Yes that explains the three in your last comment. πŸ‚ ox πŸ‚ ox ox

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      15. Ahh, huh! Triplets! πŸ‚ ox πŸ‚ ox ox

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      16. Ah triplets πŸ‚ ox ox ox

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  33. Oh, John, your imagination is awesome! A puma squirrel cross, covid, dogs, and the paws! Love it! πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I appreciate you telling me you liked the post. 😊

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  34. I’m catching up, John. Thursdays get crazy and e-mails get buried. Twiggy needs to spend a few days in our yard. She could sort out all the squirrels after that.

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    1. Yes she would like that for sure.

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  35. The squirrel is wearing a puma suit… that’s really funny, Lucy.

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    1. Thanks, Miss Jennie. Arf.

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  36. Haha, a great post, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😊

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  37. While the world is still trying to get used to the Tigons and Ligers it has created…

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    1. Oh, my. 😁

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