Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Face the Cold (Again)

“Whoa, It’s chilly out here.”

“It is for sure, Little One. I wonder what happened.”

“Whattya mean ‘what happened?'”

“It was so warm yesterday.”

“Well, this is Texas, after all.” Where you going?”

“There’s some sun over there. I’m going to see if it’s warmer.”

“Any warmer?”

“Maybe a little, but it’s hard to say.”

Why don’t you get into the big sun?”

“Now that’s a good idea.”

“Why are you walking this way. The big sun is behind you.”

“I know, but I thought you and I could play over there.”

“You go ahead, and I’ll join you.”

“You are not just saying that.”

“No, here I come. Would rather be inside, though.”

“Come on, it is definitely warmer here.”

“Seems a little warmer but not up to my standards.”

“Let’s run around. Maybe that will help.”

“Uh, running this time of year is another challenge.”

“Maybe you would like to run back to the house.”

“Now you’re talking. Can you say bee-line?”

“Hey, Dad. What’s the temperature out here anyway.”

“My trusty watch says 39 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 3.8 degrees Celsius.”

“Okay, that’s it. Inside for me.”

“I’ll be right behind you. I didn’t realize it was that cold.”

“I think I can see my breath.”

“Oh, stop. It has to be much colder for that. Come on, Dad. We need in.”

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  1. I’m with the girls! Seek the sunlight! Stay warm, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Staying warm is a top priority.

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  2. That has to be rough in Texas. Time for dog sweaters.

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    1. Twiggy has been wearing hers on walk. Lucy hates hers and would rather shiver.

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  3. 38 degrees is too cold even in the sunshine. Hope it warms up soon for you. Our high yesterday was 78, which is just perfect for my aching bones.

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    1. We had 85 degrees on Tuesday. Thanks, Karen.

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  4. Time to break out the sweaters! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yes. Twiggy loves here. Lucy not so much. She would rather shiver.

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  5. How about a bubble over that area? After all, they are very deserving.

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    1. I have it on my to do list. Thanks, Frank.

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  6. Snowed here yesterday. Raining hard this morning and my pups did not want to go outside.

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    1. Ours do not like the rain either. Lucky for us we have an overhang so even in the rain they can still get ‘er done.

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  7. That’s cold for TX. It’s in the 20s here this morning. Bond usually likes to go on the screened porch after his breakfast, but he didn’t step one paw out the door, lol.

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    1. Smart kitty. 😁

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  8. Being in the sun helps with the cold sometimes, but not always. Looks like the girls have a solution. Go inside. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Tim

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  9. I’m with the pups, when it’s super cold, I stay inside. I hope it warms up for some pre-Christmas frolicking. 🌞

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    1. Later this weekend it is supposed to be in the 70s. Thanks, Gwen.

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  10. They are playing it close to the best. Thanks, Joan.

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  11. Thank you, Harmony. They wish you the best as do I. 😁

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  12. Thank you, Jan. Happy Thursday to you as well. 😁

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  13. Yes the flip flops are standing by. Thanks Pilgrim 😁

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      1. Yes indeed. High in the seventies for the weekend.

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  14. Ha ha ha. Good one GP.

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  15. Looking for the Big Sun seems perfectly reasonable, but making a run for indoors is even moreso. My favorite weather dude says real cold may show up in 7-10 days; we’ll see. In the meantime, keep those sweaters where you can find them.

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    1. We have them within reach. Thanks, Linda. We are looking at the seventies for the weekend

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  16. Let those girls in, John. We haven’t hit 39 yet. When that bell rings, I need to rake a few stragglers into the last leaf bag of the season.

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    1. Yes you don’t want the poor things to be caught in the snow. 😊

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      1. We leave some around for nest repairs.

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  17. They seem so outraged!

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    1. They are Southern dogs. Of course, they are outraged. They want highs in the low 80s and lows in the 70s. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. Ha ha! You’re welcome, John.

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  18. 39 is colder than here! We’ve only had nights below freezing a couple of times!
    I’ve wanted to ask you, since the dogs I presume go outside to take care of business, how do you keep your yard clean?

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    1. Thanks for asking,Noelle. The turf has an antibacterial layer deep in the tufts. Our dogs have a diet that means their duty is firm so there is no real mess. For the urine we rinse the turf as it occurs and also spray it once a month with a product that breaks the urine down so there is no smell. The yard also gets a twice a week wash with the sprinkling system. It is work but worth it.

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      1. Thanks for the interesting information! I figured the turf had something special about it and that you sprayed it down. I think Lucy and Twiggy are lucky dogs!

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      2. They do love it and it is flea free

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  19. Anonymous · · Reply

    love…β€œSeems a little warmer but not up to my standards.” It got cold in New York, too,, also not up to my standards, so we understand the girl’s complaints.

    The rate we’re all going, pretty soon ‘big sun’ will only be available on PRIME.

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😁 I love that. Comes with free shipping right?

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  20. What’s the usual saying again? – If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes. πŸ˜‰

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    1. That is so true, Pit.

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      1. But there’s also the other saying: “Texas has 4 seasons – winter, summer, summer, and … summer.”
        πŸ˜‰

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      2. Don’t forget summer.

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  21. That does seem chilly for TX! Stay warm!

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    1. We will try, Deborah

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I agree 39 is indoor weather πŸ™‚

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  23. The girls have the right idea…in they go! It’s actually 39 for our high today, but with the wind it feels more like 29…sun or no sun. And it was 85 for them on Tuesday? Yikes. Saturday it was 70 here, and tonight it’s supposed to be 25. At least we had a bit more time to get acclimated.

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    1. We get 40 degree drops on a regular basis.

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  24. Not up to Twiggy’s standards. Lol. That does seem cold, John, almost as cold as Oregon! I hope the sun warms you all up. πŸ™‚

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    1. We do too. Supposed to be in the seventies tomorrow

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      1. Well that’s nice! The girls will be complaining of the heat. πŸ˜€

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      2. Hummm. You know them then

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  25. That’s COLD!! (by Texas standards anyway!) Here, it was in the low 20s this morning (with a “feels-like” temperature in the teens). These poor short-coated pups need winter coats — Monkey seems to thrive on weather like this!

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    1. Twiggy wears hers but Lucy refuses. Monkey has the hair for the winter.

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      1. Indeed, but he still likes wearing a coat. Probably helps with his anxiety.

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  26. Beautiful sunny day like that is perfect… From inside.

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    1. From inside for sure

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  27. Warm blanket & the the sofa are the best places to be! Looking at surprised expressions of Lucy I wonder what they would do if they saw real snow, the Russian winter? I think they would be astonished, dear John! πŸ™‚ :-):-)

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    1. They did see snow last year and were not fond. Russian Winter??? Forget about it. They would die.

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      1. ☺☺☺ I wonder how the Russian dog enjoy the winter: they run, play to warm up. Tell them about their far relatives one day when they don’t behave properly. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes. I’ll show them pictures of a Russian Wolfhound.

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  28. I’m with girls on finding that sun and don’t blame them for wanting in. Still, they are a lucky pair of pups! Take care, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jo.

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  29. Lol those girls are more accurate than that groundhog… I would love some big sun.. not seen for a while… hugs

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    1. It would be great just to walk a little further and meet the big sun. Thanks, Sally.

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  30. Sun makes it all better. Sterling is just getting comfortable at 39 – and praying for snow.

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  31. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    It’s cold in our neck of the woods too. There aren’t many days when it dips below the freezing level for us, but it might get there tonight. We’re working the furnace overtime.

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    1. I feel your pain. Thanks, Pete.

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  32. That’s chilly, all right! Though not as bad as my hometown this week- -39 C with the windchill- brrrr

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    1. Brrr is right. Way to cold for us. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  33. I’m with the girls, John. Time to go inside. It’s been that cold here in the mornings when I walk Copper. Shiver time. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, indeed. I remember the Marin mornings.

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  34. Gotta love this TX weather…almost 80 one day and 30 the next.

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    1. Yes you do. Keeps us tough. 😁

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      1. I hope it works that way, John!

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  35. Twiggy, Lucy that is cold! It is 2C here, 34 in your weather.
    BUT it feels like -4C due to wind chill. Most dogs wear winter coats here. Some dogs wear boots.
    I am quite excited about Tuesday. It’s supposed to be cloudy, +6C (feels like +4C).
    That sounds like a day for a walk!
    Okay, stay cozy in the house, and watch out for pumas that are cold. They might try to sneak into the house!
    I leave this hand for your dad. This hand has no wrist, so he can’t put his watch on it!
    🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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    1. Thank you, Miss Resa. Twiggy loves her sweater but I hate mine. My dad has spent hours putting it on only to be forced to take it off again since I refuse to budge as long as the cursed thing is on my back. Dad says thanks for the hand and to play this one. 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈβ™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹

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      1. Lucy, I’m so sad your dad bought you a sweater with a curse on it!
        I can’t imagine wha got into him?

        Ah… the hand! I see your dad has added a Joker at the end. Tell him to take this!
        πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹

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      2. Ha ha ha Take this πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹

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      3. OH YEAH!!!!
        πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ’‹β€οΈβ™‰οΈ 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ β™‰οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹

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      4. Whew. I fold like a flimsy tent in a hurricaine.

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      5. LOL! Blew you away, dahling!
        OX OX OX

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      6. You did, dahling. Completely. OX OX OX OX

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      7. OX OX OX OX πŸ’‹

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      8. OX OX OX OX OX πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      9. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      10. Whoa. Right to the lips huh?πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      11. Yes, they were falling behind! I didn’t want them getting chapped! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      12. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸŒΉ

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      13. πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹

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      14. πŸͺ·πŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸͺ·

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      15. Ohhh,I adore water lilies! Thank you!
        This calls for a water treat for you! πŸƒ ❀️

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      16. Thank you. πŸƒ πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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  36. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Cosy thoughts and much love for you and your girls, John. Xx πŸ’•

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

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  37. Haha, I’d be right behind them, John.

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  38. 39 is cold for Texas. The girls did pretty well outdoors.

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    1. They had an okay time but when it was time. That’s it.

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