Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Conversation

“Look at this, Little One; it looks like Dad and his leaf sucker were at work.”

“I can’t believe how leaf free the turf is now.”

“Well, there are a couple still left.”

“But notice there are none stuck to your paws.”

“Very true. You know that is a real pain when it happens.”

“I wonder where Dad take all those leaves?”

“Humm. I was going to have a quick answer then discovered I really don’t know.”

“Is this another life mystery that we have to solve?”

“I hope not. There are so many other mysteries that seem a little more important.”

“Like what?”

Let me see. Ah here’s one. Where do squirrels sleep at night?”

“That is a good one. I never thought about that before.”

“How about this? Were do tuggy toys come from.”

“Mom always gives us tuggy toys.”

“Where does she get them”

“You are starting to make my brain hurt. Let’s change the subject.”

“Okay. How far am I from you right now?”

“You think dogs know anything about distance? How should I know?”

“You wanted me to change the subject.”

“I’m beginning to think we need some reference material. Maybe a Google account.”

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  1. Your property is immaculate, John! The girls are certainly living the good life.πŸ˜‰

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    1. I can only hope so, Jill. Thanks.

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  2. A pair of modern day philosophers. They’ll discover the secret of existence soon.

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    1. I think they would say the secret of existence is good food, new toys, warm bed, and not thinking too hard.😊

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  3. What a couple of cuties. Thye appreciate all the work you do to keep their yard nice and tidy!

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    1. They seem to like the lack of leaves for sure. Thanks, Darlene

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  4. Look at those two…pondering the β€˜big questions’ when they could be gamboling about enjoying their clean yardβ€¦πŸ˜‚

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    1. They do gambol too. Thanks, Lori. 😁

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  5. Well …. Lucy created that one by passing the discussion baton to Twiggy. Glad to know they like tuggy toys because I like to play tuggy.

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    1. Twiggy is the tuggy champ. She does the bulldog jaw lock and rear leg power back-up.

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  6. Man, that turf looks nice. I always enjoy seeing the girls and hearing their thoughts. Thanks for sharing, John. Have a good day. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tim. Have a super day as well.

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  7. Google can be such a buzz kill! Some mysteries should never be solved.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Especially by two fun loving dogs. Thanks for the chuckle, Pamela. 😁

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  8. Avoid the Internet. It’s a trap from which there is no escape.

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    1. Great advice. Also I don’t think Twiggy’s paws can work a keyboard. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. Better off exploring real life rather than get lost in the Google! And things are looking pristine! Happy Thursday, John and girls.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Happy Thursday to you as well.

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      1. Thank you!

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  10. Dogs are smarter than we know. I mean, look at these guys, they actually talk. Amazing animals. By the way, im teaching my dog to recognize head movement for β€˜take it’ or β€˜leave it’. She’s getting it.

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    1. Smart dog for sure. Thanks, Steve

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  11. Clearly, the girls are more technologically advanced than I am — or at least more experienced in yard-keeping. It took me a minute to realize that ‘leaf sucker’ was a thing, and quite different from a leaf-blower.

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    1. Yup. It picks them up and mulches them. Gotta blow them into piles though. 😁

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  12. You really had a lot of leaves to clean up, John. I also never really thought about where squirrels sleep, lol.

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    1. See, something new to contemplate, Teri. 😁

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  13. One of the deep questions of life … where DO those tuggy toys come from??? πŸ˜‚ Great cleanup there, John. Have a lovely day. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a lovely as well. πŸ€—

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  14. I do think the girls need to Google!

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    1. As long as they don’t get to Amazon they can do whatever. Thanks, Noelle.

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  15. The yard looks great, John! I’m sure these two puzzle over many of life’s mysteries. Perhaps a Google account would work, except they don’t have opposable thumbs. πŸ™‚

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    1. I think they would have to do the pencil in the teeth way to punch a keyboard. Not impossible but hard. 😁

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  16. Lucy seems very much in an investigative frame of mind today. Better get her that Google account.

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    1. Maybe so, Liz. 😁

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  17. Beautiful yard and great tour guides! Thanks for the morning smiles, John. 😊

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Gwen. Thank you. 😊

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  18. Your lawn looks like a putting green John.. immaculate and I think your girls are on the verge of answering the 64 million dollar question…β™₯

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    1. Ha ha ha. Then it’s right back to wanting dinner. Thanks, Sally.

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      1. At least you always know where you are with them John lol xx

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      2. Very true, Sally. 😁

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  19. Your garden is looking great, John. Lucy and Twiggy are getting very smart.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Robbie. They are too smart sometimes.

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  20. Favorite line β€œYou are starting to make my brain hurt. Let’s change the subject.,” a polIte way to say…SHUT UP ALEADY. Tact, as we know, is an art. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes these two are very tactful at times. Thanks, Susannah. 😁

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  21. The girls having access to the Internet sounds like it would be a lot of fun for them. But of course, any credit card information should remain hidden. I do have it on very good authority tuggy toys are readily available on the Internet.πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, we have seen a few there. Of course these guys have about twenty now.

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      1. Twenty…and counting…

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      2. Yes, and counting.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Some deep questions to ponder, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. These are deep questions for sure. Thanks, Denise.

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  23. John, if the girls Google tuggy toys, they’ll find Amazon, and watch out. Now where did all those boxes on my front porch come from? Oh, no! Those girls got into my computer! πŸ€£πŸŽΆπŸ™„ Christine

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    1. Yes I have to be careful for sure. Thanks, Christine. 😊

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  24. I hope Lucy and Twiggy get new tuggy toys for Christmas, John. πŸ™‚ Always lovely to overhear these two. Merry Christmas to you all.

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    1. Thank you, Diana.

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  25. The girls always make me smile.
    BTW – what do you do with all those leaves?

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    1. They get composted and then are picked up by the recycle guys.

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  26. You do have a beautiful yard, and two cute and intelligent dogs, and your imagination is amazing. I always enjoy your posts, John.

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    1. I’m so glad, Karen. Hugs.

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  27. They leafed on their own. Not. And Lucy is more than a puma pounce from Twiggy. The Solstice approaches. Will the girls notice the welcome change ? Only if there are new tuggy toys ?????

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    1. They will snooze through the Solstice no doubt.

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  28. I bet that leaf sucker would fail in our New England back yard! Just sayin’, but by November 15, we had millions of leaves searching for a new home. I could have sent some over for Twiggy and Lucy. Perhaps with some little socks so the leaves didn’t stick. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m just glad for the leaves we have. You are probably right about the New England leaves killing my sucker.At least the bag would have to be emptied too often

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      1. Haha. Like every 3 minutes. :-_

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  29. Just where do those leaves go? πŸ™‚ The yard looks great, John.

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    1. My machine sucks them up and mulches them. So now big leaves are small pieces of leaves. they go into recycling

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      1. That’s a good thing, John.

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  30. 😁😁😁 Youth will never get the oldies, dear John. Oh, what a life! I like Lucy’s expression when she looks at Twiggy. There is so much in her glance! Thank you! I wish you calm Christmas preparations if they might be…🀨!🍻🍀🍀🍀

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    1. I wish you calm preparations as well, Dear Maria. πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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      1. Thank you, dear John! πŸ™‚

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  31. It’s fine to go deep . . . but not so deep that you dirty your paws.

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    1. I agree. Thank, Marc.

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  32. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Everybody knows that the squirrels are sleeping with the pumas at night.

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    1. Thanks, Michael.

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  33. Sounds a little bit like a conversation between Plato and Socrates. πŸ˜‰ They should found the “Lakeway Philosophers Club”. πŸ™‚ Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Ha ha ha We could call Lucy the Oracle at Lakeway. Thanks, Michael

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      1. A great idea, and Lakeway has another offer for the next festive days. xx Michael

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  34. I think they need a live-time satellite view so they can monitor the locations of UPS, FedEx and Prime drivers, John. If those trucks aren’t carrying a tuggy toy, they aren’t welcome.

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    1. There you go. We would also have to have visibility into exactly what was on the truck as well. Maybe a hack into UPS, Amazon and the USPS would be in order. Gonna work on that. 😊

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      1. I have some experience. I used to work for Airborne Freight, in their IT shop. Maybe I could help.

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      2. Just need to hack the routing schedule and manifest files is all.

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  35. Your yard looks fabulous — even my little Monkey would have a hard time bringing in mud with a yard that clean!

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    1. We have eliminated the mud scene totally. Love it. Thanks, Debbie.

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  36. Lucy, Twiggy – tell dad to bring his leaf sucker here.
    My entire apartment needs vacuuming and all the stuff needs to go where dad’s leaves go.
    Does he have some kind of washer scrubber implement?
    I can’t possibly clean up here. I have a sore wrist from blogging.
    🧽❀️ 🦨❀️ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ
    OH NO! I lost the hand!

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    1. Poor baby. Here is a new hand. 🀚. I don’t have a scrubber. It just lifts the stuff and chops it up. Shoes, socks, everything would be mulched. Play this hand πŸƒπŸ‚πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ‚πŸ†β€οΈπŸ’‹

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      1. Household mulch! What a great idea.
        πŸ€šπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ‚πŸ†β€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ€š

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      2. Ha ha ha πŸ€£πŸ€šπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ‚πŸ†β€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ€šπŸŽ„

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      3. πŸ€šπŸ€šπŸ€šπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ‚πŸ†β€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ€šπŸ€šπŸ€š
        I must have won this hand!
        Now, how to market household mulch?

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      4. You did win. I would advertise it as a dust preventative. You pile mulch under chests and the bed and even if dust collects no one will be the wiser. You could even say it is made up of household items and is guaranteed to work. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ‘€

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  37. Ha! I can’t stop laughing about the “leaf sucker.” Hugs.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Teagan. 😁

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  38. Nice photo

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      1. Welcome πŸ€—

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  39. β€œHumm. I was going to have a quick answer then discovered I really don’t know.”
    Uncanny. They behave more and more like their humans. πŸ˜‰

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    1. They do for sure. Thanks, Ankur.

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  40. Twiggy, my head hurts, too. Sheesh!

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