Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy on the Couch

“You two going to go outside?”

“Gee, mom, that cold front brought some cooler temps.”

“What do you think, Lucy. Should we go out?”

“You kidding, Little One? The wind is blowing, and it’s cozy in here.”

“I just thought we could run around and stay warm.”

“Seems to me we can lay here and stay warm as well.”

“I suppose we could grab a toy and play keep away.”

“Or pretend that the toys have all taken the day off.”

“Heaven help me. So you are saying you want to lay on the couch.”

“I must say, Little One, you have become a mind reader.”

“A mind reader? I don’t think so. I just want to play.”

“I have an idea. We can play silent and deep.”

“You two still here? Time to go outside.”

“Lucy wants to play silent and deep, whatever that is.

“Stay silent and sleep deep.”

“Alright, up and out, you two.”

“Hey, Lucy. That silent and deep thing got us tossed out. Is that a squirrel over there?”

“I underestimated mom’s desire for us to play outside. That’s no squirrel. It’s a robin. They are making their migration to the north.”

“See, it is good to be outside.”

“I suppose. A nap would have been nice too. Let’s play tag. I’ll be it.”

 

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  1. Beginning to think like their human friends. Scary!

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    1. Yes it is true. Work being a four letter word.

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  2. They blend in very nicely on the couch. Same in our house, Dot wants to sleep and Lia wants to play.

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    1. It becomes a test of wills at times. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  3. Silent and Deep is a game I’d like to play. I love Lucy’s parting shot. (She’ll be it.) Twiggy never gets it. Love those girls. Give them ear scratches from me.

    Thanks for the smiles, John.

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    1. They loved their scratches, Staci. Thank you. 😊

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  4. Love those faces!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jill. They do have expressions at times. 😊

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  5. In the end, Mom wins, Lucy a strong second.

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    1. Mom’s rule. Thanks, Frank.

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  6. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Much love to you and your girls, John. Here’s to their game of tag. Xx πŸ’•

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    1. Yes. Thanks, Jane. Love back to you. ❀️

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  7. I see Mom keeps the girls on schedule.
    How’s Lucy been feeling lately?

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    1. Yes mom lays down the law. Lucy is doing well. She has a great appetite and rests well. She is losing weight but that is part of the disease. She needs to be lifted to couch and bed but otherwise gets around well. Thanks for asking, GP.

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  8. A robin or a squirrel. Sometimes identification is rough after silent and deep.

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    1. So true. Three fingers does that too.

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  9. I don’t blame those girls. Staying inside on a cold day is ideal. I see Mom won out, however.

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    1. Yeah mom tends to finalize what’s best. A little chilly (compared to yesterday) here this morning. 😁

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      1. Same here. We had ceiling fans on yesterday. Not this morning! πŸ™‚

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  10. At one point, Twiggy looka like she’s actually rolling her eyes. I’m with Lucy today. Playing, whether inside or out, looks too much like work.

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    1. It does, Liz. Thank you. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  11. They tried so hard to stay inside. Better luck next time.

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    1. I don’t think catchy phrases work on moms. Thanks, Charles.

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  12. This conversation reminds me of the conversations my children used to have. β€œLet’s pretend we are neighbors who never speak to each other.” Your girls are such good companions and it is such fun to follow their adventures. I hope the weather has warmed up some.

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    1. Today is in the 50’s. Yesterday we had a high of 80. Tonight we are in the high 30s

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      1. Yikes! That is some rollercoaster.

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  13. If this is current weather, it must be that the front they’re predicting for us in a few hours already has made it through Austin. We’re still at 70F with no wind. I believe I might get myself outdoors, and then follow the girls’ lead for some inside games. That first photo’s a classic — and I’m glad to see your comment to GP that Lucy’s doing well, all things considered.

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    1. Yes she is happy and that is all that matters. Thanks, Linda.

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  14. I get it – some days I don’t want to leave the couch either, lol.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I know right/ Thanks, Teri

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  15. It’s nice to see the girls, John. Thanks for sharing with us. I think just about everyone has lay on the couch days.

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    1. I think so too, Tim. Thanks. 😁

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  16. I have days like that myself.

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    1. Me too. 😊

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  17. Mom just wants them to have a bit of fresh air before they come back and do the couch thing…

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    1. Exactly what happened. 😁

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      1. Must be the mom in me πŸ˜‰

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  18. I totally understand wanting to stay in when it’s cold. Our temps have risen to 21 degrees — not good walking temps for folks like me. Hope you get plenty of warm sunshine today!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  19. I am with Lucy on staying in today as I debate going for my walk as the cold front came in this morning. If the girls can get out and off that couch, so can I! Good to see Lucy getting out.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. It is good for Lucy to get out. 😁

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  20. Oh, Twiggy’s countenance! It is impressive, dear John. Their soft stories made me remember a joke I have heard recently:
    – What is your favourite soft toy? – My sofa. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Sofa vs outside – a cruel reality of our comfort living!
    Thank you, dear John! 🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Good joke, Maria. 😁 We run a cruel ship here. 🀣

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  21. I’m with Lucy Silent and Deep on cold windy day sounds better. πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes, it does for sure, Deborah.

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  22. I always love the exchanges between these two. And I can’t help thinking Lucy makes some great points: it’s hard going outside when it’s cold. Still, Twiggy’s point makes sense, too — exercise and fresh air are most healthy. I’m glad they can compromise!

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    1. Of course, for these two they think 50s is cold. 😁

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  23. Can’t blame them on a day like this. It got cold here too.
    I know every day is precious, John. Thanks for letting us visit with the girls again. Hugs.

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    1. The days are good at this point, Teagan. Thanks. 😁

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  24. On a cold day I’d want to be snug inside, too. After a bit of outside play time and tag, at least the girls know they have a nice warm sofa waiting for them!

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    1. So true, Mae. A warm sofa is a great incentive. Thanks. 😁

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  25. hahaha I’m all for staying in as the cold front comes in. On the other hand, a walk would be nice. Squirrel! hahahah

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post LK. 😁

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  26. Sometimes…a comfy spot on the sofa > taking a walk. I get that!

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    1. Takes courage to get off a couch. 😁

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  27. Aw, just when they were getting comfortable, or Lucy was! Sorry that squirrel turned out to be a robin, but as usual Lucy is a font of information. I hope they got some good play in – maybe a puma stopped by?

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    1. They did have a nice time. Thanks, Noelle.

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  28. They are so adorable when they’re sitting side-by-side. A great team.

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    1. Thank you, Pam.

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  29. favorite line…β€œOr pretend that the toys have all taken the day off.” Made me think of, was it an egg that they play with?

    I don’t blame Twiggy for wanting to stay on the couch, and just love Lucy’s alertness, just in case a new development takes place. I guess she was getting cabin, or in her case, couch fever.

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    1. Thank you, Susannah. I like the name couch fever.

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      1. Lucy looks pretty good to me. Love how Twiggy seems to be watching over her, from that couch.

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      2. Twiggy does check on Lucy through out the day. She was in the process when I caught her on camera. You are so right about watching over her. 😊

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      3. They’re pals, through thick and thin.

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      4. So true. 😁

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      5. And that’s how it was meant to be between pals. πŸ™‚

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      6. Yes it is. 😊

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  30. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Have to keep moving to keep warm πŸ™‚

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  31. Aw, such cute dogs and such a cute story. Somehow, though, in “real life” I think both doggos are in complete control of the house and the humans in it.

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    1. I think you have the situation well analyzed.

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  32. β€œSeems to me we can lay here and stay warm as well.”

    The wisdom of Lucy never fails.

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    1. Yes. Wisdom born of experience. Thanks, Dan

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  33. Lol. How sweet! They are a pair!

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    1. Thank you, Traci. They are indeed.

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  34. John, cute pics. Would it be safe to say that Lucy, Twiggy and you are mollycoddled?

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    1. Absolutely. 🀣

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  35. Very cute, John, and “silent and deep” sounds nice on a cold day. πŸ™‚

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    1. Doesn’t it? Thanks, Lauren. 😊

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  36. Silent and Deep. Well, it was a good try. Love those two!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  37. I can see the appeal of staying indoors when it’s cold.

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    1. It is so much more cozy on the couch. Thanks, Robbie.

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  38. Hello my little beauties!
    Today is a holiday up here. Is President’sDay a holiday where you are?
    Anyway, tell dad I started to turtle read his new book.
    Although today is a good day for a walk, so I guess I’ll read more later.
    Pets and hugs!
    πŸ‚πŸ’πŸ‚πŸ“–πŸ‚πŸ’πŸ‚πŸ“–

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    1. Dad will be so pleased about the book. Yes, President’s day is a holiday here too. Walking is the best. Especially if you have a horse.
      πŸ‚ πŸ‡πŸ‚ πŸ‡πŸ‚ πŸ‡πŸ‚ πŸ‡

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      1. Hmm, horse walking? Is that like dog walking?
        I’m sticking with legs, oxen and kisses!
        πŸ¦΅πŸ¦΅πŸ‚πŸ‚ πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      2. Well Okay then. πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ πŸ‚ πŸ’‹

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      3. Okay.. however, my legs are way prettier than the emoji legs! OX

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      4. I’m sure they are. OX OX OX OX❀️

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