Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside in the Warm Weather

“Can you believe it is over 80 degrees (26.6 C) out here?”

“Yesterday, it seemed like it was freezing.”

“Yeah, so come on, let’s round up something to chase.”

“Something to chase? You feel up to that?”

Yes indeed. Hey, look. Is that giraffe over there?”

“If so, the water buffalo and puma will make short work of it.”

“The buffalo lowers its head and gets ready to charge.”

“The puma sniffs the air to make certain it’s safe.”

“Step by step, slowly, the water buffalo stalks its prey.”

“The puma remains in reserve in case that pack of pesky hyenas is around.

“Hey, puma. Enough reserve already. It’s time to strike.”

“The puma thinks it might be time to strike the bossy buffalo.”

“The buffalo is ready for such treachery.”

“The puma plans on a flanking maneuver.”

“Well, that does it. The giraffe just took off.”

“I didn’t realize they could move that fast.”

“What’s with the puma turning on the buffalo?”

“The giraffe was so far away that the puma figured a closer target was easier.”

“So much for teamwork and loyalty.”

“You do remember pumas are cats, right?”

“Good point.”

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  1. What a fun imaginary adventure! Oh, the difference of 5,000 feet — it’s below freezing in my part of the world. But if Lucy and Twiggy visited, they’d love to chase the pronghorn. Hope you and the girls have a fantastic day. 😊

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    1. I’m sure they would like that. Stay warm. 😁

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  2. I’m surprised Twiggy’s nervous hedging cost her. Old age must be creeping in.

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    1. Well she is five now. Age could be a factor.

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  3. Looks like a nice day there. They should enjoy it while they can.

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    1. Yes, going into the 50’s tomorrow.

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  4. So much for the puma/buffalo alliance.

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    1. Was iffy to begin with for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. The 3 Stooges out of our past, eh John? ” Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch…”

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    1. You got it. I don’t think anyone else will. “Slowly I turn.” Thanks, GP.

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      1. Biafra Falls πŸ˜€

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      2. πŸ‘πŸ˜

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  6. Looks like perfect weather for a safari. Enjoy the warmth girls!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. They sure are liking the return of 80 degree temps.

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  7. Smack talk on the cats! Those two are always on a wild adventure. Glad you have some warm weather for a change.

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Maggie.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  8. …β€œThe buffalo lowers its head and gets ready to charge.”

    β€œThe puma sniffs the air to make certain it’s safe.” I love this, it’s National Geographics meets Disney with a touch of Hemingway tossed in.

    I love the conversations that one can easily hear.

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    1. Thank yo, Susannah. So glad you enjoy these two.

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      1. Always. There like Stan and Ollie, with tails.

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      2. 😁 Good comparison.

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      3. Silliness a its best. Can’t beat it.

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  9. They have a regular menagerie out there, don’t they? πŸ™‚ I much prefer the 80-degree weather. Don’t blame those girls for making the most of it.

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  10. Wow, Twiggy’s a little sassy today. I hope the girls enjoyed the warm weather. Sending them ear scratches.

    Thanks for the smiles, John.

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    1. Thanks for the ear scratches, Miss Staci. Sometimes sassy gets the job done. 😁

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  11. It is a good thing that Twiggy does not get her paws on an ACME catalog.

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    1. So true. We have it locked up.

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  12. That’s a wild temperature swing! It’s always good to remember the traits of cats! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Deborah.

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  13. Biafra Falls ???
    Auto correct got me again
    Niagra Falls would be the answer Pat πŸ˜€

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    1. Ding ding ding. I believe we have a winner.

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  14. Good thing these girls have a good food source so they don’t have to hunt giraffes!

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    1. That is true, Lynn. 😁

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  15. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Much love to you and your girls, John. Xx πŸ’“

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    1. And love back to you, Jane. ❀️

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  16. I’m so pleased the girls are enjoying some warmth and sun. Crazy weather patterns for sure! Have a great day, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. You as well.

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  17. I love to see that Lucy has the energy to play. I love the talk between the two. Too funny and got more than one chuckle out of me.

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    1. I’m glad you got some chuckles, Dale. Lucy does get out each day. No big gallops but she does love it. Thanks.

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      1. No gallops needed to enjoy the sunshine!πŸ€—

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  18. Lucy and Twiggy are so worldly. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes they are. They have their undergrad degrees in Psychology with minors in Art History. 😁 Thanks, L.K.

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  19. It was nice having the 80-degree days, and now today it’s chilly again. Glad to see Lucy hanging in!

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    1. We are getting chilly tomorrow. 🫣

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    The fun of what’s in those shadows! Eighty degrees sounds pretty good right now with it being 21 here:) Enjoy the good weather.

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    1. 21 is not fun. Stay warm, Denise.

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  21. I wonder if Lucy and Twiggy would like some company on their safari- it’s darn cold in Canada right now!

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    1. I’m sure they would love to have you along, Jacquie.

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  22. Bond’s also enjoying the warm weather out on the screened porch. We’re close to 80 today. But no giraffes yet.

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    1. They’ll come along shortly. Thanks, Teri.

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  23. Such a pretty day for the girls to be outside enjoying their puma/water buffalo game! Lucy doesn’t look sick at all, and that’s a good thing. I’m sure she has good and not-so-good days, but I hope the good ones predominate.

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    1. So far she is doing well. She is losing strength in her hind legs so we have put runners down in the house to prevent her from slipping on the tile. Once she slips she has a tough time getting up. In the yard she is fine.

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      1. Thanks for the update, John. Give her a hug for me (only if she’s the hugging kind — some dogs aren’t!)

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  24. Oh, these doggy chats! Only Mr. Eel & the company can comprehend them. 😏😐😊🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. So true, Maria. It is our secret. 😊

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      1. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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  25. It’s good to see the girls enjoying some nice weather. The ice storm we had here has caused a lot of people to lose power. We’re good, but I think I’ll be loaning my generator to my son. Have a good one, John. πŸ™‚

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  26. I had someone on a podcast I listen to allude to it being 80+F in Dallas. I figured the girls would be warming up to that development. It’s almost 70F here right now, but tomorrow night it’s supposed to be 25. It’s a brave new world, John.🌬

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    1. We are supposed to have a cold front move through tonight so it will be in the 50s. πŸ₯Ά

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      1. Throw another log on the fire.🀣

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  27. It’s always a fun time when water buffalo and puma make an appearance! I got a big kick out of the cat bit at the end. Heh, heh . . .

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    1. Glad you liked it.

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      1. Well, you know I have a big soft spot for Lucy and Twiggy. πŸ™‚

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      2. I do know that and they have a soft spot for you.

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  28. Quite a temperature swing, John. It’s good to see the girls playing.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks Dan

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  29. Love these two and their shenanigans! Can’t believe you’ve got over 80 degrees–we’re still definitely in winter here.

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    1. We are going into the 50s and 60s starting tomorrow. I know it doesn’t seem cold but for us it is.

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Glad to see the dogs still enjoying each other’s company. We woke up to six inches of snow on the ground today. The most I’ve ever seen here since we moved here 50 years ago. Talk about wacky weather!

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    1. Wow that is amazing. Wacky weather indeed.

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  31. It was 72 here yesterday and this weekend temps are going down into the 30’s.

    Nope.

    PS- I’m not getting your posts in Reader! Here I was thinking you were taking a break. I’ll catch up later. My apologies Boss.

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    1. Gotta love WP. πŸ™„

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      1. If you say so. πŸ˜‰

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  32. We were 85 here yesterday. Everything is in bloom!
    I love Twiggy and Lucy’s menagerie of imaginary animals. Maybe you should add a dinosaur?

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    1. Who is going to clean up after it?

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      1. Some large coprophagic animal?

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      2. I wonder how you interview for that feature. “Excuse me but what do you think about poop for dinner?”

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      3. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  33. Water buffalos and pumas need to get out when the weather warms up. Too bad the giraffe got away.

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    1. I know right. I’m kinda glad. Don’t think there is room in the house for another animal.

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  34. LOL. Thanks for a fun visit with the girls, John. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks for coming by to see them. Hugs.

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  35. 80? Hmphf….

    Now wonder your girls’ game of Puma and Water Buffalo was miffed by a giraffe, it’s the heat. You’re having delusions.

    Girls, could you please tell dad that I’m crazy busy. torontolife.com is sending a photographer next Saturday, to take pics of me working on an Art Gown.
    I’ve had 2 interviews, and am stressed and fractured a tooth in my sleep.

    As you are girls, you will understand that having my first pic taken since pre covid and growing my grey hair out is scary.

    Give my OX en to dad!
    OX OX OX OX

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    1. How wonderful Miss Resa. We want to see all the photos and article. We get scared when cameras are around too. Don’t worry, your beauty will outshine the color of your hair. (and who cares anyway, Grey is an in color.) Sorry about your tooth. Maybe you need a bullet to bite at night. (oops bad rhyme) Dad says thanks for the OX. Here’s some from Lucy and me. 🐩X 🐩X 🐩X 🐩X We know the poodle doesn’t mean anything but there is a handsome one down the street.

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      1. 🐩 – p +s of πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      2. Man you’ve done it again. Brilliant.

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  36. Summer gathers pace surely and steadily. We in the tropics generally skip distractions like spring and head straight into summer. I believe water buffaloes get lazy in the summer. The puma may want to remember that.

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    1. Good advice, Ankur. I let the puma know.

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