Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Observe Tree Trimming

“What do you suppose is going on over there?”

“Sounds like a ruckus, Little One. I’ll go look.”

“What is it, Lucy?”

“Hey, this is a limb that fell. Twiggy, come see.”

“It’s a limb, for sure. Do you think we have beavers around here?”

“Beavers? You have to be kidding me. I don’t think so.”

“What else could take a limb off a tree?”

“I’m not sure how it got here, but I’m sure it’s not beavers. If I were to guess, I’d say dad is trimming the hedge.”

“Oh, come on. My beaver story is much better than that.”

“Well, I think your story is not based on facts.”

“Sounds a lot like fiction to me. Anyway, a lone branch in the yard is a mystery.”

“I will admit it doesn’t seem to be logical just laying there.”

“We need to get to the bottom of this.”

“I don’t know. I’m putting my money on dad the cutter.”

 

“Gives me an idea. Maybe this is good to chew.”

“It certainly is not for chewing. Ech, stop that.”

“I don’t think it tastes so bad. It’s not a bacon-flavored Benebone, but it’s okay. You should try it.”

“Not on your life. Those sticks taste terrible. Especially if they are green.”

“A couple more chews, and I’ll be ready for another branch.”

“Ew. I think I’m going to leave you to it then.”

“Find dad. See if he’s going to cut more.”

 

 

124 comments

    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael. 😊

      Like

  1. Both are great in guarding the yard. πŸ˜‰ Keeping them busy means the parcels will be delivered faster? Thanks for sharing news about the most beloved Texanians. πŸ™‚ Enjoy a nice week! I hope the weather conditions on your side are acceptable. xx Michael

    Liked by 3 people

    1. We have lovely weather now, Michael. Thank you. 😁

      Like

  2. Surprised they aren’t blaming a squirrel. Seems like a squirrel move.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Twiggy and the squirrel went round and round yesterday. For whatever reason the squirrel insisted on coming into the yard. Score: squirrel 1 Twiggy 0.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. It wanted to play. Those varmints are crazy.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Death wish for sure.

        Like

  3. Looks like spring has arrived. I think you need to feed your dogs a treat as they have resorted to chewing fallen branches. LOL!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Not a good idea either. Twiggy puts everything in her mouth. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. As do my two bandits. I’m sure the neighbours think we don’t feed them.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ha ha ha. I’m sure they know how well you care for them too. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

  4. I think I like Twiggy’s story about the beavers. Should we take up a chew toy collection?

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Where she came up with beavers is anyone’s guess. She has a mountain of chew toys but has to wait a week because of her dental procedure.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Youngsters, two- or four-legged, have great imaginations and tend to put everything in their mouths. πŸ˜„ Loved your story, John.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you, Gwen. It is true about putting things in their mouths. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I didn’t realize beavers climbed trees. Thanks, Twiggy!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Facetiousness looks good on you, Frank. 😁

      Like

  7. An adventure (and apparently a snack) in every situation for these two, eh. πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. For Twiggy the world is one big chew toy. Thank you , Lori. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Yup. Mine would chew them up, too. Who’s the beaver now?

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Not sure who’s the beaver. Twiggy pulled that out of the air. Too many episodes of Animal Planet I think.

      Liked by 2 people

  9. Twiggy’s always the one to be branching out in search of new adventures!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. I love that, Linda. 🀣

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Every body’s taste is different, eh? 😝

    Liked by 3 people

    1. And some only have it in their mouths. Good one, GP. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Great answer, John!!

        Liked by 2 people

      2. 😁 Thanks, GP.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. I don’t know. A beaver could be the culprit. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. We will have to explore that some other day. Thanks, Joan. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  12. I’m with the β€œEw. I’ll leave you to it” brigade, lols πŸ˜‚. I hope the yard work goes smoothly and that you and the girls don’t bite off my than you can chew! Have a great day, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Harmony. We got it all done with no complications. Have a super day too.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. They started off as Sherlock and Watson before Twiggy decided gnosh!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. That investigation ended quickly didn’t it? Thanks, Mae. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Sounds like a typical sibling conversation. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Pretty much. Thank you, Maggie.😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Always a pleasure to read about these two!

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Some sticks just taste better than others. Hope you’re not in a ladder, John. By the way, did you switch to Jetpack from WordPress? And then deleted WP? I switched but haven’t deleted WP. Unsure what quite to do.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I have not done anything. I have to read more before I do. I wish those WP geeks would just leave things alone.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I switched but have not deleted WP. Jetpack is mirroring WP, thus far. I may try to contact WP for some clarification.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Please let me know what you find out .

        Liked by 1 person

  16. I agree with Twiggy – the beaver story is more exciting and tree trimming. Maybe the beaver could join in with the puma and water buffalo.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I could see the beaver being the puma’s alter ego. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  17. I always enjoy their yard adventures. Sending them belly rubs. Thanks for the morning smiles, John.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for the belly rubs, Miss Staci. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  18. A beaver to add to the pumas and water buffaloes? What a great imagination Twiggy has. But if she had a dental procedure, chewing that limb is not good. Once again she ignores Lucy’s wisdom! Belly and ear rubs to both of them!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Miss Noelle. Listening to Lucy takes a lot of attention which Twiggy doesn’t have. 😁

      Like

  19. Trust Twiggy to blame it on a beaver!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have no idea where she got that either. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Those two have the best adventures.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. They do. Thanks, Michelle.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. It sure looks like spring has sprung in Texas! I think Twiggy will eventually grow out of wanting to chew everything. Speaking of beavers! Thanks for sharing, John. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sine she is an adult you would think she would give up “tasting” things. Thanks, Tim.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. These two are having a ton of fun.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. They are having fun for sure, Damyanti. Thanks for the visit and comment. 😁

      Like

  23. I like Twiggy’s version, John. Beavers make a better story. Two of our dogs loved to eat sticks. I don’t know what the attraction was, it’s not like we didn’t buy them a gazillion chew toys. Looks like spring has settled in nicely for you.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I think (knock wood) that spring is here.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Branches down do make good chew toys πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. They seem to for Twiggy.

      Like

  25. I’m just happy to hear Twiggy chews on sticks, too! Monkey seems happiest when he’s prancing around with a stick in his mouth, the bigger the better. Why they seem to think they’re edible is beyond me.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Twiggy especially likes the dry thin ones. She loves to break them into small pieces.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Monkey likes all of them, but he seems especially proud when he finds a HUGE one to drag around — which is oh-so-challenging when I’m walking him on his leash!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ha ha ha. I can just see that. I’ll bet “put that down, Monkey,” goes in one ear and out the other. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      3. It’s hard trying to avoid scratches on my legs, too, particularly when he keeps turning his head with a stick in his mouth.

        Liked by 1 person

  26. Nothing wrong with letting their imaginations go. I think Twiggy has it figured out. But ew… Her nicely cleaned teeth!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Well we had to look the other way for a minute.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. I imagine you did πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

      2. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  27. They know their yard, and it was inevitable this find would put them on high alert for potential intruders…beavers included.πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes. Anything unusual sets them off.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. I’m with Lucy … that branch doesn’t look all that appetizing! Good to see the pups!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Now if it were apple wood, maybe. Thanks, Jill.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Well yeah, that goes without saying! πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 2 people

  29. I think Twiggy is a fiction writer, like her dad. There’s nothing like a good beaver story, after all. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I think she was on a random critter binge. I’m not sure we ever discussed beavers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. She’s the sweetest, especially with her noble sidekick.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. The UPS driver would not agree on sweetest, but I do. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      3. They’re just protecting the house. On duty one of their jobs.

        Liked by 2 people

      4. Well they certainly do a good job. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Like Pinkerton Guards, with tails. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      6. And barks that shatter glass.

        Liked by 1 person

      7. That will dissuade an intruder alright, and to look for a house with cats. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      8. I think that is their plan.😊

        Liked by 1 person

  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I like the beaver angle. At least it’s not pumas this time.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Good point, Pete.

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Nothing gets by those two. A beaver might be fun to chase for a minute. At least it wasn’t a puma! πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. It might be fun after all.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. I think Twiggy is watching too many nature programs. What will she find next? Piranhas in her water bowl? Pterodactyls in the sky? Inquiring minds need to know.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes, I think I will have to cut down on her Animal Planet time.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Twiggy knows her animals – only a beaver would have left that limb behind. But I think dad left it behind just for the girls. Happy trimming, John.!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Jo. Yes it was the first one and I did grab a camera and left the limb.

      Like

  34. Oh a mystery but I’m betting it’s “dad” at work! I love these little dialogues, John. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Barbara.

      Liked by 1 person

  35. Twiggy is searching for new ecological approaches…a wonderful spring doge quest for the Twiggy Resort. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I hope she enjoyed the limb, dear John. 🍀🍀🍀🍻

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes, it is wonderful. She is now looking for new animals for the resort zoo. She did love the limb. Thanks, Maria.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Maybe Twiggy was watching one of those YouTube videos detailing how chewing on tree limbs can help prevent tooth decay.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. There is a good answer to her behavior. 🀣

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I love her.

        Liked by 2 people

  37. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Bacon flavoured…love it Much love to you and your girls, John. Xx πŸ’“

    Liked by 2 people

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

      Liked by 1 person

  38. A most intriguing mystery. Love this!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 😁 Thanks, Jan.

      Like

  39. Bacon flavored sounds pretty good, John. πŸ™‚ And isn’t everything a chew toy?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Of course it is. Thanks, Lauren.

      Liked by 1 person

  40. “Girls just wanna have fu-un”, right Twiggy?

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Hi John, it’s great to see the girls having fun. I hope the green branch didn’t make Twiggy sick.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. No she is fine. I took it away after the photo was completed.

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  42. I think their primal urges are taking over. In India, certain tree twigs are chewed on for keeping teeth clean and healthy. The most popular is ‘neem’ which I think is margosa. Its cheaper, healthier and eco-friendlier.
    Take a hint, dad!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Good idea, Ankur. The entire margosa tree can be used for medicinal purposes.

      Liked by 1 person

Put your favorite fiction or non-fiction in writing. I would love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: