Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Out and In

“Hey, Twiggy. Take a look at this ball.”

“Yeah, that came over the fence this morning.”

“I’m going to holler over the fence and see if they want it back.”

“Good luck with that. The ball came from the other side.”

“How do you know?”

“I saw it by the patio and carried it here. I’m going inside now. This ball has no character. Besides, we don’t know where it’s been.”

“You were right. There was no answer over there.”

“If you are insistent, you can go bellow over the other fence.”

“Yeah, I don’t think it will be necessary. You’re a little cheeky today. Everything okay?”

“Yes, everything is okay. I just wish spring would get here.”

“I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but spring came in two days ago.”

“When the temperature was in the 30s?”

That’s the strange thing, Little One. Spring is not a matter of temperature. It is a matter of the Earth’s relation to the sun.”

“I think we are about to go where no dog has gone before.”

“I thought you would find it interesting that Spring gets here no matter the temperature.”

“What I would find interesting is sunshine and 80-degree temperatures.”

“Well, Dear Heart, you must wait for thatย  like the rest of the world.”

“Is the rest of the world as impatient as me?”

“Maybe even more so.”

“Could we all get together and protest?”

“Sounds like the definition of futile to me.”

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  1. I am all for futile protest if it brings in less wind and more Sun ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—

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    1. I agree. (another in spam. Hopefully I have corrected them all)

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  2. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Full of hope. Xx Much love to you and your girls, John. Xx ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Love back to you Jane. โค๏ธ

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  3. Lucy is wise and a philosopher. At least Twiggy knows she’s impatient! … and that’s a step in the right direction.

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    1. She is aware of her short comings but is happy with them.

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  4. Always wondered if spring really starts later. Iโ€™ve read that the Earthโ€™s rotation or something changes every year, which slightly alters our calendar. Not enough for us to change it every year, but I assume it adds up eventually.

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    1. In 2525 spring will come in August. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. And winter will cover September through July.

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      2. Sounds perfect.

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  5. A little futility can be amusing at times… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Annette. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. โ€œThis ball has no character.โ€ Cracked me up.

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    1. Too soft. Totally rejected. Thanks, Craig.

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  7. If Twiggy carried that ball around, it must be a little deflated — like everyone waiting for the coming spring.

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    1. Excellent observation. The ball would not hold up to these two and spring keeps taunting us. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. I can relate to Twiggy. Waiting for warmer isn’t easy!

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    1. So true. Thanks, Jill.

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  9. Lucy knows how the world works and really puts it into perspective, eh?

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    1. She seems to have an understanding. I think her studies in astrophysics helped. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. She’s smarter than the average bear, Yogi!!

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  10. In addition to the line Craig noted, this line cracked me up: โ€œI think we are about to go where no dog has gone before.โ€

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    1. I agree. I liked it too. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. As protests go, this would be one of the more worthwhile efforts I’ve heard yet.

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    1. We could couple it with a “Vote for Pedro” campaign.

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      1. I think we do just that, and then off to the bar.

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  12. โ€œI think we are about to go where no dog has gone before.โ€ Best quote of the day!

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  13. It seems they are not interested in playing games. The girls are comfortable with themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes, John! xx Michael

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    1. I think they are too, Michael. Thank you for the observation. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. I really thought the puma was going to be blamed for the ball. Twiggy’s got such an imagination. I hope spring comes for the girls (and all of us) soon. Sending them ear scratches. Thanks for the smiles today, John.

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    1. Thank you for the ear scratches, Miss Staci.

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  15. With all this weird weather, I’m surprised no one’s protested Mother Nature yet, lol.

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    1. Might be worth a try.

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  16. LOL…the ladies sure know what they like. Hilarious dialogue, John. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you, Gwen ๐Ÿ˜

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  17. Love Lucy’s wisdom – and Twiggy’s answer “We’re about to go where no dog has gone before!” They’re having their usual fun together.

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    1. Yes the are. They do enjoy each other’s company.

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  18. It might be futile, but I’m willing to give that joint protest a try. I’m ready for sunshine and 80-degree temperatures, too (it’s 48 and pouring as I type this).

    And that colorful ball made me think of a planet, especially with “where no dog has gone before!”

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    1. A planet is a good idea. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Mae. ๐Ÿ˜

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  19. โ€œI think we are about to go where no dog has gone before.โ€ I had to laugh at this line. But I’m with Twiggy. Cold weather during spring is not pleasant, nor is it wanted!

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    1. There ought to be a law. Thanks, Joan.

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  20. Even here in South Africa, spring is fickle.

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    1. I think it is a universal fickleness. Thanks, Robbie.

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  21. A good observation of the reality of the seasons. The first day of Spring often just means that warmer weather is coming.

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    1. Someday. Thanks, Tim.

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  22. I can’t complain about the weather, I don’t mind the cold. I do prefer not to wear a coat, so being warmer is preferred. Those two do discuss some interesting topics.

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    1. Thank you, Michele. They do get into some deep subject sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜

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  23. So many fantastic one-liners today, John. You and the girls excelled! Lols ๐Ÿ˜‚ Itโ€™s torrential downpours here today but the gales seem to have blown out for now โ€ฆ Spring feels more like Autumn right now. Have a great day and give the girls ear scratches from me. Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the ear scratches, Miss Harmony. We hope you stay dry. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  24. While it might be futile, wouldn’t it be grand to all get together for such a good cause? Lucy is ever so wise and Twiggy is impatiently adorable. They know who they are ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I think they do, Dale. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  25. Re ball…we don’t know where it’s been. That made me chuckle.

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    1. Glad you got one. ๐Ÿ˜ Always good to chuckle.

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      1. We troll for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. With a quiet motor

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      3. Yes…that’s funny.

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  26. It’s always great to see the girls. I have to wonder who is missing a colorful ball. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It is a mystery too. Must have been grandkids playing but no one has come forward and I’m not going to go knocking on doors to find the owner. ๐Ÿ˜

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  27. The ball must have a bad agent. I thought it was going to be a bigger part of the storyline here. That being said, if it had no character it wasn’t likely to be a main character was it? Here’s hoping the girls get their warmer Spring soon!

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    1. I thought the ball would be a bigger part of the story too. Twiggy and Lucy pretty much said “the heck with that.” Thanks, Bruce.

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  28. Lucy is such a GOOD big sister! She’s wise about things and patient with a little one who’s got about as much patience as most little ones. Did you have to go outside and toss that ball back over the fence?

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  29. “…Besides, we donโ€™t know where itโ€™s been.โ€ I laughed at that, John. Mainly because I’ve never had a dog that seemed to care. They would turn their nose up at their water bowl after slobbering into it, but drink out of a puddle.

    Good lesson for Twiggy, though. No sense complaining about the temperature. 80 degrees will get here soon enough.

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    1. I think she forgets the 100+ in the summer.

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  30. What a mysterious ball has penetrated to the patio of the Twiggy Resort! For some moments it made Twiggy ponder upon global warming. Thank you for the report, dear John! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿป

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    1. The mystery is not solved either. It could have dropped from heaven. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. At the epoch of global warming it’s very probable, dear John! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™ƒ

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      2. I thought about the ball. Might it be a doggy skype?

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      3. Good thought, Maria. I will say hello near it and see if it barks back.

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      4. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘

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      5. ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ‚

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  31. LOL! ” Going where no dog has gone before.” LOL! Great line, John!!
    Twiggy is a deep thinker. I’ll be patient 80 degrees will be here before we know it!

    I hope the owner of the ball gets its ball back. Do you think it’s a Puma trick? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคฃ

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    1. It just might be a puma trick for sure. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Or…an early delivery from ACME…??๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      2. Possible too. So many choices.

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  32. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m with Twiggy, I wouldn’t mind just one 80 degree day!

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    1. Yes indeed. It happened today. It’s 83. Go figure.

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  33. I am impatient too Twiggy. But before you know it our prayers will be answered. And then we can complain about the heat!

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    1. Well said , Pam. That is exactly what will happen.

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  34. We are enjoying the 80’s, blue skies, and gentle winds. Love these two dogs!

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    1. We have 80 today as well. Thanks, Karen

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  35. Entertaining lines as always – and they deliver them on cue for you. I am glad it is finally warming up.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I’m glad it is warming up.

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  36. At least it was only a ball that landed in your yard instead of an Acme explosive, lol.
    The girls will be looking for shade before long and wishing for those cooler temps.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I know they will but try to tell them.

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  37. Returning a ball by barking at the fence is about as workable as making it 80 degrees on the equinox by wishing!

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    1. Very wise, Eilene. I like this saying. ๐Ÿ˜

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  38. Well girls, at least it’s spring.
    You will be hot enough, soon enough and might be looking for AC!

    Tell dad I’m listening to him on the radio right now. I might have to pause, then come back. First I will check out his posts while I listen.
    Sending spring kisses!
    ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ‚

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    1. I hope you like the broadcast.
      (๐Ÿงฆ-s)(๐Ÿงฆ-s)(๐Ÿงฆ-s)(๐Ÿงฆ-s)

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      1. It was fab! I give it an A out of 10!
        ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
        (ox had moved into first place. I can’t have that!

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      2. No you can’t. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚

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      3. 2 can play at this game!!!!!
        ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
        You are now officially smothered in kisses!

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      4. I love it. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚ Now you are smothered in OXs

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      5. Geez! I hope you bathed them.
        Okay… I gotta get these OXen corralled!
        I need to go wash some more paint on my drawing of “times & places fusion” Sam.
        You could be in for the oddest book review, ever!

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      6. Sounds like it will be fun.
        ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‚

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      7. Yeah! Um the oxen ate the soap.
        ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‚
        They’re burping bubbles.

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      8. Tell ’em to stop it. ๐ŸคฃX๐ŸคฃX๐ŸคฃX๐ŸคฃX

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      9. They can’t! The soap will just have to melt away. It could be worse.
        It’s a whole new meaning to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ97jkVnX0Ax
        ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

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      10. Love the bubble song.Reminds me of ๐Ÿฅ‚.
        ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚

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  39. Twiggy, I’m impatient, too. I want spring weather to come now. Did you find who the ball belongs to?

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    1. Nope. It is still in the yard. No claims.

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  40. Ah spring, you are so lucky, John. We are in autumn and its getting chilly in the mornings.

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    1. Chilly mornings are welcome sometimes.

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