Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy in the Yard

“So, where are you going?”

“To take a look at this fence that appeared overnight.”

“Oh, brother. Dad puts up that fence so that that annoying dog visitor doesn’t cause you to bark yourself into the ER.”

“I don’t get it.”

He installs the fence when that dog is here so you won’t run on the rocks chasing that dog and hurt yourself.”

“I sort of thought it was a Puma security device. To keep them off the turf.”

“Don’t tell me.”

“Yup, the Puma has caught the scent of the wildebeest. Slowly it turns. Step by step.”

“Okay, so the wildebeest warns the rest of the herd. She lowers her head to make ready to defend her space.

“The Puma is confused and stops. Normally the animals run in fear, but this lone wildebeest is standing her ground.”

“The wildebeest calls to the herd and declares the danger has passed.”

“What do you mean, passed? I’m still a big threat.”

“Not this close to breakfast, you’re not.”

“Good point. I thought that noise was the Puma growling, but now I realize it’s my stomach.”

“The wildebeest makes for the sweet grass and cool water.”

“The Puma decides to make kibble do instead of a nice thick wildebeest steak.”

“Smart cat.”

“Wait, what?”

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  1. loved your commentary hilarious you got some fierce protectors there their so precious dont let the lions get them would hurt my heart

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    1. They do keep the yard free of unwanted guests. Thank you for the visit and comment.

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  2. janesturgeoncelebrant · · Reply

    πŸ’• Much love to you and your girls, John. xX

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

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  3. Not this close to breakfast! OMG 🀣 You and the girls always bring a Thursday smile, John. Ear scratches and hugs πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. They love those ear scratches for sure. πŸ€—

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  4. Sweet! Love Twiggy’s curiosity. ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  5. Love Lucy’s line about barking to the ER … Nonetheless, food rules. But I’ve got a feeling an approaching FedEx truck has the power of interrupting a meal.

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    1. Anytime, Frank. UPS, FedEx and USPS are on the bark anytime list.

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      1. Good to know they have higher priority than eating

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    1. Thank you, Jaye. ❀️

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  6. Lucy and Twiggy, the original β€œGreat White Hunters”…sic’em, girls.

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    1. So true, Jim. Thanks.

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  7. Frankie and the neighbor dog do the fence running thing daily. Otto just watches with disdain.

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    1. The dog is a blue healer and loves to fence fight. Twiggy would never turn down a challenge. She has torn an ACL doing that number. So the fence keeps them apart when the dog visits.

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      1. The girl next door is an English shepherd. Some days they go out and bark for the other to show up and play.

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      2. Sounds fun for them.

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  8. Uh-oh, somebody didn’t know that a puma is a cat?!

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    1. Surprise. 😁

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  9. Love it John, from ‘bark yourself into the ER’ to ‘making do eating Kibble instead of a wildebeest steak’. Thank for making my day start with a big smile.

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    1. I’m glad Jennie. Thanks for letting me know.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  10. Smart cat. LOL.

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  11. Twiggy just realized a puma is a cat. It just struck me that she might not have known.

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    1. I think there will be an adjustment down the road. 😁

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      1. Will she change to a fox or dingo?

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      2. I’m not sure. She will do some research and then maybe decide to remain a puma

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  12. Whoda thunk a puma tame by kibbles.

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    1. Hard to believe for sure.

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  13. What a pair. The introduction of ‘cat’ into the dialogue brought a snorkle: a mashup of a snort and a chuckle.

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    1. Love the word snorkle. Like the reaction too. Thanks, Linda.

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  14. Great upbeat story to read early in the AM. Two questions: once the β€˜wildebeests’ have left, is the cleanup on the β€˜grass’ easy? I don’t see any stains from wildebeestβ€˜mistakes’. Do you ever take a golf club snd putter around on that turf? Looks perfect for it.

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    1. Seven iron chip is great. Putt need power sine the grass is longer than a standard green. Virtual Wildebeest poop leaves no trace. 😁 Thanks, Steve.

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      1. Remember, chip for show, putt for dough… or, sumthin close to that. Neither does our Daisy when I use my invention, the famous ’poo-poo platter’ (cover to a 5 gallon bucket slipped inside a plastic bag). Have a great evening, John.

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      2. Thank you, Steve. You as well.

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  15. The stomach growling had me giggling, then the ending zinger made me belly laugh. The girls are so funny. Thanks for the morning joy, John. Sending the girls belly rubs.

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    1. Thank you for the belly rubs Miss Staci. Our dad does say some funny things sometimes. 😁

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  16. Love…Puma Security Service Just saw Humphrey Bogart in a trench coat, taking down Twiggy and Lucy’s statement.

    The ER line made me smile too. Just always love the girl to girl dialogue, couple of white chicks, sitting around talkin…just with tails. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes they always have a tale to tell. Thanks for the visit and glad you liked the post. Bogart is still here smoking camels and drinking our coffee.

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      1. Must be pretty great coffee. I’ll be right there.

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      2. It is darn good. Come on over. 😊

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      3. Flat rate please.

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      4. Ill say. I’d have to take out a loan to get me to Texas.

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  17. Twiggy, the daredevil, must keep you busy — and laughing. Wishing you and your girls a great weekend! 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Here’s wishing you a great weekend too. 😁

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  18. I can imagine a dog barking itself into the ER. Sometimes they just seem to be yelling “Hi!” and other times they’re giving a warning, telling someone or something to stay the heck out of their territory. πŸ™‚

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    1. When Twiggy chases that dog those rocks are a real hazard. Gotta protect her. Thanks, Tim.

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  19. Slowly it turns, step by step.
    Love it.
    Well done !!

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    1. I knew you woyuld. Thanks for letting me know. 😁

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      1. Yes sir !

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  20. I always enjoy their play time and adventures. This one really made me smile.
    Thanks, John, and hugs to the girls!

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

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I am so glad everyone is safe and heading for breakfast πŸ™‚

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  22. LOL! I laughed out loud on the cat remark. Ahhh, it’s a good thing kibble can soothe the savage beasts! πŸ˜ƒ
    Have a lovely week-end!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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  23. That fence is a welcome addition to the yard, John. Now, the girls can continue to focus on hunting down pumas and wildebeests without unnecessary distractions.

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    1. I agree, Bruce. That dog is a pest.

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  24. Allure of breakfast can calm any wildebeest or puma.

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  25. Indeed, why cannot the beast be a cat? Thank you for the report, dear John! The Twiggy Resort always has so much to do!πŸ™‚πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ»

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    1. Twiggy does not have much experience with cats so she might be a little confused. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. 😁😁😁Marvellous idea, dear John. Cats are not those plain pesky squirrels she got used to

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      2. Yes, so true. I think she will figure it out.

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  26. Cat? LOL. John, you slay me. “I thought that noise was the Puma growling, but now I realize it’s my stomach.” was also fabulous. Back scratches to the girls. Big hugs.

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    1. Thank you Miss Teagan for the back scratches. Big hug back.

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  27. Hilarious chuckles this morning. I’m so glad the puma gave up on the wildebeest steak.! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. Me too. I didn’t want to have to clean it.

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      1. However do you clean a wildebeest? Good thing Twiggy is a smart coward.

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      2. Not a pretty sight. Think deer.

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      3. I despise killing wild animals and could never hunt, so Twiggy and Lucy are safe as the puma and the wildebeest!

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      4. Oh good.I’ll let em know.

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  28. They’re just full of fun today – thanks for the laughs, John!

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    1. You are so welcome. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.

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  29. Smiling, as always. Hey, breakfast time is crucial – so forget the wildebeests and bring on the kibble (or in my case, yogurt). My granddog is visiting for the week. She only barks at the Amazon/UPS people because she expects treats (they do at HER house). At our house she’s sorely disappointed.

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    1. We have taken to playing loud music to cover the sound of the visit.

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      1. SMART!! 60s? Not Rolling Stones, I guess.

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      2. Alexa’s choices on what plays.

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      3. I think you’re giving Alexa too much power!!! ;-0

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      4. I think you are right.

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  30. The puma returns! I think the wildebeest bested her this time.

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    1. I do too. That comment about the cat brought Twiggy up short.

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      1. Heh heh . . .

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  31. Fierce protectors, those two. Hugs and scritches to the girls.

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  32. Twiggy just now figuring out a puma is a cat?πŸ˜€

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    1. I think so. 😁

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  33. These dialogues always make me smile!

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    1. I’m glad. Thanks for letting me know.

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  34. The fence sounds like a good idea, John. Reading some of the other comments, I’d say even a necessity. Don’t want Twiggy hurting herself for sure. Such sweet girls!

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    1. Yes it is necessary cause the other dog is nasty and the people don’t call it in.

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  35. I love it when you gals play Puma and Wildebeest!
    Sooo, there’s an annoying other dog that comes around?
    Is it a boy dog?
    Or, is it just a “boy oh boy, another dog”?
    Whatever, dad will take care of it with the fence.
    (Give him this πŸ–) πŸ§½β¨‚ πŸƒβ¨‚ πŸ…β¨‚ πŸ’‹β¨‚ πŸ‚β¨‚

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    1. It is a Blue Heeler and smells like a boy. A very nasty dog that we don’t like. Lucky for us it is only there fro brief visits. Dad says thanks for the πŸ–) πŸ§½β¨‚ πŸƒβ¨‚ πŸ…β¨‚ πŸ’‹β¨‚ πŸ‚β¨‚

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      1. So? I win with πŸ§½β¨‚ πŸƒβ¨‚ πŸ…β¨‚ πŸ’‹β¨‚ πŸ‚β¨‚ ?

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      2. Yes you do. Here’s your prize. πŸ…

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  36. Lots of fun with the puma and wildebeeste, John.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie.

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  37. That wildebeest steak is gonna be rare, whereas kibble is always well done so yanno, there’s that.

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    1. So true. There is that.

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