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Friday, June 10, 2011

Lucy's Helpful Heatwave Hints




In a shaded patch of clover:
spread every feather and every toe as far as it will go.

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On a hot night: be the first one on the roost
and take all the space you need.

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Cool refreshing watermelon: 
sink toes in deep and feel your troubles drift away.

26 comments:

  1. LOL! Love it, and since it's reaching 100 degrees today ... where's my darn watermelon??!?

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  2. Those are helpful hints for all of us!

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  3. Hey, I take up the whole bed too. Totally get that!

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  4. I love your art! Also love the tips. We have a few chicks who have followed Lucy's tips.

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  5. Lucy, I think you just might be channeling the famous Lucy with red hair! Love the post Lauren :)

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  6. Lucy, by Name Lucy by Nature :) Love the illustrations, they never fail to give me a chuckle.

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  7. Your illustrations are so WONDERFUL; how you are able to show such expression on the faces of your ladies with just a few lines is amazing. Every post is better than the last!! Thank you, Lauren!!

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  8. I'm off to buy the biggest watermelon possible! Thanks Lucy for the tips!

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  9. I definitely have to try some of these!

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  10. Watermelon pedicure - hmmmmm! My daughter and I Love Lucy!!!

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  11. Good advice for any two legged variety!!!

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  12. Oh. this is the bee's knees!
    Thanks, Lucy. Now i know what to do with mushy watermelons...while i munch on the good ones.

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  13. a little early for watermellon here....not hot enough! But when the time comes, we jump, well almost, right into it too!!!
    Loved this!

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  14. Oh this is the cutest and they sure do all that! You just know how to put it into words and drawings so well! Chickens are the best! :)

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  15. And I thought my girlie taking over the waterbowl was bad! Toes in the watermelon -that's too much!

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  16. Great post... I might try the watermelon technique myself!

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  17. Exactly! I feel so bad for them when they are spread-winged and panting. I just want to hose them down but I think that would be worse for them.

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  18. Lauren, thanks so much for stopping by today and understanding as you did.

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  19. Gimme Gimme...watermelon...please....pretty please!

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  20. A watermelon pedicure would feel really good on a hot day. Lucy has some great ideas for beating the heat. xo, Rosemary

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  21. Ok I am late on the take but...all I have to say is, I tried the watermelon thing and ahhhh my feet feel sooo much better!
    *cluck*
    cheri

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