Toby’s New Hero

 

Sketch of Eric Swalwell and the infamous cup.

Happy Toby flashes peace signs.

Toby flashes peace signs as he stands in front of Eric Swalwell and the infamous coffee cup.

Toby and Eric Swalwell say:

“Don’t own up; blame the cup!”

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For some non-tooting adventures my boys have been on, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams where they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

Double Oops

My last post was about Bitey and Toby’s book finally being assigned a card catalog number.  I found out I was mistaken about an hour after I posted, so I hurried to hide the post before I could embarrass myself.  Oops, instead I just made the post so that no one could comment on it. If I were my own employee, I would fire myself.

Anyway, please forget any mention of Bitey making it into the library system.  He’s not there yet.

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Sad Emoji

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Dream Our World is available from Amazon in case you would like to read it!

Thanksgiving – This Year

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! Look, I made stuffed chicken, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and...

 

I am so happy I could cry! I thought we'd have to suffer through more tofu again. Crunch!

 

What? You guys wanted some too?

Time and Toby

wait for no man.

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Join my stinky two on another adventure in Dream Our WorldDream Our World follows the boys to the Museum of the Imagination where they view the world of art from a canine perspective all while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

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Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

Thanksgiving Again

Hey, Mommy says she is making something called "tofu" tonight. Oh no! Is it Thanksgiving again already?!?!?

Can’t get away from it, can you Geordie?

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If you haven’t yet, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, my two Cairn terriers view art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

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The book is comprised of pictures I’ve drawn and painted and photo elements from the neighborhood.  It is a great way to introduce youngsters to the world of art.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

Thanksgiving – At First

Mom, it's Thanksgiving. What are we having for supper? Tonight's meal was inspired by Japanese cuisine...

Ach, not more of that health food crap! I want turkey! I want stuffing! I want mashed potatoes!!!

And people in hell want ice water. You live with me, and I have food allergies, so you'll eat what I eat.

Now, would you like some tofu with your seaweed? Yes please.

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Don’t forget to check out more of Bitey and Toby’s adventures in Dream Our World.

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Inside the MOTI (The Museum of the Imagination), Bitey and Toby view famous works of art from a canine perspective while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.  (Makes a great Christmas gift!  Hint hint.)

What Is a Museum?

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I thought I knew what a museum was.  A museum either contained artwork or dinosaurs or historical artifacts.  I’m old-school and picture all of these displays housed in columned, marble buildings.

To me, a children’s museum would be one of these categories but perhaps with some tactile displays or themes that would appeal to the young.  Turns out that the word’s definition of a children’s museum is quite different from mine.

I have been trying to market my book to museum gift shops, and I had thought that children’s museums would be perfect.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  The closest children’s museum to me advertises itself as a place where children can “play in the mud, hammer nails or change the tires on a car”.  At another, kids can “pick up local crops and take them to market”.  Not to be forgotten is the museum where kids can “shop for groceries and check out at the register”.

So many of the museums in my state list grocery store lines as a main attraction.  Really?  Couldn’t you just take your child to the store and let them check out?  These museums remind me of the Traffic Jam Roller Coaster in the Progressive Commercials.  Far too boring to be considered fun.

I would hate to be a kid with a weekend dad in any of these towns.

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For real museum fun (and yes, there is such a thing…at the MOTI!), pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  At the Museum of the Imagination, Bitey and Toby view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

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Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Boys’ Sterling Qualities

Two silver charms of terriers attached to a charm bracelet.

My boys.  They are so charming.

 

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Order soon to make sure you have your copies in time for the holidays!

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Come spend a day with Bitey and Toby in Dream Our World where they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

A number of people have commented lately on how this book would make a fun teaching tool for kids to introduce them to the world of art.  They could be encouraged to find the original paintings and note how they differ from the ones in Dream Our World.  They can also discuss how their reactions might be similar or dissimilar to Bitey’s and Toby’s  If you have a youngster in your family, consider giving him or her the gift of art for the holidays.