What Happened to Toby?

What happened? She's been drawing cats.

No, I didn’t trade Toby in on a green-sweater-clad feline, but I did think about it.

Toby had a grooming session at the beginning of the month. Afterward, he could no longer hide the fact that Gma had been slipping him goodies over the holidays. Now he is on a diet, and he just howls and howls for food.

Toby, pre-furcut.

Toby, post-furcut.

Toby howling for food.

Evidently Toby didn’t do much better on his second visit to the groomer than he did on his first. The woman working with him said that he hates the blow dryer so much that he fought and fought her about it. By the time she was done drying him he was thoroughly exhausted and fell asleep. She had to put him in a sling in order to reach to trim his paws and tummy. Who would guess that such a sweet-faced little guy could cause so much trouble?

While Toby’s year started off with grooming and a diet, mommy’s started with two broken teeth, a broken car and a pair of broken glasses. Yay 2022.


If you haven’t had a chance yet, you can still pick up copies of Dream Our World. Inside, Bitey and Toby have a fantastic adventure as they visit the museum of their dreams and view the world of art from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.


  1. Aw, poor Toby! 😦 It makes me sad to think he’s howling for food.
    I give Coop the same amount of his dog food every day…now I just divide it out into several small meals and into a couple of even smaller snacks…he seems to be enjoying eating more often, just doesn’t know he’s not getting any more food than before. Ha. I am tricking him! 😮 And so far so good. On his last vet visit he had lost 5 lbs. 🙂 Oh, and he has a wacky thyroid. 😦
    Oh, my! Poor you! 😦 All of that sounds awful. I hope everything can be fixed soon.
    I know all of that is expensive. 😦
    (((HUGS))) to you!
    PATS and RUBS to Toby!

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