Cool New Shades

Look what mommy got us! A coloring book and colors. Wow, so many shades of gray!
D'you figure that's what the movie 50 Shades of Gray is about? A new box of crayons? Probably. What else woudl it be?
Cairn terrier stalking prey

You know I’m just going to eat those, right?

In Slovak, the word for dog is “pes” and the word for crayon is “pestelka”. This product practically invented itself. Add a few fangs on the box, and how could it help but be “Preferred by Puppies”?

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The deaf community has been receiving a lot more attention recently. Characters on TV shows and spokespersons in commercials are all highlighting the challenges and rewards of being other-abled.

If you would like the opportunity to start teaching your child Sign Language early, this handmade ASL quilt would be a perfect place to start.

Handmade ASL/American Sign Language Quilt with stuffed monkey posing on top.

Educational and a work of art, two qualities you will find to inspire your child in this heirloom-quality, handmade ASL/American Sign Language Alphabet Quilt.

ASL/American Sign Language Quilt is available from my shop.

A Difficult Decision

Come on, Toby.  It can't possibly matter which side you pee on.  Oh it matters.  It matters.

Trust me. It matters.

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I Love You

Do you have a student in your life who is starting back to in-person classes? If so, send him or her to school in style with this Cecil the Cat Lunch Bag. Happy Cecil smiles as he tells your student “I love you” in American Sign Language. Bag is insulated to keep food cool during the day. If Cecil gets dirty, you can throw him in the wash (unlike real kitties which object strenuously to baths).

Cecil the Cat Lunch Bag is available from my shop.

Toasters and Magnets

I wouldn't mind so much if it were a picture of us.

Finding work has been next to impossible for me since most places around here are still closed. I wondered if perhaps a car magnet advertising pet portrait services might get some attention.

Toby says the fact that we drive a toaster might distract from any messages on the door.

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Come with Bitey and Toby on a journey of the imagination in Dream Our World! Inside, the boys visit the museum of their dreams as they view the world of art from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

Toby Catches Something

Wow, these snowflakes are so beautiful!

I wish I could show them to mommy. I bet she would like them.

Gee, Toby, what's this? It's a snowflake bouquet!

Snowflake bouquets taste almost as good as the regular ones!

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If your corner of the world is opening up and you would like to find something nice for the young man in your life, then come visit the Boys’ Department in my store! There is a variety of dress, casual shirts, ties, vests and cardigans available so that your boy can look his best going back to school or religious services.

The Swimming Hole

In real life puppies aren’t allowed to come here, so we’ve found a way around the rules!

Young cairn terrier looking over his shoulder.

As long as it’s not a bath, I’m game.

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If you would like a portrait of your wee evil beastie (or even your large, friendly beastie) contact me at my website.

Oil painting of Westie puppy.

Information on sizes and pricing is listed on the Pet Portrait page.

The New Restaurant

It is a dark time. Across the state, businesses have been shut down for want of customers. So many restaurants have closed that underground, speakeasy-style eateries have popped up away from the watchful eyes of health department.

The boys’ beloved Sniff City has become….(Dun…dun…duhhhhn)… Hellmont.

My idea is better. No MINE is! Mom!!
Which of us has the best name for our new restaurant?
My idea's the best. It's the Diarrhea Trattoria!
Wait, does this place serve or cause diarrhea? Your choice! Oh dear, are those raisins and Tootsie Rolls on the bar? Well, at one time...
Forget about him. It's my idea that's the best.
It's the Copra...CopraphaGIa! The hottest spot for diarrhea! At the Copra,CopraphaGIa..Poopin' and noshin' are always in fahshion...Fashion? Yes, dahling...
Do you really think anyone will want to eat here? How is your dessert menu? Do you serve Poopsicles or Fudge Dragons? I'd like a meal to help me clear a room. I need assistance with my abstract expressionism.

Not that dogs eat poo or anything…

Well, only if it’s there.

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Chewy has been rewarding customers with surprise paintings of their beloved pets. So many people would like to request having a portrait of their pets done, yet Chewy does not put them in touch with staff artists. If you would like a similar but legally distinct picture of your beloved pet, come visit my shop at L. Bowman Studios.

Tumbleweeds

Ew! For heaven't sake woman, have some shame! What? I've been in quarantine almost a year. Nobody sees me.
So we're not "somebody"? For the purposes of this argument, no.
Why is it acceptable that you guys are all furry and not me? 'Cause we're adorable.
Two Cairn terriers pant in the sun.

See? I told you we were adorable!

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Handmade olive green tweed cardigan for men.

If you have been considering buying a soft, handmade cardigan for yourself or someone you love, now is the perfect time. Order what you want while you can before fuel prices go up.

This lovely Olive Green Cardigan is hand knit of soft merino wool and alpaca. It has set in pockets, and the buttons are made of eco-friendly coconut shells.

This sweater and many other fine gifts are available from my shop.