Another Friday in Lent


Baked beans again?!? Do you want to go to hell?

I think going to hell for Lent is going to be my new tradition.

For some reason, I can’t seem to keep my days straight at this time of year.  I screw up every Friday.   I am sure the people at church would gladly cluck their tongues and say “Don’t you love God enough to fast a mere one day per week?”  As I recall, though, Christ came to walk among us and hung around with those whose faults were most offensive to other humans.

What could be more offensive than a fondness for beans?


Catch up on some of Bitey and Toby’s other Lenten seasons in A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy

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and Poopiter.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Both are available from Amazon.


I Think I Know the Answer


Purple Dog ToyPlush purple dog toy

Remember this guy?  He was one of Toby’s Christmas presents, and I was trying to determine what exactly he was.

Pfft the Magic Dragon an inside out dragon dog toy that Toby destroyed.Pfft the Magic Dragon inside out purple dragon dog toy.


I think I’ve figured it out….he’s Pfft the Magic Dragon!

Toby gave him an “everythingectomy” and sent him back to Honahlee.

(If you know what I’m talking about, you’re oooolddd!)

I don’t think a single one of Toby’s Christmas presents survived until the first of the year.  It seems that, as with Geordie, he works out his emotional frustrations with his stuffed animals.  There was a cute little stuffed hedgehog that Geordie had for years (and treated kindly), and Toby completely eviscerated it last week.  Come on, how much stress could there be in your life when you’re a puppy?!?


Wanna know how much stress there is in your life when you’re a puppy?  Pick up a copy of Poopiter to find out! Poopiter covers the day to day dramas that two little Cairn terriers go through together.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER








The Dog Ate Your Homework


Little Cairn Terrier chews a piece of paper.

I think Toby may have just won the Naughtiest Dog award for the month.

Over the holiday, family was visiting from out of town.  My SIL is a primary school teacher and brought some papers to grade over on her Christmas break.  As she was going over the children’s work, Toby decided to help himself to some papers to chew on and play “run around the house”.  I told my SIL to tell the children that reindeer had gotten to their homework.  Instead she took a photo of my naughty puppy caught red-tounged with papers in his mouth to show the students that the dog ate their homework!  (That excuse doesn’t work for kids, but for some reason it does for teachers.)

I’m still not sure how, but Toby got toys and treats from Santa.  He must have a very high tolerance for bad behavior in canines.


Did you get an Amazon gift card for the holidays?  Consider getting your very own copy of Poopiter to enjoy all year round!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Toby’s Christmas Card


Christmas card torn up by a naughty Cairn terrier puppy.

OK, so maybe Santa could forgive him for the chewed tube of toothpaste incident….but this?  I have been sick all week, and today is the first time I have really been able to walk the pups in a while.   After the walk, as I was taking off my hat and gloves, Toby Monster somehow managed to reach of one of my Christmas cards.  Well, I guess now it is his.

I hear Santa is happy about saving $$ on all that wrapping paper.


Did you get an Amazon gift card this year for Christmas?  Consider using it to get your very own copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

It’s fun for the whole family (but you don’t have to share if you don’t want to!).

Is There Any Hope For This Puppy?


Tube of toothpaste chewed up by naughty puppy.

Yup, he got another one. (The other tube made it into an Amazon review for Petrodex.)  Toby is so excited about Christmas and snow that he is going nuts. I thought there might be a chance that Santa could bring him something for the holiday, but now I just don’t know….

Yesterday he was so wound up about going out in the snow that he chewed up one of my shoes, stole a sock and tore up a throw rug while I was getting dressed to take him out.  His outdoor, boinging joy is so contagious, though that I love being outside with him.

Geordie, on the other paw, could do with a little less puppy.


Don’t forget to order your copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

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Needful Things of Salem

Sign of the Times


Beware! Guard Cairn Terrier On Duty

For some reason, this makes me laugh.

(This was the work of the little one.)


To read more of Bitey’s adventures before the sign-chewing Usurper came along, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.  It is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.


Bitey and his new usurping little brother will soon be starring in the illustrated Poopiter.  I made some corrections to the manuscript this morning and sent it off this afternoon.  If the proof comes back OK, it will be ready for publishing possibly this week.  Stop by often for updates on the book’s progress!