Blue Loo

Hey, it looks like youi got a little something on your face.  Yeah, you too, but I know what'll fix it!
Blublublublub....
She'll never know what we did.  We're too clever for her!
Should I be worried?
Blue Loo

I can’t wait to get inside and wash off.

Toby got what will hopefully be his last bath from me today. Why the last? This dog is like the Tasmanian devil when it comes to grooming. After yet another bite, I decided it was time to look for a groomer. I had been avoiding groomers because of my allergies. I have problems with fragrances and with parabens. I have no idea if I will be lucky enough to find someone who uses products that I can tolerate. If not, this might end up being Toby’s last bath ever. Gross.

(In real life the toilet lid is kept down when not in use, so Toby can’t wash his face whenever he wants to.)

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If your dirt demon is really a little boy, consider getting him something stylish for Summer. Some states are opening, so there are likely to be weddings and possibly graduations coming up in the next few months. Dress your young man in clothes sure to make a statement.

These and more items are available from my shop.

Work on Your Timing

That's great, sweetie.  You're so helpful.  Now we just haveto work on your timing.
Young cairn terrier looking over his shoulder.

She thinks this is by accident, but I do it all the time on purpose!

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Now is the perfect time to order a custom pet portrait for someone you love. They are a beautiful way to celebrate a birthday or a loving memorial to a beloved pet who has crossed the Bridge.

Portraits can be ordered from my website L Bowman Studios. Information on sizes and pricing are on the Ordering a Pet Portrait page.

Dressed for Snow

Hey mom, we wanna go outside! Hold on. It's cold out. I need to get dressed first.
Ha ha! Look, it's Ralphie's little brother! No wait, it's Kenny from South Park!
Maybe we should have quit while we were ahead.

Yeah, it’s best not to piss off the mama.

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Madison House wall hanging sized quilt.

Is it chilly at your house? Could your walls use a bit of rustic decoration? Then consider adding this lovely Madison House Quilt to your decor! For a full description and pricing, click here. Shipping is free on domestic orders.

Madison House Quilt and many other fine gifts are available from my shop.

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.

Sharing the Blame

Blue Puppy gets his paw caught as he flees from raiding the trash can.

It used to be that Blue Puppy was the one to share Toby’s misadventures.

Then today I found this…

…next to these two.

It looks like I am going to have to keep an eye on the whole toy box now.

It wasn’t me. Honest.

Oh, I forgot. The boys and I had an anniversary last week. On the 6th, my boys reached the milestone of hiding away in the museum for a whole year! In that time, no one has been able to see them or buy them. Gosh, what a great year it’s been.

If you would like to see what my two have been up to by themselves with no supervision, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, the boys visit the museum of their dreams and view the world of art from a canine perspective.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

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

The Tall Snow

Puppy standing in deep snow, looking up in awe.
Puppy stannding at base of huge snow pile
Mom, can I poop in the house like when I was a puppy?

Toby thought he liked snow until he encountered the deep stuff.

Now, like the rest of us, he is waiting for a thaw. *

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Escape your snowy world with a trip to The Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World! Inside Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun. Dream Our World makes a great gift for all ages.

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

*After the Storm, oil on canvas

(What genius at WordPress decided that an asterisk is the same as a bullet point? Quit changing what I type!)

Handles

My bunny slipper ears are not "Mom Handles"! My tail is not a "Dog Handle"!

Yeah…no more bunny slippers around here.

Young cairn terrier looking over his shoulder.

My tail is NOT a “Dog Handle”!

To get a handle on your little monsters’ terrible behavior, exhaust them by taking them to the Museum of the Imagination with Bitey and Toby’s book, Dream Our World!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Inside, my boys visit the museum of their dreams while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun. A gift that is fun for all ages.

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

Blue Puppy/Red Monster

Check you slippers in the morning, Mom.

Toby and I play a game where he gets a treat for touching the toy that I name. This day, we were playing “Blue Puppy/Red Monster”. He did well with Blue Puppy, but when I called out “Red Monster”, he bopped me on the head.

Sorry, Toby. There are no rewards in life for honesty.

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Are you expecting a new little monster in your life? If so, welcome him or her with a handmade layette set. This sweater, hat, socks and blanket were all painstakingly (and I do mean painstakingly) made of extra soft brushed acrylic.

Layette Set (and other fine gifts) are available from my store.

Skip the Pie

Two nights ago we had a freeze warning, so I brought the decorative pumpkins inside.

And what did my wondering eyes see then

but a naughty brown dog chewing off all their stems.

Nom..nom..nom...

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Aagh! Gladys!

Aagh! We’d rather just have our stems chewed!

See what my naughty boys have been up to when you pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, Geordie and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

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