Little Bird, Little Bird…

…fly through my window!

Baby robin stands in grass

Note, little bird, that the song did not say “Poop on my lawn chair!”  or “Make my small dogs bark!”.  You really should reconsider your agenda for the day.

Robin Faux Hawk 2

When Geordie was a puppy, he had a bird friend:  The Faux-hawk Robin.  This bird had a peculiar feather-do that made him easy to spot.  After that first friend, Geordie was never playful with birds again.  I am glad I got to watch the two of them together.

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Teeny Tiny Toby’s Terrible Tuesday Temper Tantrum

 

Roar!

…which really took place on a Monday…but I am posting about it on a Friday!

I got fortunate in that Toby decided to throw one of these fits in front of the vet.  She was taken aback at the viciousness of his outburst.  She said that this is simply what he does when he doesn’t get his way, and no one should give in to him or he will learn that this is how he gets what he wants.  The down side?  This

Ouch.

I was feeling happy that my little monster had largely outgrown this phase, until today.  Then ol’ crabby pants showed up again to say that he did not appreciate the hug I gave him after supper.  Looks like I had better keep the Band Aids handy.

 

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy (or download a Kindle version) of his book A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy, available at Amazon.

The New Sweater (or How Rocky Road Can Keep You Warm)

Hand Knit Man's Rocky Road Cardigan

This is the project I have been working on lately, to the great dismay of my pups.  They don’t like when anything takes my attention away from them…especially little Toby.  There was much howling and crying for love as I constructed this dark brown beauty that somehow makes me hungry for ice cream whenever I am around it.

Little do they realize that these projects are what keeps them in biscuits and peanut butter – two things that they are absolutely certain they would die without.   I must make more sales in the near future, though.  Soon the weather will be warm, and they will be expecting doggie ice cream.

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You weren’t kidding about that ice cream, were you?

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The Easter Egg

I can’t remember the last time I had an Easter egg to find.  You can imagine my surprise when I was heading out to look at the garden and found this little guy sitting on the backs step!

Robin's egg sitting on porch step.

He was just so perfect and Easter-y looking in his aqua shell.

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Bitey Dog’s book, A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy is available in paperback at Amazon.  (Also comes in Kindle format.)  It would make a great gift for Mothers’ Day!

A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy!

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Well, here is it!  Available at Amazon, if you would like to check it out.

Putting this book together was a tremendous amount of fun, and I am greatly looking forward to doing another.   I know a lot of bloggers out there would love to be discovered by a real publisher, but if there is any project that is dear to your heart – that you would love to be able to hold in your hands right now – then I encourage you to give this a try!   It is very satisfying to have creative control of everything from the dimensions of the book to the font(s) to the cover art.

Go ahead and publish!  What have you got to lose?

And Now We Wait….

Today we submitted our formatted book interior and our cover art.  They made it through the first review, and now we have to wait to be presented with a proof.  After that, we either approve the book or redo the work until it is right.  I am hoping that things are correct because after looking at this content over and over and for so long, I don’t really see it anymore.  I can say that the pups are much happier now that I am not at the computer so many hours each day.  This afternoon we got to play with one of their friends as well as chase tennis balls and flashlight beams.

And now we wait….

Peeing on each other.

How the boys celebrated our time outside today.