Terrier Attire

Terrier wearing a kilt.

How ’bout this outfit?

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For more fun with us wee bitey terriers, read Dream Our World!   Inside Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and have a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon

Insanity Squirrel #1

Drawing of squirrel

I was going to do another Insanity Avoidance Kitty, but something in my head whispered, “Do a squirrel”, so I drew an Insanity Avoidance Squirrel.  How is it working?  Meh.

Photo of dog's chin.

Did somebody say “squirrel”???

I have to keep Toby away from both real squirrels and the picture.  He will happily chew both.

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Handmade afghan with roses and bows.

Do you have a dear friend or family member for whom you need a gift? (Perhaps a belated, blame-it-on-the-Post-Office Mothers’ Day gift?)  If so, consider giving  your beloved this rose afghan!  It was cross stitched and “bowed” by hand.  Mine!

Your gift will help to support small business and keep Toby in the finery to which he has become accustomed.

Toby on a stack of cushions

Whoopie!

Finished dimensions of the afghan (including fringe): 58″ x 47″ / 147.5 cm x 119.5 cm.
Material: 100% cotton
To clean: Wash in cold or warm water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low. No bleach.

The cost would be $65.00 + Shipping.  If you are interested, you can contact me here or at my website L Bowman Studios.

 

Come On Guys, Let’s Go!

Come on, guys! Let's go!

 

Ugh, why do we have to suffer whenever she overindulges?

Come on Toby.  Let’s be fair.  The real reason you are being taken on three walks a day is because you chewed up my book, ate a note pad, tipped over the trash can, climbed up on the bed and stole a hankie, ran through the house with my underwear…do I need to go on?

Bored terrier lies next to his tennis ball.

No, I know.

After my scale-crunching last post, I have been cutting back on portions and walking more (all the things panicked chubby humans do).  Today I checked, and I found that I had lost -4 pounds.

I guess with everything else in the world being upside down, I shouldn’t be surprised that the laws of physics are too.

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Escape your claustrophobic world with a fanciful adventure to visit the Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World.  Inside, Bitey and Toby enjoy a day of unsupervised fun while viewing  art from a canine perspective.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

Chili Out?

Si.

Smiling chili pepper toy.

Hola!

Toby told me he head to pee, so I clipped his collar and leash on and headed toward the door.  Before we stepped out, he cried “Wait!” and dashed back into the room to grab his new stuffed chili pepper.

Cairn terrier allows his stuffed chili pepper toy to go pee.

Whenever Toby has a toy that he likes, he fusses over it like a good papi.  He likes to take his toys out to give them a chance to relieve themselves.

Cairn terrier peeing.

Aw, Mom, don’t show that one!  I was standing like a girl.

Once Toby and the toy were done, he picked up his little one to bring back inside.

Cairn terrier approaches his stuffee chili pepper toy.

Cairn terrier touches his stuffed chili papper toy.

Cairn terrier carries his toy chili pepper.

Cairn terrier gazes off into the distance while hoding his stuffed chili pepper toy.

 I can hear the wild chili peppers

calling off in the distance!

As always, Toby was extremely cooperative when having his picture taken.  He stood perfectly still so that I could capture his portrait in perfect detail.

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Pencil drawing of a boxer and a kitty lying down beside each other.

For a clear picture of your pet, consider having his or her portrait done!  Visit my website, L Bowman Studios, to see examples of my work and price lists.

Pet portraits make great gifts including birthday gifts and healing tributes.  Since I work online, you don’t need to worry about wearing a mask while doing business.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

The Temporarily Official Toby Portrait

 

Pen and ink sketch of a Cairn terrier puppy

Toby calls this one, “Aren’t I Cute?” 

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If you have a furry (or feathered) family member in need of a portrait, come visit my website L Bowman Studios .  There I have some examples of different pieces I have done and information about pricing.

This could be considered one of your good deeds during our confinement like ordering takeout from local restaurants to help keep them afloat.  A pet portrait can keep small business alive while providing you with gifts for loved ones who are feeling isolated.

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Need a touch of the absurd in your day?  Then order a copy of PoopiterPoopiter follows the illustrated, day-to-day activities of my Cairn terrier boys.

Cover of the book Poopiter

Poopiter is available at Amazon.

Be Careful When You Sleep

Whoa, what happened to you? I'm afraid of the clippers, so Mom keeps sneaking up on me with scissors when I'm sleeping.

(My Mom calls him “Toby of the Butt Tuft.”)

Untrimmed Cairn Terrier

Before

Neatly trimmed Cairn terrier

After

Eventually things get evened out.

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To have more fun at my boys’ expense, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, you will get to see the world of art through the eyes of my two pups.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

This would be a great book to have on hand if the grand kids are off school yet you need to keep them entertained as well as educated.  Famous works are recreated and reinterpreted in various mediums all while injecting a touch of humor into each piece or artwork.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

Schroedinger and Dirty Hankies

Black and white cat sitting in box

Earlier this year business was slow.  As soon as I got sick, though, all sorts of requests started pouring in.  It has left me with mixed feelings about colds.  Sure they hurt like heck and my dreams turn weird, but it does allow me to buy more biscuits for my stinky Toby.

Toby is totally behind the idea of me getting sick.  Turns out he is particularly fond of dirty hankies.  Toby was inspired by my last post to want to chase a little sister around with gross hankerchiefs, so when I had a dream of him getting an itty bitty Westie sister he was all on board.Arf! Arf! Arf!

He claims he won’t put his little sister in a box with dirty hankies as a science experiment, but I see no reason to trust him.

Sad Cairn terrier looks out of door.

Aw, Ma, how can you say you don’t trust this face?

(Where did you put that latest box from Amazon?)

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To help Toby get even more biscuits, pick up a copy of Dream Our World

Cover of the book Dream Our World

In Dream Our World, Bitey and Toby go on an adventure to the Museum of the Imagination.  Fortunately, this museum is very welcoming.  No one hovers over your shoulder or yells at you for wanting to touch the artwork.  It is a fun place to go!

Inside, the pups view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

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If you already have a copy of Dream Our World but would still like to help Toby eat too many biscuits, order a pet portrait form L. Bowman Studios.  (A sample of my work is above.)

Blue Puppy Gets Caught

 

Blue Puppy gets his paw caught as he tries to escape anyone noticing he raided the trash can.

Oh dear, what’s this?

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

It looks like Blue Puppy got caught as he tried to run away after raiding the trash can.

Toby innocently stands there, wondering what mommy is looking at.

What are we going to do with him, Ma?

Toby innocently looks on, silently passing judgement on Blue Puppy's antics.

I don’t know where he gets this.

Toby is getting smart.  He is making sure that Blue Puppy takes the blame for everything now that Santa is watching.

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Looking for a unique Christmas gift?  Consider giving Dream Our World!  Inside are my interpretations of various works of art and how they may be viewed from a canine perspective.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World follows Bitey and Toby as they visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.