That Time of Year

Woman cleans while her pups look on.

Mommy’s on a cleaning binge

It’s quite a sight to see.

I fear that with those other things

She’ll also throw out me!

Mommy's on a cleaning binge. It's quite a sight to see. I fear that with those other things she'll also throw out me!

Every year I tell  myself that I am going to do a good job of keeping up with paperwork and putting things away.  I vow that I will not hoard useless knickknacks or keep every book I meet.  January after January somehow finds me buried in paperwork –  downing in sentiment.

Toby hates when I get into these cleaning moods because it means less time playing with him.  Today he would much rather me be kicking snow for him to catch than doing boring filing and running the dreaded vacuum.  I tell him that he should be happy that there will be more room for us to chase tennis balls if he lets me finish my clean up, but I can tell he doesn’t believe me.

Bored terrier lies next to his tennis ball.

I guess I should just be happy that we’re less likely to be

featured on an episode of Hoarders.

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Come with the boys to a place where there are no nasty vacuums – to The Museum of the Imagination!  In Dream Our World Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and look at artwork from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

(Tomorrow we contact another museum.  Wish us luck!)

 

Toby’s New Hero

 

Sketch of Eric Swalwell and the infamous cup.

Happy Toby flashes peace signs.

Toby flashes peace signs as he stands in front of Eric Swalwell and the infamous coffee cup.

Toby and Eric Swalwell say:

“Don’t own up; blame the cup!”

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

For some non-tooting adventures my boys have been on, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams where they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

Thanksgiving – At First

Mom, it's Thanksgiving. What are we having for supper? Tonight's meal was inspired by Japanese cuisine...

Ach, not more of that health food crap! I want turkey! I want stuffing! I want mashed potatoes!!!

And people in hell want ice water. You live with me, and I have food allergies, so you'll eat what I eat.

Now, would you like some tofu with your seaweed? Yes please.

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Don’t forget to check out more of Bitey and Toby’s adventures in Dream Our World.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Inside the MOTI (The Museum of the Imagination), Bitey and Toby view famous works of art from a canine perspective while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.  (Makes a great Christmas gift!  Hint hint.)

Catch Up On My Reading

While I am injured, maybe I can catch up on my reading.

Mom, he keeps stealing my toys! This little twerp is hogging all the sunshine!

Come here so I can beat you up! Yeah, well I'm gonna go pee on your bed!

I'm hungry! When's dinner? I gotta go potty! Then again, maybe I won't.....

Two Cairn terriers asleep on the floor.

Oh come on.  We weren’t that bad!

Yes you were.

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To find out how rotten Cairn terrier brothers can be, pick up a copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is an illustrated telling of the boys’ first year together.

To find out how good they can be, read Dream Our World.  In Dream Our World,  Geordie and Toby visit the museum of their dreams.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Both are available at Amazon.

 

Not Cool, Mom!

Sketch of Cairn terrier dog.

Seriously, you chose this picture?!?

When Geordie saw the picture of Toby I posted on the blog, he insisted that I put a picture of him up next.  For some reason he is unhappy about this one.

This is a draft of one of the pictures in his (and Toby’s.  Don’t tell him Toby is in the book too) next book.  Although I have been working on it for a year, it feels like I am never going to get done.

This book is filled with so many memories for me.  It has also been a great opportunity for me to learn more about working with digital media.  At the rate I am going, though, I will die of oldness long before I ever get done.

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To read some of Bitey and Toby’s already finished adventures, pick up a copy of Poopiter.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is available at Amazon.  It would make a great Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life!