Buckeyes

Drawing of a buckeye

What? Are you guys planning to go to Ohio State when you grow up? Go Buckeyes!

This day was so perfect! Nothing could possibly spoil it.

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

Just wait till you see what I left for you in your shoe.

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Are you stuck at home for the next two weeks?  Possibly with small  children who need to be both entertained and educated?  Then get yourself a copy of Dream Our World Dream Our World will allow you to introduce your children to something called “books” that were made from trees in the old days.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Inside, Bitey and Toby visit a museum (all the real ones are closed, by the way) and view the world of art from a canine perspective.  They also get to explore the museum without any supervision.  Do they act like little gentlemen or naughty puppies?  Hmmm, I wonder…

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

With Malice Aforethought

OK, I think I got it rihgt this year. It's a Friday in Lent, and I'm making fish.

Little dog asks: Don't those baked beans have meat in them?

Crap. Where are you going? To getmy hand basket.

…only this year, I did it on purpose!  I had a chicken sandwich for lunch on a Friday.  Mwahaha.

At least I know what kind of clothes to pack for my trip.

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Puppies don’t need to worry about such nonsense.  To find out why, click  Puppies in my Ford.

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If you haven’t had  chance yet, you can still pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, Bitey and Toby tour the Museum of the Imagination and view the world of art from a canine perspective.  I had a fun time recreating famous works of art looking through my boys’ eyes.  The museum itself is made of different features from  our neighborhood.

Cover of the book Dream Our WorldThis  a really cute book and would make a great introduction to art for any little ones in your life.  (And it might keep the kids busy if they are home from school due to the virus.)

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

Toy of the Gods

For our friends who are unfamiliar with the joys of toilet paper:

Roll of toilet paper

Mommy forgot to shut

The bathroom door

Where the roll of TP

Hangs so close to the floor.

 

Sketch of dog wrapped in toilet paper.When from over my shoulder

Comes a loud, angry roar,

“Don’t touch that, you beast!

I don’t have any more!”

Sketch of woman running

So I snatch up the end

And away I do soar..

So pleased with my game,

I am thrilled to the core!

 

TP Mummy - Copy (2)

Leaping and bounding

And twisting with glee

I watch as my human

Can’t catch up with me.

I roll till I’m wrapped

like an ancient mummy.

It’s a gift from the gods

This roll of TP!

TP No

 

TP Mummy - Copy

 

 

 

 

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Join the pups in more insanity in Dream Our World!  In it, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams.  Come with them as they  in view the world of art from a canine perspective all while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

My Dogs Are Barking

 

Ugh. My dogs are barking!

Huh?

No we're not.

In this picture is the only time today that Toby was NOT barking up a storm. Spring-like weather brought out all the pups for walks in the sunshine.  For Toby, it was too much, and he barked at full volume until he finally fell into a stupor.  Thank heavens for stupors.

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Well, last week Bitey and Toby made contact with yet another museum.  Yay.  I  haven’t been to this museum in a while, but it is beautiful.  It would be an honor to have Dream Our World stocked there.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, Dream Our World is available at Amazon.  Inside, Bitey and Toby go an adventure at the Museum of the Imagination.  There they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

 

 

Hockey

Puppy dressed as ferocious hockey player.

Wow, you're pretty good at blocking thos tennis balls. When I grow up, I want to bMario Lemieux!

Bu Mario Lemieux isn't a goalie. Then I wanna be Wayne Gretzky!

Gretzky isn't a goalie either. Geez, where have you been learning about hockey? Mommy!!

I have never had a pup that I could teach to play Fetch.  I have tried over and over using instructions in dog-training guides to no avail.  The closest I have come is Toby who likes to catch the balls and line them up in front of himself.

It’s a good thing Mommy enjoys all that lower back pain from picking up hundreds of tennis balls a day.  Oh wait, no I don’t.  Then I guess it is a good thing I love my puppy.

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Today I am on Day 25 of my eye exercises.  I feel like the lady in the Peleton commercial who posts her exercise routine in order to hold herself accountable.  So far, I am still liking what I am doing!  This past week I have been able to see a few things that I haven’t in a very long time.  I was able to read house numbers from more than a yard (house-yard, not 3 feet) away.  I could also read a street sign from at least 20′ away.  I am not able to hold focus for long, but even that is building.  A friend asked if I would like to go to my eye doctor some day and show off that I don’t need glasses anymore.  Not really.  What I would like to do is go to the DMV and have the restriction removed from my license.  Ha!  Take that, state government.

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This week I also mailed off a copy of Dream Our World to another museum, hoping that they may be interested in selling it in their gift shop.  Toby has promised to keep his paws crossed that the manager likes  his work.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

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

How could they  not like it?  I’m adorable.

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By the way, is anyone else having trouble with WordPress?  I am having problems with the photo uploader and viewing previews of my posts.  Even viewing others’ posts is hit or miss.  It takes all the fun out of coming here to post.

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.