Bad News for My Slithery Friend

It looks like even a scary snake can’t stand up to a neighborhood kitty cat. Snakey was found dead today with a fang mark in his…abdomen?

Pencil sketch of hairless cat.

Looks like we’ll have to count on the bats to keep us safe from mosquitoes.

Do you think if you coughed on it you could give it back?

No wait, maybe we shouldn’t trust the bats.

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This image is posted for a friend who questioned the unfailing efficacy of masks.

You know what they say: Never trust a fart. It could give you covid.

Insanity Avoidance Kitty 4

Insanity Avoidance Kitty 4

Oops.  It didn’t work.  I’m insane.

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On Tuesday, Toby will have his first wellness exam/vaccination day under new business rules.  I am a little bit disappointed because I won’t get to see how he behaves around new dogs.  I am secretly happy, though, because I won’t have to see his accusing stares as he has his nails clipped and gets jabbed by nasty needles.

Don't worry, Mom. I'll help.

Jabbed by what, you say? 

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Help keep small business alive.  Order a copy of Dream Our World  (from Amazon) or a piece of custom artwork from L Bowman StudiosCairn terrier puppy hold his food bowl.You don’t want Toby to have to go out with his begging bowl, do you?

 

 

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.)

Emotional Therapy Kitties

Sketch of kitty sniffing flowers

Pencil sketch of a kitty sniffing a flower.

If the kitties I draw are expressive of my emotional state then I think things are improving.  This one even has a (visible) tail!

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

I’m still mad because you spent so much time not looking at me.

We got an early Christmas present today.  A museum has expressed an interest in carrying Dream Our World.  Yay!

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Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Order your copy of Dream Our World today!  Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the MOTI – The Museum of the Imagination-  and view the world of art from a canine perspective all while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

You can also see all of the logos, signage and packaging I had to create for this pretend museum.  (While I am happy to have finished the book, I still miss working on it.  We humans are crazy animals.)

Dream Our World is available at Amazon – and soon a museum!

 

 

 

My Insanity Avoidance Cat

Pencil sketch of hairless cat.

So far this month, I have had two businesses screw up orders/renewals which have resulted in my credit card statement being so huge that not only I want to throw up but it wants to throw up as well.  So far the attitude of each business has been to pretend not to understand what I am complaining about when I contact them.  I have terrible social anxiety, and I find it difficult enough to do this kind of work let alone have to do it over and over and over.

To try to keep myself away from my non-Japanese toilet thanks to anxiety stomach cramps, I decided to draw a kitty.  An oddly-colored, hairless kitty.  It may be one of the more unusual pieces I have done, but it did the trick of temporarily taking my mind off my woes.

Don't worry, Mom. I'll help.

These financial issues aren’t going to cut into my biscuit budget, are they? 

Sorry buddy, they just might.

Oh yes, and on top of screwing up my billing, my web hosting company somehow managed to disconnected my domain from my site.  If you were trying to reach me and couldn’t, you should be able to now.  Grrrr…..

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To escape to a wonderful dream world, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside Bitey and Toby visit the MOTI and view the world of art from a canine perspective.  Nowhere inside is there a single financial woe.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

Kitties and Terrier Screams

Watercolor painting of cat

Image not stolen.  I made it myself!

 

Frantic looking Cairn terrier

The kitties!  The kitties!  Can’t you see the kitties?

This picture was taken at a Halloween party at the pet store.  For some reason they decided to stage the photos in front of the kitty adoption section.  Geordie can’t hold in his excitement when a feline is around.  As you can see, his is not a happy look but a frantic one.

Some terriers have the “terrier scream” and my boy is one of them.  It is a very human sounding noise, as if a person were yelling, “Aaaaagh!  Aaaaagh!  Aaaaaagh!” at the top of their lungs.  Trust me, you get awfully strange looks when your dog starts belting out some of those.

Even now when Geordie is a very mature pup and has lost a lot of lung capacity to cancer, he can still shout out a terrier scream loud enough to break windows.

Kitties beware.

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Poopiter!  It tells the illustrated story of Bitey and Toby’s first year together.  (You’ll want to catch up on things before their next book is published.)

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Dignity When It’s Hot

Cairn terrier sleeping upside down in undignified pose.

I have seen pictures of “cat thermometers” where the more the kitty is stretched out, the hotter the temperature.  If you have a pup, the more absurd the sleeping position, the hotter it is.  As you can see, we clearly were having unreasonably warm weather this day.

The mercury in the window thermometer reached over 120 in the sun.  It is rare even in August for that to happen.