Last Spring – The Fall

Little oak tree, you can't live here. Let me take you to the woods and transplant you,

Holy crap! My right boot lace got caught on my left boot hook. My feet are tied together!

The Fall 3

Splat!

I didn't know humans could fly. Is it legal to say those words in this state?

Ew, this is so disgusting! I am soaked clear through to my underwear.

Ow! I''m not going to be able to walk for weeks! You know what this means, don't you? No supervision!

I'll go get us something from the fridge. I'll go get the toilet brush!

It has been a year now since The Fall.  At the time I expected to be better in a few weeks, but it was months before I could even take the dogs for a hobble.  My left knee never did recover, and still can’t fully bend it.

Toby takes advantage of my not being able to properly kick his butt.  This morning – at that magical Dogging Hour of 3:00 a.m. – he decided to destroy a few things around the house.

Toby grabs and chews a package

Heh, Mom’s not looking.  I’m going to steal her package.

Nah, I'm not interested

Oops.  Caught.  I’ll pretend that I am not interested.

Toby glances up at the package he was chewing

I just can’t help myself…

Ooh, I can't help myself. I really want it!

I really AM interested!

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Would you like even more adventures with my terrible twosome?  Then order a copy of Dream Our World!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Inside, my boys visit the Museum of the Imagination and view the world of art  from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

Toby’s Book Club

What are you doing? I am reading a Mitch Rapp book so that I can be a super spy, too!

That's not how it works. You have to EAT the book to absorb its power. Really? Well, OK.

You want some Parmesan with that? No, I'm good.

Family sent me a book recently.  Toby got a hold it before I did.  He declared the book…

Chewed up cover of the book Wild Land.

Chewed cover of the book Wild Land.

Comestible!

Cairn terrier puppy hold his food bowl.What did I say in the last post, Ma?

More food in the dish; fewer books in the tummy.

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If you would like your very own Bitey Dog to “eat” thing around the house, get The Bitey Dog Lunch Bag!

Just like real Bitey Dog, this bag is always hungry.  You can fill him with your lunch (which you know you are going to do anyway.  I mean, look at those eyes!) and take him to work/school.

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag enjoys some of the same activities as real Bitey Dog.  He likes peeking between flowers.

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag sits looking out of window.

 He likes watching out the window.

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag lying open.

He’ll lie on his back, begging for food…

Bitey dog Lunch Bag butt.

 ..and he’ll turn his tail to you if you aren’t quick enough.

Add Bitey Dog Lunch Bag to your family today!

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag is an original design and is handmade.  He is completely washable, but do not iron.  Between his fuzzy pin wale corduroy exterior and his cotton lining is a layer of Insul-fleece to keep you warm foods warm and your cool ones cool.  To adopt Bitey Bag, contact me here or through my website:  L Bowman Studios .

Bitey Dog Lunch Bag is $45 + shipping.

 

 

Everyone’s a Critic

 

Suspicious shredder with ears and a tail handle.

Little Cairn Terrier chews a piece of paper.

Dog-chewed sketch paper

sketch of cartoon puppies

People laugh at me for leaving things in my trash can because I know Toby is going to climb in and make a mess.  The problem is that if I don’t leave anything in there, he will go after something I care about.  Last night he decided that my trash can wasn’t interesting enough and chewed up a sketch book.

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

OK, so maybe I chewed up some papers , but I definitely wouldn’t put a baby sister in a box.

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To enjoy more of my boys’ naughty antics, pick up a copy of PoopiterPoopiter follows my illustrated boys during their first year together.

Cover of the book Poopiter

Poopiter is available from Amazon.

 

Flashback Friday

 

Tiny Cairn terrier puppy tucked into his kennel with his toys.

I was looking for a  photo today when I stumbled across this picture of itty bitty, teeny tiny Bitey.  Sometimes it is hard to believe he was really that little puppy.  Back then he didn’t like to go to sleep without his toys around him.

What you can’t see in this picture is that I used to put his brush on top of his kennel so that he couldn’t get to it and chew on it.  He managed to thwart me by jiggling the kennel until the handle fell through the bars then attacking the brush from the inside.

Why do pups only solve problems for evil and not for good?

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Sign of the Times

 

Beware! Guard Cairn Terrier On Duty

For some reason, this makes me laugh.

(This was the work of the little one.)

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures before the sign-chewing Usurper came along, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.  It is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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Bitey and his new usurping little brother will soon be starring in the illustrated Poopiter.  I made some corrections to the manuscript this morning and sent it off this afternoon.  If the proof comes back OK, it will be ready for publishing possibly this week.  Stop by often for updates on the book’s progress!