Laid Off Again (Naturally)

Hmm, is anyone else hearing the Beatles?

Anyway, my latest job ended. On my last day, I was walking a pretty pup in temps that turned out to be 11 when you factored in windchill. I hadn’t grabbed my gloves because I thought our walk would be short due to the cold and the late hour. The pup had other ideas. She had been cooped up in the house too long and really needed to stretch her legs, so she insisted we take a much longer walk than I’d intended.

The whole time we were walking I kept telling her how cold my hands were and could we please hurry home to where it was warm. When we finally made it back to her house, this dear girl walked over to me and put my hands in her mouth to warm them up. I was so touched! I thanked her over and over because it really did feel good.

It’s amazing how much our animal companions understand us and how much they care.

I am sweeter than sugar!

Not me. I would have bitten that momsicle.


Dream Our World

If you would like to warm Toby’s heart, then pick up a copy of Dream Our World! Inside, he and his brother Geordie explore the Museum of the Imagination while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World and many other fine gifts can be found in my shop at L Bowman Studios.

如果 / If

If humans dug the way they’re supposed to (with their paws), they wouldn’t need shovels.


If you would like to see what else my pups are up to, then join them at the Museum of the Imagination as they explore the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World and other fine gifts can be found in my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Dream Our World


Alert ears heard that an official from Rancho Cucamonga helped to broker a sister city agreement between a nearby town in California and the Hindu nation of Kailaasa.

*Image borrowed from the internet*

People in my state would never do something that silly. Oh wait…

Tony DeLuca, a longtime Pennsylvania representative, was re-elected despite having died in October after a battle with lymphoma. Photograph: Rep. Anthony DeLuca facebook page

Not just re-elected. Re-elected by a landslide.

Mom, can we have a sister? And not the Hindu rapist kind. No, more like a Bichon. Or a Sheltie!

Geordie had a thing for Shelties. I like all girls!


Dream Our World

Come have more fun with my boys at the Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World. Inside they enjoy a day of unsupervised fun as they explore the world of art from a canine perspective (including naughty pictures of near-naked poodles!).

Dream Our World and other fine gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.


You have tendonitis? How did that happen? It's a great mystery. I guess we'll never know.

Yes. A great mystery. I guess we’ll never know.

(Terriers may look all little and cute, but they weight as much as a cinder block.)

I have no idea what you’re talking about.



Do you find yourself in need of a portrait of your pet elephant, Stampy? Then visit the Pet Portrait section of my website, L Bowman Studios, to see what I might be able to do for you! I have various examples of my work as well as information of sizes and pricing. A pet portrait is a great gift to yourself or someone you love.

Another Derailment

...And in other news, there was yet another train derailment in Ohio... See? That just proves it. Nothing good comes from Ohio.

What do you mean? I’m not from here?


Dream Our World

Easter is right around the corner. If you find yourself in need of adorable basket stuffers, consider giving Dream Our World! Inside Bitey and Toby experience the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun. (All rated G!)

Dream Our World and other great gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Toxic Rain

Ooh, look. Two tails! Is rain supposed to be green? I don't remember carrots having eyes.

Yeah, we live kind of close to East Palestine.

I like my tail, but I’m happy with just one.


Would like to have a picture of your evil, bitey monster (or very sweet monster)? Then visit my site L Bowman Studios. Pet portraits make great birthday gifts as well as loving tributes to a loved one who has passed.

Information about sizing and pricing are available on the Pet Portraits page.

Kiss of Death

I feel like such bad luck. Every time I try to do something, it fails. If I buy a product from a company, it goes out of business. If I train for a career, it becomes obsolete.
One time I applied to work in an other country, and it was plunged into a civil war from which it still hasn't recovered.
Now I've volunteered to work the fundraising dinner at church. I wonder if I will destroy a whole religion or only a congregation. Honestly I feel like the kiss of death.
Maybe if you brushed your teeth more often?

See? I told you I don’t get any respect.


Little pig smiles as she lies on her favorite blanket

Has your pet had a bit too much to eat over the holidays? Then celebrate your food good fortune with a personalized painting commemorating the event! I welcome the opportunity to meet your furry or feathered family and get to know them through my work.

Information on sizes and pricing are available at my site L Bowman Studios.

A Bowling Ball Named Homer

This was Toby’s actual Valentine’s Day gift for me – a colorful Loofah dog. He said he didn’t think I would play with it that much, so he would do it for me. What a sweetie.

In true Toby fashion, he would only agree to a photo if his face were blurry.

Don’t you remember? Valentine’s Day

is my Gotcha Day, so I deserve all the presents.


Would you care for a portrait of your own lovely pet? Consider having one done at L Bowman Studios.

Here is a link to the ordering process and pricing. Pet portraits make a wonderful birthday gift or a tribute gift to someone who might be mourning.



Toby and I were out for a walk the other day. As neared his nemesis’s house, (star of such posts as The Great Roundup, and The Day After ), I noticed he was completely silent. Not even his tags jingled as he tiptoed down the street. Realizing he was trying to sneak past the little dog’s house so she wouldn’t come after him, I did my best to imitate his soundless gait. It is hard to walk on stones in boots and not make noise, though. Every time my shoe crunched on a piece of gravel, I got serious stink eye from my boy. He doesn’t know how hard it was for me not to laugh every time he glared at me. Any neighbors looking out their windows must have thought us both crazy as we crept in silent slow motion past their homes.

Thanks to you, you big-footed elephant, I almost got bit!

Some time in the not-too-distant future a can of Halt! will be delivered. Paws crossed it will work to discourage other dogs from coming after Toby. Better still, hopefully we never have to use it.


After my experience with my GP’s office, I decided to contact the neurologist directly to see if I could schedule an appointment. When I call, I am only able to reach an answering machine. So far I have called every day and left a total of 10 messages, but no one has called back. I guess in the new world, squeaky wheels are ignored and not greased.


Dream Our World

Come see what my stinky boys have been up to at the Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World! Inside they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.