Blue Puppy/Red Monster

Check you slippers in the morning, Mom.

Toby and I play a game where he gets a treat for touching the toy that I name. This day, we were playing “Blue Puppy/Red Monster”. He did well with Blue Puppy, but when I called out “Red Monster”, he bopped me on the head.

Sorry, Toby. There are no rewards in life for honesty.

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Are you expecting a new little monster in your life? If so, welcome him or her with a handmade layette set. This sweater, hat, socks and blanket were all painstakingly (and I do mean painstakingly) made of extra soft brushed acrylic.

Layette Set (and other fine gifts) are available from my store.

Halloween Memories

Two children trapped in the back of a station wagon on their way to church on Halloween night.

This was my Halloween memory, year after year. I felt cheated that I didn’t get to go Trick or Treating with the other kids. After this year, a lot of young people are going to be having similar memories of not getting to get dressed up or pester neighbors for candy. It will be interesting to read blog posts years from now after children have developed some perspective on current events. Will they have happy memories of an evening with their families, or will they go all out making sure their own kids and pets have a spectacular, spooky celebrations?

I obviously went the second route.

(This evil bitey monster was Geordie. He was willing to model pretty much anything for me. Not sot he Tobester…)

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Available from my shop.

Thamnophis Brachystoma

It says here the snake will emit a foul odor from its anal glands if you try to pick it up. It farts? I knew I loved these things!

I don’t know if this is the same snake that was the garden earlier this year or a different one. Either way, this one is about 3x larger than the first. I was able to find it because Toby tried to stick it up his nose.

This was the baby that came to visit in the spring.

Snake and dead toad

Geordie was petrified of snakes and wouldn’t go near them. At least I didn’t have to worry about him being bitten.

Real Life Me is a badass.

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Handknit man's cardigan.

Looking for a gift for someone special? Cooler weather is right around the corner. Consider giving that special person in your life a hand knit tweed cardigan. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, all are made with love. And coconut shell buttons.

Cardigans are available from my shop.

Skip the Pie

Two nights ago we had a freeze warning, so I brought the decorative pumpkins inside.

And what did my wondering eyes see then

but a naughty brown dog chewing off all their stems.

Nom..nom..nom...

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Aagh! Gladys!

Aagh! We’d rather just have our stems chewed!

See what my naughty boys have been up to when you pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, Geordie and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

Black Pearls

What the heck, Toby. You must have swallowed one of my hairs. It's like a string of black pearls back here. This wouldn't happen if you didnt eat off the floor.
This wouldn't happen if you ran the vacuum more often!

But Toby, you hate the vacuum!

Back end of Cairn terrier sticks out from under the bed.

I know….

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Come with my boys as they visit the museum of their dreams in Dream Our World.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

This is an incredibly fun book enjoyed by readers of all ages. Inside Geordie and Toby view the world of art from a canine perspective while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from my store and from Amazon.

Fast & Furious

Hey look! There's a FAst and Furious marathon on this weekend!
Is that some sort of Vin Diesel crack? No, I really like the intricate plot twists and witty dialogue.
Wisper. Whisper.
I mean, i like the cars. The cars are cool. Well OK.

Just kidding. I have a little more hair than that.

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To see more of the mischief my boys have been up to, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. So far, the boys have been running around the local museum for nine months. I can’t imagine what they have been up to while we humans have been locked out.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

Pumpkin Beard

Avast Maties! It is I, the Great Pumpkin Beard!
Oh no! Ants!!
You wouldn't hae this problem if you didn't fight me so hard about washing your face. But I was saving this for later!

Based on actual events.

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On Wednesday mom had to turn the compost. She let me in the garden with her but told me not to pee on the cabbages. I didn’t. I was a good boy. Instead I peed on my leash. Then while she tried to grab a non-peey part of my leash, I ran over and stuck my head in compost juice. (Her mix is too green and not enough brown so it smells very, very nasty…just the way we puppies like it.)

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

Oh, wait. Something can.

Cairn terrier stands over slain toy

I told you stories about me were more interesting!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Come and read more stories about my boys’ adventures in Dream Our World. Inside my two little monsters view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

Further Down the Rabbit Hole

Now the doctor thinks I might have Bell's Palsy on top of everything. Oh gosh, I think I just peed myself! Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Yes, while my head was still grotesquely swollen from bee stings, I woke up to my right eye drooping half-way down my face like a stroke victim.

Young cairn terrier looking over his shoulder.

Seriously, you’re not going to make me walk with her in public, are you?

At my follow up eye appointment I had to discuss with the doctor whether or not I had had a stroke. That’s always fun. The doctor suggested my condition might be Bell’s Palsy. I had disregarded that thought initially because the symptoms weren’t constant. I guess they don’t have to be.

Hey guys, I'll be trying my new sleep goggles tonight. By the way,could someone help me to bed?

My mom took pity on me and my homemade eye aids and got me a pair of sleep goggles. They are supposed to create a seal to protect your eyes from air and to lock in moisture. Unfortunately I am not a adult-sized human so they are too large to fit inside of my orbital bones, and they gap. They do block out the light nicely.

Both Bell’s Palsy and logopthalmos (sleeping with your eyes open) have to do with damage to a nerve. Out of curiosity I googled whether chiropractics might help Bell’s Palsy, and the answer was yes. The doctor said that Bell’s Palsy usually only lasts a year or two, but if I could shorten that, I would be happy. Happy enough to cry? We’ll see. (Ha ha)

Toby doesn’t care about my eye situation – unless I step on him when they covered. He prefers to concentrate on his “Sexy Parties”. (Note how one of Toby’s may female admirers is giving him a kiss at this get together.)

Puppy Party!

Toby is the only boy on our walks, and he loves the attention of so many ladies.

Cairn terrier stalking prey

More stories about me, and less about your crap!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

For more of Geordie and Toby’s stories, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, the two boys visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

Giving Back

No one said it was a rational thought, but it’s what I was wondering as I watched a bat the other night.

Little Cairn terrier.

Let’s call her Edith. Why? ‘Cause she’s such a dingbat!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Dream Our World. You will want to brag to friends that you had your copy before the book becomes fabulously famous Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.