Blue and Yellow

Based on actual events.

Dog:  OK, the blue I understand. We've been eating blueberries. But what about the yellow?  
Woman:  Toby ate a banana peel.

Dog:  A banana peel? So what did you think of it?
I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating kibble!

Guess how I found out Toby could jump high enough to reach the counter?


On the recommendation of our dear friend Max, I did check out the AKC’s Museum of the Dog. Oh my gosh, I had no idea such a place existed! It is located in New York City, but I think there should be branches in cities all over the world.

Unfortunately I missed the deadline for submitting a work to be considered for their Dog Days of Summer exhibit which started yesterday. I doubt I would have been chosen, but it would have been a hoot to try. Instead I have been trying to contact the museum to see if a book about a couple of familiar terriers might be a good fit with their gift shop. So far just voice mail messages and email forms but no replies. Toby says he is very much interested in getting into this museum so he can play like Ben Stiller when everyone goes home.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

If you would like to see what my boys like to do when they are alone in a museum, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Dream Our World is available both from my shop and from Amazon.


Electric Mustard Mulch Puke

Electric mustard colored fungus growing in wood mulch

Bright yellow fungus growing in wood mulch

That is the scientific name for this stuff,  isn’t it?

This is the latest addition to the list of things I need to keep Toby from eating.  So far he has been pretty good about it, but he does keep trying to eat the mulch.  I worry that this might happen again:

Bright red mushrooms

Sketch of brown mushrooms


Psychedelic Pup


Blecch...This is not the "trip" they promised in the brochure!

Bored terrier lies next to his tennis ball.

Why do you keep picking on me?  I’ve been good lately.


To catch up on what my stinky boys have been up to when they are not visiting the museum, pick up a copy of PoopiterPoopiter tells the illustrated tales of the meeting of Bitey Dog and Toby and their adventures during their first year together.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is available from Amazon.


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.)


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.


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!