Does Mommy Still Love Me?

Do you think mommy still loves me even though I barked all day?
Of course she does. She has to. It's like, in her contract or something.
Just look at her. She's smiling. She must be happy.
I should sit here for my picture? OK! Free to a good home. Are you sure there are biscuits in here? Woo hoo! i can't wait to see what my surprise is!

No, I never think such things.

You’d better not. I know where you live.

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Bear Paw Quilt

Last night got cold enough for frost for us. If you are in a similarly global-warming-challenged climate, and your single puppy dog on the bed isn’t enough to keep you warm, consider adding this rustic Bear Paw Quilt to your nights. By adding an extra layer of bedding, not only will you save on heating costs but by conserving fuel, you won’t be contributing to next year’s unbearably hot summer. (Unless there’s a volcano, then all bets are off.)

This Bear Paw Quilt and many other fine gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Naughty Tomato

I stole something once.

Why? What were you expecting?

Every year the garden gives us something entertaining. This year it was a tomato.

I’m tellin’ ya, I’m much more entertaining than a stupid tomato!

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If you would like to be entertained by Toby instead of a tomato, check out Dream Our World! Dream Our World can literally be checked out at your local library, or you can order a copy from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

In Dream Our World, Bitey and Toby go to the museum of their dreams and view the world of art from a canine perspective. Dream Our World would make a perfect gift for friend or family!

Dream Our World

Love Train

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Watch where you're going you little runt! There ain't no stoppin' the Love Train, baby!

This used to happen a lot when the boys were together. Toby would ride his peppermint backward around the room until he inevitably ran into sleeping Geordie’s face. I would say, “And a good time was had by all” but Geordie would probably bite me.

For all the romantics like Toby out there, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Toby, do you have something you want to tell me? No.

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Oil painting of Westie puppy.

Forgot to get your sweetest something for Valentine’s Day? Then order a custom pet portrait from my shop! Tell your loved one that you ordered it weeks ago, and it will still be a little while before the paint dries. He or she will be so happy with the results that they won’t mind the wait.

L Bowman Studios

Where Oh Where

Where, oh where

has my little dog gone?

Oh where, oh where

can he be?

He’s back at home

hiding under the bed.

You silly,

silly puppy!

Roar!

In the few seconds that I was distracted, a certain furry someone sneaked under the bed and fell asleep. As I cluelessly walked past, I found a grouchy terrier affixed to my slipper.

Since Toby has been sleeping in his kennel, we have barely had any run ins like this one, and things are much better between us. I doubt Toby realizes why, but he is a happier, less stressed out pup.

(And yes, I do need my name on the slippers so I can tell mine from Toby’s.)

Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.

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Looking for a beautiful yet practical gift to give this holiday season? Consider giving a handmade quilt or afghan. Not only would you be giving a loving gift to someone you care about, but you would be supporting a cottage, American-based industry as well.

These and other fine gifts can be found in my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Getting an Appointment

My previously well-coiffed Toby has been looking a bit shaggy, so I decided to get in touch with his groomer. When I did, they told me that since Toby is considered a dangerous animal only the owner is willing to work with him, and she is booked until January.

Sad Emoji
Naughty List, Toby, currupt politicians, evil dictators, indoor poopers, software developers

Looks like “Santa” won’t be bringing any gifts for Toby this year. All “his” money will be tied up in tips and gifts for the groomer to try to bribe her into seeing us again.

I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a perfect angel!

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Keep your perfect angel warm this winter with the gift of a cozy quilt. Many sizes and designs are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Jurassic Cuke

Hey guys, look at this cuke. It's positively Jurassic!
After you eat that, it will be like that movie where the T Rex eats the guy with the Sat phone. Then later eeryone hears it ringing, and they have to dig through that huge mountain of....
Enough! Sheesh, why couldn't I have girls? It wouldn't matter. All dogs like poop stories!

Want me to tell you a poopcentric bedtime tale?

I’ve got a million of ’em!

Huge yellow cucumber
Very large garden cucumber

I drew this story after last year’s crop. That year we got exceptionally large cukes.

This year’s crop leaves a bit to be desired.

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OK, so there aren’t any poop stories in Dream Our World, but there are plenty of other things to laugh at! Visit the Museum of the Imagination with Bitey and Toby and view the world of art from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World

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

What’s in a Name?

Oh geez, Toby.  What is Peppermint going to think?  Her name is Zelda...or maybe Priscilla...and we're soulmates!
According to this tag, her name is "Fernando".

These two have spent so much time together that they are starting to look like each other.

Toby and new stuffed girlfriend looking off into the distance.

I do worry about Peppermint, though. I’m sure her feelings are hurt.

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ASL Alien Hand Pillow with Galaxies

Tell them you love them without saying a word! (Right, Toby?) Give someone you care about this stellar pillow with an E.T. hand signing “I Love You”. Not only is it a loving reminder, it is also a great conversation piece.

Alien Hand Pillow is 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.