Perfect Lady

Lady Chihuahua sits on Daddy's chair next to the window. Oil on canvas.

Perfect Lady, oil on canvas

Today my heart goes out to all those unlucky pups and peeps who will have a Pandemic Birthday this year.  With a Pandemic Birthday, there are no surprise parties, no regular parties, no cake at the office nor nice dinner at a fancy restaurant with close friends.  By the time all of this is over, if you say, “Hey, it was my birthday six weeks ago!”, everyone will think you are lame.

If you know someone having a birthday during confinement, consider celebrating their special day by having a pet portrait made for them!   Portraits can be done in a variety of mediums (even crayon, if you want) to fit a variety of budgets.

You can contact me here or through my website L Bowman Studios.  Help keep the economy moving and small business alive!

Bored terrier lies next to his tennis ball.

(And Toby full of biscuits.  He insists that is a very important point.)

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Prefer binge gift shopping?  Then order a bunch of copies of Dream Our World!  Bored friends and family will be grateful for the fun diversion where they can visit the only museum in the world still open.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

 At the Museum of the Imagination, Bitey and Toby view the world of art from a canine perspective all while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

Schroedinger and Dirty Hankies

Black and white cat sitting in box

Earlier this year business was slow.  As soon as I got sick, though, all sorts of requests started pouring in.  It has left me with mixed feelings about colds.  Sure they hurt like heck and my dreams turn weird, but it does allow me to buy more biscuits for my stinky Toby.

Toby is totally behind the idea of me getting sick.  Turns out he is particularly fond of dirty hankies.  Toby was inspired by my last post to want to chase a little sister around with gross hankerchiefs, so when I had a dream of him getting an itty bitty Westie sister he was all on board.Arf! Arf! Arf!

He claims he won’t put his little sister in a box with dirty hankies as a science experiment, but I see no reason to trust him.

Sad Cairn terrier looks out of door.

Aw, Ma, how can you say you don’t trust this face?

(Where did you put that latest box from Amazon?)

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To help Toby get even more biscuits, pick up a copy of Dream Our World

Cover of the book Dream Our World

In Dream Our World, Bitey and Toby go on an adventure to the Museum of the Imagination.  Fortunately, this museum is very welcoming.  No one hovers over your shoulder or yells at you for wanting to touch the artwork.  It is a fun place to go!

Inside, the pups view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

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If you already have a copy of Dream Our World but would still like to help Toby eat too many biscuits, order a pet portrait form L. Bowman Studios.  (A sample of my work is above.)

Toby’s First Tree

Christmas tree with picture of Geordie overlooking the scene.

Kind of sweet, isn’t it?

Notice how Geordie is up in the corner supervising all of the goings on.  He likes to point out that now he is on the same level as the angel.

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Looking for a gift this holiday season?  There is still time to order copies of Dream Our World!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

In Dream Our World, Bitey and Toby visit the Museum of the Imagination where they view art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon (but not the library.  Not yet.).

 

Kitties and Terrier Screams

Watercolor painting of cat

Image not stolen.  I made it myself!

 

Frantic looking Cairn terrier

The kitties!  The kitties!  Can’t you see the kitties?

This picture was taken at a Halloween party at the pet store.  For some reason they decided to stage the photos in front of the kitty adoption section.  Geordie can’t hold in his excitement when a feline is around.  As you can see, his is not a happy look but a frantic one.

Some terriers have the “terrier scream” and my boy is one of them.  It is a very human sounding noise, as if a person were yelling, “Aaaaagh!  Aaaaagh!  Aaaaaagh!” at the top of their lungs.  Trust me, you get awfully strange looks when your dog starts belting out some of those.

Even now when Geordie is a very mature pup and has lost a lot of lung capacity to cancer, he can still shout out a terrier scream loud enough to break windows.

Kitties beware.

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Poopiter!  It tells the illustrated story of Bitey and Toby’s first year together.  (You’ll want to catch up on things before their next book is published.)

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is available from Amazon.