What To Do When The Router’s Out?

Oil painting of Mom trying to embarrass teen boy by kissing him in front of his girlfriend.

I decided to do a painting!

I haven’t been able to paint since Toby was a puppy.  Shortly after he came here he developed a UTI which led to potty training issues which were replaced by him turning into a naughty dog who loves to play chase more than he likes being good.

This time, though, Toby surprised me by being a little sweetie and lying on the floor beside me while I worked.  Like his brother, though, he likes to be where I put the lid to my Masterson.  I guess it is inevitable that I will have puppies with colorful fur.


Boys' blue plaid short sleeved shirt.

Cool and stylish for summer days, this Boys’ Blue Plaid Shirt Sleeved Shirt could be the perfect accessory for the young man in your life.  One of a kind in size 4, it is available in my shop.  Hurry before it – like Summer – is gone!



Kitty Pictures


Watercolor painting of cat

If you would like a kitty picture of your very own, (sans the Bitey Dog mark, of course) let me know!  Maybe I can help.

Click to visit the Pet Portraits section of my shop.   There you will find instructions and pricing guidelines.  I have examples given for oils and pencils, but I am finding that when I view a customer’s pet photos, sometimes a different medium seems better such as the water colors for this little kitty.

You could order a picture of your own pet, or you could present a loving tribute to a friend who has lost a beloved companion.  Whether for yourself or for a friend the gift of art is one that is always appreciated.



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.


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.