Sleeping Angels

Toby sleeping next to Mommy's desk.

Last night I found Toby hidden in a little corner next to my desk.  I thought it was funny to see him sleeping with his head on my hard, wooden sewing basket and his butt pressed against a soft, comfortable pillow.  I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture before he could wake up.  I didn’t realize until this evening when I went to edit it that he looked exactly like the picture of sleeping Geordie on the pillow.  Aw, my little angel boys!

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, not-so-angelic Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and view the world of art from a canine perspective.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon and from a museum (conveniently located near me but distressingly far from all of you).

Memory Items

 

Memory Pillows on a chair.My weeks before Christmas were busy with projects.  In this case, I was making Memory Bears and Memory Pillows for a woman whose husband had passed.

Memory items are typically made of the deceased person’s clothes. I can make them into teddy bears (similar to the one below) or pillows.  With the pillows, I try to incorporate pockets, buttons and sometimes collars from the shirts used.  With the bears, I often use the buttons from the shirts as the bears’ eyes.  Some bears get bow ties.  Some get long trailing ribbons.

The lady who ordered these gave them to her grandchildren for Christmas.  She told them that whenever they wanted to hug Grandpa, they could hug their teddy bears.

Camouflage stuffed bear.

Of course, the challenge was making sure that my playful pups didn’t think any of those stuffed animals were for them!

Peek-a-boo!

You sure that’s not for me, Mom?

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Don’t forget to order your copy of PoopiterPoopiter  “illustrates” the first year that Bitey Dog and his pesky little brother spend getting to know each other.  A fun read for any dog lover!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

 

Engelbert Humpamint

Cairn terrier puppy sleeping with his head on a peppermint toy.

Aaaah, so comfy!

When Geordie was a puppy, he had a stuffed peppermint that he loved very much. He often used it as a pillow or would carry it around the house with him.

Peppermint 1Peppermint 2

 

It was funny to watch him carry it because the toy was so much larger than he was.  For some reason, he always picked it up by the center so that he couldn’t see where he was going.

Drawing of Cairn terrier puppy humping his favorite peppermint toy.

Ooh, yeah, baby!

Toby has a  stuffed peppermint toy, but he loves it in an entirely different way.

 

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