In Defense of the Indefensible

This is Geordie, the original Bitey Dog. Geordie was my first pup, and I learned a lot about dog grooming from him. When I got Geordie, I was unfamiliar with Cairn haircuts, so I let him grow long and shaggy. This meant that I had to brush him pretty much every day. Later family got me a pair of clippers and insisted, “Trim that dog already!”. During his whole life I brushed Geordie and stripped his fur, trimmed his nails and brushed his teeth. I even trimmed the matted fur that developed between his pads when he walked in snow.

Not being able to take care of Toby makes me feel like a failure. Looking back on these photos, though, makes me think that I am not necessarily terrible at grooming – just understanding doggie mental health.

Hope you are having yet another perfect day in Heaven my beautiful boy.


ASL Alien Hand Pillow with Galaxies

Tell your special someone you love them without saying a word. This novelty American Sign Language Alien Hand Pillow shows the ASL sign for “I Love You”. This would make a unique Christmas present for someone you care about.

ASL Alien Hand Pillow is available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.