Facts of Life

Guess who my favorite Facts of Life character is...Tootie! Ugh. Her real name was Dorothy.

Don’t know what’s up with my boy, but he has been prone to “back talking” lately.


Come join Bitey and Toby on their adventures in their new book, PoopiterBitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

It is available at Amazon in a beautiful, glossy paperback version.


To learn more of Bitey’s days before the usurping Toby came along, check out A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy  which is also available from Amazon.

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Either would make a great gift for the dog-lover in your life!


Sky Dog Skip Gets Ready for Space

Here I am, all ready for space!  I have my helmet, my bag of biscuits and my squeaky ray gun.

Hole on. Before you go, I have something for you. A new shirt? Thanks! Make sure to wear it on all your missions.

And here are some pictures of your girlfriend. I have a girlfriend? Wow!

Yup.  Geordie would most likely set Toby up to be the Ensign headed to the new planet!


Toby and Geordie have a new book out called Poopiter.  In it, you can glimpse what life is like for two naughty Cairn terriers.  Poopiter is available at Amazon in paperback.


To read more of Bitey’s adventures before Toby, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.  It is filled with memories, stories and poems from the years Geordie and I spent together. It too is available from Amazon.  (Turns out there was some sort of formatting issue with the Kindle version, and it is not available.)




I have a friend who says that puppies' souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

I have a friend who says that puppies’ souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

Butterflies 2

Perhaps that is why my boys enjoy chasing butterflies so much…they sense a kindred spirit.


To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.   It is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.


Coming Soon!  Bitey and his little brother Toby will have their own book.  I got a proof back from the printer yesterday, but there had been a problem with compression when the manuscript was sent.  I fixed that and resubmitted, so hopefully it will be good enough to approve next time!

Little Bird, Little Bird…

…fly through my window!

Baby robin stands in grass

Note, little bird, that the song did not say “Poop on my lawn chair!”  or “Make my small dogs bark!”.  You really should reconsider your agenda for the day.

Robin Faux Hawk 2

When Geordie was a puppy, he had a bird friend:  The Faux-hawk Robin.  This bird had a peculiar feather-do that made him easy to spot.  After that first friend, Geordie was never playful with birds again.  I am glad I got to watch the two of them together.

Robin and Geordie - Copy


To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of his book, A Tired Mommy Is a  Good Mommy available in paperback and Kindle versions at Amazon.

Teeny Tiny Toby’s Terrible Tuesday Temper Tantrum



…which really took place on a Monday…but I am posting about it on a Friday!

I got fortunate in that Toby decided to throw one of these fits in front of the vet.  She was taken aback at the viciousness of his outburst.  She said that this is simply what he does when he doesn’t get his way, and no one should give in to him or he will learn that this is how he gets what he wants.  The down side?  This


I was feeling happy that my little monster had largely outgrown this phase, until today.  Then ol’ crabby pants showed up again to say that he did not appreciate the hug I gave him after supper.  Looks like I had better keep the Band Aids handy.



To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy (or download a Kindle version) of his book A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy, available at Amazon.