The Snowman

Look, it's snowing! I think I'll build the boys a snowman while they're sleeping.
They're going to be so surprised.
The next morning...
Hey guys, come see what I've done!
Yay, a pee man! If I give him my hat, can I bring him to life?

Yesterday was the first snow of the season. I took Toby outside to play, and we decided to build a snowman. As I rolled the snow across the ground, I picked up pee spot after pee spot after pee spot. When I was done, I had more pee than snow. Toby was thrilled and even kicked the dirty snow into my face. (Thanks, Toby.) It was one of the grossest experiences I’ve had.

After some of the pee melted off, we decided that the snowman looked like a despondent cat.

Cairn terrier pup standing in snow.

You didn’t like my pee snow? I don’t believe it.

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Bear Paw Quilt

Looking for a gift this holiday season? Consider giving the gift of warmth with this hand quilted Bear Paw Quilt! Heating costs are projected to be 28% higher this winter, so a nice, cozy quilt could help keep utility bills down. Plus, what is more fun than snuggling up together with someone you love on a cold, blustery evening?

This Bear Paw Quilt and other fine gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Toby Catches Something

Wow, these snowflakes are so beautiful!

I wish I could show them to mommy. I bet she would like them.

Gee, Toby, what's this? It's a snowflake bouquet!

Snowflake bouquets taste almost as good as the regular ones!

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If your corner of the world is opening up and you would like to find something nice for the young man in your life, then come visit the Boys’ Department in my store! There is a variety of dress, casual shirts, ties, vests and cardigans available so that your boy can look his best going back to school or religious services.

Kick the Snow!

Come on, mom, kick the snow!

Here is Toby staring at my boots telling me to start the game.

This has got to be Toby’s favorite game in the whole world. Every time it snows, we play “Kick the Snow’ for hours. Look at those teeth! Look at those claws! This boy is dead set on killing himself some snow.

My neighbor saw us playing and said of Toby, “He’s bat-shit crazy, isn’t he?”. Short answer: yes.

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If you and your beloved decided to get married on Valentine’s Day but you haven’t yet chosen a ring, be sure to buy a beautiful Royal Velvet Pillow for perfect presentation. Royal Velvet Pillow can also be used as a ring-bearer’s pillow during the ceremony. Once you’ve settled into a happy life together, your Royal Velvet Pillow can rest in a place of honor on your comfy couch.

Royal Velvet Pillow is available from my shop.

Dressed for Snow

Hey mom, we wanna go outside! Hold on. It's cold out. I need to get dressed first.
Ha ha! Look, it's Ralphie's little brother! No wait, it's Kenny from South Park!
Maybe we should have quit while we were ahead.

Yeah, it’s best not to piss off the mama.

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Madison House wall hanging sized quilt.

Is it chilly at your house? Could your walls use a bit of rustic decoration? Then consider adding this lovely Madison House Quilt to your decor! For a full description and pricing, click here. Shipping is free on domestic orders.

Madison House Quilt and many other fine gifts are available from my shop.

Shoveling Snow

Wheee!!

This is why I have lower back problems…because my boys are such good “helpers”.

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Bear Paw Quilt

This rustic Bear Paw Quilt will keep you warm on cold winter nights. Bear Paw Quilt would fit nicely at the cabin by the lake or thrown over the couch. The pattern is geometric, and the colors are bold yet earthy. The overall effect is of paw prints in snow. On sunny days, the colors look so inviting it is hard not to lie down on them and take a nap.

Bear Paw Quilt is available from my shop.

Boots

Mommy’s boots and puppies’ boots

After a day of play.

They go with us on our ADventures

and then by the door they stay.

Climbing hills, breaking trails,

They go wherever we go.

We take them off when we say goodnight

And dream of more days of snow.

Two puppies make snow angels in a snow bank.
Two puppies look at their snow angels. One is an angel, the other one a devil.

Ooh, tough break Toby.

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Handknit man's cardigan.

Many fine cardigans and sweaters are still available at L Bowman Studios! These incredibly soft cardigans are hand knit of merino wool, superfine alpaca and Donnegal tweed. The buttons are made of eco-friendly natural coconut shell. Warm cozy sweaters allow us to keep the thermostat turned back to save both money and the environment.

Many gifts are available at my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Tall Snow

Puppy standing in deep snow, looking up in awe.
Puppy stannding at base of huge snow pile
Mom, can I poop in the house like when I was a puppy?

Toby thought he liked snow until he encountered the deep stuff.

Now, like the rest of us, he is waiting for a thaw. *

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Escape your snowy world with a trip to The Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World! Inside Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun. Dream Our World makes a great gift for all ages.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

*After the Storm, oil on canvas

(What genius at WordPress decided that an asterisk is the same as a bullet point? Quit changing what I type!)

Snow Boinging

Aren't you getting tired of saying "Boing, boing, boing" every time you run? Never!
You're just jealous because I am too light to fall through the snow!

While our snow stopped during the night, the wind continued till morning. We ended up with knee-high drifts over most of the yard. Toby still loves boinging out in the snow, but now that he has put on extra weight, he no longer lands on top. I suspect Geordie is having a big laugh at his expense this week!

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If you would like to have more laughs at Toby’s expense, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

It Snowed!

Guess what? It snowed!
Whee!
Puppy makes snow angels.
Puppy dives into fresh snow.
Puppy does the backstroke in fresh snow.
Puppy digs in fresh snow.
Hello...what's this? They grew back?

Toby couldn’t wait to wake me up this morning to tell me that it snowed. He was so impatient to go out that he didn’t even ask for my breakfast. Once he got out, he Boing! Boing! Boinged! all over the place. It was so nice to see him happy and bouncy again!

The cold temperatures and 5″ of powder were all worth it to watch my puppy in the snow.

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Waiting for Santa

If you would like to share some puppy cheer, consider sending friends and family these Waiting for Santa greeting cards. (Without the watermark, of course.) The inside is blank so you can decide if your household is a “Merry Christmas” or a “Season’s Greetings” one.

These and other great gifts are available from my shop, L Bowman Studios.