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.

Be Careful When You Sleep

Whoa, what happened to you? I'm afraid of the clippers, so Mom keeps sneaking up on me with scissors when I'm sleeping.

(My Mom calls him “Toby of the Butt Tuft.”)

Untrimmed Cairn Terrier


Neatly trimmed Cairn terrier


Eventually things get evened out.


To have more fun at my boys’ expense, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, you will get to see the world of art through the eyes of my two pups.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

This would be a great book to have on hand if the grand kids are off school yet you need to keep them entertained as well as educated.  Famous works are recreated and reinterpreted in various mediums all while injecting a touch of humor into each piece or artwork.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.