Monday, February 27, 2012

that dog don't hunt

While I am the proud owner of two hunting dogs, the last thing they tracked down was the couch. While they are BIRD dogs this morning they decided they would be hounds and went after a big, fat, orange, tabby that was stalking birds in the brush. Blerg! I need to work on their recall because apparently it's nonexistent when there's a tasty cat around.

This little incident reminded me of when my neighbor was bragging about his yellow lab's hunting exploits. Apparently it's a big, big deal if a bird dog can retrieve two birds, who knew. So it was around the holidays when he stopped by to regale this amazing and heroic "double-retrieve" story. While he was telling the story all I could think of was, wow, my dog just stole our entire pumpkin pie off the counter and ate it.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Illustration Friday - capable

 Dogs are always cape-able as well as hat-able, scarf-able and shirt-able.

Here are a some photos of my dog models.
(no animals were hurt during these photo shoots just a little humiliated)

Fudge (one of my crazy fosters)
Ronan (allergy scratching prevention)
Kato (adventures in knitting)
Nadia (my dog-in-law)

Monday, February 20, 2012

doodle day

My backyard neighbor's dogs.
One barks incessantly while the other stands quietly by, so I call them Jay and Silent Bob. One day I hope to find out their real names.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Polly want to doodle all the day

It's that time again when the migrating birds blow through town. They are a raucous bunch, like tourist can be.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Illustration Friday - fluid

Kato seems to get more fluid on the floor than in his mouth.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

winter is finally here

Wow a big arctic cold front came through last night, we're a little blue today.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

illustration friday - pup-ularity

Kato is always trying to be the most popular dog in the house. He knows a good cup o'joe is a sure way to a girl's heart.

On another "pup-ular" note. Check out Mônica Carnesi's newly released children's book, "Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic." 

 It's a heart warming story illustrated with wonderful watercolours. Make sure you read it with a hot cup of cocoa and a big box of tissues.  

Congratulations to Mônica on this wonderful achievement!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Oodles of Doodles

 Catching up on my reading and found this gem in the Jan 29 NYT magazine, "The Art of the Doodle."

Sunday, February 05, 2012

illustration friday - suspense

A quick doodle of the boys and I watching a suspenseful movie.