Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Mess with Me!

Mittens (Mitty)
10" X 8" pen and ink

Friday, October 24, 2008

from a Quaker newsletter in Australia

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

. . . Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Angel Andrew

8" X 10" pen and ink

Andrew is quite the character. He is half Lhasa, half Poodle, and he was rescued from a Maine animal shelter. He lives on a farm and hangs out with horses, a donkey, cats, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits and the occasional skunk and raccoon. Although he's over 15 years old, he loves going on walks with visitors, digging in the couch, spinning in circles, and riding in the car in his very own booster seat. He also makes a great lap warmer. His "Aunt" says, "He looks like and angel, which, in his quirky way, he is!" Andrew can be a little devil as well. When he knows his "Mom" is planning to cut his nails, he hides the clippers so that she can't find them. I think this pose captures both sides of his personality. I love his soulful angel eyes and his fierce show of devil teeth.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Steady Gaze & Doggie Secrets

8" X 10" pen and ink

Miles is quite the cool cat, don't you think? How about that mesmerizing stare?

Mitzi & Rosie

7" X 5" pen and ink


Mitzi has got a delicious secret that she's sharing with Rosie. Both terriers, Mitzi is a Parson Jack Russell and Rosie is an Airdale. Don't you wonder what Mitzi's whispering?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

PenPets Goes Political!

I’ve been pretty quiet about my political beliefs for most of my adult life, but the current economy and Sarah Palin have pushed me over the edge. Here’s my PenPets Political Pronouncement. Please excuse the histrionics, but we’ve gotta be strong to combat the barracuda!

I ordered ten of these t-shirts last week and they arrived yesterday. They’ve all been snatched up and I’m poised to place another order tonight. They should come in 7 days (by 10/17 I hope). Would you like to order one or more for yourself and your like-minded friends and family members?

Here are the details: The t shirts are white, 100% cotton, and preshrunk. They come in 5 sizes: S, M, L, XL, and XXL. The shapely sow is a black pen-and-ink drawing; the text is in lipstick red! I’m selling them for $15 apiece. The cost of Priority Mail will be $5 for 1-2 shirts and $10 for 3 or more.

Time is of the essence! Election Day is 4 weeks from yesterday (November 4th). If I order the shirts now, you should get yours by the 3rd week in October. That gives you one week to wear it to bits!

Please email me ( ASAP if you’d like a t shirt and what size you’d like. I will bill you later.