Inktober Day 14

The prompt for Day 14 is “empty.” My Chihuahuas, Chloe and Mack, are very food focused and empty plates are a cause to create a relentless nagging until they get their next meal. Because Chihuahuas can get hypoglycemic, especially as puppies, our dog children are fed small portioned meals spaced out three times a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chloe and Mack get my hubby up early for their breakfast. My husband used to get up early to commute into NYC and he still wakes early because of it. The dynamic duo sense his sleep pattern changing and they are on him like flypaper until he gets up and feeds them breakfast. Usually some drama of coughing and sneezing like they’re on their last breath. They’re dying because they are thinning by the minute until they get breakfast. Then that wakes me and we’re all up at 6AM. They get fed, go out to go potty, and are back in a coma while we have to try to fall back asleep again.

When we cat sit our grand kitties, the two kitties used to be upset about being with us until they watched and studied this whole drama. They learned that Chloe and Mack wake up the humans for food. Which is cool because when the doggies get fed, the kitties get fed, too. The kitchen becomes chaos when the kitties are here. Then, they go home, and treat their mom, my daughter, to a whole new and unwelcome AM feeding schedule.

That tail, tale? all told, “empty” has a different meaning in our house than those without animal companions. Empty means someone’s belly requires filling. And God help us if there is a chicken or turkey in the oven! They know and they become relentless. Chloe will sit in front of that stove until the poultry comes out.

Inktober Day 14
Empty
Pen and ink drawing of a cat and a dog sitting in front of empty dishes.
Inktober Day 14 – Empty

Georgie is about to have a bad day

I have a few “prepped” homemade sketchbooks with patterned backgrounds that I use for characters. Sort of like a staged background. Today I used the background to randomly “find” a character.

This guy almost jumped off the page. But then he looks very terrier-ish so that would be normal for a terrier.

Georgie is a happy guy. Everyone loves him except……

The Cat Bully….

Live critter Sunday

I have so many photos of real animals, especially of Chloe and Mack, that I think I’ll make Sundays a real creature day.

Today’s photo is of Mack. He’s hiding under the end table because Chloe and Mack needed baths. Chloe went first so Mack ran for cover.

“I don’t think they’ll find me here.”

Friendly Faces Day 27

Today’s prompt is “bashful” and I thought Chloe needed a turn since Mack’s portrait was done last week.

Chloe doesn’t like to be photographed. As soon as she sees a cell phone she closes her eyes or looks away, lol.

Friendly Faces Day 19

Happy Memorial Day!

Today’s prompt is Pet’s face. I was going to sketch Chloe and Mack together, but it’s a small sketchbook and I would have to squeeze both on a 5×5 page, so I opted to do Mack this time. I’ll do a Sketch of Chloe later.

This is Mack just before his summer trim. Mack is a long haired Chihuahua and is the half brother to Chloe, who is a smooth coat Chihuahua. They share the same mother.