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A writer and editor by trade, I love to draw—mostly pictures of my dogs, River and Calla. Here, I post drawings, photos and other artwork of the two cutest animals ever (and some of their very adorable friends). Subscribe to get an email when there's a new drawing. Questions? Contact me. Elsewhere on the web: My Dog is Chelsea and Remember the Pudding.

River Dog always steals my pillow. She seems to think it’s a funny trick.

River Dog always steals my pillow. She seems to think it’s a funny trick.

— 8 months ago with 2 notes

#dogs  #River Dog  #dog  #labrador  #doodle  #sketch  #Adobe Ideas  #drawing  #iPad art 
Tonight’s sketch of River Dog #drawing #doodle #sketch #pen #illustration #labrador

Tonight’s sketch of River Dog #drawing #doodle #sketch #pen #illustration #labrador

— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#sketch  #labrador  #doodle  #illustration  #pen  #drawing 

"We like snugglin’. Also, can you give us some chicken? Fanks."

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#dogs  #Calla  #River  #mutts  #lab mix  #labrador  #photo  #spoiled rotten 
River and Calla, 2012. Ink and watercolor on drawing paper. As you might have noticed, I haven’t been doing much doodling lately. This is mostly related to the fact that wedding planning has consumed the vast majority of my free time. I did, however, do a little dog doodle to use as the front of our save-the-date postcards. Now I just need to get them printed and dropped in the mail, but it might be a while. This whole wedding planning thing… it is HARD.

River and Calla, 2012. Ink and watercolor on drawing paper. As you might have noticed, I haven’t been doing much doodling lately. This is mostly related to the fact that wedding planning has consumed the vast majority of my free time. I did, however, do a little dog doodle to use as the front of our save-the-date postcards. Now I just need to get them printed and dropped in the mail, but it might be a while. This whole wedding planning thing… it is HARD.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#dogs  #drawing  #watercolor  #art  #save the date  #wedding  #labrador  #mutt  #Calla  #River 
Look closely—can you see River’s “cone of shame”? She got into a fight with another dog and ended up with two bites, one at the base of her ear and one on her leg. Both required stitches. She spent a long, scary day at the hospital yesterday, so we gave her this get-well-soon toy duck when we picked her up. She’s been carrying it around ever since. 

Look closely—can you see River’s “cone of shame”? She got into a fight with another dog and ended up with two bites, one at the base of her ear and one on her leg. Both required stitches. She spent a long, scary day at the hospital yesterday, so we gave her this get-well-soon toy duck when we picked her up. She’s been carrying it around ever since. 

— 2 years ago with 9 notes

#River  #photo  #lab  #labrador  #grayhound  #mutt  #e-collar  #lampshade  #cone of shame 
martinjosephpeters:

#riverdog #retriever #bestfriend (Taken with instagram)

This is my dog, River (Calla's BFF). Martin took this photo this morning. A future dog doodle, for sure. 

martinjosephpeters:

#riverdog #retriever #bestfriend (Taken with instagram)

This is my dog, River (Calla's BFF). Martin took this photo this morning. A future dog doodle, for sure. 

— 2 years ago with 4 notes

#River  #black lab  #mutt  #retriever  #labrador  #dogs  #photo 
We discovered a new (to us) HUGE dog park. Calla was so excited she drooled all over her face.

We discovered a new (to us) HUGE dog park. Calla was so excited she drooled all over her face.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes

#Calla  #Dogs  #dog park  #lab mix  #labrador  #viszla mix  #vizsla  #photo 
A walk in the park on Black Friday. Leaves were 75% off.
Happy Thanksgiving!

A walk in the park on Black Friday. Leaves were 75% off.

Happy Thanksgiving!

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#Calla  #photo  #lab mix  #vizsla mix  #Vizsla  #Labrador 

Late October, 2011. Just a couple of snapshots tonight. From top left:

  • Calla and River snuggle up to Martin on the couch
  • The dogs wait patiently in the kitchen
  • Morning fog descends upon Portland
  • Calla dons her pumpkin costume for about 3 seconds
  • Calla listens suspiciously to trick-or-treaters on the sidewalk 
— 2 years ago with 6 notes

#dogs  #photo  #labrador  #Halloween  #fall  #Portland 
Happy dogs at the Columbia River.

Happy dogs at the Columbia River.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#Dogs  #photo  #labrador  #river 

River, pen and ink, 2011. We went over to a friend’s house the other night for a pumpkin-carving party. What started as an attempt to draw dog stencils for our pumpkins ended in a series of dog doodles, none of which could be used for pumpkin carving. We ended up talking politics all night long and never made it to the carving portion of the evening.

On the way home, as our giant pumpkin rolled around in the trunk of the car, crashing from wall to wall like a pinball, “Despite All My Rage” came on the radio. Yes, folks, we were smashing a pumpkin to the Smashing Pumpkins.

EDIT! Martin just emailed:

Just to let you know, the Smashing Pumpkins song is not called “Despite All My Rage.” It’s “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.”

My sincerest apologies to the mid-90s.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes

#dogs  #doodles  #drawings  #labrador  #greyhound  #River 
This is a doodle of Calla. When she’s hungry and begging for dinner, sometimes we joke with her by asking if she wants a “root canal.” (If you use the right inflection, dogs will think anything is a good thing.) So for Calla, “root canal” is synonymous with eating. Ask her if she wants a root canal, and she’ll cock her head to the side, furrow her brows for a second, and then scramble downstairs to the kitchen for food.

This is a doodle of Calla. When she’s hungry and begging for dinner, sometimes we joke with her by asking if she wants a “root canal.” (If you use the right inflection, dogs will think anything is a good thing.) So for Calla, “root canal” is synonymous with eating. Ask her if she wants a root canal, and she’ll cock her head to the side, furrow her brows for a second, and then scramble downstairs to the kitchen for food.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes

#dogs  #doodles  #Calla  #labrador 

Calla and River circa fall 2009. Oil pastel on canvas paper.

— 2 years ago

#artwork  #dogs  #drawings  #labrador  #River  #Calla  #oil pastel