Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Helper

As  I mentioned in my last post I have an art room. It's the former nursery--who am I kidding-- it's just a very small bedroom in our house, but it's now my art room, and it's all mine. But it's in desperate need of a makeover. And I've been telling everyone and anyone that will listen to me that  I am renovating it.  If I could rent out a billboard and put it one of the main streets in  my town, I would.  I do this, because this is the only way that I can get things done.  If  I didn't, I would never do it--I'm a great procrastinator.

So a couple of weeks ago, I put a whole day aside to start cleaning it out.  It may be very small, but what's in that room could probably fill a whole house--in other words--it's a mess. I want to sort through everything, and see what I can get rid of, or move, or whatever.  It's a long process, because it's all of my art supplies--whatever they may be.  Well that day I had a helper--


Bob is a French Bulldog. He's my daughter and son-in-law's.  And if anyone knows anything about French Bulldogs, aside from food, they love, love, love people!   He is one of the friendliest dogs I've ever known. One of his favorite things to do  in the summer is go along with us when we go  to garage sales, because he loves mingling with all of the other garage salers--he's always the center of attention.

So a couple of weeks ago we were watching him on the day that I was going to clean out my room, but the first thing he had to do was go for a walk with  Fred, my husband.  That's a given--he knows that Fred will take him for a walk no matter what it's doing outside.

Not the greatest picture, but you get the point.

After the walk, he always gets a treat. This all tires him out and it'll be time for a nap.

And then he wakes up, and this happens every  time, he gets a bit worried that his Mom and Dad aren't coming back, and then he just wants to go home.

So you're probably wondering if we got any work accomplished in cleaning out my room. Well, I never even went into that room the whole time he was here.  But I am  going to get that room done.  My goal was mid December, now it's  mid  January ( It will get done!) In all actuality, Bob really isn't a dog--he just happens to look like one--he's just part of the family--he's Bob!


Mary said...

Bob! Why do I think that is the perfect name for a dog. Especially one so cute. My husband wants a bull dog, a regular one. Not gonna happen I am afraid. We have and have had enough pets - and I always end up having to take care of them. Our youngest will be going off to college next year so no new pets!!

Anonymous said... chronicled that perfectly...each caption and picture match so perfectly...He is adorable...sooooo cute i love this kind of dog..hes like mine..Boston Terrier....greeeat post..!!tell Bob Hi...!

Buffy said...

He's so cute! Love his face and especially when he looked worried about his mom and dad coming home and his name just fits him. Don't worry your room will get done!

Holly Loves Art said...

I love French Bull Dogs and I LOVE Bob!!! What an adorable little fellow. We have a lot in common with our TINY art studios and canine companions! It's a great life isn't it? Happy holidays!

Deb Harvey said...


I'm so glad you found my blog, so I could visit yours! Bob is adorable! I loved reading about his day with you, and seeing the wonderful pictures of Bob.

Thank you for stopping by!
Merry Christmas!

Carissa Paige said...

Awwww, that Bob is so precious. Can't wait to see your art room unfold :)

Micki said...

Aww Bob is gorgeous!
I would be totally distracted with him around too, he's lovely!!

Micki x

Marilyn Rock said...

Bob! How cool is he? Love him! I'm so happy you shared him with us. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, I don't even know what to say about that! He is awfully distracting though, I can never get anything done when I'm home with him because we always end up laying on the couch! (like right now!) You did leave out the part about the last time you watched him and he ended up in the hospital and on anti-anxiety pills :)

LunaKris said...

Bob's adorable. I'm a pet sitter, so I know about adorability. Also, like you, I'm new to the blogging universe. Yours looks great!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Our art room sounds like yours. We try and try to clear it out, but too much of the room is used for storage. Good luck to both of us. Bob looks like a little sweetheart. Spending time with him was rewarding too. Have a great weekend! Twyla

PBsArtStudio said...

hi Diane, Thanks for visiting me! I love your blog! I'm so glad you came by. I really had to laugh at your post cause I'm exactly the same, I get distracted very easily and I'll always choose fun before work, thats why my art room looks like a tornado hit it!I just love Bob, he's adorable! and a very good helper... apparently! HAHA

Celestial Charms said...

I really liked learning about Bob. So sweet he is. I was actually reading your post to my two children, whom adore dogs. We hope to be getting a Westie puppy in January. Anyway, thank you ever so much for visiting my blog. Glad you found me and now I've found you!

nick said...

1.) if you posted a billboard on buffalo road, unfortunately no one would see it because downtown wesleyville is so abandoned these days. :)

2.) if you're such a procrastinator, then why are you so good about blogging? i don't think you're as much of a procrastinator as you think!

the pics of bob are pretty adorable!

Diane Duda said...

I love Bob! And I love Julian Velard. He was awesome...and very funny. Have you seen him?
Also we are now fans of Jonah Smith who opened up for him.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. And good luck with the art room. (all I have is a nook) :(


I LOVE BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have 2 Jack Russells and want another dog as we put down Scout in May...I was thinking of a labradoodle...but now that I see BOB...hummmmm
Deb :)


I LOVE BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have 2 Jack Russells and want another dog as we put down Scout in May...I was thinking of a labradoodle...but now that I see BOB...hummmmm
Deb :)

Betzie said...

I love Frenchies!!! I have Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, but if I didn't, I'd get a French bulldog. I think they have precious faces and expressions and Bob is no exception!!! He's adorable! So glad you had a should see my art/craft disaster, but as soon as I clean it, I can't be the least bit creative, so I usually leave it a mess!

Anonymous said...

What a darling little doggie...I love dogs...what a cutie!

claire barone art said...


Alberta said...

Welcome to Blogland! How nice it was to read your comment this morning and find I have a new kindred spirit. I think we share exactly the same philosophy of art. I hope you have half as much fun here as I have in the past two and a half years. I too inherited a room when my sons flew the nest, and I spent a year renovating it. Now it's the happiest place in my home and I spend many hours playing and creating there. I[m sure yours will be perfectly wonderful. You are a natural-born storyteller, and I'm looking forward to many more of your posts.


P.S. Bob is adorable. I want a Bob!

Marlynn said...

I'm LOL checking out Bob..... Bob and Oliver are a lot alike, I'm telling you, a lot alike. Check Nov. 21 on Honeysuckle for Oliver's visit with me one weekend: We will see if the link works:
Thanks for chatting with me over at the honeysuckles!

Puma said...

Bob just lovely Рада, что он здоров теперь А у меня есть cat


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