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Meet My Two New Assistants…

Okay, I did have a more art-focused blog planned for today, but first, the day is quickly getting away from me and I won’t be able to do the post justice if I rush it, and second, I have two new studio assistants to introduce to you, Coco and Ginger the guinea pigs.

By the way, in addition to the new piggies, my art pages have several new pieces I completed over the summer. Head on over to either my Wildlife Art, Botanical Art, or Objects & Landscapes to take a peek at the new additions!

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I hope they can understand my filing system.

Those Aren’t Dogs!

For a while now my husband and I have been tossing around the idea of getting a dog again (you may remember our last goofy pooch, Daisy). The doggie desire became especially strong after bringing back three dogs from Maui as part of the Wings of Aloha shelter exchange program. But, with a yard that stays muddy six months of the year (or more) and my weird quest to keep the floors clean (along with other aspects of our lifestyle), we decided maybe another pooch wasn’t a good fit for us.

But that didn’t rule out the possibility of not getting any new pets, we just needed ones that were preferably tidy and easy to care for. A cat would be the obvious choice, but we already have four (yes, I have strong potential for becoming a crazy cat lady). So, of course, the next logical leap would be to guinea pigs.

And the humane society just happened to have a stunning duo who needed a new home. The sisters are a bonded pair, which meant two for the price of one. It also means they can keep each other company on those days when I actually stick to my writing and art schedule.

Not sure what their typing speed will be, but looks like they're already deep into some research.

Not sure what their typing speed will be, but looks like they’re already deep into some research.

The orange one is Ginger; the brown one is Coco. These names may change (Mary Ann is being tossed around for the brown one, but I’m not sure if we’re big enough Gilligan’s Island fans for that). So far they seem to be settling in well and are quite friendly.

And the cats? The cats are already bored with my new office assistants.

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TAMMIE PAINTER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE TRIALS OF HERCULES: BOOK ONE OF THE OSTERIA CHRONICLES AND AN ARTIST WHO DEDICATES HERSELF TO THE TEDIUM OF CREATING IMAGES WITH COLORED PENCIL. YOU CAN FIND HER WORK AT TAMMIE PAINTER’S BOOKSTORE & GALLERY.

 

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