My Little Lamb

Coco Before-After

My little lamb, aka Coco went to the groomer’s today and got all shorn for spring. Couldn’t resist doing a before & after shot. I think he looks pretty adorable before and after. Poor thing is winking because his eye is bothering him, probably some form of hay fever.

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Happy New Zzzzz…

IMG_5506 (2)Coco and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy National Sleep Day and also a Happy, Peaceful and Satisfying New Year!

A Rainy Day: An Instagram Short Story

Well, my biggest project this month was intended to be my latest effort at writing a novel draft for NaNoWriMo, but then Instagram happened, and for the past couple of weeks since I’ve joined the fee iPhone and Android application which allows you take photos, edit them and post them to share with millions of other users around the world, I’ve been doing nothing but taking photos, editing them, and posting them. So while my writing has been suffering, my instinct to tell stories still remains. Today I put together a little story in photos. It was rainy and grey, but that didn’t stop me from snapping away.

It’s nice to stay under the blankets on a rainy day…

This is the kind of day that greeted us when Coco and I stepped outside.

Everyone and everything was grey and rain-spattered.

Here and there, droplets of colour, but you really had to look for them.

Suddenly, a burst of colour. I grew very excited.

A friendly face came into the next frame. It said: “you’ve taken enough photos mummy, I’m cold, how about that warm blanket now?”

Doing what he does best:

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This is my Coco, doing what he does best, i.e. looking ridiculously cute. I took him to the groomer’s for his quarterly visit last week, and can’t get over how soft he is. Now whenever people ask what breed he is, I say he’s a toy poodle crossed with a lamb. One lady actually believed me yesterday. No joke! Sheesh.

Sitting on the balcony, drawing my dad.

Hope all you fathers out there have been enjoying your day. My dad and I sort of celebrated yesterday, when I invited him over to sit for me for some drawings on my balcony over homemade lemonade and cookies. Then we enjoyed a viewing of Les triplettes de Belleville, an awesome animated movie from 2003 which was an international co-production (France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Canada) and was nominated for a couple of Academy Awards. Having been thoroughly entertained and impresses with the level of artistry in this nearly wordless production,  I see what all the fuss was about.

The two adorable mutts in my dad’s arms are my Coco and his Lulu, a high energy girl who is sweet and calm once she’s settled down. In the background is a large drawing I did of my dad just minutes before I took this photo. You can view it, along with preliminary sketches I did, on my other blog, createthreesixty5.com.