Monday, December 24, 2012

See you next year!

This is done on a laptop mousepad. Thought you should all have a holiday picture before we head out of town.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final grumpy pigs... for the holidays!

Melt your holiday stress away with a nice slow burn!

I'm outta here until the 18th of January, so enjoy your holidays and happy new years.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ancient of Wheaks

Frontispiece to the Book of Ur-Piggie...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grumpy holidays

Two views of holiday cheer. Kiwis are the most grumpy of the animal kingdom.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Not quite topical any longer...

Still, it's a good idea to flex your rights as a citizen. Even a fuzzy one...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012


Slurping on her secret juicebox...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sad and happy

Not what you think...

Make a joyful wheak unto the Binket.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Post-Thanksgiving Mega-Post

Because you all have been good and cleaned your plates and helped Mom with the dishes, I will post not one not two but THREE toons for you (and two have a lot of animals on them). Sorry for the delays--the scanner has been broken at work, but it's better now.

On to the toons:

From my old notebook, more travellin' pigs!

L commissioned a portrait of a night out with a whole bunch of our real-life stuffed animals. See, there's (from left to right) Flowerdew, Kippers, Flotilla, the Big Bunny, S'eepin, Secret, Applesauce, Temperance, some unnamed hamster, Happenstance, Theodore, Small Feet, Lemons, Pachy, Camden, Lawrence (on the ground), and Gus. whew!

News Flash: Lyra eats a bug!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Who's the fiercest GP?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Found in an old notebook

Well, not that old. I think these came from my trip out West two summers ago. The character down in the right corner is a portrait of my Dad working on his crossword puzzles in his man-cave. The two above that were observed in some really cool chairs at an airport, I don't remember which (Dallas-Ft. Worth?).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fashion forward

Can't clock a lace-front

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Petting for relaxation

Happy AND tiny. What more could you want?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Different Feelings

Some of us want a bun, some of us don't...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bad Actor

Off to the pokey!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Slip like Freudian

Your first and last step to playin' yourself like accordion...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Change in Season...

Moving from summer allergens to winter can be a trying experience.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Quiet Night at Home

Bathed in that tell-tale blue glow...

Friday, September 28, 2012


Lift from those cute little knees! You can do it!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We come in peace

Just a little present to promote peace between the tribes...

Monday, September 24, 2012

More Vacation Pictures

More shots of Lyra-pig on our recent vacation to Wyoming. Here: we are not impressed with Yellowstone.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

On the Open Range

Wrangling a herd of baby buffaloes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Guinea Pig-less

More bad news....

Our last guinea pig, Wesley (aka the WZA) was put to sleep yesterday. He hadn't been eating for a few days and when we took him to get checked out, the vet said he had the early stages of cancer and would die soon, in a slow and painful manner. He was an old man (a grumpy old man)--a few months shy of six years old, and we knew that any sickness would be his last. Wanting to save him the agony, we decided to put him to sleep. He went quietly and peacefully, and we buried him in a local park next to his brother, Sauce.

Now we have no guinea pigs and no real plans to obtain another, at least for a long time. The house feels a bit less cute now.

More GP toons coming soon though!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The smell of frying laptop

I was just getting used to drawing on my old laptop using a pen stylus and Photoshop, now the puter starts acting very erratically. The screen on the old girl is burning itself out after seven years of valiant service. I'll have to go back to scanning my pictures at work though I will have to post them raw, since my old copy of PS doesn't work on my new laptop.

Whatever keeps the GPs flowing. We'll get this figured out.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekend diversions

Nothing like a fresh tomato roasted over a campfire. Yum!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Feeding the baby buffalo

Yep, we pretty much did everything in WY that they graphically warn you not to do.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wyoming Peeg

One of the numerous snapshots from our recent vacation out west. This is totally not recommended, but how could Lyra-pig resist?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Slurpy snacks!

She likes Boboberry best of all!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Flowers for Lyramin

These are the flowers that Lyra smells like!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Two more GPs

We actually leave on Monday, so I thought I'd get two more pictures uploaded while I still can.

Two happy folks at the aquarium.

L's favorite drink...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Two pictures today

Somebody's getting ready to build a fire...

Skating away to cleanliness

A bit of news: there will be no new posts for the next month, since we will be away from home on an extended camping trip. Stay tuned in September!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Curling up

Getting one's relaxation in takes effort sometimes

Friday, July 27, 2012

Building and building

Here's me making Wesley's new cage bottom...

Just take one big piece of corrugated plastic and turn it into a little box. Then turn your guinea friend loose!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rained out

Well, before the power shuts off tonight, I thought I'd get a pig up for you all.

Bad storms coming this way. Wet pigs in the forecast.

PS) No power outages, though L & I did get supremely wet when it dumped rain on our walk. Yeesh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Grumpy morning

Let her have her coffee first

Sunday, July 15, 2012


From spiders to binkets, who says things can't get better?

Friday, July 13, 2012


Going to where the carrots & things live

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012