Monday, November 23, 2009

My surprise - I know a secret...


My mom is going to paint TWIX!!! It's a Christmas present fur her daddy, so Twix can't say anything about it on her blog in case he reads it. So mom's going to blog about it, so all friends of Twix will be able to see her portrait! Mom is so excited to be painting sweet Twix!!!

You can watch the progress on moms blog here if you want to see what it will look like.

It's at the very beginning stage right now - she has the sketch finished and is ready to start painting. Mom says she won't be able to blog much this week because of the holiday, but will post updates when she can as the painting progresses.

And remember - Shhhhh..... it's a surprise for her daddy, so don't post any comments about the painting on Twix's blog until she says it's ok...

Luv,
Cloud


A quick Ask Cloud post

Hi everyone! I have two questions that are awaiting answering, so I'll get right down to it.

Madi the kitty wants to know if I have any idea as to why dis picture was orange???

Madi, my mom says that light colors reflect the colors around them. That's why when she paints white fur, it is rarely pure white. Next time you are laying by something colorful, ask your mom to look at your white fur and see if it is reflecting some of those colors. (This happens wiff black fur too!) So moms best guess is something with the camera settings may have let enough light in the lens to over exaggerate the beige carpet reflecting the red walls.

I think she's full of beans. What really happened is the Mothership was getting ready to beam you up, but was blocked by your exceedingly strong Diva Aura. I'm glad because I like having you fur a blog friend Madi.


And finally the Feisty Three say I have so many great pictures (thanks!) and want to know if I mind having my picture taken?

Well guys, I usually don't mind it, because it seems to make mom happy, and when mom is happy, everyone is (usually) happy. I don't mind the attention either, but sometimes I pout if I have to "sit" and "stay" fur pictures fur too long. Then all my pictures look sad and mom tells me to go play, BOL! Works like a charm... ;-)

If you're interested, mom wrote a 3 part series of dog photography tips on her blog a while back. It's probably boring, but there are pictures of me and my angel brother Benny. You can find them here:




And if you want even more, there is a page of tips on her website here.

We've seen some really wonderful photos around the dog blogs. I LUV looking at all the great photos of my furiends.

Ok, have a great day everyone, and be sure to check back later because I have a BIG surprise!!!!

Luv,
Cloud


Friday, November 20, 2009

Lightbulb Head??? Seriously?


I have LOTS of nicknames. More then any dog should probably have. Mom and dad come up wiff new ones all the time. Luckily, I am smart enough to respond to all of them. Truly, I am a genius!

Here is a sampling:

Cloudy
Mr. Cloudypants
Big Guy
Biggity
Biggity Boo
Bud
Bud Baggins
Cloud Baggins
Sprout
Cloud Sprout
Cloudy McSprouty
Cloudius Sprouticas
Clod
Clod Sprod
Cloudo
Klause
Wiggle-Butt Baggins
Sweetness
Cuteness
Woo

Sometimes my nicknames are used for whatever I'm doing at the time:

Barker
Cloud Barker
Runner
Trotter
Jumper
Chaser
Sniffer
Roller
Snezzer (when I sneeze)
Snezzerchadnezzar (when I sneeze A LOT!)
Head-tilter
Stretcher
and Pillow Head, (fur when I sleep wiff my head on the pillow.)

Sometimes they are fur parts of my body:

Ears
Face
Little Face
Feet
Feety-Feet-Feet-Smelly
Long Nose

See what I mean? LOTS of nicknames!
And now, for the mother of all weird nicknames...

Lightbulb Head!!! Who comes up wiff stuff like this??? My mom, that's who! She has provided these visuals, but I just don't see the resemblance. **grumble, grumble**

Ok. So my head is shaped a little bit sorta like a lightbulb. But really mom, Lightbulb Head is just not dignified AT ALL! My only solace is that our cat Boomer (The Queen of the Universe) has a lot of nicknames too. (Like Big Bada Boom. BOL!!!)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday LOL


To commemorate the release of Star Trek on dvd, BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

PS. Sorry fur lack of posts lately. Mom says is busy time of year. >:-/

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Squirrel Patrol set to music

For your listening and viewing pleasure, here is a video of one of my squirrel patrols. Mom loves my "head tilt!" BOL!


video

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mom painted Nigel Buggers!



Hi everyone, just a quick post today cuz mom's trying to get ready for a show, but in case you haven't seen it yet, I thought you guys might like to see the painting of Nigel that mom painted for a charity auction to benefit A Place to Bark dog rescue. They need green papers to help finish their shelter.

Here is a link to the auction and a video of A Place to Bark. My mom is in awe of Bernie and all the tireless rescue work she does. It's such a wonderful cause, and mom is so happy to be able to help out this way.

Thanks fur looking. Mom says we're behind on reading blogs, so if we don't have a chance to stop by, know that we are thinking of you, and hope you have a great weekend.

Lots of luv,
Cloud and his mom




And here's a picture of ME that I had to sneak in, since it is my blog after all... BOL, BOL, BOL!!! ~Luv, Cloud

Monday, November 2, 2009

Facebook?

Hi pups, kitties, humans, and the occasional squirrel who I KNOW READS THIS BLOG to see what I'm up to! (I have my eye on you, squirrel!!!)

Mom is too busy wiff art stuff today to help me type my Ask Cloud post, but we wanted to say "hi," and also to let any of you on facebook know that she has a fan page for her art and to invite you to become a fan to get updates on her art (including pet portraits), see pictures, and get news if you are interested.


Hope to see you there!

Luv,
Cloud and his mom

PS. And as always, if you have a question fur me, I'll answer it the next time I'm allowed to do Ask Cloud. :-)