Sunday, February 6, 2011

The "Night Dog"

One day I decide to take the Balinese mesh canopy off the bed. It exposed the skylight in the ceiling letting more light into the room. However, as soon as it got dark outside and the lights went on in the bedroom all hell broke loose. Sophie climbed on the bed and starting staring, growling and barking at her reflection in the window. The "Night Dog" had come into our lives.

Ever vigilant, she will sometimes stand on her hind legs and growl at her tormentor. She eventually tires of the "Night Dog" and falls into blissful dog sleep. Of course, the dreaded "Night Dog" comes by every night and some early mornings.

What the "Night Dog" sees when it stops by to check on Sophie.

27 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Oh what a hoot! My cats stare at their reflections in the windows, but so far no outright threats of the night cats...

winna said...

YOU'VE DONE A REMARABLE SKETCHING JOB ! It is such a great idea for you to do this ...the dog is extra cunnin' and makes me smile !
And "The Night Dog" for a name to remember is ...the frosting on the cake...

. said...

just too funny, she is so cute and funny... Love your sketches.

Nancy said...

Love this.....Why wouldn't you!!!

sue said...

Oh, Jennifer,that's adorable. I can just see this from your awesome sketches here. That Sophie sounds so cute. What a riot. Love your artwork here!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Your Sofphie looks like such a sweet little dog, and what a character! You are so lucky to have such a fierce protector.

jgr said...

Yes, she is a cute one!! And your sketches are fantastic as always!

seesue said...

OMGoodness! Delightful series and story. Thanks for this bright spot this morning Jennifer.

Margaret Ann said...

What a sweet story and even sweeter art....Love your rich blue colors...and Sophie's white, white fluffiness...:)

Sandy said...

Too funny. Sophie is a Good watch dog!

Linda T said...

Hahaha. So funny and great sketches. It's like the "enemy dog" in the book Ginger Pye.

Martine said...

Fun story and really cute sketches !

Cathy Holtom said...

What a great story and sketches that go with it!

Anonymous said...

Sophie is adorable...wonderful sketches!
Debbie

Dan Kent said...

I love these sketches of Sophie and of the Night Dog! Poor Sophie - haunted by her own reflection.

donnamcm said...

Jen, I agree with all of the comments--too cute. You should consider writing a children's book about Sophie and Jen, you must already have half of the illustrations.

Revelle said...

too funny! and great sketches. love your work.

Kisiwa said...

Love the story and how you captured it - wonderful.

Janene said...

This is hilarious! You've old the story well, both with words and sketches. The title is great too.

Elza said...

Such adorable drawings of your little dog. I know they can be so silly, barking at their own reflection. Seeing you now have Sophie as well as a 'night dog', you may want to send the 'night dog' my way. Such a cute bit of fluff.

marancat said...

What a wonderful post! Fantastic sketches and a lovely story.

Annie said...

This made me chuckle! I love the story about her boots too!

raena said...

This is great! I laughed so hard and had to show my mother, who says you're a wonderful artist by the way.

BarbaraB said...

These are adorable! Is Night Dog a potential suitor?

"JeanneG" said...

Very cute story, dog, and sketches. My Miniature Schnauzer barks at the mirror any time she catches a look at herself.

Judi said...

I just stumbled onto your website and enjoyed looking through it immensely. Lovely work! Your doggie is adorable. Love your words almost as much as your paintings. Thanks for the pleasure of seeing your work!

Sue Van Etten said...

Now this is a children's book story if I ever saw one!The best sketches always have a good story behind them.