To be or to bbq, that is the question…

Felix & bbq

now that it’s summer, my big question is whether or not we’re going to

barbecue dinner tonight. i dream all day long about barbecued ribs with

beans, or chicken with corn and mashed potatoes, or lamb shish kabob.

i torture myself pondering these big questions. i wait patiently all day by

the barbecue, hoping my family will fix me a juicy chunk of barbecued

steak… it’s not easy being a cat…

meow

Please don’t feed the Fuddles!

Dont feed the Frans

this is a drawing of frans when he first started working at the disney studio. the studio

has a caricature show every year. this drawing was done by frans’ friend Joe Lanzisero.

i should get a sign saying please feed the Fuddles! i could add a list of all my favorite

foods, but that would be a long list. i’m thinking puff pastry apple strudel with brown

sugar, raisins and pistachio ice cream!

meow.

Daddy day!

Baby Fuddles & wool ball

i hope everybody had a nice father’s day. i’ll never forget all the things my daddy taught me,

like always finishing everything on my plate, always being on time for dinner, and never

complaining about food.

he also taught me fun stuff, like chasing balls around the house, and taking long naps on the

warm clean laundry. Thanks dad!

meow!

Off to Africa 2!

Julian graduationJulian at airport   Julian pix 4Julian gardenerJulian batman

today is a sad and a happy day all at once. frans brought his son julian to the airport today

because julian is starting his service with the Peace Corps. he will have 3 months of training

in Benin, West Africa, and then he’ll spend 2 years in a village teaching and helping people

with economic development.

that little kid grew up fast! just like me- see what a good steady diet did for me? i wonder if

julian will have steak out there, or fried calamari, or alfredo fettuccini, or… well, i’ll have a good

old hamburger for him for lunch!

meow.

Off to Africa!

Julian graduation

Julian at airport

Julian pix 4

Julian gardenerJulian batman

today is a sad and a happy day all at once. frans brought his son julian to the airport today

because julian is starting his service with the Peace Corps. he will have 3 months of training

in Benin, West Africa, and then he’ll spend 2 years in a village teaching and helping people

with economic development.

that little kid grew up fast! just like me- see what a good steady diet did for me? i wonder if

julian will have steak out there, or fried calamari, or alfredo fettuccini, or… well, i’ll have a good

old hamburger for him for lunch!

meow.

Art gallery opening

dA Art center Gallery_2 dA Art center Gallery_4 dA Art center Gallery_5

The Rehearsal Telling Stories

last friday frans went to the opening of an art gallery show, dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. it

was a wonderful show. frans had 2 pieces there from his first book, Jimmy Dabble. it was a fun

evening, seeing some illustrator friends and meeting new people, and of course lots of beautiful

artwork.

what more could you ask for? well, maybe a pastrami sandwich with a sweet pickle and a strawberry

milkshake.

meow.

The art of children’s books gallery show

Poster

frans has been chosen as one of the illustrators in a gallery show hosted by the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators, Imagine, The Art of Illustrators.

the show runs through July 18th. come on out and see it! dA Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main Street, Pomona, CA 91766, ( 909) 397.9716.

the opening reception is tonight at 5:30. i hope they have a lot of food!

meow!

International Donut Day leftovers!

International Donut Day

i’m still celebrating international donut day! we have lots of left-over donuts so i can decide if i

want frosting covered donuts or glazed donuts filled with jelly or donuts smothered with chocolate

or donuts crammed with cream or long johns or apple fritters or bearclaws…

so much to choose from! i can only eat so much in a day! i’ve decided to inaugurate international

donut month!

meow.

Doctor office sketches

Sketchbook-2

frans did some sketches at the doctor’s office the other day. these people

look pretty uptight- i’m glad i didn’t have to go.

they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so i eat apples and eggs

and steaks and pork chops and spaghetti. i’ll eat anything to keep the

doctor away!

meow.