Murphy's Law Mondays

Usually Mondays are Miniature Mondays. However, this Monday is a Murphy's Law Monday. My phone crashed this morning and has to be restored later. I lost a good amount of my work-in-progress Speed Paint Challenge photos for this post-- boo! I'll be posting finished pictures later today, though I do have these photos from 1 hour in:

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This weekend we had some furry new friends follow us home from a morning walk. Sunday, my day for painting, was hijacked by these two cute (and destructive) surprise guests:

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Since the weather's been so bad and we can't let them inside, we ran to Lowe's to buy a tarp and made a temporary rain fort with bungee cords and ground anchors. Each time I sat down to paint, I'd heard thumping or banging and would have to break up a tug o war with a shoe or digging or rolling in the mud... the list goes on! 

Shoe! Yum! (Notice the abandoned tennis ball sitting right next to the black pup)

Shoe! Yum! (Notice the abandoned tennis ball sitting right next to the black pup)

Since these two stray buddies didn't have collars, I'm doing everything I can to try & find their owners while keeping them safe & dry in the meantime. Another storm's blowing in today and I hope their fort holds up! Our backyard is now an undeniable mud pit. Yikes! More miniature Speed Paint Challenge pictures to come this evening... 

[updated] a crazy storm blew in and it was all we could do to keep the pups safe & dry. The lil black pup chewed through our internet cables and air conditioning unit. Rough 48 hours. On Tuesday before dawn we're taking them to get scanned for microchips. I'm dipping into my miniature savings money to have them examined so we can find a rescue who will take them. Speaking of miniatures: here are front & back final shots of our Speed Paint Challenge dwarf, inspired in part by our friend's quirky character from our D&D Halloween-themed adventure! He took about 2.5 hours and I had a fun time painting his funky purple beard. I think I'll name him "Murphy".

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