Furry friends are dear to us. It's not uncommon that I receive requests for custom pet portraits from kids who want to do something special for their moms, or wives for their husbands. Such was the case last week. And, it gave me an opportunity to paint my first papillon pooch! And it's equally fun when there are two. As the updates are sent back and forth to the customer, the feedback is appreciated - especially when I'm told I'm capturing the personality. If I can get the eyes right, the rest is a piece of cake!