For Christmas my mother requested a painting of their beloved rescue Schnauzer, Taser. (He came with the name. I am not sure he answers to it unless there is food involved but he likes people paying attention to him.) He's 16 now. They have had him since he was 3. I painted him looking a bit more like his younger self. The last time he got groomed my mother had the groomer cut off his little beard - he's not such a tidy eater any more. Now he has been immortalized in paint.