This was a beloved pet of a friend. A mutual friend told me of his loss and asked me to paint this for him. It was an honor. Losing a pet is a very hard time. I started painting in order to aleviate the sadness when I lost my first dog as an adult. The painting of Jill came out beautifully! 18x24", oil on canvas, 2007. Private collection of M. Newman, Tulsa, OK.