This is my friend Gwen's sweet doggie named Grace. She loves her mom, stuffed animals and carrots! A truly gentle soul.
I loved this pose of her relaxing on her front foot, while keeping an eye that Gwen was still nearby.
Since I had bought Gwen a birthday present but wasn't allowed to bring it on the plane (a large candle in glass - what was I thinking?), I painted Grace for her. The mandala in the background is from the Pema Chodron & K. D. Lang event brochure.
"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails." Max Eastman