I painted my mom's dog, Copper. I remember when my mom first got Copper how happy my boys were to run and play with him. You see, my three boys had always wanted a dog for a pet but I wasn't ready to be a dog owner. So the next best thing was for my mom to own a dog and allow my boys to go over and play. Good times!
This was my first dog (back when I was a teen), an Australian Shepherd. He was just a puppy when a good friend of my dad gave him to us. She named him Pee Wee because he was the tiniest of the litter. It didn't matter to me that he was the smallest because I saw him as adorable and all mine!