My cousin J has a good friend whose Corgi went to doggie heaven. J commissioned me to do this painting to give her. I learned a valuable lesson regarding getting away from something that I've worked on for a while. At one point I thought this piece was on the road to hell and decided to start over. So I went to the art store and bought a new canvas. When I got home I looked at the original piece again and thought, "There's nothing wrong with this!" and a few hours later it was done. Weird.