Back to dogs for a moment. I had an appointment yesterday with Theo, the "Sheriff" of North Acres Off Leash Dog Park in Seattle. I was commissioned to paint Theo by friends of Theo and as a gift to Pam. The two together have been stewards of the park for years. Friends of both are sadly looking at saying goodbye to Theo in the near future, as he is advancing in age and his body is succumbing to cancer. It was very moving to meet Theo, and brought tears to my eyes to think that this dignified, beautiful dog may be leaving us soon. These are some sketches and a photo of Theo from the appointment.