I love this painting of our sweet Pedro that I created this past February. This was inspired by a photo taken several years ago when living in Denver, CO. Both Pedro and Deuce were lying together on the couch (as they often did then), looking out of the front window at birds or neighbors or whatever was passing by. This painting captures Pedro well, and I really like using blue for the highlights on his black fur. Pedro was always one of the grownups (whereas Deuce acted like a kid, even as a really old man), and I called him our nanny-dog when Calvin was a baby as he would always be the first to respond to any of Calvin's cries, sniffing and nudging and licking as needed to help take care of his little "puppy". I think this painting shows his serious, old soul, quietly watching, attentive but calm personality.