Dogs are very close to my heart as I have had them as furry friends from childhood into adulthood. There was a short spurt of time where we did not have a dog in the house. Once my husband and I were the position to have pets, we adopted two puppies from the Humane Society, which have added to our happiness and filled our home with fur. In tribute to the joyfulness of dogs, I am starting a new series and these two are the start of it. I am still deciding on what to do with the backgrounds - keep it or leave it? Most feedback I've received is that the raw or lightly washed canvas looks great.