This is my portrait of Kobe. Kobe belonged to my niece's family. Kobe and my own 13-1/2 year-old greyhound, Ender both went to the Rainbow Bridge this Thanksgiving under different circumstances. I've already paid tribute here to my hound.
Kobe, as my niece tells me, was a bold and brave dog in a little package, carrying his responsibility of protecting the family with great seriousness. He was a black miniature Schnauzer who had no hesitation chasing off all manner of wildlife from the family property---including moose!!! My niece commissioned this portrait of Kobe for her daughter (my great-niece) who requested it for her Christmas gift.
Dear D.E.T.: I so enjoyed painting this portrait of your "favorite guy", With much love, Aunt Toni (aka Sparky).