I’ve been working on a series of animal paintings. We had a golden retriever, Rags, from the time we were married until she died at about 10. She was the runt of her litter and was pretty petite for a golden. Smartest dog I’ve ever known, what a great companion. When she was very young I let her out in the morning and she came back with the paper, so I praised her for it. She brought in the paper every day for the rest of her life.