"Monte" is for Liz. Monte is a 2-year-old Havanese. He loves being around people. He likes to run around the house at top speeds and when he is tired from that, he snuggles with his family and takes a nap.
On a sadder note, he has to have surgery this Thursday because he has a condition common to small dogs. Both his hind legs have "trick" knees; his knee caps keep popping out of place, which is quite painful for him and can lead to bad arthritis and serious walking problems later. He will be out of commission for 8 weeks, but the good news is that he will no longer have leg problems after the surgery. Let's keep him in our thoughts and wish him well!
If you would love to see your beloved pet painted by me and shared on my blog and Facebook page, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me a picture or two, preferably taken in natural light without flash. I will do a drawing at the end of September and give one painting away!