"Apple" is for Elena, who commissioned the painting for her dad. Apple is a one-year-old, wire-haired fox terrier/bichon/field spaniel mix. According to Elena, Apple is a total goofball, and I love her more for that, because I am occasionally a goofball myself!
By the way, I've noticed that quite a few of my pet portrait orders are by daughters for their fathers or in-laws. We women, the loving, caring, gift-giving gender, rock!