"Moose" is for Holly, who found me on the Internet. There are many competent pet portrait artists out there, but she chose me! I am honored. Moose is a one-year-old St. Bernard and belongs to Holly's daughter, for whom the painting was painted.
I have been dying to paint a St. Bernard, so I was thrilled at the opportunity. According to Holly, Moose is a well-behaved, laid-back puppy. To my question of whether he drools massively like Beethoven in the namesake movie, she said: "Not yet, but it's coming!"
By the way, it is not too late to order pet portraits for Christmas. Please send your pet's pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate page on my blog, "Pet Portrait Orders", will answer all the questions you may have about ordering a pet portrait. Thanks!