"Taffee" is for Laura. Taffee is 10-year-old golden retriever mix. She is attached to Laura's mother. She even waits outside of the bathroom door for her! She refuses to eat anything besides home-cooked chicken and rice, which Laura's mother makes happily even though the family are vegetarians. She has big brown eyes and loves to get her belly rubbed.
Even though she's small she'll bark up a storm if anyone new comes to the door. Taffee is definitely showing her age now and has to be encouraged to go for walks. In her portrait, she is captured at a more youthful time. Taffee means the world to Laura's mother, and Mom means the world to Laura. I hope the portrait makes both of them happy!