I have always had dogs… well most of the time. As I am a big man I love big dogs and this is a big dog.. possibly a bit bigger than normal. I saw a photo of one of my past students with her dog and it occurred to me to make a few sculptures on that theme. I do love the way most big dogs put up with little kids sitting on them riding them and otherwise tormenting them. Dogs are so loyal and trusting it is a joy to have them around.