Dogs are such a wonderful gift from God.  Their sole purpose seems to be our best friend – even under the most dire circumstances.  The ranger who killed the lion with a sheath-knife was saved from being eaten alive by the other lion by his little dog who nipped at it’s heals and got chased through the bush every time the lion started to climb the tree in which he was teetering on the verge of passing out.  These are my paintings of our dogs who were forced not to move while I sat with them – well – they sort of obeyed.