It was not planned for Mary Beth, a large dog fan, to be with Ollie. But she figured, What the Hell, and gave it go. Figured he make decent company for her aging big lab. But Ollie was bossy, and threw his 12 pounds around with a righteous air. He also threw himself right into Mary Beth’s heart. When he finally passed, he left a hole much bigger than his 12″ statue. This is a tribute to Ollie and his endearing curmudgeon persona. 

8×10″ acrylic on panel 2018