This graphite drawing in my Sketchbook Project is of Duke, a lovable huge German Shepherd who was one of many pets that I took care of while house sitting. He really took to me right away and was always at my side as I did farm chores there. He was terribly frightened of thunder and removed chunks of siding from around the door in his panic during one storm. I recall one of the first of many times I spent there, I slipped and fell on quite a downhill slope. As I was still rolling down the hill all I could see was the delighted look on his face as he romped playfully along beside me. He seemed to think I was the best playmate ever.