Our sweet doggie had cancer of the tail and we had no choice but to put her down as her quality of life had taken a turn for the worst. This was our last day with Rafiki. I was lucky enough to have my camera on me for this very beautiful moment. I knew then this was the image I'd paint. I decided to paint it in Burnt umber and raw umber and white as I wanted a nostalgic feel. A transition from the present to a memory. The cancer destroyed her tail and it hung limp, and now she has her wag back.