I love dogs..everyone that knows me knows...each conversation I have with the dog lover is personal to me If it is a loved pet or a copy of a piece someone has seen me make before they are all important to me. This was the case with this special commission. A grandmother wrote me with a request for a copy of the Shepherd in my hand.. I learned it was to be a birthday gift for her granddaughter. After pointing out they are not toys we proceeded. She was clear it was not a toy and Angel knew that as well. She is about to be 10 same age as my own little granddaughter. Touches the little girl in me to imagine having a piece like this myself at that age. My dog obsession started I guess the day I was born. Grandma and I talked, my work is not cheap. Quite the gift for a grandchild! A German Shepherd Dog I had here already, even though Angel (granddaughter) said was quite nice it was not the one she had seen in my hand..it was not the one she was dreaming of having. Enough said.. I had much time to get the dog made for her grandma was on top of this and knew it would take time to make.. I found myself so involved with this dog, I am always totally absorbed in my work however I kept imagining this little girl one of my people so in love with dogs that all she wants is this to make her so happy... to have the ability to give this to her just filled me with a certain joy. Knowing she had the spot for it to sit and thinking of her admiring her own little Shepherd in her own hand I just had to do this dog with the most sweet face to look at this child. So the dog is complete the grandma is happy and little Angel is awaiting this gift to be opened on her birthday! Of course I fell in love with him myself.. always a problem. Way to in love with the mini dogs myself. It does drive my work that love so I am not complaining however it is many little goodbyes as they leave for the post office.. below is pictures of Angels dog. Wonder what she will name him.