This is Jake, one very cool hound dog. He hounded my niece, Jackie, until she finally went to Jake's owners and explained that he wasn't leaving so she might as well keep him. He must have had a rough life as evidenced by his tattered and creased ear. Jake went off to Doggie Heaven way too soon; I hope Jackie will like my portrait of him.
PS Jackie, it's in the mail. Merry belated Christmas.