I'm just getting back from a vacation around the united states.  I was able to meet new friends and build new bridges, all while seeing older friends and making new memories.  THIS little guy might have been arguably the most memorable.  Him and I met when I came to stay at his owners home in San Francisco.  He's a Pomeranian, with the most loving/playful personality that I've came across in a long while.  I literally asked him to "stay still for just a moment", and he stared directly in the camera, allowing me to take as many photo's as I'd like.  Like he KNEW I was going to paint him.  Sure, its not the kinda dog you'd catch a 30 year old,  african-american male walking around with, however he makes the cut.  I'd have to rename him though.