Occasionally, I will do a painting for friends. This painting of Ariel is one of those. Ariel was a great dog who was well loved. She would show up on my doorstep dressed up as a bee for Halloween. Our dog, Star, was invited to many of Ariel's birthday parties, where all the dogs munched on Doggie Birthday Cake from Three Dog Bakery and came home with chew toy party favors. Ariel could catch a tennis ball on the fly that had been thrown two stories straight up in the air. But mostly she was a gentle soul who would lay her head on my lap and make me feel loved. Ariel passed a few years ago, but she is still missed by all.