By popular demand, meet Lucy.
Lucy is Official Studio Dog, being the senior dog. Lucy (formerly Gallifrey — don’t ask and don’t blink) has from time to time served as artist’s model.
Lucy has a subordinate named Zoomie pictured below. His full name is Huysum. If that sounds like an unusual choice, know that he was named for the great 17th century Dutch flower painter.
Zoomie, unlike the works of his namesake, is neither elegant nor meticulous. He mostly likes to chew things up and to run like a crazy man. Thus Huysum’s name (pronounced How-zoom) has gradually morphed into the more accurate name Zoomie. He lacks studio privileges. Being Music Dog suits him better anyway since my daughter, his proper owner, plays the cello.
Zoomie was recently featured in the post “teeth that fly” via a drawing I made from imagination.