While my cousin tells me my auntie still has a drawing I did of my first pet, Chip, I don’t recall ever drawing any dogs. So I tried my hand at a quick sketch of Chester while he slept on a couple articles of clothing on top of the couch. Unfortunately he started to have a nightmare and woke up about 3-4 minutes in, which resulted in a poor drawing. Today’s drawing is a reminder of why working from photos tends to be a better bet for me when it comes to portraiture- even doggie portraiture. So I figured I’d pair a bad drawing with a bad poem, just for kicks. Enjoy!
Ode To Chester
Beloved pup, you rule our roost
Your cuddles are a serotonin boost
With sable fur and charcoal nose
Our love for you constantly grows
You stretch and yawn with curly tongue
You keep your ‘parents’ feeling young
You’re king of nicknames, Chessie-lou
Sir snarfs-a-lot, and you-know-who
Chess Match, Chesapeake Bay & more
Life with you is never a bore
With the pickiest palette of all canine-kind
And a maintenance-requiring stinky behind
You test our patience but it’s okay
We love you more than words can say!