Rachel and Alex, watercolor by Lahle. December 2013.
Rachel and Alex, watercolor by Lahle. December 2013.

Girl and Dog, watercolor by Lahle. January 1, 2014.  (Unfinished)


Backstory

Girl and Dog

This is my daughter, Rachel, holding her sister’s service dog, Alex.  Alex is the epitome of everything gold retrievers are known for:  sweet, devoted, and happy, happy, happy.

Alex is a wonderful diabetes alert dog and over the years has made so many good calls about low blood sugars 5-10 minutes ahead of what a glucose meter could detect I could not even count them all.

As he ages, his hips give him troubles and his beautiful orangutan orange face is slowly turning dusty white.