I saw them do this, so even though they aren’t my dogs I can still say this is for real!
I paint cats most often because I live with them and I feel confident that I know them well enough to be able to illustrate them accurately.
Not so dogs–I have to borrow other peoples’ dogs to do art of them. I got to know these two pretty well because I also painted a formal portrait of them in Cassie and Tyler, and they belong to a friend of mine.
They did rip the packages open, but the rest of the image comes right out of my imagination!