This is Sherman. I painted him as a gift for my son's teacher. Sherman is an older cat with failing health, but still has quite the personality. I love hearing stories about Sherman and the other family pet, Sam, a 2 year old, high energy, Wire Fox Terrier. Last year, I had the pleasure of painting a portrait of Sam too - see below. When Sam was just a few months old, we offered to take care of him for a morning, to help us decide if we wanted to adopt a puppy or an older dog. Sam is a sweet, little guy, but after he tore through our house bouncing off the walls, it didn't take me long to make up my mind. Several months later, we found our sleepy-head Chester.