This is a painting of Poppy. She belonged to the family of my friends Liz and Ann. Poppy died a couple of months ago as a very old dog and lived a fortuitous life. I witnessed the loving attention that Liz gave poppy in her last few weeks. They were in a slow meditation together on their short walks. As Liz and I worked on my stair building project, I could see that poppy and Liz were learning some deep lessons from each other about feeling, suffering and letting go. It was all important and necessary.