And that is ""Illy" like Silly but without the S" as Judy explains. Illy is no longer with us, and I admit I felt honored to paint this version of a lovely dog on a dock.
Judy says this about her Illy~
" : An adventurous, playful, curious soul who loved long walks, bounding through deep snow, and watching water from docks and shorelines. Strong and willful yet demure and respectful. She loved treats, frozen blueberries at breakfast, two bites of whatever I was eating that was “puppy-approved”, and having her teeth brushed every night. We experienced many life changes over the course of our years together. She opened my heart with unconditional love and is with me always."