Thank you for responding. I was very nervous about entering the challenge. You all are very game oriented and although I am a gamer, I wasnt sure if anyone would relate, I am a traditionally trained artist as well as a content developer. I was very hesitant to join, but a friend suggested that I should.
To answer your question: I’ve been learning about dog behavior for the past 12 years or so. Most people don’t recognize their behavior for what it is: all about dominance. They do have emotional attachments to people, that is obvious. What we tend to miss are the messages they send to us every day; we take for granted our position over them. I also am amazed at some people’s lack of regard for these wonderful animals.
As an aside to support this thread: I know a woman who is very well educated. She had a wonderful dog that protected her children and home. One day she came home and shot her dog and then made dinner. Horrified I asked her why, she replied she had grown up on a farm and the dog was getting old. So she shot it. It had served it’s purpose in her mind.
This event, which I wish I could forget, along with living with dogs has changed my life. Her act and knowing what I now know about dogs now has been core impetus for this drawing. Hopefully people will relate and think its germane.