I've been working on and off all day prepping this sketch to paint. I previously did a small painting, mostly to work out the color scheme, and it was approved by Rhonda, the owner. I also was told the story of how Carmella received her lumpy head. She was caught in a situation with a three-year-old girl and an upset horse. It ultimately came down to Carmella or the child, and Carmella decided to save the girl, and take the flailing hooves herself. Such is the way of all good dogs!! She ended up with five stitches and a very large bump on top of her head.