From owners Robin and Stefan:

Bent is the most laid-back, ‘not impressed’ and calm dog you can imagine, which Sarah captured perfectly in this painting. We often refer to him as our ‘cat’. Like many cats, Bent won’t come to you because you call him or use an upbeat voice, he will come to you if and when, he feels like it.  Once he has decided he likes you though, he’ll grab every opportunity to cuddle with you.   Even when the original picture was taken, Bent kept looking away while I kept calling him to face me and the camera. But he simply didn’t feel like it. We are blown away by the detail, lifelikeness and emotion Sarah captured in this work!
Thank you, Sarah!