The more observant of you may notice that my illustrations are full of pictures of a small furry brown dog. There was in fact a real live incarnation of this dog, and his name was Myshka, which means "mouse" in Czech. Sadly, he died this year after 17 years of patient modeling for me. Myshka had two predecessors whom I have also included in many an illustration, Tonda and Bobesh.

I shouldn't leave out our cat, Fanny either, who has departed to that great sandbox in the sky. She was a great help to me whenever I needed a feline presence--very patient.

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