Ivy born Aug 24, 2003 in the closet in the garage in our Ozark house died Monday Jan. 15, 2018. I painted these about 12-13 years ago. In the bottom painting she is with her litter sister Dixie, who lives with my daughter & family. Ivy always met me at the door when I came home saying "hi" in her perky way, and at the door when I left saying "good by", and she followed me every where in my day talking to me. Now the silence is deafening.