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Any artist, no matter how exalted, has to figure out how to make a white dog more than a white blob. Here Merritt's brushed just enough blue, pink and buff into Kuttie's fur to show us where it ripples and cowlicks. I find the tail particularly well done and pleasant to contemplate, but that may be because it reminds me so much of our own dog's tail.