National Dog Day Drawing Challenges

I discovered tonight around dinner time that today is National Dog Day.  I would have started my dog portraits sooner if I had known that earlier.  However as soon as I finished dinner I grabbed my pencil and asked the dogs to pose. As soon as I began one pose the dog would shift his position. Finally Ollie fell asleep and held still and I was able to draw her. 

i wanted to give back to the dogs by making them each a portrait because they give so much to me. Maybe tomorrow. Who knows though if tomorrow is National Rabbit day and I will want to sketch a rabbit, but I don't have a rabbit so that is a moose point.