Australian Shepherd with a bright yellow ball on a patio outdoors. Kalika played ball for me in her backyard for a really long time, and could have gone on much longer. The client wanted me to capture the particular way that Kalika would hold the ball kind of forward and to the side in her mouth, with her head tilted upwards. There were no digital cameras then, so I took many photos of her as I was trying to catch her in that particular pose, and not knowing if I did. She didn't hold still for more than a second, so sketching her didn't work very well either. Finally, I did not get very good resource material in the photos or sketches, but the picture in my mind helped me portray that very special way that Kalika holds the ball.