We kept a gray dog of a local breed named “Rifle” when we lived in the countryside of Kuanyin Township in Taoyuan County. My son always called him “Wofu” when he was little. It would always come and play when hearing my son called it. It would bound after people like shadow, and it could understand us well.
Here I have painted a sleeping dog underneath a maple tree with red leaves. It is sound asleep. It has covered its face with its tail to keep warm, and is softly snoring. The leaves of the starkly beautiful maple are falling around the dog, but he ignores them.＠