I have loads of sketch books, I keep one in every room in the house and always have one with me wherever I go. To me sketches are not just reference material for a painting but also like looking back at old photos, except better as they really capture a feeling of the memory. Below are some examples of dogs, from one of my books.
Below is my beloved dog: Gordon. He is kind enough to acompany me on all my walks and he particulary likes it when we go with my husband and end up at our local pub on the beach!! He is also fond of lying in the middle of my very small studio, so when I step back from the easel I trip over him!! When he is not hard at work helping me paint he likes nothing better than a snooze on the sofa.
snooze on the sofa.