I’ve been creating portraits for friends and family for years. Mostly dogs (I guess that’s my niche). Lots of people want a portrait of their pet, perhaps as a memorial, but mostly because they love ’em. I understand the sentiment. I’ve painted my pets numerous times, and will continue to do so. It never gets old.
By way of samples, here are 17 dogs, 1 cat and a turkey. The turkey was not a pet.