Thank you all for the warm welcome and the kind words!
I am so sad that my Tyler is going to be shaved this week. He is so badly matted and this is the only way to control it. After this, I will have to insist that he cooperate when I try to brush him. He just doesn't like to be brushed and gets very ill from bully sticks and rawhide, which I used to give him to keep him occupied when I worked on him. After he is shaved he looks like a different dog (so tall and thin). Now he is so big and fluffy like a big shaggy stuffed animal. By the way, how do I post an avitar or a photo?
Jerry, I have inquired in the past about shipping to Australia and have found it to cost just as much as the painting itself. Some folks from Australia have had paintings shipped to friends or relatives in the states and then picked them up on a visit. I have not inquired about the cost to the UK. When I visit with UPS this week, I will inquire as to the cost of shipping. If you could give me your zip code, that will enable them to give me a better idea of cost. This way, when I get inquiries from the UK, I will know what to tell them regarding shipping.