Occasionally I undertake Pet Commissions, usually within a 2-hour journey from West London, but there are exceptions such as the delicious Max who lives in Jersey.


Sometimes these requests are made because the animal is advanced in years. Buster, from Hampshire was one such, with a large but painless growth he posed like a professional.


My first ever commission was of my neighbour’s cat – Napoleon was a very dignified cat.


A completely different character was the exuberant Meg, a delightful Great Dane from Sussex.


At the other end of the scale, is Murphy an enchanting Yorkshire terrier from Putney.