Last weekend we received the honors of dog-sitting "Pepper", our friend Riki's chihuahua. To say that Pepper is long in the tooth may be an understatement. Let's just say, if Pepper were in a tribe, he'd be the wise elder of the village. We built a barricaded living quarters for him in the kitchen, which I called the Pepperdome. Despite his new kingdom, he was very content to remain in his favorite bed (throne) most of the time. Early Saturday morning, I took the opportunity to capture the lil' guy. The style I created for these shots is a "painterly" effect, with desaturated colors, and exaggerated contrast. All Hail Pepper!