There's not too much say here other than when the opportunity came up in 2012 to be able to turn my love of dogs into a full time job - I jumped at it!
I have a dog and know how much I love her. I really really love her - my lovely, soppy sometimes grumpy Willow.
And I can guess you feel the same way about your dog too.
To me it's completely understandable that you want a fitting tribute to their beautiful face for you to remember them by. Both for now and also for the times when they're no longer with us.
I think one of the greatest unfairnesses of life is that dogs don't live longer. But if somehow I can make a model of your dog that brings you joy and smiles and comfort - at whatever stage of life - then that's just lovely.
I'd love to do that for you. Be it as a commission I make for you - or a dog you make yourself at a workshop.
Let's keep in touch so we can make this happen.