This is a very personal wood carving because it is so autobiographical. I play an accordion, the dog singing is a composite of my current dog Tilly, and a greyhound we once had named “Screamin’ Mimi’, the singing dog. The wedge shaped piece of mesquite wood came from my friend Alan Hall, from a tree he cut down at his Arizona home. The shape of the wood at first made me think of the southwestern howling coyote. But then I thought why not make it personal and tell the viewer a little about the artist.