This looks just like my dad's dog that just died a few days ago. He really loved him. Would you mind terribly if I used this picture as a drawing reference for him? I was going to use a picture of him that I took about two weeks ago but it is very blurry and he's in a very awkward pose, and this is such a more loveable picture that really shows the dog's personality so much better.
I am very sad to hear about your father's dog. I know how hard it is to lose a friend. Please feel free to use this as a reference. I'd love to see the finished work, so I'd be very happy if you'd send me a link when it's done.