Ashley really liked these amigurumi cats, so when I brought up the potential of doing a swap, she asked if it was possible for me to make a little black dog (6-8" tall) in a similar style for her. And that's how Winston the Wonder-dog came about.
Here's the little guy, sleeping soundly as the sun rises. Winston was born with heavy eyelids (an unfortunate inheritance from his mother, I'm sorry to say), so he has always had a little trouble keeping his eyes open. He doesn't mind so much; he claims that he can see what's going on with his eyes closed - it's his superpower (hence his title/position as wonder-dog). But don't mistake Winston for your average domesticated canine. As soon as he's left alone, Winston lets loose his wild side.
Oh yes. Winston has a serious skullie obsession. As soon as his owners leave the apartment, Winston decks himself out in his "mad dog" gear.* And then he takes the city by storm. He'll chase squirrels. He'll terrorize pigeons. He'll scare tourists. There's not much that he won't do.
* Winston's "armband" doubles as a ring, and his "cummerband" is actually a wrist warmer (link to pattern in this post).
But he's a sly little guy. Winston always makes sure he's back by sunset, so that his owners always come home to a sweet, cuddly, snoozing puppy. As for what he'd been doing earlier that day...that's Winston's little secret.