I worked some more on the eyes. Matanuska's right eye is filled with a universe of beautiful reflections.
I painted the ears a solid black. In future sessions I'll be adding delicate white and gray fur to convey the insides of the ears. Right now I'm a bit unsure as to how that will go.
Getting the shape and size to convey a warm wet nose is, yet, another challenge. And, I'm sure I'll be spending an entire session on the happy tongue.
Lots more to do - at least 3 or 4 more sessions of 4 hours each!