A year ago, I took up sketching while on vacation. When I realized I was prime for hip replacement surgery, I decided to keep an illustrated record of the experience. Before, during and after hospitalization. Turned out to be a good idea. Helped me keep the fear at bay.
Stella is getting ready for her big day. As Joanne Dhody brushes Stella’s teeth, a pink tongue searches for a random smear of beef-flavored toothpaste. Stella is Dhody’s 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, a registered therapy dog. The two have visited St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children every week for the past 9 years.