I've drawn this angle before, though I think maybe the last time it was Pearl. There's so much detail in their faces, and it's so nice when they're out in slumber and don't mind the studying gaze.
Of course if you read the text, you'll probably figure out that I meant to say Roscoe was nudging my LEFT hand, not my right, fore a belly rub. It is a wondrous thing, to rub a dog's belly and draw his face at the same time. This is how I climb mountains. This is my idea of adventure.