And in the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to share an email I recently received. It made my day!
Dear Mr. Wu,
I don’t know if you intended to portray a Chesapeake Bay Retriever in “A Dog’s Life” ... but your funny, goofy, adorable canine hero is the image of our Betsy (a Chessie). Betsy performed all the chores you illustrated and more (cleaning up around, under, and on the highchair). The story is wonderful, but it’s your endearing illustrations that totally make it perfect.
We lost our Betsy a month ago. We bought the book for our little granddaughter, who adored Betsy; but it put such a smile on our faces ... I think I’ll have to buy another for us!
She also included a couple photos of her dog. Anyway, I wanted to share this because it really put a smile on my face. Every once in a while, it hits me, my job is pretty cool. Merry Christmas everyone!