By popular demand, for the Friends of Jake fan club . . .

"Jake" is the handsome, 5-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback who oversees the artist's household.  A mellow and dignified dog of large paws and generous nature, Jake has many friends around Mendocino township where he joins Bob on his daily walks. Jake is unreservedly friendly to everyone he meets -- dog or human. Especially if they have a sandwich.

Jake is contemplating starting his own Instagram feed -- and possibly a blogWatch this space for updates.  If you have any favorite Jake-about-town stories, we'd love to hear them too.

You can email Jake in care of Bob at spies.b@gmail.com.