Late in the clay stage. That's Sabah on the left and Ishai on the right.
Salukis are the traditional desert hunting dogs of Saudi Arabian royalty, and they are stunningly beautiful. "Sabbah the Windswift" was one of the champion Salukis who established the breed in Britain, and he was an ancestor of one or both of these boys.
Many thanks to Christie Phillips, of Tyler, TX, for commissioning this piece, and for becoming a cherished friend in the process.