Tabasco loved going for rides on our shoulders. She would stretch up to paw our heads, feeling for the nooks and crannies of our faces, poking her sensitive black suede fingers into our noses, our ears, our mouths.

“You should call her Dr. Goesinta the Dentist because she goes into everything,” suggested one of the neighbourhood kids.  So I launched an art contest across Canada to draw a picture of Tabasco dressed as a dentist . Some of the winning pictures are below. Don’t you love the different perspectives? If you read the story of her life in my book Tabasco the Saucy  Raccoon you’ll get lots of ideas for more pictures. I’ll post the best ones on the website if you like. Have a go!


Here are the winners of the first contest