Meet Bleu. One of the colors its breed is known for is called “Blue” which is more of a gray with a bit of blue overtones. One of my nieces who loves this breed of puppy dreams of one day owning one and naming it Bleu, so I developed the animated character, had it illustrated, and sent a shirt and some mugs with Bleu on them to her.
Bleu is also a concept illustration that I hope will some day inspire me to write about this boisterous pup. I just noticed that there are many words that rhyme with “Bleu.” That is certainly an attractive attribute to me as it makes it much easier to write a rhyming story using the character’s name than, say, my character Hoozy Whatzadingle…