Ajax, ink and water-soluble crayon on watercolor paper, 2010. Ajax is my Uncle Joe’s lovable bichon frise/King Charles spaniel/dachshund mix. The photos in the top row are from Uncle Joe and Ajax’s visit to Oregon, November 2009. Little Ajax held is own alongside his two 80-pound cousins at Short Sands beach in Oswald West State Park. Below, Ajax sits in his dad’s butterfly chair in Palm Springs.