I seriously am amazed! How to you get the gloss in eyes like that, and the reflection that looks like a person. At first, I thought it was a photograph and I thought the reflection I saw in the eye was the person taking the picture. But then I saw your descripion saying it was done with pencil. I'd love to be able to find lessons for my daughter that show how to do that!
Outstanding drawing. I know that animal fur is extremely difficult to draw, but you have done it flawless. I can just imagine how hard it was to do all those tiny hairs on the paw. Have you ever used any tutorials for drawing fur or have you come up with that all by yourself? The depth of the field is also well captured and composition is nice too.