Dogs never really die... (Ouch my heart, my lab had a big tail and my chest hurts so...)
When creating a mosaic, there are areas you will need to pay special attention to in order to get the right fit as well as the right shape. Here are the 5 steps: http://www.i-c-mosaics.com/blog/5-steps-get-details-right.html
"Let's be jolly" shadow box with lots of ornaments and lots of sparkle! "Tidings of comfort and joy" also in blues/silver.