When I was working on Flying Poodles, A Christmas Story I needed a lantern for the barn where the reindeer were sleeping. I found a great looking one online and adapted the idea for this painting as well as for the Flying Poodles book. I really liked the way the light spread itself around the area. Yes, I am sure the fox is only interested in an egg or two. No hens will be harmed and it is pretty much a given that the mouse will sound the alarm long before the fox has fled.