The Black Dog of Hanging Hills is a tale of Connecticut folklore. There's said to be a silent black dog ghost that haunts the Hanging Hills region, and that seeing it once grants joy, the second time serves as a warning, and a third time is a sign of imminent death.
Here, I've decided to represent these three stages through line work and other Connecticut animals. The bird is the American Robin, representing joy and ease with its smooth linework. The bobcat has more jagged edges, creeping along to represent the warning stage. The black dog, of course, has the most sketchy linework of all, and represents death.