Superb detail in the fur and excellent depth of field, Skip. I like the pose and head turn and the background works pretty well, though you might think about adding a touch of blur to the out of focus area at the top of the image.
Excellent light and detail, and I like the composition as well. I think you could have opened your aperture and achieved a more selective focus of subject and habitat. That said, I still find this a compelling image, well done.