There‘s a saying that every end is a new beginning. This is what happened to Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso a few years ago when he divorced his ex-wife and she left leaving behind an empty house with white walls.


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“She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations,” Mantesso wrote on Bored Panda earlier. “The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.”

Inspired by the blank walls and his dog, Mantesso started snapping pictures of Jimmy running around the house and this was the moment these humorous series was born.

“When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning.”

Mantesso continues to portray his bull terrier in fun scenarios that are the result of the illustrations that now have almost 600k fans on Instagram. Scroll down to see them for yourself!

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Jimmy The Bull

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Richard 3 weeks ago

This says it all... so heartbreaking. For you, he's only a short time of your life. For him, you're all of his life.

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Jimmy The Bull

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

Aww he has a heart on his nose <3

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Benevolent Panda Mouse 3 weeks ago

Amazing replacement of love....a heart displaced, if allowed, it will find a way

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Jimmy The Bull

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Laugh Fan 3 weeks ago

Things can only ever be improved by a dog!

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Kawaii Artist 3 weeks ago

Nooo dont eat the poor doxie!

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Jagarundi 3 weeks ago

It took me a sec to figure this one. Classic album!

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MagicalUnicorn 3 weeks ago

maybe he's born with it :)

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Jimmy The Bull

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Anyone remember Gnasher the dog?

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Rebekah 3 weeks ago

What a smile!

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