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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.

“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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Richard
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES. I fully agree. And it's not just the noise, there's also the pollution, danger for the birds etc.

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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What to eat, what to eat...a tough decision that needs a couple of minutes of blankly staring in the full fridge every day only to decide either that there's nothing in there or that one key ingredient is missing (which also means there's nothing in there)

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Didn't realize he had such long legs!! He'd be fun standup walker.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So many cute sweetie pie dogs are being put up for adoption at any given time.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And here is the famous World War I flying ace resting alongside his Sopwith Camel. His trusted mechanic works through the night to ensure our hero will return from his dawn patrol in search of the elusive Red Baron.

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Susann Campbell
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

" Thank you, thank you. I deserve it for all the posing I've done for you. "

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