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 10 months 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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Night Owl 10 months ago

Aww he has a heart on his nose <3

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Benevolent Panda Mouse 10 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Things can only ever be improved by a dog!

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Kawaii Artist 10 months ago

Nooo dont eat the poor doxie!

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Jagarundi 10 months ago

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

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MagicalUnicorn 10 months ago

maybe he's born with it :)

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diane a 10 months ago

Anyone remember Gnasher the dog?

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Rebekah 10 months ago

What a smile!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Who is that handsome dude?

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Lunar Panda 10 months ago

My favorite comic!

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Night Owl 10 months ago (edited)

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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Night Owl 10 months ago (edited)

LOL :D

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Ileana Sky Aviles 10 months ago

“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed”❤️

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

aww what a sweetie! i wouldn't be afraid of this bull...

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

Hope he did not get chewed up!

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

-insert boopable nose here please-

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Night Owl 10 months ago (edited)

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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Night Owl 10 months ago

Wheee ... I love it

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Zorena Deckard 10 months ago

This one makes me happy!

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Gabby M 10 months ago

Sittin on the dock of the bay....

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Silvia Jafet 10 months ago

Heaven! My two fave creatures: dogs and butterflies together.

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Naomi Armitage 10 months ago

Rut Roh!

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walkietalkie 10 months ago

Up!

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Monty Is Fiennes 10 months ago

Banksy......???? Barksy????

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Benevolent Panda Mouse 10 months ago

The goal is not only to weather the storm, but to learn to dance in the rain

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

Nice hair do!!

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

Bunny day?

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Nikki D 10 months ago

I can't get enough of this dog!

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Belle_Pandamonium 10 months ago

Pals

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Elina Kuusisto 10 months ago

<3 <3 <3

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

Looks happy!

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Night Owl 10 months ago

He's really good at drawing

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Nikki D 10 months ago

Yoko!

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Ellis 10 months ago

Tiannendog Square

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My O My 10 months ago

How to eat?

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Elina Kuusisto 10 months ago

Sandy butt! XD <3

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Kevin Donegan 10 months ago

This dog will sleep in any position anywhere!

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Kim Hammerton 10 months ago

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah!

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Naomi Armitage 10 months ago

Hot dog!

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

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

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walkietalkie 10 months ago

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

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Sonia Górnicz 10 months ago

cutie pie

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Amanda Ford 10 months ago

Stranger things?

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MorningStar Kematch 10 months ago

This is an insanely good painting/sketch!

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Night Owl 10 months ago

Considering he got divorced ... aww :(

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Janine B. 10 months ago

Bicycle race!

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Rebekah 10 months ago

George!

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Wendé Anne Maunder 10 months ago

Hold that note.

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WaitingtokissGregDavis 10 months ago

Love this boy.

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Ileana Sky Aviles 10 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

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walkietalkie 10 months ago

Singing and annoying

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

A dock dog!!!

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Vinniegret 10 months ago

Nooooo

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diane a 10 months ago

HaHa - love the cat expressions - brilliant

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Wendé Anne Maunder 10 months ago

Rhindogeros

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Jagarundi 10 months ago

Um....and why is my caricature neutered....?

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Wendé Anne Maunder 10 months ago

Centaur dog.

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Ileana Sky Aviles 10 months ago

Yes!! Hoomin finally got it!

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Ileana Sky Aviles 10 months ago

...they starting to gain my trust! 🥩

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Mark Howell 10 months ago

Sheepdog

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PeachPossum 10 months ago

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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Barbara Cochrane 10 months ago

When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are!

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MorningStar Kematch 10 months ago

Back to the future Dog Brown!

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Susann Campbell 10 months ago

"What else do I have to do to get your attention"?

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MorningStar Kematch 10 months ago

What's up dog?!

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Ileana Sky Aviles 10 months ago

My gift to you hoomin!

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Lynne Francis 10 months ago

Cheers!

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Susann Campbell 10 months ago

"I'm am so tire , I could sleep all day..

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Gillian Black 10 months ago

oh yea no marshmallows for this guy

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walkietalkie 10 months ago

I can show you the world!

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Monika Soffronow 10 months ago

A dog and a horse.

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Janine B. 10 months ago

Howloween!

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