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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diane a
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2 years ago

That's just so sweet

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

That's so cute!

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Magical.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Things can only ever be improved by a dog!

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Dita Alsaqa
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2 years ago

I'll take a kiss!

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

"Aww, you're so cute, I could just eat you up!" Muahaha

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Jagarundi
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2 years ago

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

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

maybe he's born with it :)

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Reminds me of an german ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOZvHhPs4w

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Donna Bramley
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2 years ago

This is so cute

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Who is that handsome dude?

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years 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
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2 years ago (edited)

LOL :D

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Careful Jimmy!!

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That Fat Mouse
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Lynne Francis
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2 years ago

Hope he did not get chewed up!

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That Fat Mouse
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2 years ago

-insert boopable nose here please-

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Night Owl
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Wheee ... I love it

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
2 years ago

This one makes me happy!

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
2 years ago

Snoopy!

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Silvia Jafet
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Naomi Armitage
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2 years ago

Rut Roh!

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walkietalkie
Community Member
2 years ago

Up!

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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diane a
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2 years ago

His inner woman/bitch - lol

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice hair do!!

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Bunny day?

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

A gentleman

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Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
2 years ago

Pals

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

What a hearty dog!

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww - finally a smile

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

He's really good at drawing

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

What a do!!

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Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

Tiannendog Square

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Dog tower?

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Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
2 years ago

Sandy butt! XD <3

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Opps!

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Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

This is gonna hurt in a minit LOL

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Good blow job!!

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Are these dogs as sweet as they look? Ahh I want one but I bet they don't get put up for adoption very often.

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rakuninaru
Community Member
2 years ago

<3

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walkietalkie
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is W after Z?

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Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

Ya wanna trade, yeah yeah yeah?????

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Considering he got divorced ... aww :(

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Bicycle race!

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

George!

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Wendé Anne Maunder
Community Member
2 years ago

Hold that note.

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this boy.

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Pasca Mouse
Community Member
2 years ago

aww cute!

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walkietalkie
Community Member
2 years ago

Singing and annoying

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Lynne Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

A dock dog!!!

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mewmew34
Community Member
2 years ago

Cover is way too small for the platter. :p Would make a good hat, though.

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

HaHa - love the cat expressions - brilliant

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Wendé Anne Maunder
Community Member
2 years ago

Rhindogeros

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

" Did you just pee on the floor ?"

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Dita Alsaqa
Community Member
2 years ago

Each one cuter than the last!

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Ileana Sky Aviles
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes!! Hoomin finally got it!

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

OOPS where is the lions Maine ?

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Mark Howell
Community Member
2 years ago

Sheepdog

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Woodstock? :)

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Fruzsina Sinka
Community Member
2 years ago

majestic <3

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

You are Good !

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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My O My
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