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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Jimmy The Bull

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Richard
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4 years ago Created 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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Jimmy The Bull

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Benevolent Panda Mouse
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4 years ago Created 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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#4

Jimmy The Bull

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Laugh Fan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Things can only ever be improved by a dog!

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Jimmy The Bull

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Jagarundi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jimmy The Bull

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Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) Created 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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Ileana Sky Aviles
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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That Fat Mouse
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

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Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) Created 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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Silvia Jafet
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Benevolent Panda Mouse
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kevin Donegan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This dog will sleep in any position anywhere!

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Jimmy The Bull

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Kim Hammerton
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah!

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Lynne Francis
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4 years ago Created 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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walkietalkie
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4 years ago Created 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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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Considering he got divorced ... aww :(

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