Categories: Art

When His Marriage Ended, This Artist Decided To Have A Little Fun With His Pet Dog

Now the dog is a certified Instagram star!

Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso has had a rough life. His wife left him – on his 30th birthday, no less. To make matters worse, she even took everything with her – from their furniture and appliances to their photos and kitchenware. There was nothing left for Rafael. Well, nothing except for Jimmy Choo, their pet bull terrier.

During this dark moment in his life, Rafael decided to do something productive to cheer himself up. He turned to his dog and to his love for art.

Rafael shared:

“With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around my ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt this long-dormant inspiration for drawing — for art, for life — returning.”

Rafael later started sharing Jimmy’s photos on Instagram and it eventually went viral. Now he has hundreds of thousands of followers.

Check out Jimmy Choo’s awesome photos below:

“Rock on!”

Time for a haircut and shave.

Now to watch Jimmy’s favorite TV show.

Oh, deer!

Shower fun.

“Let’s get ready to rumble!!!”

Naughty doggie.


A milking cow.

Now this is adorable!

I bet the dog can play better than me.

The circus dog.

Tinkerbell and Jimmy.

Ready to perform some sick skateboard tricks.

Smelling the flower.

Hey, that’s not a mountain!

Good job, buddy!

This dog’s really got a good heart!

And strong muscles, too!

Well, way to go making lemonade when life handed you lemons, Rafael! Best of luck to you and what you do.

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