Going through a breakup can be hard. Especially when your significant other leaves you nothing but the dog. That’s exactly what happened to Rafael Mantesso. On his 30th birthday, his wife walked out leaving him with nothing else besides their bull terrier, Jimmy, whom the wife named after her favorite shoe designer, Jimmy Choo.
With nothing but the dog and an empty all-white apartment, Rafael found inspiration in the blank walls. When Jimmy would lay on the floor next to one, Rafael grabbed a marker and started drawing Jimmy into new scenes. Rafael would take photos of the illustrations and they soon caught on.
The playful series of tongue-in-cheek illustrations features Jimmy dreaming of shoes, relaxing on a sofa with a martini by his side, or turning up the music as a DJ. The images have gone viral and Rafael now enjoys over 300,000 followers on Instagram.
The success of Jimmy has even inspired a book of the best pictures of the pooch set to come out in October. If you needed any more proof that a dog is man’s best friend, here it is. Check out the rest of the playful series below.
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