Music, Painting, Photography, Sculpture...

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci

Dogs, drawing by Leonardo da Vinci

Marguerite Yourcenar & her Pekinese dog

Marguerite Yourcenar in her mid-twenties with her Pekinese. For her dog she wrote the essay “Suite d’estampes pour Kou-Kou-Haï” in 1927

Marguerite Yourcenar with her Valentine in 1968

Man and Dog: David and Eli
by Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud was a dog lover - he owned two beloved whippets named Pluto and Eli - and many of his portraits coupled himself and friends with dogs.

[Double Portrait, 1985]

[Girl WIth A White Dog, 1951]

Bruce Weber and his Golden Retriever dogs

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enjoying a run

Prince George and Lupo with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
by Jason Bell

Picasso & Lump

Love till the end: both Picasso and Lump died in April 1973, one week apart.

Picasso & his dog Kasbel with Dora Maar
by Man Ray

HM Queen Elizabeth II and her Corgies

HM Queen Elizabeth did have Cavaliers, like Queen Victoria before her, when she was young.

Walking the Dog - Beginner's Luck
Music by Gershwin with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Marylin Monroe with her dogs

President J F Kennedy & family with dogs

Lauren Bacall with her dog

Eli in Lucian Freud studio
by David Dawson

A Dog by Alberto Giacometti

Rita Hayworth with Dog

Brigitte Bardot with Dog

Man and Dog: David and Eli
by Lucian Freud

Alfred Hitchcock and his Dog reading the news

Clark Gable and his dog Lord having a conversation

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
by Édouard Manet

Photographer William Wegman on his dogs and 'Flo & Wendell'

Tom Sellek with his 3 CKCS

Me, seating at Siddhartha House [2009]