Hermoine Granger's beloved Crookshanks, Bill Sikes' bull terrier Bulls-eye, Fern Arable from Charlotte's Web and her pig Wilbur - pets appear all over fiction, and they crop up in artwork too (David Hockney loves sausage dogs so much he's compiled a book of them!)

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David Hockney With His Dogs

It's hardly surprising, then, that writers and artists love pets as much as anybody else. While Ernest Hemingway was the literary, male equivalent of a Mad Old Cat Lady, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso were just some of the many creatives who found a friend in dachshunds.

We're fairly envious of these domesticated animals - imagine the conversations, sketchbooks and thrown away drafts they would have been privy to.

Which do you think is the cutest? Check out our gallery below.

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  • Hunter S. Thompson

    IMAGE: Via

  • Andy Warhol and Pug

    IMAGE: Getty

  • Ezra Pound

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe And Her Chow

    IMAGE: John Leongard, courtest <a href="http://www.monroegallery.com/photographers/detail/id/764" target="_hplink">Monroe Gallery</a>

  • Haruki Murakami

    IMAGE: Via <a href="https://acatonmykeyboard.wordpress.com/famous-writers-and-their-felines/" target="_hplink">A Cat on My Keyboard</a>

  • Allen Ginsberg

    IMAGE: Via <a href="https://acatonmykeyboard.wordpress.com/famous-writers-and-their-felines/" target="_hplink">A Cat on My Keyboard</a>

  • Andy Warhol and Pug

    IMAGE: Getty

  • Mark Twain

    IMAGE: Via <a href="http://marketingimplementer.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/what-mark-twain-cats-and-bad-dining-experiences-can-teach-us-about-our-business/" target="_hplink">Marketing Implementer</a>

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    IMAGE Via: <a href="http://www.glogster.com/petra2108/edgar-allan-poe-the-black-cat/g-6mh9gh27c3a1ln9rqrdfn6p" target="_hplink">Glogster</a>

  • Pablo Picasso and Lump

    IMAGE: From <em>Picasso and Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey</em> (Bulfinch Press), via <a href="http://artemisdreaming.tumblr.com/post/4178067049/pablo-picasso-and-lump-in-1957-renowned-war" target="_hplink">Artemis Dreaming</a>

  • Picasso and Lump

    IMAGE: From <em>Picasso and Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey</em> (Bulfinch Press), via <a href="http://artemisdreaming.tumblr.com/post/4178067049/pablo-picasso-and-lump-in-1957-renowned-war" target="_hplink">Artemis Dreaming</a>

  • Jackson Pollock WIth His Dogs Gyp and Ahab

    IMAGE: Getty

  • Don Delillo

    IMAGE: Via <a href="https://acatonmykeyboard.wordpress.com/famous-writers-and-their-felines/" target="_hplink">A Cat on My Keyboard</a>

  • Jack Kerouac and Cat

    IMAGE: Via <a href="https://acatonmykeyboard.wordpress.com/famous-writers-and-their-felines/" target="_hplink">A Cat on My Keyboard</a>

  • George Bernard Shaw

    IMAGE: Via <a href="https://acatonmykeyboard.wordpress.com/famous-writers-and-their-felines/" target="_hplink">A Cat on My Keyboard</a>

  • David Hockney And His Dogs

    IMAGE: REX FEATURES

  • Salvador Dali And His Ocelot, Babou

    IMAGE: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot" target="_hplink">Wikipedia</a>

  • Gertrude Stein With Pepe and Basket I

    IMAGE: Carl Van Vechten, via <a href="http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2010/09/banned-books-authors-and-their-dogs.html" target="_hplink">dreamdogsart</a>

  • Polly Morgan And Her Dogs

    IMAGE: Courtesy of All Visual Arts, photography by Tessa Angus

  • David Hockney And His Dogs

    IMAGE: REX Features

  • Ernest Hemingway And Cat

    IMAGE: Via <a href="http://www.camelliastreet.com/2011/07/papa-and-his-cats/" target="_hplink">camelliastreet</a>