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!)
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.