25/06/2012 13:12 BST | Updated 15/08/2012 05:07 BST

Animal Muses: The Pets Of Famous Writers And Artists

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!)


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.