Gallery: Man's wife leaves with everything but the dog - so he does this!
A man whose wife left him with nothing but their dog on his 30th birthday has made lemonade from lemons by creating artistic living art with his dog, JImmy Choo, on the blank walls of his bare apartment.
Rafael Mantesso said: "On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me.
"She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment.
"The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo."
Mantesso added: "With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee.
"When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning."
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