19 Petography Collections And Animal-Inspired Art

 - Dec 2, 2008   Updated: Jun 7 2011
In many households, pets are beloved members of the family, not mere animals. This love also permeates the art world, where our favorite furry, smooth and scaled animal companions inspire some adorable masterpieces.

From the inexplicable viral success of LOLCats, Upside Down Dogs and Fail Dog to professionally-photographed canine calendars, there is no end to the artistic expression of an owner's adulation towards their pets.

Implications - Browsing the featured images will surely have you both laughing and smiling. Watch as dogs ride skateboards, do yoga and even get married. If you are more of a cat person, why not join the vampire cat club, or turn your feisty feline into a fashion model?