If you've ever owned, loved and despaired of a dog, you'll know these pictures come from the heart.
Country Life illustrator Annie Tempest – the brilliant artist behind the weekly Tottering-By-Gently cartoon – has come up with a new series of pictures about life with your dog.
And they are, frankly, marvellous. We don’t think we’ve ever seen the joy, frustration and hilarity of dog ownership so amusingly depicted.
Without further ado, here they are:
Testing the ground
Grabbing your chance
Upping the stakes
The night-time manoeuvre
Ruling the roost
You and your four-legged friend are guaranteed a great day out at one of these dog-friendly National Trust properties.