As all doting dog owners know, welcoming a furbaby to the family brings all kinds of profound joys and frustrations — it's an experience that has high and lows (usually in the form of stolen human food and destroyed furniture) and ultimately gives you a very necessary perspective on life. 

Artistic duo Landysh and Asia, who founded the creative collaboration Lingvistov in 2012, have summed up this experience with their clever illustrations depicting the everyday charms and quirks of our beloved pups. 

The pair's comics have focused on a wide range of topics, from love, to finding happiness, to sleep and, most recently, to pets.


The duo's comics perfectly illustrate those important life lessons we learn from our pups. 

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And they capture that very special relationship our doggos have... with food. 

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They even nail those minor frustrations of dog-owning that keep us on our toes. 

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And what better way to appreciate our furbabies' quirks than through some honest art?

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...Art that sums up the reality of our relationships with our pets. 

 

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This holiday season, you help the dog-lover in your life start off 2017 right with the pair's new dog calendar that compiles their best dog-related wisdom. 

 

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As they say: "no matter what time of year it is, your dog is there to love you." 

 

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You can purchase the 2017 Dog Calendar here

Not a dog person? Don't worry, they have you covered with a 2017 Cat Calendar. For more silly wisdom, check out their website and Instagram. We could all use a little pet-based inspiration right now.