Perhaps it is because this has been the world through my eyes ever since I can remember – a trusted furry friend, curled up at my feet – that my eye is drawn so often to the same in art. Very often in the same position of the piece: bottom right, and in repose.
I may even have such a companion, resting at my heel, as I write this. Although in truth, she prefers to be bottom left.
It’s a wonder any portrait is considered complete without them.
Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.