'Downton Abbey' Fan-Art With Cats & Dogs Is Real And You Need to Have It Right Now
Sorry you have to go return every Christmas present you bought your friends and family because Houndton Tabby is here and it is perfect. Created by artist Kim Parkhurt who runs the Etsy shop Toadbriar, Houndton Tabby are lush handmade portraits of the residents, maids, butlers, soldiers, and heartbreakers who reside in the epic English manor of Downton Abbey... imagined as cats and dogs. The collection is absolutely spot-on and is perfect for anyone who loves the PBS Masterseries drama, or animals, or the Internet.
Parkhurst also dabbles into other pop-culture-icons-as-pets, like this David Bowie greyhound, but Houndton Abbey just may be Toadbriar's Sistine Chapel. Grab yours quickly as the artwork was just featured in The Guardian , and are sure to be flying off the digital shelves.
And now we take you one step further into the world of Houndton Tabby.
“I love you Mr. Bates. I know it’s not ladylike to say it, but I’m not a lady and I don’t pretend to be. Now sniff my butt.”
Carson Clumber Spaniel
"I’ve never been called a liberal in my life and I don’t intend to start now. So no, I will not pee on that hydrant."
Dowager Countess Sphynx
"I'm not a romantic, but even I concede that the heart does not exist solely for the purpose to pump blood or catch my tail in a bathtub."
"It may be wrong that I'm complaining with Mr. Bates the way he is, but it reminds me that life's short and I'm wasting mine. I'm not a cat, I don't have nine lives."
Cora Lady Grantham Dalmatian
"Don't worry about me, I'm an American. And a purebred."
Matthew Aussie Shepherd
"Love him by all means, but believe in me...oh! A STICK!"
O'Brien Irish Water Spaniel
"I don't say anything to him, m'lady, besides 'pass the salt' and 'get out of the way so I can eat the cat's vomit."
Lady Mary Borzoi
"You know me, Carson. I'm never down for long. Until my master says, 'Down!'"
Bates Pit Bull
"No man can regret loving as I have loved you and the pillow that I hump."
Thomas Siamese Cat
"I don't know why I'm crying really. She wouldn't have noticed if I died. I'm on my fifth life."
Image: Toadbriar /Etsy
Mrs. Patmore Persian Cat
"You never know people, do ya? You can work with people for 20 years and never know them at all. Some can be real dogs."
Edith Phalene Papillon
"The editor of The Sketch wants me to write for him. He saw my letter to The Times and wants to give me a regular column. It's going to be called, 'Begging Without Having to Beg.'"
Lady Sybil Burmese Cat
"I'll stay at Downton till you decide to run away with me and swat all of the candles off the mantlepiece."