It seems that everywhere I look these days, someone has adopted a puppy. In Paris, you can’t cross the street without running into a chic Parisian and her pug. In our neck of the woods, the Goldendoodles, Dachshunds and Labradors rule the roost. There aren’t enough words to describe how cute these furry creatures are. Unfortunately, the title of dog owner now belongs firmly in my past, since one of my boys is allergic and is horrified at the idea of getting a ‘anti-allergenic’ poodle. So, I have to comfort myself with the quick cuddles during school pick-up and with my friend’s gorgeous Dachshund pup. That, and the addictive pictures of celebrities and their adorable dogs – particularly the stars of old – which I thought I’d share with you. The most endearing story has to be that of Picasso and his beloved Dachshund Lump. Lump used to belong to his friend, photographer David Douglas Duncan, until they visited Picasso at his home near Cannes. Lump was an unhappy dog, tortured by Duncan’s jealous Afghan hound. However, the minute he arrived at Picasso’s home, he found his true home and the prolific artist and the pooch adopted each other. The rest, as they say, is history. The pictures of Picasso and Lump are priceless, showing just how much love and devotion is possible between man and his dog. It’s enough to cheer anyone up!