From Pompei to the present day, the relationship between man and the "canis lupus familiaris" has radically changed. By making each other useful, men and dogs, they have had a parallel evolution. The dog, once an indispensable companion for hunting, has become a faithful inseparable friend, passing from the cold kennel in the courtyard to the comfortable sofa next to the fireplace. The photographic works of the Cave Canem series are the result of a long creative process that connects the traditional genre painting, with the places and dynamics of contemporary daily life. Dogs are the protagonists of the scene, appropriating the domestic spaces of their owners. Thomas Mann in Herr und Hund describes the relationship with his dog Baschan as a “mutual understanding in which neither of them betrays their own nature but a "communion of equal dignity is established”.