This is the kind of thing the internet was invented for: the Photoshop geniuses at Dogster.com
have envisioned what the cast of Downton Abbey
would look like if they were played by domestic animals.
For example: benevolent aristocrat Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) is reimagined as an English bulldog, his Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) is a sleek Collie, and their proud eldest daughter Mary (Michelle Dockery) is a poodle.
The Dogster team's best effort is Maggie Smith's deliciously bitchy dowager Violet, who's portrayed as a Persian cat — because "no dog could possibly be as haughty as her". So true!
Hugh, Elizabeth and Michelle alongside their dogpelgangers. Amazing
Head over to Dogster to see the whole Downton Abbey cast as dogs.