Robin Williams with dog Verna Pearl, who passed away last year
Courtesy Robin Williams
08/12/2014 at 01:15 PM EDT
Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used
to describe the incomparable Robin Williams. And, if they could find the words, it's likely his furry friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.
Williams's Instagram feed
is filled with adorable shots of him kicking back with many an animal friend, including his road dog Verna Pearl (above), whose unexpected passing last year left him deeply saddened.
Happiness overruled though when the dog lover was in the company of the canine kind – like that time
Verna Pearl bared her cleavage at the The Crazy Ones
Here are seven more adorable Instagram moments.
"Good to be back at work," Williams wrote of this Instagram pic
of himself and Verna Pearl catching some Zzz's on a couch.
The cutest costar Williams ever had? It's quite possibly this baby duck that he held
in his hands on the set of The Crazy Ones
He even made monkeys smile
! Crystal the capuchin says cheese as she sits in the lap of the comedian, who reprised his role of Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
, due later this year.
A horse photobombed
this sweet shot Williams took for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with young cancer patient, Darcy, whom he described as "lovely."
"Miss Verna Pearl watching me shoot promos," Williams wrote of this Instagram shot
of the dog lending a paw on the set of The Crazy Ones
! Williams does his best impression of dog Leonard
, his BFF and dinner date.
In the second-to-last photo he posted on Instagram, Williams reunited with a familiar face
, writing, "Happy Birthday to me! A visit from one of my favorite leading ladies, Crystal."
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).The Williams family is asking well-wishers to send contributions to charities close to the actor's heart in lieu of flowers. Suggested organizations include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Challenged Athletes, USO, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.