Anyone who has ever lived with a pet will completely understand love and connection that our animal friends give us. Owning a pet often takes a lot of work but growing up with them is truly amazing, especially when the bond between the human and the pet extends through childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Because of their shorter lifespans, our beloved four-legged friends will invariably become a beautiful lesson in both love and hope. They share their short lives with us, and become our best companions who help us resolve our lonely feelings and offer us a life full of love and happiness.
In celebration of this beautiful and special bond, we have collected the most awesome pics of pets growing up and sometimes growing old with their humans. Although the physical appearance changes, these pics prove that love and friendship are timeless. So, let’s celebrate our pets’ short but loving and meaningful lives by taking a look at these photos below. We are sure that these pics will make you want to go hug your furry friends right now and pull out your old treasured photos. Scroll down to check for yourself!
1. Malamutes are very cute.
2. 14 years as best friends
3. Imagine cuddling this big, beautiful ball of fur.
4. 17 years later and his cat still tries to avoid cuddles.
5. This photo is a heart-melter.
6. 15 years of unconditional love
7. One year apart — can you tell the difference?
8. Look at those smiles — pure joy!
9. “Hey, I’m almost as tall as you!”