Anybody who's ever owned a pet will know just how heartbreaking it is to lose one. But despite the sadness that comes with having to say goodbye, it can never outweigh the joy that pets bring to your life. Sure your dog might eat your slippers from time to time, and perhaps your cat pukes on the couch every now and then, but these are small prices to pay (well, depending on how expensive your couch is) in comparison to all the sunshine that pets bring us.


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In homage to pets worldwide, Bored Panda has compiled this bittersweet list of first and last pet pictures. They'll make you laugh. They'll make you cry. And they'll make you remember how awesome pets can be.

Have any pictures you'd like to share? Then feel free to add to the list. (h/t: dodo)

#1 This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

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#2 Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

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Britney Palafox 2 months ago

*Heart breaks*

#3 From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

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Britney Palafox 2 months ago

*hands shake*

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#4 First And Last Photo. 16 Years Difference

First And Last Photo. 16 Years Difference

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Britney Palafox 2 months ago

*lip quivers*

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#5 I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

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Britney Palafox 2 months ago

*dries tear*

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#6 The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

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Jeanne Deaux 2 months ago

Saying goodbye to your smiling human, cuddled with him is the best way to say goodbye. I'm sure (s)he went to sleep in peace.

#7 Here's The First And The Last Pictures We Ever Took Of Our Old Dog, 16 Years Apart

Here's The First And The Last Pictures We Ever Took Of Our Old Dog, 16 Years Apart

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Liz Miller 2 months ago

Looks like a very happy dog who had a very happy life

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#8 The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

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Marita Schaubert 2 months ago

This made me tear up..

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#9 First And Last Photo Of My Best Friend

First And Last Photo Of My Best Friend

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Britney Palafox 2 months ago

*cries*

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#10 The First And Last Photos Of My Best Friend

The First And Last Photos Of My Best Friend

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Cindy Kruth 2 weeks ago

The color change is cool

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#11 We Loved Our Cat Indie From The Day She Was Born Even Though She Was Deaf, Blind, And Had Seizures

We Loved Our Cat Indie From The Day She Was Born Even Though She Was Deaf, Blind, And Had Seizures

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Vellichora 2 months ago

Oh she had such beautiful eyes!

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#12 Our Beautiful Bossy Cassie Died Suddenly 3 Years Ago Today. We Still Miss Her. Here Are The Firt And Last Photos I Ever Took Of Her

Our Beautiful Bossy Cassie Died Suddenly 3 Years Ago Today. We Still Miss Her. Here Are The Firt And Last Photos I Ever Took Of Her

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dorisday 2 months ago

thats too sad to watch ;((

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