A graying muzzle shows your goodest gal or bestest boi is not getting any younger. And even if it feels like you only met yesterday, time flies and there’s nothing we can do about it. Our best furry friends officially turn senior at around the age of 10, but the joy you share together never, ever gets old.

Bored Panda compiled this list full of the most adorable graying woofers who surely deserve to enjoy their carefree retirement.

From the oldest living golden retriever celebrating his 20th birthday to an 18-year-old cutie pie still sleeping with his toy as if he was a lil pup, these moments prove if there’s anything that stays young forever, it must be the heart of a dog. After you're done, gift yourself an extra batch of cuteness overload with wholesome senior dog pics right here.

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When I Adopted 14-Year-Old Francis Last Year I Was Told We Would Only Have 4-6 Weeks Together Because Of His Arthritis And Poor Mobility. Well, We Celebrated Our One Year Anniversary Today

When I Adopted 14-Year-Old Francis Last Year I Was Told We Would Only Have 4-6 Weeks Together Because Of His Arthritis And Poor Mobility. Well, We Celebrated Our One Year Anniversary Today

Love this old boy to pieces.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

All Frankie needed was love and proper vet care. He’ll beat the odds, as long as he stays with you!

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#2

My Dog Is 16, So I Figured It’s Time For Some Driving Lessons

My Dog Is 16, So I Figured It’s Time For Some Driving Lessons

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Jonathan Armstrong
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1 month ago

I want that book

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#3

Meet August, Officially The Oldest Living Golden Retriever! She Turned 20 Years Old

Meet August, Officially The Oldest Living Golden Retriever! She Turned 20 Years Old

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

What a gift - 20 years and counting

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If you've ever been the lucky parent to man’s best friend, you know how fast they grow. It seems like one day, your dog is still a tiny puppy, and the next, he is a fully grown woofer. Bored Panda reached out to Somya Anand, dog behavior specialist at Monkoo Dog online community aimed at building a sustainable life for pets, to find out more about just why dogs grow up so fast until their hair turns grey.

Somya said that how fast your dog grows largely depends on its breed. “It is generally observed that smaller breeds reach full growth faster than larger breeds. It also varies with mixed breeds and the growth milestones are usually closer to the dominant breed variety.”

#4

Almost 18 Years Old And Still Sleeping With The Toy Frog She's Had For 14 Years

Almost 18 Years Old And Still Sleeping With The Toy Frog She's Had For 14 Years

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Seren Davis
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1 month ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

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#5

Just Cause Benji’s An Old Boy Doesn’t Mean He’s Not A Cute Boy

Just Cause Benji’s An Old Boy Doesn’t Mean He’s Not A Cute Boy

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

He reminds me of Danny DeVito with that smirk... :)

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#6

Wynton (13-Years-Old) Braving The Cold With My Grandpa

Wynton (13-Years-Old) Braving The Cold With My Grandpa

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1 month ago

Their matching coats! <3

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Having said that, she added that “a pup has become an adult dog as it completes one year; while this may not be accurate, most breeds reach full growth in this time frame—12-18 months—and hence it has become a general rule of thumb.”

Meanwhile, in most cases, dogs are considered senior when they turn anywhere between 5 and 10 years old. As a general rule, large dogs will typically age faster than smaller dogs. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see a senior Great Dane at age 7 or a Chihuahua in his 20s.

#7

Our 11-Month-Old And 8-Year-Old

Our 11-Month-Old And 8-Year-Old

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Bestest buddies in the whole wide world!

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#8

Cody Is The Bestest Old Boy

Cody Is The Bestest Old Boy

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

See how beneficial it can be to keep senior citizens engaged and feeling useful?!

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#9

Good Boy Can’t Chase The Sprinklers In His Old Age, So Now Sits And Waits For It To Come To Him

Good Boy Can’t Chase The Sprinklers In His Old Age, So Now Sits And Waits For It To Come To Him

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

That's so sweet - he's found himself a life hack

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Somya also explained that while your dog is still a puppy, “the rapid growth spurt lasts generally till six months and then becomes more gradual. So don’t be surprised when your tiny little puppies become big overnight!”

At around 2 years of age, most middle-sized dog breeds stop growing altogether, and at the age of 7 years old, dogs exhibit the first signs of "retirement." Many of the signs are similar to that of humans: changed sleeping and eating patterns, weight gain, lumps and bumps, and general slowdown.

For most dog owners, the real headache starts around when the dog reaches 7 to 9 years old. But there are some things to know about raising a senior dog which can help their longevity.

First, brushing your dog's teeth regularly can prevent oral diseases that can shorten your furry friend’s life. Secondly, make sure you give your old boy enough physical activity to keep him in shape and prevent weight gain. And third, one should always provide your woofer with a healthy and nutritious diet.

#10

The Arizona Humane Society Uses Boots, A Senior Dog, To Acclimate Kittens To Dogs

The Arizona Humane Society Uses Boots, A Senior Dog, To Acclimate Kittens To Dogs

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

Good job boy... the kitten looks very acclimatized :)

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#11

I'm Elton And Today Is My 19th Birthday

I'm Elton And Today Is My 19th Birthday

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Happy birthday!

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#12

He's Old, He's Blind, And He's Very Smelly. But He Is By Far The Bestest Boy I've Ever Known. Meet Brewer

He's Old, He's Blind, And He's Very Smelly. But He Is By Far The Bestest Boy I've Ever Known. Meet Brewer

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Yeah, I’ve got a smelly old man at home myself. And a smelly old dog too.

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Most importantly, leaving your dog unattended for long periods of time, especially at a senior age, can lead to severe dog depression and anxiety. Even if your woofer is slower than he ever was before, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t need a stroll in the park and some goofing around!

#13

My 14-Year-Old Golden Retriever, Still Wanting To Play Like A Puppy

My 14-Year-Old Golden Retriever, Still Wanting To Play Like A Puppy

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Beautiful dog, beautiful portrait

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#14

She Thinks It’s Her Job To Pull Rocks Out Of The Lake. The Big One Is 14lbs. She’s 12 Years Old

She Thinks It’s Her Job To Pull Rocks Out Of The Lake. The Big One Is 14lbs. She’s 12 Years Old

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Missy Moo Moo
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1 month ago

When u gotta job to do, gotta get to it!

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#15

My Old Boy, Still Around After 25 Years

My Old Boy, Still Around After 25 Years

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spirit wolf
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1 month ago

Wow!!!

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#16

My 19 And A Half-Year-Old Dog Is Starting To Slow Down, We Appreciate That We’ve Had Her This Long

My 19 And A Half-Year-Old Dog Is Starting To Slow Down, We Appreciate That We’ve Had Her This Long

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Hans
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1 month ago

Must be the pool time!

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#17

My 15-Year-Old Chihuahua Has Very Sensitive Eyes Due To Iris Atrophy. Here She Is In Her "Doggles"

My 15-Year-Old Chihuahua Has Very Sensitive Eyes Due To Iris Atrophy. Here She Is In Her "Doggles"

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Cat Nip Gal
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1 month ago

DOGGLES!

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#18

My 16-Year-Old Pug's First Time Visiting The Beach. He Was Born Deaf And Partially Blind From Age

My 16-Year-Old Pug's First Time Visiting The Beach. He Was Born Deaf And Partially Blind From Age

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

He looks like a very happy boi despite his ailments

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#19

Stout Is 16 And Wants Your Scritches

Stout Is 16 And Wants Your Scritches

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Aw bless him, i'll scritch all day, good boi

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#20

I Heard You Guys Might Like Muddy, He Just Turned 14 Yesterday

I Heard You Guys Might Like Muddy, He Just Turned 14 Yesterday

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

No, we don't like Muddy... we LOVE him!

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#21

Celebrating Molly’s 16th Birthday With A Walk To The Pier

Celebrating Molly’s 16th Birthday With A Walk To The Pier

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

She looks good for a senior girl.

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#22

My Millie Girl Is A Beautiful 16-Years-Old. We Adopted Her When She Was 12. She Is Completely Deaf, But That Doesn't Stop Her From Anything. 100% Good Girl

My Millie Girl Is A Beautiful 16-Years-Old. We Adopted Her When She Was 12. She Is Completely Deaf, But That Doesn't Stop Her From Anything. 100% Good Girl

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Beautiful mature lady! Thank you for making her “golden” years happy!

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#23

My Best 14-Year-Old Man Chance Stole The Show At My Wedding Last Year

My Best 14-Year-Old Man Chance Stole The Show At My Wedding Last Year

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

He knew he was a hit as best dog!

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#24

Old Man Aegir Turns 15 Next Month. He Converted Back To Puppy Mode In This Mornings Snow

Old Man Aegir Turns 15 Next Month. He Converted Back To Puppy Mode In This Mornings Snow

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Our dog loves snow and reverts to puppy mode in it too!

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#25

My 10-Year-Old Dog Likes To Sleep On My Legs. I Made Her This Out Of Some Of My Old Jeans For Her To Sleep On While I’m At Work

My 10-Year-Old Dog Likes To Sleep On My Legs. I Made Her This Out Of Some Of My Old Jeans For Her To Sleep On While I’m At Work

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Now that’s clever!

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#26

Our 14-Year-Old Girl, Still Smiling

Our 14-Year-Old Girl, Still Smiling

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

That means she’s happy—-she loves you, and loves her life with you!

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#27

This Is Sadie. She's 17

This Is Sadie. She's 17

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Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

shes gorgeous

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#28

Diesel (9) Is Turning 10 This Month, And He's Melting From All The Excitement

Diesel (9) Is Turning 10 This Month, And He's Melting From All The Excitement

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

oh my goodness, now I'm melting from the cuteness!

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#29

This Is My Old Boi Link - Or Linkers - Or Lonk If I Accidentally Hit The Wrong Key. He’s 10 And Still Very Much A Puppy. Loves Smoochin’

This Is My Old Boi Link - Or Linkers - Or Lonk If I Accidentally Hit The Wrong Key. He’s 10 And Still Very Much A Puppy. Loves Smoochin’

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

I love it when a senior dog lets their inner puppy come out!

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#30

Met This 19-Year-Old Senior The Other Day

Met This 19-Year-Old Senior The Other Day

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

In his snazzy Radio Flyer!

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#31

We Adopted A Senior Saint Named Mikey Yesterday And I Think It’s Safe To Say His First Trip To Grandma’s Went Well

We Adopted A Senior Saint Named Mikey Yesterday And I Think It’s Safe To Say His First Trip To Grandma’s Went Well

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago (edited)

It’s a match made in heaven!

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#32

Shadow (14-Years-Old) Is My Handsome Old Man. He Used To Be Completely Black With A Little Bit Of White

Shadow (14-Years-Old) Is My Handsome Old Man. He Used To Be Completely Black With A Little Bit Of White

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Hey, we all get grayer as we get older—-and we earned every one of those gray hairs!

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#33

Senior Dogs Deserve Extra Pampering

Senior Dogs Deserve Extra Pampering

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

And. They. Get. It. Too!!!

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#34

So, This Is Athena, She Is A 9-Year-Old Labrador. As You Can See She's A Chunker But She Gets Jealous When She Sees Our Smaller Dogs On Our Laps And Throws A Fit

So, This Is Athena, She Is A 9-Year-Old Labrador. As You Can See She's A Chunker But She Gets Jealous When She Sees Our Smaller Dogs On Our Laps And Throws A Fit

So, of course, I have succumb to her commands.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

I think it’s sweet when big dogs still want to be lap dogs!

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#35

My Wife And I Adopted 2 Senior Dogs. Meet Oscar And Maggie

My Wife And I Adopted 2 Senior Dogs. Meet Oscar And Maggie

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Glad you adopted them as a pair! Nice to grow old with a friend,

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#36

My 13 Yr Old Shar-Pei Before And After I Tell Him He's A Good Boy

My 13 Yr Old Shar-Pei Before And After I Tell Him He's A Good Boy

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Wow! What face cream does he use, ‘cause he doesn’t look like he’s gotten any extra wrinkles!

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#37

Today Is My Dog, Tax's 22nd Birthday. Still Truckin' Along

Today Is My Dog, Tax's 22nd Birthday. Still Truckin' Along

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

And gonna truck along for years to come!

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#38

Meet My 18-Year-Old Siberian Husky “Damon”

Meet My 18-Year-Old Siberian Husky “Damon”

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Probably still loves to run. Just a bit slower now.

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#39

Old Girl Audrey Is 10 Today

Old Girl Audrey Is 10 Today

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

And still looks good in pink...

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#40

Old Man Bruno, 12 Ish, Doin A Glamour Shot

Old Man Bruno, 12 Ish, Doin A Glamour Shot

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Bruno blep

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