Growing up with a dog is truly amazing, especially when the bond between the human and the pooch extends through childhood to adolescence and adulthood. These four-legged friends have always been there for you: your first day at school, first heartbreak, applying to college...

In celebration of this, Bored Panda has created the most heartwarming before-and-after pictures showing people with their dogs. Although the physical appearance changes, these photos prove that love and friendship are timeless.

Are you someone who grew up with a dog? Submit a picture below and share the 'now and then' cuteness with Bored Panda readers!

#1

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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Bree Brents 2 years ago

Touching... even wearing the same shirt.

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#2

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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Hans 2 years ago

Aw...this is touching.

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#3

15 Years Later Still Best Friends

15 Years Later Still Best Friends

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G. 2 years ago

Aawww VB

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#4

3 Years Of Friendship

3 Years Of Friendship

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varwenea 2 years ago

Adorable!!

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#5

Someone Dear To Me Passed Away Today. This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

Someone Dear To Me Passed Away Today. This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

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Missy J. 2 years ago

Sweet baby....so sad. I bet she gave a lot of love!

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#6

Vitalijus And Rex 7 Years Apart

Vitalijus And Rex 7 Years Apart

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

both very handsome

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#7

True Love, 13 Years Later

True Love, 13 Years Later

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 years ago

He looks like Adam Sandler

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#8

My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

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kora1721 2 years ago

OMG this dog on the firts pic looks so cute <3

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#9

11 Years Makes A Big Difference

11 Years Makes A Big Difference

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Inurri 2 years ago

He kept the pants though. :D

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#10

Before And After

Before And After

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I almost want to cry... anybody who's had an aging dog can relate.

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#11

This Is Brandy And I On Her First Birthday, And 14 Years Later On Her Fifteenth

This Is Brandy And I On Her First Birthday, And 14 Years Later On Her Fifteenth

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Hans 2 years ago

So much joy!

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#12

Best Friends Since 1997

Best Friends Since 1997

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Natasha L 2 years ago

I love their smiles in the second pic

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#13

The Day We Got Our Puppy, And 11 Years Later

The Day We Got Our Puppy, And 11 Years Later

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Lorraine 2 years ago

Love that they still have the helmet! lol

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#14

And In Between, 13 Years Of The Best Dog A Kid Could Ever Have

And In Between, 13 Years Of The Best Dog A Kid Could Ever Have

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Still the same positions.... 13 years later!

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#15

First 9 Months Together

First 9 Months Together

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Touching photograph..

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#16

My Dog Midas And Myself After A Decade Together

My Dog Midas And Myself After A Decade Together

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Theodora Kane 2 years ago

Grown a bit! LOL

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#17

My Best Friend For The Past 15 Years

My Best Friend For The Past 15 Years

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Cuzy123 2 years ago

Amazing!

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#18

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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Ha ha.... he still has his 'Curious George' book! I love it.

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#19

My 15 Year Friendship! Meet Monty

My 15 Year Friendship! Meet Monty

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Hans 2 years ago

:)

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#20

My Lifelong Companion And Friend, 2001 And 2014

My Lifelong Companion And Friend, 2001 And 2014

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Raluca Ciocian Ardeleanu 2 years ago

Woow, you changed so much!

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#21

My Best Friend And Me 10 Years Ago And Now

My Best Friend And Me 10 Years Ago And Now

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Bernadette Ellisha 2 years ago

The Old man belly is the proof he did manage to get those Cheetos in the last 10 years. Cute thx for sharing 😍

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#22

A Girl And Her Dog

A Girl And Her Dog

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Theodora Kane 2 years ago

Dog still has that same expression!

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#23

Me And My Weenie 13 Years Apart

Me And My Weenie 13 Years Apart

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Nash Nopper 2 years ago

true love

#24

First Picture To Your Last. You’ve Taught Me So Much, Zoey

First Picture To Your Last. You’ve Taught Me So Much, Zoey

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Raluca Ciocian Ardeleanu 2 years ago

So touching!

#25

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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Susie Stock 2 years ago

That made me cry.

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#26

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

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Savage1621 2 years ago

My dog is my best friend his name is Toro and he is the most loyal dog ever I love him so much

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#27

Aaron And Skye, 14 Years Later

Aaron And Skye, 14 Years Later

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Nicole Romero 2 years ago

Holy crap that dog is freakin adorable!

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#28

Dylan Was About 14 Months Old And Kobe Was About 9 Weeks In The First Picture. Now Dylan Is 12 And Kobe Is 11

Dylan Was About 14 Months Old And Kobe Was About 9 Weeks In The First Picture. Now Dylan Is 12 And Kobe Is 11

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Hans 2 years ago

Bernese Mountain dog :)

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#29

20 Years Later And Still Goin Strong

20 Years Later And Still Goin Strong

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Raluca Ciocian Ardeleanu 2 years ago

OMG this is so touching! And 20 years, wow!

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#30

Suggested I Drop This Here. Meet Sasha And I, Then And Now

Suggested I Drop This Here. Meet Sasha And I, Then And Now

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Hans 2 years ago

Hello Sasha and you!

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#31

My 16th Birthday Present. I'm 31 Now

My 16th Birthday Present. I'm 31 Now

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Ren Macuja 2 years ago

all the love ❤

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#32

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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LeeAnn Floyd 2 years ago

Such a sweetie

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#33

We Recreated Our Favourite Photo With Our Dog Of 16 Years Before Putting It To Sleep

We Recreated Our Favourite Photo With Our Dog Of 16 Years Before Putting It To Sleep

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Catie Brandyberry 2 years ago

This is so precious

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#34

Been With Her For 13 Years Now, Not Much Has Changed

Been With Her For 13 Years Now, Not Much Has Changed

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Nicole Romero 2 years ago

Both of you aged really well!

#35

Sixteen Years Later

Sixteen Years Later

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sky blue 2 years ago

Precious

#36

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You’ll Always Be My Best Friend

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You’ll Always Be My Best Friend

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Hans 2 years ago

18? Unbelievable! And hopefully a wonderful time for both.

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#37

15 Years Of Friendship (and Counting)

15 Years Of Friendship (and Counting)

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Nariman Mohammad 2 years ago

you've a lovely smile

#38

My Dog's Last Mark On The World. Rip Chica

My Dog's Last Mark On The World. Rip Chica

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sunnyrei82 2 years ago

aww, girl. I get you. All of us who had lost a pet understand the pain in your eyes.

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#39

13 Incredible Years With This Guy

13 Incredible Years With This Guy

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Nicole Romero 2 years ago

Oh my goodness! What kind of dog is that?

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#40

7 Years Of Best Friends

7 Years Of Best Friends

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Bree Brents 2 years ago

Perfect

#41

Still My Favorite Christmas Present - My Best Friend For 13 Years

Still My Favorite Christmas Present - My Best Friend For 13 Years

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Raluca Ciocian Ardeleanu 2 years ago

OMG those eyes!

#42

What A Nine Year Friendship Looks Like

What A Nine Year Friendship Looks Like

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Savage1621 2 years ago

Luv the cast it is so cute I am happy he has such a good friend so do my dogs (pit bull) name is Toro

#43

Me And Jester, Then And Now

Me And Jester, Then And Now

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

The girl looks like a doll in the first photo

#44

Me And My Dog 15 Years Later

Me And My Dog 15 Years Later

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Kirsten Lee 2 years ago

That's so weird you can see the time where they had color and now it's all white that amazes me for some reason because it shows that they are getting old just like how people get white hairs

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#45

Dog And Little Brother 13 Years Then And Now

Dog And Little Brother 13 Years Then And Now

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#46

Me And My Dog. 1994 And 2016

Me And My Dog. 1994 And 2016

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sunnyrei82 2 years ago

22 years?!?! I hope my dogs get to live that long!! I envy you!

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#47

Me And My Pup 14 Years Later

Me And My Pup 14 Years Later

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#48

14 Years Later And We're Still Best Friends

14 Years Later And We're Still Best Friends

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

It looks like a teddy bear in the first photo

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#49

Fifteen Years Apart To The Day, And She's Still Going Strong

Fifteen Years Apart To The Day, And She's Still Going Strong

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#50

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

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#51

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

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#52

My Girlfriend And Her First Dog. 11 Years Apart

My Girlfriend And Her First Dog. 11 Years Apart

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#53

18 Years Apart

18 Years Apart

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Raluca Ciocian Ardeleanu 2 years ago

Wow, what a transformation!

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#54

Sparky And I

Sparky And I

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#55

Lili, 13 Years Apart

Lili, 13 Years Apart

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Jewel Farmer 2 years ago

Awww <3

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#56

Celebrating A Decade With This Old Pup

Celebrating A Decade With This Old Pup

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Savage1621 2 years ago

Love the bandana ...I put them on my dog too:)

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#57

14 Years Later

14 Years Later

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Catie Brandyberry 2 years ago

Love that head tilt!

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#58

Me And My Big Man 10.5 Years Apart

Me And My Big Man 10.5 Years Apart

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#59

13 Years Later. Dusty's First And Last Days With Us

13 Years Later. Dusty's First And Last Days With Us

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#60

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

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Savage1621 2 years ago

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Different dogs...the first one is a Pitt bull terrier and the second one is a different dog not a butt bull though

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#61

Max The Pug On The First Day After The Adoption, And A Week Before He Passed Away

Max The Pug On The First Day After The Adoption, And A Week Before He Passed Away

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Marlon 2 years ago

beautiful!!

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#62

He's Been My Buddy For 14 Years. Meet Skippy

He's Been My Buddy For 14 Years. Meet Skippy

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

Totally the same fuzzy dog

#63

14 Years Later. Nikki Is Still The Best Hanukkah Gift A Kid Could Ask For

14 Years Later. Nikki Is Still The Best Hanukkah Gift A Kid Could Ask For

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Theodora Kane 2 years ago

Great pix :-)

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#64

15 Years And It Was Time To Say Goodbye

15 Years And It Was Time To Say Goodbye

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#65

Neil & Bubba Even Dogs Get Wings.

Neil & Bubba Even Dogs Get Wings.

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Heidy Kairos 2 years ago

Btw, what happen with the left eye?

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#66

Best Friends Forever. I Miss You, Woof

Best Friends Forever. I Miss You, Woof

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#67

First And Last Photos With Taxi

First And Last Photos With Taxi

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

Taxi seems very fluffy! ^_^

#68

Me And My Dog 2005 Vs 2014. Some Things Never Change

Me And My Dog 2005 Vs 2014. Some Things Never Change

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#69

Twelve Years Later

Twelve Years Later

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#70

Tyler And 15-year-old Zelda

Tyler And 15-year-old Zelda

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#71

My Dog And I, 8 Years Apart

My Dog And I, 8 Years Apart

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#72

Dogs Are Family For Life. Sam And Savannah

Dogs Are Family For Life. Sam And Savannah

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

Who has what name?

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#73

Then And Now

Then And Now

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#74

12 Years Later, And I Still Love The Little Guy

12 Years Later, And I Still Love The Little Guy

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

Though not so little anymore

#75

My Dog And I, 2007 And Today

My Dog And I, 2007 And Today

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Catie Brandyberry 2 years ago

Omg love the matching jackets!

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#76

My Girlfriend And Her Dog, Then And Now. 14 Years Later

My Girlfriend And Her Dog, Then And Now. 14 Years Later

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

Even dogs like swings

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#77

Fourteen Dog Years Later

Fourteen Dog Years Later

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

That's only two human years

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#78

My Wife And Her Dog, Same Place, 13 Years Apart

My Wife And Her Dog, Same Place, 13 Years Apart

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Kushal Ghosh 2 years ago

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signs of global warming

#79

Brutus And I, 8 Years Later

Brutus And I, 8 Years Later

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#80

14 Years Later

14 Years Later