If you grow up with a cat over the years, it goes without saying that it will feel like a member of your family – nothing less. These before and after pictures of cats growing up remind us that, no matter for how long you live with your furry friend, they're parts of our families that grow and age with us.

People and pets share lots of wonderful moments while growing up or growing old together. Pets grow at such a fast pace that you may not even notice how your little friend, whom you just brought home in a little box, doesn't fit in that box anymore.

We’ve created a post of cute before and after dogs, so now it’s time for cats. If any cat lovers have their own before-and-after photos that show their kitties growing up, we'd love to see them added to this list!

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Remember When...

Remember When...

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DánelKlára
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5 years ago

Friend for ever <3 <3 !!!

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Then And Now

Then And Now

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DishaRugoobur
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5 years ago

Adorable

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#3

Best Friends

Best Friends

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

My how we have grown.

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#4

So My Friends Cat Turned One

So My Friends Cat Turned One

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EluneFirePanda
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5 years ago

This one is beautiful!!!

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#5

Toby Still Loves His Bed, 4 Years Later

Toby Still Loves His Bed, 4 Years Later

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

adorable. I loved by bed then and now.

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#6

Just Me And My Cat... 17 Years Later

Just Me And My Cat... 17 Years Later

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DishaRugoobur
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5 years ago

17yrs... is this the cat?

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#7

Then And Now

Then And Now

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LoriHolton
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5 years ago

Beautiful cat!! :)

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#8

Kitten To Teenager

Kitten To Teenager

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LorieGrefski
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5 years ago

He grew into The Most Interesting Cat In The World!

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#9

6 Months Have Been Nice To This Little Runt I Rescued

6 Months Have Been Nice To This Little Runt I Rescued

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SabrinaBigler
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5 years ago

Those eyes! ^_^

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#10

1 Year And 1 Ruined Chair Later

1 Year And 1 Ruined Chair Later

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VicAtori
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5 years ago

:))

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#11

Link In The Sink, Then And Now

Link In The Sink, Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Cute face.

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#12

My Cat In His Favourite Box... Then And Now

My Cat In His Favourite Box... Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Hey, I think I need a bigger box. So darn cute. Give a cat a box and all is well.

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#13

Now And Then

Now And Then

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JuliaBorkowska
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5 years ago

Then: "Can I?" Now: "Try and stop me!"

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#14

10 Years And Nothing's Changed

10 Years And Nothing's Changed

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MeganMcHale
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5 years ago

sideburns changed

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#15

12 Months Apart

12 Months Apart

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Cuddle friends!

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#16

Rescued Cat Now And Then

Rescued Cat Now And Then

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JoanieBateman
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5 years ago

What a pitiful little baby kitty was. Thanks for rescuing that sweetie!

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#17

Kría The Cat And Her Sofa

Kría The Cat And Her Sofa

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ReneeHarl
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty cat. Hey, I will make myself fit!

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#18

Then And Now

Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
Community Member
5 years ago

All three kitties are beautiful and healthy. What a fine cat family.

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#19

Me And My Bro 12 Years Later

Me And My Bro 12 Years Later

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Magnolia
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4 years ago

These are wonderful photos!

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#20

Bouchon

Bouchon

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SonjaGrubbs
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5 years ago

Those ears! So cute!

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#21

18 Years Later, Happy Birthday My Cat!

18 Years Later, Happy Birthday My Cat!

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

A tiny kitten making friends with his owner. A life time of growing and loving. Love this.

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#22

My Cat Sparta, Then And Now

My Cat Sparta, Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Sparta is so pretty. He still loves the bowl he sat in as a tiny kitten.

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#23

Croc Battle: Then And Now

Croc Battle: Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Strong little guy grew up to get his prize. Now he can kick and bite it to his heart's content.

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#24

My Little Ball Of Fury 8 Months Later

My Little Ball Of Fury 8 Months Later

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Give me a toy and I will remain loyal. The eyes are lovely.

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#25

6 Months Apart

6 Months Apart

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

Pretty cat. Loves his same sitting sink.

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#26

Tucker And Stewie Then And Now

Tucker And Stewie Then And Now

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SusanShaddock
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5 years ago

squeeeeeeee!

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#27

Einstein ( Alvie) The Day I Rescued Him And Today.

Einstein ( Alvie) The Day I Rescued Him And Today.

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JeanneDeaux
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5 years ago

You did great with him. He looks amazing and comfy now.

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#28

15 Years Apart

15 Years Apart

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私ジュリア
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5 years ago

And finally the girl learned how to hold a cat.

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#29

Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

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Magnolia
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4 years ago

Hmmm human , you must have shrunk!

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#30

Sadie Then And Now

Sadie Then And Now

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ReneeHarl
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5 years ago

You can never have too many shoes!

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#31

10 Years Apart

10 Years Apart

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Magnolia
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4 years ago

Once you're baby, always your baby!

#32

Bugs! The Harelipped Feline

Bugs! The Harelipped Feline

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SarahSutherland
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5 years ago

cutie :)

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#33

Best Friends For The Past 21 Years

Best Friends For The Past 21 Years

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Dakota
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5 years ago

Now that's AWESOME!!

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#34

That Lovely Couch...

That Lovely Couch...

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SusanShaddock
Community Member
5 years ago

perfect

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#35

Sisters

Sisters

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Magnolia
Community Member
4 years ago

"'Sisters, sisters, there were never more devoted sisters......"

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#36

My Brother Got A Kitten, Here They Are 17 Years Later

My Brother Got A Kitten, Here They Are 17 Years Later

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Nur Karaca
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1 month ago

17 mi🧿🧿🧿

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