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By Mutts Comics
Happy Earth Day to all remaining species!
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Pets and people share a very special bond when they grow up together, which is why we’ve compiled a list of pictures of people and their pets growing up and sometimes growing old together.
Because of their shorter lifespans, dogs, cats and other domestic animals tend to grow out of their juvenile forms relatively quickly. In a few months, that cute and doofy puppy that’s tripping all over himself will be galloping between your legs enthusiastically, and in a few months more he or she will be approaching their adult size. Their growing bodies and maturity help put the changes in our own lives into perspective as well. It also helps us appreciate the fact that they spend their lives by our sides as our faithful companions.
Their shorter lifespans also mean that our beloved pets will invariably become a beautiful lesson in both love and loss. Watching your furry childhood friend grow old and die is a harrowing and sorrowful but also natural and potentially enlightening part of life. Of course, that might not be the case for the guy with the tortoise – although their lives are drastically shorter in captivity, a pet that can live for a century or more certainly has a chance to outlive its owner.
So let’s celebrate our pets’ short but loving and meaningful lives by checking out these cool images of them growing up!
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"I love you, human! I’d hug you if I had arms!"
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Two Brothers Hilariously Re-Create Their Childhood Photos As A Gift For Their Mother
Re-creating childhood photos has become somewhat of an internet trend, and this wonderful and hilarious calendar that the Luxton brothers prepared for their mother for Christmas is probably one of the best examples of this trend that we’ve seen. The premise is simple, and can be recreated by anyone – simply pick out some of your best or funniest childhood photos and do everything that you can to re-create them as an adult.
What’s especially heartwarming about these pictures of Joe Luxton and his brother is that, at least judging by some of these pictures, their brotherly bond has only grown stronger as they’ve grown. In other photos, the juxtaposition of grown-up brothers and childhood clothing/activities makes for a truly hilarious and/or disturbing combination.
They even got their dad, their uncle and their dog to participate. Depending on your take, the one where one of the brothers is sleeping on his dad’s lap is especially funny/creepy.
It seems like there are a lot of photographers interested in exploring their own past through photography. Argentinian photographer Irina Werning similarly re-created childhood photos in her Back to the Future series, which we covered in two parts. Chino Otsuka has done amazing work Photoshopping herself into her childhood photos to explore her own identity.
These photos are easy enough to re-create. If you’ve got the time, try digging through your family photos and your old stuff to see if you can re-create some photos too!
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(P.S.: I know that’s not about cats but… wow!)
"What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens
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"When man learns to respect even the smallest being of Creation, whether animal or vegetable, nobody has to teach him to love his fellow man. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." - Albert Schweitzer
Photo by ©Adam Franco
If you’re looking to adopt, please consider an adult or senior cat. Save a life!
Save a life this winter!
Back by popular demand - WINTER!! Actually, because winter is quickly approaching, stray and feral cats desperately need shelter to survive the cold weather. If you can’t take in a neighbourhood homeless cat, please make these shelters for them. They are easy, inexpensive and life-saving. If you are in the GTA area, the Toronto Humane Society has a workshop once per month where you can help make the shelters with other people trying to help and/or purchase the finished shelters for only $15. Please share so that we can alleviate the suffering of these sweet animals.
Detailed instructions can be found at this link:http://www.indyferal.org/Literature/out_cat_shelter.pdf