Nothing says cute like young pets and humans growing up together. There’s something about the itty bitty toes and paws that just gets under our skin. We find ourselves overwhelmed with love, overflowing with squeezes – and taking way too many pictures of every moment. Whether it’s a tiny kitten or a fluffy puppy, you’ll find yourself inseparable from them once they come into your life. And sometimes, that can make it hard to notice all the little changes happening right under your nose until one day, BAM! They’re all grown up – and so are you. These photos prove age is just a number, and pets stay cute forever.
Will Pose For Treats
Fluffy puppers aren’t the only giants around. It’s easy when they’re puppies to just pick up your dog for a picture. Once they get big, little human arms often aren’t enough to get a dog up in the air and demand a photo.
That’s when you need some good old fashioned tricks to get the job done, and bribing them with food is the oldest trick in the book (and honestly, most humans are the same). The maple kind?
I’ll Always Be Your Baby
They call him the Peter Pan of dogs, because he is just not ready to grow up. His human is obviously totally on board – this puppy is not allowed to get too big to be picked up.
No matter the size, it doesn’t matter – he will always be this guy’s baby. Moms everywhere can relate, to this feeling. But most kids, unfortunately, have another idea and get too big. This is why dogs are simply the best, no question about it.
Cat Belongs In Bed
Everyone knows that pets are the best all through the ages, but showing why on camera isn’t always easy. This special moment captures the magic.
Once upon a time, this bed was larger than life. Now the bed is the cat’s whole world, and he’s purrfectly happy living in it. From a young age, the cat knew that this bed was his destiny. It’s almost like some psychic designer made him a best friend for life.
King Of The Lap
Huge as he certainly looks to be, this dog refuses to be too big to curl up into the little corner with her favorite sister.
She’s been holding her since she was a tiny tot, and she just won’t accept a world without those arms around her. But for the sake of not hurting her best friend, they’ve had to move the cuddle puddle to the floor, where it’s safe. No complaints here – hugs are hugs. More, please.
The Trust Game
Nothing says true friendship like a good old-fashioned game of trust. Trust is at the core of every loving relationship, and when it comes to dogs, you know from day one that you can always trust them…to be cute.
What else could you possibly need? No wonder dogs are able to have such healthy, loving relationships. These two decided to take it one step further by reinstating their vows repeatedly over the years. To this day, they’re still fighting over whose idea it was first.
A Hard Day’s Night
The phrase “working like a dog” exists for a reason, and this dog can tell you all about it. He’s seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
Sometimes, he just needs to take some time to reflect back on his years and remember all the cuddles that made his time worthwhile (spoiler: there was no shortage there). All he wants to do is give hugs back to the world – but how can he do it from behind this fence?
The Human Pillow
Most people struggle throughout their lives to find that perfect sleeping position. For this dog, it was a no-brainer.
As soon as these two came home together, he looked at the nook in his human’s neck and only saw a pillow. Sometimes, his human would like to remind him that he’s a living breathing creature with sleeping needs of his own, but then he feels the magic warmth of his pup and slowly the world just fades away into zzzz…
A Tale Of Two Kitties
This is a story about two cats who were given a special pair of blankets with magical sleeping powers. As kittens, they spent all of their time sleeping, and then they slept their way right into adulthood.
It’s entirely possible that they don’t even know that they ever stopped being kittens. Today, they are still sleeping. But as long as they have their sleep and each other, they don’t need anything else in the world.
Age Is Just A Number
Some dogs are just like humans. We all want to grow up, but once we do, we refuse to act like it. This good boy loved to dream that he was a big boy, but only wanted it to be true in his dreams.
In real life, he’s decided he’s going to be a puppy forever – and he’s recreating his puppyhood right here to prove it to you. Don’t worry, sweetie – age is just a number!
Best Feline Friends
These cats are a 2-for-1 deal, and they want everyone to know it. They’re attached at the tail, and we don’t even want to know what will happen to the poor soul who tries to separate them.
They just have so much in common: they both love tuna, destroying furniture, chasing that strange rope that’s always behind them, and hiding in unusual places so that their terrified parents think they’ve run away. It was love at first meow.
Everyone knows that once you let the dog on the bed, he’s never getting off again. But the bed is for sleeping, and these days, the sleep just isn’t happening.
Times have changed, limbs have grown, and it’s gotten harder for the whole family to find a way to share the space. Well, this dog has news for his parents: it’s his bed, and they’re just sleeping in it. With a face like that, how can they say no?
Cat In The Sink
If you really want your cat to feel at home with you, that pretty much means letting them feel at home anywhere.
You can only hope that they won’t pick the sink as their favorite spot to get comfortable, unless you’ve somehow come up with another way to wash your hands and brush your teeth. If they do, you will just have to hope that they don’t mind lending it to you for 10 precious minutes a day.
He Tried His Best
Never give up, they said. Well, this dog listened. Convenience is the poor man’s trophy – he’s in it for the blood, sweat, and tears.
Or at least the satisfaction of proving the haters wrong. At the end of the day, a little privacy goes a long way, and we’ve all gone to great extents to get it. Sure, some battles just aren’t worth fighting, but, well…each one of us needs to decide which ones for ourselves.
The size and amount of fluffiness some dogs are capable of growing into seems almost like a magical superpower. What’s even more magical is how blissfully unaware they are of their own enormity.
No matter how big they get, dogs will always opt for a pick-me-up. That’s why it’s time to let the fluff competition commence. Which of the next 4 pictures can truly claim the most fluff? What part is fluff and what part is sheer giant? You can be the judge.
Old Habits Die Hard
Some pets should come with a warning: objects may become much bigger than they first appear. One has to be careful about letting their pets form habits when they’re small that they won’t grow out of when they’re…huge.
But this right here is less of a cat and more of a small lion. The logistics of cuddling an actual lion make it a bit challenging, so this cat is probably as close as she’s gonna get.
As a puppy, this dog was already larger than plenty of full-grown dogs – and it’s obvious that’s the size he stayed in his own mind forevermore.
While he may never know his own size, this picture makes it seem unavoidable that his human will be counting every pound of his underneath that massive shag. But there’s no telling whether or not he’ll ever find his way out from underneath the majesty of this massive dog.
Get your tissues ready, people. When this dog and his devoted human first met, they were both living in completely different worlds.
The soldier was on duty in the desert of Afghanistan, and the dog – only a tiny puppy – was totally on his own, fending for himself. Since there was no water in sight, his new friend knew he needed to help. Once he picked the pup up, he never wanted to put him down again. He deserves thanks for all his services!
For Sits, Not Quits
One thing is for sure: this boxer dog was raised not to quit. Wait – which one? As a matter of fact, there are two boxers in the picture, and this is true for both of them.
One of them won’t give up his spot on the couch, and the other one won’t quit trying to share it with him. In a sense, both are losing, and both are also winning. But one thing’s for sure: they are definitely both not quitting.
Pets are here to be cute, to make us happy, to love us unconditionally – and, sometimes, to keep our necks warm. At least that’s what this one person had in mind when he first brought his puppy home.
But luckily for him, his dog was ready to rise up to the challenge and serve his greater purpose in an otherwise meaningless world. Needless to say, he made an exceptional neck warmer, and may yet set a trend. Fashion, but make it dog.
Superdogs To The Rescue
These aren’t the superdogs you need, but they are the superdogs you deserve. They were born ready to defend the honor of their humans, and to this day they still take their responsibilities – and their costumes – very seriously.
Batman and Superman weren’t always able to get along, but these good boys are ready to team up and put their paws together for the power of good. Why would you want to be saved by anyone else?
You’re Safe With Me
Like many of us, this dog genuinely wants to be helpful, but just doesn’t quite know how. We’ve all been there, accidentally destroying everything in sight trying to do something for someone else with the best of intentions.
Extra snuggly cuddles are great, but this dog needs to take care not to hug his friend any tighter lest he cut off his air supply. at least he can say he helped the human learn how to protect his neck.
This is a story about a cat. There is also a couple in the story, but the story is about the cat. One day, the couple were walking and they came across this kitten outside in a storm.
She seemed so helpless in it, and the two couldn’t bear it, so they brought her home for a bit of shelter. Then, bit of shelter turned into forever, and today the cat has turned the shoulder that saved him into his throne.
Give Me The Lap
This dog has known his place since the day he came home with his bro: on his lap. Sometimes his bro forgets, but he’s quick to remind him that these are the rules and they’re here to stay.
We wouldn’t want to be the dog that mistakenly gets on the lap that doesn’t belong to him, because this pup simply won’t stand for it. Fortunately, it seems like there haven’t been any problems so far.
This dog is actually a shag carpet that hugs back. He’s got so much hair that his ears, eyes, and little tummy have almost totally disappeared under it.
But try as he might, this dog can’t hide any other part of himself from the world, or from his owner’s picture-taking torture for that matter. He must have watched a cop show or two, cause with his hands up in the air like that you know the only crime he’s committed is being too cute.
This little kitten staked her claim on the big bear, which you can see really wasn’t so big at all once the cat reached a normal size. This teddy bear obviously became the cat’s security bear.
If you ever grew up with a security blanket, you’ll understand all too well how having one’s favorite inanimate object nearby can bring the feeling of home and comfort wherever you go. Or, of course, the cat might just want to chew on it.