Styles may come and go - and haircuts may change – but a dog will always be man’s best friend.
These ‘then-and-now’ photographs sees grownup owners recreating old snaps from days of puppy love with their furry friends. One wonderful snap sees a toddler and a puppy caught mid-playtime surrounded by toys on a kitchen floor, followed by a photograph taken over a decade later of the 12-year-old owner and his loyal friend - all grown up.
Another features a young boy and his energetic puppy play fighting on a bed - and is brilliantly recreated four years later with the older and wiser pair fast asleep in the same place. And another, titled ‘14 years as friends and brothers’, shows three young boys sat around their young pooch in the garden and recreated years later as grown-ups.
The collection was put together by website DogHeirs.com for a section called ‘Dogs are Family for Life’ celebrating then and now photos of lifelong friendships. Tara Gregg, from DogHeirs.com, said: ‘DogHeirs.com’s tagline is “Dogs are Family” so we wanted to come up with a project that would give our community a way to communicate this through pictures’
Ms Gregg added: ‘We thought, what better way to demonstrate the lifelong bond of canine-human friendships than to share photos that show the love and commitment families have for their dogs. DogHeirs is a social network for dog lovers who believe dogs are family, as the DogHeirs.com tagline underlines.
‘Our compilation of photos for “Dogs are Family for Life: ‘Then and Now’ photos of lifelong friendships” is a simple way for members of our community to celebrate and demonstrate the lifelong commitment and love we have for our four-legged family members. Parents care about their children’s happiness, health and safety, and that is, in essence, what DogHeirs is about.’
‘We provide a place where dog lovers can not only share the joys of having dogs in their lives, they can also use our platform to share information regarding canine health and safety, to help care for dogs in their families and in their communities. For example, dog owners can create online personal health records for their dogs to share with pet sitters or veterinarians, which ensures proper care is given to each dog’s unique needs.
‘We also have the only online NeighborHound Watch program specifically for dogs, which is similar to a block watch program for kids.’