Then And Now: Dog Owners Recreate Old Photos With Pets
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.’
A Panorpa communis, the common scorpion fly
Picture: Dusan Beno/Solent News
Otis and his green balloon.
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Here at The FluffPo, we love two things above all else: the Cute, and the Funny.
That’s why when we discovered Liz Climo’s adorable and hilarious animal comics, it was love at first sight.
We’re thrilled to debut her latest as a FluffPo exclusive! If it made you smile, go check out more of them on her fantastic Tumblr.
Cooper, the Cat Photographer
Cooper, a normal house cat from Seattle, has recently become one of the world’s most talked-about photographers after his owners tied a timer-controlled camera around his neck, which takes snaps of his day-to-day adventures.
His brilliant career began last year, when his owners, Michael and Deirdre Cross decided to attach the tiny camera in order to answer the question that plagues all cat owners – “where does my cat go all day?” It started out as a fun geography experiment, but when Cooper came home the first day, and they saw the amazing photos they were completely blown away. Michael and Deirdre realized it wasn’t about where their furry pet went all day, but about how beautiful and lush their neighborhood looked from a feline’s perspective.
The mini camera around Cooper’s neck takes photos every two minutes, revealing everything that he sees. Whether it catches other cats, one of his many hiding places, his owners, or the big blue sky, the camera revealed some pretty amazing shots and practically made Cooper a star. It also helped his owners understand more about their pet, for example, they noticed Cooper spent a lot of time looking at the back door, and realized a lot of his time was spent looking for a way to get inside. So they got a cat flap and noticed he was much happier.
The Cross family has saved Cooper’s best work and even set up an art gallery. Believe it or not, there were plenty of art and cat lovers interested in his original photographs, and many sold for up to $320 a piece. The five-year old cat is definitely enjoying all the attention, but it might all be over soon, as Cameron, the Cross’ son has already started crawling and his parents intend to get a camera for him as well. That means competitions for our furry friend.
Meanwhile, Cooper has his own blog and 12,000 friends on Facebook.
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) Displaying by L!@M on Flickr.
And with this silly little picture, I leave you for tonight. G’night, Tumblr!
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