Remember when your cat was just a ball of fluff that fit into the palm of your hand? Or when your puppy unwittingly did floppy somersaults because he hadn't grown into his massive feet?
Until we can figure out how to bottle up all that painfully cute youth and sniff it whenever we're having a bad day, here's the next best thing: 7 then-and-now photos of cats and dogs.
The shots of pets with their owners young and then old makes us crack the goofiest smile – and then swim in a pool of tears under our desks. Whoever decided that pets have to get old should be forced to watch Lassie reruns for the rest of their lives.
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Nika and Loxi, two feline best friends whose personalities complement each other.
This adorable pair was first adopted from the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, but they were sadly returned due to unfortunate circumstances. They are so bonded that the shelter has been trying to find them a home together, which clearly hasn't been easy.
Things are not always as they appear, and luckily for one kitten, a passerby stopped to take a second look.
Dara Taylor of Elyria, Ohio, was driving to work on Monday when she found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it. She says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.
"As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,” she tells The Chronicle-Telegram.
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Valentine, a cat so full of love despite his heath woes.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is hoping this cat will find himself lucky in love this Valentine's Day. He was returned from his first adoptive family a few months ago when they discovered he had a heart murmur, a sign that something more serious was afoot.
Should you split the bill on a first date? Who should say 'I love you' first? There's no more need to trouble yourself over dating's most awkward scenarios, because Lil Bub has it all figured out. Fur real.
We asked the Internet sensation these questions and more when she visited the PEOPLE studio recently, and you (and anyone you date) will surely benefit tenfold from the perma-kitten's wisdom. With over 30,000 Twitter followers, this Tweetheart knows what it feels like be adored – and she's ready to share the love!
Full moons just got a little fluffier with a new breed of cat called the Lykois, also known as "the Werecat."
These cuties are the result of a natural genetic mutation in domestic shorthair cats that restricts fur growth. The result is a feline missing hair around the eyes, nose and ears, giving the animal a werewolf-ish appearance.
Breeders have dubbed the kitties Lykois, which is Greek for wolf. But don't worry, this breed isn't known for its bite. According to Opposing Views, werecats have very dog-like personalities.
You probably won't catch Lil Bub twerking any time soon.
But if you find her sticking her tongue out like Miley Cyrus, you should know: She started that, like, fur-ever ago.
"Bub's been sticking her tongue out for like millions of years," Bub's owner, Mike Bridavsky, told PEOPLE while stopping by the studio with the famous feline. "Miley started like a week ago."
Fighting like cats and dogs? Not for Ichimi and Ponzu!
Tabby kitten Ichimi and golden retriever Ponzu are proof that we can all just get along. After she was rejected by her mother, Ichimi was rescued by Twitter user Jessiepon, already a pet parent to Ponzu. The animal lover has since been capturing the pair's growing friendship on her Instagram account, which has amassed more than 95,000 followers.
So what's so special about these two? Their cuddliness, for one. Ichimi and Ponzu love dozing off on or near each other.
It's snowing where we are right now and, luckily, we've found just the thing to combat the frigid temperatures and warm our hearts: Disney's Frozen – starring cats!
Can you think of actors more purr-fect for the roles of Princess Anna and Elsa? Sisterly cat-fights are like second nature to them.
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