One of the most incredible things any human can experience in this life is the bond we form with our pets.
And one of the most heartbreaking realities is how short their lives tend to be compared to ours.
It feels like some cruel irony – an absolutely perfect and unconditionally loving companion who only gets to stick around for about about a fifth as long as do. But that short span also makes the time we do have with them all the more precious, and to be enjoyed.
Which is exactly what these older pet owners are doing. Let’s meet some cuties. (Names invented by yours truly where not provided. I just go with the vibe.)
11. Luis – Nine Years Old
We goin for a ride today?!
This guys been with me through elementary, middle and now high school, and today he just turned 9 years old from aww
10. Lexi – Ten Years Old
Wherever you go, I’ll be right there with you.
My dog Lexi is turning 10 soon. Through college, 3 cities, 2 apartments, and our first real house – anywhere we go, we go together. from aww
9. Derpinger – Eleven Years Old
Hows come they look so very skeptical?
11 years ago today, this derpy angel fell from heaven and into my arms. from aww
8. Ramble – Fourteen Years Old
He’s a ramblin’ man, and he’s still ready for some adventure.
Meet Ramble. He’s been my best friend for 14 years and is, of course, the goodest boy. from aww
7. Lucy – Fifteen Years Old
Your time is our time, and it is valued.
My old girl is still up and running at 15 years old – I give her the biggest hugs and tell her she’s loved every single day because I will never know when she decides it’s time ? from aww
6. Kendor – Sixteen Years Old
You lay right there until he decides he’s done.
My old friend is approaching 16 years, yet he is still as fresh as he ever. Today he wanted to cuddle, so I guess my chores have to wait from aww
5. Ms. Kitty – Seventeen Years Old
She looks as vivacious as ever!
4. Gregory – Eighteen Years Old
In need of boops, please.
3. Fritz – Nineteen Years Old
Practically a kitten, still.
My 19-year-old Fritz content in his favorite spot under the table from aww
2. Snag – Twenty One Years Old
There’s wisdom in those eyes.
Just turned 21 years. He has accompanied me through teenage years, college, marriage, and was still able to meet my 4 month old baby. Thank you for a lifetime of companionship…I love you with all my ?. from aww
1. My Boy – Twenty Five Years Old
He is absolutely a cutie, what are you talking about?!
He may not be a cutie but my boy turned 25(human years) today and I wanted to share his beauty with all of you from aww
Much love to them all. Go hug your pets.
Who’s your favorite pet you’ve ever had?
Tell us about them in the comments. Several-way ties allowed.