Pets and people share a very special bond when they grow up together, which is why we’ve compiled a list of pictures of people and their pets growing up and sometimes growing old together.
Because of their shorter lifespans, dogs, cats and other domestic animals tend to grow out of their juvenile forms relatively quickly. In a few months, that cute and doofy puppy that’s tripping all over himself will be galloping between your legs enthusiastically, and in a few months more he or she will be approaching their adult size. Their growing bodies and maturity help put the changes in our own lives into perspective as well. It also helps us appreciate the fact that they spend their lives by our sides as our faithful companions.
Their shorter lifespans also mean that our beloved pets will invariably become a beautiful lesson in both love and loss. Watching your furry childhood friend grow old and die is a harrowing and sorrowful but also natural and potentially enlightening part of life. Of course, that might not be the case for the guy with the tortoise – although their lives are drastically shorter in captivity, a pet that can live for a century or more certainly has a chance to outlive its owner.
So let’s celebrate our pets’ short but loving and meaningful lives by checking out these cool images of them growing up!
Via Bored Panda
this urn will turn you into a tree after you die // 18th February 2014 // 562,586 notes
and you can choose what kind of tree you want to become
just imagine cemeteries looking like this
life after death
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTthis is how all cemeteries should look. its awkward to hug a gravestone. imagine hugging your grandma/tree. ugh rebuild all cemeteries
And then the trees get chopped down to make paper. And that paper gets made into books. Because we’re all just stories in the end.
jay k. // 15th February 2014
White bus driver in New Zealand refusing to pick up passengers based on skin colour and gets called out by a Maori passenger (who the driver had previously refused to pick up) in an incredible verbal takedown worth watching.
A bit of context: Pakeha is the Maori word for white people in New Zealand, and of course Maori are the indigenous (Tangata Whenua in Maori) of New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi was a treaty where the British basically officially robbed the Maori of their land and governance over the land.
jay k. // 15th December 2013 // 728,399 notes
Saturday Night Live Halloween Special 2013
(Clip Originally aired in 2007)