Each friendship has a narrative. Most of us bear in mind the second we met our greatest buddy or vital different prefer it occurred yesterday. Pets are not any exception. They bring about a lot pleasure and success to our lives, it’s not possible to overlook the day your coronary heart informed you that this tiny chilly nostril, lengthy whiskers, or wagging tail was one thing you’d all the time wanted.
And to have a good time the attractive life with our four-legged buddies, pet homeowners at the moment are taking part in a viral #ThenAndNowChallenge on Fb which reveals side-by-side photos on the day they met vs. right now.
Real smiles and all-telling eyes are sufficient to talk hundreds of phrases concerning the valuable bond people share with animals. It’s impawsible to not discover how briskly time flies in images, however some issues, they do keep eternally.
Final 12 months, we began fostering wholesome little puppies. We have been between fosters once we have been requested to absorb a pet with extreme mange only for just a few days. Someday later, I used to be speeding her to the veterinary ER. Her little physique was shutting down. I handed this sick little lady over to the vet tech, pondering I’d by no means see her once more.
Arya was hospitalized for 5 days. In that point, my husband and I grew to become emotionally invested in her and requested to maintain fostering her by her restoration. After we picked her up from the ER, I anticipated a sick pet, however they handed me this wriggly, comfortable lady. The image on the best was simply 5 weeks later. She was with us for 4 months in complete, and now she has a beautiful eternally household who sends us tons of updates.
Our little warrior princess impressed us to maintain fostering medical circumstances. We’ve since fostered Dallas with a coronary heart situation (adopted), Frankie with genetic deformities (adopted), and Carroll with extreme burns (nonetheless with us in foster).
What Arya taught me is that there’s magnificence within the not-so image good. 💜
Faelen the day I introduced him dwelling at 5 weeks versus now at 1.5 years.
Faelen is an higher mid content material Wolfdog. He’s largely wolf with malamute and German Shepherd. Wolfdogs are lovely however not a great match for the common proprietor. They’re excessive maintence companion animals, extra like youngsters than pets of their depth of wants in some ways. Actual wolfdogs aren’t protecting, not good household canines, and infrequently not good with small animals/small canines. Increased content material ones like Faelen are particularly intense in conduct and wishes.
Left for lifeless in a drainage ditch he was picked up by the emergency SPCA ambulance. They assume he was residing on the streets and attacked by a pack of canines. He required a number of stitches to patch him up. Once I adopted him and took him dwelling, he smelled like sewage and I couldn’t bathe him for greater than every week due to all of his stitches. Day-after-day I picked a brand new spot and tried to wash his fur with child wipes and brush him ever so gently. What a great boy he was ( and is ). He craved human kindness and contact. And he discovered to belief his fur siblings. He’s such a contented boy now!! Take a look at that smile. 😊. Apollo you’re Soooo cherished.
Leaping on the #thenandnowchallenge with Koryo.
We adopted him in Might of 2019 from the county shelter. He was an proprietor give up, as a result of his individual handed away and the household did not need him. His identify was Coors. 9 years previous, 40+ lbs, pure corgi. He actually could not stroll to the tip of our driveway, or poop with out pooping on himself. He had pores and skin infections in his rolls, and was on Apoquel.
Now, hes right down to round 25lbs. He likes to run and play! We switched him to a prescription weight-reduction plan, and he solely wants cytopoint seasonally. He not too long ago began having seizures, however after a full neurological workup, it seems to be idiopathic epilepsy (greatest case situation in an 11 12 months previous canine who simply began randomly seizing.) He is spoiled like loopy, and is such an ideal canine!!
So I posted a #thenandnowchallenge with Merle on my private web page not too long ago however this one appears extra applicable.
Meet Merle on his very first day with us (5 months previous) unhappy, nervous and very timid. Quick ahead to at least one 12 months previous, residing his greatest life. This man proper right here is the derpiest, spunkiest and most loving pup! His kisses and cuddles within the morning begin my days off completely. And on the finish of a protracted day at work he places a smile proper on my face. Each time. This man stole my coronary heart so exhausting! Our labby Vega taught Merle methods to be a canine and I would not need it some other means. I will put up a problem of Vega quickly too ❤❤
About eight yrs in the past my 16yr previous pit “Blaze canine” handed away.
My ex determined to shock me w a boxer pet . He discovered a yard breeder (i do not condone) with one pet left “on clearance” bc he was the runt and had a coronary heart murmur.
Little did they know he was royalty.
Vet informed me he was undersized would most likely be 50 lbs max and wish surgical procedure bc his pores and skin was so droopy his decrease lids have been hanging too low lol
WHELP! He’s 85 lbs and grew into his saggy face pores and skin and his identify of Bruiser which I named him as a joke bc he was so teeny.
He might be eight subsequent week.
eight years of being glared at, judged , and referred to as a strumpet. 😄😄😄
I needed to put up my child’s lovely eyes. She had an issue together with her eye lids rolling inside her eyes which required surgical procedure. Take a look at her now! 🥰
Resting Stank Face est. 2013 😂
Double chins symbolize
*sure I apologise for posting the second picture once more however I needed to for this problem 🤷🏻♀️😂*
That is Boris. I met him at PetSmart once they have been internet hosting a no kill shelter. They informed me he had not too long ago been rescued by a volunteer and was heartworm optimistic. He was in a kennel utterly ignoring me. I wasn’t certain if he would love me since he stored eyeing some youngsters working round. My bf mentioned to only go for it. I did. Top-of-the-line selections ever. It’s been 5 years and I simply want I’d have discovered him sooner. He’s my coronary heart.
Everybody in rescue will let you know it’s exhausting. Not sufficient cash, fosters or time to avoid wasting all of them, however each now and again an image hits your inbox that intestine punches you and all of your properly made plans exit the window. That was the case of Thor. I cried once I noticed his image. He’d given up. The shelter didn’t care, they didn’t even assign him a cute identify, only a quantity. He wasn’t given the three day stray maintain, pull him right now or he dies within the morning. So I moved a few mountains and that’s precisely what we did. He got here to me 30lbs underweight, open sores in all places, heartworm optimistic, and a mouth filled with rotten tooth. I didn’t care. I used to be on a mission to make his senior years the most effective he ever had. And that’s precisely what occurred. He lived one other two years a smiling comfortable boy and on the finish, I used to be with him to say goodbye. My tender spot for seniors holds a promise that they by no means cross that bridge alone. I miss my previous man, he was an excellent boy 💔😭
This put up blew up so quick. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart for loving him as a lot as I do ❤️
I additionally wish to thank all my rescue sisters and brothers who’re within the trenches every day doing this. You’re warriors that we’d like on the planet. You deliver a lot mild and like to a darkish world. Thanks doesn’t appear to cowl it, however you’re cherished for what you do.
And due to all who’ve adopted, fostered, given care in a shelter, you’re a tremendous human being!!!
To be sincere, there’s not a lot of a glowup, as a result of my son has all the time been unbelievably good and cute and I’d die for himb. However I really like him greater than life itself so needed to share 🥺
That is Otter once we introduced him dwelling at 7 weeks previous and now at 6.5 months previous. Big loveable furball ❤️
That is Vega firstly of April and now. Shes rising like a weed! Who else thinks she’s gonna be an enormous hamb??
Wilma at 6 weeks previous the day I introduced him dwelling and now, at 6 months previous.
My child is simply two months previous however she’s grown so much (of fur and somewhat bit in measurement) Plus her eyes at the moment are yellow. . . . and fierce. Lmao
Maximus at eight weeks previous the day we introduced him dwelling and now, at 10 months previous. ❤️
From my little child to my large child… and cuddle bug 💚
Axel the German shepherd is eight weeks previous within the first image, Four years previous within the second, and 6 half of years previous within the final 2
He’s all the time been such a protecting canine. Sadly how he was raised (by my ex) makes him imply. However you’ll be able to see in these footage that during the last 5 years Axel has calmed down and turn into rather more loving 🥰 my husband Scott (pictured) received him to be that means by being affected person with the each of us ♥️
My Hippy once I first discovered him in the midst of a freeway on a stormy night time on my birthday in 2016, then 4 weeks after I discovered him and now!!!
They certain do develop quick 🥺🥺
Hello I’m Raeya 🐾🐾
Final Monday I discovered Juice had bone most cancers. We stay in Colorado, and she or he had by no means seen the ocean- so I packed up the automobile and drove to CA. She’s 17 ❤
We’re again dwelling in CO and laughing about all of the snow we missed. Juice cherished the ocean, the meals, all of the walks we went on.
That is Milo when he was most likely solely round two months previous after which now, at one and a half 🥺
Our final put up received deleted so I made a decision to re put up for the individuals who didn’t get to see his fairly face ❤️
(Merle Pug) images taken by me.
Please can we hold the remark part optimistic this time! 🍂
Trixie nonetheless thinks she’s sufficiently small to sleep on prime of her large sis Frannie 💕
That is Maury. He’s at the moment 6 half of years previous and was a 12 months previous on his gotcha day. We consider he’s an Aussie Shepherd combine. He was Black and Tan once we received him and about three years in the past received his first tiny white spot. He modified fairly shortly from there however now appears to be finished. He’s seen the vet and specialists who all agree it’s not vitiligo and he has no points or medical considerations. He’s only a distinctive soul with an ideal character and really good-looking look.
Oliver was taken away from his mother and launched to a really crowded kill shelter. A neighborhood foster company pulled him and we fostered him. He wound up extraordinarily sick with an higher respiratory an infection (he positively would have been put down on the shelter). We nursed him again to well being and have been so in love with him that we adopted him. 🤍🖤
Gary was a stray dodging automobiles for months to achieve my husband’s office daily to share the workplace cat’s meals. The primary image is inside 20 minutes of my husband dropping him over the fence into our yard, the place I used to be spending a time without work watercolor portray. We simply stared at one another. Don’t his eyes look human? That was in about 2009. He was actually candy however refused to come back in the home, till a chilly night time once we dragged him in for heat. After that, he was the primary on the door to come back in each time we let the Four canines out LOL. Now he wears pajamas in winter hahaha.
That is my little man Roman. I had to assist mother with start, he was breech.
Casper was dumped by his earlier proprietor when he hit the troublesome teenage section, and ran free as a stray for nearly 6 months earlier than we have been referred to as to come back entice and rescue him.
We assumed he could be untouchable and by no means heat as much as individuals once more, so he was going to go to a sanctuary, however I spent day after day sitting with him studying, speaking to him, bringing him treats, and we ended up bonding intensely.
His belief in me to maintain him protected has allowed me to slowly reintroduce him to being a pet and group member, and now, somewhat over a 12 months and a half later, he’s a candy, cuddly, social boy who loves to buy, hike, camp, go on street journeys, and hang around with me and my different canines ❤
Rescued my boy Jasper in 2019. My grandfather discovered him together with 2 different kittens in an “deserted” home he purchased. I say deserted as a result of it regarded as if nobody cared for it in years. It was virtually falling aside. Once I first rescued him he was soiled, skinny and really scared. He was the shyest one of many litter. My household informed me to not hold him as a result of he was “imply”… He would hiss, growl and swat. I knew he was simply scared and wanted time to get used to a brand new atmosphere and people. With time he grew to become an increasing number of assured. Now a 12 months later, he’s essentially the most loving, goofiest, dog-like cat I might of ever requested for. He’s all the time by my facet and always begs for consideration. I couldn’t think about life with out him…. His different 2 siblings at the moment are in nice properties additionally.
I’m somewhat late to the occasion, however right here’s my large boy’s #thenandnowchallenge 11 years previous and going sturdy!
bb oliver, teen boy oliver and full grown pungent turd man oliver (ft his sister willie (willow))
he was about 4-5 wks within the first pic. received separated from his litter throughout a foul storm and a lady who does kitten rescue regionally discovered him and posted about him on-line. i used to be simply planning to foster initially however obv fell in love with the turd (i feel it was actually after he diarrhead on my shoulder within the automobile a few week in, it was hilarious, a lot poop in such a small child) and right here we’re three years later. he nonetheless acts like a complete child, working laps 24/7. he loves jingly toys, fuzzy socks (ripping them aside) and leaping onto ur again when u bend down. and making wildly pungent poops
Miss Bella is now 5 months previous and thriving, Al-hamdulillah. She was an orphan with two siblings that didn’t survive. I could not let her fall to the identical destiny. She is often feral, disliking to be picked up, however she is going to come to snuggle in my lap and has an on the spot purr anytime I contact her.😻 She loves her adopted large brothers Peanut and Hamasa, however is besties with Hamasa. The 2 of them share the love of full physique therapeutic massage and napping within the balcony chairs…and, after all, their hooman.😊😻
That is meep. Meep was burned alive in a shed hearth. His mama received out all of the kittens besides him, the firemen heard his screams and broke down the wall. Meep’s sister was additionally obtained as a result of mama dropped her when the firemen got here too shut. Meep was fairly crispy, he misplaced his prime coat and his whiskers. He was great to carry so long as you breathed by your mouth – burnt hair shouldn’t be a great scent. Meep went to the vet and was discovered to have been extra then scorched. At about 6-7 weeks previous he needed to have emergency surgical procedure to amputate 2/three of his ears and 1/three of his tail. His toe pads are understandably scarred and the smoke inhalation has broken his mind so he’s our perpetual kitten – now we have numerous little cat homes round our home as a result of he runs to a den often. Meep additionally has a free hip joint, most likely the rationale his mama left him for final, so he limps typically and is dangerous at excessive jumps. We have been meeps foster dad and mom and could not be let anybody else take this child away after all of the work dragging him again to life. Meep is our child and we would not have it some other means.
Meeps favourite toy is an previous chopstick from takeout sushi. Meep is particular.
My bitty boy Gulliver 💖
He was nonetheless new child when my husband introduced him dwelling after discovering him within the store yard at his work in mid July 2013. He was separated from his mom (when my husband discovered him it was the day after an enormous flood hit Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦). He’s a CH kitty (wobbly kitty). He was so younger he wanted to be bottle fed for the first week we had him.
And seven.5 years later 💖
*Edited to say separated from his mom moderately than deserted by his mom.
My little lady Bear at 2 months and now 7 months🐻
Bear is a cairn terrier and Pomeranian combine for anybody asking🤗
That is “Jake”!
Noticed him at a cellular adoption and my coronary heart melted. After they packed him as much as take him again to the shelter, I heard him crying and howling as they drove away￼. 😓
He was purchased from a breeder after which surrendered by his household as a result of they mentioned he was “too pushy, leans on you and performs tough!” Gave the impression of a Rottie to me!
In addition they needed him to be a “present canine”, however he developed Vitaligo and began shedding the pigment on his face. (Possibly the true cause they gave him up?) Apparently sufficient, the happier he has turn into… his nostril is black once more! 🖤
2 half of years later he’s the most effective boy ever! Undoubtedly a handful..however pure love! 🐕🦺❤️
Waffles at 10 weeks and 15 months 🧇 do you ever simply miss them being so small?? 🥺
I used to be adopted 2months in the past and my mumma was a stray canine, fortunately my new mummy cherished me a lot.
Additionally I’m a parvo survivor.
My son has grown MIGHTY and STRONG and is INDECISIVE over which surfaces he likes SLEEPING on
Elsa once I first received her (she was given to me at eight weeks by a buddy who’s cat unintentionally had kittens) and now, a flippantly toasted cross eyed loaf of bread
Good-looking Harry! Hit by a automobile in the midst of the night time, discovered by some good those that took him to a shelter after which pulled by a rescue.
Mange, a damaged hip and a down spirit all healed in time with some love.
Harry made a full restoration and is now residing his greatest life.
Lazarus handed away final Nov. He’ll all the time be one among my biggest loves ❤
He was present in a barn with 30 kilos of matted hair on his physique. He lived fairly the most effective few years after that.
Pichingo at ~1 week and ~5 months
Pichingo is a proud Catracho 🇭🇳 and was named for the Honduran which means of pichingo which is cartoon and can also be used as a time period of endearment much like muñeco. We didn’t identify him after a pp 😭
Koda at eight weeks, and now at nearly 7 months🥰! He’s a Labsky (Husky and Yellow Labrador) 😍
As a result of so many individuals favored/commented on Ren’s pic from the unflattering image problem – this is the then/now. First two pics are from the day we picked him up from the shelter. Final three are latest pictures I took of him. You possibly can inform he was virtually pores and skin and bones once we received him, however he is actually filling out now. Tremendous playful kitty and further cuddly. Please consider adoption over buying a cat.
That is Daphne, the sweetest most loving cattie on the planet.
Again in January, a piece buddy got here as much as my desk in the future and informed me she’d discovered a kitten exterior who wanted assist. We went to the busy curb exterior our workplace and located a tiny gray kitten with one eye open. Her very seen ribs informed us that had been deserted for some time.
So we put her in a shoe field and took her to the vet after work. Fortunately and miraculously, there was nothing incorrect together with her. All she wanted was love and meals!
My husband and I made a decision to undertake this lil child, and it was the most effective resolution we have made ❤️ she was a scared and anxious cat due to her historical past, however she finally blossomed right into a playful, candy, loving cat who climbed up on each human lap she noticed. Now, we get up every morning with Daphnu curled up between us on the quilt 🥰
Because of this it is necessary to ADOPT and never store for pets. This lonely child discovered a loving dwelling with us, and introduced immense pleasure into our lives within the course of 💕💕
Our boy Diesel we not too long ago discovered that he has aggressive gastrointestinal lymphoma. That is 11 weeks and now at Four years 6 months.
I used to be requested to take images for the homepage of my buddies cattery… solely images! Of the primary litter of Maine Coon Cats she received.
Simply. Photographs. Steadily, to indicate the kittens develop.
One kitten grew to become sick… a form of micro organism… she received weaker daily and it wasn‘t certain she would make it.
I all of a sudden discovered myself rubbing a kittens stomach and feeding her with a powerful „soup“.
I made a decision to maintain her if she survived.
Properly, she did, and for 7 years my little Gremlin is round.
„Miss Holly Golightly“ ❤️
Yumi blu 💙 I received this little lady at 10 weeks previous, she was my 1st golden (English cream) and on the left she’s 1.5 years. She has a sixth sense when individuals are hurting or sick. She’s the most effective canine ever ❤
London was deliberately paralyzed by her abuser … She was to be a bait canine in a battle ring. Thankfully, she was rescued earlier than ever making it into the ring. Attributable to her paralysis, the Vet on the shelter beneficial euthanasia. A buddy of mine, and worker of the shelter, noticed London wag her tail and knew that she’d be capable to stroll once more … So, she “adopted” her as a foster. My husband and I heard London’s story and knew we needed to have her. We labored extensively with a specialist in Nashville and, after a number of months of bodily and hydrotherapy, London healed to 90%! She has additionally had 1 surgical procedure. The 2nd image is her, mid leap, taking part in at daycare.
Her identify was Panda, however she typically fell when re-learning to make use of her again legs. I’d say, “Decelerate, London!” … Referencing London Bridge. She started to reply to London, so we stored it 🙂
EDIT: Thanks all for the love and assist! London is the middle of our world ❤ Per request, I’ve hooked up some movies of her taking part in. She does waddle when she walks and runs, and that can by no means go away, however she does not let it cease her from having fun with each minute of her life! We do numerous swimming together with her … She’s not a fan of the pool, however she loves the seashore. Thankfully, now we have a ship and have entry to the Gulf … She’s not spoiled in any respect 🤣
Hello its Jenn, Rosie’s human
Its previous midnight right here in Boston, which implies it is Rosie’s 4th birthday! These previous Four years have been very making an attempt for me as I’ve battle bodily and psychological sickness greater than ever earlier than. Being solely 29, I ought to be out having fun with my life. Sadly, many individuals flip their again on you while you go away for some time and are available again “completely different.” That is what occurred to me once I got here dwelling from the military firstly of 2011. My buddies dropped one after the other. As time went on, i discovered to only be alone. My canines have been my saving grace. In January of 2017, I adopted little rosie. She was two months previous on the time. I used to be at most likely the bottom level in my life. My mind damage seemingly received worse, as did my ptsd, nervousness, and melancholy. They recognized me with dyslexia as properly, stemming from the mind damage. I used to be getting random bodily diseases that by no means added as much as any actual prognosis. That may make me emotionally extra unstable. However little miss Rosie, the surprising canine, seemingly helped me overlook all my points. Sure, I had different canines. And I really like them greater than life itself. However Rosie? There’s something about her. Its like she was despatched to earth to be with me. ♡ this candy lady has been by my facet by all of the tears of pleasure and sorrow, and I do know unquestionably, she’ll all the time be there to offer me kisses and cuddle up with me all night time lengthy. For so long as I am in mattress, she’s in mattress. No one else exists once I’m round. She’s such a sweetheart and I want every one among you would meet her.
At the moment might be all about her. She’s going to get a number of toys and treats. Rosie is a queen and might be handled like one. Joyful 4th birthday my candy lady, this is to many extra ♡♡
Here is a really particular
Image the dumbest animal you’ll be able to consider. This one is dumber. Salem MaryJane is the silly glue that holds my cat household collectively, the sweetest little fool you’ll ever meet. She’s like if Forrest Gump and Lenny from Of Mice and Males have been mixed into cat kind.
She likes to rub and smash her face into and onto every part: physique components, packing containers, partitions, televisions, bottles or cans, lamps, doorways, hairbrushes, bowls, ANYTHING THAT IS ABLE TO BE RUBBED ON she makes contact. She additionally falls off beds and by no means comes once I name her, however once I name some other cat in the home GUESS WHO SHOWS TF UP!?
I lub this little dingus, my little black olive, SO SO MUCH!!
January 2013 my honey cat was born in an out of doors air conditioner and it began pouring rain so the ac unit began filling up with water…..however we did not know this till the mama cat was heard meowing very insistently on our upstairs porch. She had somewhat black child together with her so we instantly grabbed an previous crate and stuffed it with towels and dried the infant off. My daughter made the mama cat return down the steps to indicate her the place the opposite infants have been and she or he led her straight to them!! We rescued all Four infants and stored all of them on our porch till the infants have been sufficiently old to go away mama! We discovered all of them properties besides my Sherbet trigger I used to be preserving him!! My child might be eight years previous in January!!
Edit: Mama cat belonged to somebody that moved and left her there. She had been a stray for over a 12 months once we began feeding her so she already trusted and knew us when it was time for the kittens to be born. I believe that is why she had them near our condominium! After the kittens have been sufficiently old we took them to a kitten rescue at a feed retailer that we belief they usually have been all adopted inside days of us taking them there! Mama cat then again ended up getting trapped by the brand new condominium advanced homeowners once they took over! After we did not see her for a day we requested round and discovered shr was taken to a no kill shelter in our space so I really feel she both discovered a very nice foster or a brand new household!!
Woman Bug crushing me at eight weeks previous versus 9 months previous 💕
Large child canine 🖤🤍
Mulan once we first picked her up from the kill shelter vs now. Babygirl received thicc and I would not have it some other means 😍.
Edit: For all you impolite ones calling her overweight… Mulan is a wholesome weight in accordance with the vet that she sees month-to-month for routine visits and grooming. My fiance and I’ve all the time chuckled on the second image bc the harness reveals off her wrinkles and makes her look chunky. She was SEVERELY underweight within the first image as she had been discovered tied up with no meals/water exterior a home which the homeowners had been evicted and left her. She is completely wholesome and comfortable.
Exhausting to consider he was ever that small.
Please ignore his brow, he ran right into a tree.
My boy has been a stunner from day 1! 😁🐾
First image at 9 weeks previous, second at three years previous.
My boys Jake and Seth at 9 weeks and now at 11.5 years 💙💙
My husband would not let me get the pup…. SO I LEFT THE HUSBAND AND LOVE MY PUP 😁😍 LOL…
I watched Gus for the reason that second he was born… picked him as quickly as I noticed him as I might been anticipating this litter… He’s positively serving to my household after the tragic homicide of my youngsters dad and my separation from my husband, each occurred final 12 months..
So let’s give Gus the love he deserves…. the love he offers, again to him ❤
Somebody did a heckin GROW! ❤️❤️
Milly the Basic Lupine canine about three days previous to just about three years previous ❤️❤️
For everybody saying why is she not named Pi,
1. In Europe litters are named alphabetically, she was from the M litter
2. Her identify was chosen earlier than she was born, she was named to honor my two previous border collies Meg and Tilly (I will drop an image within the feedback) 😊