Amanda Jones has dedicated the past 20 years to an incredible photography project which aims to show just how fleeting the lives of our beloved pets are. We’ve all had that odd feeling that a lively puppy seems to turn into a fully-grown, wise old dog overnight. Some of them barely change at all, others begin to show some signs of age. Dogs in particular age faster than us, of course, and perhaps that’s why the following photos are a bit sad as well as very sweet. But we can always take comfort in the knowledge that, however old they are, the joy we get from that bond with our best friend never diminishes.

Cooper — 3 years and 10 years

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Maddie — 5 years and 10 years

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Lily — 8 months and 15 years

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Mac — 1 year and 7 years

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Cindy и Savanna — 16 months and 5 months; 10 and 9 years

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Audrie — 3 years and 12 years

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Fred — 2 years and 10 years

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Maddie and Ellie — 7 and 6 years; 14 and 13 years

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Corbet — 2 years and 11 years

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Cayden и Browdie — 11 months and 5 years; 7 years and 12 years

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Bruce — 1 year and 10 years

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Rufus — 6 months and 13 years

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Abigail — 5 months and 8 years

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source: BRIGHTSIDE