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This Adorable Collection Of 'Then And Now' Dog Pics Will Cheer Up The Saddest Souls

Growth in living beings is inevitable and cannot be curtailed, whatever, and however, you try. How we wish we could go back to our carefree childhood times and never grow old but who can dare fight or go against mother nature. All we can do, as humans, is capture the moments and re-live the memories while going through the nostalgia-oozing throwback pictures.Fortunately, today, we have such amazing and technologically advanced cameras and mobile phones that can capture each expression vividly and allow us to delve into the past effortlessly. It is indeed amusing to click pictures of our kids and/or pets – especially our canine buddies - while they are tiny, and then continue capturing their growth at every stage, sometimes by recreating the same pose.An online portal asked their readers to submit the pics of their dogs growing up, and as expected, the response has been overwhelming. We thought of sharing some of the most adorable pictures of the lot with our readers and have them join in the fun. Scroll down the list and dance away your blues…

1. 12 weeks can make a really colossal difference!

While some dogs don't grow much in size or height and remain those tiny cuddle buddies throughout their life, there are others that outgrow your lap in a matter of a few days, or weeks. This one has attained a dashing personality in a mere 12 weeks and seems too big to be carried in those human hands already. 

2. A couple of years could not alter that expression!

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail."Kinky Friedman

3. The night routine remains unaltered. 

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."Josh Billings

4. Inseparable!

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."Mark Twain

5. Six months apart. 

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."Groucho Marx

6. Where's the man in the second pic? 

"The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera."Patrick Demarchelier

7. Growing up together is indeed fun. 

"A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad."Robert Wagner

8. All over you....

"To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace."Milan Kundera

9. When you make your favorite toy your BAE. 

"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."Edith Wharton

10. Two, oops, three to tango...

"The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it."Michel Houellebecq

11. Friends forever....

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."Edward Abbey

12. Cute, cuter, cutest...

"You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you're in faster than you can think of."Jill Abramson

13. I'm in love with ya!

"If you want a friend, buy a dog."Kevin O'Leary

14. Dude, I am jealous!

"The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be."Konrad Lorenz

15. Why can't your favorite hide-out grow along?

"Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail."Martin Luther

16. Are you for real?

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."Ogden Nash

17. Irwin turns 1! 

"I'm a lot less cranky when it's just me and my dog."Bob Peterson

18. When your canine doesn't want to quit riding on your shoulders. 

"It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes."Jay London

19. What a poser!

"If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes."Lewis Grizzard

20. Photogenic then, photogenic now, photogenic forever....

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."Dwight D. Eisenhower

21. Till life pulls us apart....

"The rich man's dog gets more in the way of vaccination, medicine and medical care than do the workers upon whom the rich man's wealth is built."Samora Machel

22. At least the mirror still fits...

"I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals."Diogenes

23. Hello, Black Beauty!

"If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality."Malcolm X

24. Three years into this life and under that chair. 

"I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog."Wendy Liebman

25. Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the cutest of 'em all? 

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."John CalvinSource