"Then and now" family dog photos! #Pets#aging#dogs November 13 2012 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Apparently, the site DogHeirs is compiling "then and now" family photos of people and their dogs. Each one is the cutest damn thing you've ever seen! See: Photo courtesy of Dogheirs.com Of course, being big 'ol dog-lover that I am, I this project totally got me all teary-eyed and thinking about my family dog, Ayla, that has been my pal for going on 12 years. So I did our own "then and now" photo… That's me and Ayla-Wayla in 2002 (we got her in 2000) and then again in 2012. I'm gonna go ahead and say it… I've aged better than she has. Poor Ayla had a hard time sitting in my lap — her hips hurt her now, and she's a lot rounder than she used to be. But I'm lucky as hell to still have her in my life, even if she has turned into a grumpy old lady. More than and now doggie pics can be viewed at DogHeirs. But I encourage all of you lucky enough to have pets in your life for as long as I have, to hug your fur babies tight… and then do one of these shoots! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Darth Vader and son: a new book about that special father-son relationship NEXT I've started telling my daughters I'm beautiful Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Awww!!!! 3 agree Reply there may or may not have been tears in my eyes as i read those captions. 1 agrees Reply This is beyond adorable. I'm afeared to saunter on over to the site, expecting to get lost down the rabbit hole of cuteness. 1 agrees Reply Is Ayla a boston? We lost ours a couple of years ago. Gosh she was a great dog… cool idea to recreate a photo from time gone by! Reply Yes! Ayla's a Boston. I'm sorry about your pup. My heart's gonna break when Ayla's gone. Reply I'm actually worried about my husband when our puppers goes. Not that it is ever easy, but I have lost a pet before, and have some kind of expectation of the heartbreak. I had our dog when we met, and she has become a major turn-coat and is more his now 🙂 He's never had a pet, so has never lost a pet, and oh crap I HAVE THE SADZ NOW 🙁 Reply I feel the same way! My husband has never had pets before moving in with me, and now we have two small dogs that he refers to as "his pretty precious princesses". Besides me, they are his world. Granted they are both around 4 years old, I fear that ten years from now when they are old grey ladies that his heart is going to break in ways that neither of us can imagine. I just keep telling myself that that's a long time from now – and then I try not to think about it anymore. I can't wait to go home and hug all of them!! Reply awwww i love this concept! how adorable 🙂 1 agrees Reply BRB, off to take a picture of me and Bear before he gets ANOTHER MINUTE OLDER 2 agree Reply I have a picture of my daughter as a baby sitting in her high chair, with my first dog as a puppy sitting on the highchair table, both starring at me for food. I never thought about doing this, but it would be an awesome idea to get them together for more photo ops when they both get a bit older 🙂 cute photos! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.