Massachusetts- based professional photographer Amanda Jones has been taking photos of dogs for twenty years. Puppies are adorable but aging dogs are cute too, and so Jones decided to combine puppy pics of the past beside more mature photos of aging dogs.
Her collection of then and now dog portraits has been published into a book: Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now. Her own dog, Lily the dachshund, inspired the project, although she sadly passed away during the making of the book.
Lily isn’t the only aging dog you’ll find in this pawsome book, Jones included dogs of all ages and breeds, and added comments from their owners as well. The results were more interesting than Jones ever could have imagined. In an interview with Daily Mail she said, “Some don’t seem to age at all, yet others show the signs quite openly in their eyes, their jowls, and their gray hair.”
Some aging dogs experience many physical changes, but the one constant is the love shared between owner and dog, a force of nature that only gets stronger as the years go by.
Jones said it best, “It is this semblance of ourselves and our souls in their eyes that gives us such a deep connection with dogs. One thing that remains constant is the love people and dogs have for each other. That does not change, no matter how many dog years go by.”
Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now is available for purchase through Amazon.