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Portraits Of Aging Dogs Tell Tails Of Lives Filled With Rich Experiences

Proving they're precious at every age.
<span>Left: Fred at 2 years old. Right: Fred at 10 years old.</span>
Left: Fred at 2 years old. Right: Fred at 10 years old.

Our best furry friends age and grow, but that doesn't make them any less lovely.

Massachusetts photographer Amanda Jones has captured dogs' timeless charm in a poignant photo series. 

In her new book "Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then And Now," Jones features the portraits of 30 dogs as puppies alongside the portraits of their older canine selves. The photos also come with stories from the pooches' humans. The photographer told The Huffington Post that through her project, she wanted show the personality and magnificence that the pooches developed as they aged. 

Left: Abigale at 4 months old. Right: Abigale at 8 years&nbsp;old.&nbsp;
Left: Abigale at 4 months old. Right: Abigale at 8 years old. 
Left: Lily at 8 months old. Right: Lily at 15 years old.&nbsp;
Left: Lily at 8 months old. Right: Lily at 15 years old. 

"I'm hoping to share the beauty of the dogs ... the beauty of their lives, and how much they give to us," Jones told HuffPost. "They have this beautiful life-span [and] I wanted to show how glorious a creature they are."

Jones began the project about two years ago following the death of her dachshund, Lily, and started the series as an ode to the beloved pooch. It was then that she tracked down past clients and their respective canines who she had photographed in years past. 

While the dogs showed marks and signs of lives full of experiences, Jones notes in her book's introduction that not everything went through a transformation. 

"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."

Left: Poppy at 1 years old. Right: Poppy at 7 years old.&nbsp;
Left: Poppy at 1 years old. Right: Poppy at 7 years old. 

To learn more about the dogs, check out the book "Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then And Now," here.

To see more of Amanda Jones' work, visit her Facebook page.  

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