Cats
Photos Taken Before And After Cats Grew Up
My favorite is number 15 - what about yours?
Rachel Shapiro
08.31.17

Cats grow up fast! In just the space of a year, a cat can go from a tiny kitten to an awkward adolescent to a full-blown adult. Once a cat has grown up, it’s fun to look back on photos of them when they were little. Here are thirty great photos that show how cats change as they grow older.

1. Smoothie may be bigger, but she’s still an adorable fluffball.

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Instagram, Smoothiethecat
Instagram, Smoothiethecat
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Instagram, Smoothiethecat

2. Bum has had the weight of the world on his shoulders since he was a kitten. Luckily, he has an owner who loves him and will listen to all his worries.

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Instagram, Worried_cat_aka_bum
Instagram, Worried_cat_aka_bum
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Instagram, Worried_cat_aka_bum

3. Chewy and his owner grew up together, and they still love hanging out together.

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4. This cat looked adorable in his bow tie when he was a kitten. Now, he’s all grown up and looks very dapper in the same bow tie.

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Reddit, Taylor1021

5. This kitty may be grown up, but there’s still plenty space for him on his favorite windowsill.

Reddit, Offsi2
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Reddit, Offsi2

6. As Niko grew bigger, two tufts of fur also grew behind his ears. Now, the cute cat looks like a lynx.

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Instagram, Niko.neko.official
Instagram, Niko.neko.official
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Instagram, Niko.neko.official

7. As Izzy grew older, her heart grew bigger too!

Instagram, Izzyandthefluff
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Instagram, Izzyandthefluff
Instagram, Izzyandthefluff
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Instagram, Izzyandthefluff

8. These cat twins’ eyes are just as beautiful now as they were when they were kittens.

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Instagram, Sis.twins
Instagram, Sis.twins
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Instagram, Sis.twins

9. . Gimo knows how to get what he wants—he just looks at his owner with his wide eyes!

Instagram, 1room1cat
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Instagram, 1room1cat
Instagram, 1room1cat
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Instagram, 1room1cat

10. This cat’s owner found her cat in a parking lot when he was a kitten. The sweet cat clearly loves his forever home.

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Bored Panda, Im_ss

11. When Teddy was a kitten, his toy duck towered over him. Now, either Teddy has grown or the duck has shrunk!

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Bored Panda, Ursula Lusch

12. Margot still loves heading down to the skate park and shredding on some half-pipes.

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Reddit, Imgoinginthecrevice

13. Since she was a kitten, Callie has loved helping her owner work!

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Bored Panda, Alexandramajluf

14. This kitty thinks he’s a bird—he loves sitting on his owner’s shoulder.

Reddit, Carliepuck
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Reddit, Carliepuck

15. Sam is all grown up, and he still has his unique “eyebrows!”

Instagram, Samhaseyebrows
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Instagram, Samhaseyebrows

16. A year ago, these two stray kittens were rescued and given a good home. After a year of love and care, these kittens have grown into happy cats!

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Reddit, allekatattack
Reddit, allekatattack
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Reddit, allekatattack

17. Juno is now a mature 5-year-old cat, but she’s still making the same goofy facial expressions that she made as a kitten.

Reddit, Whitbutter
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Reddit, Whitbutter

18. We love Venus’s unique fur colors! She’s truly a one-of-a-kind cat.

Instagram, Venustwofacecat
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Instagram, Venustwofacecat
Instagram, Venustwofacecat
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Instagram, Venustwofacecat

19. This cool cat knows that the best food is in the fridge, so he just hangs out there all day, looking for treats to nibble on.

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Bored Panda, Nelson_cain

20. This grown-up kitty may not be able to stretch out on her pillow anymore, but she still loves sleeping on it.

Reddit, mrdangdang
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Reddit, mrdangdang

21. Flux understands how important it is to stay hydrated. Now, his owners just have to get him to drink him from his own water bowl.

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Bored Panda, BethMcMillan

22. This mature 1-year-old kitty still fits perfectly into his owner’s hand.

Imgur, SaltyHams
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Imgur, SaltyHams

23. Scott loves his toy rabbit more than anything else in the world!

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Bored Panda, Gosiuni

24. This picture proves that the famous Grumpy Cat has been grumpy ever since she was a kitten.

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Instagram, Realgrumpycat
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Instagram, Realgrumpycat

25. Peanut has grown up and gained a dog friend!

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Bored Panda, Rebecca_chw

26. These adorable cats have been clinging to each other since the day they were rescued.

Reddit, Creamyburrito
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Reddit, Creamyburrito

27. Some cats don’t change much as they get older, but that’s not the case for this cat. It’s hard to believe that these are pictures of the same cat!

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Bored Panda, Brenda_lissens

28. This kitty is all grown up and showing off his beans!

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Ren_kaz

29. Dapps is grown up, but he still loves getting attention from his human.

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Bored Panda, Lewiscurl

30. Tia is now a little too big to sleep in her favorite place, the printer’s paper tray. She doesn’t let that stop her from trying, though!

Bored Panda, _Miraclel_
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Bored Panda, _Miraclel_

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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