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Vintage Pet Photos That Will Make You Melt
As this series of photos from over the last 100 years shows, we've had a long-term love for our pets.
From cuddly bunnies to cute mice, these vintage pictures remind us of how special animals make each day.
April 1935: A baby in a toy car with a pet dog. Norman Smith/Fox Photos/Getty Images
circa 1930: A young cook gives a cat a sample of her culinary creation. Fox Photos/Getty Images
1964: A kitten is surrounded by milk bottles bigger than he is. Keystone/Getty Images
15th October 1971: A cockerel and a dog sitting on a chair together. Fox Photos/Getty Images
circa 1955: A long tailed mouse runs along a little girl's arm. Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images
16th May 1972: Swedish fox hound pups from Yorkshire. Ian Tyas/Keystone Features/Getty Images
Children from Swansea Open Air Nursery School with their pet rabbit Bubbles, 26th April 1939. David Parker/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
7th March 1936: A young Welsh boy has adopted one of the new arrivals on a farm at Rhondda during the lambing season. Richards/Fox Photos/Getty Images
24th September 1952, Donald the Duck joins in the lessons at Grange Park School, Hayes, Middlesex. He belongs to the Welfare Assistant, Mrs Ethel Hurrell, who has been bringing him to school since he was a duckling. Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images
19th January 1961: 90 year old Maud Knobel of Regent's Park, London, enjoys a game of snooker at home with one of her twenty five parrots. Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images
20th July 1950: Four year old Raymond Walker playing with three siamese kittens in the sunshine in Paignton, Devon. Norman Vigars/Fox Photos/Getty Images