Have you seen the video of the bulldog puppy trying to howl? Or what about the brave little pup who tries to comfort his friend after a bad dream? If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that puppies are really stinkin’ cute. Even though their bouncy personalities can melt just about anyone’s heart, we should also never forget the respect owed to the older dogs in our lives who have helped us grow up.

Photographer Pete Thorne has started a new project titled “Old Faithful,” a series of photographs that shows off the class, elegance, and grace of elderly dogs. Thorne is planning on creating a coffee table book and possibly open a gallery dedicated to these wonder pooches – he already has 50 dogs included in his project. Thorne receives multiple inquiries per day from owners who want their dogs to be immortalized in the series, and is still taking in more dog models near Toronto, Canada.

Even though older dogs may have lost their enthusiasm for long walks and a game of fetch, the truth is they are still young at heart. Their loyalty to us is sacred, and after years of obedience, they deserve all the love and allegiance they can get.

My hair is turning white, but I’m still working as a therapy dog!–Dallas


I’ve had both eyes removed, but that won’t stop me from being your best friend.–Hazel


Say cheese!


According to my photographer, it just adds character!–Mance


11 years young and I STILL like to chew on toilet paper rolls!–Mason


Nothing beats a friendly smile!–Elmo


I’m not sticking my tongue out at you, I swear!–Hogart (AKA Mr. Fusspot)


My eyesight is going, but I can still smell when the pizza delivery man arrives…–Bodley


How did the little Scottish dog feel when he saw a monster? Terrier-fied!


I’m “Bumpy, lumpy, grey and hanging in there!”–Fink


My original owners wanted to euthanize me, but after a couple of surgeries, my new owner says “this does not slow [me] down, especially at dinner time!”–Toto


I’m a puppy at heart with a bit of an attitude!–Stella


All image source: Pete Thorne/Facebook