If you have adopted or fostered a dog, you’re familiar with many of the ways your life and home change after the dog becomes part of your family. These illustrations from dog owner John, who documents his journey with golden retriever Mai on his Facebook page, capture some of the adorable changes we all experience. Original illustrations also appear on John’s blog. Here are 9 common scenarios:

1. TV dinner, now with a peanut gallery.

tv dinner with dog before and after

Source: Mai & John

2. These toys stacked nicely on the shelf sure look like they are for dogs!

bookshelf before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

3. This used to be a car before it was a dog-transporting machine.

car before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

4. Only the best for the pup, even if it breaks the bank.

spending before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

5. Hi dad, look what we made!

coming home before and after

Source: Mai & John

6. Photostream, improved.

photos stream before and after dog

7. Weekend karaoke with friends becomes a weekend walk with your best friend.

weekend before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

8. Candy crush now becomes a crushed phone. (Note: be careful with pups around electronics so that they don’t hurt themselves!)

cell phone before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

9. Parents enforcing strict rules become dog-grandparents enforcing a spoiled pet family.

mom and dad before and after dog

Source: Mai & John

According to his blog, John met Mai wandering, skinny, and dirty on the street. Unable to resist, he took her home and developed a loving relationship with her. The inspiration for John’s illustrations, Mai, is pictured here:

Maimai the dog

Source: Mai & John

Related: Promoting dog adoption through illustrations

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