My last year of my undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, we decided to get a cat. I was planning on staying for a PhD, and our roommate who was allergic to cats had moved out. Domino was born 6/5/04 and we adopted her 8/22/04.
My funding fell through, so I moved to New Mexico in June of 2005. Eric, my roommate, kept the cat. It worked out well for him; every other roommate (we lived in a college town), had adopted a cat with him, then moved away, and took the cat. This time, he got to keep the cat. I miss her, but I know that she has a good home. In fact, I got to see her back in 2009 when I visited Eric back on the east coast.
These were taken soon after we adopted her:
She would alternate between batting at the television and licking the screen.
These photos were marked: “10/17/04.”
This one was marked: “12/18/04.” However, that artificial Christmas tree was up all year, so that cannot be used as an indicator of time.
A few days later, I caught Domino asleep on my bed and took several photos of her lounging around (12/20/04).