Today marks five years since I adopted Bruce. On April 26, 2011, he was officially adopted from a local rescue group. He was about 1.5 years old at the time.
The above is the first photo ever taken of Bruce and I. This was at the meet and greet. Neeko came too, and she and Bruce hit it off. He was somewhat standoffish, but didn't demonstrate his truly bad behavior...yet.
This terrible photo was taken the night of his adoption. His physical appearance has changed greatly. His face is much lighter now. His ears are full of fur, and his coat is thick and shiny.
Some things never change. Bruce and I a couple of weeks ago. There are subtle differences. He is loose, not stiff, in this photo. His ears are back, not upright. He is being outwardly affectionate, not tentative.
The big boy earlier this week. Happy fifth Gotcha Day, Bruce. Thank you for all the lessons you have taught me, which I have hashed out many times before.