1-17-19 How Well Have They Aged Thursday

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On Facebook there’s a current meme where people post their very first profile picture next to their most current one, the idea being to see how “well” you’ve aged.

Spoiler: everyone looks one million percent better in their current pictures because: filters. Also: technology. Did selfies even exist 10 years ago?

So for today and tomorrow, I’m going to share one of the first pictures I took of each permanent resident next to a very recent picture of them. Then I’ll also share a random favorite picture, because why not?

The very first Frankie picture (the end of January 2017), and a picture from a few days ago. This is exactly what those Facebook memes look like, by the way. The pictures from 10 years ago are a blurred, grainy mess and the pictures from today are crisp, clear, sharp, and everyone looks awesome.

Random favorite. Such a pretty, smug boy. (February 2017.)

Very first Dewey pic (the end of November, 2016), and from a few weeks ago. Back then, he was skeered of me. Now, he’s just annoyed by me.

Random favorite. This may be my favorite Dewey picture.

First Archie pic, from December 2014, when Fred was still trying to convince him that people aren’t so bad (I don’t think it took long for Archie to agree), and from a few days ago.

Random favorite. Definitely my favorite Archie pic!

Poor scared feral Alice (early December 2011), and Alice judging me, from a few days ago.

Smug little Alice, from late December 2011.


2018: Out glaring in her field.
2017: Newt – who I suggested “might” become an inside cat 10 years ago – spends 99% of his time snoozing in one of the cat beds on my desk these days.
2016: No entry.
2015: It’s a smug smug smug smug smug smug life.
2014: By the time he gathered himself for a retaliation, Tricki was over it.
2013: Baleful (Baby) Beans, purring up a storm.
2012: The vacuum’s put away, so it’s safe.
2011: “There appears to be a Cindy FAR too close to me!”
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Even though I never did look ratty, and I hate her.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.