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.
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.