As you can see Domino had the most gorgeous green eyes. She was a natural beauty and a natural model. She actually enjoyed getting dressed up and posing as so many of her pictures will illustrate.
Domino was a small kitty but exceedingly feisty. She ruled the roost among the 3-Ds, even cowing the gargantuan Dante with a wave of her little paw.
Domino ruled the street, too (literally). She would sometimes (to my dismay) sit or stand in the middle of the road forcing any cars which wished to pass to slowly steer around her. Fortunately, nothing untoward ever happened as I was never able to reach her in time to prevent an accident.
She was equally nosy, and would venture into any open door, be it a neighbour's house, a car or van parked in the street. She spent more than one night inside the house next door (because they had a kitty door for their own cats) while I went crazy calling for her.
Domino even loved visiting the vet because it provided an opportunity to snoop around. She never went in a carrier, always on a collar and leash. The vet technicians got a big kick out of her, as she trotted along beside them willingly. Here's a picture of her being very relaxed as the vet checked her out.
Now, that's one 'cool cat'!
Domino also had a boyfriend named Milo who lived in Devon, England. They met frequently by the magic of the internet. He would visit here, and she there. On special occasions, they always posed for pictures together.
As you can see they were just 'made' for each other. What a stunning couple! They were mutually devoted for approximately eight years; Domino was the cougar in this pair.
About four years ago, Domino started to lose weight and we took her to the vet for tests. It turns out she had hyperthyroidism, which was highly treatable, but over time still had devastating effects. Though she initially put back on a little weight, she was always quite thin after that. She went from an almost 7 lb. cat to a less than 5 lb. cat.
However, she did well on the medication until more recently when her thyroid tumour grew and she starting losing weight and throwing up all the time. The vet increased her prescription dosage, but she was never quite the same. About a week before she passed, Domino had a stroke and never quite recovered. She left quietly in her sleep one night.
Domino was a remarkable kitty, and as a tribute to her I want to continue to post some of her most amazing pictures, similar to the ones I have included here. She was one-of-a-kind.
Sadly, Domino never got to meet her new sister who was born on January 28, 2017. Her name is Dani and she is now safely at home with us. She is a baby Maine Coon. I will be starting a new blog for Dani and Dylan and discontinuing this one once I have posted all of Domino's tribute pictures (which may take some time).
I love you
and always will.