Domino showed up at our house on December 24, 1990...
...and Mom named her Domino because she was wearing a domino mask, like the ones worn at carnival.
She gained fame when her image was featured on a door hanger for New York's Hotel Pennsylvania.
When she sat on my lap, which for the past few years was every mealtime, I often dressed her up and swore that she'd be a shoe-in for a part in Fiddler on the Roof.
She celebrated her 20th birthday just last September.
One of her favourite things was to drink milky tea from a mug. I'd make a cup of tea especially for her when I was fixing a cup for myself.
In the past week, almost exactly twenty years to the day she appeared, her health started to deteriorate and she passed away. I will miss you my sweet Domino.