These pictures are from May of 2004, so Julius is about a year and a half old and Gus about seven. Note the snazzy collar. This is from out front before the current crop of gardeners started hacking all the community plants down to bare branches.
This seems a bit more washed out here than it did before. He looks stout to me compared to today, but I think he just isn’t finished growing leggy and long and lanky. His build is more like a basketball player than a football player.
Gus is a fine fellow at any age. A cat for all seasons.