Happy Stories: Banana
I fell in love with Ruby, and made the decision to bring her home with me shortly after moving to Berkeley myself. She's the perfect lap cat, the loudest purr-er but also the most food-motivated cat. She transformed from the shyest cat who would run and hide under my table when anyone came by and tried to pet her, to the silliest and friendliest cat who rolls on the ground and appreciates a good belly rub if you give her enough space and time to get use to your presence.
Banana welcomes me home everyday by the stairs, and sits on my lap whenever I try to do work on my laptop--I am so thankful for my purrfect companion!