When my brother was in college he had a cat, Bandit, whom he smuggled into the dorm in a gym bag. Bandit was a black and white cat (like Sukey, but with less glorious floof). Once when my brother went away for the weekend he left Bandit with some girls on the sister floor and they colored all his white parts pink with a highlighter. My brother was horrified at his punkified kitten, but it was the eighties, and black-n-pink was very fashionable. And Bandit lived to be 18, and my nephew's best friend for a few good years.