Zeus, a fluffy tabby, has been by Parker’s side through all the late-night study sessions and early morning rushes to class. Wherever Parker goes, Zeus follows. So it seemed only natural that Zeus should get to take part in his graduation in some small way.
“I chose to include him in the photos once I learned I could bring ‘friends to join in the fun for personal/fun photos,’” Parker said. “I emailed the photographer a day or two beforehand and got the all clear to do so!”
However, bringing along his buddy added some complications to the endeavor. “On the day of the photo shoot I had a midterm right before, and once that was complete I rushed home to grab Zeus,” Parker said. “I was exhausted — shows in the eyes — but it was worth it.”