One of my friends and fellow coworkers is a volunteer with a local cat rescue organization. Since she started with them, she has fostered a few kitties to keep them from being euthanized at the local high-kill shelter. Spay and neuter your animals, people!
Several weeks ago, she went to take pictures of the kitties after work and found that one of the little guys was slated for euthanization the next morning. She signed the papers to foster and posted a picture on the way home of the little guy, perched on her shoulder. She'd left her carrier at home, because she honestly was not expecting yet another foster to come back to her apartment.
That picture cracked me up, for the little guy looked like Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon". He came home with the name Toaster, and the next morning at work, we were talking about various names, and I suggested Java for the black as night kitten.
Then I heard stories about the little guy and was absolutely charmed.
Which is why he came home with me two weeks ago. After trying on several different names, we realize that Java fits him perfectly-he seems like he is hypercaffeinated. Even better, it has a somewhat techy feel for a house of techies.
So, meet Java.
Looking at the paws on this guy, he'll be HUGE. Scamp, who always seems kind of small to us (because he's a puffball who is skinny underneath) now seems like a behemoth. Next year, they'll probably be the same size...