Long story short, we lost one of our darling little feline boys to kitty cancer last week, and to help bridge the lonesome, we adopted another boy from the no-kill shelter.
A black kitty named after someone on the Titanic, a Bulgarian named Vasil Plotcharsky. The shelter staff said they were naming kitties after Titanic passengers to honor them. My boss said, "A black cat? Named after someone on the Titanic? Isn't that kind of morbid?"
I replied, "Did you expect me to do something normal?"
We almost walked off with another kitty, but we found out that black cats are extremely hard to adopt. Plus, some pair of a**holes adopted the cat they knew was Vasil's best buddy - the one the shelter said they tried to adopt him out with - and another cat, because they wanted two tabbies.
We figure that once they get used to each other, he and Earl Grey, who also lost a buddy, should become best friends.
So meet the newest member of our family!