Aaron leaves town for a couple weeks and I bring this guy home!
I have been talking about getting a second cat for awhile. It's rough when I see them constantly coming into the Rochester Animal Services shelter I do volunteer social media work for. I would send a kitty picture to Aaron and he would reply NOPE.
Then my friend Liz who photographs animals at the shelter sent me Pablo's picture. HE HAD A MUSTACHE! This time Aaron said "maybe" so I jumped on the opportunity. I had to move fast so I didn't lose this chance. I went to the shelter to meet him (the pics above was in the visitation room) and he was just as nice as I could have hoped. He let me pick him up and purred like an engine.
I put my name on his waiting list, (he was a stray so there is a several day hold to make sure an owner doesn't show up) and then today he was ready to come home with me!
They say he is 8 months old but he looks so much smaller than Stewie did when he was 8 months old. So either Stewie was older than 8 months or this guy is younger.
He is what is called a Tuxedo Cat, a type of Bi-Color cat. A Bi-Color cat has white fur combined with another color. In the case of a Tuxedo Cat, it's black. Apparenly to be a true tuxedo cat - "the feline's coloring should consist of a solid black coat, with white fur limited to the paws, belly, chest, throat, and often the chin."
Sometimes tuxedo cats are called "Jellicle cats" from the T.S. Elliot poem "The Song of the Jellicles" his book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". T.S. Elliot describes Jellicle Cats as black and white.
We aren't keeping the name Pablo, so there has been a lot of brainstorming. We liked the idea of something like Stewart/Stewie... perhaps Franklin/Frankie, Fredrick/Freddie. I'm starting to think it has to be the name of another famous mustache wearer like Dali, Tom Selleck or Sam Elliott. Right now we are calling him Kitten. Stay tuned.