This is Hermes (the Tuxedo) and Girl Friday. Hermes’ mom was a stray who happened to be pregnant with him and his brothers when my friend’s mom rescued her. I adopted Hermes three years ago over Thanksgiving weekend. He was a tiny ball of fur back then and liked to nap in the crook of my elbow while I did homework. I only intended to have one cat, but then Girl Friday came to us the following summer. She has a very unique meow that sounds like a child crying, and one day I came home from work and heard her wailing in the courtyard of my building. I expected to find a hurt child, but instead found this skinny little cat. I gave her water and food, took her to the local shelter, and “formally” adopted her. She weighed less than five pounds even though she was nearly a year old. As you can tell, she is much larger now, and the sweetest cat ever. Hermes and Friday became very good friends very quickly and do not like to be apart. They sleep at the foot of my bed most nights, side-by-side.