Today Jasper turns eight. It seems like yesterday he was a scrappy little kitten and now he's a big, burly beast of a cat. He came from my friend, Carlos. I went over to his house the day the litter was born and immediately knew I wanted the lone orange kitty of the bunch. I called dibs on him and went to pick him up two months later. He is an awesome cat. It is kind of sad to see him aging, losing teeth, bearing the battle scars of torn ears. I truly hope he's got a lot of good years ahead of him.