Painting an all-black cat ended up being a challenge. Previous attempts looked like Rorschach ink-blot tests. I'm pretty happy with this latest attempt. He's quite a beauty, and I think he must weight about 20 pounds at this point. He is massive compared to Pumpkin and even Jazzy ("big-boned", as they say).
Before Missy passed away a year ago, when she was in kidney failure and blind, he would watch over her. Even though she would sometimes hiss at him for coming too close, and even when, in her blindness, she would accidentally walk all over him, he wouldn't ever hurt her. To this day, he doesn't like to "trespass" into the closet where Missy spent most of her final weeks and days.
Pumpkin has taken over as Alpha-kitty in our three-kitty household. As they say on Game of Thrones, she has appointed him Hand of the Queen.
Yes, we watch way too much television.