From the desk of Rick Riordan: this is one of our cats, Little Boy. Recently Becky started feeding him Friskies treats as she sat at the computer. Little Boy (who used to be very shy) has now decided the computer is his favorite place to hang out. He will sit here all day, or walk back and forth in front of the screen waiting for treats, which is cute, although it makes it a little hard to check email. If the next Percy Jackson book has lots of references to monstrous black cats, you will know why!