Sometimes I can get a good idea from these darn posts. Joshua will have a cat at his apartment. It belonged to his parents and he grew up with it. It’s old and in the final phase of it’s life. It should be put down but he can’t do it, because it’s a physical link to his lost family. Will he ever have the strength to let go of the cat and the memory of his family? Well, I could tell you but what would be the fun in that? :P
Needless to say, this minor detail shows a great deal about the character of Joshua and will factor in to his character’s transformation in the end.