semi-unrelated, but I sometimes think about how it'd be kind of nice to be a housecat.
just laze around all day, get pet, always have food and a bed to come home to, and a warm human to sit on, but can chase mice, lizards, and small birds at night, probably neutered so all chill and no horny...
being potentially declawed would be the only cruelty that would be too much for me
At any rate, Shinji deserves some relaxation after the whole Eva business, and cats have it pretty easy.
At the very least, he and Kaworu deserve to laze around together for a few weeks in like a vacation or something