Researching for a S.F.P.D. case, supernatural crime consultant Spike went to the bar asking for information on flesh golems. One of the demon patrons indicated the Sculptor and his possible locations, so Spike paid him. The demon was about to begin playing Kitten Poker, for much of the vampire's surprise, due to its negative image to the human public. The demon pointed there was no human around, and argued that if Spike's soul was bothered with what he was about to see, he should get out of the bar. Spike rescued the seven cats to be gambled, adopting them all with Xander.