Dear Ming. She looks so pretty here this morning. One of the first two we adopted, 12 years ago! She and Monk were kittens then, both turned into our vet's office for placement. Both from the street, both orphaned. Clarence selected them!
She is a sensitive creature. Always nursing the ailing ones, she used to walk beside Pinkie when Pinkie was so wobbly, like an able aide, her tail wrapped gently around Pinkie's neck. And when Juliet was put to sleep here on our bed, Ming stayed right by her head, before and after. A sentry of serene guidance.