My original baby died today from complications of oral cancer. She was 13 1/2 years old. For long time followers you know she was on the recieving end of any and all "Indian mom in training" energy and love I had. She grounded me. Taught me to see the bigger picture. Defined unconditional love. I feel lucky to have known this incredible soul. Fortunate she chose me to be her mom. I want to thank the doctors at Blue Pearl Animal Hospital for taking such good care of her, specifically Dr. Jodi Kuntz, Dr. Andrew Kaplan from CityVet and Dr. Wendy Mcculloch at Pet Requiem. Thank you to all of my friends and family for being so supportive. Ferocious saw 3 presidents (one president elect), the first black president of the United States, cats become more famous than soap opera stars, the iPhone, the iPad, Facebook, Twitter, lived through a recession, met and charmed famous people in our home, survived pancreatitis, ingesting lillies, her brother dying, her mom getting married and Mayor de Blasio. She died the same year Bowie, Prince, Glen Frey, Muhammad Ali, Phife Dawg, Arnold Palmer, Leonard Cohen and Gwen Ifill. This was a life well lived.