Today is Ginger's birthday. She's 14.
You may think I'm making a big deal over "a cat", but Gin has given me unconditional love all her life. She has seen me through lonely years as a military wife, a divorce, uncertainty, heartache, depression.
In exchange for fresh food, a cozy pillow, and periodic treats, she loves me and accepts me for who I am.
Most days, I think many people can learn from her example.