15 years ago today I was in our rental house in Ohio and I heard a kitten yelling her head off. We found her in the lilac bush, and then she went under the neighbor's deck. We used a bowl of milk to lure her out. She was a filthy little thing, covered in fleas. Someone had dumped a litter of kittens, and this is how Shadow came to live with us. Turns out she wasn't grey, she is white. And she is spoiled and loved and I am so glad she is part of our lives.