He-Ping was born in China on December 7th, 1993. His name means “peace”. We brought him with us when we returned to America in 1996. It was difficult to bring a cat halfway around the world back then, and he knew he was special. He was proud, he was full of love, and he has been part of my life since I was eleven years old. He would have been 21 years old this December. He left this world peacefully last night.
Here’s a picture my sister took last year on his 20th birthday: