The softest kitty in the world is no more.
Pomelo, M.'s cat, died today, from lymphoma. The disease ran its course very quickly; she had shown no signs of illness or discomfort before I left for India, but shortly after I returned it became clear that she was ill and she declined steadily from then on. There's some consolation in the fact that she hung on long enough for M. to return home and say goodbye to her.
She was a truly delightful creature, and we both miss her very much already.