This is Ming at the ripe old age of 19. In this picture
she is at the vet, sitting on her carrier pad, waiting to get "watered"
(look behind her:-).
She's suffering from nose problems (along with old age being a bit of a bummer as well).
Her nose is losing it's color and the fur along the edge of her ears has all worn away.
You'll notice one of her legs has a shaved spot from the last time she had dental surgery...it doesn't look like the fur will restore itself.
Her condition tends to make her lean to the left when sitting (or walking or, staring at you, or...well, doing pretty much anything).
Ah, but she's our sweet 'ol little kitty and we love her.