Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Lion in Winter.
We've made incorrect assumptions before; now it seems that Nero is in eclipse, with blindness in one eye and occasional bouts of behavior not unlike dementia in humans, though as of yet these symptoms seem quite mild. But there is no sadness, because this cat has lived a very long life. In March, he will be 22.
In recognition of his advancing age and declining health, Nero has asked me to pass along this statement:
“If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”