People keep telling me I should make a cat video. I'm not sure why. I don't own a cat, I'm not really a "cat person" (although I like cats well enough) and I never have time to watch cat videos because I'm too busy watching paint dry.
But still, every couple of days someone says to me, "Nancy, you should do a cat video."
I've gotten this advice so often, it's time for a public announcement: NO CAT VIDEOS ARE PLANNED AT THIS TIME.
If I do ever make a cat video, the auditions will be difficult. You see, no cat could ever measure up to the Only Cat I Ever Really Loved, who's been gone from my life for many years now. I don't know what happened to him, but if he's still alive, he's 280 years old (in cat years, I mean.).
If there ever was a cat to live 280 years, that cat would be the one. The critter was even more cussed-minded than I am. If he shows up on my doorstep any time soon, I'll let you know.
In the meantime, I'm going to post the sole picture I possess of the two of us together. Think of it as a VERY slow motion cat video. In fact, it's so slow, it's still stuck on a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, sometime in the 1980's, when I was utterly lost and that cat was my guide and protector.