Conrad was born on November 1, 1999, and today is his 17th birthday. We adopted him, when he was 7, from the good people at Good Mews–a wonderful no-kill shelter for cats of all ages and health conditions.
I think he knows today is his birthday. He was unusually talkative this morning when I got up. He just kept going on and on and on. We had a rather extended conversation as he followed me around the house. We discussed everything from how sick and tired he is of this election cycle to how much he misses his friends, the deer, in Sausalito.