Should any of you be owned by a deaf Cat, or ever have the opportunity to be owned by a deaf Cat, please, please try your best to always approach him/her from the front. At 17 years old, I'm not sure I can handle being startled much more.
In other news, I've seemed to developed a freakish ability to stand on my hind legs for long periods of time. This is interesting because my balance is not the best anymore when I'm on four legs. Huh.