Richard is twenty years old. He is clearly less agile than when he was younger, but he still gets around pretty well. Cats seem to have good memories and they are fast learners when they choose to be. It does not seem that Richard wastes time fretting over past indiscretions or what may come in the future. He lives in the moment.
For most of his long life Richard has enjoyed the devoted attention of our female cat, Rio, though he is never the one to initiate these close encounters. They argue occasionally, but they work things out.