Addendum: One might wonder if there is a realistic difference between an seemingly mentally individual who would shoot up the audience in a theater or parents who would risk the lives of their children for an irrational belief. One has become a killer of the innocent, the others are potential killers.
Monday, my cat, Mick, who is fifteen years old did not wake me. When he did not appear for "breakfast" and his share of my cereal milk we became very concerned. A search found him hiding under a bed where he could not be reached. He would not move or even meow. The kicker was that he would not go for a "pounce"
When cats think the end is near they try to go and hide. So of to the vet we went. There was no indication of a serious illness but once more at home he was back under the bed and did not stir.
This morning about 3am I was awake and in the kitchen for something to drink when he appeared and begged for a treat. He then ate a small amount of his food. He reappeared at breakfast time for his "lick" and some fresh food. Mick spent a good deal of the day asleep in his chair.
He still does not act like a normal feline of his years. This cat that never wanted to be held for any period of time today wishes to be picked up and petted. He is not eating well . However he is 100% better than Monday which we hope was just a temporary aberration.