Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper notes that for the second year in a row, life expectancy in the U.S. has gone down and now hovers around 79, which, for him, could be interrupted to mean that he has been dead for years.
Maybe he is. There is no unchallenged way to really tell if you are dead or alive since there has been no authentic communication from the dead to define what being dead is really all about.
But the keeper thinks he is still alive because he has to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and it doesn’t seem as if he would have to do that if he were dead. Also, he enjoys sitting by the fire, which doesn’t seem likely if he were dead. Or does it?