It is indeed a sad fact of life that a fine beast such as myself, having a lifelong possession of the most supple physique, should now find myself experiencing minor difficulties in fully extending my left leg.
A tragedy no less. I need the full extension manouvre to get at every last bit of fur.
(The fully extended position of the limb lends itself most ably to the proper application of personal hygienic procedures and lack of mobility will result in unwelcome matting of fur under the flank.)
The woman will have to groom me.