Alas, my dream of becoming a Shriner and ultimately an Imperial Potentate have been dashed, despite my having the appropriate headgear. Apparently there are some very strict requirements for membership to become a Mason, none of which I meet:
- male -- and generally understood to be of the human kind
- 21 years of age or older -- generally not understood to be in cat years
- who meet the qualifications and standards of character and reputation -- possibly
- who are of good moral character -- doubtful
- who believe in the existence of a supreme being -- what, other than me?