Offing

Nibbles was one of the few Foggy Bottom Resort and Spa squirrels born with a condition called scrawny tail.  Daily he would ask the Face of Everyman if he could see any change; any enhancement.  The venerable sage couldn’t lie; but deflected the question by saying that he had diverted vast sums to stem cell research and DNA splicing.  Surely a handsome tail was in the offing.