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by John » Mon May 08, 2023 05:40 pm
It took me a few hours to get feeling better yesterday but I finally did. I told Paul months ago that the one concession I'll make to old age is, I'm not playing outside in 100 degree heat anymore, and that's about what it was Saturday, at 94. Anyway, I'm feeling a lot better today.
Cheri is not feeling good though. She's been going with me when I play but she didn't feel up to it Saturday. She's felt pretty rotten since then. She's got so much she's got to do though. She had a doctor's appointment this morning, which she didn't make. Now for the next 2 days I have to drive her over to Columbia, which neither of us is looking forward to.
I'm still keeping up with my chess. I've got 2 great teachers I listen to on YouTube, Igor Smirnov, (The Remote Chess Academy) and John Bartholomew. I've learned a lot from both of them and they're both a lot of fun to listen to.
The furkids are all doing OK, and so is our squirrel. It amazes me how little water Piggy goes through. He drinks less than an ounce a month! His hay is bone dry but he goes through a lot of spinach, celery and carrots every day, which is I guess, where all his water comes from. He's an amazing little guy. I'm starting to think Van Gogh is getting a little chubby. She has all the food and water she wants 24/7 but unless she gets too chubby, I won't be putting her on any diet. Our squirrel Feather, seems to have taken up residence in a tree across the street. It's not a busy street so I don't have to worry about it much.
I do hope Apollo will be OK. 19 seems extraordinary for a cat. I don't think I've ever had one get past 15, although I don't really know how old some of them were. Like Fluffy or Socks, I couldn't begin to guess how old they were when I got them. Van Gogh is 8 years old now and Piggy is 3. I've heard wildly varying accounts of how long guinea pigs live so I'm hoping he has a good many years left. John