Saturday, October 03, 2009
In the evening.
Jesker wasn't doing well today. All he did until 2:30 pm was sleep. He didn't eat or drink anything until Babaloo suggested to me that I carry his bowl of water over to him. That worked and he drank enough to quench his thirst. I took him out for a little bit, but it exhausted him and he went straight back to sleep. At 5 pm he roused himself and came over for a cuddle. I took the opportunity to give him a bowl of food, which he ate, and he drank more water, but then he went straight back to sleep again. I have to take him out in a while, because he doesn't ask for it himself. I think he forgets to do things, because he feels so bad. He didn't walk normally either. He walked like an invalid, very slowly and carefully. I don't think he's out of the woods yet.
I spent the afternoon reading and sleeping and getting six books ready to send overseas. That's always quite a job, as I have to find the right envelope, or brown paper wrapping, and then make sure I put the right book in and address it properly. It's like wrapping Christmas presents. The foreign addresses make no sense and I have to make sure I spell everything correctly. In my effort to do it right, I almost do it wrong. I'm always very excited when there's a new book in my mailbox, so I hope the people I send the books to will have the same kind of excitement.
I tried to mooch a book I wanted very much and there was only one copy of it available, but the person who owned it turned me down. He didn't want to send the book overseas. I ended up ordering it at Bol.com and it should be here next week. It's The God Squad by Paddy Doyle, another Irish writer, who I always turn out to like so much. I think it's the sorrow in their stories that touches me so. There something very sad about the history of Ireland and I am fascinated reading about it.
The church bells are ringing as if the Second Coming is about to happen. There's a cold wind blowing and the sun is going down. It's all very ominous. I don't like it.
I'm going to put on some warm socks and boots and walk Jesker for a little bit. I'm sure he needs to go out by now.
Have a good evening all of you.