News of the week of July 27, 2021

May 2020 UK thunderstorm

Meeting report

A violent thunderstorm hit about 20 minutes before the meeting time, so we all had to battle it to get there. So we selected several pieces with thunderstorms in them.

We played:

Schedule

We will meet next Tuesday at 7:45 pm at Stuart’s in Somerville. Please let both me and Stuart know if you’re coming.

News of the week of July 6, 2021

Barcelona, Spain (Unsplash oH66az yug)

Schedule

There will be no meeting on July 13. People are out of state and running around to other meetings.

The July 20 meeting will take place at 7:45 pm at Stuart’s in Somerville. Let both me and Stuart know if you’re coming.

News of the week of June 29, 2021

Landsvale

Schedule

The meeting on Tuesday, July 6 will be at Stuart’s in Somerville and 7:45 pm. Please let both me and Stuart know if you’re planning to come.

Maia report

The sluggishness I reported last week turned out to be anemia, probably from an upper GI bleed. So she is on some tummy medicine in addition to the antibiotic and the immunosuppressant. The tummy medicine has to be squirted into her mouth, which takes at least three hands to do effectively. And it has to be taken at least two hours away from food, whereas the antibiotic needs to be taken with food. So from her point of view, she’s getting tortured 4 times a day instead of only twice. She’s eating normally, but still slowing down a lot on a walk of over a mile.

News of the week of June 22, 2021

Irrigated Wheat field

Schedule

We will be meeting this week (Tuesday, June 29) at Stuart’s in Somerville. Please let both me and Stuart know if you are coming.

Maia report

She was at the vet on Thursday and she seemed to be normal, and her platelet count has returned to normal. The vet expects to taper her off the medications over the next few weeks. This morning she seemed sluggish, but my sister thinks it’s the heat.

News of the week of June 15, 2021

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Meeting report

There was no meeting. Maia was sick and I had to spend time taking her to the vet and giving her pills, and other people decided not to have it.

Schedule

We’ll be meeting tomorrow, June 22, at Wendy Grey’s house in Newton Corner. Let both me and Wendy know if you’re coming.

Maia report

She was obviously listless and had discharge from her eyes, and was walking really slow. The only numeric abnormality the vet found was a very low platelet count. Which could mean lots of things, the most likely of which are either an infection or an auto-immune disorder.

So she’s been taking antibiotic and immunosuppressant pills and immediately started feeling much better. The next day her platelet count was up about 20%.

She seems pretty normal now. I’m taking her back to the vet today.

News of the week of June 1, 2021

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm. Our regular host, Stuart, has another commitment this week, so the Tuesday, June 8, meeting will be at Wendy Grey’s in Newton Corner.

Please let both me and Wendy know if you’re coming.

News of the week of May 25, 2021

Schedule

For the time being, we will be meeting at Stuart’s in Somerville on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 pm.

Please let both me and Stuart know if you are planning to come.

News of the week of May 18, 2021

Schedule

For the time being, we will be meeting at Stuart’s in Somerville on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 pm.

Please let both me and Stuart know if you are planning to come.