The days crawl on. It was my birthday June 1st. I spent it in exile. Really, my birthday could be any day this month, but June 1 is what it says on my official Crepes trading card, which is pretty much like law. I was treated to some extra pets and some gruel. I am now three years old.
I also spent some time playing what I like to call “Checks Mix.” Have a look:
I found within my exile room a dusty old chess board that was crafted by grandFOD many years ago. Within the drawers were chess pieces and what appeared to be poker chips being used as checkers. In general, I prefer nacho chips, but being in exile, one can’t be too picky. Unfortunately, there were no instructions. I don’t know how to play chess. I don’t know how to play checkers, either. And so, I made up my own combination of what I thought was best, hence “Checks Mix.”
I played a few solitary games, but I kept guessing my moves and losing/winning at the same time, which was getting awfully confusing, so I enlisted Niles’ help to play with me. That didn’t go so well. He kept disputing my moves, which is kind of ridiculous, seeing as I made up the rules, but whatever.
Anyway, we spent an hour or two messing with the pieces, then Peabody batted them all onto the ground. She was rolling around so furiously that I naturally assumed it was the apocalypse so I got scared and flattened myself under the bed and fell asleep on the envelope again. Niles faded into a corner somewhere.
Someday soon, I hope to return to my home. Until then, I explore my surroundings further and will report to you all my findings.
PS. My studying of the encyclopedia last Friday of volume F-G tells me that geraniums are a genus that includes over 420 species of flowering plants that are commonly known as “cranesbills.” Fascinating.