We’re celebrating Buddy Day here at Mermaids World Headquarters. It was three years ago this morning that the new management arrived and set out to get things under control. I wrote about that first meeting here on a previous incarnation of this site which later became another concept and is now moribund. This morning we went to the vet for his annual physical and discovered that he’s lost a pound or so since the last time; that means I will start feeding him more and more often, which he will really think is a very good idea. One bit of a downer has muted our celebration, however. The vet found that his heart murmur is more pronounced, which might or might not be indicative of a developing problem there. He is going in for an elective cardiac checkup next week and we hope to find out what’s going on.