9 Mon. White frost but calm, mild day with some pleasant sun with a little warmth in it. Tramped miles for cat food and only succeeded in getting a few fish cuttings. Taffy is very ill with a large abscess on the side of his face & expect he will have to be put to sleep.
On this day: Dutch surrender Java; 100,000 Allied troops to be surrendered Japan in East Indies; Dutch government evacuated.