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June 2017

On June 1, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2017 feature Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After, they go to the Outback Steakhouse for lunch. On June 6, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2017 film Captain Underpants. After, they have lunch at Barney's Beanery. They stop on the way back to Fred's hospital to get Fred a book at the San Fernando Library and to have dessert at a Baskin-Robbins. On June 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, and to watch the 2016 film A Monster Calls and the 2015 documentary Attenborough's Paradise Birds on her TV. On June 14, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2017 film Wonder Woman. After, they have lunch at Barney's Beanery.

On June 16, Fred receives his author's copies of Symbol of a Nation. On June 20, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1931 feature The Maltese Falcon on her TV. On June 23, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2017 animated film The LEGO Batman Movie on her TV. On June 26, Sherry and Fred go to pick up Phil Muchnik in Montrose. They go to the UA La Cañada 8 Theatre in La Cañada to see the 2017 animated feature Cars 3. After, they have lunch at North Shore Burgers. On June 29, Sherry takes Fred to the Fuddrucker's at the Burbank Center for dinner. On June 30, Fred is notified that his anthology Gods With Fur has won the 2016 Ursa Major Award in the Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work category.

May 2017

On May 3, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, a nap, and to work on his reviews. On May 10, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment at the office of his dentist, Dr. Yvonne Arafiles in Panorama City, to have one of his teeth extracted by an oral surgeon, Dr. Ginette Zumaeta. For several weeks, Fred's lower left molar had been gradually rotating, and the exposed sharp root of the tooth had been irritating Fred's tongue. On May 13, Sherry takes Fred to the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys for lunch, then to her apartment to work on his books and his rack of music CDs, most of which he has not listened to since his stroke. On May 16, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 theater at the Burbank Center where the meet Roy Pounds, II and see Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 together. After, they have lunch at P. F. Chang's.

On May 20, Sherry takes Fred for a day at CaliFur the 13th at the Pomona Fairplex, They have lunch with Roz Gibson at the Sheraton Fairplex's McKinley's Grille restaurant. On May 24, Sherry takes Fred to SuperCuts in San Fernando to get his hair cut; then to her apartment for lunch and a nap. On May 28 to 31, Fred proofreads and otherwise readies his anthology Symbol of a Nation from Goal Publications for publication.

April 2017

On April 1, Sherry takes Fred for lunch to the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys. After, they go to Sherry's apartment to watch Turner Classic's introductions with mystery author Michael Connelly to four detective movies. On April 7, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and a nap. On April 10, Sherry and Fred pick up Phil Muchnik in Montrose and they go to the Pacific Theatre in the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2017 animated feature The Boss Baby. After, they go to lunch at the Outback Restaurant. On April 15, Sherry takes Fred to SuperCuts in San Fernando for a haircut. Then they go to her apartment for lunch, and to watch the 2017 feature Monster Trucks on her TV.

On April 18, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and a nap. On April 21, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment with electrocardiologist Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys. He says that Fred should keep on doing what he is doing. After, they go to Sherry's apartment for lunch and to watch the 2015 animated feature Miss Hokusai on her TV. On April 26, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2016 animated feature Long Way North on her TV. On April 30, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to work on his books.

March 2017

On March 3, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1937 feature Way Out West on her TV. Later, he receives his editor's copies of Dogs of War from FurPlanet Productions. On March 9, Sherry takes Fred to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe in Panorama City to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to have his teeth cleaned. After, they go to Hollywood Style and Barber Shop to get Fred's hair cut, then they get a beef bowl takeout at the Yoshinoya Restaurant in the same mall and take it to Sherry's apartment for Fred's lunch. On March 12, Fred's final Funny Animals and More weekly column after five years is posted on the Cartoon Review site, On March 13, Sherry takes Fred to lunch with Roz Gibson and Dwight Dutton at the Claim Jumper restaurant at the Northridge Mall.

On March 16, Fred is notified by the Cóyotl Awards Chair that his Gods with Fur is a nominee for the 2016 Cóyotl Award in the Best Anthology category. On March 17, Sherry brings Fred to her apartment where he conducts a Skype interview with Ivic Wulfe for a South Afrifur "pawdcast". After, he has lunch there. On March 20, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2017 feature Kong: Skull Island. After, they have lunch at Barney's Beanery there. On March 23, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment in Reseda with opthamologist Dr. Sanjay Logani. He says that Fred's eyes have deteriorated slightly but not enough to require new glasses. After, they go to lunch at The Claim Jumper in Northridge. On March 28, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2017 feature Beauty and the Beast. After, they have lunch at Barney's Beanery.

February 2017

On February 4, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to work on his books. They watch the 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese animated feature The Monkey King 2: Monkey is Back on her TV. On February 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch. On February 16, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch. After, they watch the 1954 feature Rear Window on her TV. On February 22, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for a snack and a nap. After, they go to the Outback Steakhouse in the Empire Mall in Burbank for lunch. On February 25, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2016 animated feature Rock Dog. After, they go to lunch at Fuddruckers.

January 2017

On January 1, Sherry takes Fred to lunch at the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys.  After, they go to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature Sing.  On January 10, Sherry takes Fred to the UCRiverside Library to meet UCR's Eric Milenkewicz and J. J. Jacobson, and the Library's new Director of Distinctive Collections, Cherry Williams; and to do research.  On January 15, Sherry takes Fred to lunch at the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys, then to her apartment for dessert and to watch the 2016 feature Now You See Me 2, then to SuperCuts in San Fernando for a haircut.

On January 18, Sherry takes Fred's laptop computer, which is malfunctioning, to an Apple store for repairs.  On January 21, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1934 film Cockeyed Cavaliers.  On January 24, Sherry gets Fred's repaired computer back.  On January 28, Sherry takes Fred to Animé L.A. 2017, late because of a dead car battery.  Fred participates in the panel "The Cartoon/Fantasy Organization: 40 years of the first anime fan club in North America!"  On January 30, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment with electrocardiologist Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys.  He says that Fred is retaining too much liquid and should cut back on drinking liquids.  After, they go to Sherry's apartment for lunch.

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