I write this in a state of shock.
We almost lost Steve last night to a rogue harbor seal that forced its way onto our vessel.
Steve has been doing his calisthenics as of late, watching his Jack LaLane video reels diligently, so he was able to put up quite the fight.
Now in the ship’s infirmary, his wounds are being treated with the most advanced of medical resources – leaches and the like.
Sweet Lord, may this crossing be over soon! I cannot bear the torment!