"Max" does duckies...
the clock on it seems to lose time when the batteries are out recharging;
You can avoid problems of not remembering time/date if you use multiple sets of batteries. That way you don't have to leave them out for so long.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, does not go away.
Kodak DX7590, Z980, P880, C875, P850
( Lumix TZ5, my wife)