Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

Yesterday I was as mad as hell when workers down the road parked on my new garden. So I spent a good five minutes looking for some lipstick to write on their windscreen. But I decided against that and instead stormed down to where they were working and asked them to move their, ahem, vehicle off my, um, garden, or words to that effect. No really, I was very polite. Unfortunately, there was a fatality.

Anyway, this only goes to prove, ladies and gentlemen, that you shouldn’t let your cats roam. On July 1, Canberra’s new cat containment rules came into effect. Clearly I hadn’t taken the appropriate steps to confine my cat. Canberrans, take note. Cats inside to stay alive. I’ll spare you the poem. Seriously, if you haven’t done so already, please set up a cat run to increase the chance of your cat and our wildlife having a long and happy life.

More generally, it has been a really awful week. Internationally, many innocent people were murdered. In Sydney and the mid north coast, there were yet more soul-crushing, home/business destroying floods; while at home in Canberra, my youngest son is sick again. Probably a Covid re-infection. He tested positive again but it doesn’t count in the official numbers because it happened less than 12 weeks after his last infection. Could be a regular coronavirus I suppose. None of this is any surprise, not really.

Anyway, it’s time for your medicinal Friday song fix. Let’s listen to Joe Bonamassa performing Just Cos You Can, Don’t Mean You Should. Songwriters are Joe Bonamassa and Tom Hambridge. Enjoy.

So, against that backdrop, I am sure you will agree that a little storming does not a public menace make. Indeed, the moral of this story is keep your lipstick in your pocket and your cat out of trouble, and stay cool.

Take care, everyone.
Kind Regards.

28 thoughts on “Public Menace?

  1. Oh, dear. Poor kitty, poor younger son. My cats are all strictly indoor cats. They enjoy it and so do I.
    Joe B–he played in concert here, but tickets were a bit too $$$! My husband has quite a few of his CDs. Talented guy.

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  2. How does one confine a cat other than keeping it inside? That question out of the way I’m very sorry your boy got sick again. Disasters seem to mount up exponentially and I dunno… I have zero patience at this point and am avoiding face-to-face human interaction for the foreseeable future.

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  3. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had such an awful week, Tracy. Our week in the US was shattered by another mass shooting. People killed and wounded watching an Independence Day parade. It feels like this country is going down for the third time.


  4. Best wishes to the lad. I am staying out of the public as much as possible and wearing a mask and hand sanitising.
    I am in complete agreement about the new cat regulations, go Canberra.
    Nice blues for my morning music thanks Tracy 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, Brian.
      I hope that even a small number of people making a change in confining their cats will make a big difference. The cats don’t seem to be making a difference in keeping rodent numbers down. Perhaps the birds are easier targets.

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  5. Seems you kept a much cooler head than I would’ve, Tracy. Well done.
    Best wishes to your son as well for s speedy and complete recovery. I really can’t wait for our austral winter to end.


  6. I’m so sorry, Tracy! I hope your son is well again soon. It may be what they call “long Covid,” who knows? What we do know is he is sick and that’s got to be a huge worry for you all.

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  7. Sorry for the cat fatality and your son’s re-infection. Here in Canada we are officially entering the 7th wave, but nobody seems to care; I am still wearing my mask and staying clear of crowds, though. Hope your weekend is going better.

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    1. Hi Irene. Sorry I haven’t visited much. This is my first day without people (except myself) in the house for ages! I’ve only got the dogs to wrangle.
      I find the whole situation quite confronting, Irene. I suspect many people think they are immune now after having had a previous infection or being fully vaxxed. There are also those who masked up and kept their distance and still caught the virus so for them it is “c’est la vie”. Like you, I’m staying clearing of the crowds.
      Take care, Irene, and enjoy your warm (by Canadian standards) weather. Winter does seem to bring the added challenge of a resurgence of other respiratory illnesses on top of Covid.


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