|Georgia sleeps with her friend the wheelbarrow|
Georgia graduated from dog school on Friday and she was given a special bandana to mark the occasion. We have a long way to go but she will sometimes obey commands – especially if there is a treat involved.
We have something called the Gentle Leader which is a sort of harness thing that goes over her neck and nose and this is to stop her from pulling us along the street. It works amazingly well and she is very happy to wear it because she knows that when it appears she is going for a walk.
Georgia and the cats survived 4 July very well and the many loud bangs did not bother them at all. In fact we started to think that Georgia was deaf – but she isn’t.
Only two people were killed by fireworks in Indianapolis – which is about the average number killed by gunfire each weekend. In recognition of 4 July there were no homicides over the weekend -leaving the police free to deal with fireworks problems.
In the idjit department a fool in Maine strapped a ‘mortar’ firework to his head and set it off – removing most of his head and becoming immediately eligible for a Darwin award.
In the Australian idjit award Barnaby Joyce – the Minister for Agriculture – says that if Australia adopts same sex marriage then the Asians will think that we are decadent.
This is the same Barnaby Joyce who is a creationist and has been called an idjit to his face by no less a person than Richard Dawkins.
I wonder what the Asians think of a government that is so worried about the beatings, murders, suicides, self-mutilation and rapes of refugees it keeps in detention offshore that it has passed legislation - to jail for two years - any worker in those centers – including the doctors and nurses – who talks about the ghastly mayhem that takes in those places.
This is where we have come to in Australian in 2015.
It makes me ashamed.