Russy the cat, who is also ours temporarily. He likes hanging out in the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet.
Polly Pig, our adoptive guinea pig, and Miss 8's own guinea pig, Star.
Our own gentle kitteh Hannah, who puts up with all kinds of things, including a cuddle from Star!
Russy Cat has taken a liking to one of my handbags!
Hannah Kitteh, who loves to stretch out on a comfy bed. She's lying on my side!
Zsa Zsa gets a play date with my brother and sister-in-law's dogs, Pippa (the poodle with the purple tale), and Wilbur, the ageing mini-daschund.
After the obligatory bum-sniffing, they all had a ball ...No literally. They played with a ball.
As for Sunday Session songs, I think I'll follow Thea's lead and pick a song from the 80s, Expo-88-ish.
It's Great Southern Land by Icehouse, one of my all-time favourite Aussie bands back then. And their music still stands the test of time.
Back in the Expo 88 days, they regularly performed at the free concerts by the river. But I loved them even before that.
(Confession: A friend and I once threw our bras at Iva Davies during a concert in Toowoomba. But they were nice new ones, so had second thoughts and went back later to get them. I still remember a roadie fondling my bra and saying: 'Oooh, lacy' before reluctantly handing it back. Note: We didn't do this because we were overcome with lust. Or drunk. We did it because it was funny. Just as we once gave bananas to Mental As Anything, blown-up wine bladders to Madness, or left desserts in bowls on the cars of strangers. I called it 'being profound'. Hey, I was an Arts student, I was supposed to be weird! )
And for something newer, I thought I'd share a song by Lily Allen that I thought was totes Safe For Kids.
Yeah, I thought it was called 'Thank You', and was playing it quite happily in the car one day. When Miss then-7 piped up: 'Mum, why is she singing Fuck You?'
'Don't say that word,' I began, before realising: 'Oops, she's right.' Total Mother FAIL.
So if my kids say 'Fuck You', don't blame me, blame Lily Allen. Cough.