My neighbour's dog is called Spike and he’s very scared of thunder.
Every time the thunder roles in from the West, Spike burrows under his fence and arrives at our back door.
My neighbour, Jan, bought Spike a blanket from the internet - Thunderwear the original anxiety wrap. But the promises rang hollow, the blanket didn’t comfort Spike in his hour of need, or feel like an owners' caress and every time the thunder roles in from the West, Spike burrows under his fence and arrives at our back door.
'Oh Spiky, we say, we love you spiky' and as he sits on our knees his shivers subsiding,we ring our neighbour Jan:
We’ve got Spike – what’s he worth this time?
We are up to the largest box of family favorites now.
And like a box of family favourites, there is a favorite week of the year for everyone.
Youth Week, seniors week, my favorite week of the year is Social Inclusion week.
I love to see what the finest bureaucratic minds in Australia have put together for Social Inclusion week: A foot ball game, A BBQ – never underestimate the power of the sausage and happy hour, for a whole hour in social inclusion week that you get to be happy.
I read the social inclusion agenda, it’s a top read, but surprisingly there’s no mention of Spike.
|This is Spike|