Safety Blanket

This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where they asked us to:

Share a song with us that sums up how you’re feeling.

In fact, it was me who came up with that question. Unfortunately I scheduled it a few days ago, before our hen Marguerite died. Anybody who ever lost a pet knows how that felt.

So while I picked an upbeat song for the actual prompt, I don’t feel anywhere near so upbeat now.

I’ve trained myself to look at the positives in these situations. Primarily, this was a caged hen, who came to us and has enjoyed an absolutely free-range life these last six months. So I’d like to think we gave something to her, gave her the opportunity to live as a real creature.

But it’s still sad, and one of my go-to listens during pensive times is classical, where a few pieces stand out. This is the second movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and is just perfect.

The Friday Groan

My cat Delilah
swallowed a big ball of wool.
And had some mittens.

Making you groan… any day of the week!

Off Duty

Clipart image of a cute puppy

Inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 November 2021, cavalier.

An hapless young cop called Nathaniel,
For a police dog, he chose King Charles spaniel,
But found far from detecting,
And, in general, protecting,
When it came to shuteye, wrote the manual

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

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