Written last night:
Sis and the Bone Doctor are at the footy, we are looking after Little Jo. She just won't go to sleep for us. Better when she was younger and we could wheel her in the pram until she dropped off. (Finally at 9.30 she has dropped off)
We took her to Fawkner Park for a play on the slide and swing. We were chatting to a mum who was there with her child. Sitting on a seat was a Muslim woman who had two kiddies, the younger playing on the equipment, the older kicking an oval footy around. The world is changing.
A large dog bounded up, something like a full sized poodle, clearly friendly. The woman we were chatting to span around and loudly asked who owned the dog. A very nice looking and well spoken young man said it was his. He was there with his kiddie. The woman told him that the dog should be on a leash and not in the play area. I agree with her, but her tone was very hostile.
The guy said he would put the dog on a leash in a moment and that the dog was fine and no trouble, just as the dog lifted its leg and peed on a rocking horse and then ran straight to the Muslim woman who shrieked as the dog approached her.
I was suppressing my laughter. Stop laughing, this is serious. The woman we were talking to said she had had enough and left. The guy did put his dog on a leash. Yes, he was irresponsible, but I could not take it too seriously. If you grow up with dogs and have the scars as a lesson, you can judge dogs fairly well.
Police have been booking people for riding through Carlton Gardens on their bicycles. In Fawkner Park there is a designated shared bike/pedestrian path, the quickest route diagonally through the park. All other paths are pedestrian only. Why can't Carlton Gardens have a path like this? Fining cyclists the absurd sum of $250 for riding through a park is way above what is sensible.
I heard there was to be live coverage of the football last night. It wasn't. It was significantly delayed. I watched the action on the net until the site became too busy and would not refresh and then we listened on the wireless. Very exciting. R supports St Kilda so he is very happy. It would have been more exciting if we could have watched in live on tv.