I am very fussy about what I watch on the Tele , nothing sad except if it is educationally necessary , nothing domestically challenging, no animal cruelty and absolutely no grinding of a sexual nature because I know the actors wear caster plasts made to measure on their privates so they do not make actual contact , the concept is .. well rather repulsive. So I am usually quite lucky for example The Antiques Road Show.
Not anymore last night there was a nasty little bird cage where generations of little canaries had sung themselves to death , the lives of these poor creatures were never mentioned there was a tiny ” exquisite” draw for it’s food and no mention of w ater. Canaries love bathing and require a clean bath daily, they like masses of space and friends, they like lettuce and cuttlefish to sharpen their , beaks . They like classic FM they adore Mozart, they like to fly around the room and shit in your salad, one of mine gave birth on the Winchester Bypass. The nest wobbled a bit and other drivers were amazed. One lovely van load of hippies spoke to me in a traffic jam and said they all new we were their sort of people..
Oh yes and then there were at least two exhibits which were a shocking reminder of our colonial past say no more…. and then a dolls house “repro” of a butchers shop dripping blood carved up animals and horrible chopping blocks knives and all. It was described as a lovely child’s toy .
I have just become a great grand nan with luck this adorable little boy will be an animal lover , be sensitive about his countries history , and certainly not eat beef … so far his divine parents tick every box on the planet……