As I mentioned last week our Nora believes that the Songs of Her People should be shared with the world. And songs she has – songs for all occasions! Songs of greeting – joyful and wary; songs of loneliness; songs of need; songs of captivity; and songs of battle. A full repertoire of cries and calls from the canine heart. And share she does – often only in parlour performance with her intimate circle but on occasion the wider world has indeed heard her song!
Here’s one that suggests neglect and inattention on the part of someone she cares about – as long as he feeds her – deeply. Sort of a “blues” tune. And you will notice that the song has the required effect. The inattentive object of her affection responded and gave comfort and a commodious lap to nap on.
15 January – 1919 – Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.