7.30 Report, August 28, 2009 :
Q : So (PM Kevin Rudd) doesn't come home and kick the cat?No, Rudd has other ways of disciplining Jasper The Cat :
Therese Rein : Oh, no, he would never kick....
Q : ....to use a well-known imagery.
Therese Rein : He would never kick Jasper or the dog or anyone at home. No. I don't see him do that.
Looks like a combination nerve and throat hold.
Every cat owner knows the expression on Jasper's face. It's equal parts "Someone or something's about to get shreddded" and "Help Me!"
Meanwhile, Rudd exploits the cat and the dog, by turning their adventures around The Lodge into a children's book :
"...we've interviewed the cat and the dog. They have been very co-operative in their responses..."Yes, I bet they were.