Tickle and Turn

Me: What are Harriet and Poppy doing?

Nell: They are playing Tickle and Turn. Nothing to worry about?

Me: What on earth is that?

Nell: It’s a popular game.

Me: I’ve never played.

Nell: Of course you haven’t it’s only for dogs. Or do you want to wriggle on the floor on your back?

Me: Not really.

Nell: I thought not.

Me: How do you play?

Nell: If you get caught and tickled you have to roll on your back and move around. Then you can catch someone else.

Me: It sounds fun.

Nell: Poppy takes it too far and adds wild barking but David and Harriet keep it to acceptable grunting in the correct labradorian way.

Me: I always thought you were just rolling around for fun.

Nell: It is fun.

Me: What if you don’t want to play?

Nell: A raised paw and shake of the head should suffice. Although terriers never seem to listen and I find walking away the best solution.

Me: It must be annoying, though, if you are in the middle of dinner and someone tickles you.

Nell: In the middle of dinner! A labrador would never suggest Tickle and Turn during dinner. What on earth are you talking about?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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