Book · Summer · West Side Story

Harriet is so pretty

Nell: Have you ever had a makeover?

Me: Not really. I’m not that kind of person.

Nell: Well, Gladys and The Cat want to give Harriet one and we have to stop them.

Me: Harriet doesn’t need one. She is so pretty.

Nell: Yes. She has classic labradorian good looks.

Me: Like you.

Nell: Thank you. I like to visit Doug and the girls now and again for grooming of course.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Gladys, however, travels up to London to see Nicky Bark once a week.

Me: I don’t think I know him.

Nell: One of those Afghan Hounds with long blonde hair. Celebrity hairdresser.

Me: Gosh. Well, she does have a lot of hair.

Nell: And The Cat wears mascara.

Me: No.

Nell: Oh yes, I caught David wearing some the other day. And those silvery bits in its hair.

Me: Yes?

Nell: Highlights.

Me: Crikey.

Nell: Crikey? Honestly, whatever are you going to say next. Golly gumdrops?

Me: They are very good highlights.

Nell: That’s not the point. Do you want Harriet to go blonde and start wearing feathers? Are we going to let them turn her into a painted hussy?

Me: No, of course not. Sorry.

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