Nell: Is Harriet counting ants again?
Nell: She only does that when she is stressed.
Me: Why is she stressed?
Nell: There was an altercation between David, Jim and a couple of Beefies down at the beach.
Me: Oh no.
Nell: Harriet was caught in the middle.
Me: What happened?
Nell: They were enjoying a sausage sizzle at the Beachhut when a Beefie wearing a cap came up to them and started screaming about fish.
Me: They do scream, don’t they? Did you just say wearing a cap?
Nell: Yes. It was going on about fish being brain food and how everyone should eat it.
Me: Fish is good for you.
Nell: That’s not the point. Jim asked it politely to leave so they could enjoy their sausages in peace.
Me: Good for Jim.
Nell: Unfortunately David became annoyed. I think his paw was probably hurting,
Nell: Anyway, He squirted the Beefy with ketchup.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: The next thing they knew a whole flock of Beefies descended and started stealing their sausages and getting red onion marmalade everywhere.
Me: Not good. Were they all wearing caps?
Me: How odd. You don’t think of Beefies getting sunstroke, do you?
Nell: They were advertising Starbeaks not protecting themselves from the sun. Do keep up.
Me: Well, they weren’t doing a very good job.
Nell: You are missing the point again. Harriet found it distressing and now she is counting ants.
Me: Of course. Sorry.