Counting ants

Nell: Is Harriet counting ants again?

Me: Yes.

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,

Me: Maybe.

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?

Nell: Yes.

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.

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