Nell: It was a wonderful light on our walk yesterday.
Me: Yes, I can see.
Nell: Beautiful colours and unseasonably warm. Kev took a photo.
Nell: Did Malcolm take care of you?
Me: Yes. Kev had made a fire and Malcolm, Mutley and I just relaxed together.
Nell: I think that young flamingo is going to blossom with us. He wasn’t cut out for a soldier’s life.
Me: I agree. Mutley was telling us about his time in the Royal Navy.
Nell: Ah yes. He saw some sights. He trained at Dartmouth, of course.
Me: I didn’t know.
Nell: Well, there’s a lot you don’t know. Life is one big discovery which is just what it should be.
Me: I suppose so.
Nell: Now, David has some homework from Dogs School. They wanted to know if he is still Marvellous.
Me: Yes, he is. Extremely.
Nell: Apparently he needs to work on his anxiety.
Me: He is still afraid of the dark. Harriet always goes out with him if she can. She is fearless.
Nell: I’ve noticed he has taken to carrying Gladys with him in her pumpkin when he goes out at night. She uses her iBone as a light.
Me: Does she?
Nell: Yes, the effect is rather spooky, especially when David wears his tall hat and the cloak The Cat made him.
Me: So that’s what it was. It all makes sense now.
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: I thought I was delirious when I looked out last night. I didn’t tell you because I knew you wouldn’t believe me.
Nell: Can you blame me? The fantasy world you live in.
Me: I know. Sorry.