Me: Why is Harriet wearing a cowboy hat?
Nell: She’s going to the Farm Dogs’ Boxing Day hoedown with Jim.
Me: Can I go?
Nell: Of course, we are all going. Have you seen my Stetson?
Nell: The Cat thinks it needs a few sequins.
Me: I don’t think I have a hat.
Nell: Of course you do. It’s hanging next to all the others above the cowboy boots.
Me: I never noticed.
Nell: Poppy has been wearing her hat and boots all morning. Didn’t you wonder why?
Me: Not really. You know what Poppy is like.
Nell: True. There will be line dancing, by the way, so you might want to join Gladys’s class this afternoon. David is calling.
Nell: Malcolm has managed to persuade Timothy to give it a go. The Cat has made him a sequinned neckerchief.
Me: Is Mutley coming?
Nell: Yes. Pizza Mutt are doing the catering so Poppy can have a night off.
Me: Good idea.
Nell: Did David just walk past me in a long black coat, smoking a cheroot and carrying Gladys in my handbag?
Nell: Was Gladys dressed as a cowgirl?
Nell: And was The Cat’s chihuahua sitting on David’s hat smoking a cigarillo?
Me: Yes. I’m afraid so. Sorry.