Left Out

Nell: Someone has annoyed Harriet.

Me: To be fair, nobody likes Mondays.

Nell: What did you do?

Me: I didn’t do anything. Why do you think it was me?

Nell: Because it often is. Where is David?

Me: Up in the top garden building a nest.

Nell: Excuse me?

Me: AJ the gardening Afghan, Jim the Farm Dog and Ron Gilbert the Great Dane are helping.

Nell: Why?

Me: For Malcolm and Susan. I think Gelato is popping over later and Alejandro is out gathering twigs with Gladys.

Nell: Well, now we know what’s wrong with Harriet.

Me: Do we?

Nell: Yes. She’s been Left Out.

Me: Nest building isn’t really her thing.

Nell: But it’s nice To Be Asked. David knows that. It was part of his training to be a Good Kind Boy.

Me: He is a good kind boy.

Nell: He’s forgotten his sister.

Me: Actually, I think he asked her to make the tea.

Nell: Even worse. Imagine if you wanted to join in and I told you to fill my bowl?

Me: You do. If food is late you definitely let me know. In fact you let me know even before it’s late.

Nell: That’s not the point. Harriet needs to feel included. Where is The Cat?

Me: Designing a sequinned blanket with Timothy for the happy couple.

Nell: Yes. Alejandro has offered his fleece as soon as it grows again.

Me: I don’t suppose Harriet would like to spend some time with me? I’m working on the cast list and she could advise me.

Nell: Perfect. We can feed two dogs with one bowl.

Me: You mean kill two birds with one stone.

Nell: I most certainly do not. The mere idea. Just concentrate on your cast list. I’ll fetch Harriet.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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