Nell: I’m afraid there was a touch of the Mondays about Morning Thoughts today.
Nell: Mutley fell asleep during Any Other Business and Poppy refused to leave her Palace.
Me: Actually I noticed her Palace is falling apart again.
Nell: Yes. Kev is going to mend it. David barged into it by mistake.
Me: Harriet looks alert.
Nell: Yes. That young lady is definitely up to something. There’s a sparkle in her eyes and a gleam to her coat.
Me: Do you think a handsome Farm Dog called Jim is involved?
Nell: I know he is. They were very late home last night. Harriet said they’d been playing Scrabble with Susan and Malcolm at The Nest and had forgotten the time.
Me: Maybe that’s true.
Nell: Susan and Malcolm were in bed by 9pm because Malcolm had an early start.
Me: Is he baking bread?
Nell: Yes. The Whippets Institute have placed a large order for baps. They are off on another excursion.
Me: That minibus certainly gets around. So where was Harriet?
Nell: I don’t know but I mean to find out.
Me: Did Knitwear Wolf return your handbag?
Nell: Yes, along with Gladys who was covered in grass.
Me: Did Rupert deliver the papers?
Nell: Yes. Pass me the Daily Growl. Myfanwy said she saw Doug the Pug in town so he must be working on a story.
Me: Doug the Pug? Do I know him?
Nell: Everyone knows him. He’s the Daily Growl’s lead reporter. Oh, that’s interesting.
Me: What is?
Nell: ‘Shorn Sheep Reveals All.’
Me: I don’t know a sheep called Sean.
Nell: No, shorn as in shaved and his name is Bert.
Me: What does Bert have to say?
Nell: Let me read it first. All in good time.
Me: Yes. Sorry.