Keeping an Eye

Me: Dave is begging again.

Nell: No. David is simply Keeping an Eye. There is a difference.

Me: Really?

Nell: Yes. Part of a Labrador’s duties is to make sure there is no waste and David takes this very seriously.

Me: He certainly does.

Nell: Keeping an Eye involves patience and focus. It’s not as easy as it looks.

Me: Charlie seems cheerful today?

Nell: Yes, he’s been feeling a little stronger so he’s thinking of wandering down to the yacht club with Knitwear Wolf later.

Me: I didn’t know they were members.

Nell: Oh yes. Don’t you remember the first time we met Rupert he was paddle boarding? He loves the water.

Me: I hope they aren’t going sailing in this weather. It’s a bit blustery.

Nell: No. Charlie isn’t up to sailing. They are going to meet up with a few of the Cardigan Club.

Me: The Cardigan Club?

Nell: Yes. I wish you would stop repeating everything I say.

Me: Are they wolves in cardigans?

Nell: No. Anyone with an appreciation of knitted garments can join. You don’t have to be a wolf. Ann Widdecombe is a member.

Me: The politician?

Nell: No. The sheep. She’s got nothing to do with politics. Honestly you worry me sometimes with your random comments.

Me: I don’t think I know her.

Nell: She tried to join the corgi choir but Myfanwy wasn’t having it.

Me: I don’t blame her. There is nothing remotely corgi-like about a sheep.

Nell: It wasn’t that. They are quite open to guests.

Me: Why don’t they want her?

Nell: She can’t sing and she’s annoying.

Me: That’s understandable. You need harmony in a choir. See what I did there?

Nell: Eat your toast. David is getting tired of Keeping an Eye.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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