Me: It was lovely down on the beach, wasn’t it?
Nell: I don’t think Gladys should use Alejandro as a surfboard though.
Me: He doesn’t seem to mind. He says the waves remind him of his hammock.
Nell: It’s undignified.
Me: I expect he misses sleeping outside.
Nell: You can’t expect an alpaca to sleep in an outside hammock in this cold weather.
Me: No. You are right. Maybe we could put his hammock up in the barn?
Nell: Yes. I’ll talk to Ron Gilbert. He’s very handy with his paws.
Me: But Ron’s not very keen on Alejandro. He still carries a torch for Gladys.
Nell: Gladys doesn’t need anyone to carry a torch. She uses her iBone light like everyone else.
Me: It’s just a saying. Is Ron coming over then?
Nell: Yes. The Cat is hosting the Knit and Natter group at the Big House so he said he would pop in for a scone.
Me: I didn’t realise Ron knitted. An unusual pastime for a Great Dane.
Nell: It’s not only Welsh corgis who knit you know. Knitwear Wolf himself is joining them.
Me: Well, that will be because of Myfanwy.
Nell: You might be right. They are rarely apart nowadays.
Me: I think it’s sweet.
Nell: Is that someone at the door?
Me: Yes. An irate corgi in a twinset and pearls.
Nell: She’s come to the wrong place. Tell her the Knit and Natter is over at the Big House.
Me: She says she’s from Buckingham Palace.
Nell: Oh dear. I don’t know how they expect me to help them with this.
Me: Is it about Harry and Meghan?
Nell: No. It’s about Myfanwy and Rupert. The royal side of the family aren’t keen on wolves. You’d better show her in.
Me: Yes. Sorry.