Me: Nell and I would like to wish all you mothers, near and far, a Happy Mother’s Day. Even if it is a little different this year.
Nell: What on earth are you wearing?
Me: It’s my new spy hat. Not as all encasing as the other one, but still effective.
Nell: It’s a monkey.
Me: I thought it was a sheep.
Nell: I despair of you sometimes. I really do.
Me: Well, we’re only going for a walk in the meadows. You look lovely as always.
Nell: Thank you. Now, I know this is going to be a difficult day for many mothers as they won’t be spending it with their families.
Me: Unless they are lucky enough to have an animal family too, like me.
Nell: Correct, but it is important for you all to know that people are showing their love for you by keeping away and staying home.
Nell: Because by doing that they are keeping you safe.
Me: It’s ever so hard, though.
Nell: Important things usually are.
Nell: So you may not be seeing your children or grandchildren today but, as I told you before, if you close your eyes for a moment you will feel their paws around you.
Nell: Now, Poppy is preparing a special Mother’s Day breakfast for us all.
Me: We don’t have any eggs.
Nell: We have something much more exciting, thanks to Knitwear Wolf.
Me: We can’t eat cardigans.
Nell: No. Bacon.
Nell: Didn’t you hear David’s triumphant bark earlier?
Me: I did wonder.
Nell: So how about a bacon sandwich and a nice cup of tea by the fire?
Me: That sounds lovely. Will there be cuddles?
Nell: There are always cuddles. Just close your eyes.
Me: Yes. Sorry.