Me: What is going on?
Nell: David fell asleep during Sunday Morning Exercises.
Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He was doing really well on his Back Twirling, although I don’t think he needs to sing along, but then he turned over and went to sleep.
Me: I’m glad you’re all exercising though.
Nell: It’s important. Our walks have reduced so we need to keep fit and healthy.
Me: Who is running the exercise class?
Nell: It’s online. Our Penguin did the filming with Gladys and her team and the Welsh Corgi choir are providing the backing music.
Me: I wouldn’t have thought of the Welsh Corgi choir as fitness experts.
Nell: They aren’t, but they can belt out a tune when needed. You should hear their version of ‘Stayin Alive’.
Me: Very appropriate. Who else is on Gladys’s team?
Nell: She has covered all shapes and sizes.
Nell: We have Alejandro the alpaca and Monty the moose representing the larger animals and Mutley the seniors.
Nell: Malcolm the flamingo and Ginger the Canada goose are covering the larger birds. Timothy refused.
Me: He’s quite a reclusive turkey.
Nell: Yes, and he has his art classes. Owl Pacino and Tawny Tim are encouraging the smaller birds and Susan is bravely representing the seagulls as we live by the sea.
Me: Even the Beefies?
Nell: After much discussion we decided that we are all in this together and if there are any Beefies self isolating at the moment then they should be included.
Me: That’s admirable.
Nell: The Cat is covering the felines and Henry and Horst the insects.
Me: I wouldn’t have thought woodlice could do a lot of moves.
Nell: Then you would be wrong. Henry in particular is astonishingly flexible.
Me: Gosh. Sorry.