Me: What’s the matter with Harriet? She was barking again at about 6am.
Nell: She’s missing Jim the Farm Dog.
Me: I understand that it is very hard not to be with your loved ones but she can’t wake everyone up like that.
Nell: I know. We discussed it at Morning Thoughts. There is a time for Sharing Your Feelings and a time for Keeping Quiet.
Me: You would think she would be good at keeping quiet as she’s trained as a spy.
Nell: She says there’s a difference between her professional life and her private one.
Me: Well, the lockdown is driving everyone a little crazy.
Nell: Yes. Knitwear Wolf is having awful problems with Myfanwy. When he took Princess and Our Penguin down to the sea for their usual swim, she refused to wave.
Me: Maybe she didn’t see him.
Nell: No. She definitely saw him because Our Penguin filmed it. He wanted to give it to Rupert as a thank you but she turned away.
Me: Oh dear. Is he very sad?
Nell: Rupert is more disappointed than sad. There is nothing he can do about it.
Me: Poor Knitwear Wolf.
Nell: At least he was able to enjoy a bacon sandwich with Mutley and Joyce afterwards.
Me: What about social distancing?
Nell: They sit on the terrace and he sits on his motorbike outside. David does the serving in a long apron and places a tray by the gate.
Me: Is a long apron necessary?
Nell: Standards must be maintained. What’s that awful noise?
Me: It sounds like a siren.
Nell: Well, I’ve seen it all now.
Me: What’s going on?
Nell: Please tell me there isn’t a large Panda knocking on our door.
Me: I’m afraid there is, and it’s wearing a policeman’s helmet. Sorry.