Saturday Training

Me: Poppy and Dave are cuddling in the living room.

Nell: That’s not cuddling. It’s combat training.

Me: I didn’t realise.

Nell: After yesterday’s frightening spider attack Poppy decided some urgent training was needed.

Me: Poppy did?

Nell: Yes. She was a commando with the Royal Marines.

Me: She was?

Nell: Where do you think she learned to fly helicopters? Do keep up.

Me: I didn’t know. How is Henry?

Nell: Exhausted but still managing to put a brave smile on it.

Me: Can woodlice even smile?

Nell: That’s not the point. It was touch and go for a while. We could have lost him. Thank goodness for Joyce.

Me: Yes. Who knew that spider’s love bacon?

Nell: Joyce obviously did.

Me: I thought Malcolm was ever so brave cutting through the web with his beak while Joyce distracted Sidney.

Nell: Remember Malcolm trained under Count Bingo in the Flamingo Foreign Legion.

Me: Personally, I think Sidney is afraid of Joyce. When he heard her he seemed to shrink.

Nell: I’m inclined to agree. There is way more to Joyce than meets the eye.

Me: Where is she? I haven’t seen her this morning.

Nell: She’s with Knitwear Wolf and Harriet. They are zooming with Sally in London.

Me: Curiouser and curiouser.

Nell: Sally wants all the details of yesterday’s attack.

Me: Malcolm should be there then.

Nell: Malcolm is far too busy peeling prawns.

Me: What about Sidney? Is he sorry?

Nell: The larger animals are guarding him in The Barn. Poppy is going to interrogate him later with David as her backup.

Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy is not an interrogator.

Nell: Sidney attacked Henry and Henry is Family. David can be very fierce when it comes to Family. Don’t underestimate him.

Me: No. You’re right. Sorry.

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