Me: I’m so glad you’re home, Nell. It’s been terrible without you.
Nell: Well, I’m safe now. Where are David and Harriet?
Me: I thought they were with you. Tell me what happened, please.
Nell: Well, Owl Pacino and The Cat took us to the big boat. From there we could see what was happening on the beach.
Me: Go on.
Nell: Myfanwy started screaming and suddenly a whole battalion of bad tempered boxers appeared on the horizon.
Nell: Then a Rolls Royce pulled into the car park and Lady Anwen got out dragging a polite flamingo on a lead.
Me: Not Malcolm?
Nell: Yes. He had secretly joined Count Bingo’s team. Poppy jumped out of the Chinook brandishing her sword and the larger animals surrounded her. Quite easily it must be said.
Nell: Poppy shouted ‘Release the flamingo. Your bacon is useless. He’s a pescatarian.’
Me: She’s so fierce.
Nell: Lady Anwen laughed nastily and that’s when the puppies made their move.
Nell: There was a squealing of tyres as David drove in on Knitwear Wolf’s motorbike with Harriet in the sidecar. He zoomed up to Lady Anwen and snatched the lead out of her paws freeing Malcolm.
Me: Go Davey boy!
Nell: Davey boy? Good grief. Where was I?
Me: Malcolm was free.
Nell: Yes. Malcolm flew towards Poppy while David circled round Lady Anwen on the motorbike allowing Poppy to usher everyone to safety in the helicopter.
Me: My darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: As soon as he saw they were safe David drove off with Harriet.
Me: But where are they now?
Nell: Wait, is that a motorbike?
Me: Yes, it’s Dave with Harriet sitting behind him.
Nell: Who’s in the sidecar then?
Me: Lady Anwen and Myfanwy. Sorry.