Me: What on earth have you, Dave and Poppy been doing?
Nell: I need a cup of Earl Grey and a scone before I can talk to anyone.
Me: Just look at the state of Poppy. She is absolutely soaking wet and so are you two.
Nell: How about drying Poppy off with a soft towel instead of bombarding me with questions?
Me: Yes, I’m getting one. Where have you all been?
Nell: In the meadows looking for Princess of course.
Me: Princess? She’s a seal. What’s she doing in the meadows?
Nell: She was filming with Our Penguin when she slipped and rolled down the slope.
Me: Where was Knitwear Wolf?
Nell: He dropped them off while he finished his paper round and delivered some paw knitted socks to an elderly whippet who is self isolating.
Me: How did you all get involved?
Nell: Fortunately Our Penguin has an iBone so he called David for help. Rupert had no signal.
Me: But how did you get there?
Nell: Alejandro took us in the cart.
Nell: It’s alright. Gladys was navigating.
Me: I expect you caused quite a stir.
Me: Well, it’s not every day you see an alpaca with a Pomeranian on its back pulling a cart with two Labradors and a Maltese cross.
Nell: There was more interest in the return journey, to be honest, but that’s probably because Princess kept clapping herself. I wish she wouldn’t do that.
Me: It’s a seal thing. So where was she?
Nell: Under the giant lilies near the stream. We had an awful time getting her back up the hill.
Me: I wish I’d seen that.
Nell: Our Penguin filmed it all so it will be streaming on the YouChewed channel no doubt.
Me: Of course. Sorry.