Me: Poppy must be feeling so much better after her haircut.
Nell: She is.
Me: Harriet waited by the gate the whole time she was away. Bless her.
Nell: Yes, I know. She was worried about her.
Nell: There have been reports of people in town not respecting government guidelines.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: And it turns out she was right to worry.
Me: What happened?
Nell: You know Rupert lent John the Doberman his motorbike?
Me: Yes. He’s a very caring wolf.
Nell: Well, as soon as they left here they were followed by a group of bullying Beefies in Kiss me Quick hats.
Me: How annoying. Who would kiss a Beefy?
Nell: Quite. They threw the odd mackerel but fortunately Poppy was able to catch them on her sword.
Me: She’s good at that.
Nell: Years of practice. Being a champion at fencing does have its advantages.
Me: I didn’t know Poppy could fence.
Nell: Of course you did. She’s the one who taught Gladys. You must have seen them sword fighting in their outfits,
Me: I didn’t recognise them. They were wearing masks.
Nell: So you think a couple of small dogs just came over here with swords to fight in our garden?
Me: Stranger things have happened, Nell.
Nell: True. Anyway, when they got to the groomers there was a group of poodles outside.
Me: Queuing? I hope they maintained social distance.
Nell: No. Comforting a male Yorkshire Terrier who’d been given a heart shaped face.
Me: They do that with Yorkies.
Nell: I know. Anyway, Poppy was having none of that. She took out her sword and said ‘Short back and sides. No hearts or skirts.’
Me: Well, they seemed to have listened.
Nell: Nobody argues with Poppy.
Me: Of course not. Sorry.