Me: Cheeky Animal!
Nell: I haven’t done anything.
Me: No. Harriet. She was pretending to be Thinking Thoughts but then she stuck her tongue out.
Nell: Well done. Harriet is exceptionally skilled. What else would one think but thoughts, by the way?
Me: Has Knitwear Wolf come back from the island yet?
Nell: Of course he has. Do you think I would be sitting here discussing Cheeky Animals with you if Rupert was stranded on Beefy Island?
Me: Probably not. Was he successful?
Nell: I’m afraid not. Stephen Seagull refused to meet him. He said he wasn’t prepared to talk to ‘hot headed hooligans.’ His words.
Me: Poppy is the hot headed hooligan. Not Rupert.
Nell: Apparently there were several Beefies walking around the island with bandages so Poppy obviously did some damage.
Me: Oh dear. Let’s hope they don’t retaliate with frying pans of their own.
Nell: Talking of frying pans. Can you smell sizzling?
Me: No, but I can definitely smell bacon.
Nell: That’s what I meant. David was allowed to choose our Sunday breakfast today so we’re getting the full works.
Me: A full English breakfast? Bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs and toast?
Nell: Yes. Not forgetting baked beans and red, or brown, sauce.
Me: We haven’t had one of those for ages.
Nell: I know but Poppy said whacking Beefies has given her an appetite. So, when David asked, she agreed.
Me: How marvellous. Why did Dave get to choose?
Nell: He showed Patience and Fortitude during the recent Beefy attack. Even though we have all been applauding Poppy’s wild and reckless behaviour we should recognise David’s Admirable Restraint.
Me: My darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: ‘Never raise your paw when a growl will do.’
Me: Unless you are Poppy.
Me: Yes. Sorry.