Me: You walked so well yesterday.
Nell: Yes. Chloe is extremely pleased with my progress.
Me: I wonder why the cows were galloping across the field?
Nell: They were playing Hide and Seek. Cows adore that game.
Me: They did actually disappear at one point.
Me: They were behind the trees at the bottom of the valley, though. We knew they were there.
Nell: Could you see them?
Nell: You have to find them. It’s called Hide and Seek. Not Hide and Lazily Decide to Guess from a Distance.
Me: But Poppy and Harriet saw them.
Nell: Yes. Poppy and Harriet were playing the game properly. That’s why the cows galloped back up the hill.
Me: There aren’t a lot of places a herd of cows can hide, to be honest.
Nell: There are more than you think.
Me: Has Poppy come to a decision about the Anger Management course?
Nell: Yes. She’s going and she’s taking Malcolm with her.
Me: Malcolm? He’s the politest flamingo we know.
Nell: Yes. He is going to act as a buffer.
Me: Does he know? Is he even allowed to go?
Nell: The answer to both questions is yes.
Me: Malcolm won’t like it. What if everyone starts shouting?
Nell: It’s called Anger Management. Voices will be lowered not raised. He’s a good influence on Poppy and he’s used to her ways.
Me: I’m glad she didn’t ask me.
Nell: You would be dreadful. You know how fierce you get if someone criticises a loved one.
Me: Is Poppy going to be criticised then?
Nell: Her anger issues will doubtlessly be addressed.
Me: But it wasn’t her fault. It was those lying Beefies. They make me so angry.
Nell: And that’s why she didn’t ask you.
Me: Yes. Sorry.