Me: Why were you four gathered around Kev?
Nell: He was making a cheese and tomato sandwich and we were waiting to see Who Tastes First?
Me: And who was it?
Nell: Actually, this time it was me.
Me: Why you?
Nell: Because it was my turn.
Me: How do you know?
Nell: We don’t. But Kev knows. It’s actually rather exciting and livens up the day.
Me: Not for the cheeseless participants.
Nell: Nobody is cheeseless. And that isn’t even a word, by the way. Everyone gets a taste but it’s all about Who Tastes First?
Nell: I was telling the puppies that it is a good way of improving Waiting skills and Dealing with Disappointment.
Me: Poppy doesn’t seem too happy.
Nell: She’s off to her Anger Management class again so she’s working on her Irritability Levels.
Me: I thought it was supposed to be about calming you down not getting you cross.
Nell: Poppy is one of the stars of the course. People expect a degree of short temper from her. She needs to be in the right frame of mind.
Me: Is poor Malcolm going again?
Nell: Of course. I think Babycakes Gillespie is even sending a car for them both.
Me: Gosh. Maybe we’ll get to meet him, or do you think he will just send one of his hit dogs?
Nell: Hit dogs? This isn’t a hit. His driver is simply taking them to class.
Me: Are you sure?
Nell: Yes. It’s a kind gesture and saves Knitwear Wolf from taking them on his motorbike.
Me: Well, I hope Poppy takes her sword and maybe Malcolm should take a whisk, or a wooden spoon.
Nell: A whisk, or a wooden spoon? I worry about you sometimes. I really do.
Me: Yes. Sorry.