Poppy is 8 Today

Me: I’m not sure Poppy likes either of the birthday hats The Cat chose for her.

Nell: Can you blame her?

Me: They are a little over the top. Yours suits you.

Nell: I thought it might make Poppy smile.

Me: Did it?

Nell: Slightly. We had a quick game of Cheeky Animals.

Me: Did she win?

Nell: Yes.

Me: I thought Poppy’s Pageant this morning was amazing.

Nell: I enjoyed the Welsh Corgi Choir but we could have done without Gladys and the llamas doing an interpretive dance.

Me: Poppy loved the sword fighting. She raised a paw and waved.

Nell: Thank goodness they were made out of papier-mâché.

Me: Why were they attacking Beauregard?

Nell: Because he was the evil tiger.

Me: But he was smiling.

Nell: Real baddies often do.

Me: Why was Oliver wearing a crown?

Nell: Oliver was the young prince who tamed the evil tiger.

Me: That’s probably why Beauregard was smiling. He wasn’t evil any longer. He was tame.

Nell: Good grief.

Me: Princess and Our Penguin were wearing crowns too.

Nell: Yes. They were the King and Queen.

Me: Princess does enjoy performing.

Nell: I know. The clapping gave it away.

Me: It’s a seal thing. Babycakes Gillespie’s Birthday Bagels were delicious and just the thing for a birthday breakfast.

Nell: Yes. John the Doberman provided the coffee from Starbarks as it’s Poppy’s favourite.

Me: Everyone is helping today.

Nell: Yes. We don’t want Poppy to be stuck in the kitchen. Malcolm is doing lunch and dinner will be a barbecue organised by David and Harriet.

Me: It all sounds wonderful. Will there be cake?

Nell: The Whippets Institute are popping over with one this afternoon.

Me: A perfect day of celebration then?

Nell: Poppy deserves nothing less.

Me: Of course. Sorry.

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