Sally is concerned and Dave makes a mistake

Me: I know it’s Monday morning but you and Harriet look awfully serious.

Nell: We’ve just finished a Zoom call with Sally.

Me: How is she?

Nell: Concerned.

Me: Oh dear. Is it Dave?

Nell: Why would you say that?

Me: I have no idea.

Nell: Yes, you have. What has David done now?

Me: It will be fine when the ladder gets here.

Nell: Why do we need a ladder?

Me: Dave is stuck in the tree house with Oliver and Beauregard.

Nell: Good grief.

Me: I told him not to go up there but he thought it would be fun and now he can’t get down.

Nell: How did he get up there in the first place?

Me: Monty helped.

Nell: Monty the Moose?

Me: Yes. Dave stood on his back and then Beauregard sort of reached down and grabbed Dave under his armpits and dragged him up.

Nell: What a ridiculous idea.

Me: And now he doesn’t like it up there at all. In fact we think he might have a fear of heights.

Nell: He should have thought about that before he went up there.

Me: Manuel is throwing him pancakes which is helping enormously

Nell: David is already enormous.

Me: They’re only plain ones, Nell. No maple syrup.

Nell: I should think not. Nobody wants a sticky tree house.

Me: So, what did Sally want?

Nell: She’s heard about recent events and she is coming to visit.

Me: Oh good.

Nell: But not in an official capacity.

Me: In disguise?

Nell: No. She will be here simply as David’s girlfriend.

Me: Not as the Head of MI5 and a super spy?

Nell: No. You mustn’t mention that. Sally is just a normal Golden Retriever.

Me: Except she isn’t.

Nell: Stop winking at me.

Me: Sorry.

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