Me: We had a lovely long walk in the countryside, didn’t we?
Nell: Yes, it was delightful to be out and about again.
Me: I love the way you take your time.
Nell: I am a senior labrador. We don’t like to be rushed.
Me: Poppy is theoretically a senior terrier but she rushes everywhere.
Nell: We’re talking about Poppy here. Taking your Time isn’t in her vocabulary.
Me: There was certainly an awful lot of toast flying around this morning.
Nell: Those jewellery wearing Beefies were back.
Me: Are there more of them now?
Nell: Yes. One of them had long earrings.
Me: I didn’t know seagulls had ears.
Nell: Of course they have ears. All birds do. How do you think they can hear?
Me: I’ve never seen a bird’s ears.
Nell: That’s because they’re not external like ours. They are under their feathers.
Me: How can it wear earrings then?
Nell: It’s not wearing them. It’s carrying them around.
Me: What’s the fun in that?
Nell: Beefies just enjoy to annoy.
Me: They certainly do.
Nell: Well, they had better not fly too near to Oliver’s tree house because Beauregard is up there and tigers are notoriously good at Swiping the Paw.
Me: Swiping the Paw?
Nell: Yes, and believe me you do not want to be on the other end of that.
Me: Did Beauregard get his medallion back from Lionel King, by the way?
Me: I bet there was some Swiping of the Paw going on then.
Nell: Possibly, Rupert said words were most definitely exchanged.
Me: It’s lucky wolves don’t Swipe the Paw or Lionel King would have been in big trouble.
Nell: Lionel King is in big trouble and how do you know Rupert doesn’t Swipe the Paw?
Me: Yes. Sorry.