Harriet must Fight Back

Me: You’re a bunch of slugabeds this morning?

Nell: It’s Sunday. Everyone is entitled to a lie in.

Me: I suppose so. Did you have breakfast?

Nell: Of course we did. Sunday is bacon sandwiches day. Why do you think we’re so tired?

Me: Silly me.

Nell: You shouldn’t take photos when we’re asleep.

Me: You weren’t asleep.

Nell: The others were.

Me: Poppy hasn’t allowed Dave much of the dog bed.

Nell: She got there first so David can only sleep up to the green toy.

Me: That’s a bit mean, Nell.

Nell: Poppy likes her space. Now, I was talking to Harriet at Morning Thoughts.

Me: What about?

Nell: Jim the Farm Dog

Me: That’s an awfully delicate subject, Nell.

Nell: Rumour has it that Jim the Farm Dog has been approached to appear on Strictly as a celebrity contestant.

Me: Who is Rumour? The Cat?

Nell: No. My friend Dorothy, if you must know. She heard it from a Beagle.

Me: Why should we believe him?

Nell: He’s a lead reporter at the Daily Growl.

Me: Fair enough. How is Jim a celebrity?

Nell: His performance in ‘West Side Story’ was much acclaimed.

Me: Oh yes. He played Tony and Harriet was Maria.

Nell: There is a problem, however.

Me: Oh no.

Nell: Jim was approached by Juanita.

Me: Again?

Nell: She wants to be his professional partner.

Me: I hope he said no.

Nell: It’s not up to him.

Me: What can we do?

Nell: Harriet must fight back.

Me: How?

Nell: Beauregard is going to approach her later.

Me: Why?

Nell: He is going to be Harriet’s professional partner.

Me: But she isn’t a contestant and it’s not her decision.

Nell: Just watch this space. Nobody is putting Harriet in a corner.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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