David is looking Concerned

Me: What’s wrong with Dave’s leg?

Nell: Nothing at all. Why are you asking?

Me: It’s stretched right out and he’s looking concerned.

Nell: Is he?

Me: I think he might have done something to himself. Not that you look bothered.

Nell: I’m not bothered because David is just doing his Limbering Up exercises.

Me: Are you sure?

Nell: Yes, and he looks concerned because of that awful weather yesterday. He thinks it might come back again.

Me: It was dreadful, wasn’t it? Thunder and lightning and torrential rain.

Nell: Most inconvenient. Gladys and the llamas had to move to The Barn and there’s no space there to Glide properly.

Me: The larger animals have to go somewhere. It’s their home.

Nell: Gladys needs to keep fitness levels high.

Me: It’s lucky we live up high. Tony said down in Kingsbridge it was flooded in places and some shops had to shut.

Nell: It was even worse in Salcombe. My friend Dorothy was caught up in it all.

Me: Oh no.

Nell: She had to swim to safety.

Me: Gosh. How worrying.

Nell: Water doesn’t bother Dorothy. She’s a Salcombe Setter. They live to sail.

Me: Our house seems full of insects, by the way.

Nell: Henry and Horst ordered a mass evacuation. They knew you wouldn’t mind.

Me: Are they all leaving soon?

Nell: Yes, as soon as they’ve registered.

Me: Registered? For what?

Nell: All animals and insects have to register.

Me: Why?

Nell: How else can they vote?

Me: Are we having another General Election?

Nell: Don’t be silly.

Me: Or a Local Election?

Nell: No. It’s got nothing to do with elections.

Me: Why are they voting then?

Nell: Because Strictly Come Prancing will be starting soon. Every vote counts.

Me: Of course it does. Sorry.

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