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Stop Meddling

Nell: Are you wearing a cardigan?

Me: Yes, the weather is a little chilly today.

Nell: No, it isn’t. That’s not the real reason, is it?

Me: Why do you ask?

Nell: Almost everyone is wearing a cardigan, including Henry and Horst.

Me: Are they?

Nell: Poppy is frying bacon in a cardigan.

Me: How odd?

Nell: David’s cardigan says ‘Wolves all the Way’ on the back.

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He wears his heart on his knitwear.

Nell: I’m not surprised at the Whippets Institute, or the Welsh Corgi Choir, as cardigans are part of life to them.

Me: True.

Nell: But when The Cat appears at breakfast in a cardigan, I know something is up. It never eats breakfast and it certainly doesn’t wear cardigans. Ever.

Me: Was it sequinned?

Nell: That’s not the point. Even PC Panda is wearing a cardigan under his jacket so it’s clear there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Me: Well, actually it’s all about ‘meeting the eye’, to be honest.

Nell: You know what I mean. You have been Meddling.

Me: I just asked people to make a choice.

Nell: It isn’t their choice to make though, is it?

Me: I thought you might need pointing in the right direction.

Nell: Rupert isn’t going to like you interfering.

Me: He said he’s incredibly touched by all the support, if you must know.

Nell: And?

Me: He might have added ‘Nellie must be allowed to make up her own mind with no pressure from anyone else.’

Nell: Exactly.

Me: But I know he didn’t mean it.

Nell: I think you will find he did.

Me: Anyway, I have a lovely cardigan here for you, in case you’re feeling the cold.

Nell: Stop Meddling and listen to Rupert.

Me: Sorry.

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