Poppy makes a Suggestion

Me: Are Poppy and the puppies waiting for someone?

Nell: Always. Now, you might have noticed The Cat joined us at Morning Thoughts,

Me: I was upstairs writing, Nell. I didn’t notice anything.

Nell: Well, it did and I’m pleased to say that it managed a small portion of smoked salmon with scrambled eggs later and a large Americano from Babycakes Gillespie’s coffee cart.

Me: Had it stopped eating then?

Nell: Yes. Maine Coons can’t eat when they’re stressed.

Me: I’m the opposite.

Nell: I know. The Two Doughnuts Incident is never to be forgotten.

Me: I had Covid. I needed sugar.

Nell: The second doughnut was Kev’s.

Me: He didn’t mind.

Nell: Moving on. Poppy made an interesting suggestion at Morning Thoughts which I’d like you to consider in a calm and reasonable way.

Me: Does it involve her sword?

Nell: Not directly, hopefully, although she has taken to carrying it since she became David’s bodyguard.

Me: Poppy is Dave’s bodyguard? Isn’t that the wrong way round?

Nell: Never underestimate the Power of Poppy.

Me: No, you’re right.

Nell: Talking of bodyguards, you may also notice David wearing a hat more often than recently.

Me: Fashion statement?

Nell: No. Henry and Horst are joining the PPT and will set up HQ for the ID in David’s hat.

Me: PPT and ID?

Nell: Poppy’s Protection Team and the Insect Division. Do keep up.

Me: This is beginning to feel like an episode of Line of Duty.

Nell: I can assure you that this is most definitely not a television show.

Me: Anyway, what’s Poppy’s suggestion?

Nell: We invite the Maine Coons to afternoon tea.

Me: Will there be sandwiches as well as scones?

Nell: Yes, but that’s not the point. Keep your enemies close.

Me: And the sandwiches closer. Sorry.

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