Nell: When will David realise that Morning Thoughts is neither the time nor the place to be playing Cheeky Animals?
Me: Why not?
Nell: We have serious matters to discuss.
Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He just wants to lighten the mood. Bless him.
Nell: Not today. We have far too many important topics on the agenda.
Me: Such as?
Nell: Myfanwy. The Welsh Corgi Choir are considering taking her back and have asked for our opinion on the matter.
Me: That’s wonderful news.
Nell: Is it?
Nell: Myfanwy is a bad animal.
Me: Not anymore. She went to the police station and told PC Panda everything and now Knitwear Wolf is free.
Nell: He wouldn’t have been arrested in the first place if she hadn’t tricked him.
Me: She didn’t want to be a bad animal, Nell. She was afraid of Lady Anwen.
Nell: She deceived Rupert and took advantage of him.
Me: He’s forgiven her.
Nell: I know he has.
Me: They’re eating Eggs Benedict in the kitchen together right now. I’m surprised Dave isn’t with them.
Nell: David is in a meeting with me.
Me: I think Myfanwy should be given a second chance.
Nell: Most of the animals agree with you.
Me: There you are then. Who doesn’t?
Nell: The Cat is on the fence.
Me: I don’t think it should be kept outside, Nell. It has the right to voice its opinion too.
Nell: Not literally, figuratively. The Cat is in two minds about this.
Nell: It says Myfanwy lacks style.
Me: What does that mean?
Nell: It wasn’t keen on Myfanwy’s hat, if you must know. ‘Too frumpy and needed a wider brim’. I quote.
Me: Style is not important.
Nell: It is to The Cat.
Me: Yes. Sorry.