An Eventful Trip to the River

Me: Our visit to the river was a little more stressful than I’d imagined.

Nell: Why did you have to make such a fuss?

Me: Why did you all have to go down such a steep river bank. What’s wrong with your usual place?

Nell: It wasn’t that steep.

Me: Leaving me all alone at the top with Poppy.

Nell: Poppy didn’t want to be with you either.

Me: I know she didn’t. She started climbing down and I kept telling her to stop because I was holding her lead.

Nell: We know. We heard you. Kev was trying to take a soothing video of the river and all we could hear in the background was you shouting.

Me: Poppy was dragging me down the bank.

Nell: Nonsense. She’s a small Maltese cross and you’re a grown woman.

Me: When has that ever stopped her?

Nell: True.

Me: And you aren’t supposed to be climbing things.

Nell: It was no bother at all. Slow and steady.

Me: Even Kev got stuck.

Nell: Until David pulled him out.

Me: He did, didn’t he? Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. Just like a shire horse.

Nell: I beg your pardon?

Me: You know the horses with the big hairy feet?

Nell: David may have big feet but he is not a horse.

Me: Kev held on to his lead and Dave just pulled him up the bank. It was amazing.

Nell: David likes to be helpful.

Me: Yes. I think Knitwear Wolf has been a good influence on him.

Nell: Rupert is very kind.

Me: He’s like a stepfather to Dave and Harriet.

Nell: I’m not so sure about that.

Me: Or a Canadian wolf uncle.

Nell: Wolf uncle?

Me: Everyone needs one of those.

Nell: Have you quite finished?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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