Me: I was thinking about getting older on our walk.

Nell: Here we go.

Me: And how I could learn from you.

Nell: How?

Me: It never bothers you when Dave and Harriet rush ahead.

Nell: They’re excited to be out and about.

Me: You just take your time and amble along enjoying what’s around you.

Nell: I do.

Me: And sometimes when you realise you’re never going to catch up with them you simply take a shortcut through the long grass.

Nell: Yes.

Me: Because you know the path will eventually lead them around and back to you.

Nell: It will.

Me: Acceptance is the key. Knowing what you can and can’t do and realising that’s fine.

Nell: What we definitely can’t do is be late for Sunday Songs?

Me: Is something special happening?

Nell: Beauregard and the Welsh Corgi Choir are performing their number one hit and the llamas are dancing.

Me: Did you say number one?

Nell: Didn’t you see Top of the Pups?

Me: No, I missed it.

Nell: It’s very catchy. I found myself dancing along.

Me: What’s it called?

Nell: ‘Tiger Feet’.

Me: My sister Charlotte loved that song and so did Kev. It’s really old.

Nell: Excuse me? Haven’t we just been discussing getting older?

Me: Yes.

Nell: And how Acceptance is the key and everything comes around?

Me: Yes.

Nell: Well, it’s time to accept that ‘Tiger Feet’ is back. Let’s kick up our heels and join the others.

Me: Absolutely.

Nell: The Welsh Corgi Choir are meant to be tigers, by the way. They look like portly cats but whatever makes them happy.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Shall we take a shortcut through the field? We’ll get there ahead of time and can wait for everyone to join us.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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