Me: I was thinking about getting older on our walk.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: And how I could learn from you.
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.
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?
Nell: And how Acceptance is the key and everything comes around?
Nell: Well, it’s time to accept that ‘Tiger Feet’ is back. Let’s kick up our heels and join the others.
Nell: The Welsh Corgi Choir are meant to be tigers, by the way. They look like portly cats but whatever makes them happy.
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.