When we’ve been to the vet’s we usually go for a walk in Clyne Gardens, the park opposite the surgery. It’s a special place for Annabelle because it gave her the idea for the park in her story where the boy and his naughty cousin find the magic Gateway.
Last time we went to Clyne Gardens, an imp jumped on my back and whispered in my ear. It told me to chase a black Labrador and growl at it. Annabelle couldn’t see the imp, she just saw me hassling another dog and put me on the lead. Pearl was very superior about it, looking down her long nose at me and beaming sarcastic thoughts.
‘If that imp had told you to jump off a cliff, would you have done it?’ she said. ‘You’re older than me, you’re meant to set an example.’ Oh, she was loving it!
We have a word for that kind of behaviour – it’s called ‘skanking’.
For more about Clyne Gardens, visit http://stillwalks.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/pink/