It was such a BIG surprise when I got your letter all the way from Southampton, England and the one from London, England too.
It’s SOOOOOO boring without you. And the only excitement I’ve had is when Granny and Alfie went missing.
Poor Mama and Papa were so worried because Alfie is only 4 and Granny’s memory gets all mixed up sometimes.
Major Dassie was called in to lead the search party, but that wasn’t such a good idea because he wore his camouflage uniform and nobody could see him. We’re still looking for him.
It was great to see how every dassie, young and old joined in the search, well nearly everybody except Davina, who only joined in after Mama and Papa had a quiet word with her and reminded her that Alfie is HER little brother and Granny is HER Granny! YOU SHOULD have seen the LONG SULKY face as she walked along the cliff path with me, as if she was doing everyone a FAVOUR! Mama said she’s just a typical teenager.
We walked and walked ,looking and calling out for them, it was dark already, and then suddenly Davina shouted out, “ Arghhhhhhhhh…….there’s a HUGE baboon sitting in the light of the moon” and ran in the opposite direction.
“It’s Big Al” I said, “Calm down.”
Really I can’t believe that she’s my older sister, she’s such a big baby sometimes.
Big Al asked me what we were doing so far away from home and I told him that Granny and Alfie had gone missing, and he said, “No worries Squirrel, I’m on it.”
I told him my name is Cyril, and I’m a dassie not a squirrel, I don’t think he knows the difference!
Anyway, he said he would call the troops and he made this strange loud “WA-HU” sound and the next minute his troops arrived.
“We need to find Grannee and Alfeee, Two Squirrels Lost in the Dark,”he told his troops.
Alfeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… they marched off in search of Graneee and Alfeee!
It was getting late so we walked back home, I felt HORRIBLE that we hadn’t found them, BUT all Davina was worried about was she looked like a Squirrel. I told her the whole way home that NO she’s doesn’t look like a squirrel because she’s not a squirrel but a dassie and a pretty one too. Sisters!
The GOOD news was when we got home there was Alfie and Granny! Big Al and his troops had found them in a rubbish bin near the Italian Ice cream shop.
Apparently, Alfie had climbed in after smelling his favourite ice cream, Bubblegum flavour and couldn’t get out again, so Granny tried to rescue him and fell in.
Family, that’s all I can say. I love them but they drive me crazy sometimes, especially Davina!
That’s all my news Obby, so you can see it’s all very Boring without YOU.
I will wait for your next letter. Write soon.
Your Best Friend