Tessie was flitting in and out, keeping an eye on what I was doing. I had some of my other baskets from the basket shop out. She kept trying to snatch the old ones.
She would say, "you don't need this one, do you?" Grab the basket and run. She got one to put apples in and I noticed when she showed it to me, she was holding it up in a strange way so that I couldn't see all of her face.....
I asked her, "Tessie, what's the matter with your face?" At first she wouldn't answer.
Then she started working on another basket and I saw it.
The tip end of her nose was missing!
"Tessie! What happened?"
Tearfully she said, "I was spying on Zar and fell off the bookcase. I broke my spyglass."
"No Tessie, I mean what happened to your nose?"
"Oh that? It must have fallen off."
"Tessie. Noses don't just fall off." I said.
She replied, "They do if you don't look where you are going and fall off of a seven foot bookcase!"
I almost laughed. I didn't though. I was nice and, good surgeon that I am, I promised to fix it right away.
"It won't hurt, will it?"
"No. It will be kind of hot for a while though." I said. Other than that it will just tickle and make you sneeze."
We are now off to the kitchen to do some patching. She is getting the same nose that she had before. And she is NOT going to be any taller.
Maybe this will teach her not to spy on others...........Probably not.....
See you tomorrow with a new nose. I mean Tessie, not me.