Hello, Bertie here.
I decided that N would be an interview with Neville.
Neville lives with Roscoe in the run next door to mine, so I could chat to him through the bars. Obviously it would be silly for Roscoe to interview him!
I’m going to ask him roughly the same questions I asked Joshua, although some answers are pretty obvious if you read our blog regularly.
First of all, who are your companions and what are their favourite things?
My companion is Roscoe. He’s a nice chap. We get on just fine mostly. Some evenings he gets a bit bossy, but I tell him no. After a bit he gives up.
His favourite thing is grass, closely followed by pellets, and then cucumber – his or mine. Mam caught him trying to steal mine the other evening, because I taking my time over it, enjoying it properly. He’d finished his already.
Roscoe loves bitey things, like the hay box, or the paper under the fleeces.
Why did Mummy decide to get you?
I don’t know, but I’m right glad she did. Oh, yes – Roscoe’s just reminded me that I look a lot like Dylan from the front, and Dougall from everywhere else. So Mam couldn’t resist me. (sounds of Roscoe muttering in the background)
Where were you before you came here?
Up north in a place near Newcastle. We were there for about three or four months after the family who had us before disappeared. I don’t know why they disappeared. I liked them most of the time. Sometimes they left us in the cage without much attention for a couple of days, but the half-size humans were sweet, most of the time. We stayed at a couple of different places after that, but the people were very nice and very attentive. They brushed my hair and cleaned my bottom (which can get a bit mucky with the long hair). I was very comfortable with them.
There were two very nice half-size humans there, too. They played with me and gave me treats. They had nice careful hands.
I vaguely remember half-size humans too. What’s your favourite thing Mummy does?
I love when she gives me nice nibbles, especially cucumber and special hay. I like when she puts us out on the grass too. I enjoy being sat on her lap in the morning and eating cucumber. It’s nice to have some time with her to myself.
What are your favourite memories of your companions
Well, Roscoe’s been my only companion full-time. He’s often off getting into mischief, but that’s just him rather than a favourite memory. I think he’s a very good companion (if bossy at times).
When we travelled here on the train, we didn’t know what was going on, and I was a bit scared. Roscoe told me stories to keep my mind off the things that happened in the past. He made up this adventure where we went somewhere entirely new and lived in a palace with lots of servants and lovely food every day.
Most of that came true. We met Percy, and then you, and Biggles, and Midge, and there was another guy here then, Oscar, I think he was called. I don’t think anyone was a servant, but we had lots of new friends. And we went out in the garden together and chatted through the railings.
And we do have lovely food every day!
Tell us a secret that we promise not share with anyone except readers of the blog
Mam has put me in the last Princelings book. I’m a bit like a pirate, but I also get mistook for Dylan. Or is it Dougall? I don’t know. Maybe both.
Thank you very much for that, Nev. It was great!
And I hope you all enjoyed it too. Till next time