I heard something banging around on the porch and went to investigate. I thought maybe a branch had fallen. When I opened the door, something whizzed past me into the kitchen. There was more thumping and bumping and I turned to see Ella, dripping wet, sling her suitcases into the hallway. I tried to welcome her, but she shot past me on her way to the linen closet. She hastily grabbed a towel, dried off and continued down the hall where she climbed right up into Colleen's bed.Tucking herself in with Colleen's favorite blanket, she went off to sleep without a word.
Penny heard all the commotion and told Perdy something was up. They sneaked into Colleen's room and saw Ella fast asleep. Perdy mentioned to Penny that Ella had the right idea. Both agreed there was nothing better on a cool, windy and rainy day than a nice nap. As Penny and Perdy gingerly lay down, Ella stirred. Realising there was no danger, Ella settled herself and went back to sleep.
I picked up Ella's suitcases and took them into the guest room and put her things away. I hope she won't mind moving to that room when she wakes. There will be a ruckus if Colleen comes home and finds two dogs and an elephant in her bed!