Mes compagnons chahuteurs (Topic: Bedroom)
My Rowdy Roomates
I love my animal friends! That’s why I share my apartment with Gribouille, the scaredy cat, Martine, who is still very small, and Hector, the giant dog. My four-legged companions are very sweet, but they sometimes make me lose my patience. In the evenings they behave like children and refuse to go to sleep. They get up to all kinds of imaginable mischief. And trust me, they aren’t lacking in imagination!
Last night, Hector chased poor Gribouille round the whole apartment barking loudly. To get away from him, Gribouille went into the bedroom, jumped on the wardrobe and hid in a box. Luckily he didn’t knock over the hanger where my nightdress was hanging. Frustrated, Hector jumped onto the bed and boldly helped himself to my duvet and pillow. It was impossible to get him off. Little Martine, in the middle of this chaos, also wanted to get involved and targeted my slippers.
But I’m much more cunning than those three put together and I’ve got a foolproof method of getting them out of my bedroom: the alarm clock. As soon as they hear the shrill ringing, they run away fast as lightning. All I have to do is close the door and draw the curtains before crawling into bed. Alone at last! I can quietly read a few pages of the book on my bedside table and fall asleep in peace. I just hope that I don’t dream of a visit to the zoo!