The ‘vet’ dressed in full scrubs and sporting a magnificent blonde mane, growled his explanation: ‘I rushed straight from a medical emergency at the ‘all you can eat’ giraffe buffet. My first priority was, as always, wildlife preservation – and working out if gazelle goes best with white or red wine’.
‘Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to prepare for surgery and an appropriate marinade,’ he rolled his tongue over four large and menacing canines. 'It might be best if you left me alone with the animals for a while? Or at least until coffee and mints arrive.'