Me: Yes. Your little niece. Isn’t she gorgeous?
Nell: Very tiny.
Me: Yes. She is a lot smaller than the others.
Me: There are 8 of them but don’t worry we know we can’t have them all.
Nell; Good grief.
Me: Although I adored Freddy and Kev loved Fluffy.
Nell: Stop right now.
Me: You would love them too if you saw them.
Nell: But I didn’t.
Nell: You went to my family home without me.
Me: We did.
Nell: You tore the family apart.
Me: That’s a bit much, Nell. The puppies all have to go to new homes.
Nell: You do realise the implications of this. The weight of responsibility.
Me: Yes of course. Kev and I know we will have a lot to do.
Nell: You? I’m talking about me. As their aunt I am going to be responsible for their upbringing.
Me: I suppose you are.
Nell: I didn’t even have a say.
Nell: You never think things through.
Nell. Big Dave and Baby Harriet.
Me: Yes. But I know you will be wonderful with them.
Nell: Sometimes I think you forget I’m a Labrador not Mary Poppins.