Me: Why did you wake me at 2.30am this morning?
Nell: I needed to be with the puppies.
Me: I needed to sleep.
Nell: They were locked in the living room.
Me: That’s where they sleep, Nell. They have their baskets and toys.
Nell: They needed me.
Me: You haven’t bothered all these weeks.
Nell: I had a bedroom then.
Me: Ah, you mean the spare room.
Nell: My room is full of clutter and I am forced to lie on the floor.
Me: We are moving so we had to put things in there.
Nell: It’s making those poor puppies anxious.
Me: I think you wanted the comfortable sofa.
Nell: Did the puppies stop crying when I joined them?
Me: They weren’t crying before that.
Nell: Were they quiet?
Me: Yes, until the morning when you told them off for fighting.
Nell: Exactly. Everyone is happy.
Me: Actually I’m very tired.
Nell: Try sleeping on the floor.