Me: Yes, Dave and Harriet’s mother and sister.
Nell: Why are they on here?
Me: They were missing, Nell but now they’ve been found.
Nell: I know.
Me: I was so worried about them. I hardly slept.
Nell: Yes. We were all concerned. I kept it from David and Harriet at first but now they have been found I will tell them what happened.
Me: Are you sure?
Nell: Yes. They need to learn. I am disappointed in Maisie. She knows better. Running away and putting your puppy’s life in danger. Reckless behaviour and not the way our mother Fleur brought us up.
Me: Very naughty. But they are safe now.
Nell: Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers. People shared their story and that’s how they were found.
Nell: I shall make sure David and Harriet know I would never put them in danger like that.
Nell: But if they ever did get lost they should know that a whole community will be out there looking for them.
Nell: And we would find them.
Me: We would.
Nell: So, any chance of a few treats for us then?
Me: You weren’t lost Nell, and Harriet is still on probation.
Nell: I don’t believe you. Her mother and sister were lost. It’s the least you can do.