Nell: What on earth is David doing now?
Me: He is learning to play backgammon with Kev.
Nell: Excuse me?
Me: He wanted to learn.
Nell: I do worry about you sometimes.
Me: You should learn too. Then you and Dave could play together.
Nell: Absolutely ridiculous.
Me: I know. Just joking.
Nell: I prefer chess.
Nell: Harriet loves Scrabble. She has an excellent vocabulary already.
Me: Come on.
Nell: The Mutt likes a game of poker.
Me: And Poppy?
Nell: Poppy is excellent at bridge. She is teaching Dave and Harriet as Mutley isn’t keen and we need four.
Me: I used to know how to play. You never asked me.
Nell: We are dogs. You do know that don’t you?
Nell: Just checking.