Me: Poor darling Harriet. How did it happen?

Nell: Reckless dashing around with David.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: Resulting in a torn claw and copious amounts of blood.

Me: Yes, I walked into that.

Nell: Kev and I were dealing with it. He was calling the vet and I was trying to calm everyone down.

Me: There was an awful lot of running around.

Nell: Of course there was. Harriet was injured and David was distraught.

Me: Harriet was in a lot of pain. Dreadful.

Nell: They have removed it now so all is well. You need to stop fussing.

Me: I can’t help it. My poor little girl.

Nell: David sang to her last night, you know.

Me: He did?

Nell: It was tuneless of course and done with way too much emotion. I had to cover my ears.

Me: He is filled with so much love for his sister that it just floods out of him. It’s adorable.

Nell: Honestly there you go again. It’s no wonder the puppies are emotional.

Me: They have a close bond. I love that. He didn’t know what to do with himself while she was at the vets.

Nell: I didn’t know what to do with myself while you were at your wretched writing weekend but you didn’t see me tearing my fur out.

Me: Did you miss me, Nell?

Nell: I might have done.

Me: You did. I wonder if you would sing to me if I was injured.

Nell: Stop right now. I’ve told you before. Quit while you are ahead.

Me: Sorry.

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