Me: Oh dear. He can’t help himself, Nell. When Tony arrives he just goes wild.
Nell: I know they are best friends but David is a large animal and there are risks involved.
Nell: Notice in the first photo how I wait for Tony to announce himself.
Me: Well, actually he was just saying hello and discussing the weather but yes, you are showing remarkable restraint.
Nell: Exactly, and then look at the second photo to see what happened next.
Me: David heard him open the gate and dashed out to welcome him.
Nell: All discussions were at an end. David monopolised Tony completely.
Me: Actually, we still had a chat, Nell. Tony is ever so good at multitasking.
Nell: We need a new sign. Beware of David. It simply won’t do.
Me: I’m hoping he will grow out of it.
Nell: I don’t think we want David growing at all, thank you. The mere idea.
Me: You are right. Sorry.