The tired dragon

Me: The dragon looks a bit tired today.

Nell: David gave an excellent performance I must say. He showed a great deal of promise and was discussing acting with Kev this morning.

Me: Do you think Dave wants to pursue it as a career?

Nell: It’s far too early to say. This was his first public performance. Don’t get ahead of yourself.

Me: Yes. It’s a shame you didn’t take any photos.

Nell: We did, but I had to give the Daily Growl an exclusive.

Me: The Daily Growl?

Nell: Dreadful paper, but they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Me: I see.

Nell: Still, we should get a good review in Barking Weekly so that’s something. The Jack Russell they sent seemed impressed.

Me: Poppy is still a little over excited. I can’t get her to give back the sword.

Nell: Fame has gone to her head. Terriers get carried away unlike labradors. We are more grounded.

Me: Yes.

Nell: And the next time we perform could you show a little more restraint, please?

Me: I was enjoying it.

Nell: Booing the dragon and shouting out “He’s behind you!” It wasn’t a pantomime you know.

Me: Yes, sorry.

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