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.
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.