Me: Look at your beautiful eyes.
Nell: Thank you.
Me: You are such a lovely dog.
Nell: You know you are only going away for one night. No need to get sentimental.
Nell: Actually Charlie was rather taken with this photo too.
Me: Was he now?
Nell: Yes. He texted me after he saw it.
Me: Romance is definitely in the air then?
Nell: I certainly hope so as you are off to a wedding.
Me: I meant you and Charlie.
Nell: We shall see.
Me: Have you forgiven Dave?
Nell: Yes, of course. I’ve been helping him with his audition for West Side Story. A Puerto Rican accent is not easy.
Me: Will he have to dance?
Nell: Yes. I’m leaving that to Poppy. I am more of a ballroom girl myself.
Me: I didn’t know you danced.
Nell: Oh yes. The BBC approach me every year to join Strictly.
Me: As a celebrity?
Nell: No, of course not, as a professional. My partner Anton du Bark and I are extremely well known.
Me: I didn’t know.
Nell: Yes. Anton is one of those lithe whippets. Very light on his paws.
Nell: Anyway, you has better get going. Give the bride and groom my love and try and behave.
Me: No dancing on the tables?
Nell: The mere idea. Now drive carefully please.
Me: Yes. Sorry.