Nell: I’m glad Alex was able to see David so quickly.
Me: Yes, it was a relief but I hadn’t expected he would need sedation.
Nell: Fortunately he hadn’t had much to eat.
Me: Yes, and Richard operated quickly.
Nell: He tore his dew claw down to the quick. There was nothing else to be done. They had to sedate him to cut it off.
Me: Yes, and he was so brave, Nell. He licked Alex while he was being examined.
Nell: Yes, he is a good brave boy. Now, has he had his antibiotics this morning and a light breakfast?
Me: Yes. He is having a rest and Harriet is watching over him.
Nell: No chewing of the bandage in the night which is excellent.
Me: Yes. We can’t go down to the beach today, Nell.
Nell: I know that. We all went to the beach yesterday so we will be happy with country walks until he can join us.
Me: That’s good. I thought you might be disappointed.
Nell: We are family. David is doing well and is safely home. Nothing else matters. You know that.
Me: Yes, I do. Sorry.