Don’t walk away from your food

Nell: Did you see the mess David made of his morning carrot?

Me: Yes. He tidies it up later, though.

Nell: We have the Flamingo Ball coming up. Imagine if they serve carrots.

Me: I don’t think it’s that likely.

Nell: At least the twins are good at keeping their bowls clean.

Me: And everyone else’s.

Nell: A tidy bowl is a tidy mind.

Me: Yes, but sometimes I wish you three wouldn’t hover.

Nell: Hover?

Me: Yes. You gobble your food down and then you hover over Poppy and Mutley.

Nell: Gobble? Labradors take their food seriously. When we eat, we do so. With gusto. None of that annoying terrier “pausing to look around before continuing” attitude.

Me: It can be annoying but it’s actually healthier.

Nell: Do you know The Cat actually walks away from its food?

Me: I know.

Nell: And it expects it to be there when it gets back and is horrified when it’s gone.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Ridiculous. Everyone knows: “You leave it. You lose it.”

Me: I know that’s the way you see it, Nell.

Nell: It’s the only way. Do you think customers at the cafe are going to order a scone, eat half, go shopping and expect to find it there when they come back?

Me: Of course not.

Nell: I rest my case. Don’t walk away from your food.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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