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.
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.
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.