Me: Mutley is on the stairs again.
Nell: Yes. He is waiting for Chris.
Me: He’s got a perfectly comfortable bed.
Nell: He is choosing to wait there as he has an excellent overview and the twinkly lights keep him alert.
Me: He doesn’t have to be alert. He can rest. We will let him know when Chris has arrived.
Nell: In yesterday’s comfortable chat he pointed out than when one is deaf, life can pass one by. Sometimes he sleeps through important events.
Me: I didn’t know you had a comfortable chat.
Nell: Yes. Every evening. The family need their routine. Morning thoughts with the puppies and a comfortable chat with Mutley. Poppy dips in and out of both depending on her schedule.
Me: What if you are away?
Nell: If I am travelling I use the iBone and we WoofsApp. At home I just sit close by and use my commanding voice so he can hear.
Me: You have an excellent commanding voice.
Nell: Yes. When I was at drama school I was complimented on my diction and projection.
Me: I can see you on the stage.
Nell: Yes. My Lady Macbeth was renowned.
Me: I’m sure it was.
Nell: So, has he landed?
Me: He will text me.
Nell: Yes, but I know perfectly well that you have been tracking him on your iBone so just have a look.
Me: You told me not to.
Nell: A Labrador’s mind is open to change if offered the right biscuit.
Me: You’ve just had a large breakfast.
Nell: Good grief. It was a metaphor. Just check if he has landed, please, so I can get Mutley off the stairs.
Me: Chris just landed. Thank goodness.
Nell: Excellent. Now you can stop staring at your phone and join Mutley and I by the fire. He will be home soon.
Me: Yes. Sorry.