Me: Look at Dave and Tony the Postman. They are so sweet together.
Nell: Yes. Although The Cat is a little annoyed.
Nell: Not entirely. David was in the middle of a fitting for a winter waistcoat when he heard Tony’s van arrive.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: So he just leapt up and rushed out to greet him. There were sequins everywhere.
Me: I’m not sure sequins belong on a winter waistcoat.
Nell: We are talking about The Cat here. Gladys has sequins on her bathing cap.
Me: I didn’t know she wore one.
Nell: It’s a ridiculous thing but The Cat says it makes her look more streamlined when she’s wearing her wetsuit.
Me: Was The Cat very angry with Dave?
Nell: You know David. No one can ever be angry with him for long.
Me: I know. When he gives you that sad little look you just can’t stay cross.
Nell: Ah yes. David is the master of the “I’m awfully sorry I don’t know how it happened” look.
Me: He is.
Nell: Harriet has more of a wide eyed innocent “Who me?” look.
Nell: By the way David wants to audition for Tony’s sea shanty crew.
Me: The “Old Gaffers”?
Nell: Don’t be so rude.
Me: No. That’s their name. They perform all over the place. They even have a Facebook page.
Nell: Anyway, David seems to think he would fit in perfectly. I hope Tony lets him down gently.
Me: You never know, Nell.
Nell: Firstly David is not even remotely old, secondly he is a Labrador.
Me: He could be their salty sea dog.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: I can see him now in navy blue with a little sequinned hat on his head singing his heart out. People would love it.
Nell: Just stop. You are getting carried away again.
Me: Yes. Sorry.