Me: Look at your adorable sandy faces.
Nell: Yes. It certainly made Charlie smile.
Me: The perfect way to lift the Monday blues is to see happy sandy dogs.
Nell: It was an extremely enjoyable walk.
Me: And everybody came. Fortunately the beach was empty as the sight of seven dogs, a cat, a flamingo and a turkey might have drawn attention.
Nell: I can’t think why. You see all sorts on the beach.
Me: True. I’m glad Charlie was able to join us.
Nell: We are treasuring each moment.
Me: I know.
Nell: Now, we have been discussing hats for the Easter Parade.
Me: What Easter Parade?
Nell: It’s on Easter Sunday. Do keep up.
Me: I didn’t know.
Nell: The Cat feels we should go big and bold this year and I am inclined to agree.
Me: I’m not sure big and bold is quite me.
Nell: Poppy wants to go as the Easter Terrier but that’s far too scary.
Me: The Easter Terrier?
Nell: I told you about this last year. Easter is a particularly dangerous time for dogs because of all the chocolate.
Me: Yes, it is.
Nell: So the Easter Terrier protects us all by boxing the Easter Bunny’s ears if it gets too close.
Nell: David wants to play the Easter Bunny. He thinks fighting with Poppy would be fun. Foolish animal. Poppy is a black belt.
Me: It would certainly be exciting.
Nell: It’s not happening. Now, what about you?
Me: I could wear my all encasing hat.
Nell: It is about celebrating not keeping your ears warm. Good grief.
Me: Yes. Sorry.