Big News

Me: Isn’t Marvin gorgeous?

Nell: Why didn’t you tell me Chris and Shannon were rescuing a puppy?

Me: We were waiting to see if it all went through. He’s from the United States so they drove over to collect him yesterday.

Nell: He’s tiny.

Me: He’s only 9 weeks old. They were 4 days away from losing him.

Nell: But he’s safe now.

Me: Safe and loved.

Nell: David wants to know if he’s still your Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Me: Of course he is.

Nell: Quite. There’s plenty of room in the family.

Me: I wish Shel and Jaime didn’t have to leave.

Nell: You know perfectly well that we’re just one stop on the Sticky Toffee Pudding Tour and they have lots of other friends and family to visit.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Talking of visits, Chris is flying over soon.

Me: Yes, he is.

Nell: And Alice is bringing the children over in October. Their flights are booked.

Me: Yes, it’s so exciting.

Nell: So, shall we address the Great Dane in the corner?

Me: Do you mean the elephant in the room?

Nell: I do not. I want to discuss the subject you’ve been avoiding, not creatures from the jungle.

Me: What subject is that?

Nell: Unwelcome guests.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: In knitted suits.

Me: He feels the cold.

Nell: With winning smiles.

Me: He has a lovely smile.

Nell: Wolves are not supposed to smile. It’s disconcerting.

Me: The thing is. I just couldn’t let Knitwear Wolf eat his cheese sandwich out in the cold and rain. His bread had gone soggy.

Nell: Absolute nonsense. That wolf has been eating fish and chips from the Codfather all week. Freshly caught with mushy peas on the side

Me: Yes. I just wanted to meet him. Sorry.

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