Me: Wasn’t it good to be back on our beach?
Nell: We were there unofficially, of course. We lost our way and suddenly found ourselves there.
Me: No. There wasn’t anyone there so we just walked round from the dog side to remind ourselves.
Nell: Honestly. I despair of you sometimes.
Me: Soon we will be able to go there all the time.
Nell: Yes, but not until October.
Me: Of course not.
Me: I found Henry in the upstairs bathroom.
Nell: He probably hitched a lift with David.
Me: He was moving really fast. Literally speeding.
Nell: He is working on his fitness. We all are. You need to do 10,000 steps a day.
Me: Henry is a woodlouse. He can’t step.
Nell: Henry has 14 legs. He can outstep us all.
Me: Gosh. 10,000 steps is an awful lot, though.
Nell: It’s a sensible goal. I recommend wearing a pawdometer.
Me: Henry can’t wear one of those.
Nell: Of course he can’t. He has a Bark watch.
Me: You mean a Smart watch.
Nell: I do not. David gave it to him for his birthday.
Me: It’s a funny thing Nell, but I thought I smelt bacon this morning.
Me: You didn’t have bacon sandwiches for breakfast, did you?
Nell: What makes you think that?
Me: Dave is walking around covered in sauce with a smile on his face.
Nell: When isn’t David covered in sauce?
Me: In fact you are looking quite chirpy yourself and Mutley was whistling.
Nell: If you are picking on the optimistic, start with that wolf. Who wears yellow on a Friday?
Me: Nice try. Next time you make bacon sandwiches save one for me.
Nell: We did. But try and be a little discreet please.
Me: Yes. Sorry.