Me: Well, I think the puppies could ask for a bounce on next door’s trampoline.
Nell: There will be no trampolining so they can stop gazing out of the window at it.
Me: You are mean.
Nell: David always gets carried away. Don’t you remember last time?
Nell: David bounced Poppy and Gladys right up into the sky.
Me: They loved it.
Nell: Both puppies have a lot to think about and it’s not trampolining.
Me: What is it then?
Nell: If you must know we were discussing ‘Think Twice’ at Morning Thoughts. David in particular struggles with the concept.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: He and Harriet are taking today to do some Careful Considering.
Me: But it’s Sunday.
Nell: Sunday is a day of rest and contemplation.
Me: Not when it starts with show tunes from the Welsh corgi choir.
Nell: I know ‘Hello Dolly’ isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but you must admit the hats were excellent.
Me: I noticed Lady Anwen was there with Knitwear Wolf.
Nell: Yes. She wants him to visit Buckingham Palace.
Me: Does she now?
Nell: Yes. And she suggested he takes David.
Me: Dave would love it. He’s got a top hat.
Nell: All I can say is ‘Think Twice’. If he hasn’t mastered that he shouldn’t be meeting royalty.
Me: The thing is, Nell. I don’t think he ever will.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Some of us are impulsive by nature and I don’t want my Big Brave Beautiful Boy to change.
Nell: It’s not often that I say this, but you might be right.
Nell: Shall we see if next door will let the puppies bounce on their trampoline?
Me: Will you be joining them?
Nell: Enough. Quit while you’re ahead.
Me: Yes. Sorry.