Me: Look at you all cuddling with Kev.
Nell: Yes. We came to an important decision at Morning Thoughts today.
Me: I’m all ears.
Nell: Don’t be silly. You’re not a rabbit.
Me: Never mind. What decision?
Nell: Sundays are now officially Cuddle Days.
Me: Good. There is nothing like a good cuddle. Especially when it’s cold and frosty outside.
Nell: I would like to point out that Cuddle Days are not exclusive to Sundays, however. They can also be on other days, if required.
Me: That’s a relief. It would be wrong to limit them.
Nell: If an animal is feeling a little low, for instance, or in need of support, then a cuddle is appropriate.
Nell: There are many varieties of cuddles. Happy ones. Sad ones. Fierce ones.
Me: I’m not sure I like the idea of Fierce ones.
Nell: Fierce ones can be used when someone needs to calm down. You can also sit on them, of course. That usually does the trick.
Me: Dave is good at that.
Nell: Cuddles can be given by anyone.
Me: Including me?
Nell: Yes, it is one of your skills.
Me: I feel a certain degree of portliness helps.
Nell: Haven’t I asked you not to mention the word portly?
Me: My mistake.
Nell: Even large beasts can give and require cuddles.
Me: Dave loves them.
Nell: David is one of our top cuddlers. He needs to practice Waiting to be Asked, however.
Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy is just affectionate.
Nell: Not everyone wants a cuddle. Lady Anwen was quite taken aback.
Me: So was the delivery man.
Me: Why aren’t you in that photo, by the way? You love cuddles from Kev.
Nell: Who do you think took it?
Me: Of course. Sorry.