Encouragement and Support

Me: Do you have to watch every mouthful I eat?

Nell: Yes.

Me: It’s unnerving, Nell.

Nell: Don’t be ridiculous.

Me: At least Poppy gets bored after a while but you and Harriet never waver.

Nell: We are Labradors. It is our duty to offer you Encouragement and Support.

Me: To be honest, Nell, I could do without it.

Nell: We’ve had this discussion before. You know you need monitoring and we are willing to do it.

Me: Poppy seems to have recovered from yesterday’s visit to the vet.

Nell: She did well. Especially as she went into battle without a weapon.

Me: Why? Because Gladys had her sword?

Nell: I’m talking about her baguette.

Me: Didn’t she have it with her?

Nell: I’m afraid there was an unfortunate incident on the way to the car.

Me: Oh no.

Nell: David kindly offered to carry the baguette but by the time he got to the car it had gone.

Me: Did a Beefy steal it?

Nell: No. Evidence suggests that David ate it by mistake.

Me: But the car wasn’t even far away.

Nell: He says one minute it was there and the next it wasn’t.

Me: How did Poppy react?

Nell: Not well. When David arrived baguetteless and covered in crumbs she gave him a very hard stare.

Me: Terrifying.

Nell: Yes. All was not lost, however, as fortunately she had a cheese straw behind her ear.

Me: As one does.

Nell: Quite. Anyway, it turns out it wasn’t needed as the vet was very pleased with her and she was able to enjoy it on the way home.

Me: Which is fine as she’s the only one of you not to have put on weight.

Nell: I thought we agreed not to mention that word.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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