Me: It’s all about looking through windows today, isn’t it?
Nell: Yes. It’s the puppies’ favourite spot next to your desk.
Me: I am watching the sun rise over the sea on the Isle of Wight.
Nell: And they are watching the garden gate for when you come home.
Me: I won’t be back until late afternoon.
Nell: They can sit quietly for a while. It helps them gather their thoughts.
Me: Yes, I know what you mean.
Nell: How did it go yesterday?
Me: It was a beautiful service. The church was full. He was greatly loved.
Nell: As are you.
Me: Thank you.
Nell: An emotional day I am sure.
Me: Yes, I’m glad I went, but now I need to come home.
Nell: You certainly do. We have some difficult decisions to make about the choice of boot for the visit to the Palace.
Me: We do?
Nell: Yes. Are sturdy boots acceptable? The larger animals cannot be expected to wear a light boot. They need support.
Me: I think sturdy is fine as long as they’re clean. They can’t wear muddy boots.
Nell: I agree. Unfortunately the boot problem continues.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Mutley wants to wear his fur lined Ugg boots.
Me: I didn’t know he had any.
Nell: They are for cold days. Personally, I don’t think one should meet the Queen in Ugg boots.
Me: She won’t mind. She wears wellington boots herself.
Nell: Not to afternoon tea.
Me: But Mutley is of a certain age. He needs warm paws.
Nell: True. I’m going to have to go now as the horse box is arriving. I’ll see you at the station later.
Me: The horse box?
Nell: Yes. The larger animals won’t fit in the minibus. Do keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.