Me: Look at Little Marvin. Hasn’t he grown?
Nell: He’s turning into a very handsome pup.
Me: It’s been rather cold in Toronto recently so I hope he’s keeping warm.
Nell: We can ask Knitwear Wolf to send over some soft pullovers from his new Pupwear line.
Me: I didn’t know he had one.
Nell: Oh yes. He and The Cat are holding auditions as we speak.
Nell: After the Face of Birdberry fiasco, they have decided to find the Face of Pupwear.
Me: Has the Face of Birdberry been chosen?
Nell: Yes. The wretched Beefies decided on a peacock. I mean have you ever seen a peacock in a trench coat?
Me: Not yet.
Nell: It doesn’t work. Peacocks can model necklaces, or even hats, but not coats.
Nell: Feathers, of course. The whole point of a peacock is its feathers. You don’t cover them up.
Me: I expect it looks good in scarves, and I can definitely see a peacock with a handbag.
Nell: Anyway, Rupert and The Cat are out looking for puppies as we speak.
Me: What about Marvin? Or Tony’s Little Ollie?
Nell: Marvin is in Canada and Little Ollie is more Big Ollie nowadays. I think they are looking for someone smaller.
Me: Well, there’s definitely no chance for my Big Brave Beautiful Boy then. Even though he has supermodel looks.
Nell: If you are referring to David, he is more than busy keeping an eye on his sister.
Me: Is Harriet still taking notes?
Nell: Yes. Spying in a beret and sunglasses. The silly animal has taken it too far, as usual.
Me: I bet she looks awfully stylish in them, though.
Nell: No. David is the one wearing the beret and sunglasses. Not Harriet.
Me: I see. Sorry.