Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Yes, but which is the best photo?
Me: I like all three of them. Why?
Nell: David has been shortlisted by the Daily Growl for Handsome Hound 2020.
Me: Oh my goodness. How exciting? Who decides?
Nell: I think the readers eventually vote for the winner, but I’m not sure.
Me: He must be in with a chance.
Nell: Of course he is, or he wouldn’t have been nominated. He needs to choose a photo and wants our help. So is it 1, 2 or 3?
Me: I don’t know. I need to think about it.
Nell: The Cat says 3 because he has a distinguished profile but I am leaning more towards 2 myself.
Me: Although 1 has his darling damp nose and frowny face.
Nell: Good grief. Would you listen to yourself?
Me: Well, I have to say we needed something like this, Nell. Something positive.
Nell: Yes, I agree.
Me: Dave must be very excited.
Nell: He is. It will be interesting to find out who the others are.
Me: Yes. Knitwear Wolf is extremely handsome.
Nell: There’s only one problem?
Me: Not the cardigans? He wears them with such style.
Nell: No. He’s a wolf. What’s that awful barking outside? It sounds like someone has twisted their ankle. I hope Gladys hasn’t been bouncing on next door’s trampoline again.
Me: Shall I see who it is?
Nell: Yes, but maintain social distance if it’s not one of the household, please.
Me: I will.
Nell: Well, what’s going on?
Me: I know this is going to sound a little unlikely, even for us, but there’s a seal outside barking.
Nell: Very funny. I expect it’s wearing a crown.
Me: No, a rather fetching wig actually, and it’s called Princess. Sorry.