Me: Where’s Dave?
Nell: In the front garden waiting for Mutley.
Me: But he knows Mutley isn’t coming back, doesn’t he?
Nell: Yes. He says he would still rather wait. Just for now. Just in case.
Me: My darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Leave him be. He will come to terms with it in his own way.
Nell: Now, tomorrow is an important day.
Me: Yes. The book is officially released.
Nell: I know we had a lot of things planned that aren’t happening now for so many reasons, but it is still a very important day.
Nell: Mutley and Charlie live on in your book so we need as many people as we can to read about them.
Me: That’s true.
Nell: Which is why we are asking everyone to help spread the word.
Me: Can we?
Nell: Of course. This is a journey we are all on together.
Me: Yes, and the support we have received from everyone after losing Mutley has been overwhelming. Thank you all so much for your kind words.
Nell: So, when you receive the book, take a photo of yourself reading it with your dog, if you have one.
Me: Or cat, or any animal, really. Flamingos, woodlice. Or none. It’s up to you.
Nell: Then post it across social media on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tagging #conversationswithnell.
Me: How do you do that?
Nell: The Cat says it’s easy. And wherever you’ve ordered it, through Amazon, or somewhere else, please go and leave us a review. Each review helps us to get noticed.
Me: But the most important thing is that we hope you enjoy reading it.
Nell: Of course they are going to enjoy reading it. They helped make it happen.
Me: Yes, they did. Sorry.