Marvin is on holiday

Me: You look happy. Have you had two breakfasts again?

Nell: Very droll. A dippy egg with soldiers and a nice cup of Earl Grey was quite sufficient thank you.

Me: So what’s made you smile?

Nell: I’ve just heard from young Marvin in Canada.

Me: I thought he was on holiday at the lake with Chris and Shannon.

Nell: He is. He sent us some photos on WoofsApp.

Me: Oh look. It’s Rhubarb the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog.

Nell: Yes. David was especially delighted to see her.

Me: Was he now?

Nell: Stop that. David and Rhu are just friends. He has something of the mountain dog about him, doesn’t he?

Me: Yes. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: Marvin says he is learning to swim.

Me: Dear pup. Look at his little face staring out of the window.

Nell: Yes. It is certainly a very beautiful place.

Me: I would be staring out of the window all the time if I was there.

Nell: I know you would.

Me: One of the best swims I ever had was in a Canadian lake. The water was like velvet.

Nell: Talking of velvet. Have you seen Gladys this morning?

Me: I saw her at her Glide with Gladys class earlier.

Nell: What was she wearing?

Me: Lycra.

Nell: Well, she’s dressed nose to paw in velvet now.

Me: Why?

Nell: That’s exactly what I said. Velvet is most unsuitable for summer. The Cat is behind this. Mark my paws.

Me: What did she say?

Nell: ‘One must Dress to Impress, Nell.’

Me: Impress who?

Nell: That’s exactly what I said. She just tapped her nose with her satin glove.

Me: Satin glove? Crikey.

Nell: Crikey? You do know this is 2020 and you’re not Australian, don’t you?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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