Me: What are you three doing?
Nell: We are playing Sliding off the Bed. David always wins. I don’t know why I bother.
Me: Clever Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: There is nothing clever about it. He just stretches out and slides off. Harriet and I have to wriggle.
Me: You look more asleep than wriggly to me. At least Harriet is trying.
Nell: Why are you interrupting our game anyway ? You seem excited.
Me: I’ve got something to show you. Look at these photos.
Nell: Who is that small fluffy creature?
Me: It’s Hattie Button.
Nell: Hattie Button? Is she one of the Barnstaple Buttons?
Me: I don’t think so.
Nell: She looks very young and very curly.
Me: Yes. She’s a chocolate cockapoo. She is only 8 weeks old.
Nell: You haven’t done anything silly have you? We really don’t have any room.
Me: No. She belongs to my sister Alex.
Nell: Dogs never just belong. We choose. Do keep up. Belonging works both ways. I’ve told you this before.
Me: Yes. You are right. Anyway, Hattie Button is your new little cousin.
Nell: Another youngster in the family and a chocolate one, too. Harriet is going to be delighted.
Me: Yes, bless her.
Nell: Have you put that interview with the American lady on our page yet?
Me: Kev helped me make a YouChewed channel so I’ll post the link to it later.
Nell: Good. Now, I would steer clear of Poppy this morning.
Me: Did Dave make another mistake?
Nell: David is involved and so is bacon, but not in the usual way.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: David’s clients have eaten all our bacon. Poppy is rushed off her paws.
Me: I only had one sandwich. And it did help.
Nell: You did?
Me: Yes. Sorry.