Mirror Images

Me: Look at Poppy and Harriet.

Nell: Why? They’re just having a rest in Kev’s studio. It’s Saturday and it’s been a busy week.

Me: Yes, but look at them.

Nell: They’re sharing the studio dog bed. We all do. Everybody knows the studio bed is for sharing.

Me: Yes, but look. They’re mirror images of each other.

Nell: I worry about you sometimes. Poppy is a small terrier and Harriet is a chocolate Labrador. How can they possibly be mirror images of each other?

Me: Well, Harriet is on the small side. She’s half the size of Dave.

Nell: Don’t bring David into it. Even vets are taken aback at the size of David.

Me: Yes. He’s such a handsome hound.

Nell: Anyway, the girls are simply lying in a similar way. They’re not going to wake up and say ‘Gosh. It’s like looking in a mirror.’

Me: I don’t think Poppy would ever say ‘Gosh’. She’s more of a ‘Crikey’ or ‘Blimey’ type.

Nell: You know exactly what I mean. Did you read that article in Barking Weekly, by the way?

Me: No.

Nell: It’s an in depth interview with David about the false accusations and Benjamin’s bravery.

Me: I must read it.

Nell: The Daily Growl has reinstated David as their agony uncle and an official apology has been made. Stephen Seagull was unavailable for comment.

Me: The cowardly custard. Telling tall tales about my Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: Calm down. David is far too busy to care. Have you seen the queue outside his consulting room?

Me: I expect it’s the free cuddles. They are what keep us all going during this difficult time and Dave’s are the best.

Nell: Who said they were free? He’s being paid in bacon.

Me: I didn’t know. Sorry.

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