Me: Cheeky Animal. I won.
Nell: I’m afraid David is always getting caught. He does everything with his whole self. He simply can’t do otherwise.
Me: That’s why he is my Big Brave Beautiful Boy. All 47kg of him.
Nell: You know Emily the Vet says Harriet needs to lose weight.
Me: Really? But she only weighs 27kg.
Nell: According to Kev, Emily would like her to weigh 23kg.
Me: She’ll waste away. She’s only a slip of a thing. Goodness only knows what Emily is going to say about you and Poppy when you go next week.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Well, you are definitely rounder than Harriet.
Nell: Rounder? Poppy and I are curvaceous and we are also ladies of a certain age.
Me: Aren’t we all?
Nell: Exactly. All I can say is I shan’t be giving up scones any time soon.
Me: Especially during a pandemic.
Nell: Quite. In fact Poppy is baking a lemon drizzle cake as we speak.
Me: Are we expecting guests?
Nell: No. It’s Saturday. One has to have cake on a Saturday.
Me: I had a lovely message from someone who had just finished listening to the audio book. She said she and her dogs enjoyed it tremendously.
Nell: That’s nice. Have you told everyone it is out on Audible now?
Me: Yes. I hope people will want to get it.
Nell: I’m sure they will. It’s just the thing to listen to during these difficult times.
Me: Especially in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake.
Nell: Or a scone.
Me: I suppose we could consider a bowl of fruit instead.
Nell: A bowl of fruit? On a grey Saturday? In January? During lockdown?
Me: No. Of course not. Sorry.