Me: It’s Chris and Marvin. How lovely to see them.
Nell: Yes. I was chatting to young Marvin in our WoofsApp group and he sent over these photos from Toronto for us all to see.
Me: It looks really cold there, doesn’t it?
Nell: Yes, it’s very cold in many places. Aphrodite said they were shovelling snow in Athens.
Me: Aphrodite the Goddess of Love?
Nell: No. The Cretan Hound from my Pilates class.
Me: How can that be happening?
Nell: It’s the change in the climate.
Me: I meant is Pilates still allowed?
Nell: It’s all online. Do keep up.
Me: I thought I saw Gladys and the llamas in the field.
Nell: You did. Our Penguin is filming their class outside. Gladys thinks it will lift morale if people can see the countryside and the llamas need space to express themselves.
Me: I see.
Nell: Rupert has provided them all with warm undergarments, so they are perfectly warm.
Me: He is such a kind wolf.
Nell: Yes. I really don’t know what I would have done without Rupert’s support since I lost Charlie. He is a dear friend.
Me: Yes, he is.
Nell: Why are you looking at me like that?
Me: Nothing. Just wondering to myself.
Nell: Well, don’t. Now, today is Pancake Day and this year Manuel is in charge. He has four frying pans on the go and is taking orders. Savoury, or sweet?
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: Lemon juice with a little sprinkling of sugar.
Nell: David is having his with bacon.
Me: No surprises there. I suppose Manuel will be able to toss several pancakes at once with those tentacles.
Nell: You’d still better get in the queue. The larger animals will be joining us soon.
Me: Yes. Sorry.