Me: You and Dave were certainly enjoying your cuddles with Tony.
Nell: David is a little exuberant.
Me: I adore the last photo where your little head is peeking out underneath him.
Nell: I like my back scratched and moving under David was the only way.
Me: Tony and Sue have had their second vaccinations too, by the way.
Nell: Yes. It’s a great relief to us all.
Me: It really is. Chris had his first vaccination on Monday and Shannon had hers the week before. Now we need Alice and Andre to get theirs. I just want everyone to be safe.
Nell: Of course you do. How are you and Kev feeling today?
Me: A bit tired. Thank you for letting us sleep longer. It was wonderful.
Nell: Our pleasure. We discussed it in Morning Thoughts yesterday and we all agreed to wear socks. I’m surprised you didn’t notice. Knitwear Wolf made sure everyone was well equipped, even Henry and Horst.
Me: Socks? Why?
Nell: Quiet Feet are essential if people are trying to sleep. Everyone knows that.
Me: It’s not your feet that wake me up, Nell, it’s the barking.
Nell: We know. It’s been Whispering Only in this house since yesterday. Didn’t you see the signs?
Me: What signs?
Nell: Timothy made them while you and Kev were out. He is a most artistic turkey. The Labrador with raised paw to mouth is really effective.
Me: I wondered why you were all so quiet when we got home.
Nell: David wasn’t quiet while you were away. He kept asking when you were coming home every five minutes.
Me: Bless him. But there is no need to whisper now, Nell.
Nell: Keep that to yourself. Let’s just enjoy the peace and quiet a little longer.
Me: Yes. Sorry.