Me; Wasn’t it priceless when Dave realised Tony could come through the outside gate again?
Nell: Yes. Harriet and I knew it was Tony at the door and got there first.
Me: You were all so excited.
Nell: We haven’t been able to see him for a few weeks because of isolating.
Me: Yes. Dave did a double take and then leapt into Tony’s arms.
Nell: I’m glad Tony was expecting it. David is not the lightest of creatures.
Me: It wasn’t the same greeting him over the gate, was it?
Nell: There’s nothing like a real cuddle.
Me: Yes. I wonder when I’m going to be able to do that with Alice and Chris again. Not to mention Jonathan and Faye.
Nell: You need to get well first and restrictions from Canada need to be lifted.
Me: Yes. I know. It’s just been so long, Nell.
Nell: You are not the only one. The main thing is everyone stays safe.
Me: Yes, it is.
Nell: Now, Harriet was sick again after eating yesterday. Even though it was only rice.
Me: I know. I’m worried about her.
Nell: Kev is waiting to see how she copes with a light breakfast but if she is sick again he is taking her to see the vet.
Me: Yes. My poor darling girl. At least she wasn’t ill in the night.
Nell: She needs to know that sleeping on your bed is only for poorly animals.
Me: And Poppy.
Nell: Poppy has special privileges. Everyone knows that.
Me: The fish stew was delicious, by the way.
Nell: I wouldn’t know. We had bacon sandwiches.
Me: I hope Poppy wasn’t annoyed.
Nell: She made them. She wasn’t going to let us go hungry. It’s back to Sunday roasts next week.
Me: Of course. Sorry.