Me: It was Marvin’s Gotcha Day yesterday and we missed it. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since Chris and Shannon adopted him.
Nell: Happy Gotcha Yesterday Marvin.
Me: Look at his little teeth. Darling boy. So proud.
Nell: He likes to go with Chris to get his morning coffee in Toronto. Apparently it’s a city sort of thing to do.
Me: We have Babycakes Gillespie and his bagel cart. He sells takeaway coffee too.
Nell: Not in this dreadful rain he doesn’t. I told him to wait until later in the day. The llamas can do without their morning cappuccino.
Me: I thought they liked lattes.
Nell: That’s not the point. Those animals drink far too much coffee and as for the doughnuts. All I can say is it’s lucky they Glide with Gladys every day.
Me: There is something so delicious about a doughnut.
Nell: Oh no you don’t. You’re feeling a lot better now, so your doughnut days are over.
Me: Have you got your binoculars?
Nell: I beg your pardon? Do you think I walk around with a pair of binoculars around my neck?
Me: Dave does.
Nell: David is on duty. He’s bird watching for Sally.
Me: Where is he?
Nell: In the kitchen with Malcolm and Manuel I expect. They’re making sandwiches for lunch and he likes to help with the crusts.
Me: I’m going to get him.
Me: I think there’s a Beefy sitting on our gate wearing a sou’wester hat and a string of pearls.
Nell: That’s ridiculous. Nobody with any fashion sense would wear those two things together.
Me: It’s ever so foggy out there so I might be wrong but what if they are yours?
Nell: Mine? Get David now before it flies away.
Me: Yes. Sorry.