Me: It was lovely to see you having special cuddles with Tony. He was worried about you and relieved to see you looking so well.
Nell: Yes, although David tried to claim most of the cuddles for himself as usual.
Me: He can’t help it, Nell. He has an excess of love to give. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Well, I hope he doesn’t behave badly towards Toby the Puppy when we finally meet him.
Me: I think there might be a little jealousy. He struggles a little with sharing Tony’s affections.
Nell: Yes. I’ve already talked to David about that. Tony has enough love to go around. There’s plenty of room for David as well as Toby the Puppy. Who, by the way, actually lives with Tony and Sue.
Me: The trouble is Dave sees Tony as his person and when you see someone as your person then you sort of only want them for yourself.
Nell: Yes, I am aware of that.
Me: I’m your person, aren’t I?
Nell: You are, and so is Kev.
Me: I thought I might be slightly more your person than Kev.
Nell: Good grief. What were we just talking about? You are as bad as David.
Me: If you remember I dreamt about you before I met you so when I finally met you three months later it was clear that it was meant to be.
Nell: Stop right there. I chose you when you came to see us puppies. That’s all you need to know.
Nell: Fortunately Kev wasn’t even there.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: Or, it would have been a difficult decision.
Me: Would you have chosen Kev?
Nell: I’m just teasing you. I would have chosen both of you of course.
Me: Yes. Sorry.