Me: You’re a bunch of slugabeds this morning?
Nell: It’s Sunday. Everyone is entitled to a lie in.
Me: I suppose so. Did you have breakfast?
Nell: Of course we did. Sunday is bacon sandwiches day. Why do you think we’re so tired?
Me: Silly me.
Nell: You shouldn’t take photos when we’re asleep.
Me: You weren’t asleep.
Nell: The others were.
Me: Poppy hasn’t allowed Dave much of the dog bed.
Nell: She got there first so David can only sleep up to the green toy.
Me: That’s a bit mean, Nell.
Nell: Poppy likes her space. Now, I was talking to Harriet at Morning Thoughts.
Me: What about?
Nell: Jim the Farm Dog
Me: That’s an awfully delicate subject, Nell.
Nell: Rumour has it that Jim the Farm Dog has been approached to appear on Strictly as a celebrity contestant.
Me: Who is Rumour? The Cat?
Nell: No. My friend Dorothy, if you must know. She heard it from a Beagle.
Me: Why should we believe him?
Nell: He’s a lead reporter at the Daily Growl.
Me: Fair enough. How is Jim a celebrity?
Nell: His performance in ‘West Side Story’ was much acclaimed.
Me: Oh yes. He played Tony and Harriet was Maria.
Nell: There is a problem, however.
Me: Oh no.
Nell: Jim was approached by Juanita.
Nell: She wants to be his professional partner.
Me: I hope he said no.
Nell: It’s not up to him.
Me: What can we do?
Nell: Harriet must fight back.
Nell: Beauregard is going to approach her later.
Nell: He is going to be Harriet’s professional partner.
Me: But she isn’t a contestant and it’s not her decision.
Nell: Just watch this space. Nobody is putting Harriet in a corner.
Me: Yes. Sorry.