Me: Dave is never going to win Cheeky Animals.
Nell: David has an honest open nature.
Me: He can’t resist sticking his tongue out even though he knows I’m watching.
Nell: I think he enjoys you winning more than he minds losing.
Me: Yes. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He walked straight past his bowl to come and upstairs and greet you this morning.
Me: He did?
Nell: It was his second breakfast, but still quite impressive.
Me: A full bowl means everything to a Labrador.
Nell: It does.
Me: I have a joke for you.
Nell: Oh dear.
Me: A Labrador bumps into a Genie.
Nell: Was it David?
Me: It might have been.
Nell: David often bumps into people.
Me: So Dave bumps into a Genie and the Genie gives him three wishes.
Nell: I’m surprised he didn’t get a telling off. Genies can be rather tetchy.
Me: Anyway, the Genie asks Dave for his first wish and after a little bit of thought…
Nell: David doesn’t like to linger.
Me: Dave says he would like a bowl of food that keeps on refilling once it was empty.
Nell: That’s an excellent idea. Well done, David.
Me: Yes. The Genie agrees and the bowl appears. Dave starts eating and sure enough the bowl refills every time.
Me: So the Genie asks Dave for his other two wishes.
Nell: I can’t wait to hear this.
Me: And Dave says, ‘I’ll have another couple of those bowls, please.’
Me: Isn’t that hilarious?
Nell: He’s wasted his wishes.
Me: I know.
Nell: I need a word with him right now.
Me: But it didn’t really happen, Nell. It was only a joke.
Nell: Oh yes. It just sounded like something David would do.
Me: Yes. Sorry.