Nell: Would you kindly stop photographing our training session?
Me: You’re not training. You’re sitting in a field catching biscuits.
Nell: Haven’t you noticed all the Agility Apparatus surrounding us?
Me: You never use it, Nell. You just walk around it.
Nell: That’s still using it.
Me: Not really.
Nell: It’s just a question of changing your mindset.
Me: Is it?
Nell: Of course. Now, everyone needs to increase their fitness levels.
Me: I can’t argue with that.
Nell: The last few months have been a little too sluggish, especially for some.
Me: I had Covid, Nell.
Nell: Yes, I’m aware of that, but now the time has come to put Sluggishness aside.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: And embrace Exuberance.
Me: Exuberance? I don’t think I can manage that yet. Can’t I just be mildly enthusiastic?
Nell: No. You have to Seize the Day.
Me: Have you been drinking espressos with The Cat?
Nell: No, I might have had a cappuccino with Babycakes Gillespie, but it was decaf.
Me: Well, Chloe is going to be very impressed with you when she sees you later.
Nell: Yes. A light massage, a little lasering and some hydrotherapy is exactly what I need.
Me: Don’t just float, Nell. Because I know that’s what you do when you get tired.
Nell: I do not. I merely lift my paws briefly and meditate.
Me: If that’s what you want to call it.
Nell: So, how about a few laps around the field?
Me: You’re not expecting me to run, are you?
Nell: No, a brisk walk will do.
Me: Are you going to join me? Or are your laps going to be out of the water bowl? See what I did there?
Nell: Just start walking and remember to swing your arms.
Me: Yes. Sorry.