Me: How handsome is Dave? I’m glad he got his hat back from Arctic Bob. It didn’t look the same on a walrus.
Nell: David can carry off a top hat and so can Rupert. Some animals can and some really shouldn’t.
Me: Did you see Myfanwy’s ballgown? Pale pink with little stars. Gorgeous.
Nell: Costumes aren’t everything.
Me: They are quite a lot, though, Nell. Especially on Strictly.
Nell: Let’s wait and see how the dancing goes, shall we? Although she is in safe paws with Rupert. It’s the Viennese Waltz and he is the ballroom king.
Me: Do wolves have paws, or feet?
Nell: Both. Wolves have extremely large paws with long arched toes and they also have webbed feet.
Me: I didn’t know that.
Nell: Well, you do now.
Me: I’m not sure Poppy likes her dress very much. She’s more of a trouser suit type.
Nell: She can’t be the lead all the time. Stephen Seagull has to have a go now and again.
Me: He can’t wear a dress.
Nell: Of course he can’t.
Me: Unless he wants to, of course. We mustn’t be judgemental.
Nell: Yes, we must. I’m the head judge, in case you’ve forgotten.
Me: Never mind. I know what I mean.
Nell: Poppy looks lovely in her dress. I don’t know why she’s complaining.
Me: She’s wearing boots underneath it.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: And she’s frying bacon.
Nell: It’s Saturday. Weekends mean bacon sandwiches.
Me: But should she be wearing a ballgown in the kitchen? The Cat will have a fit.
Nell: Is she wearing her long apron over it?
Nell: Tied around the middle?
Nell: Well then. If David doesn’t get his bacon sandwiches he’s never going to be able to perform.
Me: No. Sorry.