Nell: David was given a biscuit.
Me: It was just one biscuit, Nell. Kev said he waited for it really nicely.
Nell: I waited for it really nicely too.
Me: You’ll get the next one, I expect.
Nell: There is only so much Waiting a Labrador can do.
Me: But you Labradors are excellent at Waiting. Poppy has no patience at all.
Nell: Poppy is far too busy to wait for anything.
Me: Waiting isn’t part of her vocabulary.
Nell: She shouted, ‘Chop chop’ at Malcolm during breakfast service this morning and he diced the bacon.
Me: Oh no. Could it still go in sandwiches?
Nell: No. He and Manuel had to make omelettes instead.
Me: I expect they were delicious.
Nell: They were when we finally got them.
Me: Omelettes take time to prepare, Nell.
Nell: Yes, there was an awful lot of Waiting involved and the queue went right out into the garden.
Me: Lucky you are so good at it then.
Nell: Just because one is good at something does not mean one enjoys it.
Nell: The larger animals’ tummies were rumbling so loudly I couldn’t hear the news on the radio.
Me: You need Bluetooth headphones like Kev.
Nell: I don’t want to listen to tummies rumbling through headphones, thank you very much. It was quite loud enough without them.
Me: Never mind. Why did you want to listen to the news?
Nell: The Cat was being interviewed about the lion in the orchard.
Me: Has it seen it again?
Nell: Yes. Sitting in a tree would you believe?
Me: Isn’t that more of a tiger thing to do? Maybe it was Beauregard? Was The Cat wearing glasses?
Nell: Certainly not. The Cat only needs glasses for reading. Do keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.