Me: Dave has the right attitude to life, doesn’t he? Just chilling and watching the world go by.
Nell: What are you doing out of bed? Go back upstairs right now.
Me: It’s just earache, Nell.
Nell: You’ve been awake most of the night.
Me: I wanted to be with everyone.
Nell: We can join you later after you’ve had a sleep.
Me: But what about Sunday Songs?
Nell: They’re being broadcast from The Barn.
Nell: You can’t expect the Welsh Corgi Choir to sing in a field in this weather.
Me: Who’s doing the broadcasting?
Me: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation?
Nell: No. The Animals Being Clever network. There aren’t any Australians here as far as I know.
Me: I’ve had a thought.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: Are kangaroos automatically Australian even if they’re born here?
Nell: Certainly not. You don’t think every Bichon Frise speaks French, do you?
Me: Manuel speaks Spanish.
Nell: Manuel is from Barcelona.
Me: I wonder if Marvin still talks like a Texan.
Nell: Chris and Shannon rescued Marvin when he was very young so he sounds Canadian now.
Me: How do you know?
Nell: Marvin and I chat on WoofsApp regularly. He’s part of my young animal mentoring group.
Me: Is Toby?
Nell: Yes. Young Toby is quite a challenge. He’s started changing the tv channels when Tony leaves the room.
Me: How naughty.
Nell: And he keeps stealing Sue’s knitting.
Me: He’s only 7 months.
Nell: His Uncle David still steals socks and he’s 5 in July.
Me: How can my Big Brave Beautiful Boy be nearly 5?
Nell: He has 5 months to change his ways.
Me: I don’t want him to change his ways.
Nell: Don’t complain when he steals your slippers then.
Me: No. Sorry.