Me: Birds are amazing little things, aren’t they?
Nell: Are they?
Me: Yes, it was so hot yesterday that nobody could do much at all but they all carried on.
Nell: They certainly did. The noise.
Me: They were having fun enjoying the sunshine.
Nell: David lay outside briefly.
Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: I called him inside as we dogs can overheat very quickly.
Me: That’s true. You need to make sure you keep cool and drink plenty of water.
Nell: We do. I’m not sure why you found the birds so impressive.
Me: I was amazed at how busy they were. Chirping and splashing in the bird bath. Robin was in fine form. He followed me everywhere.
Nell: You know there’s more than one of him.
Me: Yes, but it was definitely Rob. We were chatting. He’s an excellent listener.
Nell: Good for him.
Me: And I managed to take a photo of a little bird with a feather in its mouth flying up to the roof.
Nell: You’re not this excited when David takes a tea towel.
Me: Of course I’m not. That’s stealing. He knows he’s not allowed and he still does it.
Nell: That bird stole a feather.
Me: It was a white feather.
Nell: Ah, well that is different. White feathers are messages from loved ones.
Me: Yes, they are.
Nell: I can see that might have more significance than a tea towel. Now, you know it’s the puppies’ birthday tomorrow?
Me: Yes. They will be 5.
Nell: Sally is going to surprise David.
Me: She’s not jumping out of a cake, is she? Only I’m not sure he should be startled in this heat.
Nell: It’s just a surprise visit. Nobody is jumping out of anything, I hope.
Me: Yes. Sorry.