Nell: Well, that was an eventful day.
Me: And Poppy was the star.
Nell: In so many ways.
Me: Dave won’t stop talking about Poppy’s amazing Paddling Pool Trick. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Poppy had a paddle and jumped out. I don’t understand what was so amazing about that.
Me: Neither do I, but Dave loved it. He watched her every move and then stood there for ages just gazing at the empty pool in wonderment.
Nell: He saw her jump out.
Me: We all did.
Nell: Personally, I thought the llama lassoing was far more impressive.
Me: I’m not sure the llamas would agree. Was Alejandro supposed to be lassoed?
Nell: Llamas and alpacas are easily confused.
Me: Alejandro was definitely confused when the rope went round his neck.
Nell: I meant people mix them up.
Me: Poppy doesn’t.
Nell: No. She can get carried away, however. Why else lasso a corgi?
Me: I was glad I was watching from far away. I don’t think anyone was safe.
Nell: At least it made your sisters laugh.
Me: Yes, and the cake was delicious.
Nell: Now, what’s your opinion on Yorkshire Puddings?
Me: Love them.
Nell: Is two per animal enough?
Me: Dave might need four and Henry and Horst might not even manage one between them.
Nell: Henry and Horst are dining on leaf salad with the other insects.
Me: Two should do then with extras just in case.
Nell: In case of what?
Nell: Where’s your heart?
Me: On my sleeve?
Nell: I shall ignore that. We’re all wearing hearts to Sunday Songs in celebration of David and Sally’s engagement.
Me: I wondered why you were wearing a medallion.
Nell: It’s a necklace. Labradors don’t wear medallions. We aren’t bull dogs.
Me: No. Sorry.