Nell: Why is Cousin Boo holding a carrot?
Me: He was hoping to help Poppy in the kitchen. Look how proud he is. Bless him.
Nell: Well, Poppy is sleeping in the yellow chair and if I were Boo I would let her be.
Nell: Malcolm and Manuel are taking over today so he can help them. Poppy deserves a day off.
Me: She must be exhausted.
Nell: Yes. It’s been an extremely busy weekend.
Me: It was lovely though, wasn’t it?
Nell: It was.
Me: Where’s Dave?
Nell: He’s gone to take Sally to the station with Rupert. She has to get back to London.
Me: On Knitwear’s Wolf’s motorbike?
Nell: Yes. David is riding behind Rupert and Sally is in the sidecar.
Me: He’s going to feel a little low when he gets back. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: David has no time for that. He’s an engaged animal with responsibilities.
Me: What responsibilities?
Nell: He must start planning his future.
Me: Can’t he just relax a bit first?
Nell: Certainly not.
Me: Poppy’s an engaged animal and she’s asleep.
Nell: Poppy has been engaged to John the Doberman for years. It’s different.
Me: Do you think they will ever marry?
Nell: No. I’m afraid she isn’t the marrying kind.
Me: Why did she get engaged in the first place?
Nell: She’s fond of John and he keeps other suitors at bay.
Me: Like Babycakes Gillespie?
Nell: Yes. That pug has been carrying a bagel for Poppy for quite some time now.
Me: Don’t you mean torch?
Nell: No. Why would Poppy want a torch with her morning coffee?
Me: It’s just a saying.
Nell: A saying won’t keep the wolf from the door.
Me: Is Knitwear Wolf back then?
Nell: Never mind.