Auf Wiedersehen

Nell: We’re posting our conversation early today because you have to take Alice and the children to the airport.

Me: Yes, and I’ve chosen three of my favourite photos from their visit.

Nell: Did the photo of Faye have to be one with Naughty Nigel and Boo?

Me: It’s magical and sums up the fun she’s had with all you dogs.

Nell: Jonathan looks lost in thought.

Me: He was working on a story in his head. He has such a lively imagination.

Nell: Now, I know this is a difficult day for you, but remember the goodbyes are only for now.

Me: Yes. In German you say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ which means ‘until we meet again’.

Nell: Exactly. And this time it’s not going to be two and a half years.

Me: I really hope not.

Nell: Just make sure you drive carefully.

Me: I always do. I’m carrying precious cargo.

Nell: I meant on the way back from the airport as well as going there.

Me: I will. Don’t worry.

Nell: You’re precious too, you know.

Me: Thank you.

Nell: Little Faye calls us ‘My dogs’.

Me: I know she does. I hear her every morning saying ‘Mummy, can I go to my dogs now, please?’

Nell: We will always be her dogs no matter where she is in the world.

Me: And Jonathan’s too.

Nell: Of course.

Me: You’re going to miss them, aren’t you?

Nell: We’ll stay in touch on WoofsApp or Zoom. They’re even thinking of joining my Young Animals group.

Me: Good.

Nell: I think we might have a quiet rest of the week.

Me: I agree.

Nell: And take time to reflect on two wonderful weeks. So many happy memories. So much love.

Me: Yes.

Nell: It’s okay to be sad.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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