Me: Why are you looking at me like that?
Nell: Take a guess.
Me: Dave’s about to barge through the door, isn’t he?
Me: And there he goes.
Nell: It’s like being tackled by an elephant.
Me: He really is a dreadful barger.
Nell: I know.
Me: He doesn’t realise his own size. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: I beg to differ.
Me: He thinks he’s just nudging you out of the way.
Nell: Nudging? Bulldozing you mean.
Me: He’s just keen, Nell. He means no harm.
Nell; That animal has no finesse whatsoever.
Me: Anyway, today we wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone for their support and kind words.
Nell: You spent most of yesterday in tears.
Me: I was overwhelmed.
Nell: I told you people care. You should have asked them before.
Me: Yes, I should. So, thank you again.
Nell: We’re going to leave the link to the Buy Me A Coffee site on the Conversations with Nell page.
Me: Yes, we are.
Nell: We’ve made a list of all your helpful suggestions.
Me: And the donations you made yesterday mean we can buy coal for the fire to keep us all warm through the winter.
Nell: And you know how much we dogs enjoy the fire.
Me: This really has made a huge difference to us.
Nell: Yes, it has. Thank you.
Me: On another note, do you think the Beefies might be talking to each other using radio mics like the pilots in ‘Top Gun’?
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: I keep hearing them say ‘Roger’.
Nell: They’re talking to Roger Blubbery.
Me: Oh, I see.
Nell: Only you could think seagulls are communicating like fighter pilots when they’re obviously talking to a seal.
Me: Yes. Sorry.