Me: I’m really impressed with Dave.
Nell: Yes. David did A Good Thing.
Me: Apologising so beautifully to Hattie Button for eating her dinner and stealing Foxy her favourite toy. Three times.
Nell: He took it too far again though.
Me: Yes, he probably shouldn’t have climbed on the chair.
Nell: Or licked Alex’s face.
Me: I think he just wanted to make sure they both knew he was really sorry.
Nell: I think it was typical David behaviour. He simply cannot show Restraint.
Me: The main thing is that Hattie and Dave are friends again and she and Alex left smiling.
Nell: Yes, you’re right.
Me: It was a lovely visit and we’ll be seeing them both soon when we go to Charlotte’s for Christmas lunch.
Nell: I didn’t know we were all going to Charlotte’s on Christmas Day. Naughty Nigel never said anything about that in our WoofsApp group.
Me: I’m afraid you’re not going.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Alex is driving us there and Charlotte has a house full so we can only take Hattie Button.
Nell: I can’t believe what I’m hearing.
Me: It will only be for a few hours, Nell. We will celebrate in the morning and after we get back.
Nell: I’m not sure how I’m going to explain this to the others.
Me: I’d leave it for now if I were you.
Nell: Poppy needs to be told sooner rather than later. It’s going to completely mess up her numbers and she’ll have to change her seating plan.
Me: It’s only me and Kev.
Nell: You and Kev are not an Only. You are an Everything.
Me: That’s one of the nicest things you’ve ever said to me. You’re making me quite teary.
Nell: It’s the truth.
Me: Yes. Sorry.