Nell: How’s Kev feeling today?
Me: Tired but fine.
Nell: Good. David is never going to learn about Restraint. He simply threw himself at Tony again.
Me: Tony doesn’t mind. He wanted to know all about Sally visiting.
Nell: He didn’t want his face licked at the same time.
Me: Dave can’t help himself. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He’s just a bundle of love.
Nell: Fortunately Sally finds him amusing.
Me: She adores him, Nell. They are so sweet together.
Nell: Where are they?
Me: Dave’s taken her down to the beach for some Alone Time.
Nell: Why are you winking at me?
Me: I’m not winking. Poppy’s packed them a breakfast picnic. Bacon sandwiches and a flask of tea.
Nell: I hope it makes it to the beach. David tends to snack on the way.
Me: He can’t snack. He’s riding Knitwear Wolf’s motorbike.
Nell: Rupert is too generous for his own good.
Me: He is an extremely kind wolf. You shouldn’t take him for granted.
Nell: I don’t. Now, you’re not going to believe this.
Me: I just might.
Nell: Princess has agreed to marry Sir Roger Blubbery.
Me: That’s wonderful news.
Nell: On Dogmanay of all days.
Nell: I know. 31st December. As if that isn’t busy enough with all the partying.
Me: Oh, you mean Hogmanay.
Nell: No, I don’t. We dogs have celebrated Dogmanay for as long as I can remember.
Me: Will you be wearing kilts?
Nell: I worry about you sometimes. I really do. Why bring kilts into this?
Me: Just saying.
Nell: Princess will be wearing a tiara I expect and we shall all wear hats.
Me: It’s a great shame Dave ate my all encasing hat.
Nell: Not those sort of hats. Smart ones.
Me: Of course. Sorry.