Me: What are you doing? You’ve been glued to your iBone for ages?

Nell: I’m catching up with sophiefromromania.

Me: You know she’s actually called Sophie and she was rescued from Romania, don’t you? Sophiefromromania is just her social media handle.

Nell: Yes, I know. Mine is conversationswithnell.

Me: Our is also nellandsara.

Nell: Anyway, sophiefromromania came out from behind the sofa and allowed the Prof to stroke her.

Me: We should probably explain that sophiefromromania is a shy and traumatised young dog rescued from the streets of Romania and brought to live with ex-BBC journalist Rory and his professor wife in the UK.

Nell: She arrived on Christmas Eve and has spent most of her time since then behind their sofa.

Me: Her story has captured the hearts of people across the UK and the world.

Nell: Perhaps I should ask her to join my Young Animals Mentoring Group on WoofsApp?

Me: She won’t know how to use an iBone, Nell. She’s not even used to living in a house. Poor little thing.

Nell: I’d be happy to bring her one. Rupert could take me on his motorbike.

Me: That’s awfully kind but she might need to learn to be around her new family first.

Nell: You’re right. In the meantime I’ve written her a poem.

Me: Can I hear it?

Nell: Of course.

‘Dear sophiefromromania

You poor little pup

I know you are scared

And life has been tough.

But now you’ve been rescued

And have a new home

Where you’re safe and you’re loved

And no longer alone.

So come out from that sofa

For cuddles and such

And begin your new life

Cos we love you so much.’

Me: Perfect. Let’s hope Rory reads it to her.

Nell: You’d better post it then.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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