Me: It was awfully kind of you and Harriet to keep an eye on Jonathan while he was drinking his milkshake.
Nell: Harriet drifted off to sleep a few times.
Me: It was a large milkshake and it did take a long time to drink.
Nell: Yes. I’m not surprised he couldn’t manage it all.
Me: Do you like milkshakes?
Nell: I’ve never tried one. But if it’s anything like the milk left over from a bowl of cereal then I’d definitely like it.
Me: And when did you try that?
Nell: Faye and Jonathan always share their breakfasts. Unlike some.
Me: I’m a bit fed up with this rain, Nell. Thank goodness they’re all coming back in August.
Nell: Yes, it’s rather tedious. Now, you need to update everyone on your sister Alex.
Me: Yesterday wasn’t such a good day. She had a temperature spike and her blood pressure dipped so she’s back on the medication.
Nell: The nurses said this isn’t unexpected.
Me: Yes. Things can go up and down. Let’s hope today is a better day.
Nell: We’ll just take each day as it comes.
Me: Yes. It’s the only thing we can do.
Nell: We dogs lost one of our dearest supporters yesterday.
Me: You mean Paul O’Grady?
Nell: Yes, he always championed our cause.
Me: He did. The world is a sadder place for his loss.
Nell: It is. I’m afraid toast and cereal isn’t going to be enough for breakfast. It’s definitely a bacon sort of day.
Me: Dave would agree.
Nell: Some days simply can’t be managed without bacon and this is one of them.
Me: I love you very much, Nell. Thank you for keeping an eye on us all.
Nell: It’s what I do. No need for thanks.
Me: Yes. Sorry.