Nell: I’m beginning to think you’re right.
Me: It’s not often I hear you say that.
Nell: Enjoy it while you can.
Me: Right about what?
Nell: Maybe it was Delilah Jones who cut Poppy’s hair.
Me: I never said that.
Nell: I haven’t had a close look at the Welsh Corgi Choir recently. They’re all rather similar so Delilah might have come back without us noticing.
Me: I definitely wouldn’t notice because I’ve never met her.
Nell: You have. You just don’t remember.
Me: Anyway, why are we talking about Delilah Jones?
Nell: Poppy’s on the yellow chair with David begging for attention from Kev.
Me: Poppy is?
Nell: Yes. We know David can never have enough cuddles but Poppy isn’t usually like that at all.
Me: First Tony now Kev. Who’s going to be next?
Nell: It’s very worrying,
Me: Is it only Kev, or is she being cuddly with Dave too?
Nell: Everyone cuddles David so it doesn’t really count.
Nell: Have you seen Poppy’s sword recently?
Me: No, I haven’t.
Nell: And she hasn’t been wearing her hat or boots either.
Me: It is summer.
Nell: In fact there hasn’t been much of the pirate about her at all.
Me: No, there hasn’t.
Nell: I’m beginning to wonder if you’re right about Samson O’Reilly too.
Me: Right about what exactly? I don’t know him.
Nell: He used to be rather aloof for an Irish wolfhound and a little bit piratey too.
Me: I wouldn’t know.
Nell: We need to find out if he’s changed.
Nell: It’s obvious. If Samson’s not piratey and begging for cuddles then Delilah is up to no good.
Me: Only if she was the one who cut his hair.
Nell: You said she did.
Me: Did I? Sorry.