Me: What are you doing?
Nell: Dictating my notes from yesterday’s meeting.
Me: What meeting?
Nell: You’re very nosey for this time of the morning.
Me: I didn’t know anything about a meeting.
Nell: You weren’t invited.
Me: Who was the meeting with?
Nell: Our producers, if you must know.
Me: Your producers?
Nell: Yes, that’s what I just said.
Me: But the meeting with Shel and Theresa is this evening.
Nell: I’m not talking about Shel and Theresa. I said our producers.
Me: Who are your producers?
Nell: The Canadian twins.
Nell: Snoopy and Lucy. Snoopy is based in the city of Vancouver and Lucy in the woods near Montréal.
Me: I don’t know Snoopy and Lucy.
Nell: We do.
Me: Do you mean you dogs?
Nell: Amongst others. The SAG is open to all animals.
Me: Are you talking about The Screen Actors Guild?
Nell: It’s The Screen Animals Guild. Do keep up.
Me: Why do you need secret meetings?
Nell: They aren’t secret. I’m writing the notes now so members can see them later.
Me: Oh, that’s good to hear. I look forward to reading them.
Nell: I’m afraid you don’t meet the necessary criteria.
Me: Are you sure?
Nell: Are you an animal?
Me: I could be an honorary one.
Nell: Let me put it to the vote and get back to you.
Me: I don’t like being shut out of things.
Nell: Welcome to my world.
Me: What’s that supposed to mean?
Nell: I don’t see my invitation to your zoom call this evening.
Me: Would you like one?
Nell: I most certainly would.
Me: I’ll ask Theresa.
Nell: It’s called Conversations with Nell for a reason.
Me: Can I be an honorary animal now?
Nell: Your request is pending.
Me: Right. Sorry.