Nell: We need to talk about David’s behaviour. He’s obviously not done enough thinking about The Error of His Ways.
Me: He seems to be giving it a good go this morning.
Nell: That’s because I had to talk to him sternly at Morning Thoughts.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Jonathan and Poppy were enjoying the yellow chair.
Me: Yes. They were both lost in thought.
Nell: Jonathan was making up stories with you and Poppy was going over the menus for the week.
Nell: When David climbed on to the chair.
Me: I think he simply wanted affection. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Jonathan had to stand up.
Me: I know.
Nell: David can’t just do that.
Me: He sort of did.
Nell: And he didn’t even have anything useful to contribute.
Me: That’s a bit harsh.
Nell: All he suggested was bacon sandwiches.
Me: They’re tasty.
Nell: They’re on the menu already. Poppy is trying to think of something new.
Me: Sometimes tried and trusted is better.
Nell: And as for storylines, nobody can think of anything with a large animal climbing on top of them.
Me: It is difficult.
Nell: Jonathan wasn’t best pleased.
Me: He wasn’t. Although it did give me an idea for a story.
Me: Well, it must be hard to be so big when you think you’re small.
Nell: David doesn’t think he’s small.
Me: He does sometimes. And Poppy is the opposite.
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: She thinks she’s big. She doesn’t see herself as small at all.
Nell: She isn’t. The only thing small about Poppy is her body.
Me: And Dave is actually a little puppy at heart.
Nell: Tell that to Jonathan. He was the one who got climbed on.
Me: Yes. Sorry.