Nell has a Soft Side

Me: Do you know what I’ve noticed about you recently?

Nell: No, but I know you’re going to tell me.

Me: You’re developing a soft side.

Nell: What are you talking about?

Me: Snuggling into cushions and resting your head on Harriet.

Nell: Harriet doesn’t mind.

Me: Both puppies love snuggling because they’ve never known anything else. You were always different.

Nell: You mean special.

Me: You’re all special, Nell, but yes, you’re my soul dog. I can’t deny it.

Nell: I should hope not.

Me: You’ve changed. Along with being even more demanding…

Nell: I beg your pardon?

Me: You bark orders at everyone nowadays, even strangers. You should hear yourself.

Nell: I’m simply offering advice.

Me: Anyway, along with offering advice you have started letting your guard down a little more often and enjoying a cuddle. It’s lovely to see.

Nell: Everyone needs a cuddle now and again.

Me: They do. I think it might be part of getting older. I can be a bit prickly and impatient sometimes.

Nell: Tell me about it.

Me: But I appreciate the beauty and the love around me so much more than I used to.

Nell: I know what you mean. Grief plays a role too.

Me: Yes. It’s been a hell of a year. I shall be glad when it’s over.

Nell: Don’t wish the days away.

Me: No, you’re right.

Nell: We need to think positively and look towards a happier future.

Me: Maybe we should try and see moving house as a big adventure instead of a sad farewell?

Nell: Yes. Kev was saying the same thing.

Me: We can do this, can’t we?

Nell: Of course we can. You and me. Always.

Me: Do you want a cuddle?

Nell: Appealing to my soft side?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.