I replied with a kind "Aarghgeddoudavityamongrel orI'llkickyainnaslats." which upset her a little. I made her feel like a GOODDOG with some mince. I took her and Scruffy for a walkies in the park after dinner and a fine time was had by all. I suppose I look a bit odd with 2 dogs, a tennis racket and pockets bulging with tennisballs. Polly loves chasing those balls.
And in other news, the family 2 doors up keep handing me the chicks of feral species (starlings, blackbirds etc) and I have to keep lying to them about the care the birds get.