Doc goes to Play School

I don’t want to go to play-school T says to me as I put her down for bed.  I don’t want to go to play-school T says to me again as she gets up in the morning.  We’ve been hearing this little protests for about a week or so now.  So we’ve been thinking of ways to try to persuade her that yes, in spite of her claims, she actually wants to go to play-school!

The good thing is, our vet gave us the go-signal to walk Doc around our little village in spite of only having his first shot (he completes all his shots two weeks from now).  He said he’d only advice against this if we lived in a city or a big town.  But since we live in a small village and thank goodness the tourists are gone (his words, not mine), it’s safe to walk our little pup around.

So we decided that Doc would take Tamsin to play-school!  Brilliant idea huh?

As you can see from the above photo, it turned out that Doc didn’t want to go to play-school either!

He preferred to sniff around on the grass and didn’t want to budge.

After coaxing him on, he seemed to have given-up and went along-side his human.

Getting tangled on his leash …

And then they finally arrived at play-school.  The children fussed around him.  But like his owner, he didn’t seem pleased at all.  T clung unto me for dear-life and wouldn’t let go. Doc and T’s Dad went home ahead of us.  I stayed behind with T.  Did I mention that she clung unto me for dear life? Oh yes, I did.

And T wanted me to take a photo of her new pink-converse.  Yes, she loves the colour pink.  We are doing this again next week, hoping there won’t be any tears.  Good luck to us.

This post is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids.


  1. cara greenfield

    What a gorgeous puppy. Bless* hope she had a good day at playschool despite initial fears. My boy did this for 3 weeks even after settle days that he really enjoyed. Now aged 3 he adores his playschool xx

    • She initially loved it too and then just suddenly declared she didn’t want to go anymore. L, the woman in-charge of T’s play-school did assure me that kids go through this phase. I do hope that she’d eventually settle down again like your little boy. Thanks for dropping by! =)

  2. Lilinha Espindula (@LilinhaAngel)

    Awww I’m sure she will get used to it and settled down soon. Little man loves going to school, but I struggle to take him to Greek school on Saturdays. He reminds me from Firday night that he doesn’t like it, then again in the morning. But when I pick him up, she says he had a nice day! #countrykids 😉 x

    • Same with T, she actually says she enjoys it after. It’s just over-coming the hurdle of actually going! She enjoyed it at the beginning, but somehow changed her mind! We are hoping she’ll change her mind again. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  3. The Vanilla Housewife

    Adorable photos! And the shoes are so cute!
    Kids go through that stage and my 8 yo son even acts like that sometimes because he doesn’t wanna wake up early! Lol

  4. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Such a cute couple! Too funny that neither one really wanted to go! I always hated those days when Mr. T didn’t want to go – and every morning he seemed to forget how much fun he ended up having the day before… I was glad when that phase passed! Good luck to you! Hopefully it will pass soon!

    • Thanks Kate. Yes, I’m really hoping we can get over this little hurdle soon! 🙂 Hope you had a good weekend btw 🙂

    • Oh dear, it’s actually like having another child, even worse! I didn’t know it was this difficult. He stays in the kitchen most of the time since we’re still potty-training him. Now our kitchen stinks, no matter how much we clean it daily. Sigh. Can’t wait till he’s grown!

  5. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    Doc looks like such a wonderful addition to the family and I can see a great daughter and dog relationship developing there. A great way to ensure some outdoor fun even just getting to school! Hope the kitchen recovers soon, just read the post above! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

    • I think it will take awhile for our kitchen to recover! We’re still toilet-training him and the safest place for him to stay is in the kitchen 🙂 Thanks Fiona.


    Love her lovely pink shoes!!! Our youngest has recently been saying that he goes to school an awful lot as a sort of protest….told him yes – he needs to do lots of learning to be a grown up.

    • That is so cute about going to school an “awful lot”. Sigh. We’re still struggling here. I keep reminding myself that she’s only 3, but can you imagine when she’s going to “proper” school? I’m hoping she’ll get over this “phase” soon. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  7. lovely photos, I am sure she will settle down at son used to be the same xx

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