Little T & Doc explore Forrabury

Little T is on her two-week Easter break.

The first three days,

they went on a city-break.

She loved staying in the hotel.

“I want to live in a hotel forever!”  Says little T.

The next day, they went back home to their sleepy little village by the sea.

On the first day,

she finally convinced her mum to allow her to use the nail polish her best friend F gave her last Christmas.

So she painted her finger and toe-nails different colours: pink, red, blue and brown.

On the second day,

she painted some pictures.

“Here you go mummy!  More pictures for you to hang on our kitchen wall!”

On the third day,

she was bored.

Luckily for her,

it was another lovely sunshiny day.

As usual, her dad was busy doing his work upstairs

and her mum was busy with chores.

On impulse, she decided that she wanted to go out with her dog.

“Quick Doc, the sun is out.  It’s time for another adventure!”

Even before Doc could woof back, little T was out the door.

“Woof!  Wait for me!”

Little T was quick, and Doc panted behind her.

By the time he got to her, she was already opening the gate of Forrabury church.

“Woof, you were fast!  What are we going to do here?”

Asked Doc still panting beside her.

“That’s because you’re too slow, Doc!”  T winked at her dog.

“Now who are you calling slow?”  Doc called behind him as little T tried to keep up with her not-so-little doggie.

“I was just teasing you, you know” says T as she manages to finally keep up with him.

“Well, c’mon now Doc, quit sniffing and follow me!”  She says stomping ahead of him once again.

This time, Doc was fast and ran way ahead of her.

“C’mon Little T, you’re too slow now”.

“But I’m tired” whinged T.

“And I’m feeling hot now” she says taking off her jumper.

“I’m going back to the church!”

Doc trails behind trying ever so hard to carry her jumper for her.

But as they reached the door of the church, little T turned to Doc and said …

“I’m sorry Doc.  You’ll have to stay by the door, no dogs allowed”.

Doc sighed and gave in without an argument.

The truth was he too, was actually feeling really tired.

So he waited patiently for little T by the door.

As they left the church, Doc turned to T and asked …

“What did you do in there?”

Little T smiled and said “I prayed for you Doc!”

Doc wasn’t sure what that meant,

but he said Woof!  Thank you T.

You’re most welcome Doc.


  1. Such an adventure and such gorgeous lush green scenery…a real treat for an Australian. Our kids are halfway through week two and there have been the anticipated ups and downs. They are off to scout camp for a few days tomorrow and I’m looking forward to walking out the front door without having to debate the point. Good luck with yours. xx Rowena

    • Scout camp sounds like fun! T is back in school this week, so I have a bit of a breather 😉 x

  2. Stella Lee @purfylle

    Doc is such a polite doggy even when he doesn’t understand the strange things humans do. So Sweet.

  3. Ashley Beolens

    I envy Little T and you for living by the sea, my dream, sadly I live as far away from the sea in the UK as you can!

    • Just visited your blog and read that you live in Milton Keynes! We’re up there a lot since my in-laws live nearby at Woburn sands 🙂

  4. Wow what a great adventure for little T and Doc, wish I had all that open space to wander 🙂

  5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    I’m glad she’s back in school – we get one week break for Spring and we’re all ready for the week to be over at the end – I can’t imagine two weeks!

    • Me too. While I really enjoy her company, she gets easily bored, no matter how much I say to her “sometimes, being bored is okay ;)… or read a book!”

  6. How lovely. I love how they talk to each other and even more so with how polite Doc is. Lovely post. #animaltales

  7. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    I am now wondering who runs more (Doc or T) and who runs out of puff first? Oh and who falls asleep first?
    Thank you for linking up to #AnimalTales

    • When out like that – both of them! As for who falls asleep first, probably Doc. It takes T ages to sleep.

  8. Kriss MacDonald

    There’s something magical about your Little T and Doc stories – the bond, the breathtaking landscape, your dialogue.

    • Thanks Kriss! T loves her dog. Every time I harrumph because he’s done something (like dug out another pot), she says to me “But I love him mum!” 🙂

  9. Coombe Mill

    What a lovely little scamper out over the fields and down to the church. Delightful commentary too! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  10. lisaslife1970

    Love this; what a lovely little outing they had 🙂

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