THE FAMOUS FIVE… AGAIN

School holidays were the worst.

It meant they would be back from their boarding schools and he wouldn’t get a moments peace.

All he wanted to do was laze about in the summer sunshine, perhaps a walk along the beach.

Instead they would insist on dragging him on some silly adventure.

Julian was the real do-gooder, Anne wasn’t much better. Richard, well – Dick by name… At least Georgina gave him tickles and biscuits. It was the least he deserved for sticking with them.

‘Come on, Timmy! Time to go on an another adventure.’ He lay there, putting his paw over his eyes. ”Now, don’t be a lazy dog, Timmy, you’ve had weeks to lie about. I bet you’ve been bored and are ready for an exciting trip!’

Couldn’t be further from the truth. No, not the pink bag, how embarrassing. And I’m to carry your water and food, am I?

Camping again. Maybe this time if they get into some sort of mess with smugglers he would just run off and leave them to sort out their own mess.

Roll on August when they would be back to school and he could be left alone. Pesky kids.


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Copyright Susan Spaulding

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.

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Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ books: Wikipedia.

45 responses to “THE FAMOUS FIVE… AGAIN”

  1. Here I’d thought he’d been enjoying their adventures all the while! I guess a dog should have his (rest) day time and again. Wonderful write, as always, Iain!

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    1. Thanks Annie, there must have been at least a couple of times he just wanted to be left alone 🙂

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  2. How awesome to have a tail… oops, tale about my childhood friends!!

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  3. Superrr … I enjoyed this thoroughly.

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  4. Mess with smugglers and he might just run off, I doubt it. Great piece, love the point of view.

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  5. Man, don’t you wish we really knew what dogs and cats are thinking?

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    1. It would be very entertaining.

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  6. Never heard of this book series before. Sounds intriguing. Most dogs love to play with kids but if Timmy were older, he might just be tired.

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    1. Thanks James, just a little spoof on my part having re-read some of Enid Blyton’s books with my children recently. The poor dog’s are always being dragged along on adventures whether they like it or not!

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  7. hahaha Loved it!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  8. First I thought a human was talking, but I liked how it turned out. Poor Timmy!

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  9. Cute one. I’ve often felt sorry for dogs that were used in this way and I’m not even a dog lover!

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    1. They do seem to get dragged along and put in the most dangerous situations without being asked! Thanks Janet.

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  10. It’s a dog’s life. Well, someone had to say it!

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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    1. Ha, indeed it is Keith.

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  11. Haha, Iain, I love this. My son, Michael, loved Enid Blyton’s famous five a few years ago. He listened to the audio books on repeat for five weeks while he was at home recovering from a serious illness.

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    1. Thank you Robbie. I recently re-read The Secret Seven with my kids, which also features a dog that gets dragged along on all their adventures, and I wonder if they really want to be there! 🙂 Enjoyable books.

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  12. I hope my puppy doesn’t feel that way. Although he does tend to lie around a lot. Another enjoyable tale, Iain.

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    1. Thanks Susan, it would be great to know what they are really thinking! 🙂

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  13. Poor old Timmy, he must be seventy at least, I am surprised that it took him so long to complain.

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    1. He’s not one to cause a fuss…

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  14. Ha Ha. That’s an interesting Timmy’s perspective. I was a big fan of the books and the show.
    Timmy was one of the 5, always coming to the kids’ rescue. Thanks for bringing back the nostalgia.

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    1. They relied on him an awful lot 🙂

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  15. Oy vey…imagine what the CAT would be saying? 😀

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    1. Ha, cats have a much more laid back attitude 🙂

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  16. Such fun to see this from Timmy’s point of view. Poor put upon mutt.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Ann, he always had to do a lot of the work!

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  17. LOL! Loved this little tale, err tail?

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    1. Ha, thanks Donna 🙂

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  18. This was absolutely brilliant, Ian!! 😀 😀

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  19. Great story. I can just see the dog thinking all that. Well done.

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  20. I loved this!!
    Famous Five was one of the best Adventure series I read when I was kid.. Enid Blyton is still my favorite childhood author.
    She has so many series to offer.

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    1. Thank you, I was a Secret Seven reader myself, my sister read the Famous Five! 🙂

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      1. I started out with Secret Seven and I enjoyed it… then when I started reading Famous Five I loved it 🙂

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  21. Awww … I’ll bet the dog is having a bit of fun overdose … or is a senior in need of rest.
    Fun story with an interesting point of view, Iain, an enjoyable tale.
    Isadora 😎

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  22. My favourite Enid Blyton was one of her early books, The Adventurous Four. There was no dog with the four young people wrecked on an island off the Scottish Coast but it was the same unbelievable freedom and lack of parental supervision which I loved. I just bought it for my eight year old granddaughter. Blyton had a wonderful way with food and made every eating experience memorable. I am totally disillusioned about Timmy the dog. I thought dogs were only happy when they were with people. Obviously Timmy preferred the company of the parents – was it Quentin who was the distant father?

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    1. I read recently that Blyton is now seen as dated and is criticised for the lack of parental supervision and health and safety in her adventure novels – which seems to me to be entirely missing the point of her fiction. I did always feel they relied too much on Timmy though, I mean if the dog decided one day he’d had enough in the middle of an adventure, the kids would be lost!

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  23. Iain, Excellent Writing.
    Puppy Picture, Make me to open this article on your blog 🙂

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