” So you say we have to sit about waiting for mum to have time to play with us? ”

“That’s it in a nutshell” confirms Dorrie.


” So that’s why we’ve been sat here for ages.. waiting!”

“Yes but she does see us when she goes by and wants to play with us but she works”


” Work? ”

” Yes work, she goes out almost every morning early and doesn’t come back to much later and then she’s got things to do in the house and then she sits down.. and forgets she meant to play”

” Oh that’s sad ” says Phoebe ” maybe she could not work? ”

Dorrie smiled ” Well I said that once and she replied but Dorrie how would I be able to get you clothes and shoes and toys and also friends to come play with you!”


“But she did say one day she’ll give up this working lark and come play everyday! ”

Phoebe thinks awhile and then says ” Well that sounds promising ? ”

“it does ” Dorrie agrees ” It does ”