Do you have any pets? We have two cats and I really really really want a parrot, but my dad says that cats eat parrots. Once he said that parrots eat cats, so I’m not sure if he’s serious.
I know lots of kids love dogs, especially puppies. But I’ll tell you a secret. I’m a bit scared of dogs. A big dog bit me when I was little. So I like dogs because I love all animals. But dogs have a lot of teeth and they bark. And they can be strong and heavy. So I like them – if they don’t come too close.
I live with my family in the mountains. My dad is called Doru Thimble but I don’t have a mum any more because she died. Our granny Dido lives with us. My big brother is Robert, and my little brother is Tudor. Our boy cat is Shilling and our girl cat is Farthing. Who is missing?
Oh, ME! My name is Thea Thimble and I’m ten years old. I have red hair and green eyes, and I’m itching to tell you about our big drama! I’ll give you a clue: it’s about a dog, but I’m not telling you any more yet. I’ll let you read my secret journal for last winter. That way you can follow every step…
Arabella says: This is actually the first chapter of Thea’s book, called Floss, the lost puppy, which I helped her to write.
Would you like to read Chapter 2?
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