When something fell from heaven,
“Well! What’s this?” the small dog said,
“If clouds are raining food, now,
Could I have a steak instead?”

A crow had dropped its breakfast
And it landed on the grass,
But seeing Ani’s interest
Decided it would pass.

The small dog was a bit confused
And thought she’d ask the question,
So brought the evidence to me
Before she tried digestion

It wasn’t long since breakfast though,
And not one to be beaten,
Once reassured, she buried it,
“Elevenses, uneaten.”

She tucked it in beneath the green
“I’m saving it,” she muttered,
“But when I dig it up again,
Could I please have it buttered?”

Published by Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:

40 thoughts on “Manna…

  1. Ah yes, the burying food trick! 😀 Reminds me of the squirrel in our back garden once who stole a biscuit from a plate and buried it in the lawn! I didn’t have the heart to tell him it wouldn’t be there when he came back for it. Love it.


  2. Love it! Maggie might bury her biscuits and chews in her bed, but never in the garden. Unlike her predecessor who buried a bone. We couldn’t find where, but six months later he found it and brought it in. E-ew!!!!!


  3. Duke would have no such problem. He’d scarf down that bread in half a heartbeat. He is not a picky eater — at least not about people food. He isn’t all that happy about dog food, though. He feels if WE won’t eat it, neither should HE.


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